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Willis Conover: American Jazz #1

Description: The second part of a broadcast which featured Willis Conover discussing the music of Duke Ellington, followed by a translation in Swedish by an unknown speaker. This program occurred more than five years before the beginning of Conover's long-running VOA program, Music USA.
Date: August 23, 1949
Creator: Conover, Willis
Item Type: Sound

Willis Conover at the microphone

Description: Photograph of Willis Conover at a microphone at radio station WWDC, Washington, D.C., holding a cigarette in one hand, and the May 1949 issue of Metronome magazine in the other. Fran Warren is on the cover of the magazine.
Date: 1949
Item Type: Photograph

School of Music Program Book 1948-1949

Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1948-1949 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Date: 1949
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.
Item Type: Book

[Stan Kenton with bandleader Charlie Barnet]

Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton with fellow bandleader Charlie Barnet in Hollywood. Barnet is seated at a desk and holding a sheet of paper while Kenton leans over to read it. Various objects are visible on the desk and there are windows behind them.
Date: 1949
Creator: Capitol Records
Item Type: Photograph