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curator , educator

Margaret Downie Banks, American curator, educator. Research grantee local chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1987, University South Dakota, 1989, 90; American Council Learned Society travel grantee, 1988, grantee Early American INdustries Association, 1992, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1992.


Banks, Margaret Downie was born on April 7, 1950 in Oneida, New York, United States. Daughter of Edwin J. and Lydia (Jeserick) Downie.


Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Skidmore College, 1972. Master of Arts in Musicology, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology, West Virginia University, 1981.


Curator, associate professor, then professor University South Dakota, Vermillion, since 1978.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Organist United Methodist Church, Vermillion, since 1978. Member American Museum Instrument Society (journal. advertising manager 1985-1994, board governors 1987-1995, registrar 1978-1994, vice president 1991-1995), American Musicology Society, Violin Society of America, Viola da Gamba Society of America, Sonneck Society for American Music, Galpin Society (London).


Married Barry L. Banks, April 7, 1984.

Edwin J. Downie

Lydia (Jeserick) Downie

Barry L. Banks