The Stamps-Baxter GI School of Music

  • Jeannette FresneEmail author


From February 1947 to July 1953, the Stamps-Baxter Music Company sponsored the Stamps-Baxter GI School of Music in Dallas, Texas, for returning soldiers. The US government made education grants available to honorably discharged veterans under Public Law 78-346 (the GI Bill). Some veterans enrolled in traditional colleges and universities; however, many attended specialty schools. The branch of the US armed services in which they served, and the type and length of that service, varied among the students. Reasons for attendance varied; however, most if not all students were drawn by a desire to study shape-note gospel music that grew from musical experiences during their childhood years and the social benefits of interaction with other students.


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  1. 1.Lamar UniversityBeaumontUSA

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