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The William L. Vallée Collection of Rudy Vallée Materials

Call Number: MSS 147

Scope and Contents

The Collection contains photographs, clippings, programs, radio and TV scripts, memorabilia, and some audiovisual material.


  • 1905 - 1986


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


The collection is organized into four series: I. Photographs, II. Memorabilia, III. Scripts, and IV. Audiovisual material.


9 Linear Feet (16 containers)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Biographical / Historical

Rudy Vallée (1901-1986, born Hubert Prior Vallée) was a popular saxophonist, singer and bandleader in the first half of the 20th century. First of the genre of singers known as "crooners", Vallée attended Yale University, graduating in 1929. He named himself "Rudy" after the influential saxophonist Rudy Wiedoeft, and after graduation he formed the band, "Rudy Vallée and the Connecticut Yankees".

Vallée went on to become a mass media pop star. He hosted several popular radio shows, and acted in films and Broadway musicals.

Guide to the William L. Vallée Collection of Rudy Vallée Materials
In Progress
compiled by Emily DiLeo
July 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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