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West Bank School of Music records

Identifier: PA161

Scope and Content Note

Collection includes video recordings (bulk), audio recordings, marketing, publicity, photographs from the West Bank School of Music. The collection also contains ephemera collected by the West Bank School of Music.


  • 1970-2017

Language of Materials


Restrictions on Access

Collection is available for use in the Andersen Library Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Historical Note

The West Bank School of Music (WBSM) was founded in 1970 by Minneapolis musician Warren Park to be a community-focused music education center. WBSM offered high-quality, affordable music instruction and performance opportunities to students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds in in all styles, including old-time to jazz, classical, and funk. Originally established in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, in 2015 the WBSOM moved to St. Paul's Midway neighborhood. WBSM ceased operations in 2018.


8 Linear Feet (6 paige boxes, 2 flat boxes)


Collection includes tape recordings (bulk), marketing and publicity, posters, and ephemera from the West Bank School of Music.

Physical Location

High Bay

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection donated to the Performing Arts Archives by the West Bank School of Music in 2018.

Processing Information

Collection was processed and finding aid written by Archives and Special Collections staff in 2018.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Performing Arts Archives Collecting Area