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Dale Pendleton Folk Music Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-215

Scope and Contents

This collection contains newsletters, sheet music, and recordings that document the musical career of Dale Pendleton and his involvement with the Utah Old Time Fiddlers and Country Music Association.

Dates

  • Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Biographical / Historical

Aaron “Dale” Pendleton was born April 14, 1921, in Rigby, Idaho. His parents were William Joshua and Millie Irene Pendleton. About a year after his birth, the Pendletons moved, and Dale grew up in Wanship and Coalville, Utah. His father worked as a blacksmith; he also fiddled and taught Dale to play music at a young age.

Dale served in the U.S. Army during World War II, then married Margene Hortin on May 9, 1947. They had four children: Susan, Verlyn, Kevin, and Brent. He worked at the Utah General Depot in Ogden, Utah, for nearly 40 years, but continued playing music as a member of several bands.

He was a founding member of the Utah Old Time Fiddlers Association, organized by John Shupe in 1975. Dale worked to preserve older tunes by recording them. One of his projects, “Dale Pendleton Sings the Blues,” is featured on the Utah Old Time Fiddlers webpage. In 2014 he was inducted into the Ol’ Time Fiddlers Hall of Fame at the Utah Cowboy and Heritage Museum.

Dale Pendleton passed way October 26, 2015.

Extent

3 Boxes

Arrangement

BOX 1

Newsletters

FD 1 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers and Country Music Association, 1984

FD 2 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers and Country Music Association, 1985

FD 3 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers and Country Music Association, 1986

FD 4 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers and Country Music Association, 1987

FD 5 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers and Country Music Association, 1989

Newspaper Articles

FD 6 “Pickers Play,” Standard-Examiner, 1983

FD 7 “Pioneer of 1847, Richfield Patriarch and One of the Oldest Subscribers to Deseret News Reaches 93 rd Birthday,” Deseret News, 1935

Publicity

FD 8 “Beautiful Utah” – Notes

FD 9 The Festival of the American West Old Time Fiddling Bee, 1986 – Flyer

FD 10 Lewis and Little Boy, The Lewis Family – Portrait

FD 11 Press Packet – Artist Biography, Autograph Book

FD 12 State Fiddle Contest – Flyer

Sheet Music

FD 13 “All Alone”

FD 14 “Beautiful Utah”

FD 15 “Beer Barrel Polka”

FD 16 “Buffalo Slide”

FD 17 “Chorus”

FD 18 “Don’t Bite the Hands That’s Feeding You”

FD 19 “Farewell Thomas E McKay”

FD 20 “The Flag”

FD 21 “For Further Particulars Read the Papers”

FD 22 “I Hate to Get Up in the Morning”

FD 23 “I Sang This at Egyptian Theatre to Service Boys & U.S. Workers in 1947”

FD 24 “Jasper, the Jazzing Fool”

FD 25 “Lurline”

FD 26 “Mesa Winter Visitor’s Song”

FD 27 “Miss Mulligan’s Home Made Pie”

FD 28 “My Kingdom of Dreams”

FD 29 “My Old-Fashioned Mother”

FD 30 “Old Arm Chair”

FD 31 “Other Sheep Not of This Fold”

FD 32 “Over There”

FD 33 “Painting Clouds with Sunshine”

FD 34 “Parody on the Frogs”

FD 35 “Pioneer Happy Club Quadrille”

FD 36 “Pleasant View My Old Home Town”

FD 37 “Star of the East”

FD 38 “Temples”

FD 39 “Tenderly Now Our Voices Raise” and “Little Violet”

FD 40 “Thanks for Your Love”

FD 41 “This Is the Place”

FD 42 “The USA is Good Enough for Me”

FD 43 “Vamp 2 Measures Between”

BOX 2

Songbooks

FD 1 “Alka-Seltzer Songbook”

FD 2 “Art Song Cycles Book One”

FD 3 “Art Song Cycles Book Two”

FD 4 “A Child’s Album of Folk Music for Violin”

FD 5 “The Columbia Collection of Patriotic and Favorite Home Songs”

FD 6 “Easy Postludes for Pipe and Hammond Organs”

FD 7 “A Few Old Songs”

FD 8 “First Ensemble Folio”

FD 9 “Frets,” February 1983

FD 10 “Golden Rule Music Book No 23”

FD 11 “Graded Pieces for Violin & Piano”

FD 12 “Hail the New and Greater Etude Music Magazine” September 1927

FD 13 “I Hear America Singing”

FD 14 “New Mown Hay”

FD 15 “Old Time Fiddle Tunes”

FD 16 “Prayer of the Prophet”

FD 17 “Rob Roy Peery’s Organ Voluntaries”

FD 18 “Sacred Transcriptions for the Piano #2”

FD 19 “Select Song Themes”

FD 20 “Songs of Inspiration”

FD 21 “Songs of Popular Appeal”

FD 22 “Watkins Song Book”

Records

FD 23 Peewee Pickers, “Getting’ Goin’,” 1982

FD 24 The Four R’s, “Try Me on for Sighs”

FD 25 The Lewis Family in Concert, 1983

FD 26 The Four R’s, “From Our Family to Yours” (Jacket Only)

Miscellaneous

FD 27 Admission Form – Old Time Fiddlers & Country Music Assn

FD 28 List – “Talent in the Park” 1985

FD 29 Ribbon – Musical “Grab Bag” Contest

BOX 3

FD 1 Poster – The Lewis Family

8-Track Tapes

FD 2 “Try Me On for Sighs,” The 4 R’s

FD 3 “From Our Family to Yours,” The 4 R’s

Cassette Tapes

FD 4 “Getting’ Goin’,” Peewee Pickers

FD 5 “Wrapped with Grace and Tied with Love,” The Lewis Family

FD 6 “Jampacked,” The Ruwe Family, c. 1

FD 7 “Jampacked,” The Ruwe Family, c. 2

FD 8 “Jampacked,” The Ruwe Family, c. 3

FD 9 Utah Bluegrass Special, Utah State Fair, c. 1

FD 10 Utah Bluegrass Special, Utah State Fair, c. 2

FD 11 Utah Bluegrass Special, Utah State Fair, c. 3

FD 12 Utah Bluegrass Special, Utah State Fair, c. 4

FD 13 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers, Cannonville, 14 July 1984, c. 1

FD 14 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers, Cannonville, 14 July 1984, c. 2

FD 15 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers, Cannonville, 14 July 1984, c. 3

FD 16 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers, Cannonville, 14 July 1984, c. 4

FD 17 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers, Bryce Canyon, 12 July 1984, c. 1

FD 18 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers, Bryce Canyon, 12 July 1984, c. 2

FD 19 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers, Bryce Canyon, 12 July 1984, c. 3

FD 20 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers, Bryce Canyon, 12 July 1984, c. 4

FD 21 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers, Kanab, 14 July 1984, c. 1

FD 22 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers, Kanab, 14 July 1984, c. 2

FD 23 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers, Kanab, 14 July 1984, c. 3

FD 24 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers, Kanab, 14 July 1984, c. 4

FD 25 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers, Bryce Canyon, 13 July 1984, c. 1

FD 26 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers, Bryce Canyon, 13 July 1984, c. 2

FD 27 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers, Bryce Canyon, 13 July 1984, c. 3

FD 28 Utah Oldtime Fiddlers, Bryce Canyon, 13 July 1984, c. 4
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408