Razorback Band Research Files

MC 1570

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2018.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Title
Razorback Band Research Files
Inclusive Dates
1871-2004
Identification
MC 1570
Extent
3.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Razorback Band Research Files were donated to Special Collections by T. T. Tyler Thompson, O.D., author of The University of Arkansas Razorback Band: A History, 1874-2004, on October 22, 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Lori Neumeier; completed in September 2008.

Preferred Form of Citation

Razorback Band Research Files (MC 1570), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

T. T. Tyler Thompson is the author of The University of Arkansas Razorback Band: A History, 1874-2004 (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2004). Thompson was a member of the Razorback band from 1967 to 1971. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a Bachelor of the Arts in chemistry and German. He later received a Bachelor of Science and doctorate in optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry. Since 1982, he has resided in Little Rock, Arkansas, as a practicing optometrist.

The University of Arkansas Razorback band, nicknamed "The Best in Sight and Sound,"was founded as the Cadet Corps Band in 1874, making it one of the oldest collegiate bands in the United States. In 1947, the Cadet Corps Band divided into three bands: the football band, the concert band, and the ROTC band. In 1956, under the direction of Dr. Richard A. "Doc" Worthington, the football band officially became the University of Arkansas Razorback Marching Band, and adopted the name AMarching Razorbacks.@ In 2006, the Marching Razorbacks were awarded the Sudler trophy, the highest honor awarded to a collegiate marching band.

As of 2008, the Razorback band program was under the direction of Timothy Gunter, and consisted of 325 members. It encompassed not only the Marching Razorbacks, but also three concert bands, two HogWild basketball pep bands, and a HogWild volleyball pep band.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of research compiled by T. T. Tyler Thompson for the publication of his book, The University of Arkansas Razorback Band: A History, 1874-2004 (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2004), as well as drafts of his text.

Materials include pre-game and half-time media guides; miscellaneous band programs; a collection of newspaper clippings, photographs, and notes; submission drafts of The University of Arkansas Razorback Band: A History, 1874-2004; and a cd-rom containing the text.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Arkansas Razorback Marching Band Media Guides, 1961-1966

Box 1 Folder 2

Arkansas Razorback Marching Band Media Guides, 1967-1968

Box 1 Folder 3

Arkansas Razorback Marching Band Media Guides, 1969-1971

Box 1 Folder 4

Arkansas Razorback Marching Band Media Guides, 1971-1974

Box 1 Folder 5

Arkansas Razorback Marching Band Media Guides, 1974-1984

Box 1 Folder 6

Arkansas Razorback Marching Band Media Guides, 1985-1994

Box 1 Folder 7

Arkansas Razorback Marching Band Media Guides, September 9 1995- September 18 1999

Box 1 Folder 8

Arkansas Razorback Marching Band Media Guides, September 18 1999- September 16 2000

Box 1 Folder 9

Arkansas Razorback Marching Band Media Guides, September 23- October 7 2000

Box 1 Folder 10

Arkansas Razorback Marching Band Media Guides, December 21 2000- October 6 2001

Box 1 Folder 11

Arkansas Razorback Marching Band Media Guides, October 13- November 10 2001

Box 1 Folder 12

Arkansas Razorback Marching Band Media Guides, November 17 2001- September 7 2002

Box 1 Folder 13

Arkansas Razorback Marching Band Media Guides, September 14- September 28 2002

Box 1 Folder 14

Arkansas Razorback Marching Band Media Guides, October 19 2002- September 20 2003

Box 1 Folder 15

Arkansas Razorback Marching Band Media Guides, October 11- October 18 2003

Box 1 Folder 16

Arkansas Razorback Marching Band Media Guides, November 6- November 15 2003

Box 1 Folder 17

Arkansas Razorback Marching Band Media Guides, November 22- December 31 2003

Box 1 Folder 18

Miscellaneous Band Programs and Directories, 1993-2000

Box 2 Folder 1

Submission Draft, Part 1: 1874-1948

Box 2 Folder 2

Submission Draft, Part 2: 1948-1970

Box 2 Folder 3

Submission Draft, Part 3: 1970-1991

Box 2 Folder 4

Submission Draft, Part 4: 1991-2000

Box 2 Folder 5

Cd-rom Containing Text of The University of Arkansas Razorback Band: A History, 1874-2004 by T. T. Tyler Thompson

Box 3

Newspaper Clippings and Notes, 1871-2000

END OF COLLECTION

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