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From 1927 to 1947, Thurlow Lieurance and his wife, Edna Wooley-Lieurance, were faculty members at the University of Wichita. Lieurance studied Native Americans and their music, and he used themes from their music in his own compositions. Edna Wooley-Lieurance was influential in popularizing many of her husbands songs with her mezzo-soprano voice. This collection includes manuscript and printed versions of Lieurances musical compositions. Correspondence, photographs, concert programs, recordings and newspaper clippings concerning Thurlow Lieurance and Edna Wooley-Lieurance are also included.
Biographical note: To read a biographical note about Thurlow Lieurance, click here.
Acquisition: Donation of Wichita State University's School of Music.
Processed by: MKW, 10-4-1991; JEF, 7-7-1999.