David D. Dexter Papers

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David D. Dexter papers

The materials in this online repository form part of a larger David D. Dexter papers record group held by the Bentley Historical Library. For a more complete index to the materials, please consult the collection's online finding aid.

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David D. Dexter was a cornet player in the 1961 University of Michigan Symphony Band that performed across the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. The collection includes digitized photographs, correspondence, diaries, and audio recordings documenting the tour and performances.

David D. Dexter was born to parents, Henry and Dorothy Dexter, in Dayton, Ohio on November 27, 1940. Dexter came to the University of Michigan in 1959, where he studied Biology and joined the Band as a cornet player. In 1961, Dexter took part in the Symphony Band's tour of the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, sponsored by the United States State Department. Dexter graduated from Michigan with a Batchelor of Science in Biology in 1963. After receiving a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Georgetown University in 1968, Dexter worked in academic computing at Alma College, Middlebury College, and the University of Mount Union. David D. Dexter passed away in 2016.

Please note:

Copyright has been transferred to the Regents of the University of Michigan.

Access to digitized sound recordings may be limited to the reading room of the Bentley Historical Library, located on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan.

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