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Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Goldman Band Collection consists of approximately 4,000 compositions for band, both manuscript and published, as well as correspondence, radio scripts, concert programs, and business papers. Richard Franko Goldman donated 2,200 scores to the University of Iowa School of Music in 1967, and the remaining 1,776 scores and other business documents were transferred to the School following Mr. Goldman’s death. The collection was stored for many years in the Clapp Recital Hall orchestra pit, but was moved to the University of Iowa Special Collections after 1980. Management of the collection was transferred from the School of Music to the University of Iowa Libraries in 2017.

The series of Music is made up of 25 subseries:

  • A. Overtures
  • B. Operatic Fantasies
  • C. Operatic Excerpts
  • D. Symphonies, Symphonic Poems, etc.
  • E. Concert Music
  • F. Ballet Music and Dances
  • G. Suites
  • H. Rhapsodies
  • J. Grand Marches
  • K. Comic Operas
  • L. Medleys
  • M. Characteristic and Humorous
  • N. Sacred and Choral
  • O. Waltzes
  • P. Military Marches
  • Q. Quicksteps, Americana, Historical Material
  • R. Show Tunes, Pop Songs, Vocal Encores
  • S. Cornet Solos
  • T. Vocal Solos
  • U. Miscellaneous Solos
  • V. Duets
  • W. Miscellaneous Popular and National Music
  • X. The J. C. Penny Arrangements
  • Y. Oversize and loose scores
  • Z. Polkas, Galops, Gavottes.

There are several addenda, largely due to scores that were never re-filed into their original containers after being used or loaned.


  • Creation: 1864 - 1984

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 190 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)