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Guide to the Bill Muster papers on Capitol Records PA Mss 87
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  • 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 (inclusive): 1946-2007
    Date (bulk): 1946-1961
    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: The collection is located at the Southern Regional Library (SRLF). Inquire at Special Research Collections for access.
    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.


    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Capitol Records, Inc.
    Muster, Bill -- Archives
    Press clippings