[Man in Glasses Playing the Piano]

[Man in Glasses Playing the Piano]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man playing the piano. He faces right, wearing glasses and what appears to be a tweed suit.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Student Playing Piano]

[Student Playing Piano]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a student playing piano. He wears a patterned shirt, and looks at a music book for guidance. A sign next to him reads "NO SMOKING." The photo is matted.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
Piano Belonging to Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828)

Piano Belonging to Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828)

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: 1800/1899~
Creator: unknown
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[Students in Howdy Room of Memorial Union Building at North Texas State College]

[Students in Howdy Room of Memorial Union Building at North Texas State College]

Date: 195u
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of male and female students gathered in the Howdy Room inside the Memorial Union Building at North Texas State College. In this image, students are seated in chairs and standing on the wooden floor, around a piano being played by a male student. The piano player's back is to the camera. On the back of the photograph, there is an ink stamp that reads "News Service, North Texas State College, Denton, Texas". A typed label on the back reads "Howdy Room"; handwritten notes read "Union (1948/49) Interior" and "Union 1950s".
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Band Performing on Stage]

[Band Performing on Stage]

Date: 1954
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing on stage. They are wearing shirts and ties. From left to right are: a man playing a tuba; a man with his back to the camera playing a piano with its strings exposed; a clarinetist; a banjo player; and trumpeter; a trombonist; and a partially obscured drummer. Handwritten text beneath the photo says "Group simulating old style dixieland - opening number for concert in 1954-"
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band Performing on Stage]

[Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band Performing on Stage]

Date: 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band performing on a stage. The band is playing a variety of instruments on an inclined platform. Behind them rises a metallic statue of an eagle and a curtain bearing sparkly letters. The one clearly visible word on the curtain is "frolic."
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing on Stage]

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing on Stage]

Date: 1954
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band performing on a stage with raised platforms. Behind the stage is a crude drawing of a trombonist, a drummer, and a moose to the left. Five of the dark suited men stand at their music stands, with one man in the middle playing a clarinet while the two on either side of him play saxophones. A guitarist sits at the far left seat. Trombonists can be seen performing in the background to the right.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Photograph of Jack Petersen Playing a Guitar]

[Photograph of Jack Petersen Playing a Guitar]

Date: 1955
Creator: Perrin Air Force Base
Description: Photograph of Jack Petersen playing an electric guitar on a stage with other band members behind him. Petersen is wearing a light hued blazer and dark pants. To the left, a man in a slightly darker blazer plays a double bass while standing in front of a backdrop painted with the image of a haloed woman and an angel. Directly behidn Petersen, a seated man in a dark suit is partially obscured. To the right, a man in a greyish suit sits with his back turned to the camera while playing a piano. The rightmost person is wearing a plaid shirt while playing a xylophone. A man's turned head is at the bottom of the photo is obscured by a white note taped onto the photo. The note says, "Jack Petersen."
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing on a Stage]

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing on a Stage]

Date: 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of men in tuxedos playing a variety of instruments on a stage. Three rows of musicians play brass instruments, with saxophones in the first row, trombones in the second row, and trumpets in the third row. A drum set can be seen on stage to the left. The musicians perform in front of a curtained backdrop that has been festooned with large and sparkling letters, with the word "frolic" visible above their heads. "1952" has been printed on the photograph under the men. There are handwritten notes naming the performers written on the reverse side of the photo.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Pat McCracken Playing Jazz Harp]

[Pat McCracken Playing Jazz Harp]

Date: 1953
Creator: Don Brink Studios
Description: Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band on stage with a young woman named Pat McCracken. McCracken stands to the left side of the photo. She is wearing a light hued dress and is standing in front of a pianist with her hands behind her back. To the right, a tall harp stands in front of a microphone. Further to the right, the elder Gene Hall stands wearing a grey suit and applauding. The rest of the band is seated in the background on a series of three increasingly elevated platforms. They are holding a variety of brass instruments and, in the case of one man at the left end of the topmost row, sitting at a drum set. A handwritten note under the image says "Pat McCracken - Jazz Harp - 1953."
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band Performing for an Audience]

[Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band Performing for an Audience]

Date: 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band performing on a stage. The band is playing a variety of instruments on an inclined platform. Behind them rises a metallic statue of an eagle and a curtain bearing sparkly letters that spell out "jazz frolic." A seated audience takes up much of the foreground.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band on the Teenage Downbeat Program]

[Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band on the Teenage Downbeat Program]

Date: 195u
Creator: Pollard, Earnest F.
Description: Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band performing on the Teenage Downbeat program. In the far left, a man sits at a piano. To the right, the bespectacled and middle aged Gene Hall stands at a microphone. The next person to the right is a man in dark glasses playing a double bass. To his right is a smiling and bespectacled drummer. The rest of the band members are arranged in three inclined rows of desks and playing a variety of brass instruments. Two large records hang on the wall in the background. The lower record partially covers the other and bears the words "Teenage Downbeat." College pennants hang on either side of the set.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing Toward the Camera]

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing Toward the Camera]

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band playing their instruments while facing upward toward their left sides. Most of dark suited young men are looking directly at the camera lens. Most are sitting in folding chairs behind desks covered in layers of sheet music. Three pianos can be seen arranged in an "L" shape along the top right corner, curved around the platform that the performers are seated upon. The older Gene Hall Stands off to the upper left of the photo, wearing a greyish suit and glasses.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing on a Stage]

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing on a Stage]

Date: 1948
Creator: Don Brink Studios
Description: Photograph of a North Texas State College jazz ensemble performing on a stage. The group of nineteen white men are arranged on the stage in front of a wide curtain. Three raked rows of five men are sitting behind music stands while wielding a variety of (mostly brass) instruments. Behind the furthest and highest row, one man plays a double bass while another sits at a drum set. On the floor to the left, a man sits at a piano and another man stands behind him. Both of these men are turned away from the camera. At the edge of the stage on the right stands three microphones. Two lists of the performers and their instruments have been handwritten onto the bottom and back of the photo.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing with a Harpist]

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing with a Harpist]

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band performing on stage with a woman named Pat McCracken playing a harp. McCracken occupies the lower center portion of the photo. She is wearing a light hued dress and is sitting down behind a microphone. Her hands are mid-glide over the harp's strings. To her left, one of the many tuxedo-clad men plays a double bass. To the left of this man, another man sits with his back to the camera and plays a piano. The rest of the band is seated on a series of three increasingly elevated platforms. They are holding a variety of brass instruments and, in the case of one man at the left end of the topmost row, playing at a drum set.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Photograph of Aaron Copland and Others]

[Photograph of Aaron Copland and Others]

Date: January 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Aaron Copland and two others. They pose by a piano during the Southwestern Composer's Workshop.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Woman Playing Piano]

[Woman Playing Piano]

Date: 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a woman playing the piano. She wears a simple black dress with a white collar, and looks slightly to the right.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Photograph of Aaron Copland with Another Man]

[Photograph of Aaron Copland with Another Man]

Date: January 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Aaron Copland playing the piano with another man, taken during the Southwestern Composer's Workshop.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Man in Glasses Playing Piano]

[Man in Glasses Playing Piano]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man playing the piano. He faces left, wearing glasses and what appears to be a tweed suit.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
Stan Kenton at the piano

Stan Kenton at the piano

Date: unknown
Creator: Howard, Gene
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton seated at a grand piano in front of a curtain.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Stan Kenton at the piano

Stan Kenton at the piano

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton seated on a wooden chair in front of a grand piano.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Stan Kenton

Stan Kenton

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A proof sheet with four photographs of Stan Kenton. In three of the photographs, Kenton is standing on a stage with his arms spread; in the fourth (lower right corner), Kenton is seated behind a grand piano in front of a curtain.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Stan Kenton at the piano

Stan Kenton at the piano

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A proof sheet with four photographs showing Stan Kenton seated at a piano in front of a curtain.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
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