A Guide to the Frank LeFevre Reed Papers, 1913-1925
Born to Albert Samuel Reed and Ellen Maria LeFevre on Richmond, Indiana, Frank LeFevre Reed (b. 1871) attended Wabash College, the Ithaca Conservatory of Music, and the Cincinnati College of Music. In 1905, he married Marion Courtney Mohler, with whom he had two children. Following Reed’s appointment as professor of piano and music theory at the Pennsylvania College of Music from1906 trough 1913, he served as professor of music at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) from 1913 through 1925. In addition to his role as an educator, he composed symphonies for the Austin Pageant and the Auburn Theological Seminary and was a member of the Texas Music Teachers’ Association.
"Reed, Frank LeFevre." Vertical File. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. The University of Texas at Austin.
Composed of correspondence, employment applications, financial records, printed material, newspaper and magazine clippings, sheet music, and faculty documents, the Frank LeFevre Reed Papers, 1913-1925, chronicle Reed’s career as a music professor and composer. Correspondence concerns familial affairs as well as his role as a professor, a musician, and as a member of the Texas Music Teachers’ Association, among other organizations. Employment applications relate to Reed’s prospect as well as potential applicants to UT, while faculty documents include course reports, lists of alumni, memoranda, minutes, outlines, and other course-related material. Financial records consist of receipts, bills, and a ledger pertaining to Reed’s finances as well as those of the Texas Music Teachers’ Association, the Austin Municipal Orchestra, and other agencies with which he was involved. Additionally, the collection contains printed material such as booklets, pamphlets, and programs such as for the Texas Federation of Music Clubs, the Austin Pageant, and various choral concerts; sheet music; and newspaper clippings concerning to the Austin Municipal Orchestra and the music profession.
This collection is open for research use.
Frank LeFevre Reed Papers, 1913-1925, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers