Guide to the Turner Cornet Band Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Turner Cornet Band (Turner, Or.)
Title: Turner Cornet Band records
Dates: 1890-1897 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.025 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: B 187
Summary: The Turner Cornet Band, of Turner, Oregon and Marion County, was a brass band most active during the 1890s, that furnished entertainment for a number of social and political events. The collection (1890-1897) consists of meeting minutes, and membership and pledge accounts.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

Turner, Oregon and Marion County boasted a "well drilled brass band. The Turner Cornet Band was most active during the 1890s and furnished entertainment for a number of social and political events, including picnics and parades, throughout Marioun County. The group built their own octagon band stand for public playing in Turner on the west side of the mill race, between C and D streets, which stood until the early 1900s. The structure was later moved to the south end of 3rd street."

[Source: Heritage Research Associates Report No. 202. "Turner, Oregon: Historic Context Statement." By Jill. A. Chappel. June 16, 1997.]

Content Description

The collection contains a volume consisting of meeting minutes and membership account information, and information is organized by date, from October 1, 1890 to December 1, 1897.

There are also loose papers containing name and pledge information regarding the fundraising campaign to build a new band stand.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Turner Cornet Band records, B 187, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.


  • Corporate Names :
  • Turner Cornet Band (Turner, Or.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Tuner (Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Musicians--Oregon
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Minutes

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