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Collection The March King: John Philip Sousa

Related Resources

For additional Sousa resources on the Library of Congress Web site, go to the home page (www.loc.gov/) and enter the phrase, "John Philip Sousa."

The following has been copied with permission from: Bierley, Paul Edmund. The Incredible Band of John Philip Sousa. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006.

Books

  • ASCAP Biographical Dictionary. 4th ed. New York: R. R. Bowker, 1980.
  • Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Fifth Edition with 1965 Supplement. New York: G. Schirmer, 1958.
  • Barnouw, Erik. A Tower in Babel: The History of Broadcasting in the United States to 1933. New York: Oxford University Press, 1966.
  • Berger, Kenneth. Band Encyclopedia. Evansville, IN: Band Associates, 1960.
  • ——. Bandmen. Biloxi: Clark D. Shaughnessy Press, 1955.
  • ——. The March King and His Band: The Story of John Philip Sousa. New York: Exposition Press, 1957.
  • Bierley, Paul E. John Philip Sousa, American Phenomenon. Rev. ed. Miami: Warner Brothers Publications, 2001.
  • ——. Sousa Band Fraternal Society News Index. Westerville, OH: Integrity Press, 1998.
  • ——. The Works of John Philip Sousa. Westerville, OH: Integrity Press, 1984.
  • ——. and Suzuki, Kozo. All About Sousa Marches. Tokyo: Ongaku No Toma Shaw, 2001.
  • Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, eds.  The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990.
  • Bordman, Gerald. The Oxford Companion to American Theatre. New York: Oxford University Press, 1984.
  • Bridges, Glenn D. Pioneers in Brass. Detroit: Sherwood Publications, 1965.
  • Burford, Cary Clive. We’re Loyal to You, Illinois. Danville, IL, The Interstate. Urbana: Self-published, 1952.
  • Charles, Henry. The Grand Opera Singers of Today. Boston: Page, 1912.
  • Charosh, Paul. Berliner Gramophone Records, American Issues, 1892-1900. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995.
  • Clarke, Herbert L. How I Became a Cornetist. Kenosha, WI: Leblanc Educational Publications, n.d.
  • Cook, Rob, comp. Leedy Drum Topics Complete from 1923 to 1941. Anaheim Hills, CA: Cedarcreek Publishing, 1993.
  • Cross, Milton. Complete Stories of the Great Operas. Line Drawings by Dolores Ramos. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1947.
  • Dearborn, L. E., ed. Appleton’s Cyclopedia of American Biography: A Supplement, 1918-1931. New York: Press Association Compilers, 1961.
  • Delaphine, Edward S. John Philip Sousa and the National Anthem. Frederick, MD: Great Southern Press, 1983.
  • Dunlop, Orrin E., Jr. The Story of Radio. New York: Dial Press, 1935.
  • Ewen, David. All the Years of American Popular Music. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1977.
  • ——. Encyclopedia of Concert Music. New York: Hill and Wang, 1959.
  • ——. The New Encyclopedia of the Opera. New York: Hill and Wang, 1971.
  • ——. Panorama of American Popular Music. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1957.
  • Fagan, Ted, and William R. Moran. The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983.
  • ——. The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings, Matrix Series: 1 through 4999. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1986.
  • Freedland, Michael.  Music Man: The Story of Frank Simon. London: Vallentine Mitchell, 1994.
  • Garraty, John A., and Mark C. Carnes, eds. American National Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Graham, Albert Powell. Great Bands of America. New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1951.
  • Green, Stanley. Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1976.
  • Hamilton, David, ed. The Metropolitan Opera Encyclopedia. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987.
  • Hazen, Margaret Hindle, and Robert M. Hazen. The Music Men. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987.
  • Heslip, Malcom. Nostalgic Happenings in the Three Bands of John Philip Sousa. Laguna Hulls, CA: Integrity Press, 1982.
  • Hitchcock, Wiley, and Stanley Sadie, eds.  The New Grove Dictionary of American Music. London: Macmillan, 1986.
  • ——, eds. The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. New York: Macmillan, 1986.
  • Hopper, DeWolf. Reminiscences of DeWolf Hopper: Once a Clown Always a Clown. Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing, 1927.
  • Ireland, Norma Olin. Index to Women of the World from Ancient to Modern Times. Westwood, MA: F. W. Faxon, 1970.
  • Kinnell, Susan K. People in History. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 1988.
  • Lake, Mayhew Lester. Great Guys: Laughs and Gripes of Fifty Years of Show-Business Music. Grosse Pointe Woods, MI: Bovaco Press, 1983.
  • Leonard, John William, ed. Woman’s Who’s Who of America. New York: American Commonwealth. 1914.
  • Levy, Felice, comp.  Obituaries on File. New York: Facts on File, 1979.
  • Lingg, Ann M. John Philip Sousa. New York: Henry Holt, 1954.
  • Luper, Loren J. Arthur Pryor. Santa Barbara: Kimberly Press, 1987.
  • MacCoy, Guy. Portraits of the World’s Best-Known Musicians. Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1946.
  • ——. Portraits of the World’s Best-Known Women Musicians. Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1946.
  • Midgley, Ned. The Advertising Business Side of Radio. Englewood Cliffs, NY: Prentice-Hall, 1948.
  • Mitziga, Walter, comp. The Sound of Sousa: John Philip Sousa Compositions Recorded. Chicago: South Shore Printers, 1986.
  • The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. New York: James T. White, 1926.
  • Newsom, John, ed. Perspectives on John Philip Sousa. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1983.
  • Notable Names in the American Theatre. Clifton, NJ: J. T. White, 1976.
  • Pratt, Waldo Selden, ed. The New Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians. New York: Macmillan, 1924.
  • Ragan, David. Who’s Who in Hollywood, 1900-1976. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1976.
  • Rehrig, William H. The Heritage Encyclopdia of Band Music, edited by Paul E. Bierley. Westerville, OH: Integrity Press, 1991.
  • ——. Supplement (vol. 3) to The Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music, edited by Paul E. Bierley. Westerville, OH: Integrity Press, 1996.
  • Rigdon, Walter, ed. The  Biographical Encyclopedia and Who’s Who of the American Theatre. New York: James H. Heineman, 1966.
  • Rust, Brian. The American Record Label Book. New York: DaCapo Press, 1978.
  • Sadie, Stanley, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. New York: Macmillan, 1980.
  • Saied, James G. A Rag Merchant’s Son. Tulsa: Self-published, 1997.
  • Schwartz, Harry W. Bands of America. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1957.
  • Seltsam, William, ed. Metropolitan Opera Annals: A Chronicle of Artists and Performances. New York: H. W. Wilson, in association with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, 1947.
  • Seymour-Smith, Martin, and Andrew C. Kimmens, eds. Women Authors, 1900-1950. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1996.
  • Shaffer, Karen A., and Neva Garner Greenwood. Maud Powell: Pioneer American Violinist. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1988.
  • Slide, Anthony. Encyclopedia of Vaudeville. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.
  • Smart, James R., comp. The Sousa Band: A Discography. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1970.
  • Sousa, John Philip. Marching Along. Rev. ed. Westerville, OH: Integrity Press, 1994.
  • Summers, Harrison B. A Thirty-Year History of Programs Carried on National Radio Networks in the United States, 1926-1956. Columbus: Ohio State University, 1958.
  • Truitt, Evelyn Mack. Who Was Who on Screen. New York: R. R. Bowker, 1983.
  • Uglow, Jennifer S., ed. The Continuum Dictionary of Woman’s Biography. New York, Continuum Publishing, 1989.
  • Waters, Edward N. Victor Herbert: A Life of Music. New York: Macmillan, 1955.
  • Who Is Who in South Dakota. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1951.
  • Who Was Who in America. Wilmette: Marquis Who’s Who, 1976.
  • Who’s Who of American Women. Wilmette: Marquis Who’s Who, various years.
  • Who’s Who in Entertainment. Wilmette: Marquis Who’s Who, 1992.
  • Willson, Meredith. And There I Stood with My Piccolo. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1948.
  • Zilboorg, Caroline, ed. Women’s Firsts. Detroit: Gale Research, 1997.
  • Zimmerman, Oscar G., and George Murphy. Once More…from the Beginning. Self-published, 1993.

Dissertations and Theses

  • Bly, Leon J. "The March in American Society." PhD diss., University of Miami, 1977.
  • Church, Charles Fremont. "The Life and Influence of John Philip Sousa." PhD diss., Ohio State University, 1942.
  • Frizane, Daniel E. "Arthur Pryor (1870-1942) American Trombonist, Bandmaster, Composer." PhD diss., University of Kansas, 1984.
  • Hester, Michael E. "A Study of the Saxophone Soloists Performing with the John Philip Sousa Band: 1893-1930." PhD diss., University of Arizona, 1995.
  • Madeja, James T. "The Life and Work of Herbert L. Clarke (1867-1945)." PhD diss., University of Illinois, 1988.
  • Ullery, Victoria L. "Frank Simon: History and Influence." Honors paper, Wright State University, 1984.
  • Warfield, Patrick. "Salesman of Americanism, Globetrotter, and Musician: The Nineteenth-Century John Philip Sousa, 1854-1893." PhD diss., Indiana University, 2003.
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