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Thomas C. Bardwell Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 0037

Scope and Contents

A collection of materials related to Maine band leader and composer, R. B. Hall. Collection includes correspondence of Thomas C. Bardwell and items of and about R.B. Hall. Scores and sheet music of Hall's compositions comprise much of the collection.


  • Creation: 1870s-1960s


Conditions Governing Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Restrictions on Use

Information on literary rights available in the library.

Biographical Note : Thomas C. Bardwell

Thomas C. Bardwell from Martha's Vineyard has been interested in R. B. Hall since childhood. He has collected R.B. Hall material since 1960.

Biographical Note : R. B. Hall

R. B. Hall was born in Bowdoinham, Maine in 1858. Started his own band in Richmond, Maine in 1878. Led the Bangor band from 1883 to 1890, where he began to compose marches. He died in Portland in 1907. For biography see "Down East," October 1967, p. 30.


16 linear feet (14 boxes)

20 boxes (approximately 1400+ audiotapes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Thomas C. Bardwell, September 28, 1990. Materials collected by Bardwell between 1960 and 1989.

Guide to the Thomas C. Bardwell Collection
Box And Folder List Available
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States