Stan Kenton Collection


World renowned bandleader Stan Kenton bequeathed his entire orchestra library to the University of North Texas. The collection comprises more than 2,000 manuscripts representing the work of Kenton’s famous arrangers including Bill Holman, Pete Rugolo, Robert Graettinger, and Bill Russo. The Stan Kenton Collection is supplemented by a gift from Noel Wedder, Kenton’s publicist, of over six hundred photographs of Kenton and his orchestra and a collection of research materials related to Robert Graettinger, donated by his biographer Robert Morgan.

If you are interested in helping preserve and make the Stan Kenton Collection more accessible, please contact the UNT Music Library. Access to the collection is also provided only by special arrangement with him. The Music Library is actively soliciting grants, donations, and other support from individuals, foundations, and others interested in this important work.