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George Wolfe papers and photographs

Identifier: RG-04-01-50

Scope and Contents

This collection includes programs, newspaper articles, audio performances, posters, and personal articles from George Wolfe regarding his work with the Ball State University School of Music and the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies in Muncie, IN ranging from 1969 to 2014.


  • 1969-2014

Language of Materials

Materials in English, French, and German.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Biographical Note / Historical Note / Administrative History

George Wolfe served on the faculty of the Ball State University School of Music from 1982 to 2014, teaching applied saxophone, instructing chamber music ensembles. During his time at Ball State, he has been awarded the Robert O. Foster Faculty Award for support of diversity and multicultural programs, and the Ball State University Faculty Outstanding Creative Endeavor Award. In addition, from 2002-2006, Wolfe served as Director of the Ball State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Wolfe, a renowned saxophonist, has toured internationally and has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles, including the United States Navy Band, the Saskatoon Symphony and the World Band at Disney World. He has been a featured soloist on six volumes of a compact disc series America's Millennium Tribute to Adolphe Sax. In 1997, Ball State University awarded Dr. Wolfe its Outstanding Creative Endeavor for his CD on music and cosmology entitled Lifting the Veil. In addition to saxophone performance, Wolfe researches in the areas of mediation, nonviolence, and peace studies and has served as a guest lecturer at the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, N.Y.


2 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)


Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Newspaper, newsletter, and magazine clippings, 1981-2014

Series 2: Personal, professional, and scholarly records, 1983-2013

Series 3: Concert and church performance programs, 1969-2014

Series 4: Promotional Material, 1996-2013

Series 5: Audio recordings, 1997-2013

Series 6: Digitized photographs, news clippings, and certificates, circa 1970-2013


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/09/12 by Kasey Mock.

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Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA