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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the George F. Thoma Collection 1943

© 2008 University of Chicago Library

Acknowledgments

The George Thoma Collection was processed and preserved as part of the "Uncovering New Chicago Archives Project," funded with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Thoma, George F. Collection

Dates:

1943

Size:

.25 linear feet (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

George F. Thoma, musician. The George F. Thoma Collection contains photographs of various members of the Artie Shaw Band at the navy barracks of Pearl Harbor in 1943.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Thoma, George F. Collection, [Box#, Folder#], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

George F. Thoma served in the Navy and was a member of the Artie Shaw Navy Band, which was the first band of its kind to be sanctiond by the US Navy. The band toured various areas of the South Pacific during 1943. In 1944, Shaw was discharged due to health reasons and Sam Donahue took over leadership of the band.

Scope Note

The George F. Thoma Collection contains photographs of various members of the Artie Shaw Band at the navy barracks of Pearl Harbor in 1943. Band members pictured include George Thoma, Dave Tough, Lyle Epstein, Sam Donahue, Max Kaminsky, Dave Rose, and a few unidentified men. Artie Shaw and Claude Thornhill do not appear in these photographs.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Photographs, Artie Shaw Band Members, Pearl Harbor, 1943