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Martha Tilson Amos
1 Folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Lucinda Barnhart, 2004

Biographical Note:

Born and raised in Indiana, Martha Tilson Amos was the daughter of Lowell Mason Tilson and Susan E. Powell Tilson.  Amos was born on February 8, 1907 and died on January 6, 1992. 

Lowell Mason Tilson was born in Johnson County, Indiana on August 19, 1872.  Tilson was a leader in music education and an author of numerous textbooks on music education.  He began his career as a student at Franklin College located in Franklin, Indiana.  Tilson was the first public school music teacher in Lebanon, Indiana, and was affectionately referred to as “Mr. Music” by his students.  After teaching in Lebanon, Tilson was asked, in 1915, to develop and head the music department at Indiana State Normal College, now Indiana State University.  After reaching the position of Professor Emeritus, Tilson retired in 1940.  He was an honorary member of the Phi Delta Kappa fraternity and received an honorary degree from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in 1931.  Tilson died in Knox, Indiana on August 26, 1962. 

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains a short biographical sketch of Lowell Mason Tilson written by his daughter, Martha Tilson Amos.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Item Listing:

1965.  Biographical sketch of Lowell Mason Tilson.

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 Folder
Collection Dates: 1965
Provenance: Martha Tilson Amos, Knox, Indiana, 1965 October 3
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Alternate Formats: None
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