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Papers of Gregory A. Bueche

 Collection
Identifier: UGAB

Scope and Contents

The Papers of Gregory A. Bueche consists of documents dated 1915 to 1973, with the bulk falling from 1952 to 1964. Most of the materials are compositions created by Bueche. These include both scores and parts for compositions for individual instruments, trios, quartets, and quintets, as well as for concert band, symphonic band, and orchestra. There are also a number of programs for concerts conducted by Bueche as well as performances of his work.

Lesson plans, exams, and tests are included in the collection, many of them in notebook form, and most are not identified as to which course they were for. A few files of clippings, registration forms with the American Society of Composers (ASCAP), correspondence, and biographical information are also included in the collection.

Dates

  • 1915-1973
  • Majority of material found within 1952-1964

Creator

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

Biography

Gregory Bueche received his B.M. from the University of Kansas in 1928 and his M.M. in 1937 from the Chicago Music College. Bueche was the first head of the department of music at Colorado State University (1937-1968) and noted music educator and composer with over 150 performed compositions.

Gregory Adolph Bueche was born in Tipton, Kansas, on January 13, 1903. He earned his B.M. from the University of Kansas in 1928 and his M.M. from the Chicago Music College in 1937. Bueche married Eva Lee on December 26, 1931, and had two sons: Donald born in 1934 and Kenneth born in 1938.

Gregory Bueche taught music education in the Kansas and Colorado public schools from 1928 to 1937. In 1937 he was appointed as the head of the newly established department of music at Colorado A & M College. He was a noted music educator and composer with over 150 performed compositions. He created many works for CSU and the city of Fort Collins including the Aggie Boom Song (1938), The Alma Mater Song for the university's 75th anniversary, arranged The Aggie Fight Song, and was asked to compose the music to Heritage, which celebrated the 75th anniversary of the founding of Fort Collins.

Gregory Bueche retired from CSU in 1968 and died in September 1977.

Extent

60.5 linear feet (1 record carton, 1 document case, 29 flat boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Gregory Bueche was head of the department of music at Colorado State University from 1937 to 1968. He was a noted music educator and composer. His collection consists of compositions, exams and tests, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and biographical information. Four recordings of performances are also included in the collection.

Arrangement

The collection consists of 4 series in 1 record carton, 1 document case, and 29 flat boxes:

Series 1: Newspaper clippings, historical information, correspondence and miscellaneous, 1915-1973 and undated

Series 2: Exams and lesson plans, 1940-1967 and undated

Series 3: Programs, 1937-1970

Series 4: Compositions, 1927-1973 and undated

Acquisition

The Papers of Gregory A. Bueche was donated to the University Archives by his sons Kenneth and Donald Bueche on July 11, 2013.

Online Materials

Some materials have been digitized and are available through the Colorado State University Libraries website.

Processing

Processing was completed in May 2014. Materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes, and duplicate copies were weeded. Paper clips and rubber bands were removed. The compositions are housed in oversized boxes and folders.

Title
Guide to the Papers of Gregory A. Bueche
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Karen Spilman
Date
Copyright 2014
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844