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Russell Wiley, retired University of Kansas band director, discusses the Wiley family, his musical background and education, and that of his brother, former Texas Tech band director D. O. Wiley.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Russell Wiley

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 17, 1979

Location: None Given

Interviewer: Jim Hansford

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Wiley family, Move from Arkansas, Farming background, Musical interests, abilities, Country fiddler, Russell Wiley, Born in 1903, Begins to play the violin, Wiley family (again), Musical interests, Farming activities, Wages earned, Economy, Family budgeting, Russell Wiley (again), Education, Gooseneck, Texas, Newcastle, Texas, Sunshine school; Woodson, Texas, Playing the violin, Dewey’s influence, D. O. Wiley, Wife, Willie Cole, Background, Influence on Russell (again), Music, education, Russell Wiley (again), Education, Simmons College Academy Department (Abilene), Randolph College (Cisco, Texas), Phillips University (Oklahoma), Teaching, Study with Archeal Sheesbay, D. O. Wiley (again), Teaching at Midland College, Impact on relationship with Russell, Teaching at Simmons College, Texas Technological College (1934), Studious character of, Personality of Teaching at Simmons College (again), Orchestral experience, D. O. and Russell Wiley, Play in Abilene Symphony, Queen Theater, John Victor, Russell Wiley (again), Phillips University, Rein Dyksterhouse, D. O. Wiley (again), Studies with Car Venth in Fort Worth, Russell Wiley (again), Teaching at the University of Kansas, Director of bands, Orchestra, Establishment of a music and art camp, Description of.

Tape 1, Side 2: Wiley family (again), Close knit relationship of, Farming activities, Finances, Cotton prices, Jack Wiley, Career, Interest in the family, Character, Doc Wiley, Career, Character, Frelin Wiley, Cass Wiley, Works for Jack Wiley, D. O. Wiley (again), Recent illness of.

Range Dates: 1903-1950

Bulk Dates: 1920-1940

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