Big Band Blues

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The Swing Era provided the soundtrack to the Great Depression and World War II, and in its music lie the stories of one of the defining periods of the United States.  The AMRC’s song sheets, recordings, memorabilia, photographs, and other documentary artifacts document every aspect of musical life in the era.  Of particular interest in the Center’s collections in this era are our extensive materials documenting the life and career of Colorado’s Major Alton Glenn Miller, who attended CU before launching his career with his famed, eponymous orchestra.