Clyde B. Neibarger (1900-1965) Papers (0913kc)
Clyde Neibarger was born April 19, 1900, in Topeka, the son of Mr. And Mrs. Benjamin Neibarger. He went to Topeka High School and then studied music at Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburgh. In 1918, he served as a member of the Student Army Training Corps. At age 18, he joined the Pittsburg Headlight and Sun in Kansas, of which he later became editor. At the same time, he studied music and continued to build his reputation as a lyric tenor. In the summer of 1939, he took a course in music criticism at Juilliard. Also in 1939, he joined the staff of the Daily Oklahoman and Times in Oklahoma City and for several years was music editor. Neibarger joined the staff of the Kansas City Star in 1944, beginning as a copyreader on the telegraph desk. He was made music editor in 1949. Throughout his time as a newspaperman, Neibarger continued to perform, singing professionally and touring often. Neibarger was a member of numerous civic, musical, and journalism organizations. He and his wife, Helen, and had two daughters.
The collection consists chiefly of correspondence; clippings and typed manuscripts of Neibarger’s reviews; and some programs. 1933-1963.
3.5 cubic feet.
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