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Special Collections and Archives
researched by Music Librarian Christopher Popa
Rudy Vallee was said to kept file cabinets full of things from his life and career.
The American Radio Archives and Museum, located at the Grant R. Brimhall Library in
Thousand Oaks, CA, now has those materials, which include musical scores, scrapbooks, photographs, press clippings, business records, correspondence and fan mail, and radio and television scripts, dating from 1928 to 1985.
The photograph shown below, Vallee in a characteristic pose singing into a megaphone, is but a single sample of his memorabilia.