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  • Creator Names Hand, Armin F., 1882?-1966.
  • Title Armin Hand papers [manuscript], 1888-1957.
  • Physical description
    • 3 linear ft. (7 boxes)
    • 8 v.
    • 1 oversize folder.
  • Collection summary
    • Engagement books listing concerts, contracts, scrapbooks of clippings, programs, and a few photographs, lists of songs, correspondence, and other business and family papers of Armin F. Hand, who succeeded his father as leader of Johnny Hand's Band and Hand's Band (beginning ca. 1900), worked for John Philip Sousa at Great Lakes Naval Training Station band during World War I, and later led the Chicago Board of Trade Band and became nationally known as a leader of military bands. Includes materials from and about his father, John A. Hand, whose band played at many Chicago social events, and of his brother John C. A. Hand, a musician in Las Vegas. Hand's bands performed at veterans' and patriotic events and concerts in Grant Park, Soldier Field, Ravinia, and other parks; at Bull Moose convention of 1912 and other political conventions, at Chicago Bears football games, 1932 World Series, and other sporting events; at funeral of Cardinal Mundelein and other public events in the Chicago area.
    • Scrapbooks are v. 1: 1888-1898, v. 2: 1916-1917, v. 3: 1910-1957, v. 4: 1911-1919, v. 5: 1919-1920, v. 6: 1920-1950, v. 7; 1932-1935, v. 8: 1934-1950; and a notebook on Carnival of Nations, Dec 22, 1934.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Edwin B. Hadfield (M1976.0033).
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Armin Hand collection of visual materials (1989.0163) and the Armin Hand photograph collection (1980.0122).
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory available online.
  • Names
    • Hand, Armin F., 1882?-1966 Archives.
    • Hand, John A., 1828-1916.
    • Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932.
    • Chicago Board of Trade Band.
    • Hand's Band (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Hand, John A., 1828-1916.
  • Subjects
    • Bands (Music) Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Bands (Music) Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Celebrities Illinois Chicago.
    • Concerts Illinois Chicago.
    • Conductors (Music) Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Conductors (Music) Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Musicians Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Musicians Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Sports Illinois Chicago.
    • World War, 1914-1918 Anniversaries, etc.
    • World War, 1914-1918 Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area.
    • World War, 1914-1918 Illinois Great Lakes.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Social conditions 19th century.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Social conditions 20th century.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Social life and customs 19th century.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Social life and customs 20th century.
    • Great Lakes Naval Training Center (Great Lakes, Ill.)
  • Genre
    • Appointment books. aat
    • Contracts. aat
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Group portraits. gmgpc
    • Newspaper clippings. aat
    • Photographic prints. gmgpc
    • Programs (documents) aat
    • Scrapbooks. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/M-H/HandA.htm