Cover ImageWinter 2001 (Vol. 82, No. 4)

Table of Contents


"The world over here is so different": Alice Ettinger's Musical Career
A young woman from Waterloo makes her mark in European music circles.
by M. Alison Kibler

Iowa Impromptu: Norwegian Immigrant O. M. Oleson Seeks Music from Bjørnson and Grieg
A modest request from an Iowa druggist starts a battle of wits between two cultural giants.
by Camilla Haugen Cai

Iowa Architect of Acoustics Designed Fort Dodge & Sioux City Bandshells
Despite the Great Depression, two cutting-edge bandshells raised the bar on outdoor music performances, thanks to architect Henry Kamphoefner and two Iowa communities.
by Ginalie Swaim

Meredith Willson: Iowa's "Music Man" & "Ambassador to All the World"
From radio broadcasts to a Broadway musical, this Iowan sang the state's praises.
by John E. Miller

Yearly Index


Front Porch: Readers share their memories and experiences from country-school days.

Reading the Past: Immigrant traditions and immigrant freedoms are explored in Jon Gjerde's book, The Minds of the West: Ethnocultural Evolution in the by Marvin Bergman

One in a Million: Three decades after they raised funds and made bandages for Civil War soldiers, the Keosauqua War Time Glee Club gathers for a reunion and poses for a photograph. Their story is this issue's "One in a Million."