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Frank DeVol papers, 1911-1982
Overview of the Collection
- DeVol, Frank
- Frank DeVol papers
- 1911-1982 (inclusive)Date of CollectionDate of Collection
- 162.14 cubic ft. (203 boxes + 1 other)
- Collection Number
- Music scores of motion picture and television composer Frank DeVol.
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
- Access Restrictions
There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Frank DeVol (b.1911) was a composer, conducter, and arranger for radio, motion pictures and television. He received Academy Award nominations for "Pillow Talk", "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte", and "Cat Ballou". His music was heard on radio during the "Rudy Vallee Show", "Ginny Sims", "Jack Carson", and "Jack Smith-Dinah Shore" programs. On television he continued to write and arrange for Dinah Shore and others, including the series "Family Affair", "Brady Bunch", "Love Boat", and "McCloud". In films, his music was performed in "Hustle", "The Longest Yard", and "Dirty Dozen".
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Frank DeVol papers include manuscript scores with parts for Dinah Shore, Jack Smith, and Marion Hutton; handwritten music arrangements for "Family Affair", "My Three Sons", "To Rome with Love", "McClintock", and other series; folders of music for "Dirty Dozen"; arrangements for individual songs; music scores for the "Herbie" movie series; and scores for recording. Published sheet music (1930-1960) and music books, folios, and song collections (1911-1972) are also part of the collection.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on UseCopyright Information
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Preferred CitationPreferred Citation
Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top
The American Heritage Center is in the process of converting its older container lists to a more accessible format. This link is to an older version of a container list.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Arrangers (Musicians) -- United States -- 20th century
- Composers -- United States -- 20th century
- Composition (Music)
- Film composers
- Motion picture music
- Musical sketches
- Radio music
- Television music