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Julia Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: W-0059

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of clippings, photographs, programs, sheet music and audio tape relating to the musical composition "Remember the Alamo" by Cecil Washaw and Julia Smith. It was commission by US Navy Band Director Anthony Mitchell for the inaugural of Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1965.

Dates

  • 1965

Biographical / Historical

Julia Frances Smith was born in Denton, Texas on January 25, 1911. She graduated from North Texas State University in 1930. She attended the Julliard Graduate School (1932-1939) and gained a diploma. She received a M.A. (1933) and a Ph.D. (1952) from New York University. She was a pianist for the Orchestrette Classique of New York, a women's orchestra (1932-1939). She wrote Aaron Copland: his Work and Contribution to American Music and was editor of Directory of American Women Composers. She died in New York on April 27, 1989.

Extent

.21 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Title
Julia Smith Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Harry Max Hill
Date
9 October 2002
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

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