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Tom Maguire Collection

Identifier: BRSCA-TM-048
The Tom Maguire Collection contains prints of costume designs and souvenir programs


  • 1916-1960

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

The Collections are available to researchers by appointment. Please email or call 405/325-5181.

Conditions Governing Use

The Ballets Russes Special Collections and Archive holds the physical rights only to most materials. Researchers must secure written permission from the Archive to publish archival material. Researchers assume all responsibility for conforming to copyright laws and for correctly citing the source of the archival material.


1 Boxes : One small legal document box

2 Items (Individually housed in FF1F)

Biographical / Historical

Tom Maguire's career in music and the arts spans more than fifty years as a performer, arranger, conductor, teacher and arts administrator. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree and the University of Oklahoma with a Master of Music. His performance career included twenty-five years as Principal Percussionist with the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, where he also served as an Assistant Conductor and six years as Percussionist and four years as Timpanist with the Santa Fe Symphony. Mr. Maguire has performed in or conducted orchestras in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Italy and Costa Rica and, as Arranger/Conductor for the New American Ragtime Ensemble, has performed over 300 concerts of traditional ragtime music on tours throughout Central and North America. Mr. Maguire has also played in the pit orchestras of many Broadway and off-Broadway theaters and has toured with Broadway National Companies and major pop music artists. Mr. Maguire served as an adjunct faculty member in the OU School of Music for seven years and in the same position at North Texas State University (now, the University of North Texas) for six years. As an arts administrator Mr. Maguire has guided ballet companies, symphony orchestras, and numerous small ensembles and is a Founder of the Oklahoma Arts Institute, a multi-disciplinary arts camp for teenagers, which provides quality arts education to high school students from throughout Oklahoma. Mr. Maguire has served as the Executive Director of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Administrative Director of the Institute for Spanish Arts, and Director of Development of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Mr. Maguire served the City of Santa Fe as Culture, Arts and Tourism Planner, directed Culture and Heritage Tourism for the City of Santa Fe, and was the senior planner for the UNESCO International Creative Tourism Conference in fall 2008. Mr. Maguire is a 2004 recipient of The Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts from the City of Santa Fe and was appointed to the New Mexico Arts Commission in 2012 by Governor Suzanna Martinez. Mr. Maguire also continues to present his audiovisual piece: Barbarians at the Gate – Stravinsky, Diaghilev & the Ballets Russes at colleges, universities and arts organizations throughout the country. Items from Mr. Maguire's extensive collection of dance materials are the core of the collection Mr. Maguire is establishing in the OU Ballets Russes Archive.
The Tom Maguire Collection
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Part of the Ballets Russes Special Collections and Archive Repository


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