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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Archive of Recorded Sound
    Title: Dave Radlauer Jazz Collection
    source: Radlauer, Dave
    Identifier/Call Number: ARS.0194
    Physical Description: 22 Linear Feet 38 box(es); 1 oversize folder; 270.66 GB
    Date (inclusive): 1943-2009
    Physical Location: Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-3076.
    Language of Material: English

    Content Description

    The collection pertains to Dave Radlauer, Bob Mielke, Dick Oxtot, Earl Scheelar and other musicians involved in the San Francisco Bay Area jazz music scene from the 1940s to the 2000s. The materials are composed primarily of sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs. There are also festival programs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, notes, flyers and various ephemera.
    Additionally there are digital files that were stored on an external hard drive owned by Dave Radlauer. After a disk image was made of the hard drive it was returned to Dave Radlauer. The contents of the hard drive are 2552 photographic, audio and document files totaling 270.66 GB. The breakdown of these files are 622 audio files totaling 205.95 GB, 1,561 graphic files totaling 64.7 GB, and 369 document files totaling 14 MB.
    A significant portion of the electronic files are digitized versions of physical items that are in the collection. There is also a number of additional original electronic files. The document files are inventories, spreadsheets and lists of the electronic files.


    Dave Radlauer is a sound engineer, radio host and audio professional. He also contributes articles to the San Francisco Tradional Jazz Foundation and maintains a blog about jazz history with an emphasis on San Francisco jazz.
    Bob Mielke, Dick Oxtot, and Earl Scheelar were jazz musicians active in the San Francisco Bay Area's jazz music scene from the 1940s to the early 2000s. Some of the bands they played with were the Bearcats, the New Bearcats, the Polecats, the Golden Age Jazz Band, the New Orleans Syncopators, the Monterey Bay Classic Jazz Band, the Oakland A's Swingers Dixieland Jazz Band, the Golden State Jazz Band, Stone Age Jazz Band, and the Funky New Orleans Jazz Band.


    The collection is organized into six series:
    Series 1: Photographs, 1946-2003
    Series 2: Dick Oxtot, 1943-2002
    Series 3: Earl Scheelar, 1945-2009
    Series 4: Bob Mielke, 1945-2008
    Series 5: Audio, 1952-2008
    Series 6: Video, 1987-1994
    The collection is arranged in the original order created by the donor.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research; material must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use. Contact the Archive of Recorded Sound for assistance. Some of the materials are fragile and may require special care during handling.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head Librarian, Archive of Recorded Sound, Braun Music Center, Stanford, California 94305. Consent is given on behalf of the Archive of Recorded Sound as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns.

    Cite as

    Dave Radlauer Jazz Collection, ARS-0194. Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Jazz musicians
    Jazz vocals
    Music festivals -- California
    Music festival programs
    Radio programs
    sound recordings
    Mielke, Bob
    Oxtot, Dick
    Radlauer, Dave
    Scheelar, Earl
    Oakland Athletics (Baseball team)
    Black Diamond Jazz Band
    Bob Mielke's All Stars
    Bob Mielke's Bearcats
    Dick Oxtot's Golden Age Jazz Band
    Enigmas (Musical group)
    Golden Eagle Jazz Band
    Golden State Jazz Band
    Good Time Levee Stompers
    Grand Dominion Jazz Band
    Monterey Bay Classic Jazz Band
    New Orleans Jazz Club of Northern California
    New Orleans Syncopators
    Polecats (Musical group)
    Silicon Gulch Jazz Band
    Stone Age Jazz Band
    Zenith Jazz Band