Kenneth and Norma Jean Trietsch papers

Kenneth and Norma Jean Trietsch papers

Dates: 1924-1987

Collection of cassettes, magazine and newspaper articles, photographs, original music scores, various reels of film, personal papers, electrical items, awards, various pieces of art, manuscripts, and instruments including a 1936 Gibson Plectrum Guitar, a rare 1890 Baritone Sousaphone horn, and a 1937 Gibson Plectrum Banjo.

  • Extent: 35 cartons (52.5 linear ft.). -- 10 items (5 linear ft.). -- 1 box (1 linear ft.). -- 10 oversize boxes (10 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Trietsch, Kenneth Henry, 1903-1987. -- Trietsch, Norma Jean Wright, 1909-1989
  • Call Number: MSS 3753
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Arts & Communications Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Preliminarily processed; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Kenneth Trietsch and Norma Jean Trietsch papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 3753; Kenneth and Norma Jean Trietsch papers; Arts and Communications Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3753, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Kenneth and Norma Jean Trietsch.
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Item-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Hoosier Hot Shots (Musical group); Anti-communist movements--United States--History--20th century--Sources; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Big bands--History--Sources; Glass art--United States--History--Sources; Jazz musicians--United States--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Audiocassettes; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Feature films; Manuscripts; Musical instruments; Photographs; Scrapbooks
Appraisal Information
Arts and Communications.
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Finding Aid Title
Trietsch, (Kenneth and Norma Jean) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-09T18:01-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Kenneth Henry Trietsch was born on September 13, 1903, in Muncie, Indiana. In the 1930s, he became the leader- manager and a performer in the group, the "Hoosier Hot Shots," who were involved in many film productions and other performances. He died on September 17, 1987.

Biographical History

Norma Jean Wright Trietsch was born in Coalville, Utah, on Feb. 13, 1909. She was a designer of art glass, a member of the Southern California Association of Advertising Women and active in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She died on Aug. 8, 1989.

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Ben Harry
Curator - Arts & Communications Archives