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Glenn Miller by Hirshfeld

The Glenn Miller Archive is the largest collection in the world dedicated to preserving Miller’s legacy.


What began as a modest display by Alan Cass has grown into a major collection. The Archive includes every recording Miller ever produced in a studio, as well as many private recordings — air checks of radio shows that he would use to critique the band. The Archive has over 2,000 photographs of Miller, from his infancy on up until his death in 1944. Also, we have begun to digitize the photographs and the music which is currently on 78s, LPs and cassettes.

Glenn Miller poster

Noteworthy items in the Archive include:


  • Miller's first gold record — the first ever presented in the recording industry — dated Feb. 12, 1942, for sales of more than 1 million copies of Chattanooga Choo Choo.

  • Miller's first trombone as a young musician.

  • Miller's college trombone which he used while attending CU in 1922 and 1923.

Glenn Miller poster

Alan Cass: Curator of the Glenn Miller Archives


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Glenn Miller and his Orchestra featured in the 1941
20th Century-Fox motion picture Sun Valley

Serenade -- along with Dorothy Dandridge and the

Nicholas Brothers' performances of Chattanooga
Choo Choo.