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Collection Number: 20438

Collection Title: Reuben Ellsworth Wixson Collection, 1920s-1930s

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Size 7.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 750 items)
Abstract Handwritten musical compositions, mostly in country style, of Reuben Ellsworth Wixson. Wixson played string instruments, composed music, and conducted an orchestra for silent films and vaudeville during the 1920s and 1930s in the Orlean, N.Y., area. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Wixson, Reuben Ellsworth.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Reuben Ellsworth Wixson Collection #20438, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Reuben Ellsworth Wixson (circa 1870-1940) was a composer and musician. He played string instruments, composed music, and conducted an orchestra for silent films and vaudeville during the 1920s and 1930s in the Orlean, N.Y., area.

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The collection contains handwritten musical compositions, mostly in country style, with notes in Reuben Ellsworth Wixson's hand. There is also commercial sheet music contemporary to this period.

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Processing Information

This summary description was created in April 2018 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith, April 2018

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