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This sheet music, titled O Western U!, a glee song, was composed for Western University, Quindaro, Kansas. The lyrics were written by Professor Albert Ross and the music composed by Professor Robert G. Jackson. The music cover contains photographs of Bishop Abraham Grant, D.D., President of Board of Trustees, Western University; William T. Vernon, A.M., D.D., President of Western University; Ward Hall; Trades' Hall and Stanley Hall. 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: Ross, Albert
Date: 1906

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Item Number: 221048
Call Number: *K 784 J137
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 221048

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