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Charles B. Righter Papers

Identifier: RG99.0132

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


  • Creation: 1937-1953


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This collection is open for research.

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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.


3.50 Linear Feet

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.

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)

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242