Trobbe was a musician and a leader of musical groups in the San Francisco Bay area for some sixty years. He was born in London and came to the U.S. shortly before 1920. Trobbe found regular work as a violinist and a group leader, assembling musical groups varying in size from small dance orchestras to large theater orchestras. He became a faculty member of what is now San Francisco State University soon after WW II.
Includes: published music scores (1920-1980) collected by Cy Trobbe, scrapbooks documenting his music career (1919-1980), programs from musical presentations in San Francisco (1913-1980), disc recordings of Trobbe's radio broadcasts on KFRC in 1938; and a card catalog assembled by Trobbe of his collection, arranged by type of music.
Cyrus Trobbe Music Collection, 1913-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History