Peggy Gilbert Collection, 1920-2007

Title: Peggy Gilbert Collection, 1920-2007
Extent: 5.66 Linear Feet
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Peggy Gilbert was a saxophonist and band leader. From the 1930s through 1996 she led several all-girl orchestras and bands. An advocate for women musicians, she arranged for bookings and contracts. She was an active member in Local 47 of the Musician’s Union. The Peggy Gilbert Collection contains the personal music scores, scrapbooks, and photographs of Peggy Gilbert, with a few items from her youth. The audio materials in the collection include an interview with Peggy Gilbert and a program about her life which aired on the BBC in 2007.
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Finding Aid with Box List
Series I: Scrapbooks and Photo Album, 1920-2007
Series II: Music and Notes
Series III: Plaques and Other Awards
Series IV: Card Files and Compact Discs, 1986-2007