Grove Family and Floyd Von Richter Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
von Richter, Floyd
Floyd von Richter collection
Date [inclusive]
0.66 Cubic feet 1 flat box
Language of Materials
Lloyd von Richter (1868-1945) was a violist from Fowlerville, Michigan. He was also a publisher of sheet music. His grandson, Roger Grove, is an alumnus of Michigan State University.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Biographical Note

Floyd von Richter was born February 1870 in Michigan. He was a violinist based in Fowlerville, Michigan.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains dance orchestra music in arrangements popular throughout central Michigan in the early 1900s. The collection includes photographs of Floyd von Richter, orchestras and miscellaneous people and also includes sheet music published in Lansing, Michigan by von Richter as well as other composers. There is also included a document showing von Richter's competency in piano tuning and repair.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections July 2013

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Roger Grove.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Dance music
  • Orchestral music
  • Sheet music

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Collection Inventory

Oversized materials 

Box Folder

Certification of piano tuning school completion 1911 

1 1

"From Earth to Heaven" concert waltz regular and oversized parts 1934 

1 2

Scrapbook page with unidentified orchestra, crop, and people images Undated 

1 3

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Sheet Music 

Box Folder

"Amusement Quadrille" music parts Circa 1889 

2 1

"Badger Gavotte" parts Undated 

2 2

"Birds of Night" quadrille parts Undated 

2 3

"A Charge to Victory" march and two-step parts 1911 

2 4

"The Club" quadrille parts Undated 

2 5

"Crown of Victory" overture parts Undated 

2 6

"Day Break" waltz parts Undated 

2 7

"Eastern Star" quadrille parts Circa 1897 

2 8

"Federation Quadrille" parts 1902 

2 9

"The Golden Giant" quadrille parts Circa 1888 

2 10

"Grandpa's Favorite Quadrille" parts Undated 

2 11

"Heads Up" march and two-step parts 1911 

2 12

"Heel and Toe Polka" parts Undated 

2 13

Individual portraits and the Sparta school orchestra Undated 

2 14

"Isle of Sweethearts" waltz parts 1921 

2 15

"Luxemburg Schottische" parts Undated 

2 16

"Mac's Winner" march and two-step parts 1914 

2 17

"Medley Waltz" quadrille parts Undated 

2 18

"Medley Waltz No. 2" parts Undated 

2 19

"Money Musk" parts Undated 

2 20

"My Queen" medley waltz parts Undated 

3 1

"Nuggets of Gold" quadrille score and parts 1900 

3 2

"Old Southern Schottische" parts Undated 

3 3

"Oriental Lanciers" parts Undated 

3 4

"The Oxford and Kenilworth March" parts Undated 

3 5

"Peach Flake" three-step redowa 1905 

3 6

"Reaching for the Moon" fox-trot parts 1926 

3 7

"The Ripple Mazurka" parts Undated 

3 8

"Rom-e-o" march and two-step parts Undated 

3 9

"The Rye Waltz" parts Undated 

3 10

"Seaside Polka" parts Undated 

3 11

"Sicilian Circle" parts 

3 12

"Two-Step Medley" parts Undated 

3 13

"Varsovienne" parts Undated 

3 14

"Virginia Reel" parts Undated 

3 15

"Waltzes 'Alone'" parts Circa 1887 

3 16

"Washington State" two-step parts 1910 

3 17

"Wynette" waltzes parts 1912 

3 18

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"'Good Morning' After a Sleep of Twenty-five Years, Old-fashioned Dancing is Being Revived by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford" 1926