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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG2036.AM:  Charles Harold Trombla, 1905-1983



Papers:  1927-1975

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Musician

Size:  One folder + oversize



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born at Downs, Kansas, in 1905, Charles Harold Tombla grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and graduated from Jackson High School.  Harold left Lincoln in the late 1920s to play the cornet on the vaudeville circuit and in jazz bands with various well-known musicians, including Joe Venuti, Jack Teagarden, Billy Rose, Paul Whitman and others.  Trombla married Geraldine Bailey in Oklahoma in 1931.  Trombla eventually returned to Lincoln to work in real estate and printing.  He worked as a printer for Standard Reliance Insurance Company and the State of Nebraska.  Harold Trombla retired in 1970 and died on January 30, 1983.  He is buried in Lincoln Memorial Park.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one folder containing clippings, programs, advertisements, and correspondence collected by Harold Trombla.  The materials date from the 1920s to the 1970s and relate to the various bands and musicians he worked with.



INVENTORY



Correspondence, programs, advertisements, clippings, etc. (see also oversize)



 



Subject headings:



Music and musicians — Nebraska

Trombla, Charles Harold, 1905-1983

Vaudeville



 



Revised TMM      10-08-2020