Glenn Miller Archive



The Glenn Miller Archive (GMA) of the University of Colorado Boulder American Music Research Center is the designated repository for the legacy of Glenn Miller (1904-1944), American popular music icon and Doctor of Humane Letters, Distinguished Alumnus Honorare, University of Colorado Boulder.

The GMA encompasses many thousands of audio recordings, documents, photographs and memorabilia from the “Big Band Era” of American Popular Music. Founded in 1969 by Curator Emeritus Alan Cass, the GMA is a leading resource for scholars, students, researchers and collectors.

The objective of the GMA is to preserve, enhance and share the history of the Big Band Era. As encouraged by the late Steven Davis Miller (1943-2012) and Jonnie Miller Hoffman, the children of Glenn and Helen Miller, the GMA is a permanent and accessible center of learning for future generations of scholars, students, historians and the public.

Dennis M. Spragg works closely with associates around the world and he has developed important affiliations with universities, government agencies and key partnerships within the entertainment industry. The legacies of many prominent artists and collectors are entrusted to the GMA. In addition to extensive Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Tex Beneke and Armed Forces Radio Service catalogs, all of the bandleaders, musicians and singers of the mid-20th Century are represented in the 56 distinct GMA Collections.

The GMA website contains numerous catalogs and studies written and prepared by Dennis, which can be found here:

University of Colorado Boulder Glenn Miller Archive

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Sgt. Mel Powell and Capt. Glenn Miller, Corn Exchange, Bedford