Magazine article IAJRC Journal

The Glenn Miller Archive at CU-Boulder

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

The Glenn Miller Archive at CU-Boulder

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The Glenn Miller Archive at CU Boulder includes many thousands of recordings by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band and all of the popular musicians, singers and bands of the "Big Band Era" of American Popular Music (circa 1920-1960). The archive holds the Miller private papers, business documents and contracts, radio scripts, musical instruments, sheet music, photographs, music, radio and film magazines, United States Army Air Force and Royal Air Force documents, family memorabilia and awards, including the first "Gold Record," which was given to Glenn Miller by RCA on his "Chesterfield Moonlight Serenade" program over CBS on February 10, 1942 for his million-selling tune "Chattanooga Choo Choo". The GMA encompasses many special collections assembled from the family of Glenn and Helen Miller, their famous associates and colleagues in the music, broadcasting and film industries, as well as recording industry producers and private collectors from around the globe. …

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