MARC Record For Collection: Osborn Duke Collection, 1934-1983
LDR 00000npcaa a 4500
099 9 _a06/015
100 3 _aDuke, Osborn
245 00 _aOsborn Duke Collection
506 _aAccess to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
520 2 _aThe collection consists of eight boxes, containing materials from Duke's years at North Texas State Teacher's College, numerous photos from his overseas deployment in the Second World War and from his time as a working musician in the post-war years, and materials related to his career as a writer (including the novel [i]Sideman[/i]), and his work with the General Dynamics Corporation, and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Highlights of the collection include the photo albums, and a film reel of the General Dynamics promotional film, [i]Champion of Champions[/i], which starred Jimmy Stewart. The collection also contains a copy of the script annotated and autographed by Stewart.
545 0 _aOsborn Lee Duke, Jr., was born in Fort Worth, Texas on October 6, 1924. He began playing the trombone in high school, and studied music at what is now the University of North Texas before joining the United States Army, serving in the 622nd Army Air Force Band in Italy during the Second World War. After the war, Duke played in the bands of Harvey Anderson, Bobby Byrne, Tex Beneke, and Sammy Kaye. He completed a bachelor's degree in English from Texas Christian University in 1950, and a master's degree from Columbia University in 1952. Duke achieved his greatest success as a novelist with his work The Sideman, and worked as a writer for the General Dynamics Corporation, including on the film Champion of Champions, narrated by Jimmy Stewart. He later worked for the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Osborn Duke died in Overland Park, Kansas, on December 21, 1999.
600 0 _aStewart, James, 1908-1997
610 0 _aGeneral Dynamics Corporation.
650 0 _aBig bands
856 42 _3Control Card
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