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[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

[Photograph: Arturo Toscanini and Don Gillis]

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.
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Preparing Behind a Curtain]

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.
Date: 1950
Item Type: Photograph

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

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.
Date: 1950
Creator: Don Brink Studios
Item Type: Photograph

School of Music Program Book 1949-1950

Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1949-1950 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Date: 1950
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.
Item Type: Book

Stan Kenton and fans

Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton crouching down in the middle of a large group of fans who are seated on the floor.
Date: 1950/1951?
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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

[Stan Kenton and others at Carnegie Hall]

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.
Date: April 9, 1950
Creator: Leonard, Herman
Item Type: Photograph

[Stan Kenton with Barry Ulanov]

Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton with Barry Ulanov (editor of Metronome magazine), seated on a couch at Carnegie Hall. Kenton is smoking a cigarette.
Date: April 9, 1950
Creator: Leonard, Herman
Item Type: Photograph

[Stan Kenton with Barry Ulanov]

Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton with Barry Ulanov (editor of Metronome magazine), seated on a couch at Carnegie Hall. Kenton is smoking a cigarette.
Date: April 9, 1950
Creator: Leonard, Herman
Item Type: Photograph

[Photographs of Stan Kenton]

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.
Date: May 6, 1950
Creator: United States. Air Force.
Item Type: Photograph

[Stan Kenton at McChord Air Force Base]

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.
Date: May 6, 1950
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

School of Music Program Book 1950-1951

Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1950-1951 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
Date: 1951
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.
Item Type: Book

Stan Kenton with unknown female fan

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.
Date: 1951~
Creator: Kemle, William
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

[Stan Kenton and unidentified Air Force officer]

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.
Date: May 6, 1951
Creator: United States. Air Force
Item Type: Photograph

Chicago Theater of the Air: Yma Sumac

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.
Date: August 25, 1951
Creator: Sumac, Yma
Item Type: Sound