Johnnie Ogle Lederhosen Band Collection

Identifier: MUSIC-040

Collection Overview

Scope and Contents

Collection largely consists of scores of polkas and other dance music, as well as popular songs used by the Johnnie Ogle Lederhosen band in performances, possibly in the Santa Barbara, CA area. In addition there are song lists that hint at the group's repertoire, range, and performance habits. Of note are the few handwritten scores, likely composed or arranged by band members.


  • 1907-1987


1.45 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

John Ogle was born in Lima, Ohio on December 14, 1920 to Ben and Anna Ogle. After returning from service in WWII, he and his wife Ruth moved fo California. He was an avid musical performer as a child, was an integral part of the Army Band, and went on to form the Johnnie Ogle Lederhosen Band and become the director of the Holy Cross Men's Choir in Santa Barbara, California. Ogle passed away at his home in Grants Pass, OR in February 2016.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers using this collection assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright, and are responsible for securing permissions necessary for publication or reproduction.

Language of Materials



Arranged into five series: I. Vitak-Elsnic Co. materials; II. Emil Ascher Co. materials; Mixed and unknown publishers; Handwritten materials; Song lists.

Related Materials

Additional polka material may be found in MUSIC 007, Vitak-Elsnic Company Business Records, as well as the music library's collection of Vitak-Elsnic scores and polka recordings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Likely acquired from John Ogle's family in 2016.

Guide to Johnnie Ogles Lederhosen Band Collection.
Katelyn Balkum
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