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Leon Breeden Collection, 1940-2010 | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Leon Breeden Collection, 1940-2010Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1950-1982
ID: 06/003
Primary Creator: Breeden, Leon (1921-2010)
Extent: 220.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 00/00/2002
Subjects: One O'Clock Lab Band, University of North Texas. College of Music
Forms of Material: Jazz
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of Leon Breeden's extensive, and often self-selected archival materials from his entire career, during which time the One O'Clock Lab Band and the UNT Jazz Studies program rose to international prominence. Also present are personal recordings and writing, compositions, memorabilia, photos, and materials from his time at Texas Christian University, in New York City, and at Grand Prairie High School.

Biographical Note

Director of UNT's 1:00 Lab Band from 1959-1981, under whom the band and the jazz program rose to international prominence.

Subject/Index Terms

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 the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.
Acquisition Source: Leon Breeden
Acquisition Method: Gift.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:


Series 1: BindersAdd to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 1: Career and Lab Band History, Set 1Add to your cart.
 
Box 1: 1950-1958Add to your cart.
 
Box 2: 1958-1960Add to your cart.
 
Box 3: 1960Add to your cart.
 
Box 4: 1961Add to your cart.
 
Box 5: 1962Add to your cart.
 
Box 6: 1963Add to your cart.
 
Box 7: 1964Add to your cart.
 
Box 8: 1965Add to your cart.
 
Box 9: 1966Add to your cart.
Part "A"
Box 10: 1966Add to your cart.
Part "B"
Box 11: 1967 January - 1967 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
First section of binder "1967-A."
Box 12: 1967 February - 1967 MayAdd to your cart.
Remainder of part "A"; first section of part "B," March-May 1967.
Box 13: 1967 June - 1967 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Remainder of binder "1967-B."
Box 14: 1968 January - 1968 March 18Add to your cart.
First section of binder "1968-A."
Box 15: 1968 March 19 - 1968 MayAdd to your cart.
Reminder of "1968-A"; part "B," June-August 1968.
Box 16: 1968 September - 1969 MarchAdd to your cart.
Remainder of "1968-B"; first part of "1969-A," January-March 1969.
Box 17: 1969 July 20 - 1969 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Binder "1969-A" continued; Binder "1969 B" July 20 1969 - December 1969.
Box 18: 1970 January - 1970 June 21Add to your cart.
Part "A"
Box 19: 1970 July - 1970 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Part "B"
Box 20: 1971 January - 1971 JulyAdd to your cart.
Part "A"
Box 21: 1971 August - 1971 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Part "B"
Box 22: 1972 January - 1972 AprilAdd to your cart.
Part "A"
Box 23: 1972 May - 1972 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Part "B"
Box 24: 1973 January - 1973 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Part "A"
Box 25: 1973 October - 1973 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Remainder of Part "A"
Box 26: 1974 January - 1974 MayAdd to your cart.
Part "A"
Box 27: 1974 June - 1974 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Part "B"
Box 28: 1975 January - 1975 MarchAdd to your cart.
Part "A"
Box 29: 1975 April - 1975 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Remainder of Part "A"; Part "B"
Box 30: 1975 October - 1976 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Part "C," beginning of 1976-A.
Box 31: 1976 February - 1976 MayAdd to your cart.
Remainder of part "A"
Box 32: 1976 June - 1976 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Part "B," first part of part "C" through October 1976
Box 33: 1976 November-December; 1976 June-JulyAdd to your cart.
Part "C" is remainder of 1976, followed by first binder from summer tour of Portugal and the USSR (mixed photos and papers).
Box 34: Tour of Portugal / Russia, continued, 1976Add to your cart.
Continuation of first binder from Portugal / Russia tour; entirety of second binder, all in page-protectors.
Box 35: 1977 January - 1977 AprilAdd to your cart.
Part "A"
Box 36: 1977 May - 1977 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Part "A" concluded (May 1977); part "B" through September 1977
Box 37: 1977 October - 1978 AprilAdd to your cart.
Part "B" concluded; 1978-A through April, 1978.
Box 38: 1978 May - 1978 AugustAdd to your cart.
Part "A" concluded; 1978 B.
Box 39: 1978 September - 1979 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Part "B"; 1979-A
Box 40: 1979 February - 1979 MayAdd to your cart.
Part "A" continued
Box 41: 1979 June - 1979 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Part "B"; Part "C"
Box 42: 1979 November -1980 MarchAdd to your cart.
Part "C" concluded; 1980-A through March, 1980.
Box 43: 1980 April - 1980 AugustAdd to your cart.
Part "A," concluded; part "B" through August 1980
Box 44: 1980 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Part "B" concluded; part "C"
Box 47: 1981 January - 1981 AprilAdd to your cart.
Part "A"
Box 48: 1981 April - 1981 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Part "B"
Box 49: 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 2: Career and Lab Band History, Set 2Add to your cart.
 
Box 1: Late 1950s-1960Add to your cart.
 
Box 2: 1961Add to your cart.
 
Box 3: 1962 - 1963 JuneAdd to your cart.
 
Box 4: 1963 August - 1965 JuneAdd to your cart.
 
Box 5: 1965 July - 1966 MarchAdd to your cart.
 
Box 6: 1966 April - 1966 DecemberAdd to your cart.
 
Box 7: 1967 January - 1967 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Includes the State Department-sponsored 1:00 Lab Band tour of Mexico.
Box 8: 1967 March - 1967 OctoberAdd to your cart.
 
Box 9: 1967 November - 1968 NovemberAdd to your cart.
 
Box 10: 1968 December - 1969 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
 
Box 11: 1969 October - 1970 MarchAdd to your cart.
 
Box 12: 1970 April - 1970 JuneAdd to your cart.
Includes 1:00 Lab Band tour of Germany.
Box 13: 1970 July - 1971 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
 
Box 14: 1971 March - 1971 DecemberAdd to your cart.
 
Box 15: 1972 January - 1972 AprilAdd to your cart.
 
Box 16: 1972 May - 1973 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
 
Box 17: 1973 March - 1973 OctoberAdd to your cart.
 
Box 18: 1973 November - 1974 MarchAdd to your cart.
 
Box 19: 1974 April - 1974 AugustAdd to your cart.
 
Box 20: 1974 September - 1975 AprilAdd to your cart.
 
Box 21: 1975 May - 1975 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
 
Box 22: 1975 October - 1976 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
 
Box 23: 1976 March - 1976 OctoberAdd to your cart.
See also: Box 35 for materials from the tour of Portugal and USSR.
Box 24: 1976 November - 1977 MarchAdd to your cart.
 
Box 25: 1977 April - 1977 AugustAdd to your cart.
 
Box 26: 1977 September - 1978 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
 
Box 27: 1978 February - 1978 MayAdd to your cart.
 
Box 28: 1978 June - 1978 NovemberAdd to your cart.
 
Box 29: 1978 December - 1979 MayAdd to your cart.
 
Box 30: 1979 June - 1979 DecemberAdd to your cart.
 
Box 31: 1980 January - 1980 AugustAdd to your cart.
 
Box 32: 1980 September - 1980 DecemberAdd to your cart.
 
Box 33: 1981 January - 1981 AprilAdd to your cart.
 
Box 34: 1981 May - 1984 MayAdd to your cart.
 
Box 35: Tour of Portugal and USSR, 1976 June - 1976 JulyAdd to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 3: 1930-1959Add to your cart.
 
Box 1: 1919-1944Add to your cart.
 
Box 2: 1943-1947Add to your cart.
There is some overlap/mixing between 1943 and 1944 in the original order of materials.
Box 3: "Leon Breeden Orchestra Misc.", 1946-1947Add to your cart.
 
Box 4: 1948-1949Add to your cart.
 
Box 5: Photographs, Texas Christian University, 1944-1949Add to your cart.
 
Box 6: Photographs, Grand Prairie, 1953-1959Add to your cart.
 
Box 7: Large documents from binders, Music Library file clippingsAdd to your cart.

Contents: Breeden's marriage certificate, high school diploma, large photo print of Breeden and parents in 1922.

Also contains photocopies of newspaper clippings from the Music Library's vertical file, retrieved in 1991.

Sub-Series 4: 1984-2002Add to your cart.
 
Box 1: 1984Add to your cart.
 
Box 2: 1985Add to your cart.
 
Box 3: 1986Add to your cart.
 
Box 4: 1987Add to your cart.
 
Box 5: 1988Add to your cart.
Part "A"
Box 6: 1988Add to your cart.
Part "B"
Box 7: 1989Add to your cart.
 
Box 8: 1990Add to your cart.
 
Box 9: 1991Add to your cart.
 
Box 10: 1992Add to your cart.
 
Box 11: 1993Add to your cart.
 
Box 12: 1994Add to your cart.
 
Box 13: 1995Add to your cart.
 
Box 14: 1996Add to your cart.
 
Box 15: 1997Add to your cart.
 
Box 16: 1998Add to your cart.
 
Box 17: 1999Add to your cart.
 
Box 18: 2000Add to your cart.
 
Box 19: 2001-2002Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 5: Other BindersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1: Autobiographical materialsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 1: Texas Christian University, 1944-1949Add to your cart.
Note from Breeden on first page: "These are from notebooks (to be combined with diaries information."
Item 2: "Diaries overview", 1944-1984Add to your cart.
 
Item 3: StoriesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: Book notes, storiesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 5: Materials from an alumni-led campaign to name band hall at Grand Prairie High School after BreedenAdd to your cart.
Guestbook included in front pocket of binder.
Item 6: Speeches, 1978-2003Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: "Stan Kenton controversy", 2000 March-AprilAdd to your cart.
Correspondence from a dispute over the handling of the Stan Kenton Collection at UNT.
Box 2: Indices to audiovisual materialsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 1: AlbumsAdd to your cart.
Index to a personal collection of record albums.
Item 2: Index to TapesAdd to your cart.

Print index to Lab Band reels and cassettes now largely contained in Series 4-6.

Two copies.

Item 3: CassettesAdd to your cart.
Print index to Lab Band-related cassettes now contained in Series 6, Sub-Series 1.
Item 4: "Reel to Reels and..."Add to your cart.
Binder primarily concerned with cassettes despite title. Duplicate index of cassettes from USSR tour, and personal cassettes.
Item 5: Reel-to-ReelsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 3: Indices to audiovisual materials, continuedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 1: Combined index to albums, tapes, books, instructional materialsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 2: "Misc. forms"Add to your cart.
Contains list of materials by topic. Note from Breeden: "First attempt to organize my things!" Also includes forms and form letter templates.
Folder 1: Inventory of personal reel-to-reel tapes, 1981Add to your cart.
Small section of supplemental material separate from binders.
Box 4: Indices to audiovisual materials, continued 2Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Omnibus indexAdd to your cart.
Albums, books, tapes, and Kenton music. Significant overlap with other indices.
Item 2: "NTSU Jazz Archives (2nd copy)"Add to your cart.
 
Item 3: Beta video indexAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: "Background - Reunion '87"Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: "UNT 50th Jazz events"Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: Miscellaneous forms and documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 5: Additional indices and papersAdd to your cart.
 
Item 1: Stan Kenton clinicsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 2: Reel-to-Reels - additional copyAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: Beta tapes - additional copyAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: Floppy disksAdd to your cart.
 
Item 5: Floppy disks, continuedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 6: North Texas Lab Bands - prospectus, 1965Add to your cart.
Foreword dated March, 1965.
Box 6: Additional binders and papersAdd to your cart.
 
Item 1: "Booklets - trip to England / Scotland", 1981Add to your cart.
 
Item 2: MagazinesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: Mazagines, continuedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: Assorted programs and bookletsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 5: Account book, 1955Add to your cart.
Records of music sold by Breeden to schools, organized by state.
Item 6: "History of Jazz Education," by R. Smith, 1990Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: Loose binder pages in page-protectorsAdd to your cart.
Primarily concerned with cassettes.
Box 7: Gene Lees' Jazzletter issuesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 1: 1981 August 15 - 1987 MarchAdd to your cart.
 
Item 2: 1987 April - 1993 AugustAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: 1993 September - 2002 JuneAdd to your cart.
 
Box 8: Reunion photos, 1987Add to your cart.
 

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