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Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center
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Davenport, IA 52801-1490
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RSSC Blog Entries
Bix Lives Here
The first Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival.
Dancing in the Yuletide Glow
Davenport Visiting Nurse Association’s Crystal Ball at Blackhawk Hotel’s elegant and popular Gold Room.
A Double-Bix Weekend!
The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival and Bix 7 Run.
Exhibit: The 1920s
Posted on January 4, 2020 by SCblogger
For Bix — Happy Birthday
Davenport Blues - Bix Beiderbecke & His Rhythm Jugglers
Great Iowa Traditions: Bix 7 Race and RAGBRAI
Two great Iowa traditions, one local and one statewide, met in Davenport on Saturday, July 25th, 2015
Happy 106th Birthday, Bix!
‘Singing the Blues” by Trumbauer’s Orchestra
The Importance of Primary Resources
The only known newspaper interview with Bix Beiderbecke was published in the Davenport Democrat on February 10, 1929.
Many Scores to Settle
In Special Collections, we have several catalogued scores, most of which have local connections, from Davenport by Alfred E. Petrow (1915) to piano arrangements for some of Bix Beiderbecke’s pieces.
Pop Quiz! Can you name these Davenporters?
This young man could play the piano by ear at six years old. He went on to play another instrument, but never did learn to read music.