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Booton Herndon Collection | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Booton Herndon CollectionAdd to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1963-1964
ID: 06/068
Primary Creator: Herndon, Booton (1915-1995)
Extent: 6.0 Boxes
Subjects: Lombardo, Guy, 1902-1977., Royal Canadians (Musical group)
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of six boxes of materials related to Herndon's 1964 book The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven: The Guy Lombardo Story, including extensive typed transcripts of interviews with Guy, Lebert, and Carmen Lombardo, and others, along with drafts of the book up to the published version.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in remote storage. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.
Acquisition Source: Booton Herndon
Acquisition Method: Gift.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Interview transcripts, clippings - "Everyone but Guy"Add to your cart.
Folder 19: "Collectors" - correspondence, 1963 January - 1964 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Interview transcripts, clippings - "Records"Add to your cart.
Includes separate, un-numbered folder with title "TV"
Folder 21: Interview transcripts - "Abel Green," other topicsAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Interview transcripts - "Carmen; also some bands"Add to your cart.
Folder 23: "Observations and advice"Add to your cart.
Listed on folder: "Filthy lyrics; songs; dope fiends; enthusiasms; fountain of youth; food; on music lessons for [a] child; juvenile delinquency." Includes an essay by Guy Lombardo: "Does Your Child Hate Music?"
Folder 24: "Duplicate and unwanted material."Add to your cart.
Includes four good-quality 8"x10" photos of Lombardo with fans and at other events
Folder 25: Materials advertising New York World's Fair, including "1 year to go" brochure, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 26: "Miscellaneous" - pages from interview transcripts, notesAdd to your cart.

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