Tommy Dorsey, ca. mid-1930s
Music Corporation of America photo
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES
One of Tommy Dorsey’s most dedicated fans, Walter C. Scott, Jr. of Raleigh, NC, spent a lifetime gathering everything that he could about the bandleader, such as Dorsey recordings, photographs, and documents.
Mr. Scott even became friends with Dorsey’s family, including daughter Patricia (“Pat”) Dorsey Hooker and Thomas Francis Dorsey III.
A former truck driver for Hager Meyer and, prior to that, an employee of the Southeastern Radio Supply Company, he died at age 79 on July 23, 2012, and his collection was acquired by The Glenn Miller Archive of the American Music Research Center at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
At the present time, Dorsey’s music library remains in use by Buddy Morrow Productions, Inc., which operates a touring band bearing Tommy Dorsey’s name. Morrow died in 2010, but his widow, Carol, continues to manage operations of the group from Maitland, FL.
Other Tommy Dorsey memorabilia is in the hands of private collectors.
“Death Notices: Walter C. Scott, Jr.,” [ Raleigh, NC ] News & Observer, Sept 2, 2012.
“The Official Tommy Dorsey Orchestra,” buddymorrowproductions.com. Retrieved
13 May 2014.