Preliminary Guide to the Allan H. Bone Papers, 1944 - 1989
Allan H. Bone (1917-1992) spent nearly forty years in the Duke University Department of Music. He served as professor of music, chair of the department, and conductor of the Duke Symphony Orchestra. The Allan H. Bone Papers include material related to conducting, music subjects, courses, research, and the administration and history of the Duke University Department of Music. It also includes concert programs from Duke University performances, personal correspondence, and daily planners. English.
- Record Group
- Allan H. Bone papers
- 1944 - 1989
- Bone, Allan H.
- 12 Linear Feet, 12000 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
The Allan H. Bone Papers include material related to conducting, music subjects, courses, research, and the administration and history of the Duke University Department of Music. It also includes concert programs from Duke University performances, personal correspondence, and daily planners.
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Allan H. Bone Papers, University Archives, Duke University.
The Allan H. Bone Papers are only preliminarily processed. The lists of materials within each box represent major subjects, but they are not folder lists.
These files include materials from Bone's Chairmanship of the Music Department and related to the construction of the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building, among other topics.
Allan H. Bone was born on June 10, 1917. He received a bachelor's degree in music in 1939 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a master's degree in music in 1941 from the University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music. Bone briefly taught in the Madison Public Schools and at the Southern Illinois Normal University-Carbondale before coming to Duke University in 1944.
At Duke, Bone served as Director of Bands from 1944 to 1950, and began as an Assistant Professor of the Department of Music in 1945. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1951, and to Full Professor in 1959. Bone was perhaps best known for his work as conductor of the Duke Symphony Orchestra from 1947 to 1983. He also served as Chairman of the Department of Music from 1960 to 1966 and from 1973 to 1974.
Bone held numerous summer session appointments and guest conducted at many high schools and colleges. He founded the Durham Civic Choral Society, and played clarinet in a number of recitals and performances. Bone retired from Duke in 1983, although he continued teaching courses at Duke after that date. He died on August 18, 1992 in Durham. He was survived by his wife, Dorothy, and two children, Ronald Bone and Holly Nothnagel.
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The Allan H. Bone Papers were received by the University Archives as transfers in 2004, 2005.
Processed by Tim Pyatt, Valerie Gillispie
Completed November 3, 2004
This collection is partially processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.
Encoded by Valerie Gillispie, November 8, 2004
Updated by Valerie Gillispie, February 8, 2005