Guide to the Bill Muster Papers on Capitol Records PA Mss 87

Finding aid prepared by Zachary Liebhaber, 2011.
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-9010
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu; URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections
2011


Title: Bill Muster papers on Capitol records
Identifier/Call Number: PA Mss 87
Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet (1 document box)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1946-1961
Date (inclusive): 1946-2007
Abstract: Papers of William N. (Bill) Muster (1926-1989) mainly covering his six years as merchandising manager at Capitol Records from 1953 to 1959.
Physical location: SRLF (Box 1)
Language of Materials: The collection is in English.
creator: Muster, Bill
creator: Muster, Nori J. (Nori Jean), 1956-

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Bill Muster papers on Capitol Records, PA Mss 87. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Nori Muster, 2011.

Scope and Content

The bulk of this collection covers Bill Muster's six years as merchandising manager at Capitol Records from 1953 to 1959, including correspondence and clippings, promotional materials, newsletters, and photos. A section of the correspondence relates specifically to Muster's firing from Capitol Records in 1959.

Arrangement

This collection has been divided into the following series: I. Newsletters and Reports, II. Playboy Files, III. Clippings, IV. Donald Hassler Files, V. Press Releases, VI. Capitol Tower Opening, VII. Miscellaneous.
Series II. Playboy Files contains correspondence and clippings regarding Bill Muster's firing by Capitol Records. Series IV. Donald Hassler Files, contains correspondence, a resume, and clippings concerning Donald Hassler, a fellow employee at Capitol Records. Series VI. Capitol Tower Opening, includes items relating to the opening of the Capitol tower in Los Angeles in 1956.

Related Archival Materials note

Biographical material about Bill Muster may be found here:

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Capitol Records, Inc..
Press clippings

 

Newsletters, Reports Series I.

Box-folder 1: 1

Capitol World 1958

Box-folder 1: 2

Capitol Annual Report 1959

Box-folder 1: 3

Capitol News from Hollywood 1946

Box-folder 1: 4

Capitol News from Hollywood 1948

Box-folder 1: 5

Unbound Sales Wrap-ups 1956

Box-folder 1: 6

Merchandising Program 1955

Box-folder 1: 7

Merchandising Program 1956

 

Playboy Files Series II.

Box-folder 1: 8

Letter from Victor Lownes to Muster 1959 March 6

Box-folder 1: 9

Lownes letter to Glenn Wallichs 1959 March 28

Box-folder 1: 10

Lownes letter to Muster 1959 March 31

Box-folder 1: 11

Muster job inquiry to Litton Industries 1959 April 14

Box-folder 1: 12

Muster to Lownes 1959 April 30

Box-folder 1: 13

Muster job inquiry to Ampex 1959 April 30

Box-folder 1: 14

Recommendation by Dick Rising undated

Box-folder 1: 15

Muster to Rising 1959 May 9

Box-folder 1: 16

"Capitol Wax Axes Muster, Sherlock," Variety 1959 April 30

Box-folder 1: 17

"Muster, Sherlock fired by Capitol…" Variety 1959 May 6

 

Clippings Series III.

Box-folder 1: 18

Three birth announcements, Nori Muster 1956

Box-folder 1: 19

Radio Daily-Television Daily 1956 February 23

Box-folder 1: 20

Record and Sound 1957 May

Box-folder 1: 21

Record and Sound, cover letter to Don Hassle undated

Box-folder 1: 22

Billboard 1958 December 15

Box-folder 1: 23

Billboard 1958 December 28

Box-folder 1: 24

Cashbox 1958 December 20

Box-folder 1: 25

Premier 1958 March 15

Box-folder 1: 26

Capitol News, back page photo undated

Box-folder 1: 27

Stereo music circa 1958

 

Donald Hassler Files Series IV.

Box-folder 1: 28

Daily sales reports 1953 July-December 1953

Box-folder 1: 29

Correspondence and memos 1949-1961

Box-folder 1: 30

Resume 1961

Box-folder 1: 31

"Don Hassler Promoted" 1956

 

Press Releases Series V.

Box-folder 1: 32

"Capitol Acquires Album Rights" 1956 February 15

Box-folder 1: 33

"Hassler Becomes Sales Manager" 1957 March 29

Box-folder 1: 34

"Capitol Sales Reach New High" 1959 August 13

Box-folder 1: 35

"Capitol of the World" sales strategy undated

Box-folder 1: 36

"CRDC Announces" undated

 

Capitol Tower Opening Series VI.

Box-folder 1: 37

Tour guide script 1956

Box-folder 1: 38

Press release 1956 April 2

Box-folder 1: 39

Souvenir Booklet 1956

 

Miscellaneous Series VII.

Box-folder 1: 40

Photo of Capitol people undated

Box-folder 1: 41

Photo of Capitol tower undated

Box-folder 1: 42

Capitol tower postcards (4) undated

Box-folder 1: 43

Order forms (2) undated

Box-folder 1: 44

Oklahoma promo booklet undated

Box-folder 1: 45

Letter from Tom Holbrook to Nori Muster 2010 September 8

Box-folder 1: 46

Paper by Brian Moon, Ph.D., with cover letter 2010 September 8

Box-folder 1: 47

A Billboard Salute: Capitol's Silver Anniversary (photocopy of 1967 original) undated