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This is a publicity shot for The Clovers, a popular jazz band who played the Dreamland Ballroom in 1954. Native Omahan, Preston Love, Sr.'s band played backup for The Clovers at the dance that night. For interviews and oral histories of this and…

Patricia Barron's father, Basie Givens, led a succession of popular jazz bands during the 1950s and 1960s. His first band, The Jungle Rhythm Boys, was formed with friends in the 1930s. The bandmembers are shown with their homemade and hand-me-down…

Ruth Brown, a popular jazz , pop and R&B musician, shown here performing at the Dreamland Ballroom, ca. 1949. Ruth Brown was one of many popular musicians to play at the Dreamland Ballroom during the 1940s and 1950s.

This photograph shows The Lucky Millinder Orchestra performing popular Big Band and jazz music at the Dreamland Ballroom, ca. 1948. Performances such as The Lucky Millinder Orchestra drew large crowds at The Dreamland Ballroom during the 1940s and…

Former Omahan, Anna Mae Winburn, standing right in this photograph, leading The International Sweethearts of Rhythm. The International Sweethearts of Rhythm performed their jazz and Big Band hits at The Dreamland Ballroom during the 1940s.

This newspaper clip shows a group picture of a youth drum corps that was sponsored by the Elk's Club of North Omaha. This picture was taken at a celebratory party for the drum corp, sponsored by the B.P.O.E. (Benevolent Protective Order of…

This is an advertisement for an appearance by Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson at the Carnation Ballroom in North Omaha. The ad describes Vinson as "America's Greatest Blues Singer." For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit…

This is a holiday advertisement for Joe's Record Agency. Joe's Record Agency was located on N 24th St in North Omaha, and the ad appeared in the community newspaper, the Omaha Star. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please…

This collage depicts several examples of North Omaha community activities. The images vary in topic, but include the Rattler's Club preparing food baskets for charity, a baby contest, and Boys' Club wrestlers. For interviews and oral histories of…

This is an Omaha Star advertisement for the Off Beat Supper Club. The club showcased exotic dancers, interpretive dancers, and blues. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit the History Harvest YouTube Channel.
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