Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1857-04-22
Death 1906-01-31

Biographical notes:

Song writer.

From the description of Papers 1897-1904. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 702670236

Paul Dresser, a native of Terre Haute, Ind., was the older brother of novelist Theodore Dreiser. In 1873 he changed his surname. Dresser held a number of jobs, including working for minstrel shows, but found some success as a songwriter. He is best known as the author of the state song of Indiana, "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away."

From the description of On the banks of the Wabash, far away : manuscript, 1898. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 30024079

Composer and author.

From the description of Autograph card signed : [n.p.], [18]'94 Jan. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906675

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Subjects:

  • Composers
  • Dance orchestra music, Arranged--Parts
  • Popular instrumental music--1901-1910
  • Songs (Medium voice) with orchestra, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • State songs

Occupations:

  • Composers

Places:

  • Terre Haute (Ind.) (as recorded)
  • Indiana (as recorded)
  • Indiana (as recorded)