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Leonard Friendly papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 236

Scope and Contents

There are five music manuscripts in the collection.

Phonograph records include a set of records titled, "Leonard Friendly's Hammond Organ Stylings."

Business correspondence consists of communications with agencies, publishers, and supply companies regarding music rights, recordings, and radio affairs (1948-1957).

The rest of the correspondence files are organized by city and state where a radio program was played, and by title of correspondent.

Correspondence from Arlington, Virginia contains letters from fans of Friendly's radio program of organ music on WPIK (1947-1948).

There is a folder of letters from an admirer "Shirley," with whom Friendly correspondence with regularly about personal and professional matters (1950-1957).

Salt Lake City, Utah correspondence contains letters from fans of the organ program on KSL (1950-1957).

Portland, Oregon correspondence contains letters from fans of Friendly's KWJJ program (1959-1960).

Files of other material include radio program schedules, advertising, clippings, tax returns, music brochures, radio performance records, promotional material, photographs of Friendly, and continuity scrips.


  • 1947-1960


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.


1.5 linear feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials



Leonard Friendly was a music author and arranger who also ran radio music programs on WPIK, KSL, and on Portland, Oregon's radio station KWJJ. The collection (1947-1960) contains music manuscripts, phonograph records, business correspondence, letters for fans, and letters regarding Friendly's radio programs, financial records, radio performance files, and promotional material.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Leonard Friendly at Special Collections and University Archives include: Leonard Friendly music collection, Bx 104.

Physical Description

1 record storage box, and 1 flat box.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff in the 1970s, and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Leonard Friendly Papers
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA