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Paul Tanner Recordings and Memorabilia

Identifier: CoU-GMA-15

Scope and Contents

Recordings, artifacts, and memoribilia collected by Paul Ora Warren "Lightnin'" Tanner (1917-2013), trombonist, electro-thereminist, inventor; PhD, University of California, Los Angeles (1975); developer of the electro-theremin; member, Glenn Miller Orchestra (1938-1942).


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1917–2013

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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

Physical Location

Housed in the American Music Research Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Paul and Jan Tanner, 2013.

Processing Information

Arrangement and description of the collection are currently in process.

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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