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Bill Muster Collection
Bernath Mss 240  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Materials

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bill Muster Collection
    Dates: ca. 1919-1988
    Bulk Dates: 1940s-1980s
    Collection number: Bernath Mss 240
    Collection Size: ca. 7 linear feet (6 cartons, 1 oversize box, 10 audiotapes, and 8 films).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The collection primarily contains photographs and slides taken by William N. (Bill) Muster, from the time he was in Germany after WWII, in various parts of the U.S. (mainly the LA area), and trips around the world, often as part of the Society of American Travel Writers groups. Also included are materials relating to the Muster family, his business career (including time as an executive with the Muzak company), and interests such as the Delta Queen (an American steamboat designated a National Historical Landmark).
    Physical location: Boxes 1-8 (Annex 2); Audiovisual (Annex 2).
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Donor retains intellectual property rights.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], Bill Muster Collection. Bernath Mss 240. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Multiple gifts from Nori Muster, daughter of Bill Muster, 2005-2006.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection primarily contains photographs and slides taken by William N. (Bill) Muster, from the time he was in Germany after WWII, in various parts of the U.S. (mainly the LA area), and trips around the world, often as part of the Society of American Travel Writers groups. Also included are materials relating to the Muster family, his business career (including time as an executive with the Muzak company), and interests such as the Delta Queen (an American sternwheel steamboat designated a National Historical Landmark).
    Abbreviations:
    • BM = Bill Muster = William N. Muster
    • SATW = Society of American Travel Writers

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Muster, Bill.
    Muster, Nori J. (Nori Jean), 1956-
    Muster, Paula.
    Muzak (Firm).
    Delta Queen (Steamboat).
    Travel photography.
    Germany--Pictorial works.
    Ansbach (Mittelfranken, Germany).
    California--Pictorial works.
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--Pictorial works.
    Amsterdam (Netherlands)--Pictorial works.
    Athens (Greece)--Pictorial works.
    Australia--Pictorial works.
    Austria--Pictorial works.
    Budapest (Hungary)--Pictorial works.
    Canada--Pictorial works.
    Egypt--Pictorial works.
    England--Pictorial works.
    Grand Canyon (Ariz.)--Pictorial works.
    Hawaii--Pictorial works.
    India--Pictorial works.
    Israel--Pictorial works.
    Japan--Pictorial works.
    Kenya--Pictorial works.
    Liechtenstein--Pictorial works.
    Mexico--Pictorial works.
    Minnesota--Pictorial works.
    New Guinea--Pictorial works.
    New York (State)--Pictorial works.
    New Zealand--Pictorial works.
    Paris (France)--Pictorial works.
    Portugal--Pictorial works.
    Puerto Rico--Pictorial works.
    Salt Lake City (Utah)--Pictorial works.
    Spain--Pictorial works.
    Switzerland--Pictorial works.
    Turkey--Pictorial works.
    Yugoslavia--Pictorial works.

    Related Materials

    In UCSB Special Collections:
    • The Nori Muster Betrayal of the Spirit Collection (ARC Mss 28).
    In other repositories:
    • The Story of the Delta Queen Steamboat: A Legislative and Corporate History from the Files of Bill Muster, papers held by the Cincinnati Historical Society. An index of the collection is online at this URL: http://steamboats.com/museum/deltaqueen.html 
    • Further steamboat materials held by the Dubuque Historical Society.