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Bower Family Band Scrapbook

 Unprocessed — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: FB 566
Identifier: H2013-017

Content Description

The collection consists of one scrapbook, mostly of news clippings with some correspondence, relating to the Bower Family Band. Leaving Vermillion in 1885, the family moved to the Black Hills near the Keystone (S.D.) area. The family band played for various social and political events from the late 1880s to 1900. The scrapbook contains news clippings on the family written at various times form various newspapers. Specific news clippings center on Alice (Bower) Gossage, Rose Bower, and Laura (Bower) Van Nuys. Laura (Bower) Van Nuys, the youngest of the Bower family, wrote a biography of the family, "The Family Band, From the Missouri to the Black Hills, 1881 - 1900," published in 1961. Walt Disney Studios bought the rights to the story and produced a movie based on the book called, "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band."

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1880s-1960s


0.25 Cubic Feet