Edwin Franko Goldman Autograph Collection: circa 1770-1954 (bulk 1850s-1940s)
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Biography

Edwin Franko Goldman (1878-1956) was an American composer and conductor for military bands. As an avocation, he was also a collector of autographs, letters, photographs, and musical scores of many musical celebrities from his lifetime and before. In May 1954 he donated his collection to University of Michigan band director William Revelli for use by the band. The "Edwin Franko Goldman Room" in Harris Hall at the University of Michigan was dedicated to display the collection.