Collection 45 - Roy Lamont Smith collection

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Roy Lamont Smith collection


  • 1899-1946 (Creation)

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2 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Roy Lamont Smith was born on March 4, 1865 in Fremont, Nebraska and died on February 6, 1946 in San Diego, California. He was a pianist and studied at the Hershey School of Musical Art in Chicago (1883). He taught music in Fremont (1891) and was a professor of music at the Cadek Conservatory of Music in Chattanooga (1904-1942). He wrote various songs for voice and piano accompaniment, including one of the Tennessee state songs "My Homeland, Tennessee" (1925).

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Found in Rare Book Room at the University of Toronto Music Library. Source of material unknown.

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Collection consists of a handwritten book of lyrics for songs written by the American composer Roy Lamont Smith, and a collection of his published and unpublished (manuscript) sheet music.

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Files and items arranged and listed according to the original order in which they were found on the shelf in the Rare Book room at the Music Library.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created September 16, 2019.




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