Claude Gordon Personal Papers and Music Instrument Collection

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Music

Correspondence

Claude Gordon Band Records, 1950-1996

Method Books, Lecture Notes and Presentations, Research Notes and Awards, and Music Instruments and Mouthpieces

Photographs and Scrapbooks

Ephemera



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Finding Aid for Claude Gordon Personal Papers and Music Instrument Collection, 1888-1992 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Claude Gordon Personal Papers and Music Instrument Collection, 1888-1992Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/9/95

Primary Creator: Gordon, Claude (1916-1996)

Extent: 49.0 cubic feet

Arrangement:

The collection is organized in 6 series.

Series 1, Music, ca. 1900 - 1970s (Boxes 1 - 63)

Contains music from the Claude Gordon Big Band, the Gordon Family Orchestra, and other music of personal significance to Claude Gordon. Of particular interest are the arrangements Billy May wrote specifically for the Claude Gordon Big Band and are marked with an *. There was a numbering sequence that has been retained as a means of maintaining the original order. A cross reference between scores and parts is denoted by box and folder inside of the brackets; [ ]. There is an original handwritten Gordon Family Orchestra Program and two Family Orchestra music folders.

Series II, Correspondence, ca. 1920s - 1990s (Boxes 64 - 65)

Contains correspondence with notable trumpet artists, like Frank Kaderabek, and the Selmer Music Company. Correspondence between Herbert L. Clarke, his primary trumpet instructor, can be found in Series IV.

Series III, Claude Gordon Band Records, ca. 1950s - 1990s (Boxes 66 - 67, 82)

Contains Claude Gordon's performance contracts and publicity for the Claude Gordon Big Band. Of importance are announcements of his Educational Material with Carl Fischer. There are two recordings of his big band.

Series IV, Method Books, Lecture Notes and Presentations, Research Notes and Awards, and Music Instruments and Mouthpieces, ca. 1880s - 1990s (Boxes 68 - 84, 95 - 97, and Small Bore Mouthpiece Cases 1 - 2)

Contains Claude Gordon's educational output including the thought behind his method books and their various drafts. There is correspondence between Claude and Herbert L. Clarke, which led to his writing Brass Playing is No Harder Than Deep Breathing. Also contained in this body of material are Claude's personal method books of well-known methodologies and pedagogy. Claude Gordon held an annual trumpet and brass clinic and has kept his notes and video and audio tapes of these years. Claude Gordon also had a large collection of historical cornets and trumpets, and a series of historical mouthpieces. Of primary importance is the Besson prototype. A trumpet enthusiast will also take note of his Getzen trumpet that was primarily used by the Los Angelos studio artists in the 1960's. There is also a Selmer Paris trumpet that originally belonged to Louis Armstrong and then was passed on to Harry James. Claude Gordon also has a large collection of mouthpieces for both cornet and trumpet. A small collection of them have been cut in half, or spliced, so he could learn how they were made and why certain mouthpiece designs are more effective than others.

Series V, Photos, ca. 1920s - 1990s (Boxes 85 - 92)

Contains photos and memories from Claude Gordon's career as an artist of the trumpet and accordion, his education, and autographed photos from celebrities. Important photos include Arturo Sandoval and Frank Kaderabek. There is also a photo of Claude at age 16 playing the accordion in front of 25,000 people. Oversized photos include his big band and the Gordon Family Orchestra.

Series VI, Ephemera, ca. 1900s - 1990s (Boxes 93 - 94)

Contains Claude Gordon's Bible Education Manuscripts and other personal from his career and from his family. Of interest is a radio play written by his mother, Nelley Green.

Date Acquired: 06/19/2004

Subjects: Bands, Brass Instruments, Music - United States, Musical Instrument Collections, Musical Instrument Makers - Europe, Musical Instrument Makers - United States

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of music, correspondence with Herbert L. Clarke and other notable trumpet artists, educational material, publicity and memorabilia, and performance contracts that highlight Claude Gordon's career as a musician and educator. This collection provides us with the original music that was performed through the venues of his career, educational material, and his unique collection of cornets, trumpets, and mouthpieces.

Biographical Note

Claude E. Gordon (1916 - 1996) was born into a family of musicians in Helena, Montana. He became a professional cornetist at the age of eight, a "private music instructor" at fourteen, and the leader of his own eight-piece jazz band by the time he was sixteen. He also was an accomplished accordion player and gave performances on both the cornet and accordion for radio shows in Great Falls, Montana. Claude moved to Los Angeles, California to study cornet with Herbert L. Clarke from 1936 through 1945. Gordon was hired by the May Company in April 1938 to record accordion commercials. Donald Ricardo hired Gordon on May 6, 1938 to play accordion with the NBC Orchestra. In 1939, Claude was cast as the gypsy accordion player in the Universal Studio's motion picture musical, An Old Spanish Custom, later renamed In Rhumba Land. During the 1950s Gordon emerged as one of Hollywood's frequently sought-after jazz trumpet soloists. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Gordon toured the United States with his orchestra, performing at such venues as Hollywood's Palladium Theater and New York City's Roseland Ballroom. Gordon's big band won the national title of "Best Dance Band" in a 1959 contest sponsored by the American Federation of Musicians.

By the mid-1960s Gordon rededicated his life to teaching, establishing himself as a leading educator of the cornet and trumpet. He taught at several different colleges and universities on America's west coast, and established a summer brass camp for music students of all ages and abilities. He wrote several method books: Systematic Approach to Daily Practice, Daily Trumpet Routines, and Physical Approach to Elementary Brass Playing, among others. It is reasonably safe to say that Herbert L. Clarke strongly influenced Gordon to write Brass Playing is No Harder Than Deep Breathing. Additionally, Gordon edited the Clarke-Gordon Technical Studies for Bass Clef, annotated Arban's Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet, and created the educational videotape series, The Seven Natural Elements of Brass Playing. Gordon also worked with the Selmer Music Company in the 1980s to develop their "Claude Gordon" model, an instrument that became a "standard" for their modern trumpet design. The "Claude Gordon Method" as his books, video tapes and teachings are referred to, continues to influence new students of brass playing. It will continue to be his legacy.

Subject/Index Terms

Bands
Brass Instruments
Music - United States
Musical Instrument Collections
Musical Instrument Makers - Europe
Musical Instrument Makers - United States

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Patricia Gordon, Big Bear Lake, California.

Acquisition Method: Gift


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Music],
[Series 2: Correspondence],
[Series 3: Claude Gordon Band Records, 1950-1996],
[Series 4: Method Books, Lecture Notes and Presentations, Research Notes and Awards, and Music Instruments and Mouthpieces],
[Series 5: Photographs and Scrapbooks],
[Series 6: Ephemera],
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Series 5: Photographs and ScrapbooksAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 85Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Career Photographs and Memorabilia, Book 1 (part 1 of 2), 1955 - 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Career Photographs and Memorabilia, Book 1 (part 2 of 2),  1955 - 1959Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Career Photographs and Memorabilia, Book 2 (part 1 of 2), 1951 - 1985Add to your cart.
Box 86Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Career Photographs and Memorabilia, Book 2 (part 2 of 2),  1951 - 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Career Photographs and Memorabilia, with Accordion (part 1 of 3), 1938 -1980'sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Career Photographs and Memorabilia, with Accordion (part 2 of 3), 1938 -1980'sAdd to your cart.
Box 87Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Career Photographs and Memorabilia, with Accordion (part 3 of 3), 1938 -1980'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Performers Autographed Photographs from Claude's Studio Wall, ca. 1930's - ca. 1960'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Arturo Sandoval (autographed), ca. 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Gordon Family Orchestra, 1929:  back is labeled with names & instrumentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Joni James, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Catalina Island, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Claude Conducting a Jazz Ensemble 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Claude with Unidentified Performers, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Claude with Unidentified Trumpet Artists, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 10: New York Brass Conference, 1987Add to your cart.
Box 88Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Brass Camp, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Brass Camp, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Brass Camp, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Claude Gordon at age 16, Playing accordion, 1932Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: Claude with Mannie Klein, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Claude at Eastman School of Music, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Claude: High School Graduation, ca. 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Brass Camp: UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Ruth Gordon, 1913 - ca. 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Unidentified Accordian Player, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Negatives, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 89Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook: Career, ca. 1929 - 1937Add to your cart.
Box 90Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook: Career, ca. 1943 - 1962Add to your cart.
Box 91Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Claude Gordon High School Band Picture, ca. 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Claude Gordon Family Orchestra, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Claude Gordon with the Mills Brothers, ca. 1950's or 1960'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Claude Gordon Band, ca. 1960Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: Claude Gordon with Aristocats, ca. 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Claude Gordon Brass Camp Promotional Flyer: February 7. 1977Add to your cart.
Box 92: CONTENT MOVED TO OTHER BOXES.Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Claude Gordon Band Wins The Best New Big Band, 1959 [MOVED TO OVERSIZE PORTFOLIO CASE 1]Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Scrapbook, ca. 1937 - 1949 [MOVED TO BOX 98 AND 99 AFTER CONSERVATION TREATMENT COMPLETED]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 98Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook Page 1: Notes, Programs, Photographs, Announcements, 1938-1949Add to your cart.
Items in numbered sleeves with the folder:1a) Notes; 1b) Photograph of ensemble; 1c) "Radio and Television LIfe," programs for week of Jan. 23, 1949;1d) inside sleeve 1e; 1e) Notes, May 1, 1942; notes, 1941; 1f) Notes, 1938-1940; 1g) Notes, 1938; 1h) Place card, Montana Federation of Music Clubs, no year indicated; 1i) Partial cover of menu from Palace Hotel, San Francisco, undated; 1j) Announcement for recordings of Claude Gordon and his trumpet and orchestra, undated; 1k) Program for luncheon and event, May 5, 1939; no item number) Original scrapbook page with notes pertaining to previous scrapbook items: Announcement for 1st and solo trumpet, Olympic Hotel, Seattle, WA, 1941.
Folder 2: Scrapbook Page 2: Photographs, Notes, Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence, 1938-1949Add to your cart.
Items in numbered sleeves with the folder:2a) Typed program listing, Adeline, TV, June 30, 1949; 2b) Program for West Los Angeles Counmty Districe Band and Orchestra Festival, March 19, 1949; 2c) Photograph of Herbert L. Clark and daughter, Long Beach, Nov. 26, 1938; 2d) Place card for Det. David P. Connelly, Breakfast Club, Los Angeles, undated; 2e) Newpaper clipping of Famed L.A. Nite Spots, undated; 2f) Correspondence, Martin Band Instrument Co., Jan. 4, 1949; 2g) Postcard from Claude Gordon to wife, Feb. 28, 1944; no item number) Original scrapbook page with notes pertaining to previous scrapbook items.
Folder 3: Scrapbook Page 3: Don Ricardo and His Orchestra, Photo and Clippings, 1938Add to your cart.
Page 3 of the scrapbook in original form: Photograph of Don Ricardo and his NBC Orchestra and Newspaper clippings numbered 3b through 3i.
Folder 4: Scrapbook Page 4: Photos, Telegram, Notes, 1938.Add to your cart.
Items on original page 4: Photographs and telegram. Item 4d) Notes, 1938.
Folder 5: Scrapbook Page 5: Photos of Don Ricardo and Venues, Correspondence, 1938-1993Add to your cart.
Original page 5, items 3a through 3f: Autographes photo of Don Ricardo; photos of his venues; his business card; announcement of appearance. Item 5g) Correspondence.
Folder 6: Scrapbook Page 6: Fashion Shows at Hotel Vista Del Arroyo, Pasadena, CA, 1938-1939Add to your cart.
Original page 6 includes items: 6a) Program for fashion show and insert; 6b) Postcard picture of hotel; 6c) Program for fashion revue; 6d) Southern California Grocers Journal, Nov. 4, 1938.
Folder 7: Scrapbook Page 7: Programs Featuring Don Ricardo Orchestra, 1938-1940Add to your cart.
Original scrapbook page includes three programs.
Folder 8: Scrapbook Page 8: Program Featuring Don Ricardo Orchestra, Notes, Cards, Clippings, 1937-1938Add to your cart.
Items from original page 8 include: 8a) Dinner Dance Program, Feb. 24, 1938; 8b) List of bands for May 1938, Pasadena Community Dance; 8c)  newspaper clipping, 1938; union card, 1937; 8e) Riverside Breakfast Club, card with note.
Folder 9: Scrapbook Page 9: Photos, Newspaper Clippings, Advertisements, 1938Add to your cart.
Items from original page 9 include: 9a) Photograph of studio for KEHE, April 1938; 9b) Accordian Commercial for KEHE, April 1938; 9c) Photo of May Co. Broadcast Studio for Accordian Solos, 3 weekly, July 1938; 9d) newspaper clipping of schedule for accordian solo broadcast, KFWB, July 1938; 9e) newspaper clipping, broadcast schedule including KEHE, accordian melodies and Ricardo Orchestra; 9f) ad for Besson trumpets and trombones.
Folder 10: Scrapbook Page 10: Postcards, Matchbook Covers, Correspondence, Schedules, Ads, 1942-1952Add to your cart.
Items from original page 10 include: 10a) List of first engagements in Los Angeles; 10b-10d) Postcard pictures of hotels in California; 10e-10n) Matchbook covers and cards of venues. Items in numbered sleeves with the folder: 10o) Accordion World, March 1942; 10p) Letter, July 25, 1957; 10q) Telegram; 10r) Page from script, July 29, 1951 10s) Pencil drawing, 1952; 10t) Letter, Dec. 26, 1952; 10u) Staff musicians schedule, Sept. 9-15, 1945; 10v) Staff musicians schedule, Apr. 22-May 5, 1945; 10w) Part of a letter to Claude Gordon; 10x) Name tag; 10y) Paper ad to sell Gordon's 1938 old trumpet, small ad within envelope;
Folder 11: Scrapbook Page 11: Photos, Postcard, Exposition Pass, 1938Add to your cart.
Original page 11 includes: 11a) Photo of Don Ricardo and Orchestra; 11b) Photo; 11c) Exposition Pass; 11d) Postcard, Radio City, Hollywood, CA; 11e) Photo CBS studio.
Folder 12: Scrapbook Page 12: Photos, Programs, 1939-1940Add to your cart.
Original page 12: 12a) Anniversary Party program.√?¬† Masonic Lodge, Oct. 23, 1939; 12b) Homecoming Ball program, U.S.S. Philadelphia, Nov. 1, 1940; 12c) Photo, ILE Follies. Sleeve includes: 12d) Autographed photo, Oakley Yale.
Folder 13: Scrapbook Page 13: Photographs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Original page 13: Items include: a) Don Ricardo's Orchestra at Ice Follies; b) Don RIcardo and His Orchestra, Ice Follies Pan Pacific.
Folder 14: Scrapbook Page 14: Menu, Ads, Name and Gift Tags, Postcard, 1938-1939Add to your cart.
Original page 14. Items include: 14a) Menu from Santa Monica Deauville Club. Items in numbered sleeves with the folder: 14b) Southern California Grocers Journal, Nov. 4, 1938. 14c) Christmas gift tag; 14d) Name tag: "Claude Gordon;" "Harold Peary"; 14e) Postcard, Jonathan Club, Los Angeles, CA, with note: "Ricardo Spring 1939"; 14f) Ink Blotter with add and calendar on front, 1939.
Folder 15: Scrapbook Page 15: Clippings, Telegrams, 1939Add to your cart.
Original page 15. Items include: 15a) Clipping from "The Jonathan"; 15b) Copy of "The Jonathan," official publication of the Jonathan Club, March 1939; 15c) Clipping; 15d) Telegram; 15e) Telegram.
Box 99Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook Page 16: Clippings, Poster, ID Cards, Letters, Telegram, 1938-1941Add to your cart.
Original page 16. Items include: 16a) Membership card Hawthorne Club, 1938-1939; 16b) Newspaper clipping; 16c) Poster for St. Patrick's Dinner Dance, Don Ricardo and Jonathan Club Orchestra; 16d) Employee's ID card, 1937; 16e) Newspaper clipping; 16f) unlabeled envelope (see sleeve numbered 16f for letter from envelope); 16g) Envelope from Santa Rita Hotel, Tucson, AZ, 1941 (see sleeve numbered 16g for letter from envelope). Items in numbered sleeves with the folder: 16h) Postcard, 1939; 16i) Telegram; 16f and 16g) Letters from envelopes in items 16f and 16g.
Folder 2: Scrapbook Page 17: Posters, 1946Add to your cart.
Original page 17 items include: 17a) Poster for Hollywood Musical Jamboree and Dance. Items in numbered sleeves:17b) Poster for St. Valentine's Dinner Dance at the Jonathan Club featuring Don Ricardo and his NBC Orchestra; 17c) Envelope from 20 Century-Fox Film Corp, 1946.
Folder 3: Scrapbook Page 18: Photographs, Postcard, 1944Add to your cart.
Original page 18. Items include: 18a and 18b) Photographs; 18c) Postcard: Aerial view of Houston, TX, 1944; 18d and 18e) Photographs. (NOTE: SCRAPBOOK PAGE 19 is located in Oversize Portfolio Case 1, Folder 1 for this collection.)
Folder 4: Scrapbook Page 20: Envelope, Announcement, Handwritten Notes, 1940-ca. 1943Add to your cart.
(NOTE: SCRAPBOOK PAGE 19 is located in Oversize Portfolio Case 1 for this collection.) Original page 20. Items include: 20a) Envelope from Christmas card from Herbert L. Clark, 1940; 20b) Announcement of two orchestras to play at Beverly Wilshire Hotel on New Year's Eve; handwritten note next to the announcement: "Claude had offers from both of these orchestras to play 1st trumpet in the Spring of 1943."
Folder 5: Scrapbook Page 21: Clippings, Announcements, Postcard, 1951Add to your cart.
Original page 21. Items include: 21a) Newspaper clipping, photo; 21b) Announcement for dinner dance at Vista Del Arroyo Hotel, Pasadena, CA, Daryl Harper and Orchestra; 21c) Announcement of Starlight Supper Dances; 21d) Postcard, July 11, 1951; 21e) Clipping.
Folder 6: Scrapbook Page 22: Photos, Clippings, Ads, Telegram, 1938-1951Add to your cart.
Original page 22. Items include: 22a) Photo of Vista Del Arroyo Hotel with note, Feb. 22, 1938; 22b) Flyer advertising the Hawthorne Club dinner and dancing; 22c) Newspaper clipping, photo and caption of Ivan Eppinoff; 22d) Clipping, photo and caption of Daryl Harper; 22e and 22f) Clipping; 22g) Clipping, photo of Hawthorne Club; 22h and 22i) Clipping from ad for Daryl Harper; 22j) Telegram, 1951.
Folder 7: Scrapbook Page 23: Wine and Liquor List, undatedAdd to your cart.
Original page 23. Only one item included: 23b) Wines and Liquors list from Sebastian's Cubanola; includes handwritten note from Stan Laurel.
Folder 8: Scrapbook Page 24: Clippings, Announcements, Photo, 1939Add to your cart.
Original page 24. Items include :24a-24c) Clippings, some captioned photos; 24d and 24e) Announcement√?¬† cards; 24f) Newspaper ad; 24g) Photograph of Daryl Harpa's (Harper's) Band at Marcels, May 17, 1939; 24h-24k) Newspaper clippings.
Folder 9: Scrapbook Page 25: Postcards, Clippings, Announcements, Photo, 1940Add to your cart.
Original page 25. Items include: 25a and 25f) Picture postcards; 25b) Clipping: list of bands in Labor Day parade; 25c) Announcement card for Daryl Harpa's band; 25d-25h) Clippings; 25i-25l) Clippings; 25n) Sales ticket, 1940; unnumbered item) Photo of Jack Winters.
Folder 10: Scrapbook Page 26: Announcement, 1939Add to your cart.
Original page 26. Announcement for Bel Air Country Club 1st-Sunday-Of-The-Month Dinner and Don Ricardo's dance orchestra, Oct. 1, 1939.
Folder 11: Scrapbook Page 27: Blank Page, undatedAdd to your cart.
Original page 27. No items included.
Folder 12: Scrapbook Page 28: Blank Page with Handwritten Note, 1939Add to your cart.
Original page 28. No items included. Handwritten note likely referred to an item that had been attached to the page.
Folder 13: Scrapbook Page 29: Drawing, undatedAdd to your cart.
Original page 29. Item included: Colored drawing of an unidentified restaurant or club, dance floor and orchestra.
Folder 14: Scrapbook Page 30: Announcements, Clippings, Menu, Postcard, 1940Add to your cart.
Original page 30. Items include: 30a) Mother's Day Menu, Empire Dining Room, Hotel Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1940; 30b and 30c) Announcements for Billy Bissett Orchestra; 30d) Clipping; 30e) Request card; 30f) Clipping; 30g) Picture postcard of Hotel Utah. Page contains handwritten notes about the Billy Bissett engagement at Hotel Utah.
Folder 15: Scrapbook Page 31: Telegram, Ad, Post Cards, Place Card, 1940Add to your cart.
Original page 31. Items include: 31a) Postal telegraph envelope; 31b) Telegram, 1940; 31c) Western Union Telegram envelope; 31d) Ad for Billy Bissett and band, Empire Room, Hotel Utah; 31e) Drawing of Starlite Gardens atop Hotel Utah, Salt Lake CIty, UT; 31f) Place card, Caltech Junior-Senior Prom, June 8, 1940; 31g) Postcard, Santa Monica Del Mar Club.
Folder 16: Scrapbook Page 32: Blank Page, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Scrapbook Page 33: Announcement, Menu with Program, 1940Add to your cart.
Original page 33. Items include: 33a) No item 33a; 33b) Announcement of new show; 33c) Menu and entertainment program, music by Darrly Harpa and his band, Sept. 20, 1940.
Folder 18: Scrapbook Page 34:Clipping, Schedule, Photo, 1938-1940Add to your cart.
Original page 34. Items include: 34a) Newspaper clipping, Oct. 18, 1940; 34b) Headline from announcement; 34c) Entertainment schedule; 34d) small photo. Handwritten note on page.
Folder 19: Scrapbook Page 35: Flyer, Photos, Announcements, Drawing, undatedAdd to your cart.
Original page 35. Items include: 35a) Flyer for Olympic Hotel, Seattle, WA; 35b) Autographed photo of Bill Roberts; 35c) Printed photos of orchestras and musician; 35d) Announcement for Bill Roberts and his orchestra, Olympic Hotel; 35e) Drawing of Olympic Hotel, Seattle, WA; 35f) Announcement for Bill Roberts and his orchestra.
Folder 20: Scrapbook Page 36:, undatedAdd to your cart.
Original page 36. Items include: 36a) Photo of Bill Roberts Band; 36b) Photo of Claude Gordon playing accordian.Handwritten note: "Bill Roberts Band."
Folder 21: Scrapbook Page 37: Season's Greetings, Telegram Envelope with Note, 1942Add to your cart.
Original page 37. Items include: 37a) Season's Greetings from Hal Grayson and orchestra; 37b) Western Union Telegram√?¬† envelope with handwritten note: "Chuck Foster, early 1942."
Oversize Portfolio Case 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook Page 19 and Attachment: Clippings, Photos, Poster, 1937-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Claude Gordon Dance Poster, 1959Add to your cart.

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[Series 6: Ephemera],
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