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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 2: PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 1: Personal filesAdd to your cart.
Files are numbered according to their original order and labeling as assigned by Breeden. Gaps in the numbers and references to folder numbers that are not present may reflect various efforts on Breeden's part to organize and index his materials.
Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Breeden, speechesAdd to your cart.
Includes speeches from Breeden as well as others
Folder 15: Reunion '87Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17.1: Kenton, StanAdd to your cart.
Part of original Folder 17, separated due to size
Folder 17.2: Kenton, StanAdd to your cart.
Part of original Folder 17, separated due to size
Folder 17.3: Kenton, StanAdd to your cart.
Part of original Folder 17, separated due to size
Folder 18: San Francisco Symphony programsAdd to your cart.
See also: Folder 417
Folder 19: San Francisco Symphony materials, continuedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 21: Assorted Lab Band materialsAdd to your cart.
Primarily documents and photocopies, several original photos
Folder 24: Reunion '87 - additional materialsAdd to your cart.
Includes directory of participants
Folder 25: Press materials about BreedenAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 27: Texas All-State Jazz Ensemble, 1993Add to your cart.
 
Folder 28: Teacher Retirement System of TexasAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 29: Floyd Graham Society and other papersAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 31: "Inventory - 2"x2"sAdd to your cart.
Plastic sleeves holding 2"x2" cards describing cassette recordings
Folder 32: "Cassettes 1-2-3-4"Add to your cart.
Cassette inventory in 4 sections
Box 2Add to your cart.
 
Folder 33: "Cassettes 5-6-7-8"Add to your cart.
Cassette inventory in 4 sections, continuing previous box, Folder 32
Folder 34: "Cassettes 9-10-11-12"Add to your cart.
 
Folder 37.1: "Letters, etc., from former students"Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence to and from relatives. Part of original Folder 37, separated due to size.
Folder 37.2: "Letters, etc., from former students"Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence to and from relatives. Part of original Folder 37, separated due to size.
Folder 37.3: "Letters, etc., from former students"Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence to and from relatives. Part of original Folder 37, separated due to size.
Folder 37.4: "Letters, etc., from former students"Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence to and from relatives. Part of original Folder 37, separated due to size.
Folder 37.5: "Letters, etc., from former students"Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence to and from relatives. Part of original Folder 37, separated due to size. One page also marked for folder 317.
Folder 38: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 44: Contract and release forms for Lab Band appearance at Club Oz, Dallas, 1974Add to your cart.
 
Folder 45: Materials related to Clarinetfest '97, Lubbock, TXAdd to your cart.
Some materials also labeled for Folder 312.
Folder 48: Photocopies of title pages and other excerpts from jazz and related method booksAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 49: Photos, 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 111: Materials related to 50th anniversary of UNT Jazz Studies program and opening of Murchison Performing Arts CenterAdd to your cart.
Some materials also labeled for Folder 414
Folder 115: LeBlanc instrument company materialsAdd to your cart.
Some materials also labeled for Folder 13
Box 3Add to your cart.
 
Folder 116: McDonald's All-American High School Band, 1992Add to your cart.
 
Folder 117: "Lab Band Library"Add to your cart.
Includes directory of Kenton band arrangements, other partial lists, and lead sheets
Folder 118: Collection of assorted articles, essays, and humorAdd to your cart.
From primarily from newspapers and received via email
Folder 119: Feature articles on Leon BreedenAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 121: Materials related to Lab '80, Lab '81 albumsAdd to your cart.
Includes folded posters
Folder 122: Press materials about Cone JohnsonAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 123: Multiple copies of Texas Senate Concurrent Resolution SCR 99 declaring May 3, 1981 to be Leon Breeden Day, 1981 April 30Add to your cart.
 
Access Restriction: One item marked for Folder 124
Folder 210: Souvenir booklets and other ephemera from various travelsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 212: Articles about and essays by Breeden; Breeden's resume; a commentary on "jazz band" versus "stage band"Add to your cart.
This file named "Philosophy" by Breeden on one item
Folder 214: "The Grammy Winners Book" and other Grammy-related materialAdd to your cart.
Includes photocopies of Lab Band nominations
Folder 217: Lab Band concert programs, 1962-1994Add to your cart.
 
Folder 218: Lab Band concert programs, 1963-1994Add to your cart.
 
Folder 221: Dallas Jazz OrchestraAdd to your cart.
 
Box 4Add to your cart.
 
Folder 222: Miscellaneous papers, including Breeden's tribute to Peanuts Hucko, and mapsAdd to your cart.
Number not assigned by Breeden, but labeled as such due to adjacency. One item refers to Folder 112.
Folder 223: Cassette inventoriesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 225.1: Assorted correspondence, articles, obituariesAdd to your cart.
Folder 225 divided into 3 parts by Breeden
Folder 225.2: Assorted correspondence, articles, obituariesAdd to your cart.
Folder 225 divided into 3 parts by Breeden
Folder 225.3: Assorted photos, correspondence, articles, obituariesAdd to your cart.
Folder 225 divided into 3 parts by Breeden
Folder 313: "Introduction and index to tapes"Add to your cart.
3 copies
Folder 410: Photos from major Lab Band events, 1960s-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 411: Materials from An Evening with Leon Breeden and Friends, Sammons Center for the Arts, Dallas, 1997 June 6Add to your cart.
Includes multiple copies of large-print cue sheets
Folder 413: Switzerland, 1996Add to your cart.
Materials related to the Montreux Jazz Festival and Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble's performance, Ron Modell, director
Folder C: "VHS tape info"Add to your cart.
Refers to "VHS #14," "Videotape of preparation of the Stan Kenton Music at NTSU, 1981-1983."
Folder D: "Historical", 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Consists of a Dallas Morning News feature, "The 20th Century through the eyes of Texas" (September 26, 1999), and the January, 2000 issue of Jazz Educators Journal.
Folder G: Cassette itemsAdd to your cart.
Miscellaneous lists, labels, and other materials, primarily extra printouts and photocopies.
Folder I: Kappa Kappa PsiAdd to your cart.
Color printout of informational pages about Kappa Kappa Psi; file also includes Texas Christian University folder found adjacent to this folder.
Folder J: Emails and faxes to/from David Breeden; printouts about San Francisco SymphonyAdd to your cart.
 
Folder K: ChristmasAdd to your cart.
Includes mailing materials and compact discs.
Box 5Add to your cart.
 
Folder L: Texas Christian UniversityAdd to your cart.
Various documents and event programs.
Folder M: RecordingsAdd to your cart.
Materials related to Lab Band and other recordings.
Folder N: "[B.] Cherry - misc."Add to your cart.
 
Folder P: "UNT history"Add to your cart.
Includes two narratives by Bill Collins, Jr.
Folder Q: Lab Band history and student feedbackAdd to your cart.
Includes, student surveys and evaluations of other lab band directors, memo explaining the loss of some Lab Band arrangements in 1980, students' letter protesting lack of facilities and resources, water damage to instruments and arrangements on 1969 trip.
Folder R: Photocopy of diary kept while Breeden was serving in U.S. army, other documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder T: Materials related to death of Danny Breeden, circa 1968Add to your cart.
Breeden's labeling of folders changes for this set. Includes Danny's 1968 tax return (posthumous), photocopies of news articles, letter of sympathy
Folder U: Photocopies of assorted documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder V: Photocopies of awards, certificatesAdd to your cart.
Includes 2 news articles
Folder W: Copies of program for NTSU Lab Band Clinic-Concert, Dallas Convention Center, 1975 February 13Add to your cart.
 
Folder X: Photocopies of materials related to the Kenton Clinics and National Stage Band CampsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder Y: Humorous booksAdd to your cart.
Collections of The Wizard of ID, B.C., three Far Side collections, and The Bell, the Clapper, and the Cord: Wit and Witticisms
Folder i: "Departed"Add to your cart.
Obituaries, eulogies, and related items. Final two folders in this series not numbered by Breeden
Folder ii: "Complimentary"Add to your cart.
Positive correspondence
Box 6: "Facts" filesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: A-BAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: C-DAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: E-F-GAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: HAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: I-JAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: K-LAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: M-NAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: O-P-Q-RAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: U-ZAdd to your cart.
 
Box 7: David Breeden memorial materialsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Correspondence from David Breeden, 1987-2005Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Funeral materials and obituariesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Condolence lettersAdd to your cart.
Includes letters of support from the beginning of David's illness in 2004.
Folder 4: Memorial book from San Francisco Symphony with remembrances from symphony musiciansAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Four copies of The Clarinet, Vol. 32, No. 4, 2005 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Contains obituary for David Breeden on page 48.
Folder 6: Clippings related to David's career as a clarinetistAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Two photos of David BreedenAdd to your cart.
North Texas State University News Service photo, 1960s; official San Francisco Symphony portrait.
Folder 8: San Francisco Symphony programsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: San Francisco Symphony programs, continuedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Older family photos, circa 1950Add to your cart.
Two actual photos mounted to white paper; the remainder are printouts.
Folder 11: Assorted family documentsAdd to your cart.
Includes stationery, address labels, and receipts, among other items.
Folder 12: Daily journal entries, 1990-1992Add to your cart.
Transcribed into computer file and printed by Breeden.
Folder 13: Daily journal entries, 1993 - 1996 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Transcribed into computer file and printed by Breeden.
Folder 14: Daily journal entries, 1996-1999Add to your cart.
Handwritten.
Folder 15: Daily journal entries, 2000-2002Add to your cart.
Handwritten.
Folder 16: Binder of correspondence, 2003Add to your cart.
Possibly intended as an extension of Series 1, Sub-series 3 binders.
Folder 17: "Final list of songs to record"Add to your cart.
Possibly related to Breeden's jazz history talks for various audiences.
Item 1: Box of pens and pen pointsAdd to your cart.
Note on case says some date back Breeden's service in the Army (1942-1944).
Box 8: "Travel mementos"Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Passports, Leon and Bonna BreedenAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Mexico: large postcardsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Mexico: standard-size postcardsAdd to your cart.
File includes three enclosures containing a large number of postcards; the smallest enclosure contains those which Breeden kept in a separate envelope for duplicates.
Folder 4: Mexico: traveloguesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Mexico: assorted mementosAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Mexico: newspaper sections, Denton Record-Chronicle coverage of Lab Band tour of Mexico, 1967Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: United Kingdom: souvenirs and assorted papersAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: United Kingdom: The Old Curiosity ShopAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: United Kingdom: travelogueAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: United Kingdom: maps and brochuresAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 11: United Kingdom: newspapers, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Germany: traveloguesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Switzerland: Travelogues and pamphletsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 14: France, Germany, Switzerland: postcard sets and other documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Photo of 1:00 Lab Band at Munich airport, 1970Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland: postcardsAdd to your cart.
Two enclosures containing  large number of assorted postcards.
Folder 17: Germany: menu, Hofbräuhaus am PlatzlAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Switzerland: newspaper, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 19: USSR: travelogues, guides, postcard setAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 20: USSR: Clippings and mementosAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 21: Texas: Jefferson, TX, and Big Bend National ParkAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 22: Virginia, Colorado, Utah, NevadaAdd to your cart.
 
Box 9: "Travel mementos," continuedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Norwegian Cruise Lines: Jazz Cruise, 1989Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Instructions to friends watching Breeden house during tripAdd to your cart.
 
Item 1: "Cultural Presentations U.S.A." iron-on patchAdd to your cart.
 
Item 2: Case and medal: "International Who's Who in Music"; additional medal in case with "1939" on reverse sideAdd to your cart.
 
Box 10: "Historical"Add to your cart.

Newspapers from days of significant historical events, magazines, books on the U.S. bicentennial and Texas sesquicentennial, Denton history.

Barcode 697595.

Box 11: "Historical," continuedAdd to your cart.
 
Box 12: "Historical," continued 2Add to your cart.
Items relevant to UNT or Breeden himself.
Box 13: Miscellaneous papersAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: "Older taxes", 1946-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Additional tax papers and other documents, addressed from Breeden to son DavidAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: "Extra programs for handouts"Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Vinyl file pouch with ink transfer of typed letterAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Correspondence and other documents, 1978Add to your cart.
Possibly intended for inclusion in binders: similar material, all with 3-hole punches.
Folder 6: Correspondence and other documents, 1980Add to your cart.
Possibly intended for inclusion in binders: similar material, all with 3-hole punches.
Folder 7: Programs for Reunion '87Add to your cart.
Includes three copies of program, list of acknowledgements, and explanatory note from November, 1990.
Folder 8: Two issues of Gene Lees' Jazzletter, 2003 January, FebruaryAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Assorted programs; documents related to cassette collectionAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Assorted documentsAdd to your cart.
Includes legal documents, medical documents, staff paper, lead sheets, band parts, tune lists.
Folder 11: Documents and photos; display cardAdd to your cart.
Most documents and photos are encapsulated in Mylar. Three photos and two pages appear to have been taken from binders for display.
Folder 12: Obituaries for Leon Breeden, 2010 AugustAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Program for Leon Breeden's funeral, 2010 August 16Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Congressional Record: "Remembering Jazz Musician and Educator Harold Leon Breeden" - U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess (26th Congressional District, Texas), 2010Add to your cart.
 
Box 14: Miscellaneous papers, continuedAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697596.
Item 1: Plastic comb-bound book of photocopies of clippings, letters, and other materials: "A Few Highlights Early in My Musical Life!"Add to your cart.
 
Item 2: Plastic comb-bound book of photocopies of letters from UNT faculty, students, and administratorsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: "Jake's Method: The Trumpet Method of Don "Jake" Jacoby", 1990Add to your cart.
 
Item 4: A Tribute to Don "Jake" Jacoby (1920-1992), 1995Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: R. Miller dissertation, 1979Add to your cart.
Looseleaf photocopy.
Item 6: Twenty copies of 25th anniversary concert for Jazz Studies program, 1972Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: Color printout of unidentified man and woman in colonial-style dressAdd to your cart.
 
Item 8: Two 3.5-inch floppy disksAdd to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 2: PhotosAdd to your cart.
Boxes 1-3: Large-size black-and-white photo prints of photos from binders, apparently made for display at the 1987 Lab Band reunion.
Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Breeden with band, with crowd in background., circa 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Don Gilliland on guitar
Folder 2: Breeden conducts band in performance, circa 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Don Gilliland on guitar
Folder 3: Tenor saxophone, alto sax, trombone, and baritone sax, circa 1964Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Photo of band, early 1960sAdd to your cart.
Joe Randazzo on bass trombone
Folder 5: Breeden conducts band at informal concert, early 1960sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Breeden 1:00 Band in performance, tenor saxophonist on crutch, early 1960sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Breeden rehearsing band, mid-1960sAdd to your cart.
Ed Soph on drums, Lou Marini on alto sax, Joe Randazzo on trombone
Folder 8: Stan Kenton conducts band in "neophonic" seating arrangement, mid-1960sAdd to your cart.
Ed Soph on drums, Joe Randazzo on trombone
Folder 9: Breeden in front of band, addressing audience at performance, mid-1960sAdd to your cart.
Ed Soph on drums, Connie Seidel and Joe Randazzo on trombone
Folder 10: Photo of band onstage in "neophonic" seating (possibly before a concert) with Breeden standing behind, mid-1960sAdd to your cart.
Ed Soph on drums, Lou Marini on alto sax, Connie Seidel and Joe Randazzo on trombone
Folder 11: Breeden rehearses saxophone section with vibraphonist in background. Lou Marini doubling on clarinet, mid-1960sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Breeden rehearsing brass, mid-1960sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Rhythm section with bari saxophonist, vibraphonist on left, mid-1960sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Trumpet soloist in front of trombone section, mid-1960sAdd to your cart.
Connie Seidel and Joe Randazzo on trombones
Folder 15: Breeden conducts band, mid-1960sAdd to your cart.
Connie Seidel and Joe Randazzo on trombones, Ed Soph on drums. "Neophonic" seating arrangement
Folder 16: Lou Marini, tenor saxophone solo in front of saxophone section, 1967Add to your cart.
Possibly from State Department-sponsored tour of Mexico
Folder 17: Group photo of band, Mr. and Mrs. Breeden, Joel Sears, 1967Add to your cart.
Possibly from State Department-sponsored tour of Mexico, on brewery tour
Folder 18: Breeden in rehearsal with trombonists, mid-1960sAdd to your cart.
Includes Randazzo
Folder 19: Saxophone section with Lou Marini on 1st tenor, mid-1960sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 20: Photo of band, Breeden left of center, mid-1960sAdd to your cart.
Ed Soph on drums, Tom Malone and Connie Seidel on trombone, Lou Marini on 1st tenor sax
Folder 21: Saxophone section with Lou Marini on 1st tenor, mid-1960sAdd to your cart.
Same event as Folder 19
Folder 22: Breeden conducts band, mid-1960sAdd to your cart.
Lou Marini on 1st tenor sax, Tom Malone on trombone, Ed Soph on drums
Folder 23: Trombone section with Tom Malone, mid-1960sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 24: Photo of band, Breeden left of center, late 1960sAdd to your cart.
Tom Malone on trombone
Folder 25: Saxophone section, late 1960sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 26: Trumpet section, late 1960sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 27: Three lab band members in studio, circa 1970Add to your cart.
 
Folder 28: Trombonee and trumpet sections, circa 1970Add to your cart.
 
Folder 29: Rhythm section, circa 1970Add to your cart.
 
Folder 30: Lab Band, possible studio session, circa 1970Add to your cart.
Saxophonists behind trumpets and trombones. Clock on 11:30.
Folder 31: Saxophone section in studio, circa 1970Add to your cart.
 
Folder 32: Three guitarists, circa 1970Add to your cart.
 
Folder 33: Four lab band members, 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Box 2Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Breeden with band on steps outside Music Building, 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Saxophone section in front of staircase, three on couch, 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Trombone section, seated behind band fronts, 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Trumpet section, standing, 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Close shot of full band in performancr, 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Side, overhead view of full band in performance, 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Leon Breeden and three other men, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Trumpet section and part of trombone section, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Breeden conducting band, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Unidentified man, Leon Breeden, and Stan Kenton, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Breeden with band in front of lava rock terrace behind Music Building, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Band in performance, Breeden standing at side near baritone saxophonist, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Wide shot of guest saxophone soloist in front of band at rehearsal, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Partial shot of band in performance, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Leon Breeden playing the clarinet, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Two saxophonists, two trombonists, two trumpet players behind band fronts; second alto saxophonist doubling on piccolo, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Three saxophonists, three trombonists, three trumpet players behind band fronts, first alto doubling on piccolo, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Leon Breeden playing the clarinet, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
Plaid jacket, white shoes
Folder 19: Breeden conducting band, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
Ray Sasaki on trumpet
Folder 20: Close shot of trombone section, bass trombonist in foreground, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 21: Breeden on clarinet (at left) with saxophone section, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 22: Tony Bennet with the 1:00 Lab Band, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 23: Louis Bellson witn 1:00 Lab Band, Bellson at left, Breeden at right, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 24: Breeden adjusting mic in front of band at outdoor performance, Hilton hotel in background, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 25: Lyle Mays on piano at outdoor concert, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 26: Studio, trombones in foreground, saxophonists in background, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
Processed to look like newsprint photo
Folder 27: Breeden talking with band members, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
Processed to look like newsprint photo
Folder 28: Trumpet section in studio, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
Processed to look like newsprint photo
Folder 29: Breeden, Lyle Mays, and third band member in foreground, trumpet player in background at center, mid-1970sAdd to your cart.
Processed to look like newsprint photo
Folder 30: Band onstage, standing, young woman in foreground with Breeden, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
Possibly Beverly Dahlke, baritone sax, at left
Folder 31: Trombone and trumpet section in performance, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
Dressed similarly, if not in uniform. Flugelhorn solo at far left.
Folder 32: Trombone and trumpet section in performance, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
Dressed similarly, if not in uniform. Suits appear darker in this photo.
Folder 33: Trombonist and rhythm section, seen through raised piano lid, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
Beverly Dahlke, baritone sax
Box 3Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Two saxophone soloists, Breeden in background on left, saxophone section on right, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
Beverly Dahlke, baritone sax
Folder 2: Alternate conductor, trumpet in left hand, addresses band in rehearsal, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
Beverly Dahlke, baritone sax
Folder 3: Breeden conducting, arms raised, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: R. Harris, bus driver, in sunglasses with bus at Music Building loading dock, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Side view of band in rehearsal, Breeden on left, Louis Bellson on drums, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
Beverly Dahlke, baritone sax
Folder 6: Louis Bellson on drums, roto-toms in foreground, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: 1:00 Lab Band in performance. Guitarist holding Gibson SG and drumstick -- possible Jimmy Page impression, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Lab Band in performance; trombonist facing band with horn, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Lab Band in performance, Breeden conducting at left, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Trumpet section in performance, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
Mike Steinel, trumpet
Folder 11: Trumpet soloist in front of band, Breeden conducting, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Saxophone and trombone sections, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Rehearsal, Breeden at left in white suit, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Breeden conducting band, possibly a bass solo, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Breeden conducting band, outdoor concert - possibly State Fair of Texas, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Trumpet section, two trombonists, possibly at State Fair of Texas, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Breeden in rehearsal, wearing "Lab '75" t-shirt, circa 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Breeden with band in Kenton Hall, circa 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 19: Rhythm section, standing, circa 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 20: Lab Band, Breeden and saxophone section in foreground, circa 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 21: Breeden conducting lab band, Dan Haerle on piano (?), circa 1980Add to your cart.
1st alto sax standing for solo
Folder 22: Breeden adjusting mic in foreground, band standing in background, circa 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 23: 1:00 Lab Band, Notre Dame Jazz Festival, 1960Add to your cart.
Caption attached by Breeden.
Folder 24: Texas A&M concert, College Station, circa 1969Add to your cart.
Caption attached by Breeden.
Folder 25: "Onstage at North Texas early fall concert", mid-1960sAdd to your cart.
Caption attached by Breeden.
Folder 26: "One of many noon concerts - 'One Main Place,' Dallas", late 1960sAdd to your cart.
Caption attached by Breeden.
Folder 27: Saxophone section at Spoleto Festival, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
Caption attached by Breeden.
Folder 28: Full band, Spoleto Festival, late 1970sAdd to your cart.
Caption attached by Breeden.
Folder 29: 1:00 Lab Band at 1:00 Lounge rehearsing during opening week of new student union building, 1976Add to your cart.
Caption attached by Breeden.
Folder 30: Filming at WFAA in Dallas just before Germany tour, circa 1970Add to your cart.
Caption attached by Breeden.
Folder 31: Saxophone section filming, Baden-Baden, Germany, circa 1970Add to your cart.
 
Folder 32: Marvin Stamm solos with the 1:00 Lab BandAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 33: Dan Higgins solos with 1:00 Lab Band on "I Remember Bird", circa 1976Add to your cart.
 
Folder 34: 1:00 Lab Band at Montreux, 1970Add to your cart.
 
Folder 35: Insert for Lab '81, found with photosAdd to your cart.
 
Box 4Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Proofs for Breeden's section in Conversations with Jazz Musicians, Volume 2Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Program: Fourth annual Highlander Music Festival, Highland Park Schools, Dallas, 1949 April 29-30Add to your cart.
No photo prints, but found with surrounding materials.
Folder 3: Two photos, printed from computer scans, of youth ensembles, circa 1950Add to your cart.
Found in envelope to Breeden from Rule Beasley.
Folder 4: Marching band, Thomas Jefferson Senior High School, Bloomington, MN, 1977-78Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Photo of Breeden accepting award at North Texas Jazz Festival, Addison, TX, 2003 April 5Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Photo of award presented to Breeden at North Texas Jazz Festival, Addison, TX, 2003 April 5Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Materials accompanying Addison photos, 2003Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Washed-out copies of two photos from Grand Prairie High School, 1953Add to your cart.
Breeden has dated one photo as being from 1953.
Box 5: SlidesAdd to your cart.
Mexico, 1967; USSR, 1976; "Lab Band Misc."
Box 6: SlidesAdd to your cart.
Germany and Switzerland (two sets); United Kingdom and France.
Box 7: Negatives, 1969Add to your cart.

376 negative strips. Explanation from note on accompanying envelope:

"This group of negatives covers my work at the University of North Texas throughout the year 1969. Bill Farmer, a student at the university and a fine pianist, was with me at almost every function in which I was active to document this last year of the unbelievable sixties!

"In my large jazz classes I had all kinds of students, many of whom were in the Vietnam War protests to try to get that war closed down. Some came to class even on cold days with their shoe strings tied together and then hanging them around their necks. On even the coldest days they stayed barefooted!

"Anyway - I feel certain that these will never be processed, but if someone should take an interest and put this all together it should make quite a thorough documentary of the final year of that decade as we tried to keep jazz alive at the university! It is my hope that someday someone will come along who will be able to put this all together! -- Leon Breeden (this note prepared on 12/09/02)"

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