University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

John Tumpak Music Collection, 2012-2016



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tumpak, John R., 1940-
Title: John Tumpak music collection
Dates: 2012-2016
Abstract: The John Tumpak Music Collection, 2012-2016, is comprised of four periodicals containing Tumpak's articles on American Big Band history and featuring Texas artists.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.03885
Extent: 0.5 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Music historian John Tumpak documented the Big Band Era of 1930-1940, writing about both well-known and lesser-known musicians, arrangers, singers, and band leaders. His 2009 book When Swing Was the Thing: Personality Profiles of the Big Band Era, draws on personal interviews to detail this musical period.


Scope and Contents

The John Tumpak Music Collection, 2012-2016, is comprised of four periodicals containing Tumpak's articles on American Big Band history and featuring Texas artists. Two 2012 issues of Memory Lane feature a history of vocalist Loise Tobin, a jazz singer from Aubrey, Texas. The 2012 magazine Big Band Buddies International also features an article on Tobin, who married the trumpet player Harry James, of Beaumont, and sang with the Benny Goodman Band. The International Association of Jazz Record Collector, June 2014, features an article on jazz music of the Caceres family of Corpus Christi. A 2016 issue of Memory Lane reviews bandleader Vaughn Monroe.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Caceres, Emilio, 1897-1980
Caceres, Ernie
James, Harry, 1916-1983
Tobin, Louise
Tumpak, John R., 1940-
Corporate Names
Benny Goodman Band
Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Subjects
Big band music
Music
Places
Texas

Related Materials

See also The Louise Tobin and Peanuts Hucko Jazz Collection in the Northeast Texas Digital Collections at Texas A&M University Commerce Libraries.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Tumpak Music Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

2016-281; 2017-027

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, October 2016 and October 2020.


OCLC Number

961213538


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Journals, 2012-2016
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4T132 [SRH1230013740] Memory Lane, Issue 175, Summer 2012
Memory Lane, Issue 176, Autumn 2012
Big Band Buddies International , June 2012
International Association of Jazz Record Collectors, vol 47, no. 2, June 2014
L.A. Jazz Scene , December 2012
Big Band Buddies , March 2013
Memory Lane , Summer and Autumn 2016