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Here are two photographs of Albert Shutt (1877-1963). Born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania to Simon and Catherine Shutt, the family moved to Kansas near Beloit in 1879. Albert Shutt, moved to the Oakland area of Topeka in 1891 where he began teaching music several years later from 1901 to November 1962. Albert started the "Shutt Banjo" band with instruments made by himself and were the first band to play over WIBW radio. As a well-known musician and composer, Shutt's composition "Allegiance" debuted by the Marshall's Band at the 1930 Memorial Day parade and was later played by the Army, Navy and Marine Bands in Washington, D. C. "Allegiance" went on to be the chorus for the WIBW radio for 14 years. Among his 28 published compositions, "Kansas, We're Proud of You" became a representation for the Kansas State House of Representatives and printed in the Kansas State Directory. 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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