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Jazz and Big Band Collection

Creator:
Morrow, Buddy  Search this
Mooney, Art  Search this
Timbrell, Tiny, 1917-1992  Search this
Stacy, Jess, 1904-1995  Search this
Wilson, Teddy, 1912-1986  Search this
Glen Gray Band  Search this
Gabler, Milt  Search this
Fields, Shep  Search this
Dick Jurgens  Search this
James, Harry  Search this
Horace Heidt  Search this
Lombardo, Guy, 1902-1977  Search this
Kay Kyser  Search this
Duchin, Eddy, 1909-1951  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
McIntyre, Hal, -1959  Search this
Krupa, Gene, 1909-1973  Search this
Barron, Blue, 1912-2005  Search this
Elman, Ziggy  Search this
Cohasco, Inc.  Search this
Cugat, Xavier, 1900-1990  Search this
Names:
Anthony, Ray, 1922-  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Barnet, Charlie  Search this
Beneke, Tex  Search this
Brown, Les, 1912-2001  Search this
Brubeck, Dave  Search this
Calloway, Cab, 1907-  Search this
Christy, June, 1925-  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Dorsey, Tommy, 1905-1956  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Frankie Laine  Search this
Garner, Erroll  Search this
Getz, Stan, 1927-1991  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Gray, Glen, 1906-1963  Search this
Henderson, Fletcher, 1897-1952  Search this
Herman, Woody, 1913-1987  Search this
Jordan, Louis, 1908-1975  Search this
Kaye, Sammy, 1910-1987  Search this
Kenton, Stan  Search this
Lee, Peggy  Search this
Lopez, Vincent, 1894-1975  Search this
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
MacRae, Gordon  Search this
Martin, Freddy, 1906-1983  Search this
May, Billy  Search this
Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976  Search this
Miller, Glenn  Search this
Monroe, Vaughn, 1911-1973  Search this
Mulligan, Gerry  Search this
Norvo, Red, 1908-1999  Search this
Page, Patti  Search this
Ray McKinley  Search this
Rich, Buddy  Search this
Shaw, Artie, 1910-2004  Search this
Shore, Dinah, 1917-1994  Search this
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998  Search this
Spivak, Charlie  Search this
Vallée, Rudy, 1901-1986  Search this
Vaughan, Sarah, 1924-1990  Search this
Waring, Fred, 1900-1984  Search this
Webb, Chick, 1909-1939  Search this
Weems, Ted  Search this
Welk, Lawrence, 1903-1992  Search this
Whiteman, Paul, 1890-1967  Search this
Whiting, Margaret  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 map folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contracts
Postcards
Posters
Publicity photographs
Programs
Menus
Magazines (periodicals)
Tickets
Matchcovers
Motion picture stills
Handbills
Signatures (names)
Sheet music
Date:
1927 - 1966
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 235 pieces of music ephemera assembled by an anonymous California musicologist over several decades. The contents include such things as concert ticket stubs; show programs; handbills; publicity stills; record store posters; nightclub souvenirs; autographs; contracts, lobby cards; movie stills; postcards; fan and record industry magazines; sheet music; an oversize RKO theatre owners' advertising book for the 1942 sensation "Syncopation," starring Charlie Barnet, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Gene Krupa, et al; and miscellany such as matchbook covers and novelty promotional pieces. There are just a few letters in the collection. The collection contains materials representing both bands and band members, and individual artists. In many cases, there are only one or a few relevant items. Persons and acts represented include: Ray Anthony, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Barnet, Tex Beneke, Les Brown, Dave Brubeck, Cab Calloway, June Christy, Nat King Cole, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Erroll Garner, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Glen Gray, Fletcher Henderson, Woody Herman, Harry James, Louis Jordan, Sammy Kaye, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Kay Kyser, Frankie Laine, Peggy Lee, Guy Lombardo, Vincent Lopez, Jimmy Lunceford, Gordon MacRae, Freddy Martin, Billy May, Johnny Mercer, Glenn Miller, Vaughn Monroe, Gerry Mulligan, Red Norvo, Patti Page, Buddy Rich, Artie Shaw, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Spivak, Rudy Vallee, Sarah Vaughan, Fred Waring, Chick Webb, Ted Weems, Lawrence Welk, Paul Whiteman, Margaret Whiting, and Benny Goodman. In other cases, the collection contains an item or items (such as menus) that have been autographed. The collection contains autographs or autographed items for the following: Gene Krupa, Jess Stacy, Teddy Wilson, Blue Barron, Eddie Duchin, Shep Fields, Ziggy Elman, Glen Gray Band, Milt Gabler, Horace Heidt, Dick Jurgens, Kay Kyser, Guy Lombardo, Xavier Cugat, Hal McIntyre, Art Mooney, Buddy Morrow, Harry James and "Tiny" Timbrell.
Arrangement:
: 1 series.
Provenance:
Cohasco, Inc.,Purchase.,2016,ACNMAH 1388; Nonacc. No. pending.
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Big band music  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contracts
Postcards
Posters
Publicity photographs
Programs -- Concerts
Menus
Magazines (periodicals)
Tickets
Matchcovers
Motion picture stills
Handbills
Signatures (names)
Sheet music
Citation:
Jazz and Big Band Collection, 1927-1966, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1388
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1388
Online Media:

Cartoon, "The X-Ray, McKinley, No Use Talking..."

Collection Creator:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Container:
Reel 4814, Frame 1366
Box 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
Glasgow painting diary, Microfilm reel 4912: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from Yale Center for British Art. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Charles M. Kurtz papers, 1843-1990 (bulk 1884-1909). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles M. Kurtz papers
Charles M. Kurtz papers / Series 9: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kurtchar-ref1770

Photographs

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1870-1995
Scope and Contents:
Subseries 2A: Photographs ca. 1870-1995

Subseries 2A includes black and white and color photographs and several sheets of black and white xerox copies of photographs. Since most of the photographs are not labeled, date identifications cannot be positive, but the photographs range in age roughly from the late 19th century to the 1990s. Images ranging from about 1930 to 1980 document Ray's activities with various bands and orchestras. The photographs are divided into several subject groups, all of which document very different things. Photographs of Ray's musical career, for example, document the growth of a teenaged drummer trying out a pencil moustache into master showman leading his own orchestras well into old age. Of particular interest are two photographs of Ray and some band members with Louis Armstrong, who Ray's daughter describes as, "His idol!" The autographed photographs consist of publicity shots of various musicians and bands that Ray collected in his first few years as a professional musician. The personal and family photographs, which include a portrait of Ray's grandmother and snapshots of his great-grandfather document several generations of American family life. In his first few years, Ray wears a drop-waist dress and buckle shoes, and only a few decades later he sports an Air Force uniform for his wedding in a chapel at Yale. Photographs from the years that follow depict Ray, his wife, and his daughter together in every remaining decade of the century. The group of World War II photographs consist less of posed photographs of the whole band performing or traveling and more of shots of Ray, his friends and the European cities they encountered in their travels. These include photographs of servicemen assembled to hear the band play, wreckage from bombs, and band members relaxing.

Additional photos can be found in two photo albums assembled as thank-you gifts to the New Glenn Miller Orchestra for performances in Kyoto, Japan, and Yugoslavia. These albums and the photographs from them can be found in Subseries 2.2: Miscellaneous.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0635, Subseries 2.1
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 2: Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1011

Correspondence

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1995
Scope and Contents:
Subseries 2.3 consists of two folders of letters from friends and fans, documenting events in Ray's musical career and personal life. Of particular interest is a 1945 letter from General Omar Bradley congratulating Ray on a performance of the Glenn Miller Band which Ray had lead. Also of note are a few letters exchanged between Ray and Gretchen McKinley during the war, as well as several letters from veterans of World War II relating fond memories of the Glenn Miller Orchestra's performances overseas. Undated correspondence is at the end of the Subseries.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0635, Subseries 2.3
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 2: Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1081

Programs and Publicity

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1932-1990
Scope and Contents:
Subseries 2.4 consists of three folders of publicity materials and programs for appearances and recordings of Ray McKinley's Orchestras, as well as product endorsements by McKinley. Materials include advertisements from magazines and newspapers, broadsides, flyers, press releases, and programs. Records are placed in chronological order, grouped, when possible, by the band Ray belonged to when the materials were produced.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0635, Subseries 2.4
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 2: Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1085

Original Discs

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 3: Audiovisual Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1125

Joe Marsala and his Chosen Seven: "Sweet Mama, Papa's Getting Mad", "Chimes Blues"

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Container:
Box 53, Folder OD 635.2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 3: Audiovisual Materials / Original Discs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1127

Joe Marsala and his Chosen Seven: "Walkin' The Dog", "Lazy Daddy"

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Container:
Box 53, Folder OD 635.3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 3: Audiovisual Materials / Original Discs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1128

Ray McKinley and his Orchestra: "You Took Advantage Of Me", "It's Easy To Remember"

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Container:
Box 53, Folder OD 635.4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 3: Audiovisual Materials / Original Discs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1129

Ray McKinley and his Orchestra: "Blue Moon", "My Heart Stood Still"

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Container:
Box 53, Folder OD 635.5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 3: Audiovisual Materials / Original Discs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1130

Louis Armstrong and Gordon Jenkins and his Chorus and Orchestra: "Bye and Bye", "The Whiffenpoof Song"

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Container:
Box 53, Folder OD 635.6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 3: Audiovisual Materials / Original Discs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1131

Louis Armstrong and Gary Crosby: "Struttin' With Some Barbecue", "Ko Ko Mo (I Love You)"

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Container:
Box 53, Folder OD 635.7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 3: Audiovisual Materials / Original Discs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1132

Ray McKinley and his Orchestra: "Down The Road Apiece", "Hoodle Addle"

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Container:
Box 53, Folder OD 635.8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 3: Audiovisual Materials / Original Discs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1133

"Peanuts" Hucko Quartet: "Swing That Music", "Stealin' Apples", "You're Mine, You!", "Ain't We Got Fun"

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Container:
Box 53, Folder OD 635.9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 3: Audiovisual Materials / Original Discs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1134

Ray McKinley and his Orchestra: "Celery Stalks At Midnight", "You Remind Me Of Someone"

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Container:
Box 53, Folder OD 635.10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 3: Audiovisual Materials / Original Discs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1135

Ray McKinley and his Orchestra: "Wanderlust Blues", "Crazy Boogie"

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Container:
Box 53, Folder OD 635.11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 3: Audiovisual Materials / Original Discs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1136

Ray McKinley's Jazz Band: "Love In The First Degree", "New Orleans Parade"

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Container:
Box 53, Folder OD 635.12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 3: Audiovisual Materials / Original Discs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1137

Ray McKinley's Jazz Band: "Fingerwave", "Shack In The Back"

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Container:
Box 53, Folder OD 635.13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 3: Audiovisual Materials / Original Discs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1138

Glenn Miller and the Army Air Force Band: "Interview", "With My Head In The Clouds"

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Container:
Box 53, Folder OD 635.14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 3: Audiovisual Materials / Original Discs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1139

Original Tapes

Collection Collector:
McKinley, Ray, 1910-1995 (musician, bandleader)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1969 - 1969
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact the Archives Center for information.
Collection Citation:
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, ca 1945-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0635, Subseries 2.10
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Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera
Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera / Series 3: Audiovisual Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0635-ref1148

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