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[Beverly Watson at Perrin Field Air Force Base]

Description: Photograph of Beverly Watson and the North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing on stage at Perrin Air Force Base in Texas. She is wearing a white blouse and dark skirt and is singing into a microphone while musicians are playing a guitar and saxophone behind her. Handwritten text beneath the photo says "Beverly Watson - Perrin Field Air Base 1-12-53."
Date: January 12, 1953
Creator: United States. Air Force.
Item Type: Photograph

[Downbeat Award Ceremony]

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.
Date: February 21, 1951
Item Type: Photograph

Five-Front Group on the Steve Allen Tonight Show

Description: Photographs of the Five Front jazz combo band on the Steve Allen Show. In the top photograph, nine men stand in a line. Gene Hall is the fifth man from the left, and he is wearing a dark suit and glasses. Steve Allen stands next to him on the right, wearing a gingham shirt, ribbon necktie, and slacks that have been tucked into cowboy boots. The bottom photograph shows the band members performing on a mat atop a dirt floor. Most of the suited young men are seated behind music stands. Onlookers can be seen milling about in the background behind a white fence.
Date: April 1956
Item Type: Photograph

[Kenton and members of Lester Horton Dance Theater]

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.
Date: 1951
Creator: Capitol Records
Item Type: Photograph

[Kenton at Famous-Barr records store]

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.
Date: March 11, 1950
Creator: Arteaga Photos
Item Type: Photograph

[Kenton celebrating his 40th birthday]

Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton celebrating his 40th birthday at radio station KSFO in San Francisco, CA. He is surrounded by people including the woman third from left (in plaid skirt) identified as band singer Jerri Winters.
Date: February 19, 1952
Item Type: Photograph

[Kenton observing jewelry box]

Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton at the Pennsylvania Lounge, observing a jewelry box. He is surrounded by other men who are watching him.
Date: 1952-05-20/1952-05-25
Creator: Scibilia, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Kenton Orchestra at Club Oasis]

Description: Photographs of Kenton Orchestra at Club Oasis in Los Angeles, CA. Proof sheet with 12 images includes: #194-A Lennie Niehaus, #194-B Bob Fitzpatrick, #194-J Don Bagley, #194-K Jeri Winters, #194-L Ralph Blaze.
Date: 1952-02-25/1952-03-09
Item Type: Photograph

[Kenton Orchestra at National Guard Armory Auditorium]

Description: Photographs of a recording session in Chicago. The various shots were taken at National Guard Armory Auditorium in Charlotte, NC. Part of the concert was a "Concert in Miniature" broadcast from station WSOC. Proof sheet with 12 images includes: Don Bagley (#20), Sal Salvador (#21), and Maynard Ferguson (#23).
Date: July 22, 1952
Item Type: Photograph

[Kenton Orchestra at National Guard Armory Auditorium - 2]

Description: Photographs of a recording session in Chicago. The shots were taken at National Guard Armory Auditorium in Charlotte, NC. Part of the concert was a "Concert in Miniature" broadcast from station WSOC. Proof sheet with 12 images includes: Don Bagley (#20), Sal Salvador (#21), and Maynard Ferguson (#23).
Date: July 22, 1952
Item Type: Photograph

[Kenton Orchestra at Steel Pier]

Description: Photographs of Kenton Orchestra members at Steel Pier, Atlantic City. Proof sheet with 12 images includes: #79 Stan Levey, #82 Bill Holman, #83 Conte Candoli, #76 Maynard Ferguson, #78 in trumpets: Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Buddy Childers.
Date: 1952-07-25/1952-08-04
Item Type: Photograph

[Kenton Orchestra recording at National Guard Armory Auditorium]

Description: Photographs of various rehearsals and recording sessions in Chicago. The shots were taken at National Guard Armory Auditorium in Charlotte, NC. Part of the concert was a "Concert in Miniature" broadcast from station WSOC. Proof sheet with 11 images includes: Don Bagley (#20), Sal Salvador (#21), and Maynard Ferguson (#23).
Date: July 22, 1952
Item Type: Photograph

[Kenton recording session]

Description: Photographs of various rehearsal shots from a recording session at Capitol Records, Hollywood. Proof sheet with 12 images includes: Stan with Bill Russo, George Roberts, Keith Moon, Ernie Royal and Capitol's producer Lee Gillette.
Date: February 11, 1953
Creator: Howard, Gene
Item Type: Photograph

[Kenton with unknown]

Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton leaning against a car and speaking with an unknown man who is sitting in the driver's seat. There's a street in the background lined with buildings and automobiles.
Date: 1952~
Item Type: Photograph

Lab Band - 1952-53

Description: Photograph of the 1952-1953 North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band. Their director, Gene Hall, stands on the left side of the photo and addresses the young men who are arranged around music stands and playing a variety of instruments. A wide curtain serves as a background. "1953" is handwritten on the bottom of the photograph. Further handwriting appears on the back of the picture notes that this is a photograph of the Lab Band taken on April 1, 1953, and then lists the people as they appear from left to right.
Date: April 1, 1953
Creator: North Texas State College. News Service.
Item Type: Photograph

[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1950-1958]

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.
Date: 1950~/1958~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Item Type: Book

[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1958-1960]

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 1958-1960.
Date: 1958~/1960~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Item Type: Book

[Leon Breeden's Admission Record to Columbia University's 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.
Date: February 1950
Creator: Columbia University. Teachers College.
Item Type: Text

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing at Perrin Field Air Base]

Description: Photograph of the 1952-1953 North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing at Perrin Field Air Base in Texas. The group of young men are situation on a stage behind music desks and a standing microphone. Club signs and a painting of a man in a suit with a woman decorate the wall behind them. To the left of the photo, a young woman, in a dress sits by a potted plant. Handwritten notes on the back of the photograph identify the band members, their instruments, and the young woman (Shirley Murray).
Date: April 20, 1953
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing at Perrin Field Air Base]

Description: Photograph of the 1952-1953 North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing at Perrin Field Air Base in Texas. The group of young men are situation on a stage behind music desks and a standing microphone. Club signs and a painting of a man in a suit with a woman decorate the wall behind them. To the left of the photo, a young woman, in a dress sits by a potted plant.
Date: April 20, 1953
Item Type: Photograph