U.S. Navy B-1 Band Reunion Collection, 1977-2013

Manuscript Collection #971

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: U.S. Navy B-1 Band Reunion Collection
    Creator: U.S. Navy B-1 Band.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Collection of documents (especially programs) relating to reunions of members of the first African American band in the U.S. Navy (U.S. Navy B-1 Band), which was founded during World War II. The reunions were held in 1977, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006-2008, 2012, 2013, and 2014 with the 2003 reunion being held in Greenville, North Carolina, on 16-19 October 2003. Also included are a 1981 program for a concert at Norfolk, Virginia, honoring the B-1 Band and a photograph of B-1 Band member Roger Franklin Holt (who died in November 2000) in his WWII uniform, who was a Musician 3rd Class playing trombone during WWII.
    Extent: 0.03 Cubic feet, 1 archival box,
  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    November 12, 2003, (unprocessed) 4 items, 0.001 cubic feet; Collection (2003) of documents relating to the second annual reunion of the first all-African-American Band in the U.S. Navy during World War II, held in Greenville, NC 16-19 October 2003. Donor: Alex Albright

    October 28, 2014, (unprocessed addition #1) 0.027 cubic feet; Addition includes B-1 Band reunion programs for the years 1977, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006-2008, 2012, and 2013. Also included is a 1981 program for a concert at Norfolk, Virginia, honoring the B-1 Band. A photograph of B-1 Band member Roger Franklin Holt (died November 2000) in his WWII uniform, who was a Musician 3rd Class playing trombone during WWII, was given by Rebecca Sellers Clark through Alex Albright. Donor: Alex Albright

    December 22, 2015, (unprocessed addition #2) 0.002 cubic feet; Addition includes two programs from the B-1 U.S. Navy Band 72nd Anniversary Celebration Banquet held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on August 2, 2014. Donor: Alex Albright

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Alex Albright

    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 Reunion Collection (#971), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Mark Custer, March 17, 2008

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