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Stan Kenton Collection

Identifier: 06-017

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of over 500 boxes of scores, parts, photographs, videotapes, and other materials.


  • Creation: 1936-2001
  • Acquisition: Date acquired: 00/00/1962


Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.


515.00 boxes

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The scores are arranged in their original order, which is not alphabetical. Instead, index numbers point to the physical location of a given title. The collection is arranged in five series: Series 1: Scores, 1941-1978 Series 2: Photographs, 1936-1966 Series 3: Video, 1955-1998 Series 4: Robert Graettinger Research Collection, 1941-2001, bulk 1972-1974 Series 5: Non-Cataloged Kenton Sound Recordings

Physical Access Requirements

Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.

Source of Acquisition

Stan Kenton

Method of Acquisition

Gift; later bequest after Kenton's death.

Accruals and Additions

One box via Bob Curnow, received November 7, 2013. Contents appended to end of Series 1. One box via Bill Lichtenauer, received February 4, 2015. Contents appended to end of Series 1. One box via Bill Lichtenauer, received December 20, 2017. Contents appended to end of Series 1.

Stan Kenton Collection
Maristella Feustle
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Music Library Repository