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Irving "Pete" Schandelmeier papers

Identifier: UA-17.396

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one box of dance band music, including 56 pencil arrangements. Some folders include complete scores and/or parts but most are incomplete. Many are stamped with Schandelmeier’s name and most are stamped “Ann Du Pont, Queen of the Clarinet and Her Orchestra”. Published sheet music designated “for professional use” and a smaller collection of published sheet music for commercial purchase is also included. An undated clipping from Metronome magazine mentions Schandelmeier in connection with the Orrin Tucker Band.


  • Creation: 1939 - 1941

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.


Irving R. “Pete” Schandelmeier was a saxophone and clarinet player with the “Ann Du Pont, Queen of the Clarinet, Orchestra”, and with the Orrin Tucker Dance Band, in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He was a World War II veteran and came to the Lansing area in the post-war period. He continued to perform and also, in the early 1950s, became a real estate agent. He was employed by Michigan State University Information Services as a photographic technician from 1957 until his retirement in 1968. He was born in Wisconsin on February 3, 1913 and died in Lansing, Michigan, on Sunday, September 29, 1996.


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Custodial History

Gift to the MSU Fine Arts Library by Elda Keaton. The collection was later transferred to the MSU Archives.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University except where noted.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Irving "Pete" Schandelmeier Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
M. Black Junttonen
January 2017
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US