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Sam Houston State Teachers College All-Girl Orchestra Collection, 1943-2009

Identifier: UAC/33/2019.a001

Scope and Contents

The scope of these materials date from 1943 to 2009.

The materials in this box are made up of commencement programs, photographs, a typed story of the All-Girl Orchestra, a scrapbook containing correspondence, group history, photographs, newspaper clippings, high schools programs, invitations, 1998 and 2003 reunion itineries, a typed tribute to Dr. C.R. Hackney, rosters, newpaper clippings and an art gallery pamphlet about David Adickes. As well as a VHS cassette tape over the 1998 reunion.


  • Creation: 1943 - 2009

Conditions Governing Use

The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

Please contact the Newton Gresham Library's Special Collections and University Archives department to request permissions to reproduce materials for any other purpose, or to obtain information regarding the copyright status of a particular digital image, text, audio or video recording.

Biographical / Historical

The Sam Houston State Teachers College All-Girl Orchestra was a student musical group from 1942 - 1946. The All-Girl Orchestra was organized in September 1943 under SHSTC band director Dr. Clint R. Hackney and Eileen Wooten. The organization was intended to replace the All-Boys Orchestra, The Houstonians, which ended in 1942 as male students enlisted to fight in WWII.

The All-Girl Orchestra played at hundreds of events at several locals including high schools, Army and Navy bases and hospitals, outdoor theaters, and the Huntsville Prisoner of War Camp. The group’s music ranged from big band, jazz, to swing. Their performances would include solo vocalist acts, comedy skits, twirlers, and drum majors.


1 boxes : Flat box.

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The materials in this collection are arranged by content matter.

The materials are arranged by series based on content: 1 – Commencement Programs, Summer 1948, 2 – Photographs of 1998 Reunion, 3 - Scrapbook from 1943-2009, 4 - VHS cassette tape over the All-Girl Orchestra Reunion in 1998 .

Physical Location

Located in the University Archvies, 400. Newton Gresham Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was created and donated by Maggie F. Parker. A former member of the SHSTC All-Girl Orchestra.

Sam Houston State Teachers College All-Girl's Orchestra Collection 1942-2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Thomason Special Collections & SHSU University Archives Repository

1830 Bobby K. Marks Drive
Huntsville TX 77341 US