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Wayne Scott Manuscripts and Personal Papers

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-106

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts and personal papers of Francis Wayne Scott (1923-2016), arranger, composer, pianist; professor of music, University of Colorado; MBA and J.D. Creighton University; initiator of CU's Jazz History and American Popular Music curricula, founder of CU Jazz band; member, Dean Bushnell Orchestra, Denver; winner of 1989 Robert Sterns Award; including original compositions and arrangements, photographs, and personal and professional papers. Documents the controversial effort to merge the College of Music into another College, and the successful effort to preserve the College's independence.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1923–2016

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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.


75 linear feet

Physical Location

Housed in the American Music Research Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Wayne Scott's family.

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