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U. S. Navy B-1 Band Group Oral History Interview, October 25, 2002

(Oral History #OH0213)

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Title: U. S. Navy B-1 Band Group Oral History Interview
Creators: Albright, Alex
Dembo, Jonathan, 1948-
United States Navy B-1 Band
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Interviews with members of the U. S. Navy B-1 Band, the first African-American Navy Band during World War II.
Extent: 0.02 Cubic feet, 4 audiocassettes, 6 hours, 70 pages.

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General note

1942-1945

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

U. S. Navy B-1 Band Group Oral History Interview (#OH0213), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Najia Zeng, August 30, 2010


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

For more information, see the article Breaking the Race Barrier: The Navy B-1 Band by Alex Albright.

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Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

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U.S. Navy B-1 Band Group #1 (A.M.)

John Gilmer (2nd Class musician)
Wray R. Herring (3rd Class musician)
Simeon O. Holloway (2nd Class musician)
Richard Jones (2nd Class musician)
Huey Lawrence (plays trumpet)
Abe Thurman (played trumpet, flute, piccolo)

2
U.S. Navy B-1 Band Group #2 (A.M.)

John Gilmer (2nd Class clarinet)
Wray Herring (3rd Class: trombone & baritone)
Simeon Holloway (2nd Class: drum, baritone sax, clarinet, & cymbals)
Richard Jones (2nd Class trombone)
Huey Lawrence (2nd Class trumpet)
Calvin Morrow (2nd Class french horn)
Abe Thurman (2nd Class: flute, piccolo, & trumpet)

3
U.S. Navy B-1 Band Group #3 (P.M.)

John Gilmer
Wray Herring
Richard Jones
Calvin Morrow
Huey Lawrence
Abe Thurman

4
U.S. Navy B-1 Band Group #4 (P.M.)

John Gilmer
Wray Herring
Simeon Holloway
Richard Jones
Huey Lawrence
Calvin Morrow

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