Robb, John D 1976-09-17

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John D. Robb starts off by discussing his education and his successful law practice in New York. He then talks about his interest in music and his career as a musician.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: John D. Robb

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: September 17, 1976

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Interviewer: Michael Q. Hooks

Length: 1 hour 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, Father, Civil War soldier, Decision to become a lawyer, Robb, Clark & Bennett law firm, Education, High school, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Debate team, Yale University, Prominent men in class, Major subjects, Debate team, Musical pursuits, Glee club, Cole Porter, Douglas Moore, Bradford Robb, grandson, John D. Robb, University of Minnesota, Law school.

Tape 1, Side 2: World War I, Army service, France, Flu epidemic, Promotion to captain, Armistice Day, Harvard Law School, Bar exam, Robb, Clark & Bennett firm, Senior partner, New York, International law, Travel.

Tape 2, Side 1: Law firm, Vacations, Music studies, University of New Mexico, Professor of Music, House purchased, Music Department head (1941-1947), College of Fine Arts, Dean (1947-1957), Electronic music, University of Toronto, Musical laboratory.

Tape 2, Side 2: "Little Joe" opera, Folk music, Origin of interest, Hispanic Folksongs of New Mexico, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Awards, National Conservatory of Music, El Salvador, Composition professor.

Range Dates: 1910-1976

Bulk Dates: 1917-1957

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