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Robert Fairman papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 373

Scope and Contents

The Robert Fairman papers, 1946-1960, 2006, consists of two folders.

The Augustana College Choir folder contains papers related to the choir and Fairman’s time at Augustana, including sheet music and a Swedish translation of “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’;” two group photographs of the 1955 choir; clippings, 1955-1956, largely related to the choir’s appearance on Ed Sullivan’s “The Toast of the Town;” correspondence between Fairman and his parents while on tour; programs for choir performances, including a program for the 1956 Convocation and Baccalaureate ceremonies; an itinerary for the choir’s 1955 tour; Fairman’s 1946 letter of acceptance to Augustana College; and an S.S. America visitor’s pass.

The Augustana class reunion information folder contains a program and memorabilia from the 1960 Augustana College Choir 30th reunion, including a photograph of Henry Veld, and program information for the class of 1956’s 50th reunion and alumni weekend, held 19-21 May 2006.

Dates

  • 1946-1960, 2006

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Augustana College Special Collections and the copyright holder.

Historical Note

Robert Fairman, Augustana College class of 1956, was a member of the Augustana Choir under the direction of Henry Veld. Touring the Midwest and New England in 1955, the choir performed at a variety of venues to crowds of up to 10,000 people. Most notably, the choir was featured on Ed Sullivan’s “The Toast of the Town” on 27 March 1955.

Extent

0.2 Cubic Feet (/ 1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Robert Fairman, Augustana College class of 1956, was a member of the Augustana Choir under the direction of Henry Veld. The Robert Fairman papers, 1946-1960, 2006, consist of two folders. The Augustana College Choir folder contains papers related to the choir and Fairman’s time at Augustana. The Augustana class reunion information folder contains a program and memorabilia from the 1960 Augustana College Choir 30th reunion and program information for the class of 1956’s 50th reunion and alumni weekend, held 19-21 May 2006.

Arrangement

Original order and creator's original folder titles have been maintained.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Mark Priebel, May 2013.

Related Materials

MSS 234 Augustana College Choir records MSS 30 Collection on Henry Veld

Processing Information

Processed by Samantha Crisp, June 2014.

Title
Robert Fairman papers, 1946-1960, 2006.
Status
In Progress
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
August 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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