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American Theatre Organ Society Buttons and Nameplates

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Identifier: AOIAL-ATOC-RG0027
Scope and Contents This collection documents American Theatre Organ Society events and several major organ companies in small artifacts. The majority of the items in this collection are buttons relating to ATOS regional conventions and performances. Other refer to various chapters of the society, including the Atlanta, Alabama, Young Theatre Organ Enthusiasts, and Rocky Mountain Regional chapters. Some nameplates related to major organ companies (Æolian, WurliTzer, and Robert Morton Organ Co.) are included. The...

David Ashby Collection

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Identifier: AOIAL-ATOC-RG0015
Scope and Contents The collection includes 35mm slides of the WurliTzer factory from the personal collection of David Ashby, who was an employee at the WurliTzer factory. There are also photographs of various organ consoles, exterior and interior shots of theatres and organ factories across the United States, and of actress Gloria Swanson posing amidst the rubble of the demolished Fox Theatre in New York City.

Ralph Beaudry Collection

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Identifier: AOIAL-ATOC-RG0019
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of the personal collection of Ralph Beaudry, former President of the Los Angeles Theatre Organ Society (LATOS). The materials present a glimpse into the vibrant theatre organ culture in the Los Angeles, California, area during the last half of the 20th century, including 40 years of newspaper clippings pertaining to historic theatres and organs, event invitations, promotional materials, organ specifications, film calendars, concert flyers, and correspondence....

Tom B'hend and Preston Kaufmann Photograph Collection

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Identifier: AOIAL-ATOC-RG0020
Scope and Contents This is an expansive collection of photographs and negatives most of which are of organs, personalities, and associations related to the theatre organ. Particularly strong areas are the Organ sub-series of Wurlitzer photographs, and the Personalities sub-series of Gaylord Carter, Lyn Larsen, and Ann Leaf.

Del Castillo Papers

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Identifier: AOIAL-ATOC-RG0002
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of scores collected by Mr. Castillo.  Also included in the collection are two scrapbooks: the first scrapbook is marked "Press Clippings" and is full of newspaper clippings pertaining to Castillo's career spanning 1908-1989; the second is marked "1914-1946" and is filled with personal clippings (clippings not directly pertaining to Castillo's career--misc. articles).  The scrapbook marked "Press Clippings" also includes a professional headshot inside the...

Concert Recording Company Records

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Identifier: AOIAL-ATOC-RG0016
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the business records of Concert Recording Company, a professional organization that specialized in the creation of organ recordings and organ accessories. Due to the behind-the-scenes nature of the materials, these records offer an interesting insider perspective on the organ music scene in the 1970s. Some promotional materials from Concert Company, a division of Concert Recording, are also represented in the collection. One of the strengths of this...

Jesse Crawford Papers

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Identifier: AOIAL-ATOC-RG0006
Scope and Contents This collection contains many of Jesse Crawford's manuscripts and published arrangements spanning almost his entire career.  Much of the collection document's Crawford's career as a performer, arranger and music theorist.  A major part of this collection is devoted to published and unpublished arrangements of popular tunes as well as some cue sheets Crawford used in radio broadcasts.  However, this collection also contains many of Crawford's personal Schillinger theory worksheets as well as a...

Rose Diamond Papers

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Identifier: AOIAL-ATOC-RG0007
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the papers of Rose Diamond from 1931-1974.  The collection documents Rose Diamond's performances for the New York City Y.M.C.A. radio program, "Lenton Organ Meditations," as well as her involvement with the Los Angeles Organists Breakfast Club.  The papers include personal correspondence, financial records, legal documents concerning the estate of Jascha Bron, manuscripts, photographs, and printed materials.  Correspondences include personal letters from other...

Doric Records Company Records

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Identifier: AOIAL-ATOC-RG0014
Scope and Contents This collection includes the company records including album files, royalties records, financial records, and photographs from 1966-1982. The album files include correspondence with retailers and theatre organists, press photographs, copyright records, purchase orders, profit and loss statements, packing slips, and original album review manuscripts written by Stu Green of the American Theatre Organ Society. Notable theatre organists maintained by Doric Records are Sidney Torch, Tiny James,...

Clifford Edge Collection

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Identifier: AOIAL-ATOC-RG0021
Scope and Contents The Clifford Edge Printed Materials and Photographs collection consists of the photographs and papers of Clifford Edge from approximately 1971-2005. The collection provides a particularly strong insight into the major publications available to organ enthusiasts across this time period. Included in the collection are photographs taken by Clifford Edge, programs and brochures related to American Theatre Organ Society chapters and events, several selections of newsletters and periodicals geared...

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