06/098 Guide to the Woody Herman Society Collection Herman Finding Aid Authors: Maristella Feustle.

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Guide to the Woody Herman Society Collection Music Library Overview of the Collection Woody Herman Society Collection 06/098 Woody Herman Society Herman, Woody, 1913-1987 16.00 English Music Library Administrative History:

From an obituary for Al Julian: Al Julian was originally from Boston, Massachusetts. After high school, he worked in a record shop in downtown Boston before enlisting in the Air Force during the Korean War. He returned to Boston and became involved full time in the record business, handling marketing and media promotion for major recording companies including Capitol Records. He was the founder of Improvisational Promotions and the Independent Media Service Company. Al was the Eastern General Manager for Concord Records for 18 years. He also co-founded the Woody Herman Society, publishing the Society’s newsletter The Herds for over 20 years in memory of his dear friend, bandleader Woody Herman. Al and his wife of 54 years, Anna, moved to Florida in the late fall of 1997.  He served on the Boards of the Hope Academy of Music and the Charlotte County Jazz Society, and was also a member of the Jazz Educator Network International. The Woody Herman Society came into existence following a 4-day celebration of Woody Herman and the Herds in Newport Beach, CA in September of 1993.  Founded initially by Ingrid Herman Reese (Woody’s daughter) and long-time friend Al Julian, some goals for the society were to make it financially sound, to establish scholarship funds, to sponsor concerts and clinics, and to keep a publication, The Herds, in print with materials reviews, background information on Woody and the bands.  Al and Anna became editor and custodian of the Society from their home at that time in Winthrop, MA, continuing long after their move to Florida.  The first issue of the newsletter came in the fall of 1993, with the publication continuing until Issue # 61 in February of 2014.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name: Woody Herman Society Woody Herman's Thundering Herd Personal Name: Herman, Woody, 1913-1987 Topical Term: Jazz
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift, facilitated by David Nims and Graham Carter.

Conditions Governing Use:

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Conditions Governing Access:

Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the official records of the Woody Herman Society, along with an extensive set of photo albums, scrapbooks, and memorabilia (including Woody Herman's music stand) collected by Al and Anna Julian.

Detailed List of Contents id162152 1 707184 id162153 1 1 Woody Herman print bios id162154 1 2 Jack Seifert, letters to and from id162155 1 3 Woody Herman clarinet loan agreements id162156 1 4 Correspondence between Carl Jefferson (Concord Records) and Al Julian id162157 1 5 Woody Herman's Anglo-American Herd id162158 1 6 State Department worldwide id162159 1 7 Woody Herman Society press id162160 1 8 Woody Herman audio/video sources id162161 1 9 Key sidemen - John Fedchock id162162 1 10 Bill Perkins (artists) id162163 1 11 Jake Hanna id162164 1 12 Dave McKenna id162165 1 13 Ralph LaLoma id162166 1 14 Jimmy Mosher id162167 1 15 Phil Wilson (L artists) id162168 1 16 Key sidemen - Joe Lovano id162169 1 17 Woody Herman - death notes id162170 1 18 Woody Herman Society information id162171 1 19 Woody Herman Society information - email id162172 1 20 Hollywood Forever, Woody Herman event id162173 1 21 Press releases sent to print, radio, media, lists id162174 1 22 Hollywood Forever, press releases sent id162175 1 23 Nat Pierce id162176 1 24 Bill Chase id162177 1 25 John LaPorta id162178 1 26 Meridian Center, Curtis Sandberg id162179 1 27 Frank Tiberi and Stu Jackson, the Legacy Herd id162180 1 28 Woody Herman and band - tours outside USA - program booklets id162181 1 29 Program booklets id162182 1 30 Al Julian, correspondence id162183 1 31 Herman's New England Alumni id162184 1 32 Jazz Education Network id162185 1 33 Alumni information from all Herds id162186 1 34 Joe Lovano and Friends id162187 1 35 Lennie Sogoloff Collection id162188 1 36 Graham Carter, JazzED media id162189 1 37 Woody Herman research resources id162190 1 38 Concord Jazz information id162191 2 707183 id162192 2 1 Woody Herman list of musicians from Bill Byrns id162193 2 2 Correspondence, materials on 1960s Herman bands id162194 2 3 Correspondence, materials on 1960s Herman bands id162195 2 4 Materials on Herman bands id162196 2 5 Materials on Herman bands id162197 2 6 Materials on Herman bands id162198 2 7 Materials on Herman bands id162199 2 8 Materials on Herman bands id162200 2 9 Materials on Herman bands id162201 2 10 Materials on Herman bands id162202 2 11 Materials on Herman bands, "The Drummers of Woody Herman" by Chip Defaa, correspondence id162203 2 12 Woody Herman Tribute - print and news items id162204 2 13 New England Alumnus - print items, news articles id162205 2 14 Jack Seifert, Smithsonian id162206 2 15 Woody Herman and band, print items and news articles id162207 2 16 Woody Herman and band, print items and news articles id162208 2 17 Alumnus print and news items id162209 2 18 Woody Herman and band, print items and news articles id162210 2 19 "Woody Still Alive" / "Just Woody" id162211 2 20 Woody Herman and band, print items and news articles id162212 2 21 Woody Herman's 50th anniversary id162213 2 22 Ebony Concerto id162214 2 23 "Frank and the Herds" id162215 2 24 Sketches - characters id162216 2 25 Woody Herman's New Orleans club id162217 2 26 Woody Herman funds id162218 2 27 Sister Fabian scholarship board id162219 2 28 Woody Herman obituaries id162220 3 707191 Scope and Contents

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id162221 3 1 Photonegatives, Woody Herman UK tours id162222 3 2 Photos for Joe Lovano profile, Herds newsletter id162223 3 3 Red photo album id162224 3 4 Black photo album id162225 3 5 Red binder: Photos and photo printouts from Herman's youth and early career id162226 3 6 Black binder: Woody Herman: Chronicles of the Herds, 1913-1987 - chronology, discography, copies of photos id162227 3 7 Blue binder: Woody Herman Archives: University of Houston id162228 3 8 Folder with Herman 45 rpm records, proclamation of Woody Herman Day in Overland Park, Kansas, February 5, 1986; "Woody Herman's Four Brothers Sax Sections: A Chronology" by Joe Urso"; other materials id162229 3 9 Maria Schneider id162230 3 10 "Misc. photos, etc."
id162231 4 5 photo albums 707190 id162232 5 Photos, Down Beat clips, Newport Beach Reunion, 1993, founding of WH society; Woody Herman film information; Herman's last live gig, 3/23/1987, Woody Herman society newsletters, volumes 1-4. 707189 id162233 6 Photo albums 707186 id162234 7 Jack Seifert collection 707188 id162235 8 VHS 707187 id162236 9 Jack Seifert cassette tapes id162237 10 Jack Seifert cassette tapes id162238 11 Woody Herman, US-Canada tours by years id162239 12 Woody Herman, CD-Rs and CDs id162240 13 Discographies and festival programs id162241 14 Large photo albums id162242 15 Large photo albums id162243 16 Music stand