William Ulrich Big Band Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: MUSIC-013

Collection Overview

Abstract

Scrapbooks about big band performers and bandleaders created by William J. Ulrich

Dates

  • 1930s-1970s

Extent

0.72 Cubic Feet (Two boxes, each containing one scrapbook)

Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks containing the big band collection of William Ulrich, including photographs of big band performers, some of which are signed, and other big band memorabilia. Scrapbooks contain photographs and headshots of big band members, many signed, as well as articles on band members, postcards, and an illustrated photograph. Most photographs are of well-known bandleaders, vocalists, or performers, though there are a handful of photographs and postcards of all-female bands in both scrapbooks. All photographs seem to be from the 1930s-1970s.

Biographical / Historical

William Ulrich was the chair of the history department at John Carroll University near Cleveland, OH and was a specialist in American history, including the Civil War and reconstruction. In addition to his academic work, Ulrich was a big band fan and collector.

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by William J. Ulrich in 2008
Title
Guide to the William Ulrich Big Band Scrapbooks
Author
David Lewis and Emily Vandenberghe
Date
2019
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