Gloria Mahlum Musical Scores and Audiotape, 1964  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Mahlum, Gloria
Title
Gloria Mahlum Musical Scores and Audiotape
Dates
1964
Quantity
2 folders
Collection Number
Collection 0435, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Gloria Mahlum musical scores and audiotape collection consists of printed music scores, accompanied by a demonstration audiotape and a cover letter addressed to Albert Suvak of Bozeman, Montana. The scores are titled "The Big Sky Country," "Glacier Park," "He Gave His Life For His Country," "I'm Coming Home Again," "Land of Shining Mountains," "Model Ts," "My Prairie Rose," "Our Treasure State," and "These Thousand Hills." Most, but not all, of the scores are performed on the accompanying audiotape by an unidentified music group that likely includes Mahlum. The cover letter thanks Suvak for his leads in helping Mahlum get her music published, gives some explanation of the various songs, and reports that "The Big Sky Country" has been played on two Great Falls radio stations.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Gloria Mahlum was born November 13, 1904. She was a Dutton, Montana amateur music composer and performer who in the 1940s copyrighted her work under the name Gloria Van Horn. By the early 1960s she specialized in songs which celebrated the state's history and copyrighted her work under the name Gloria Mahlum, but she was unable to get any of her songs published by a commercial outlet. She eventually contracted with the BW Musicprint company of Chicago to produce sample copies of her work for self-distribution. She died in Dutton, Montana on June 30, 1967.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of nine printed music scores, accompanied by a demonstration audiotape and a cover letter addressed to Albert Suvak of Bozeman, Montana. The scores are titled "The Big Sky Country," "Glacier Park," "He Gave His Life For His Country," "I'm Coming Home Again," "Land of Shining Mountains," "Model Ts," "My Prairie Rose," "Our Treasure State," and "These Thousand Hills." Most, but not all, of the scores are performed on the accompanying audiotape by an unidentified music group that likely includes Mahlum. The cover letter thanks Suvak for his leads in helping Mahlum get her music published, gives some explanation of the various songs, and reports that "The Big Sky Country" has been played on two Great Falls radio stations.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Women composers -- Montana -- Dutton -- Correspondence
  • Women musicians -- Montana -- Dutton -- Correspondence
  • Personal Names :
  • Suvak, Albert, 1927-1992 -- Correspondence
  • Geographical Names :
  • Glacier National Park (Mont.) -- Songs and music
  • Montana -- Songs and music
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Audiotapes
  • Scores
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Mahlum, Gloria, 1904-1967. Big sky country.
    • Mahlum, Gloria, 1904-1967. He gave his life for his country.
    • Mahlum, Gloria, 1904-1967. I'm coming home again.
    • Mahlum, Gloria, 1904-1967. Land of shining mountains.
    • Mahlum, Gloria, 1904-1967. My prairie rose.
    • Mahlum, Gloria, 1904-1967. Our treasure state.
    • Mahlum, Gloria, 1904-1967. Glacier Park.
    • Mahlum, Gloria, 1904-1967. Model Ts.
    • Mahlum, Gloria, 1904-1967. These thousand hills.