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Samuel Bollinger Papers, 1908-1969

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Identifier: A0148

Title: Samuel Bollinger Papers, 1908-1969


Samuel Bollinger was born in Fort Worth, Arkansas, in 1871. The son of German-speaking immigrants, he studied piano at the Leipzig Conservatory of Music from 1891 to 1896, then established himself as a teacher of piano and composer of some merit in San Francisco, Chicago, and finally St. Louis, where he resided from 1907 to 1928. He was associated with the Strassberger Conservatory of Music in St. Louis. In 1910, he opened his own studio, the Bollinger Piano School, located in the Odeon Building on Grand Avenue at Finney Street. Bollinger died April 13, 1941, in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Papers include both personal and business papers (including an index) and family photographs. Also includes a scrapbook of clippings; programs of Strassberger and Bollinger Piano School; programs of the Bollinger Club; calling cards of Samuel Bollinger; book of signatures; composition book; daybook for pupils; an unpublished typescript biography titled "Samuel Bollinger" by Edward Eugene Briscoe, 1955; and a collection of Samuel Bollinger's manuscript music.

4 boxes; 1 volume

Cite as: Samuel Bollinger Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1908-1969

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Briscoe, Edward Eugene

Subjects: Business


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