Inventory

Banks of the Wabash Chorus Newsletters
Dates: 1981-present
Accession Number: 930424C
Description: Fifteen file folders in a document case

History

The Banks of the Wabash Chorus membership is comprised of several local barbershop quartets and holds membership in the Cardinal Chapter (Indiana and Kentucky) of the larger Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA). Its early roots stem from the local Elks Minstrel, a men's singing group of the 1920s. The chorus was financially supported by the Terre Haute Benevolent Order of Elks. By 1939, the National Elks clubs each had their own singing Elks Chanters and promoted competitions between these choruses. In Terre Haute, Carl C. Jones organized the local Elks Chanters. Although the group originally sang glee club arrangements, it eventually focused almost exclusively on barbershop harmony due to Jones' direction and the influence of the SPEBSQSA. After Jones' death in 1953, the group was inactive until 1965 when it adopted its new name, Banks of the Wabash Chorus.


Content and Scope of the Collection

This collection was generated from materials in the Community Affairs File and contains newsletters of the Terre Haute Chapter of SPEBSQSA and the Banks of the Wabash Chorus. The newsletters are arranged chronologically.

Document Case 1

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

"Ripples on the Wabash" newsletter

1981

 

 

 

Folder 2

"Ripples on the Wabash" newsletter

1982

 

 

 

Folder 3

"Ripples on the Wabash" newsletter

1983

 

 

 

Folder 4

"Ripples on the Wabash" newsletter

1984

 

 

 

Folder 4a

"Ripples on the Wabash" newsletter

1985

 

 

 

Folder 5 a-b

"Ripples on the Wabash" newsletter

1986-1987

 

 

 

Folder 6

"Ripples on the Wabash" newsletter

1988

 

 

 

Folder 6 a-d

"Ripples on the Wabash" newsletter

1989-1992

 

 

 

Folder 7

"Wabash Currents" newsletter

1993

 

 

 

 

"Ripples on the Wabash" newsletter

1994

 

 

 

 

"Ripples on the Wabash" newsletter

1995

 

 

 

Folder 8

"Ripples on the Wabash" newsletter

1996-1998

 

 

 

Folder 9

"Ripples on the Wabash" newsletter

1999-