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Hal Girvin scrapbook
SFH 446  
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Description
Scrapbook compiled by a San Francisco Bay Area dance band leader.
Background
Harold Stephen Girvin grew up in Berkeley, California and attended high school there. He later attended University of California at Berkeley, and formed a dance band, Hal Girvin and his California Cubs, composed of college men from the University of California, Stanford, and University of Southern California; Girvin played banjo. Girvin was a protégé of San Francisco band leader Anson Weeks. By 1940 Girvin was married to Marion Smith, with a son, James, and was working as a liquor salesman in Berkeley. He died in Belmont, San Mateo County, in 1979.
Extent
1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.