Dick Voynow Collection

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Dick Voynow Collection


  • 1920 - 1950 (Creation)


0.5 Linear Feet; one small box.

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Biographical history

Dick Voynow (1900-1944) was a Chicago native and jazz pianist and orchestra leader. He was a member of the Wolverine Orchestra, which also featured Bix Beiderbecke.

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Scope and content

The collection contains 4 scrapbook pages with photos of the Wolverine Orchestra, including member Bix Beiderbecke; 1 bound scrapbook containing news clippings and other items concerning the travels of Dick Voynow's Wolverine Orchestra; miscellaneous unlabeled photos; miscellaneous news clippings

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The collection is arranged in its original order.

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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.

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Individual scrapbook pages in poor condition
Bound scrapbook in very good condition
Various photos in good condition

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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.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Custodial history

Michael Feinstein donated the scrapbook and photos which he purchased from the estate of Dick Voynow, a 1920s jazz band leader.

Immediate source of acquisition

Received from Michael Feinstein in Carmel, Indiana on April 21, 2018.

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  • Citation: Dick Voynow Scrapbook Collection, MSS 039, The Great American Songbook Foundation.
  • Variant title information: Michael Feinstein Collection

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Archivist's note

Preliminary inventory created by Ross Edelstein, March 13, 2020. Processing completed by Elisabeth Hedges, January 2024.

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