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Alan Cass collection

Identifier: CoU-GMA-1

Scope and Contents

Swing era and big band materials collected by C. F. Alan Cass (1941-2018); BA, University of Colorado (1963); L.H.D honoris causa, University of Colorado (1999); Director, Macky Auditorium (1967-1979); Assistant director, University Memorial Center (1979-1984); Director, Coors Events Center (1984-1998); Curator, Glenn Miller Archives (1969-2016). Contains artifacts, photos, memoribilia, recordings, and papers related to the life and career of Major Alton Glenn Miller, acquired for the Glenn Miller Archives from multiple sources and unnamed donors over nearly 50 years.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1960–2018

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

The American Music Research Center does not control rights to any material in this collection. Requests to publish any material in the collection should be directed to the copyright holders.


3.1 linear feet

Language of Materials


Physical Location

Housed in the American Music Research Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection includes numerous acquisitions made over a long period from multiple different sources. Provenance of individual acquisitions was not preserved.

Processing Information

Arrangement and description of the collection are currently in process.

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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States