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Iola Brubeck Letters to Mary Jeanne Sauerwein, 1947-2000
MSS 325  
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Description
The collection consists of dozens of letters and postcards from Iola Brubeck to Sauerwein between 1947 and 2000.
Background
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.
Extent
.25 linear foot
Restrictions
Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection open for research.