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Eli Mile High Records

Physical Description: 12 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes record contracts, radio playlists, flyers, correspondence, publicity packets, and financial records related to Eli Mile High Records label.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 1:1

Alameda County business name statement 1986

Box 1:2-3

Correspondence 1988-1989

Box 1:4

Financial records 1989

Box 1:5

Brochure circa 1980s

Box 1:5

Business card circa 1980s

Box 1:6-7

Radio playlists 1988-1989

Box 1:8

Transcript of Maria Bainer’s interview with Troyce Key 1992

Box 1:9

Troyce Key publicity packet circa 1988

Box 1:10

Eddie Ray and J.J. Malone album flyers circa 1980s

Box 1:11

Clarence “Guitar” Sims resume 1988

Box 1:12

Eddie Ray record contracts 1985-1987

 

Eli’s Mile High Restaurant & Club

Physical Description: 18 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes performance contracts, flyers, performance calendar, and publicity kits of various performers that played at Eli's Mile High Restaurant & Club.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 1:13

Performance contract – Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors 1997

Box 1:14

Flyers circa 1980s

Box 1:14

Performance calendar March 1988

 

Publicity kits

Box 1:15

The Aces 1994

Box 1:16

Archibald, Red 1996

Box 1:17

Eubanks, Howard circa 1980s

Box 1:18

Gogo, David 1997

Box 1:19

Hemphill, Jesse Mae 1986

Box 1:20

J.J. Malone, Troyce Key, and the Rhythm Rockers 1982

Box 2:1

Marla BB 1992

Box 2:2

Mudbone, Butch circa 1990s

Box 2:3

Najla circa 1990s

Box 2:4

Powerhouse Blues Band 1995-1997

Box 2:5

Table Top Productions 1996

Box 2:6

Tattoo Blue 1997

Box 2:7

White Bread Blues Band 1992

Box 2:8

Newspaper clippings 1980-1992

Box 2:9

Troyce Key Scholarship Fund 1993

Box 8

Bay Area Blues Society’s Blues Night Club of the Year award 1991

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 608 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes Key family photographs and photographs related to Troyce Key's music career.

Arrangement

Arranged into series and thereafter by photograph identification number.
 

Music

 

Eli's Mile High Club

Box 3:1

Troyce Key and Lowell Fulson in Eli's Mile High Club [005] 1981

Box 3:1

Troyce Key and Lowell Fulson in Eli's Mile High club [007] 1991

Box 3:1

C.A. Carr, Lowell Fulson, and Margaret Key [011] 1991

Box 3:2

Lowell Fulson, Margaret Key, and Troyce Key at Eli's Mile High Club [014] 1991

Box 3:2

Troyce Key, Sonny, Lane, Dave Wilhousen, Duke Robillard, Charles Houff, and Curtis Lawson at Eli's Mile High Club [021] 1983

Box 3:4

Lowell Fulson at Eli's Mile High Club [043] circa 1980s

Box 6

Troyce Key and Eli Thornton at Eli's Mile High Club [057] 1976

Box 4

Two men standing on sidewalk in front of Eli's Mile High Club [128] circa 1980s

Box 4

Three men standing outside Eli's Mile High Club [129] 1991

Box 4

Audience watching performance [131] circa 1990s

Box 4

Man in suit standing at the bar [133] circa 1990s

Box 4

Troyce Key and Eli Thornton at Eli's Mile High Club [144] 1976

Box 4

Troyce Key and band at Eli's Mile High Club [145] circa 1980s

Box 4

Man smiling at camera [147] circa 1990s

Box 5

Two men and women at Eli's Mile High Club [207] circa 1990s

Box 5

Man wearing Eli's Mile High Club t-shirt [211] circa 1990s

Box 5

Two men and woman at Eli's Mile High Club [215] circa 1990s

Box 5

Two men at Eli's Mile High Club [229] circa 1990s

Box 5

Troyce Key holding 'Troyce Key's Eli's Mile High Club Home of the West Coast Blues Oakland, California est. 1980' plaque [247] 1992

Box 5

Troyce Key being presented with Eli's Mile High Club plaque on stage [251] 1992

Box 5

Two men sitting in front of concert posters [257] circa 1950s

Box 5

Troyce Key, Margaret Key, and Lowell Fulson [268] circa 1990s

Box 5

Two men holding Eli's Mile High Club 'I sho' do love the blues' bumper sticker [278] circa 1980s

Box 5

Troyce Key leaning against car holding guitar under Eli's Mile High Club sign [280] circa 1980s

Box 5

Troyce Key and man standing behind the bar [286] circa 1980s

Box 3:6

99 race car with Eli's Mile High Club sponsorship logo [607] circa 1980s

 

Performances

Box 7

Troyce Key and two men playing electric guitars in studio [479] 1970

Box 3:2

Sugar Pie DeSanto and the Troyce Key Blues Band performing at the Omni [022] 1992

Box 3:3

Troyce Key [?] performing on stage with band [025] circa 1970s

Box 3:3

Ray Charles performing on stage [032] circa 1990s

Box 3:4

Troyce Key and band performing on stage [045] circa 1950s

Box 3:5

Troyce Key performing on stage [048] circa 1980s

Box 6

Troyce Key performing on stage [055] circa 1980s

Box 6

Troyce Key and band performing on stage [062] circa 1950s

Box 6

Troyce Key performing on stage [064] circa 1980s

Box 6

Troyce Key performing on stage [066] circa 1980s

Box 6

Troyce Key Blues Band performing on stage [067] circa 1980s

Box 6

Troyce Key performing on stage [068] circa 1980s

Box 4

Two young men playing guitars next to house [118] 1954

Box 4

Man playing the harmonica on stage [130] circa 1990s

Box 4

Man playing the harmonica on stage [134] circa 1990s

Box 4

Troyce Key and J.J. Malone performing on stage [136] 1983

Box 4

Sugar Pie DeSanto and the Troyce Key Blues Band performing at the Omni [154] circa 1990s

Box 4

Troyce Key playing guitar on staircase [155] circa 1990s

Box 5

Band performing on stage [208] circa 1990s

Box 5

Woman singing on stage with band [218] circa 1990s

Box 5

Man singing on stage with band [220] circa 1990s

Box 5

Woman singing on stage with band [223] circa 1990s

Box 5

Troyce Key and four female performers on stage [237] circa 1990s

Box 5

Troyce Key and band performing on stage [238] circa 1990s

Box 5

Troyce Key and four female performers on stage [239] circa 1990s

Box 5

Troyce Key and band performing on stage [240] circa 1990s

Box 5

Man playing guitar on stage [250] circa 1990s

Box 5

Man playing guitar on stage [252] circa 1990s

Box 5

Man speaking into microphone on stage next to silver briefcase [253] circa 1990s

Box 5

Troyce Key and four female performers on stage [254] circa 1990s

Box 5

Woman singing with band on stage [261] circa 1990s

Box 5

Man playing guitar on stage [262] circa 1990s

Box 5

Woman singing on stage with band [264] circa 1990s

Box 5

Woman singing on stage with band [265] circa 1990s

Box 5

Woman singing on stage with band [266] circa 1990s

Box 5

Troyce Key and band playing on stage [277] circa 1950s

Box 5

Troyce Key and man performing on stage [287] circa 1980s

Box 5

Troyce Key holding guitar at wedding, San Francisco, California [288] 1991

Box 5

Band performing [294] 1990

Box 5

C.A. Carr and Bernard Anderson performing [295] 1990

Box 7

Man playing the drums [342] 1967

Box 7

Man in plaid shirt [343] 1967

Box 7

Man in plaid shirt playing the drums [344] 1967

Box 7

Man playing guitar [345] 1967

Box 7

Man in plaid shirt playing the drums [347] 1967

Box 7

Band performing on stage [348] 1967

Box 7

Man playing the guitar and singing on stage [350] 1967

Box 7

Troyce Key playing acoustic guitar [493] 1971

Box 7

Troyce Key and band performing on stage [576] 1976

Box 7

Man singing on stage with band [577] 1976

Box 7

Man playing the tambourine and drummer performing on stage [578] 1976

Box 7

Saxophonist performing on stage [579] 1976

Box 7

Man singing into microphone on stage [580] 1976

Box 7

Troyce Key sitting on amplifier playing the guitar [581] 1977

Box 7

Man playing the piano [583] 1977

Box 7

Troyce Key playing electric guitar [585] 1977

 

Festivals

Box 3:1

Troyce Key and unidentified man at Texas State Fair [009] 1959

Box 6

Robert Cray and Troyce Key at blues festival [053] circa 1980s

Box 6

Troyce Key and J.J. Malone performing on stage at the San Francisco Blues Festival [054] 1980

Box 4

Man in red suit interviewed by news reporter at San Francisco Blues Festival [156] 1991

Box 4

Troyce Key and Margaret Key sitting in park at Blues 'n Jazz at Dunsmuir Festival [157] 1991

Box 4

Troyce Key and man sitting in backseat of car at San Francisco Blues Festival [162] 1991

Box 4

Troyce Key and Margaret Key sitting in park at Blues 'n Jazz at Dunsmuir Festival [163] 1991

Box 4

Troyce Key on stage at Blues 'n Jazz at Dunsmuir Festival [164] 1991

Box 4

Band performing on stage at Blues 'n Jazz at Dunsmuir Festival [165] 1991

Box 4

Three men smoking backstage at Blues 'n Jazz at Dunsmuir Festival [166] 1991

Box 4

Band performing on stage at Blues 'n Jazz at Dunsmuir Festival [167] 1991

Box 4

Troyce Key and band performing on stage at Blues 'n Jazz at Dunsmuir Festival [168] 1991

Box 4

Troyce Key and band performing on stage at Blues 'n Jazz at Dunsmuir Festival [169] 1991

Box 4

Man in red suit backstage at San Francisco Blues Festival [171] 1991

Box 4

Backstage at San Francisco Blues Festival [172] 1991

Box 4

Man standing next to parked car with passenger side door open [173] 1991

Box 4

Troyce Key standing on front porch [174] 1991

Box 4

J.J. Malone and Eddie Ray backstage [175] 1991

Box 4

Band members backstage at San Francisco Blues Festival [176] 1991

Box 4

Band members in front of house [177] 1991

Box 4

Drummer on stage at San Francisco Blues Festival [178] 1991

Box 4

Troyce Key getting out of car at Blues 'n Jazz at Dunsmuir Festival [179] 1991

Box 4

Troyce Key and man holding guitar at Blues 'n Jazz at Dunsmuir Festival [180] 1991

Box 4

Man holding guitar at Blues 'n Jazz at Dunsmuir Festival [181] 1991

Box 4

Man and woman getting out of car at Blues 'n Jazz at Dunsmuir Festival [182] 1991

Box 4

Troyce Key getting out of car at Blues 'n Jazz at Dunsmuir Festival [182] 1991

Box 4

Two men standing next to van at Blues 'n Jazz at Dunsmuir Festival [183] 1991

Box 4

Three men standing next to van at Blues 'n Jazz at Dunsmuir Festival [184] 1991

Box 4

Three men standing next to van at Blues 'n Jazz at Dunsmuir Festival [185] 1991

Box 4

Band performing on stage at Blues 'n Jazz at Dunsmuir Festival [186] 1991

Box 4

Backstage at San Francisco Blues Festival [187] 1991

Box 4

Man in red suit interviewed by news reporter at San Francisco Blues Festival [188] 1991

Box 4

Two men standing next to parked car [189] 1991

Box 4

Backstage at San Francisco Blues Festival [190] 1991

Box 4

Band performing on stage at San Francisco Blues Festival [191] 1991

Box 4

Man performing on stage at San Francisco Blues Festival [192] 1991

Box 4

Two men backstage at San Francisco Blues Festival [194] 1991

Box 4

Keyboardist performing on stage at San Francisco Blues Festival [195] 1991

Box 4

Two band members standing in front of house [196] 1991

Box 4

Backstage at San Francisco Blues Festival [197] 1991

Box 4

Troyce Key and band members in car [198] 1991

Box 4

Band performing on stage at San Francisco Blues Festival [199] 1991

Box 4

Man standing on park bench [200] 1991

Box 4

Troyce Key standing next to park bench with guitar in black suit [201] 1991

Box 4

Troyce Key standing next to park bench with guitar in black suit [202] 1991

Box 4

Troyce Key playing guitar on staircase [203] 1991

Box 5

Troyce Key backstage at San Francisco Blues Festival [230] 1991

Box 5

Troyce Key backstage at San Francisco Blues Festival [231] 1991

 

Television appearances

Box 3:1

Troyce Key appearing on Steve's Show Little Rock, Arkansas [012] 1958

Box 3:2

Troyce Key appearing on Teenage Downbeat show Ft. Worth, Texas [016] 1958

Box 3:2

Troyce Key shaking hands with Buddy Dean Washington D.C. [017] 1958

Box 3:5

Troyce Key and Alan Freed shaking hands on the Alan Freed Show WNEW T.V. New York [047] circa 1950s

 

Publicity stills

Box 3:1

J.J. Malone publicity still [3 copies] [002] circa 1980s

Box 3:1

Jessie Mae Hemphill publicity still [2 copies] [003] circa 1980s

Box 3:3

Troyce Key publicity still [3 copies] [023] circa 1980s

Box 3:3

Troyce Key Blues Band publicity still [4 copies] [024] circa 1980s

Box 3:4

Troyce Key Blues Band publicity still [5 copies] [037] circa 1980s

Box 3:4

Troyce Key and J.J. Malone publicity still [038] circa 1980s

Box 3:4

Troyce Key publicity still [3 copies] [039] circa 1980s

Box 4

Jimmy Witherspoon publicity still [082] undated

Box 3:6

Troyce Key publicity still [127] 1988

 

Assorted

Box 3:1

Troyce Key and Johnny Adams Memphis, Tennessee [001] 1989

Box 3:1

Troyce Key and Lowell Fulson in nightclub [004] circa 1980s

Box 3:1

Troyce Key in leopard print jacket standing in record shop with unidentified woman, New Orleans, Louisiana [006] 1959

Box 3:1

Troyce Kay, Margaret Key, Tina Mayfield, and Lowell Fulson [008] circa 1980s

Box 3:2

Troyce Key and John Lee Hooker at the Marin County Fair [018] 1981

Box 3:2

Earl "Good Rockin" Brown, Lowell Fulson, and Troyce Key Oakland, California [019] 1983

Box 3:2

Troyce Key and two unidentified men at recording session [020] 1958

Box 3:3

Ike Turner, Margaret Key, and Troyce Key [031] 1991

Box 3:3

Troyce Key, Cool Papa, and Poppa's wife Elis at the bar [033] 1983

Box 3:4

J.J. Malone and Troyce Key [044] 1983

Box 3:5

Portraits of Troyce Key, J.J. Malone, and Eddie Ray [81 photographs] [049] circa 1980s

Box 6

Lou Rawls, Margaret Key, and Troyce Key [050] 1987

Box 6

Lowell Fulson, Albert King, Sadie Fulson, and Troyce Key [051] circa 1980s

Box 6

Troyce Key and J.J. Malone [052] circa 1980s

Box 6

Lou Rawls, Margaret Key, and Troyce Key [059A] 1987

Box 6

Junior Wells, Margaret Key, and Troyce Key [059B] 1987

Box 6

Troyce Key with guitar and dog [060] 1985

Box 6

Troyce Key, Ruth Brown, and Margaret Key at the W.C. Handy awards Memphis, Tennessee [061] 1989

Box 6

Troyce Key with guitar [063] 1985

Box 6

Troyce Key with guitar and dog [065] 1985

Box 6

Troyce Key portrait [069] circa 1980s

Box 6

Troyce Key, J.J. Malone, Lowell Fulson, and three shirtless men standing on staircase [070] circa 1970s

Box 4

Troyce Key and three men sitting on couch Hollywood, California [077] 1961

Box 3:6

Portrait of Troyce and Margaret Key [088] 1992

Box 4

Troyce Key wearing leopard print jacket standing next to first electric guitar in living room Fresno, California [108] circa 1950s

Box 4

Troyce Key, Tommy Lofgrens, and Bjorn Khonberg standing next to car [137] 1992

Box 4

Troyce Key sitting on park bench with guitar [139] circa 1990s

Box 4

Troyce Key sitting on park bench with guitar [140] circa 1990s

Box 4

Man sitting on park bench [141] circa 1990s

Box 4

Troyce Key and man sitting next to amplifier [143] circa 1980s

Box 4

Troyce Key and Lowell Fulson sitting on couch [146] circa 1990s

Box 4

Troyce Key and Lowell Fulson [159] circa 1990s

Box 4

Troyce Key, Margaret Key, and Junior Wells [193] 1987

Box 5

Troyce Key playing acoustic guitar on front steps [235] 1991

Box 5

Troyce Key, Tommy Lofgrens, and Bjorn Khonberg eating watermelon [241] 1992

Box 5

Troyce Key, Tommy Lofgrens, and Bjorn Khonberg eating watermelon [242] 1992

Box 5

Portrait of Troyce Key and Margaret Key [248] 1992

Box 5

Troyce Key holding a split watermelon [249] 1992

Box 5

Troyce Key playing acoustic guitar on front steps [269] 1991

Box 5

Troyce Key with acoustic guitar next to park bench [270] circa 1990s

Box 5

Troyce Key with acoustic guitar next to park bench [271] circa 1990s

Box 5

Troyce Key holding acoustic guitar on front steps [272] 1991

Box 5

Troyce Key sitting on front steps playing acoustic guitar [281] circa 1990s

Box 5

Man sitting on park bench [283] circa 1990s

Box 5

Troyce Key standing in street holding guitar [284] circa 1990s

Box 5

Troyce Key and five men at Livermore Veterans Rehabilitation Center, reverse: 'C.A., T.K. J.J. Chris Charlie sittin' [289] 1990

Box 5

Four men at Livermore Veterans Rehabilitation Center [290] 1990

Box 5

Charlie [-] and young man at Livermore Veterans Rehabilitation Center [291] 1990

Box 5

Big Bob DeArnez [?] [292] 1990

Box 5

Beverley Stovall [293] 1990

Box 7

Troyce Key and man standing next to Jaguar XKE convertible in field [367] 1968

Box 7

Troyce Key lying on hood of Jaguar XKE convertible with guitar [368] 1968

Box 7

Troyce Key and three men in front of fence [370] 1968

Box 7

Troyce Key and three men in front of fence [371] 1968

Box 7

Man smiling in field [373] 1968

Box 7

Troyce Key standing in field [374] 1968

Box 7

Troyce Key and four men sitting on blue car [376] 1968

Box 7

Troyce Key and three men on rock ledge [380] 1968

Box 7

Troyce Key standing in front of rock ledge [381] 1968

Box 7

Troyce Key and three men on rock ledge [382] 1968

Box 7

Troyce Key and three men on rock ledge [383] 1968

Box 7

Troyce Key and three men standing in chaparral [384] 1968

Box 7

Troyce Key and three men with guitar standing in chaparral [385] 1968

Box 7

Troyce Key standing next to car holding book The Bible Speaks to You [386] 1968

Box 7

Man in hat and sunglasses sitting on the beach [387] 1968

Box 7

Louise Whithery and the Invaders on Tip Top Dance Club sign [396] 1968

Box 7

Four men mock hitting each other next to cars [431] 1969

Box 7

Troyce Key and two men standing next to car [432] 1969

Box 7

Troyce Key wearing tie standing in field [433] 1969

Box 7

Troyce Key wearing tie standing in field [434] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key wearing tie standing in field holding guitar [435] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key wearing tie standing in field playing guitar [436] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key and two men [437] 1970

Box 7

Two men standing in doorway [438] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key and J.J. Malone in field [463] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key and J.J. Malone standing next to tree [464] 1970

Box 7

J.J. Malone and woman on front porch [465] 1970

Box 7

J.J. Malone standing next to shed [466] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key standing in field [467] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key and dog on roadside [468] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key and three men holding musical instruments [469] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key and three men holding musical instruments [470] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key and three men holding musical instruments [471] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key standing on old crane [472] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key and three men standing on old crane [473] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key and three men standing on old crane [474] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key, three men holding musical instruments, and dog crouching next to parked car [475] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key standing on tree stump [476] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key standing on tree stump [477] 1970

Box 7

Four men and women standing on gravel road in citrus grove [494] 1971

Box 7

Troyce Key waving hands standing on gravel road in citrus grove [495] 1971

Box 7

Troyce Key holding guitar in field waving [498] 1971

Box 7

Man wearing Shultz malt liquor hat sitting in passenger seat of car [575] 1976

Box 4

Troyce Key and Lowell Fulson sitting on couch [142] circa 1990s

 

Key family photographs

Box 3:1

Margaret Key in kitchen [013] 1984

Box 3:3

Soccer portrait of boy [026] circa 1980s

Box 3:3

Christmas portrait of boy and girl [028] circa 1980s

Box 3:3

Portrait of boy and two girls [029] circa 1980s

Box 3:3

Christmas portrait of boy and girl [030] circa 1980s

Box 3:3

Portrait of girl [035] circa 1980s

Box 3:4

Portrait of girl [040] circa 1980s

Box 3:4

Colorized portrait of Verdell and Lula May Key [041] circa 1930s

Box 3:4

Portrait of boy [042] circa 1980s

Box 3:5

Lula May Key and Troyce Key sitting on wood pile [046] circa 1940s

Box 6

Troyce Key kissing Margaret Key at wedding ceremony [056] 1985

Box 6

Troyce and Margaret Key wedding ceremony [058] 1985

Box 6

Margaret Key in wedding dress [071] 1985

Box 6

Troyce and Margaret Key wedding ceremony [072] 1985

Box 4

Verdell Key and unidentified man next to potato truck on Shafter Farms [073] circa 1944

Box 4

Group of children in front of schoolhouse [074/075] circa 1930s

Box 4

Troyce Key standing next to car parked in driveway [076] circa 1950s

Box 4

Class photograph, Lerdo School District [079] 1944

Box 4

Group of young men in wooden area [080] circa 1950s

Box 4

Scandanavian School 3rd grade class photograph Fresno, California [081] 1946

Box 4

Portrait of Troyce Key and brother [083] circa 1940s

Box 4

Verdell and Lula May Key standing on dock on the Tensas River [084] circa 1930s

Box 4

Key family in yard [085] circa 1940s

Box 3:6

Class photograph [086] 1951

Box 3:6

Colorized portrait of Troyce Key [087] circa 1950s

Box 4

Portrait of Troyce Key [090] circa 1940s

Box 4

Portrait of Lula May Key [?] [091] circa 1960s

Box 4

Verdell Key standing next to barbed wire fence [092] circa 1930s

Box 3:6

8th Grade students seated at desks in classroom, McKinley School [093] 1951

Box 4

Verdell Key standing next to barbed wire fence [095] circa 1930s

Box 3:6

Class photograph, Franklin School [096] 1948

Box 4

Portrait of Troyce Key [097] circa 1943

Box 4

Troyce Key sitting on hood of car, vineyard in the background [098] 1939

Box 4

Portrait of Troyce Key [099] circa 1950s

Box 4

Speedboat in driveway [100] circa 1950s

Box 4

Verdell Key holding a guitar next to Lula May Key [101] circa 1930s

Box 4

Man and woman standing in front of Wawona tree [102] circa 1950s

Box 4

Lula May Key and Troyce Key sitting on wood pile [103] circa 1940s

Box 4

Key family, pictured (left-right): Hilda, Walter Parker, Verdell Key, Dick Hickman, Kenny Key, Troyce Key, Lula May Key, Myrtle Hickman [104] 1942

Box 4

Two girls in Halloween costumes [105] circa 1940s

Box 4

Children in yard, reverse: '5th grade - 1948 Fairview Ave. Projects Tikey standing next to Vonie & sisters and Kenny' [106] 1948

Box 4

Grandma Parker standing next to tree in yard [107] 1951

Box 4

Verdell Key and Claude Scales pointing revolvers at each other [109] circa 1930s

Box 4

Key family standing in yard [110] circa 1940s

Box 4

Portrait of Grandma Parker [111] circa 1930s

Box 4

Verdell Key playing bass guitar to group assembled in living room, Fresno, California [112] circa 1946

Box 4

Boy at beach putting hand over building in background [113] circa 1960s

Box 4

Troyce Key sitting on bicycle [114] circa 1950s

Box 4

Portrait of Troyce Key [115] circa 1940s

Box 4

Portrait of Troyce Key [116] circa 1940s

Box 4

Portrait of Troyce Key [117] 1938

Box 4

Four children in yard [119] circa 1940s

Box 4

Troyce Key standing next to parked car Fresno, California [120] 1958

Box 4

Verdell Key, Kenny Key, and Troyce Key in field [121] circa 1940s

Box 4

Troyce Key in park [122] circa 1940s

Box 4

Grandpa Hickman [123] circa 1930s

Box 4

Verdell Key and Troyce Key in Kearney Park Fresno, California [124] circa 1940s

Box 4

Troyce Key graduation portrait [125] 1955

Box 4

Margaret Key reading a magazine [153] circa 1990s

Box 5

Troyce Key and Margaret Key prior to boarding the Royal Caribbean Viking Serenade [233] 1992

Box 5

Verdell and Lula May Key [?] [234] circa 1990s

Box 5

Portrait of Troyce Key [reproduction][244] 1992

Box 5

Troyce Key and Margaret Key [245] 1992

Box 5

Troyce Key and Margaret Key [246] 1992

Box 5

Portrait of baby girl [282] circa 1980s

Box 5

Portrait of young woman [285] 1989

Box 5

Man in military uniform standing on river dock, reverse: 'Meridian, Mississippi' [296] circa 1920s

Box 7

Boy wearing a red shirt [297] 1967

Box 7

Boy wearing a red shirt [298] 1967

Box 7

Man sitting at dining room table smoking a cigar [299] 1967

Box 7

Boy in red shirt looking into mirror [300] 1967

Box 7

Boy in red shirt looking into mirror [301] 1967

Box 7

Boy in red shirt looking into mirror [302] 1967

Box 7

Man sitting at dining room table [303] 1967

Box 7

Boy smiling at camera [304] 1967

Box 7

Man in suit in front of house [305] 1967

Box 7

Man in suit in front of house eating potato chips [306] 1967

Box 7

Man standing next to picnic table with ski slope in the background [307] 1967

Box 7

Boy and girl standing next to table [308] 1967

Box 7

Boy wearing tie and jacket [309] 1967

Box 7

Five children sitting on red car hood [310] 1967

Box 7

Five children sitting on red car hood [311] 1967

Box 7

Girl standing next to dog [312] 1967

Box 7

Three children and man on hillside [313] 1967

Box 7

Three children standing on hillside [314] 1967

Box 7

Man and boy taking bath [317] 1967

Box 7

Man sitting in bathtub [318] 1967

Box 7

Girl sitting on lawn [320] 1967

Box 7

Girl standing in doorway [321] 1967

Box 7

Girl in plaid dress [329] 1967

Box 7

Boy riding toy horse [334] 1967

Box 7

Troyce Key in tuxedo pointing to ladies room sign [338] 1967

Box 7

Verdell Key and Lula Mae Key [?] [339] 1967

Box 7

Boy and girl standing next to outdoor fountain [340] 1967

Box 7

Tethered balloons in the sky [341] 1967

Box 7

Three children smiling [346] 1967

Box 7

Boy standing next to plant [349] 1967

Box 7

Two boys and girl standing in front of store front [351] 1967

Box 7

Boy and girl playing on playground [352] 1967

Box 7

Girl in plaid dress posing in front of marble wall [353] 1967

Box 7

Two boys standing next to marble wall [353] 1967

Box 7

Man leaning on lamp post in front of store front [354] 1967

Box 7

Boy holding onto tree branch [356] 1967

Box 7

Girl holding onto tree branch [357] 1967

Box 7

Girl playing on playground [358] 1967

Box 7

Girl smiling at camera [359] 1967

Box 7

Boy holding onto tree branch [360] 1967

Box 7

Boy in profile [361] 1967

Box 7

Boy looking at camera [362] 1967

Box 7

Sailboat on water at sunset [363] 1967

Box 7

Four boys in front of chain link fence [364] 1967

Box 7

Two boys in front of chain link fence [365] 1967

Box 7

Girl eating with spoon [366] 1967

Box 7

Boy and girl playing drums and guitar [369] 1968

Box 7

Boy playing guitar [372] 1968

Box 7

Boy lying in grass [375] 1968

Box 7

Girl lying in grass holding a hat [377] 1968

Box 7

Boy climbing a tree [378] 1968

Box 7

Boy and girl in field holding metal rod and stick [379] 1968

Box 7

Woman lying on blanket on lawn holding baby [392] 1968

Box 7

Boy riding a pony [393] 1968

Box 7

Two men and boy in front of apartment complex [394] 1968

Box 7

Man and boy standing next to chain link fence [397] 1968

Box 7

Boy running on beach [398] 1968

Box 7

Boy and girl running on the beach [399] 1968

Box 7

Boy walking on the beach [400] 1968

Box 7

Girl playing in surf at the beach [401] 1968

Box 7

Boy playing in surf at the beach [402] 1968

Box 7

Boy eating a cupcake [403] 1968

Box 7

Boy smiling at camera [406] 1968

Box 7

Girl in paisley dress and pink leggings standing in front of wall [407] 1968

Box 7

Boy and girl standing in subway entrance [408] 1968

Box 7

Boy and girl standing in subway entrance [409] 1968

Box 7

Boy and girl standing in subway entrance [410] 1968

Box 7

Boy and girl sitting at table [411] 1968

Box 7

Two girls sitting next to house [412] 1968

Box 7

Troyce Key sitting on trash cans playing guitar [413] 1968

Box 7

Troyce Key sitting on trash cans holding guitar [414] 1968

Box 7

Troyce Key wearing beads standing in front of wall [415] 1968

Box 7

Wooden area [416] 1969

Box 7

House with Christmas wreath on front door [417] 1969

Box 7

Troyce Key [418] 1969

Box 7

Troyce Key sitting next to bougainvillea bush [419] 1969

Box 7

Troyce Key sitting on bench in the woods [422] 1969

Box 7

Two girls and boy running in the street [424] 1969

Box 7

Boy running in the street [425] 1969

Box 7

Girl in plaid dress resting arm on tree branch [426] 1969

Box 7

Boy in plaid shirt sitting on tree trunk [427] 1969

Box 7

Troyce Key and boy and girl sitting on tree trunk [428] 1969

Box 7

Girl in white dress standing next to pony [429] 1969

Box 7

Man leaning against car giving peace sign [430] 1969

Box 7

Dented frontend of Jaguar XKE convertible [439] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key, Verdell Key, and Lula Mae Key walking in park [440] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key sitting in chair with folded arms [441] 1970

Box 7

Girl sitting in car [442] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key, woman, and two children sitting next to My Mother Candle trailer [443] 1970

Box 7

Family standing in front yard [444] 1970

Box 7

Woman in black dress standing next to man with arm on shoulder [445] 1970

Box 7

Man and woman sitting in car giving peace sign [446] 1970

Box 7

Verdell Key [?] cutting brush with shears [447] 1970

Box 7

Boy standing next to car [448] 1970

Box 7

Verdell Key, Lula Mae Key, Troyce Key, boy, and girl standing next to car [449] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key and boy [450] 1970

Box 7

Boy, girl, and Troyce Key in front of tree [451] 1970

Box 7

Boy, girl, and Troyce Key standing next to tree [452] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key hugging Lula May Key [?][453] 1970

Box 7

Verdell Key [?] in the garden [454] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key standing next to shed [457] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key next to ivy-covered wall [458] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key kneeling next to fence on roadside [460] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key holding onto bar on semi truck [461] 1970

Box 7

Puppy in the weeds [462] 1970

Box 7

Headshot of Doberman pincher [482] 1970

Box 7

Six children sitting at table [484] 1970

Box 7

Two boys with arms around each other [485] 1970

Box 7

Boy looking at camera [486] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key and boy [487] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key and Doberman pincher [488] 1970

Box 7

Man on walkway looking back at camera [489] 1970

Box 7

Man standing next to parked car [490] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key sitting on truck of green car [491] 1970

Box 7

Boy in profile [492] 1971

Box 7

Doberman pincher in field [502] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key and Doberman pincher standing next to tree [507] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key and Doberman pincher sitting on front porch of farm house [508] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key standing on dining table shirtless [509] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key standing on dining table shirtless [510] 1972

Box 7

Young woman in a brown dress [521] 1972

Box 7

Boy and girl [522] 1972

Box 7

Girl in red striped shirt and sunglasses on lake [523] 1972

Box 7

Boy by lake looking back at camera [524] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key and man sitting on couch in living room [525] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key and man sitting on couch in living room [526] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key wearing hat with feather sitting in chair [527]] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key sticking tongue out [528] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key and two men sitting on couch [529] 1973

Box 7

Troyce Key and Doberman pincher standing in field next to convertible Alfa Romeo Milano [530] 1973

Box 7

Troyce Key in field of flowers [531] 1973

Box 7

Convertible Alfa Romeo Milano in field [532] 1973

Box 7

Troyce Key sitting in back seat of convertible Alfa Romeo Milano parked in field [533] 1973

Box 7

Troyce Key standing in orchard with arms spread [534] 1973

Box 7

Troyce Key standing in living room with arms out [535] 1975

Box 7

Boy holding camera with towel around neck [537] 1975

Box 7

Troyce Key and two boys at the beach flexing biceps [538] 1975

Box 7

Young woman running in the surf at the beach [539] 1975

Box 7

Young woman and two boys playing in the sand at the beach [540] 1975

Box 7

Young woman looking at camera [541] 1975

Box 7

Young woman in tube top [542] 1975

Box 7

Young woman in tube top [543] 1975

Box 7

Young woman wearing sunglasses [544] 1975

Box 7

Young woman wearing sunglasses [545] 1975

Box 7

Boy eating ice cream cone [546] 1975

Box 7

Young woman looking at camera [548] 1975

Box 7

Troyce Key holding a flower smoking [549] 1975

Box 7

Troyce Key holding a flower smoking [550] 1975

Box 7

Troyce Key shirtless wearing a hat [551] 1975

Box 7

Troyce Key shirtless wearing a hat opening camper door [552] 1975

Box 7

Young women wearing hoop earrings Dodge logo in the background [553] 1975

Box 7

Troyce Key standing next to fence with flower behind ear [554] 1975

Box 7

Young women eating a tomato [555] 1975

Box 7

Troyce Key sitting on rocks on shoreline [556] 1975

Box 7

Troyce Key sitting on rocks on shoreline [557] 1975

Box 7

Troyce Key lying on rocks on shoreline [558] 1975

Box 7

Troyce Key lying on rocks on shoreline [559] 1975

Box 7

Troyce Key sitting on rocks on shoreline [560] 1975

Box 7

Troyce Key sitting on rocks on shoreline [561] 1975

Box 7

Young woman sitting against wall [562] 1975

Box 7

Young woman sitting against wall [563] 1975

Box 7

Young woman sitting against wall [564] 1975

Box 7

Young woman sitting against wall [565] 1975

Box 7

Young woman and two boys wearing hats sitting next to wall [566] 1975

Box 7

Young woman and two boys wearing hats sitting next to wall [567] 1975

Box 7

Woman and boy sitting at table [568] 1975

Box 7

Two young women in bell bottoms standing in park [569] 1975

Box 7

Group photograph in the park [570] 1975

Box 7

Group photograph in the park [571] 1975

Box 7

Troyce Key in nylon shirt [572] 1976

Box 7

Troyce Key in nylon shirt [573] 1976

Box 7

Troyce Key standing next to tree on shoreline [574] 1976

Box 7

Boy wearing yellow shirt and newsboy hat [581] 1977

Box 7

Troyce Key smiling shirtless [582] 1977

Box 7

Man and two boys [587] 1977

Box 7

Two boys in living room [589] 1977

Box 7

Exterior of house [590] circa 1970s

Box 7

Troyce Key in jean jacket [591] circa 1970s

Box 7

Blond-haired boy [592] circa 1970s

Box 7

Girl wearing red jacket [593] circa 1970s

Box 7

Boy standing next to Doberman pincher next to pool [594] circa 1970s

Box 7

Boy holding a bag [595] circa 1970s

Box 7

Boy holding a bag [598] circa 1970s

Box 7

Boy looking up [599] circa 1970s

Box 7

Doberman pincher in field [600] circa 1970s

Box 7

Snow on roof of house [601] circa 1970s

Box 7

Troyce Key, boy and two Doberman pinchers next to farm shed [602] circa 1970s

Box 7

Boy and girl sitting on lawn beneath umbrella [603] circa 1970s

Box 7

Blond-haired boy [604] circa 1970s

Box 7

Boy sitting on steps [606] circa 1970s

 

Troyce Key funeral service

Box 4

Mourners at Troyce Key memorial service [148] 1992

Box 4

Pallbearers carrying casket at Troyce Key memorial service [149] 1992

Box 4

Mourners at Troyce Key memorial service [150] 1992

Box 4

Margaret Key at Troyce Key memorial service [151] 1992

Box 4

Margaret Key at Troyce Key memorial service [152] 1992

Box 4

Mourners at Troyce Key memorial service [158] 1992

Box 4

Mourners at Troyce Key memorial service [160] circa 1990s

Box 4

Margaret Key sitting in pew at Troyce Key memorial service [204] 1992

Box 5

Pallbearers carrying casket at Troyce Key memorial service [205] 1992

Box 5

Mourners at Troyce Key memorial service [206] 1992

Box 5

Mourners sitting in pews at Troyce Key memorial service [209] 1992

Box 5

Mourners sitting in pews at Troyce Key memorial service [210] 1992

Box 5

Mourners at gravesite at Troyce Key memorial service [214] 1992

Box 5

Funeral motorcade at Troyce Key memorial service [216] 1992

Box 5

Funeral motorcade at Troyce Key memorial service [224] 1992

Box 5

Funeral motorcade at Troyce Key memorial service [226] 1992

Box 5

Funeral motorcade at Troyce Key memorial service [227] 1992

Box 5

Funeral motorcade at Troyce Key memorial service [228] 1992

Box 5

Funeral motorcade at Troyce Key memorial service [255] 1992

Box 5

Funeral motorcade at Troyce Key memorial service [258] 1992

Box 5

Funeral motorcade at Troyce Key memorial service [259] 1992

 

Assorted

Box 3:1

Troyce Key with man and woman [010] circa 1980s

Box 3:2

Troyce Key and Lowell Fulson sitting on couch [015] 1992

Box 3:3

Troyce Key and two unidentified men [027] circa 1980s

Box 3:3

Margaret Key and Troyce Key dressed as Bonnie and Clyde for halloween [034] circa 1980s

Box 3:4

Troyce Key performing in fake glasses and mustache [036] circa 1980s

Box 4

Man standing on front porch [078] circa 1950s

Box 4

Troyce Key standing in field [089] circa 1970s

Box 4

Smoke cloud from fire, caption: 'Fire picture of a hundred faces. Could these serious and hedious [sic] faces in the death well flames something which is beyond human understanding three men were burned to death - Jack Nolan' [094] undated

Box 4

Troyce Key and two men standing next to car parked on shoulder [126] circa 1950s

Box 4

Troyce Key standing next to man holding briefcase [132] circa 1990s

Box 4

Two women sitting on chair [135] circa 1990s

Box 4

Troyce Key leaning against car [138] 1992

Box 4

Two men carrying suitcases [161] 1991

Box 5

Man and women smiling [213] circa 1990s

Box 5

Three men in suits [217] circa 1990s

Box 5

Two women, girl, and man sitting at dining table [219] circa 1990s

Box 5

Two women, girl, and man sitting at dining table [221] circa 1990s

Box 5

Man sitting next to Mo' better blues poster [222] circa 1990s

Box 5

Three men in suits [225] circa 1990s

Box 5

Troyce Key and four friends drinking [232] circa 1980s

Box 5

Troyce Key standing on patio at Lake Tahoe [236] 1991

Box 5

Troyce Key wearing hat and sunglasses smiling at camera [243] 1992

Box 5

Two men in suits [256] circa 1990s

Box 5

Man in tuxedo [260] circa 1990s

Box 5

Two unidentified women [263] circa 1990s

Box 5

Man in tuxedo [267] circa 1990s

Box 5

Troyce Key standing on patio at Lake Tahoe [273 A/B] 1991

Box 5

Harolds Club Silver Dollar 1949 Buick woody wagon postcard [274] undated

Box 5

Harolds Club gun collection postcard [275] undated

Box 5

Reno arch postcard [276] undated

Box 5

Woman wearing a black hat [279] circa 1980s

Box 7

Declaration of independence collage on pole [315] 1967

Box 7

Guitar oil painting [316] 1967

Box 7

Man smiling in front of building [319] 1967

Box 7

Man standing in front of building [322] 1967

Box 7

Man with goatee standing next to building [323] 1967

Box 7

Man standing next to red car with arms crossed [324] 1967

Box 7

Man and woman standing in front of building [325] 1967

Box 7

Four men and women standing in front of building [326] 1967

Box 7

Man standing in front of building [327] 1967

Box 7

Man standing in front of building [328] 1967

Box 7

Man standing next to brick building [330] 1967

Box 7

Man standing next to brick building [331] 1967

Box 7

Man standing next to brick building [332] 1967

Box 7

Man standing next to car in front of brick building [333] 1967

Box 7

Man in white shirt standing in front of building [335] 1967

Box 7

Man in suit and tie standing next to building [336] 1967

Box 7

Man in suit and tie standing next to building [337] 1967

Box 7

Two shoeshine boys holding a red balloon sitting on park bench in front of Security First National Bank [355] 1967

Box 7

Two men standing on porch [388] 1968

Box 7

Pay telephone surround by blue and green light [389] 1968

Box 7

Jaguar XKE convertible parked in driveway [390] 1968

Box 7

Man smoking pipe on porch [391] 1968

Box 7

Two unidentified men [395] 1968

Box 7

Two men lifting up woman [404] 1968

Box 7

Man holding case standing next to car trunk [405] 1968

Box 7

Troyce Key and man smoking [420] 1969

Box 7

Troyce Key standing in woods [421] 1969

Box 7

Man kneeling in front of building [423] 1969

Box 7

Man and woman [455] 1970

Box 7

Troyce Key and man next to white car [456] 1970

Box 7

Lily pond [459] 1970

Box 7

American flag in the shape of a peace sign in field [478] 1970

Box 7

Two men standing in front of store front with 10th Street [-] sign [480] 1970

Box 7

Blurred city lights [481] 1970

Box 7

Man getting into car flashing a peace sign [483] 1970

Box 7

Man, woman, and two children sitting next to building [496] 1971

Box 7

Green house parked in front of farm house [497] 1971

Box 7

Man, woman, and three children sitting in yard [499] 1971

Box 7

Unidentified man wearing orange vest [500] 1971

Box 7

Man in tie-dyed shirt and man in orange vest smiling [501] 1971

Box 7

Man and woman lying on floor head-to-head [503] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key squatting next to wood fence [504] 1972

Box 7

Farm house [505] 1972

Box 7

Man and woman holding a baby [506] 1972

Box 7

Man and woman standing next to water fountain [511] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key and man leaning out of window [512] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key, man, and woman sitting on car [513] 1972

Box 7

Three men drinking from mugs standing next to wood shed [514] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key and man feeding a horse [515] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key and two men leaning out of window of shed [516] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key and man sitting on shed [517] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key and two men sitting on shed [518] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key and two men talking next to flowing plant [519] 1972

Box 7

Troyce Key and two men drinking from mugs standing next to wood shed [520] 1972

Box 7

Greyhound bus logo [536] 1975

Box 7

Man in brown jacket [547] 1975

Box 7

Man wearing brown leather jacket [584] 1977

Box 7

Unidentified man [586] 1977

Box 7

Man in stripped shirt and goatee [588] 1977

Box 7

Five unidentified men [596] circa 1970s

Box 7

Man standing shirtless on walkway [597] circa 1970s

Box 7

Man standing in front of house [605] circa 1970s

 

Assorted

Physical Description: 6 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes assorted blues publications, flyers, and albums, financial and business records documenting Key's funeral service, and a birthday poster signed by friends and family of Margaret Key.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 2:10

Funeral records 1992

Box 2:11

Postcards 1958

Box 2:11

Blues lyrics [?] undated

Box OM11

Happy birthday Margaret poster 1988

 

Albums

Box 6

Bobi Jackson, Alligator Woman 1992

Box 6

The Scratchin Dogs Blues undated

Box 6

The Stingers, Sam Old Blues 1992

Box 6

Troyce Key and J.J. Malone, "You’re a good lookin woman" / "I gotta a new car (I was framed)" undated

Box OM11

Troyce Key, J.J. Malone, and the Rhythm Rockers, Younger than yesterday 1982

 

Publications

Box 2:12

Bay Blues April 1989

Box 2:12

East Bay Times, vol. 2 no. 1 1985

Box 2:12

Blues & Rhythm no. 57 1990

Box 2:12

Living Blues no. 65/no.83 1985-1988

Box 2:13

Songs for Emma, vol. 1 1997

Box 2:13

Program of the Alameda County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 23rd annual banquet [2 copies] 1991

Box 2:13

San Francisco Blues Festival and Paris Blues Festival flyers 1980 and undated