3 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Band directors--United States.

  1. Franko Goldman family papers, 1886-1972

    314 items . 4 containers. 2 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    The Franko Goldman Family Papers are primarily related to the professional lives of brothers Sam (1857-1937) and Nahan Franko (1861-1930), their nephew Edwin Franko Goldman (1878-1956), and his son Richard Franko Goldman (1910-1980). Sam and Nahan were violinists and conductors; Edwin was a bandmaster and band composer; and Richard was a bandmaster, composer, educator, and music critic. The materials include correspondence from prominent musicians, composers and conductors; a selection of writings, including a typescript of the unpublished autobiography of Edwin Franko Goldman and several articles by Richard Franko Goldman; photographs of Richard Franko Goldman, the Goldman Band, and various composers and musicians; and six scrapbooks belonging to Sam Franko that contain manuscript notes and commentaries and other ephemera relating to his life and career. In addition, the collection includes an autograph book compiled by Richard Franko Goldman's great-aunt Lybia Franko, which contains seventy-four inscriptions and autographs of prominent musical and theatrical figures.

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  2. Production materials for The Glenn Miller Story, 1939-1953

    approximately 400 items. 4 containers. 2 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Glenn Miller was an American band leader, trombonist, composer, and arranger. He is prominently known as the band leader for the award-winning Glenn Miller Orchestra and conductor of the Army Air Force Band during World War Two. This collection contains production and reference materials for The Glenn Miller Story, a biographical film of Glenn Miller's life and career. Materials include production reports, filming schedules, correspondence, photographs and film stills, scores, and a typed war diary compiled by Captain Don Haynes that covers Miller's time touring England in 1944 and in 1945 following his disappearance.

  3. Joe Roccisano papers, 1950-1997

    approximately 5,560 items. 50 containers. 20.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Joe Roccisano (1939-1997) was an American jazz composer, arranger, performer, and bandleader. The collection chiefly contains holograph scores, lead sheets, and parts comprising the performance libraries of his big band, the Joe Roccisano Orchestra, and his nine-piece group, Nonet. Also included are scores and parts for his commissions, larger scale orchestral pieces, and other performance and recording charts, as well as a small amount of photographs, clippings, and other biographical materials.