MUSICIAN

A music enthusiast, Frank Palmer Speare wrote several pieces of music, including the "Official" Northeastern University March (below, left) and other pieces, such as "Silver Bay, a Song of Vacation Days" (below, right). Many of his compositions contained themes of patriotic or Christian values.

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The "Official" Northeastern University March, written by Frank Palmer Speare. ca. 1940. From the Office of the President (Speare) records (A01).
"Silver Bay, a Song of Vacation Days," written by Frank Palmer Speare. ca. 1908. From the Frank Palmer Speare Papers (M01).