[78-L] Lombardo Archive needs a home

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Mon Dec 31 16:07:24 PST 2012

Let's see if the Lombardo fans in London, Ontario want to do anything with it. 
They had a museum years ago that was just a small storefront adjacent to the 
AFM local, a cut-out of Lombardo and a few cassettes, I kid you not. (And they 
loaned me the cassettes!)


On 12/31/2012 6:46 PM, Michael Biel wrote:
> There is an article in USA Today with a link to another with more
> pictures about the Guy Lombardo archive held by Lebert's family. They
> are looking for a home for it.  Here's the links and an excerpt
> Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com
> http://m.usatoday.com/article/news/1801403?preferredArticleViewMode=single
>     http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012312300042
> The items displayed in their homes include photographs, record albums,
> sheet music, awards, and even the band's framed first paycheck from
> 1918, for $35.70.
> Even more items have been sitting in storage for about 40 years, first
> placed there by Lebert, Gina said. They include at least 100 manila
> envelopes stuffed with original band orchestrations hand-written by
> Carmen; at least 40 boxes of reels of 35-millimeter tapes, plus many
> loose, large reels of 16mm tapes of the band's 1950s TV show.
> The siblings offered it to the Berklee College of Music in Boston and
> two other colleges, but was told there wasn't room, she said. So Gina,
> her son, James, and Liz make a pilgrimage to the storage units on
> Sundays, putting the deteriorating tapes, smelling of vinegar, in
> archival envelopes and reboxing them. They don't know what to do with
> the orchestrations, many of them yellowing.
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