A NATIONAL TREASURE
The Glenn Miller Collections (GMC) of the American Music Research Center is the designated repository for the legacy of Alton Glenn Miller (1904-1944), American popular music icon and Doctor of Humane Letters, Distinguished Alumnus Honorare, University of Colorado Boulder The GMC encompasses many thousands of audio recordings, documents, photographs and memorabilia from the "Big Band Era" of American Popular Music, and is a leading resource for scholars, students, researchers and collectors.
The objective of the GMC is to preserve, enhance and share the history of the Big Band Era. As encouraged by our benefactors, led by Steven Davis Miller and Jonnie Miller Hoffman, the children of Glenn and Helen Miller, the GMC is a dynamic and accessible center of learning for future generations of scholars, students, historians and the public. The GMC works closely with associates around the world and benefit from important affiliations with universities, government agencies and key partnerships within the entertainment industry. The legacies of many prominent artists and collectors are entrusted to the GMC. In addition to extensive Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey resouirces, all of the bandleaders, musicians and singers of the mid-20th Century are represented in the Glenn Miller Collections.
In 1969, Curator Alan Cass started the Glenn Miller Archives with a display case in the University Memorial Union. As a result of Alan’s vision and dedication, the exhibit grew into one of the world’s leading big band and popular music resources. and our mission of preservation, restoration and communication continues.In 2004, the Glenn Miller Archives joined forces with American Music Research Center. Today, the Glenn Miller Collections of the AMRC is a vital asset of the College of Music and University Archives.
The Glenn Miller Collections presents original radio broadcasts, recordings and commentary every week on our popular worldwide "Star-Spangled Radio Hour" broadcasts and online streaming podcasts.
The Glenn Miller Collections hosts an interactive and robust Facebook community.