Finding aid for the William Schaefer recordings 0385

Marissa Chavez & Sarah Jardini for History Associates Incorporated
USC Libraries Special Collections
2023 January
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California 90089-0189

Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Title: William Schaefer recordings
Creator: Schaefer, William
Identifier/Call Number: 0385
Identifier/Call Number: /repositories/3/resources/383
Physical Description: 24.75 Linear Feet 22 boxes
Date (bulk): 1960s-1980s
Abstract: Collection consists of reel-to-reel audio recordings of various USC ensembles under the direction of William Schaefer.
Language of Material: English.
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Biographical / Historical

William Schaefer (1918-2009) was an American conductor, arranger, and composer. From 1942 to 1946, he worked as a military bandmaster in the South Pacific. From 1947-1952, he led the Kiltie Band of the Carnegie Institute of Technology. In 1952, Schaefer joined the music faculty at the University of Southern California. He also conducted the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble and was director of the USC Trojan Marching Band.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of reel-to-reel audio recordings of various USC ensembles under the direction of William Schaefer. Included are recordings of the Trojan Marching Band, various Symphony, and chamber music ensembles.

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of Special Collections at Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the USC Trojan Marching Band.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder no. or item name], William Schaefer recordings, Collection no. 0385, University Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Conductors (Music) -- United States -- Archival resources
Sound recordings
Universities and colleges -- Faculty -- Archival resources
Schaefer, William -- Archives