The collection consists of dozens of letters and
postcards from Iola Brubeck to Sauerwein between 1947 and 2000.
Iola Brubeck (1923-2014) played a major role in the success of her
husband, jazz legend Dave Brubeck (1920-2012). The Brubecks had six children
and they lived in various places around the San Francisco Bay Area until they
moved to Connecticut in 1961. In addition to managing Dave’s bands during the
early years, Iola raised the children while Dave was frequently on tour. Mary
Jeanne (Anzalone Marbury) Sauerwein (1923-1999) first met Iola Brubeck in San
Francisco in the late 1940s when they became close friends and frequently
babysat for each other.
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