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David Bates papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0218-UA

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.

Dates

  • 1940-1998

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

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

Collection Organization

Organized into two series: Papers and Photographs

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the University Archives in two accessions by Mr. David Bates in 1994 and 1999.
Title
Guide to the David Bates papers, 1940-1998
Status
Completed
Author
University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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