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Routes of American Airlines: Chicago; Dallas; San Francisco

Description: Willis Conover narrates promotional films for American Airlines. The films are from reels found in the Willis Conover Collection, not corrected for color. This set of films features large American cities.
Date: 196u
Creator: American Airlines
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Music Library

Willis Conover

Description: Portrait of Willis Conover.
Date: 195u
Creator: Ankers Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Music Library

Louis Armstrong reel addressed to Joe Glaser

Description: A tape from Louis Armstrong, with the container addressed to his manager, Joe Glaser. The contents of the tape include recorded music and a spoken message from Armstrong.
Date: 1959
Creator: Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT Music Library

Debrecen Jazz Days 1981

Description: Handwritten notes relating to the Debrecen Jazz Days, July-August 1981
Date: 1981
Creator: Conover, Willis
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Music Library

Gerry Mulligan, Moscow Jam Session, 1967, Part I

Description: The first of two recordings from which selections for Music USA #4618-B were taken, featuring Gerry Mulligan playing a borrowed alto saxophone in a jam session at Moscow's Molodezhnoe (Youth) Café.
Date: July 1967
Creator: Conover, Willis
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT Music Library

Gerry Mulligan, Moscow Jam Session, 1967, Part II

Description: The second of two recordings from which selections for Music USA #4618-B were taken, featuring Gerry Mulligan playing a borrowed alto saxophone in a jam session at Moscow's Molodezhnoe (Youth) Café.
Date: July 1967
Creator: Conover, Willis
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT Music Library

Groggy's Mambo and other selections

Description: A live recording of mambo selections. The title "Groggy's Mambo" appears to refer to Maurice "Groggy" Gervitsch, the proprietor of the Cairo Hotel in Washington, D.C., where Gervitsch organized mambo dances in 1954. The group may have been led by Buddy Rowell.
Date: 1954~
Creator: Conover, Willis
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT Music Library

Hand-Written Program Lists, 1981-1982

Description: Handwritten cue sheets for Music USA, 1981-1982. Includes: Individual Program Lists, February and March 1978; Handwritten Program Lists, December 1981; Handwritten Program Lists, January-March 1982; Interview with Lee Bark; Notes for Art Farmer program; UDC Lab Jazz Band; Toni Wilson notes.
Date: unknown
Creator: Conover, Willis
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Music Library

Hand-Written Program Lists, 1982-1983

Description: Handwritten cue sheets for Music USA, 1982-1983. Includes: Handwritten Program Lists, September-December 1982; Handwritten Program Lists, January-February 1983.
Date: unknown
Creator: Conover, Willis
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Music Library

Hand-Written Program Lists, Debrecen Jazz Days, September 8-13, 1981

Description: Handwritten cue sheets for Music USA, unknown dates. Includes: Gyorgy Szabados, piano: Budapest; "Philadelphia" Jerry Ricks, vocals & guitar: USA; Radio Big Band: Berlin; Pori Bigband featuring Ted Burson: Finland; Jazz group of Rousse/Bulgaria; Kati Bontovica and Supertrio: Budapest; Fusti-Lakatos Quintet featuring Tat Guinez, conga: Budapest; Thermacnius Quartet: Kobenhaven; Jana Koubkova Trio: Praha; Graham Collier Band: London; Team/Tamas Berki: Budapest; Binder Quintet: Budapest; Jazz Workshop of Debrecen; Pege Quintet: Budapest; Tomsits Quartet: Novi Sad, Yugoslavia; Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone & Weet Gev. Aladar Pege, bass: Budapest; String Connection: Warsaw, Poland; Markovic-Gut Sextet: Beograd, Yugoslavia; Christian Esconde and his Workshop: Paris, France; Siger Small Band: London; Workshop Group of Gyorgy Vukan; Saturnus, Budapest; Erich Klunshuster Quintet: Vienna, Austria; Jazz Band Radi Ostrava: Tscheckoslovakia; Enrico Rava Quartet: Milano, Italy; Workshop Group of Gyorgy Szabados: Budapest; Kaszako Group: Budapest; Hulin Quintet: Szeged, Hungary.
Date: 1981
Creator: Conover, Willis
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Music Library

Individual Program List, 1981

Description: Hour-by-hour breakdown of music played on Music USA, 1981. Includes: Duke Ellington Tribute Programs, April 1978. Handwritten program notes, 1978-1979 and unknown date.
Date: unknown
Creator: Conover, Willis
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Music Library

Interview with Benny Goodman

Description: Unedited audio of Willis Conover's interview with Benny Goodman, including short statements for various broadcast services within VOA, and a longer interview presumably for Music USA #394-B.
Date: December 21, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT Music Library

Interview with Ella Fitzgerald, for Voices of VISTA #127

Description: Willis Conover interviews Ella Fitzgerald for "Voices of VISTA" program number 127. The short programs featured various celebrities and were used, like Treasury broadcasts in decades past, to promote the U.S. government's Volunteers in Service to America program.
Date: May 10, 1968
Creator: Conover, Willis
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT Music Library

Interview with Gil Evans

Description: An interview with Gil Evans, apparently included in Music USA #4884-B, broadcast May 16, 1968.
Date: March 4, 1968
Creator: Conover, Willis
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT Music Library