This collection consists of the music library, original and stock arrangements assembled by St. Louis radio station KMOX (CBS) during the period (1930s-1940s) when the station maintained a studio orchestra. In addition to the orchestra of 35 musicians, the station employed three professional arrangers, several copyists and a librarian. The collection as received contains some 48,195 titles, including orchestral, concert, and special arrangements, and a large group of twentieth-century sheet music. The KMOX collection was a gift to Lovejoy Library from the station, and is accompanied by the original card index.
Dave Bittner and His KMOX Radio Orchestra, circa 1930.
Standing, Left To Right : Dave Bittner - Director, violin; T. Ted Schiffer - drums; Porter Brown - banjo; Unknown - sousaphone
Seated, Left To Right : ? Halbman - tenor saxophone; ? Halbman - clarinet; ? Halbman - alto saxophone; Joe Carrione - trumpet; Ollie Burger - trumpet; Ted Hunt - trombone; Unknown - organ
If you have questions or comments, about this collection, please contact Therese Dickman, Fine Arts Librarian / Associate Professor, Lovejoy Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 618-650-2695