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Cyrus Trobbe Music Collection

Collector:
Trobbe, Cyrus (musician)  Search this
Names:
Curran Theater  Search this
Geary Theater  Search this
KFRC (radio station)  Search this
San Francisco Light Opera  Search this
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra  Search this
Extent:
300 Cubic feet (322 record boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Programs
Disc recordings
Card catalog
Sheet music
Place:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
ca. 1900-1982.
Scope and Contents:
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.
Arrangement:
Divided into 5 series: (1) Collected music, (2) Scrapbooks, (3) Printed Programs, (4) Disc Recordings, (5) Card Catalog.
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. Cyrus Trobbe, 1986,September 30.
Restrictions:
Collection stored off site. Call 202-633-3270 to inquire about special arrangements to view collection.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Radio broadcasts  Search this
Sound Recordings and Reproductions  Search this
Musicians -- 20th century  Search this
Musical performances  Search this
Bands (Music) -- 20th century  Search this
Theater  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Programs
Disc recordings
Card catalog
Sheet music
Citation:
Cyrus Trobbe Music Collection, 1913-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0242
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0242

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