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Thurlow Lieurance and Antonio La Hau

This is a photograph of Thurlow Lieurance, renown composer, and Antonio La Hau. Lieurance's musical career began as a bandsman with the 22nd Kansas Volunteer Regiment during the Spanish American War. Later he studied at the Cincinnati College of Music. Lieurance became fascinated with Native American music and instruments and that fascination led to innumerable compositions, including his best known piece, "By the Waters of Minnetonka," first recorded in 1914. From 1926 to 1945 he was Dean of Fine Arts at Wichita University (now Wichita State University) and took that school's music program to national prominence.


Rondelli Remembered: Recital to Honor Her Brilliant Career in Opera and Her Outstanding Success as a Teacher of Classical Voice

University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

Barbara Rondelli Perry was born October 19, 1939 in Chicopee, Kansas. She graduated from Chicopee Grade School (1944-1952), Cherokee High School (1952-1956), and Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg with a Bachelor of Music and Vocal Performance (1956-1960). After graduation, Barbara was a Fulbright Scholar and attended the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she studied with Dame Eva Turner, (1960-1962). Upon graduation, she received a Licentiate Diplomas from the Royal Academy of Music in Performance and Teaching of Singing. Barbara attended the Accademia Chigiana, Siena, Italy, where she studied in Art Song and Performance (1963). In 1963, she married Johan van der Merwe, an orchestral conductor from South Africa. Barbara sang professionally in Europe, America, and South Africa from 1964-1975. In 1978, she received a Master of Music from Kansas State College, Pittsburg, Kansas in Vocal Performance. From 1975-2011, she was Professor of Music and Voice in the Department of Music, University of Toledo and was named Professor Emerita. Her husband Johan van der Merew died in 1996 and she later married Richard Russell Perry, Professor of Higher Education, Emeritus, University of Toledo on June 11, 2000.


Correspondence Elsie N. Allen Art

These are 35 folders that contain letters, booklets, correspondence, news clippings, and art purchase lists. The documents in these folders primarily relate to Elise Nuzman Allen, Henry Allen's wife, and all pertain to different art dealings. Elsie Jane Allen was born on September 27, 1869, the oldest daughter of Frederick C. and Mary Jane (Anderson) Nuzman in Circleville, Kansas. Elsie graduated from Circleville schools, then attended Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. She graduated from Baker in the class of 1890. She was the First Lady of Kansas from 1919 to 1923. Elsie was a great patron of the arts. She gave her large art collection to Baker University in 1919 and worked to start up the Wichita Arts Association, serving on its board from 1921 till her death in 1951. There are notable names within these folders, some of which include John Taylor Arms, John Steuart Curry, Robert Merrell Gage, William Allen White, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

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