David Bates papers
Collection Scope and Content
Materials in this collection include essays and photographs. They range in date from 1940-1998, and were donated to the University Archives in two accessions by Mr. David Bates in 1994 and 1999.
- Creation: 1940-1998
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David M. Bates (1925- ) was born in Arlington, Virginia. He graduated from The George Washington University in 1946, and while a student was very active in the Glee Club, directed by Dr. Robert Harmon. Many years later he was still active with his alma mater, working as a volunteer in the Gelman Library's University Archives to organize materials related to the glee club and choral music, and indexed the student newspaper, The Hatchet for citations relating to the subject.
Bates also participated in choral music reunions, most notably in 1986, and for years was the secretary/historian of the Harmon Choral Associates, an alumni group which supported the music program at GW. Bates wrote seven short essays in the 1990s related to his family and memories of growing up in Washington and attending GW, which are helpful tools to people reasearching that era.
An oral history done with Mr. Bates in 1989 can be found in MS0371, the Oral History Collection.
N.B. This history note was written in 2005.
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David M. Bates (1925- ) was born in Arlington, Virginia. He graduated from The George Washington University in 1946, and while a student was very active in the Glee Club, directed by Dr. Robert Harmon. Collection includes essays, and photographs ranging in date from 1940-1998
Organized into two series: Papers and Photographs
The collection was donated to the University Archives in two accessions by Mr. David Bates in 1994 and 1999.
- Guide to the David Bates papers, 1940-1998
- University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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- Finding aid written in English