Rudy Vallée was a singer, songwriter, saxophone player, bandleader, actor, and author. His radio show was one of the most popular of the 1930s. On his radio shows, Vallée launched the careers of many prominent actors, comedians, and musicians. This collection includes:

  • Rudy Vallée's correspondence and fan mail (circa 1928-1985)
  • scrapbooks
  • radio and television scripts
  • sound recordings
  • musical scores
  • photographs
  • business records
  • press clippings
  • various ephemera documenting Vallee's career in radio broadcasting and entertainment from 1925 to1985

A finding guide to the collection is in preparation.

This collection is currently inaccessible during the transition of the American Radio Archives from the Thousand Oaks Library Foundation to UCSB’s Special Research Collections. Please monitor this page for updates.

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