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Finding Aid by Katie Fernandez
|Collection No. :||SIM-14|
|Title:||Oscar L. Wallace Collection|
|Creator:||Oscar L. Wallace|
|Extent:||Approximately .5 Linear Feet|
|Abstract:||Materials in this collection document the life and career of Oscar L.
Wallace, a Merchant Marine and musician who retired to Staten Island.
Oscar L. Wallace Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Department of the Library, College of Staten Island, CUNY, Staten Island, New York.
This collection was donated to the CSI Archives & Special Collections.
Collection processed by Katie Fernandez.
Access to this record group is unrestricted.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for compliance with laws of copyright. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Coordinator of Archives & Special Collections.
Oscar L. Wallace was born in Argentina. As a teenager,
he studied at a conservatory in Buenos Aires, learning piano, organ, accordion,
melodic, guitar, trumpet, and ukulele. He joined the Argentinean Merchant
Marines and worked on his musical career when he was not at sea. Wallace moved
to the United States in 1960; he joined the United States Merchant Marines
and furthered his musical career by composing. One of his well-known works
was entitled “Jackie,” and was dedicated to Jacqueline Kennedy
Onassis. He left the Merchant Marines in 1977 and retired to Staten Island,
where he took classes at the College of Staten Island and sang at venues around
the island, including the Holiday Inn in Graniteville, Staten Island.
The materials in this collection are arranged individually by type of material. The scrapbooks and cassette tapes are included at the end of the collection.
This collection is indexed under the following terms. Manuscript collections are not included in the College of Staten Island's library catalog at this time.
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994.
Composers -- Staten Island (N.Y.)
Merchant marine -- Argentina.
Merchant marine -- United States.
Musicians -- Staten Island (N.Y.)
Musicians -- South America -- Argentina.
Newsclipping – “Argentinean native croons through career” Staten Island Advance
|1||2||Sheet Music-“Only You”
(Solo Tu), recorded by Carol Vasquez with Oscar Wallace and Allen Berk
Sheet Music- “Jackie,” recorded by Oscar Wallace with Allen Berk Band
Sheet Music- “Be a Volunteer,” words & music by Lt. Col. Oscar L. Wallace
Sheet Music- “I’ll Raise This Song to MY Lord Jesus-Christ,”
words & music by Oscar L. Wallace
|1||3||Book- Poems and Poesias: A Bilingual Book – English and Spanish by Oscar L. Wallace, 1992|
|Bound Scrapbook||30 Melodies by Oscar L. Wallace ASCAP- Member|
|Bound Scrapbook||Teoria Musical (Solfeo) by O.L. Wallace, American Spanish Music CO. INC.|
|Audiocassette||The Romantic Songs of Oscar Wallace featuring Carol Vasquez|
|Audiocassette||The Romantic Songs of Oscar Wallace|