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Here are two photographs of Albert Shutt, a Topeka musician and composer. He was born September 29, 1877 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Simon and Catherine Shutt. The family moved to Kansas 1879 and settled near Beloit. Albert moved to the Oakland area of Topeka in 1891. He began teaching music in 1901 and continued until November 1962. Albert started the Shutt Banjo band with instruments made by Shutt. It was the first band to play over WIBW when the radio station was at the Jayhawk Theater. Shutt was one of the well known Topeka musicians and composers. His composition "Allegiance" was first played by Marshall's Band in the 1930 Memorial Day parade and later performed by the Army, Navy and Marine bands in Washington, D.C. WIBW radio used the chorus daily for 14 years. "Kansas, We're Proud of You" is one of Mr. Shutt's 28 published songs, and the Kansas State House of Representatives ordered plates made of it in the 1927 session and the lyrics were printed in the Kansas State Directory for many years. Shutt married Myrtle Elinor Cooper on December 23, 1903, and they had a daughter and two sons. Albert died September 4, 1963 and is buried at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum in Topeka, Kansas.

Creator: Rembrandt Studio
Date: 1947

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Item Number: 443769
Call Number: B Shutt, Albert *3-4
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443769

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