William F. Hanson papers

William F. Hanson papers

Dates: 1913-1962

Indian opera productions composed by Hanson, musical scores, research material, and scrapbooks and photos based on ceremonies and music of the Ute Indians of Colorado and Utah. Operas included are: "Sun Dance," produced in New York City, 1938, "Bear Dance," and "The Bleeding Heart," a white man's fantasy of an imaginary Indian people who lived at the base of Mount Timpanogos in Utah.

  • Extent: 11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hanson, William F. (William Frederick), 1887-1969
  • Call Number: MSS 299
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Arts & Communications Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William F. Hanson papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 299; William F. Hanson papers; Arts and Communications Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 299, LTPSC.
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Folder-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS299.xml
Subject Terms
Brigham Young University. Department of Music; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Material Types; Mormons--Songs and music--History and criticism; Musicians--Utah--History; Scrapbooks; Ute Indians
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Arts and Communications.
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Hanson (William F.) papers
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Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-10T04:15-0700
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Biographical History

William F. Hanson (1887-1969) was a specialist in music of the American Indians, composer, and teacher of music at the Brigham Young University.

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