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Charles B. Righter Papers Edit




  • 1937-1953 (Creation)


  • 3.50 linear feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    University of Iowa associate professor of music, 1930-1997. Director of University Bands, 1937-1954.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Charles Boardman Righter was born in Chicago, Illinois, May 23, 1896, and died in Iowa City, January 25, 1997. His degrees were B.Mus., 1917, and B.F.A., 1926, both at the University of Nebraska. Righter's early positions included the Lincoln, Nebraska, schools and the University of Nebraska. After 1930 he taught in the University of Iowa School of Music and was also band director, 1937-1954. He also served as administrative assistant to President Virgil M. Hancher. The marching band performed at football games, at home and on the road.

  • Method of Acquisition

    These papers were transferred to the University of Iowa Libraries by Professor Righter's daughter, Mrs. Constance Righter Weil, in March 1997. The scrapbook in Oversize Box 1 was donated to the University Archives by Prof. Righter in 1961.

  • Preferred Citation

    Charles B. Righter Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

  • Related Materials

    Folder, "Righter, Charles B.", in Faculty and Staff Vertical Files Collection (RG01.0015.003)

    Folder, "Marching Band," in Subject Vertical Files Collection, Music category (RG01.0015.005)