Many in the UNT community and around Denton knew of Bob Rogers as a professor and pianist, and for his cheerfulness and kind disposition. In the Music Library, we knew Bob for all of the above, but also as a dedicated volunteer who, along with his wife, Daisy, worked countless hours assisting in absorbing the steady stream of new materials that come to the Music Library into the collection and the public catalog.
Jazz and popular musicians owe a particular debt to Bob for his entry of the each song title in many of the library's "fake books" into the online catalog, and for his cataloging of tens of thousands of pieces of sheet music in our WFAA, WBAP, and popular song collections.
Students, faculty, and visitors to the Music Library will benefit from Bob's excellent work here for years to come. We are honored to have been one of the many corners of the world which Bob left better than he found them.