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David Wuliger Papers


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David Wuliger Papers

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David Wuliger Papers, 1921-1998 | Houston Symphony Archives

By Terry Brown

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Collection Overview

Title: David Wuliger Papers, 1921-1998Add to your cart.

ID: MS/013

Creator: Wuliger, David (1921-1998)

Extent: 2.42 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 07/18/2006. More info below under Accruals.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The bulk of the papers include approximately 180 pieces of correspondence with notable percussionists and conductors, military discharge papers, curriculum vitae, an autobiography, several 1955 pops programs, 16 photographs and published articles. Photographs were removed to the Photography Collection.

Of note are letters to and from Karl Glassman, timpanist of the NBC Symphony, and Saul Goodman, timpanist of the New York Philharmonic, Ernst Hoffmann, Leopold Stokowski, and an original music fragment by Stokowski.

Biographical Note

David Wuliger was born October 21, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio. He studied at the Cleveland School of Music and the Berkshire Festival. His important teachers were Saul Goodman and Karl Glassman.

Wuliger played as timpanist at the Cleveland Orchestra during the summer season of 1942. In World War II, he served from 1942-46 in the 386th Army Service Forces Band. From 1946 to 1986 he was principal timpanist of the Houston Symphony. He appeared as soloist with the orchestra several times during his forty year tenure and also toured with the Boston Symphony in the summer of 1960.

In 1949 he became the head of the Percussion Studio at the University of Houston School of Music, retiring from UH in 1984. He died July 2, 1998.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additional items from David Wuliger’s estate were donated by Ginny Garrett, his student, former percussionist extra player with the Houston Symphony and retired Houston Symphony Education Director. These items include copies of letters from Ernst Hoffman, Leopold Stokowski, and an original music fragment by Stokowski. Additional items were contributed by John Randolph in January and September 2014.

Acquisition Source: John Randolph, Ronald Holdman

Acquisition Method: The Archives received these papers as a gift of John Randolph and principal timpanist Ronald Holdman. John Randolph is the son of former Houston Symphony musician Herman Randolph and Sandra Randolph, and received the papers from David Wuliger’s estate.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1: David Wuliger Papers, 1942-1998],
[Box 2: Oversize items, 1974, 1984, 1986],

Box 1: David Wuliger Papers, 1942-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Birth certificate, 10/12/1921Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Boston Symphony Australasian Tour, 1960Add to your cart.
Tour book and Japan program
Folder 3: Cleveland Institute of Music: transcript, 1938-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence: Baker, Harry J., 1946, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence: Barbirolli, Sir John and Lady Evelyn, 1964, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence: Barnes, George and Alice, 1948-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence: Bloomfield, Theodore, 1957-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence: Chávez, Carlos, 1947, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence: Comissiona, Sergiu, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence: Culp, Paula, 1969, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence: Duff, Cloyd, 1951, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence: Glassman, Karl, 1942-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence: Glassman, Karl, 1963-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence: Glassman, Karl, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence: Goodman, Saul and Gillian, 1948-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence: Goodman, Saul, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence: Hoffmann, Ernst, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence: Horowitz, Dick and Bernice, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Katims, Milton, 1955, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence: Light, Walter J., 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence: Ludwig, William F, Sr., 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence: Metzenger, Ed, 1946-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Correspondence: Munch, Charles, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Correspondence: Noak, Fred, 1954-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Correspondence: Omers, Constant, 1952-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Correspondence: Sternberg, Simon, 1947-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Correspondence: Stokowski, Leopold, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Correspondence: Street, Bill, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Correspondence: Szulc, Roman, 1943-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Correspondence: White, Charles L., 1946-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Correspondence: A – Z, 1946-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Curriculum Vitae, 1989, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Death certificate, 7/2/1998Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Drum cadences composed by Leopold Stokowski and David Wuliger, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Houston Symphony Pops Concerts program, 11/26/1955Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Military discharge papers, 1/30/1946Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Miscellaneous: Cartoon, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Newsclippings, 1963-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Passports and Social Security card, 1960, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Publication: “Echoes” from the Musical Career of David Wuliger, 1984Add to your cart.
by David Wuliger
Folder 41: Solo performances with the Houston Symphony, 1967-1974Add to your cart.

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