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 Decade: 1950-1959
[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1950-1958]

[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1950-1958]

Date: 1950~/1958~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State College One O'Clock Lab Band during 1950-1958.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Photograph: Arturo Toscanini and Don Gillis]

[Photograph: Arturo Toscanini and Don Gillis]

Date: 1950~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Arturo Toscanini and Don Gillis. Toscanini is on the left in a dark suit, with his hands behind his back. Gillis is on the right in a lighter-colored suit and necktire, leaning on his right elbow.
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[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Preparing Behind a Curtain]

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Preparing Behind a Curtain]

Date: 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a North Texas State College jazz ensemble preparing behind a curtain. The photo is taken from above at a roughly 45 degree angle, and most of the men look up toward the camera. Many of these tuxedo-clad men are located within the rows of a raked platform and sitting behind desks with sheet music. A note containing a handwritten list of the performers present and their chosen instruments is taped across the upper left corner. Another such list is written directly upon the back of the photo in pencil.
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[Photograph of Leslie Ryall, Gene Hall, Curly Broyles, Bobby Peters, and Betty Brockwell on Stage]

[Photograph of Leslie Ryall, Gene Hall, Curly Broyles, Bobby Peters, and Betty Brockwell on Stage]

Date: 1950
Creator: Don Brink Studios
Description: Photograph of Leslie Ryall, Gene Hall, Curly Broyles, Bobby Peters, an unidentified man, and Betty Brockwell wearing dress clothes and posing in front of a curtain together for a photograph. Handwritten notes on the front and back include the names of those present, as well as state that the picture was taken at a jazz concert in a main auditorium.
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School of Music Program Book 1949-1950

School of Music Program Book 1949-1950

Date: 1950
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.
Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1949-1950 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Stan Kenton and fans

Stan Kenton and fans

Date: 1950/1951?
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton crouching down in the middle of a large group of fans who are seated on the floor.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Stan Kenton with unidentified woman and man

Stan Kenton with unidentified woman and man

Date: 1950/1951?
Creator: Base Photo Lab
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton seated on a couch with an unidentified woman and man.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Leon Breeden's Admission Record to Columbia University's Teachers College]

[Leon Breeden's Admission Record to Columbia University's Teachers College]

Date: February 1950
Creator: Columbia University. Teachers College.
Description: Admission record of Harold Leon Breeden from Columbia University's Teachers College. The record includes courses taken by Breeden, grades he received in those courses, the period of his candidacy for a Master of Arts degree in the field of Music and Music Education.
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[Kenton at Famous-Barr records store]

[Kenton at Famous-Barr records store]

Date: March 11, 1950
Creator: Arteaga Photos
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton at the Famous-Barr record store in St. Louis, MO promoting Hopalong Cassidy records for children. He is sitting in a chair next to a woman and they are surrounded by children; Kenton appears to be reading to them.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Stan Kenton and others at Carnegie Hall]

[Stan Kenton and others at Carnegie Hall]

Date: April 9, 1950
Creator: Leonard, Herman
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton with Harold Davison (British promoter) and Vic Lewis (British bandleader) backstage at Carnegie Hall. The three are sitting on a couch and two of the men (including Kenton) are smoking cigarettes.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Stan Kenton with Barry Ulanov]

[Stan Kenton with Barry Ulanov]

Date: April 9, 1950
Creator: Leonard, Herman
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton with Barry Ulanov (editor of Metronome magazine), seated on a couch at Carnegie Hall. Kenton is smoking a cigarette.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Stan Kenton with Barry Ulanov]

[Stan Kenton with Barry Ulanov]

Date: April 9, 1950
Creator: Leonard, Herman
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton with Barry Ulanov (editor of Metronome magazine), seated on a couch at Carnegie Hall. Kenton is smoking a cigarette.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Stan Kenton with Barry Ulanov and Vic Lewis]

[Stan Kenton with Barry Ulanov and Vic Lewis]

Date: April 9, 1950
Creator: Leonard, Herman
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton sitting on a couch with Barry Ulanov (editor of Metronome magazine) and Vic Lewis (British bandleader) at Carnegie Hall.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Stan Kenton with Barry Ulanov and Vic Lewis]

[Stan Kenton with Barry Ulanov and Vic Lewis]

Date: April 9, 1950
Creator: Leonard, Herman
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton with Barry Ulanov (editor of Metronome magazine) and Vic Lewis (British bandleader) on a couch at Carnegie Hall.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Photographs of Stan Kenton]

[Photographs of Stan Kenton]

Date: May 6, 1950
Creator: United States. Air Force.
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton in a suit and tie, exiting from a plane, about to descend a staircase. Two unidentified men are in the photograph facing away from the camera.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Stan Kenton at McChord Air Force Base]

[Stan Kenton at McChord Air Force Base]

Date: May 6, 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton and an unidentified Air Force officer at McChord Air Force Base in Seattle, WA. They are standing next to an airplane wing and there's another person and airplanes visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Kenton and members of Lester Horton Dance Theater]

[Kenton and members of Lester Horton Dance Theater]

Date: 1951
Creator: Capitol Records
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton posing with members of the Lester Horton Dance Theatre in Hollywood. He is holding up what appears to be an antenna covered in string. The dancers are identified from left to right: Vida Solomon, Carmen De Lavallade, Eleanor Johnson.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
School of Music Program Book 1950-1951

School of Music Program Book 1950-1951

Date: 1951
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.
Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1950-1951 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Stan Kenton with unknown female fan

Stan Kenton with unknown female fan

Date: 1951~
Creator: Kemle, William
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton with unknown female fan. He is holding onto a microphone stand and has his arm around the woman, who is wearing all black. An instrument and people are partially visible behind them.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Willis Conover on television

Willis Conover on television

Date: 1951~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Willis Conover on television, likely for WNBW (now WRC).
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Downbeat Award Ceremony]

[Downbeat Award Ceremony]

Date: February 21, 1951
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Progressive Jazz Orchestra at Downbeat Award ceremony. June Christy (with husband Bob Cooper) is presented the Downbeat Award by the magazine's West Coast editor Charles Emge. Center photos: Mexican singer Paco who also performed on this live KLAC telecast at the Hollywood Palladium.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Stan Kenton and unidentified Air Force officer]

[Stan Kenton and unidentified Air Force officer]

Date: May 6, 1951
Creator: United States. Air Force
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton shaking hands with unidentified Air Force officer at McChord Air Force Base near Seattle, Washington. Another man and an airplane wing are visible to their right, as well as vehicles and unidentified buildings in the background.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Chicago Theater of the Air: Yma Sumac

Chicago Theater of the Air: Yma Sumac

Date: August 25, 1951
Creator: Sumac, Yma
Description: A recording found in Willis Conover's collection of reel-to-reel tapes: Yma Sumac performs at the 22nd annual Chicagoland Music Festival, at Soldier Field.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Willis Conover Presents "The" Orchestra of Washington, D.C. - 4

Willis Conover Presents "The" Orchestra of Washington, D.C. - 4

Date: November 30, 1951
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: A recording only labeled "Sir Oliver," dated November 30, 1951, and likely of "The" Orchestra of Washington, D.C.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
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