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Douglas MacArthur oral history, 2002 November 27

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[Aviary] Douglas MacArthur oral history, 2002 November 27
[Aviary] Douglas MacArthur oral history, 2002 November 27

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

Oral histories were conducted by archives staff and by student interviewers. Most oral histories in this series include a transcript and an audio recording on cassette. Some files may contain related information about the subject.


  • Creation: 2002 November 27

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From the Collection: 4.87 Cubic Feet (17 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Born in Rich Springs, North Carolina, Douglas MacArthur moved to Baltimore's East Side as a teenager. He served in Europe with the U.S. Army 10th Cavalry during World War II. He began his carer as a musician while serving in the military. After returning to Baltimore, he became active with the Musicians' Union local 543 and continued his music education at the Larry London School of Music, majoring in double bass. He was a member of Tracy McCleary's band, the Royal Men of Rhythm, at the Royal Theatre and the leader of his own group, Doug's Blue Notes. Shortly after the war, he began working for Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point and was quickly promoted to a supervisory position. He retired from his position as a turn supervisor in the 1980s. Interview with Elizabeth Schaaf.


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Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Peabody Institute
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA