Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1431
Creators:
Mandel, Johnny
Raeburn, Boyd,, 1913-1966
Kleeb, Milt,, 1919-2015
Johnson, Budd
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993
Williams, George D.,, 1917-1988
Handy, George
Flanagan, Ralph
Villepigue, Paul,, 1919-1953
Tizol, Juan
Richards, Johnny,
Finckel, Edwin A.
Raeburn, Susan
Dameron, Tadd,, 1917-1965
Baum, Stanley
Raeburn, Bruce Boyd,, 1948-
Dates:
circa 1942-1949
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
9 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists primarily of the "band library" for the Boyd Raeburn Orchestra, containing arrangements of musical numbers performed by the Orchestra. The arrangers included Ed Finckel, Juan Tizol, George Handy, Budd Johnson, Johnny Richards, Stanley Baum, Ralph Flanagan, Johnny Mandel, George "The Fox" Williams, Milt Kleeb, Tadd Dameron, and others. The parts for instruments are in the composer/arranger's hand, in most cases. Also included are two scrapbooks containing mostly clippings from entertainment magazines such as Down Beat and Variety.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series. Musical parts are arranged by title.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Raeburn was a society band leader who began his career after winning a contest for a year-long engagement at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, while a student at the University of Chicago. In the 1940s he led a swing band in Chicago and from 1942-1949 led of a racially mixed bebop oriented band, which at various times included Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Pettiford, and numerous others.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives Center by Raeburn's son and daughter, Bruce and Susan Raeburn, 2017.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Boyd Raeburn Papers, ca. 1942-1949, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
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
Scrapbooks -- 1940-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings -- 1940-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scores Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Orchestras -- 1940-1950 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parts (musical) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Swing (Music) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boyd Raeburn 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
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives