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The Calin Coburn Collection Vol. 1 & 2

(2004 Calin Coburn & Elizabeth Drake McDonald)

Elizabeth Drake McDonald Collection Inventory (#20355)

 

 

"...so eager are we to know the past that we wring from these poor relics more than they contain."

(Marguerite Yourcenar)

 


 

        Scans of photos, letters, lyrics, sheet music, and memorabilia from the collection Bob Nolan left his grandson, Calin Coburn, with an accompanying descriptive booklet by Elizabeth Drake McDonald were donated to the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Aware that many researchers will be unable to travel to the university to look them over in person, we are providing thumbnail images as a guide to many of the photos, etc.

        Copies of these images may be procured from the Southern Folklife Collection subject to the policy of the University Library. To facilitate your request, quote the series of letters and numbers under each image when you write for permission. Please feel free to ask for more detailed descriptions, etc.

 

Steven M. Weiss
Southern Folklife Collection/Media Archivist
Manuscripts Department, CB#3926, Wilson Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890

Tel: (919) 962-1345

email: smweiss@email.unc.edu

Ref: Elizabeth Drake McDonald Collection Inventory (#20355)

 


 

            Each section below is arranged chronologically and the thumbnail is followed by a brief description. The letters and numbers identify scan in the collection from which it is taken. For example:

 

  "1930 10 09 NY Hotel, LA CCC1 _13" means it is No. 13 in The Calin Coburn Collection No. 1

  "1930 Michael Earl Nolan UA CCC2 416" means it is No. 416 in The Calin Coburn Collection No. 2

 

 1. Art

 2. Awards

 3. Guest Book

 4. Letters

 5. Magazines

 6. Music: rough lead sheets, lyrics, etc

 7. Music: sheet music

 8. Newspaper clippings

 9. Photos

10. Posters

11. Questionnaire

12. Repertoire Box

13. Certificates

14. Various sheet music by others

15. Wood-covered Scrapbook of clippings of poems by various poets - Bob's own collection.

 


1. Art

 

CCC1 270

Pencil sketch of Bob Nolan by William G. Bowen, 1980.

 

CCC2 289

"Scouting Party" print by Olaf Wieghorst, signed.

 

CCC2 290

"The Trail Herd" by Olaf Wieghorst, signed.

 

CCC2 291

Framed Disney original of Pecos Bill from Walt Disney, signed.

 


2. Awards  (For a closer look, go to Awards.)

 

CCC2 267-8

Bob Nolan's 1971 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame award.

 

CCC2 265-6

1971 Western Heritage "Wrangler" Award

 

CCC2 270

BMI Special Citation.

 

CCC2 269

1972 BMI Award.

 

CCC2 271-2

1972 Pioneer Award.

 

CC2 276-7

1977 William F. Cody Award.

 

CCC2 278-9

1979 National Film Award.

 

 

CCC2 280-1

1980 Country Music Association Hall of Fame Award, one scanned, one photographed.

  

CCC2 282-3

1984 New Brunswick Country Music Hall of Fame Award.

 

CCC2 284-5

1986 Grammy Award (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) for "Cool Water".

 

CCC2 287-8

1994 Western Music Association Hall of Fame award for Bob Nolan as a songwriter. (framed and close-up)

 


3. Guest Book

 

CCC 261-269

 


4. Letters

 

CCC1 18 - 48 Letters to and from Pearl Nolan, 1929.

 

CCC2 201

Letter from Marvin Grigsby introducing Tim Spencer's "Out in Pioneertown" and advertising the Sons of the Pioneers' radio transcriptions.

 

CCC1 212

1953 Fan letter from Mrs. June Schmude. Bob wrote his song, "Til You Return" on the back of it.

 

CCC2 327

1968 letter from Jean Krygelski to Bobbie Mileusnich.

 

CCC2 263-4

1971 Letter from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.

 

CCC2 322

c 1974 letter from Fred Goodwin accompanying a copy of Wild West Stars.

 

CCC2 273

1976 Letter re: Hollywood Walk of Fame to Bob Nolan from KLAC Radio signed by Bill Ward.

 

CCC2 292

1979 letter from John Wayne.

 

CCC2 294-7

1979 copy of the letter from Bob Nolan to Douglas B. Green with his proposed liner notes for "Three on the Trail".

 

CCC2 340

1986 letter to P-Nuts Nolan from Fred Goodwin with a copy of "Tumbleweed Times" magazine.


5. Magazines

 

CCC2 298-305

1940 "Tumbleweed Topics" Vol. 1 No. 8.

 

CCC2 306-313

1940 "Tumbleweed Topics" Vol. 1 No. 10.

 

CCC2 314-21

1941 Tumbleweed Topics Vol. 1, No. 13

 

CCC 2 199-200

Sons of the Pioneers Memorial fanzine, December 15, 1946

 

CCC2 323-6

1974 Wild West Stars Number 21

 

CCC2 330-333

1978 Country Music - cover and pages containing article "Sons of the Pioneers" by Douglas B. Green.

 

CCC2 336-8

1980 Country Music - cover and pages containing article "Bob Nolan - Interview with a Pioneer" by Douglas B. Green.

 

CCC2 339

Cover of the 1980 Pioneer News No. 10-13 Spring magazine dedicated to Bob Nolan, "Poet Laureate of the West".

 

CCC2 341-348

1986 Tumbleweed Times


 6. Music: Rough lead sheets, lyrics, etc. (Bob Nolan)

 

 

CCC2 10

April

 

CCC2 11-12

April

 

CCC2 14

Autumn Reverie

 

CCC2 15

Autumn Reverie

 

CCC2 22-3

Bronco Pal

 

CCC2 31-2

Desolation

 

CCC2 37-8

Donde esta el mio

 

CCC2 39-40

Donde esta el mio

 

CCC2 44

Far Enchanted Isle

 

CCC2 47

Half Way 'Round the World

 

CCC1 137

Half Way 'Round the World - shorthand

 

CCC2 49

He Walks with the Wild and the Lonely

 

CCC2 54

Heaven is My Island - typed lyrics

 

CCC2 55

Heaven is My Island

 

CCC2 58

Photocopy of "High Sierras" in Bob Nolan's handwriting.

 

CCC1 155-161

Bob wrote verses in a small black notebook. This one contains the lyrics to "In the Wind of Time".

 

CCC1 162

Bobbie Mileusnich typed out the lyrics in the way that made sense to her.

 

CCC2 62-4

In This Room

 

CCC2 71

The Light-House of the Lord

 

CCC2 84-5

The Mystery of His Way

 

CCC1 93

1940. Rough copy of "Old Forgotten Trails" lyrics in Bob Nolan's handwriting.

 

CCC2 99-100

Old Home Town

 

CCC2 101-2

Old Home Town

 

CCC2 106-7

The Other Side of Somewhere

 

CCC2 108

The Other Side of Somewhere

 

CCC2 109

Outlaws - 5th page only.

 

CCC2 114

Pali Wind

 

 

CCC2 115

Pali Wind

 

also a rough lead sheet

CCC2 116-17

Parting

 

CCC2 118-21

Relative Man

 

CCC1 220

Rough copy of "Relative Man" in Bob's handwriting.

 

CCC2 122

Remember Me

 

CCC2 138-40

A Sailor Dreams

 

CCC2 141

A Sailor Dreams - typed lyrics

 

CCC2 145

Sir Tumbleweed

 

CCC2 147

Slumber Time on the Range

 

CCC2 148-49

Someone I Used to Know

 

CCC2 150-1

Someone I Used to Know

 

 

CCC2 157          CCC2 158

          That Cloud

 

CCC2 161-2

Three Friends Have I - initial lead sheet

 

CCC2 163-4

Three Friends Have I - professional lead sheet

 

CCC1 215

Rough copy of "Till You Return". This was written on the back of a fan letter to RCA Victor.

 

CCC2 168

Tumbling Leaves - final verse in Bob's handwriting

 

CCC1 216-19

Rough copy of "Wandering".

 

CCC1 92

The rough lyrics to "The Wind is Warm Again" on North Park Hotel stationery in Bob Nolan's handwriting.

 

CCC2 173

Vagabond Whirlwinds

 

CCC2 174-5

Vagabond Whirlwinds

 

 


7. Music: Sheet Music (Bob Nolan)

 

 

CCC2 3-5

All the Way

 

 

CCC2 18-20

Broken Heart Waltz

 

CCC2 28

Cool Water 30 Artists

 

CCC2 24

Cool Water

 

CCC2 25

Cool Water Bourne

 

CCC2 27

Cool Water rings

 

 

CCC2 26

Cool Water Segure

CCC2 29

Cool Water Vaughn Monroe

 

 

CCC2 33-5

Desolation

 

 

CCC2 41-43

Empty Arms

 

  

CCC2 50-3

He Walks with the Wild and the Lonely  

 

 

CCC2 65-7

King's Highway

 

 

CCC2 68-70

Let Me Share Your Name

 

 

CCC2 72-4

Lonely Little Room

 

CCC2 76

Love Song of the Waterfall (cover only)

 

 

CCC2 77-9

Montana

 

CCC2 80

Moonlight on the Prairie

 

   

CCC2 86-90

Mystery of His Way

 

  

CCC2 91-4

Ne Hah Nee

 

CCC2 97-

Old Forgotten Trails

 

  

CCC2 110-13

Outlaws

 

     

CCC2 123-8

Remember Me

 

CCC2 130

Ridin' Home

 

  

CCC2 153-6

Stray Wind

 

CCC2 165

Touch of God's Hand

 

CCC2 170

Tumbling Tumbleweeds Autry

 

CCC2 171

Tumbling Tumbleweeds Martha Mears

 

CCC2 172

Tumbling Tumbleweeds

 

CCC2 176

Way Out There

 

  

CCC2 179-82

When He Walks By

 

  

CCC2 184-7

When I Leave This World Behind

 

CCC2 335

The Sound of a Pioneer, inscribed to Calin from Bob.

 


8. Newspaper Clippings

 

CCC2 168

 

CCC2 261

1935 Hollywood Citizen-News newspaper clipping. "National Hillbilly Championship."

 

CCC2 262

1936 newspaper clipping showing the Sons of the Pioneers [here shown as "Cactus Jack and Cowboy Crooners"] with Vice-President John Nance Garner at the Texas Centennial Exposition. Left to right: Bob, Hugh, Tim, Vice-President Garner, Len and Tim's brother, Leo Spencer.

 

CCC2 328-9

1968 Badger Tracks "Keepin' in Touch with the 'Good Guys'".

 

 

CCC2 274

1976 newspaper clipping, Wednesday, September 29, 1976, City of South Pasadena, CA. "Country Music and Stage Review" by Vern Nelson.

 

CCC2 275

1976 brochure put out by KLAC radio station containing various newspaper clippings from Variety and The Hollywood Reporter covering the Walk of Fame celebration and concert.

 

CCC2 334

1979 "Gets Canutt Award" by Stan Berkowitz.

 

CCC1 252

Clipping from Music City News, September, 1979.

 

CCC2 286

1986 Grammy Award. Clipping from the Los Angeles Times.

 

 


9. Photos

 

 

CCC1  3-4

Clarence (Bob) Nolan in his last year of high school with school friends: Jimmy Smith (center) and Carl Loebs.

 

 

CCC1 5

Clarence and girl friend, Pearl Fields.

 

CCC1 6-7

 

CCC1 8-9

Overexposed snapshot taken at the swimming pool, plus the reverse side.

 

CCC1 10-11

Bob standing behind a car at the swimming pool, and the reverse of the snapshot.

 

 

CCC1 12

Clarence was a lifeguard at the Wetmore Pool in Tucson.

 

CCC1 13-14

1930 10 09 Clarence at the New York hotel, Los Angeles, and the reverse.

 

 

CCC2 422

Studio portrait of Pearl Fields.

 

 

CCC1 51-2

1930 10 08 Pearl and Clarence during a brief reconciliation, Los Angeles.

 

 

CCC2 418

Bob's brother, Earl Nolan.

 

CCC2 419

Bob Nolan's younger brother, Earl, nicknamed "King Kong" because of his great size and strength. He was 6' 4" tall with a 48" chest and a 34" waist. He held the Arizona Golden Gloves title in 1937 and turned professional in 1938.

 

 

 

CCC1 50

Bob when he was with The Rocky Mountaineers.

 

 

CCC2 416

Michael Earl Nolan put himself through the University of Arizona on athletic scholarships.

 

 

CCC1 55-6

Bob, a lifeguard at Venice, CA, balancing his friend, Flash Whiting, on his upraised hands.

 

CCC1 53-54

Bob in his lifeguard costume.

 

CCC2 423

1931 Pearl and Roberta Nolan

 

CCC2 413

Bob's father, Harry B. Nolan.

 

CCC2 414

Bob's mother, Flora Hussey Nobles

 

CCC1 60

Jack and His Texas Outlaws: Rudy Sooter, Curley Hogg, Vernon (Tim) Spencer, Bob Nolan, Len Slye, Half-Pint and Jack LeFevre.

 

CCC1 57

Cyclone, Mesquite [Len Slye], Old Uncle Joe, Vern [Tim] Spencer, and Slumber Nichols.

 

CCC2 415

Earl Nolan and Flora Hayes, his mother.

 

CCC1 59

Rodeo, 1934. Bob with unidentified man (possibly Curley Fletcher) and two children.

 

CCC1 61

1935. Outside Warner Brothers' KFWB radio studio. Leonard Slye, Karl Farr, Hugh Farr, Tim Spencer, Tim's mother and Bob Nolan.

   

 

CCC1 64

Bob with Chief White Eagle, Starlight and baby Ne Ha Nee. Bob later wrote a song in honor of this baby.

 

CCC1 67

1936. The Sons of the Pioneers present an honorary Texas Ranger commission to Bing Crosby at from Governor James V. Allred.

 

CCC2 417

Earl Nolan played right tackle for offense and left tackle for defense for the Chicago Cardinals during the 1937 and 1938 seasons.

    

CCC1 70

1937. Production still from "The Old Wyoming Trail". Left to right: Karl Farr, Lloyd Perryman, Hugh Farr, Len Slye, Bob Nolan, Donald Grayson and Ray Whitely.

 

CCC1 71

1937. Production still from "Outlaws of the Prairie". Left to right: Lloyd Perryman, Donald Grayson, Pat Brady, Bob Nolan and Hugh Farr.

  

CCC1 66

1938. Bob and friends at the beach. Behind him and to the right is Flash Whiting.

 

CCC1 72-3

1938. In Bob's handwriting, "Beachcombers All Americans". Bob, Flash Whiting [white belt] and unidentified man.

 

CCC1 74

1938 Production still from "Law of the Plains". Charles Starrett and Bob.

 

CCC1 77

1938. Production still from "Rio Grande". Left to right: Charles Starrett, Pat Brady, Hugh Farr, Bob Nolan, Karl Farr and Lloyd Perryman.

 

CCC1 76

1938. Production still from "The Colorado Trail". Clockwise: Pat Brady, Charles Starrett, Hugh Farr, Karl Farr, Bob Nolan and Lloyd Perryman.

 

CCC1 75

1938. Publicity still for "West of the Santa Fe". Left to right: Karl Farr, Pat Brady, Hugh Farr, Lloyd Perryman and Bob Nolan.

 

CCC1 69

Bob's costume for most of his Columbia Studio films.

   

CCC1 79

1939 "Spoilers of the Range". Charles Starrett, Iris Meredith and Bob Nolan.

 

CCC1 80

1939 "Spoilers of the Range". Back: Bob Nolan, Lloyd Perryman and Pat Brady. Centre: Hugh Farr, Tim Spencer and Karl Farr. Front: Charles Starrett with Iris Meredith.

 

CCC1 81

1939 "Spoilers of the Range". Charles Starrett, Iris Meredith and Bob Nolan.

 

CCC1 82

1939 "Spoilers of the Range". Left to right: Karl Farr, Lloyd Perryman, Hugh Farr, Pat Brady, Charles Starrett and Bob Nolan.

 

CCC1 83

1939 "Spoilers of the Range". Clockwise from bottom: Pat Brady, Hugh Farr, Lloyd Perryman, Tim Spencer, Bob Nolan and Karl Farr.

  

CCC1 78

1939. Production still from "The Thundering West". Left to right: Karl Farr, Bob Nolan, Pat Brady, Hugh Farr and Lloyd Perryman.

 

CCC1 103

Bob Nolan c 1939

 

CCC1 86

1939 c. Unidentified location. The Sons of the Pioneers with an unidentified group of people.

 

CCC1 84

1939. Publicity still from "Western Caravans". Bob Nolan.

 

CCC1 85

1939. Publicity still from "Western Caravans", a Columbia / Charles Starrett film. Left to right: Karl Farr, Tim Spencer, Pat Brady, Lloyd Perryman, Hugh Farr and Bob Nolan.

  

CCC1 87

For nine months from 1939 1940, the Sons of the Pioneers lived in Chicago, appearing regularly on the Uncle Ezra Show.

  

 

CCC1 89

1940. Production still from "The Durango Kid". Bob is masquerading as the Durango Kid while the real Kid [Charles Starrett] is inside the coach with Kenneth MacDonald, the villain.

     

CCC1 88

1940 publicity still advertising "West of Abilene", a Columbia / Starrett film. Left to right: Tim Spencer, Bob Nolan, Hugh Farr, Pat Brady [behind], Lloyd Perryman and Karl Farr.

 

CCC1 99

1941. The Sons of the Pioneers with a large cast of performers with the Camel Caravan, entertaining the troops and advertising war bonds.

  

CCC1 91

Lloyd and Buddie Perryman on their honeymoon, Washington, DC.

  

CCC1 116-117

1942. First big tour to New York City to the Madison Square Garden Rodeo. Rodeo Fans of America banquet. (Scan in two parts.)

 

CCC1 113

1942. First big tour to New York City to the Madison Square Garden Rodeo. Left to right: Unidentified driver, Hugh Farr, Karl Farr, Pat Brady, Tim Spencer, Lloyd Perryman and Bob Nolan.

 

CCC1 114

1942. First big tour to New York City to the Madison Square Garden Rodeo. Left to right: Hugh Farr, Tim Spencer, Lloyd Perryman, unidentified ladies, Roy Rogers, unidentified ladies, Karl Farr, unidentified driver, Pat Brady and Bob Nolan.

 

CCC1 131

1942. Bob and unidentified man in western costume.

 

CCC1 112

1942. Bob Nolan with Foghorn Clancy.

 

CCC1 111

1942. Roy Rogers presenting a pair of spurs to New York mayor, Fiorello La Guardia.

 

CCC1 115

1942. Sons of the Pioneers performing in Madison Square Garden.

 

CCC1 129

1942, NY. Left to right (front): Berenice Taylor Dossey, Tad Lucas, "Sleepy" Polly Mills Burson, Sally Rand. (Back) Carl Dossey, George Mills, Bob Nolan, Turk Greenough, Bill Liebsing, Harry Knight and Peggy.

 

CCC1 118

1942. Entertaining a room full of sailors at the Stage Door Canteen, NY. On stage left to right: Hugh Farr, Tim Spencer, Bob Nolan, Lloyd Perryman, Karl Farr and Pat Brady.

 

 

CCC1 94

1942 publicity still from "Red River Valley", a Republic film. Left to right: Pat Brady, Hugh Farr, Lloyd Perryman (above), Roy Rogers, Bob Nolan, Karl Farr and Tim Spencer.

 

CCC1 96

1942 Production still from "Red River Valley". Clockwise to left from Roy Rogers and Sally Payne: Karl Farr, Bob Nolan, Hugh Farr, Lloyd Perryman, Tim Spencer, Gabby Hayes, Hal Taliaferro and Pat Brady.

 

CCC1 97

1942 Production still from "Red River Valley". Left to right: Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer, Hugh Farr, Sally Payne, Pat Brady, Roy Rogers, Karl Farr and Lloyd Perryman.

 

CCC1 98

1942 Production still from "Red River Valley". Left to right: Roy Rogers, Hugh Farr, Robert Homans and Bob Nolan.

 

CCC1 100

Bob Nolan's "working cowboy" costume for the Republic / Roy Rogers films.

 

CCC1 128

1942 Production still from "Ridin' Down the Canyon". Left to right: Tim Spencer, Hugh Farr, Pat Brady, Karl Farr, Roy Rogers and Bob Nolan.

 

CCC2 424

1942. Roberta Nolan.

  

CCC1 110

1942. Production still from "Sons of the Pioneers". Left to right: Tim Spencer, Maris Wrixon, Bob Nolan, Lloyd Perryman, Karl Farr and Hugh Farr.

  

CCC1 108

1942. Production still from "South of Santa Fe". The Sons of the Pioneers and Roy Rogers are singing Bob's song, "Song of the Vaqueros". Left to right: Bob Nolan, Roy Rogers, Pat Brady, Arthur Loft, Lloyd Perryman.

 

CCC1 105

1942. Publicity still. Pat Brady and Gabby Hayes are attempting to pull the buggy while Bob Nolan is holding it back. In the buggy, left to right: Tim Spencer, Hugh Farr, Karl Farr, Roy Rogers and Lloyd Perryman.

 

CCC1 107

1942. Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers pretending to read music. (None of them could.) Left to right: Karl Farr, Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer, Roy Rogers, Hugh Farr, Pat Brady and Lloyd Perryman.

 

CCC1 104

1942. Roy Rogers' Indian motorcycle. Left to right: Tim Spencer, Bob Nolan, Roy, Hugh Farr, Lloyd Perryman, Karl Farr with Pat Brady trying to hold them back.

 

CCC1 106

1942. Republic lot. Left to right: Bob Nolan, Lloyd Perryman, Tim Spencer, Roy Rogers, Hugh Farr, Karl Farr and Pat Brady.

 

CCC1 109

1942. Production still from "Sunset on the Desert". The Sons of the Pioneers are singing Bob's song, "It's a Lie!" Left to right below float: Gabby Hayes, Roy Rogers, Lynne Carver. On float: Bob Nolan, Lloyd Perryman, Tim Spencer, Hugh Farr, Pat Brady, Karl Farr.

  

CCC1 119

1943 Sons of the Pioneers and Roy Rogers. Photo taken between April and June, 1943. Left to right: (back) Bob Nolan, Hugh Farr, Karl Farr, Pat Brady. (front) Ken Carson, Roy Rogers and Tim Spencer.

 

CCC1 120

1943 group. Ken Carson, Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer, Hugh Farr, unidentified lady, Pat Brady and Karl Farr.

 

CCC1 121

1943 group. Bob Nolan, Karl Farr, Tim Spencer, Ken Carson, Hugh Farr and Pat Brady around an unidentified lady.

 

CCC1 125

1943. Rehearsal. Left to right: Ken Carson, Hugh Farr, Tim Spencer, Bob Nolan, Karl Farr and Pat Brady.

 

CCC1 126

1943. Left to right: (back) Karl Farr, Hugh Farr, Pat Brady. (Front) Tim Spencer, Bob Nolan and Ken Carson.

 

CCC1 122-3

1943. Performance at unnamed rodeo. Left to right (back): Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer, Ken Carson. (Front) Pat Brady, Karl Farr and Hugh Farr.

 

CCC1 101

1943 Bob preparing to go sailing.

 

CCC1 102

1943 sailing with Shug Fisher and Ken Carson.

 

CCC1 127

1944. "10 2 4 Ranch" radio show. Left to right: Bob Nolan, Karl Farr, Ken Carson, Martha Mears, Tim Spencer, Hugh Farr and radio announcer, Don Forbes.

 

CCC1 135

1944 The Roy Rogers Show, sponsored by Goodyear.

 

CCC1 146

1944. Roberta Nolan meets her father, Roy and Trigger.

  

CCC1 141

1944 production still from "Hands Across the Border". Left to right: Hugh Farr, Bob Nolan, Roy Rogers, Tim Spencer, Pat Brady (back), Ken Carson and Karl Farr.

 

 

CCC1 142

1944 publicity still from "Hands Across the Border".

  

CCC1 136

1944 production still from "Hollywood Canteen". Left to right: Hugh Farr, Tim Spencer, Bob Nolan, Ken Carson and Karl Farr.

 

CCC1 132

1944 The wives of the Sons of the Pioneers and others. Left to right: Margo (friend of Fern Allen), Peggy (Mrs. Shug) Fisher, Fern (Mrs. Sam) Allen, Claudina (Fayetta's twin sister), Fayetta (Mrs. Pat) Brady, Rosita (Mrs. Hugh) Farr, P-Nuts (Mrs. Bob) Nolan, Mae (Mrs. Karl) Farr, Velma (Mrs. Tim) Spencer, and Buddie (Mrs. Lloyd) Perryman.

  

CCC1 130

The Sons of the Pioneers wartime group: Back: Hugh and Karl Farr. Front: Ken Carson, Tim Spencer, Bob Nolan and Shug Fisher.

 

CCC1 197

Roy Rogers surrounded by his wife, Arline, Ferne Allen, P-Nuts Nolan and Velma Spencer.

 

CCC1 152

1945 03 27. Republic Studios. Bob and Ken Carson on the set of "The Man from Oklahoma".

  

CCC1 144

1945 Bob Nolan

 

CCC1 145

1945 Bob Nolan

    

CCC1 154

1945 publicity still from "Utah". Bob and uncredited chorus girl comparing boots.

 

CCC1 164

1946. The Sons of the Pioneers' float in the Helldorado Parade in Las Vegas, NV. Left to right: Unnamed driver, Lloyd Perryman, Tim Spencer, Bob Nolan, Karl Farr, Hugh Farr and Doye O'Dell.

   

CCC1 124

1946 Bob Nolan and Ken Carson.

    

CCC1 174

Hugh Farr and Bob Nolan preparing to entertain.

 

CCC1 207

The Sons of the Pioneers and unidentified group of people in what appears to be an RCA office.

 

CCC1 169

1946 Reunion of the Classic Sons of the Pioneers.

 

CCC1 168

1946 Reunion of the Classic Sons of the Pioneers.

 

CCC1 170

1946 Reunion of the Classic Sons of the Pioneers.

 

CCC1 171

1946 Reunion of the Classic Sons of the Pioneers.

 

CCC1 172

1946 Reunion of the Classic Sons of the Pioneers.

 

CCC1 173

1946 Reunion of the Classic Sons of the Pioneers.

   

CCC1 167

1946 Reunion of the Classic Sons of the Pioneers.

      

CCC1 147

Bob Nolan is given instruction on how to disarm a man with a knife. Left to right: Roy Rogers, Karl Farr, Freeland (instructor), Bob Nolan, Pat Brady, Lloyd Perryman and Tim Spencer.

 

CCC1 148

The Sons of the Pioneers watch Roy Rogers receive instruction on how to prevent a man from disarming him. Left to right: Hugh Farr, Roy Rogers with gun, top of Pat Brady's hat, Karl Farr, Freeland (instructor), Lloyd Perryman and Bob Nolan.

       

CCC1 149

Wives of the Sons of the Pioneers with unidentified man: Claudina (Fayetta's sister), Fayetta Brady, P-Nuts Nolan, man, Velma Spencer and Buddie Perryman.

 

CCC1 150

Sons of the Pioneers with unidentified man. Left to right: Bob Nolan, Hugh Farr, Tim Spencer behind man, Pat Brady and Lloyd Perryman.

 

CCC1 151

Bob Nolan with unidentified group of men.

 

CCC1 165

Bob Nolan and Lloyd Perryman with unidentified couple.

 

CCC1 143

Bob Nolan, fans and cougar pelt.

  

CCC1 163

Bob Nolan with unidentified group of firemen.

 

CCC1 134

Bob Nolan singing with unidentified boy in a Texas hospital.

 

CCC1 175

1948 production still from "Melody Time". Left to right: Tim Spencer, Lloyd Perryman, Hugh Farr, Bob Nolan and Pat Brady.

 

CCC1 166

Left to right: (back) Lloyd Perryman, Hugh Farr, Bob Nolan, "Smokey", Tim Spencer. (Front) Pat Brady and Karl Farr.

  

CCC1 138

Bob and P-Nuts Nolan.

 

CCC1 198

Bob and P-Nuts Nolan.

 

CCC1 139

Bob Nolan and the garage fire where he lost so much of his life's work.

 

CCC1 199

Bob Nolan, his wife and her parents.

 

CCC1 200

Bob and P-Nuts Nolan's Hawaiian cruise.

 

CCC1 201

Bob and P-Nuts Nolan's Hawaiian cruise.

 

CCC1 202

Bob and a group of people singing around a piano.

 

CCC1 203

Bob and 3 men singing from "Barber Shop Songs and 'Swipes'"

 

CCC1 204

Bob singing into a mike.

 

CCC1 205

Bob singing into a mike.

 

CCC1 206

Bob and the Pioneers in a crowd around a small stage.

 

CCC1 140

P-Nuts Nolan.

 

CCC1 208

1953. Bob with Mrs. Hoot Gibson, P-Nuts with Calin and Bobbie.

 

CCC1 209

1953. Ken Coburn, Bob Nolan with grandson, Calin, and daughter, Roberta.

 

CCC1 210

1953. Bob and his only grandchild, Calin Coburn.

 

CCC2 421

Earl Nolan.

 

CCC2 420

Earl Nolan.

 

 

CCC2 425

1971 Calin Coburn. 

 

CCC1 223

Left to right: Lloyd Perryman, Bob Nolan, Ken Griffis, Tim Spencer and Stuart Hamblen in Hamblen's home.

 

CCC1 228-9

1975 Bob Nolan. Photos by Calin Coburn.

 

 

1975 Bob by Calin CCC1 249-50

1975 Bobbie, P-Nuts and Bob Nolan. Photos by Calin Coburn.

  

CCC1 231

1975 Jimmy and Inez Wakely's 40th Wedding Anniversary. Left to right: Inez and Jimmy, Bob Nolan, Johnny and Dorothy Bond. Front: P-Nuts Nolan.

 

CCC1 230

1975 Jimmy and Inez Wakely's 40th Wedding Anniversary. Left to right: Jimmy Wakely, Wayne Burson, Ted French, Oliver Drake, Johnny Bond and Bob Nolan.

 

CCC1 232

1975 Jimmy and Inez Wakely's 40th Wedding Anniversary. Left to right: Johnny Bond, Jimmy Wakely, Stuart Hamblen and Bob Nolan.

  

CCC1 236

1976 Bob Nolan with Rex Allen at the Hollywood Walk of Fame dedication ceremony.

 

CCC1 237

1976 Bob Nolan with Roy Rogers at the Hollywood Walk of Fame dedication ceremony.

 

CCC1 238

1976 Bob Nolan and his daughter, Roberta Mileusnich, chatting with Hugh Farr at the Hollywood Walk of Fame dedication ceremony.

 

CCC1 234

1976 Lloyd Perryman receives the Gene Autry Award at the Hollywood Walk of Fame celebration. Left to right: Dale Warren, Rusty Richards, Lloyd Perryman, Gene Autry, Billy Liebert and Roy Lanham.

 

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1976 Current and past members of the Sons of the Pioneers singing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" at the end of the Hollywood Walk of Fame celebration. Left to right: Bob Nolan, Hugh Farr, Ray Whitley, Roy Rogers, Lloyd Perryman, Billy Liebert (behind Lloyd), Dale Warren, Roy Lanham and Shug Fisher.

  

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1976 Current and past members of the Sons of the Pioneers singing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" at the end of the Hollywood Walk of Fame celebration. Left to right:  Hugh Farr, Bob Nolan, Ray Whitley, Roy Rogers, Rusty Richards, Lloyd Perryman, Billy Liebert (behind Lloyd), Dale Warren.

 

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1976. Gathering at Stuart Hamblen's. Left to right (back): Gene Bear, Stuart Hamblen, Bob Nolan, Marty Robbins, Hugh Cherry, Harold Hensley and Bill Ward. Front: Laurence Zwisohn, Ken Griffis, Lloyd Perryman and Claude Hall.

  

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1977. Presented to Marvin Grigsby by Bob Nolan in memory of Lloyd Perryman.

  

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Bob Nolan introducing Rusty Richards to one of his new songs, "Three Friends Have I".

 

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Bob Nolan, Bill Bowen and Rusty Richards with a painting by Robert Wagoner called "Following the Stream", inspired by Bob's song, "I Follow the Stream".

 

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Bob Nolan with his leg in a cast.

 

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1978. Bob Nolan and his fish, Bishop, California.

 

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1978 Bob Nolan.

 

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1979 Bob Nolan at his cabin at Big Bear Lake, California. (Photo by Jean Finch.)

 

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1979 Bob Nolan at his cabin at Big Bear Lake, California. (Photo by Jean Finch.)

  

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1979 Bob Nolan in front of his cabin at Big Bear Lake, California. (Photo by Jean Finch.)

 

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1979 Bob Nolan at his cabin at Big Bear Lake, California. (Photo by Jean Finch.)

 

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1979 Bob Nolan at his cabin at Big Bear Lake, California. (Photo by Jean Finch.)

 

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1979 Bob Nolan at his cabin at Big Bear Lake, California. (Photo by Jean Finch.)

 

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1979 Bob Nolan's cabin at Big Bear Lake, California. (Photo by Jean Finch.)

 

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1979 Bob Nolan's cabin at Big Bear Lake, California. (Photo by Jean Finch.)

 

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View from Bob Nolan's cabin at Big Bear Lake, California. (Photo by Jean Finch.)

 

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Bob Nolan with Casey Tibbs, professional rodeo performer and six-time World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider.

 

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1979 Tommy "Snuff" Garrett, Bob Nolan holding a sketch by Olaf Wieghorst (right).

 

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1979 Bob Nolan, Jim Nabors and Dawn Garrett.

 

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Bob and Milton Brown at the 1979 National Film Award ceremony.

 

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1979. Bob Nolan with Alfred "Lash" LaRue and Snuff Garrett at the National Film Award ceremony.

  

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1979 Bob Nolan and Stuart Hamblen at a KLAC Radio-Thon, Palomino Club, North Hollywood.

 

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1979, San Dimas, California art show. Left to right: Robert Wagoner, Roy Rogers and Bob Nolan.

  

   


10. Posters

 

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1948 Western Hall of Fame First Annual Hoss Oprey.

 


11. Questionnaire

 

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Undated RCA Victor 21-page publicity questionnaire.

 


12. Repertoire Box (For a look at the contents of the entire box, go to Bob's Repertoire Box.)

 

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This green box held several hundred sheets of card, imprinted with the lyrics of the songs the early Sons of the Pioneers sang. Key changes, etc, were noted on them in pencil.

 

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The 33-page index from the green repertoire box.

 

 


 

13. Wood-covered Scrapbook 

 

 

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Scrapbook of poetry with carved wooden covers and 62 pages of clippings of poems and quotations. (Only the front cover and three representative pages are shown here.) On the first page, hand printed: "To Bob - April 1937 whose..." and then a clipping that reads, "...spirit followed every tumbleweed that careened across the plateau. Wind driven free...." At the bottom, another pasted clipping reads, "...a scrap book of poetry an old friend has gathered and put together for us...."

 


ALSO:

 

14. 78rpm records 

 

15. 33 1/3rpm long play records

 

16. box of audio cassettes

 

17. anything else you want to add