Skip to main content

Alfred M. Shuey Scrapbooks and Music

 Collection
Identifier: M/A 0058

Description of Contents

Collection includes two scrapbooks containing clippings and programs from many Minneapolis and St. Paul musical events. Scrapbook I contains 1868-1881 and Scrapbook II covers 1891-1897. Also includes some newspaper clippings including obituary and a program from a dinner honoring Captain Shuey in November 1927.

Dates

  • 1868 - 1927

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is available for use during Special Collection’s open public hours and may be used only within the department.

Biography

Alfred M. Shuey, a Civil War veteran from Ohio, was an lifelong musician and prolific composer, publishing over 50 different musical compositions. He came to Minneapolis at age 17, immediately joined a small orchestra, and was a member of the first public performance of any kind with an orchestra in Minneapolis in 1866. In 1876, he established the Minneapolis Orchestra union, and two years later he became the organist and choir leader at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, where he remained for 20 years. He remained an active musician, performing many concerts throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul, until the late 1920s.

He was also an active member of the Shriners and Masons. He is remembered as the "Father of all uniformed drills and parade organizations" within the Shriners, because he developed the first parade drills for the organization. He was a founding member of one of the earliest Shriner temples in Minneapolis. In addition, he was an active Mason for 60 years, including 35 years as Captain of the Zuhrah temple. He died at age 83 on April 8, 1930 of a cerebral hemorrhage, one day before his 84th birthday.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Related Materials in Hennepin County Library

The Angelus
/Zla 562s1 (Adult Sheet Music)
Compositions for the Organ: Cantilena
/Zla 562s3 (Adult Sheet Music)
Festival Jubilate
/Zgr 562s1 (Adult Sheet Music)
The Great Jehovah
/Zgs 562s1 (Adult Sheet Music)
Mass in F
Zgr 562s1 (Adult Reference Music Score)
The Lord's Prayer
*Zgr 562s5 (Adult Reference Music Score)
Sacred Selections
Zgr 562s2 (Adult Reference Music Score)
Sleep, Little One, Sleep
/Zgd 562s1 (Adult Sheet Music)
A Vision
/Zla 562s2 (Adult Sheet Music)
Wynken, Blynken, And Nod
/Zgd 562s2 (Adult Sheet Music)

Events where Alfred Shuey Performed

Minneapolis Female Academy
Friday, December 6, 1872
Academy of Music, St. Paul, MN
Friday, October 25, 1872
Academy of Music, St. Paul, MN
Thursday, October 24, 1872
Academy of Music, St. Paul, MN
Thursday, August 29, 1872
Hodges' Academy of Music, Minneapolis, MN
January 2, 1872
Opera House, St. Paul, MN
September 22, 1871
Minnesota State Musical Convention and Festival, Minneapolis
November 2-5, 1869
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Sunday, April 9, 1882
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Sunday, April 17, 1881
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Tuesday, December 25, 1883
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Monday, December 25, 1882
Christ Church, St. Paul, MN
Thursday, January 9, 1872
Academy of Music, St. Paul, MN
Saturday, April 18, 1868
St. Mark's Church organ opening
March 8, 1872
House of Hope Presbyterian Church organ opening, St. Paul, MN
March 5, 1873
House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, MN
March 6, 1873
Conservatory Hall
May 31, 1894
Academy of Music, St. Paul, MN
August 29, 1872
Academy of Music, State Musical Convention
October 1872
Academy of Music, St. Paul, MN
Tuesday, January 20, 1872
Academy of Music, St. Paul, MN
Friday, September 3, 1875
Association Hall
Friday, April 12, 1878
Association Hall
Monday, January 21, 1878
Association Hall
Friday, November 16, 1877
Academy of Music, St. Paul, MN
Saturday, May 12, 1877
Academy of Music, St. Paul, MN
Wednesday, February 28, 1877
Association Hall
Wednesday, October 31, 1877
Academy of Music, St. Paul, MN
Tuesday, March 14, 1876
Opera House, St. Paul, MN
Tuesday, December 21, 1875
Academy of Music, St. Paul, MN
Tuesday, January 11, 1876
Christ Church, Reformed Episcopal
Tuesday, March 4, 1879
Dania Hall
Friday, June 19, 1896
Augustana Church
June 16-17, 1896
Plymouth Church
Monday, June 15, 1896
Exposition Auditorium
Sunday, August 23, 1896
Coliseum Hall
July 17-21, 1891
Augustana Church
Friday, October 1, 1897
Svenska Lutherska Augustana Church
April 15-16, 1891
Emanuel Academy
Friday, April 29, 1892
Swedish Ev. Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN
October 31, 1897
Augustana Lutheran Church
Friday, May 13, 1892
Bethlehem Church
Wednesday, December 1, 1897
St. Pauli Menigheds Kirke
Sunday, July 24, 1892
Svenska Ev. Lutherska Augustana Kyrkan
Monday, December 6, 1897
Augustana Lutheran Church
September 28, 1892
Augustana Lutheran Church
Sunday, October 30, 1892
Swedish Tabernacle
January 1, 1893
First Swedish Ev. Lutheran Church
Wednesday, December 28, 1892
Ford Music Hall
February 3, 1893
Swedish Tabernacle
Friday, December 3, 1897
Metropolitan Opera House
Friday, March 10-Saturday, March 11, 1893
The People's Church
March 28, 1893
Market Hall
Thursday, April 27, 1893
Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church
Monday, December 6, 1897
Exposition Building
August 20, 1893
Augustana Lutheran Church
Sunday, March 25, 1894
Swedish Lutheran Augustana Church
December 28, 1893
Conservatory Hall
December 12, 1894
Conservatory Hall
Wednesday, December 19, 1894
Augustana Lutheran Church
December 10, 1894
Augustana Lutheran Church
Wednesday, November 7, 1894
Augustana Lutheran Church
December 9, 1894
Augustana Lutheran Church
December 31, 1894
Church of the Immaculate Conception
Friday, April 5, 1895
First Unitarian Church
Friday, May 24, 1895
Augustana Lutheran Church
Friday, February 22, 1895
Minneapolis Swedish Tabernacle
Saturday, June 8, 1895
St. Paul Auditorium
Friday, June 7, 1895
Lutheran Augustana Church
Wednesday, May 22, 1895
Century Hall
Monday, June 17, 1895
Lutheran Augustana Church
Wednesday, September 25, 1895
Swedish Lutheran Church
Friday, November 8, 1895
Exposition Auditorium
Friday, November 29, 1895?
Lutheran Augustana Church
Friday, January 3, 1896
Lutheran Augustana Church
Wednesday, December 18, 1895
Augustana Church
Thursday, February 27, 1896
A.O.W.W. Temple, St. Paul, MN
Friday, March 20, 1896
Augustana Lutheran Church
Wednesday, February 5, 1896
Zion Church
Wednesday, March 18, 1896
Augustana Lutheran Church
Wednesday, March 3, 1897
Augustana Lutheran Church
Wednesday, March 18, 1896
Svenska Missions-Templet
Saturday, April 25, 1896
Lutheran Augustana Church
Friday, March 13, 1896
Unitarian Auditorium
Friday, April 17, 1896
Lutheran Augustana Church
Wednesday, April 25, 1894
Park Ave. Congregational Church
Sunday, May 10, 1896
First Swedish Lutheran Church
Friday, May 1, 1896
Welsh Church (Franklin and 17th)
Thursday, May 21, 1896
Church of the Redeemer
Thursday, September 24, 1896
Augustana Church
Wednesday, October 14, 1896
Bethesda Hospital dedication
November 10, 1896
St. Mary's Church
Friday, November 27, 1896
Peterson's Hall (Cor. 15th Ave. S. and Washington)
September 26-October 3, 1896
Svenska Mission-Tabernaklet
Sunday, November 21, 1897
Piano Club (at Howard and Farwell's)
Monday, December 7, 1896
Metropolitan Theatre
Wednesday, January 27, 1897
Mozart Hall (Sixth and Franklin Sts)
Tuesday, January 5, 1897
Peoples Church
Friday, March 6, 1897
Sjoberg's Hall, Payne Ave. Cor. Wells
Wednesday, March 31, 1897
Lutheran Augustana Church
Wednesday, May 12, 1897
Lutheran Augustana Church
Wednesday, April 21, 1897
First Swedish Ev. Lutheran Church
Thursday, March 4, 1897
Augustana Church
Sunday, April 18, 1897
Lutheran Augustana Church
Wednesday, May 26, 1897
First Unitarian Church
Tuesday, April 27, 1897
Augustana Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN
October 31, 1897
Dania Hall
Friday, November 5, 1897
Exposition Building
May 17-18, 1897
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Sunday, December 25, 1881
Title
Alfred M. Shuey Scrapbooks and Music
Status
Completed
Author
Gail A. Wolfson
Date
May 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.
612-543-8200