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Big Band on the Rio Grande scrapbook

Identifier: Ms-0530

Content Description

Scrapbook, originally housed in 3-ring binder, containing information on the Big Band on the Rio Grande. The scrapbook was compiled by band member Bill King. Scrapbook contains photographs, news clippings, promotional materials for concerts, band member lists, contracts, schedules, letters, obituaries of band members and a CD of recordings. Materials date from 1990-2018 and retain the chronological arrangement of the original scrapbook.


  • 1990 - 2018

Conditions Governing Access

This material may be examined by researchers under supervised conditions in the Caroline Stras Reading Room.

Conditions Governing Use

Limited duplication is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with copyright and other applicable statutes.

The rights to these materials have not been transferred to the NMSU Library.

Biographical / Historical

The Big Band on the Rio Grande was formed in 1990 as a community band focusing on swing and big band music of the 1930s through 1950s. The band consisted of approximately 15 members and played regular dances at Las Cruces-area clubs and other venues. Since its inception, the band has been active playing concerts, dances and community events throughout the Mesilla Valley. As of 2019, the band is still playing a repertoire of "exciting new big band compositions and arrangements as well as the tried and true music from the heyday of the big bands."

Source: Website "Big Band on the Rio Grande," (accessed August 5, 2019)


.5 Linear Feet

1 Volume (; Materials originally stored in 3-ring binder scrapbook. Rehoused into folders and box.)

Language of Materials


Guide to the Big Band on the Rio Grande scrapbook
Dennis Daily
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Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Branson Hall
PO Box 30006
MSC 3475
Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 USA