US.INSON Mss 038
Name and location of repository
Level of description
Albert Vincent Glenn Arrangements
- 1911 - 1941 (Creation)
1 linear foot; 2 document boxes
Name of creator
Albert “Al” Vincent Glenn (1912-2008) was born and raised in Brockton, MA. He had his own orchestra called the Hotel Van Ness Orchestra that played at the Hotel Van Ness in Burlington, Vermont on Lake Champlain for about eighteen months in 1934-35. He also played at other hotels and resorts on the east coast and wrote many of his own arrangements. He moved to Berkley, California where he attended the University of California. There, he played with orchestras including Pete Dragon & His Orchestra in Oakland, CA. While in Oakland, he changed his last name from Getchie to Glenn. He graduated in 1941 as an optometrist and married Katharine (Kay) Wilson (a Berkley native); they had one daughter, Gay-Leigh Ann. During World War II he was stationed at Letterman Hospital at the Presidio in San Francisco.
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Scope and content
The collection consists of approximately 85 commercial and original arrangements used by the Hotel Van Ness Orchestra, led by Albert “Al Getchie” Glenn, as well as some miscellaneous sheet music and a photograph of the orchestra.
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Conditions governing access
All material is open to the public without restriction. Copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions.
Conditions governing reproduction
The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the Great American Songbook Foundation. Music written prior to 1923 is in the public domain. For more information, please consult the staff of the Library & Archives.
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Uploaded finding aid
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Immediate source of acquisition
Received from Gay-Leigh Ann Camp, daughter of Albert Glenn, on December 8, 2011.
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Related archival materials
- Citation: Albert “Al Getchie” Glenn Collection of Music Arrangements, The Great American Songbook Foundation.
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Rules or conventions
Inventoried by Susan Henley, June 2013. Finding aid created by Lisa Lobdell, January 2014.
AtoM description created by Ashlee James, November 2017.