Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906

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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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creatorOf Gormley, Claire Dreiser, d. 1918. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser and Paul Dresser, 1894-1918. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Davenport, Homer, 1867-1912. Scrapbook, 1896-1902. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906. Correspondence : with Theodore Dreiser and others, and correspondence regarding, 1897-1971. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Smyth, Julian Kennedy, 1856-1921. [Letter] 1916, December 15, New York City [to] Mr. Edwin Markham, [Staten Island] / Julian K. Smyth. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945. Papers, 1933-ca. 1940. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906. [Essay], n.d. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn Johnny Green additional papers, 1923-1989. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Flanagan, Emma Cecelia, 1870-1964. Papers, 1861-1962. Indiana University
creatorOf Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906. On the banks of the Wabash, far away : manuscript, 1898. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906. On the banks of the Wabash : 1897 / Paul Dresser ; arr. Walter Ross. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Emile Berliner collection, 1871-1965, 1871-1930 Recorded Sound Reference Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945. Theodore Dreiser papers, circa 1890-1965 (bulk 1897-1955). University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906. Autograph card signed : [n.p.], [18]'94 Jan. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945. Letters to William Watters [manuscript], 1939 March 22 and 27. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906. Papers 1897-1904. Indiana University
referencedIn Smyth, Julian Kennedy, 1856-1921. [Letter] 1917, February 23, New York City [to] Mr. Edwin Markham, [Staten Island] / Julian K. Smyth. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Burrelle's Press Clipping Service. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1906. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Civil War papers, ca. 1850-1917. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn U.S. Civil War Papers, ca. 1850-1917 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Smith, R. Grant, 1931-. R. Grant Smith sheet music collection, 1876-1981. Public Libraries of Saginaw
creatorOf Music Publishers Association (U.S.). Correspondence with Paul Dresser, 1902. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906. On the banks of the Wabash / [by Paul Dresser ; arranged for dance orchestra] University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn Cavanagh, John W. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1923-1934. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Smyth, Julian Kennedy, 1856-1921. [Letter] 1916, December 22, New York City [to] Mr. Edwin Markham, [Staten Island] / Julian K. Smyth. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Bowers, Claude Gernade, 1879-1958. Correspondence with Theodore and Helen Dreiser, 1916-1946. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn St. Boniface Cemetery (Chicago, Ill.). Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1907-1929. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Preservers of the Past: Indiana's County Historical Societies, 1995-1997 Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memoryhttp://www.indiana.edu/~cshm
referencedIn Edison Sheet Music Collection, 1830-1958, (bulk 1890-1940) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Brennan, Austin D. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser and Paul Dresser, 1900-1919. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Brennan, Mary Frances Dreiser. Correspondence with Theodore and Vera Dreiser, 1901-1944. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Light, Evelyn,. Letters to Ellis D. Robb [manuscript], 1929-1931. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945. Theodore Dreiser collection, 1921-1991. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Dresser, Louise, 1878-1965. Correspondence with Theodore and Vera Dreiser and Paul Dresser, ca. 1905-1965. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. corporateBody
associatedWith Arnstein, Max L. person
associatedWith Baer, Fred. person
associatedWith Berliner, Emile, 1851-1929 person
associatedWith Bowers, Claude Gernade, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Brennan, Austin D. person
associatedWith Brennan, Mary Frances Dreiser. person
associatedWith Burrelle's Press Clipping Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Cavanagh, John W. person
associatedWith Chansky, Irving. person
associatedWith Columbia Pictures Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Davenport, Homer, 1867-1912. person
associatedWith Decca Records (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Dies, Harold J. person
associatedWith Dorn, Gertrude Hopkins. person
associatedWith Dreiser, Albert J. person
associatedWith Dreiser, Edward Minerod. person
associatedWith Dreiser, Helen Patges, d. 1955. person
associatedWith Dreiser, Mai. person
associatedWith Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945. person
associatedWith Dreiser, Vera. person
associatedWith Dresser, Louise, 1878-1965. person
associatedWith Duffy, Richard, b. 1873. person
associatedWith Edward B. Marks Music Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Fendler, Harold A. person
associatedWith Fischer, Karl. person
associatedWith Fischler, Joseph. person
associatedWith Flanagan, Emma Cecelia, 1870-1964. person
associatedWith Friede, Donald, 1901- person
associatedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966. person
associatedWith Gormley, Claire Dreiser, d. 1918. person
associatedWith Gormley, Paul D. person
associatedWith Green, Johnny, 1908-1989 person
associatedWith Heinl, Robert Debs, 1916-1979. person
associatedWith Hix, John. person
associatedWith Hume, Arthur Carter. person
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith Kishima, Sylvia Dreiser, d. 1945. person
associatedWith Knight, Jere. person
associatedWith Lengel, William C. (William Charles), 1888-1965. person
associatedWith Malone, Ted, 1908-1989. person
associatedWith Markle, A. R. (Augustus Robert). person
associatedWith MCA Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith McCoy, Esther. person
associatedWith Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. corporateBody
associatedWith Moffat, Stanley M. person
associatedWith Music Publishers Association (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith National Broadcasting Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Nelson, Emma Dreiser. person
associatedWith Nelson, George K. person
associatedWith Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927) corporateBody
associatedWith Paull-Pioneer Music Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Payne, Kenneth W. person
associatedWith Posselt, Eric, 1892- person
associatedWith Richmond Music Supply Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Ross, Walter, 1936- person
associatedWith Samuel Goldwyn, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Schricker, Henry Frederick, 1883- person
associatedWith Smith, R. Grant, 1931- person
associatedWith Smyth, Julian Kennedy, 1856-1921. person
associatedWith St. Boniface Cemetery (Chicago, Ill.). corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas A. Edison, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas, Frank. person
associatedWith Townsend, M. Clifford (Maurice Clifford), 1884-1954. person
associatedWith Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Victor Talking Machine Company (Canada) corporateBody
associatedWith Watters, Bill. person
associatedWith William Morris Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith WIRE-TV (Television station : Indianapolis, Ind.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Terre Haute (Ind.)
Indiana
Indiana
Subject
Composers
Dance orchestra music, Arranged--Parts
Popular instrumental music--1901-1910
Songs (Medium voice) with orchestra, Arranged--Scores and parts
State songs
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Composers
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Birth 1857-04-22

Death 1906-01-31

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