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Addition 1, 1905 - 1982


Description of the Addition

This addition to the Glenn Cliffe Bainum Papers spans 8 boxes and the years 1905 and 1982. These papers were separated from the John P. Paynter Collection, and It features general files, correspondence, notes, posters and photographs, a scrapbook, and files on Bainum’s death.

The collection is organized by size and type of items. The first three boxes of the collection are regular-sized papers and files on Bainum, organized alphabetically. Box 4 is alphabetically organized legal-sized documents. Boxes 5 and 6 feature a scrapbook, posters for the NU band, photographs of Bainum, music written by Bainum, and a gift given to him by the band upon his retirement. Box 7 holds a large oil portrait of Bainum, which probably hung in the band office of Bainum’s successor and protege, John P. Paynter. The collection concludes with a box of certificates and diplomas organized by date, including his high school graduation diploma dated 1905.


  • 1905 - 1982

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


From the Collection: 27.00 Boxes

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials separated from the John P. Paynter Collection (19/3/9) make up the majority of the addition, except for one artifact (a lighter) which was added as Accession No. 13-103.

Separated Materials

Separated from the collection is a book titled “Who’s Who in Music” from 1951, it features Bainum as one of thousands of notable persons in the music scene at the time. Bainum's listing was photocopied and inserted into the Biographical Materials folder. The book was discarded.

Processing Information

Processed September 2019, Mary Pedraza.


Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US