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Booton Herndon Collection, 1963-1964 | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Booton Herndon Collection, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
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 1Add to your cart.
Barcode 101016.
Folder 1: Narrative report and original prospectusAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: "Lombardo correspondence on book itself and attendant matters", 1963 March - 1964 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence on research, 1963 June - 1964 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: New Yorker profile of Lombardo, 1957 January 5, 12Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Clippings, press releases, notepad, some typed transcriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Four small notebooksAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Barcode 101015.
Folder 7: Formerly reels.Add to your cart.
See Box # 5 for reels.
Folder 8: Lombardo family interview transcripts - family life, bandAdd to your cart.
Includes interviews with Guy, Lebert Lombardo.
Folder 9: Lombardo family interview transcripts - band historyAdd to your cart.
61 leaves, typed.
Folder 10: Interview transcripts - signing with MCA, other band and family events in mid-1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Interview transcripts, notes about 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Interview transcripts - "Lebe film fire," events of early 1930sAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Interview transcripts - events of 1933-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Interview transcripts, clippings, Photostat copies - "Jones Beach"Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Interview transcripts, clippings - "Tierra Verde"Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Interview transcripts, clippings - "Business ventures"Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Interview transcripts - "Boats"Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Barcode 85000.
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.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Barcode 101014.
Folder 27.1: Rough draft, chapter 1Add to your cart.
Folder 27.2: Rough draft, chapter 2Add to your cart.
Folder 27.3: Rough draft, chapter 3Add to your cart.
Folder 27.4: Rough draft, chapter 4Add to your cart.
Folder 27.5: Rough draft, chapter 5Add to your cart.
Folder 27.6: Rough draft, chapter 6Add to your cart.
Folder 27.7: Rough draft, chapter 7Add to your cart.
Folder 27.8: Rough draft, chapter 8Add to your cart.
Folder 27.9: Rough draft, chapter 9Add to your cart.
Folder 27. 10: Rough draft, chapter 10Add to your cart.
Folder 27.11-12: Rough draft, chapters 11, 12Add to your cart.
Folder 27.13-14: Rough draft, chapters 13, 14Add to your cart.
Folder 27.15-16: Rough draft, chapters 15, 16Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Barcode 101012.
Folder 28.1: Carbon copy, first versionAdd to your cart.
Divided into two folders due to size.
Folder 28.2: Carbon copy, first version, continuedAdd to your cart.
Page 246 through end.
Folder 29.1: "Fight with editor about revisions"Add to your cart.
"Corrections made, screaming and protesting, for editor." Divided into two folders due to size.
Folder 29.2: "Fight with editor about revisions, continued"Add to your cart.
Folder 30.1: "Manuscript as it went to printer"Add to your cart.
Divided into two folders due to size.
Folder 30.2: "Manuscript as it went to printer," continuedAdd to your cart.
See Box 6 for folders 31 and 32.2.
Folder 32.1: Page proofsAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Signatures, in two copies.Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Two  copies of triplicate copy of library catalog cardAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Copy of inventory by folder number, found with collection.Add to your cart.
Item 1: LombardoAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 7-inch reel.
Item 2: CarmenAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 7-inch reel.
Item 3: UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 3-inch reel
Box 6Add to your cart.
Barcode 100880.
Folder 1: Corrected proofs and page proofsAdd to your cart.
Formerly in folders 31 and 32.

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