Scope and Contents
The Hazen band photograph collection contains photocopies of images of wind bands from throughout the U.S., along with associated metadata for each image, and a copy of a database of American Band Images. Most of the images date from the late 19th century. The are filed A-Z according to the state in which each band was based. Collectively the images and the notes accompanying them give a sense of band culture during the height of the town band in the U.S., including the number of ensembles, the size and instrumentation of the ensembles, and the racial or ethnic make-up of band members.