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Tuttle, Wallace, 1878-



  • Existence: December 2, 1878 - 1960


Wallace Tuttle was born December 2, 1878 in Springfield, Ohio to Rev. and Mrs. H.H. Tuttle. After graduating from Denison University in 1899, Tuttle enrolled in the Library Science program at the University of Chicago (1900-1901). From 1902-1903, He was an assistant cataloger at the Library of Congress. From 1904-1907, Tuttle worked for the Burrows Brothers, Cleveland-publishers and booksellers, and John Crerar Library in Chicago. In 1927, Tuttle was offered the position of Head of the Music Department and Editor at the Christian Board of Publication in St. Louis, MO. He took the position and was Head of the Music Department and Editor for a period of four years. From 1932-1943, he worked as editor for A.S. Barnes and Company.

His work as an editor was not his only skill; in fact, he was a skillful singer, who performed in countless evangelical recitals. From 1907-1926, he was the director of group singing for Redpath Chautauqua, Lincoln Chautauqua, International Lyceum and Chautauqua convention and among other organizations.

He married Mable Lynn of Kansas City, MO in 1920.

Wallace Tuttle died in 1960 at the age of 82, in Kansas City, MO.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

American Composers Collection

Identifier: MS-0078
Scope and Contents

The American Composers Collection includes material related to over 150 composers, including manuscript music scores, programs, correspondence, news clippings, and other items. Material varies with composer, from a single item to several folders. The collection was amassed from various donations to the University of Missouri-Kansas City before being given to the Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections. Provenance is noted when known.

Dates: 1813 - 2006

Wallace Tuttle, undated

Scope and Contents

Ink MS Book, 14p. Titles: O My Soul, Bless Though Jehovah, Hark, I Hear Him Call My Name, Jesus Leads, Nailed to the Cross, It Pays to Serve Jesus, Jesus Will, and Thy Kingdom of Love. Composed and arranged by various individuals

Dates: undated

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