Guide to the Cyrus Trobbe Music Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0242
Creators:
Trobbe, Cyrus (musician)
Dates:
ca. 1900-1982.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
300 cubic feet
322 record boxes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Includes: published music scores (1920-1980) collected by Cy Trobbe, scrapbooks documenting his music career (1919-1980), programs from musical presentations in San Francisco (1913-1980), disc recordings of Trobbe's radio broadcasts on KFRC in 1938; and a card catalog assembled by Trobbe of his collection, arranged by type of music.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into 5 series: (1) Collected music, (2) Scrapbooks, (3) Printed Programs, (4) Disc Recordings, (5) Card Catalog.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Trobbe was a musician and a leader of musical groups in the San Francisco Bay area for some sixty years. He was born in London and came to the U.S. shortly before 1920. Trobbe found regular work as a violinist and a group leader, assembling musical groups varying in size from small dance orchestras to large theater orchestras. He became a faculty member of what is now San Francisco State University soon after WW II.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Jane Odom, undated
Author
Odom, Jane H.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Mrs. Cyrus Trobbe, 1986,September 30.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection stored off site. Call 202-633-3270 to inquire about special arrangements to view collection.
Preferred Citation
Cyrus Trobbe Music Collection, 1913-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Radio broadcasts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound Recordings and Reproductions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musicians -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musical performances Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks -- 20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bands (Music) -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Disc recordings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Card catalog Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sheet music Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Theater Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
San Francisco (Calif.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curran Theater Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Geary Theater Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
KFRC (radio station) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
San Francisco Light Opera Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu