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This sheet music titled Farewell, Alma Mater, was composed by Mable E. Harding. Harding was a member of the Harmony Class and Choral Society at Western University, Quindaro, Kansas, and was under the direction of Professor Robert G. Jackson. The cover contains photographs of Mable E. Harding as well as pictures of Ward Hall, Trades' Hall, and Stanley Hall. This instrumental piece won first prize at the Inter-State Literary Society of Kansas and the West, held at St. Joseph, Missouri, in December, 1906. Western University is considered one of the earliest African American schools established west of the Mississippi River. In the early 20th century, it was recognized nationally as one of the best music schools. Among its most famous alumni were several women who were influential music pioneers in the early 20th century, including Eva Jessye. The university closed in 1943 and all of the buildings were razed.

Creator: Harding, Mable E.
Date: 1907

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Item Number: 221055
Call Number: * K 786.2 H219
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 221055

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