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Guide to the Bill Muster Papers on Capitol Records
PA Mss 87  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bill Muster papers on Capitol Records
    Dates: 1946-2007
    Bulk Dates: (bulk 1946-1961)
    Collection number: PA Mss 87
    Creator: Muster, Bill, 1926-1989
    Collector: Muster, Nori J. (Nori Jean), 1956-
    Collection Size: 5 inches (1 document box).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Papers of William N. (Bill) Muster (1926-1989) mainly covering his six years as merchandising manager at Capitol Records from 1953 to 1959.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Use of the collection is unrestricted.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Bill Muster papers on Capitol Records. PA Mss 87, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Nori Muster, 2011.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The bulk of this collection covers Bill Muster's six years as merchandising manager at Capitol Records from 1953 to 1959, including correspondence and clippings, promotional materials, newsletters, and photos. A section of the correspondence relates specifically to Muster's firing from Capitol Records in 1959.


    This collection has been divided into the following series: I. Newsletters and reports, II. Playboy files, III. Clippings, IV. Donald Hassler files, V. Press releases, VI. Capitol Tower opening, VII. Miscellaneous.
    Series II. Playboy files contains correspondence and clippings regarding Bill Muster's firing by Capitol Records. Series IV. Donald Hassler files, contains correspondence, a resume, and clippings concerning Donald Hassler, a fellow employee at Capitol Records. Series VI. Capitol Tower opening, includes items relating to the opening of the Capitol tower in Los Angeles in 1956.

    Related Material

    Biographical material about Bill Muster may be found here:

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Capitol Records, Inc.
    Press clippings