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Floyd P. and Margaret Barnard Papers

Identifier: M/A 0074

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The Floyd P. and Margaret Barnard Collection consists of four boxes including musical scores, Minneapolis Symphony programs, tour itineraries, college yearbooks, photos, drawings, and miscellaneous papers. A scrapbook includes clippings, programs, cards, and other ephemera.

Box 1 contains Minneapolis Symphony programs, scores, papers of Floyd and Margaret, and yearbooks.

Box 2 contains musical scores, largely compositions of or transcriptions for band by Floyd Barnard, in various forms: manuscript, parts, published scores. Pieces include "All Season Orchestra Folio," "Arrowhead Country," "Desert Twilight," selections from Mendelssohn, "Miniature Tone Poem," "News and Weather Concert March," "Puppet Ballet," "Salute to the Mid-West," "Silver Mountain Overture," "Trio Brilliante," and "Woodland Journey." 1918-1965. Scores in alphabetical order by title.

Box 3 contains photographs, drawings by Floyd Barnard, as well as miscellaneous items, including programs, a score, and Roosevelt High School reunion booklet.

Box 4 is a scrapbook.


  • Creation: 1918 - 1965



The physical collection is available for use in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library during the department's open hours. Photographs from this collection are available in the Small Collections in the Hennepin County Library Digital Collections.


Floyd P. Barnard was a music teacher at Roosevelt High School and Jefferson Junior High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was also a composer and Minneapolis Symphony musician--he played string bass in the Symphony Orchestra from 1922-1924. Barnard was born on January 20, 1897, in Mankato, Minnesota. He received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s degree from the University of Idaho, and a graduate degree in Musical Composition from Colorado State College. He composed many pieces of music for band and orchestra, including an instructional band book, The Introduction to Musical Knowledge.

In 1940, Barnard married Margaret Westenberger. Margaret was born on November 13, 1909. She attended the Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and the University of Iowa. Margaret Barnard taught voice at MacPhail School of Music.

Floyd Barnard died on October 15, 1987, followed shortly after by the death of his wife on November 21, 1987.


3.83 Linear Feet (4 boxes, 1 oversize)

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Related Materials in Hennepin County Library

Introduction to musical knowledge, by Archie N. Jones and Floyd P. Barnard. MT6.J78

Floyd P. and Margaret Barnard Papers
Roxanne Kalenborn
December 2013
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Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.