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Trotman, Harry Williams (December 21, 1920-August 12, 2010)



  • Existence: December 21, 1920 - August 12, 2010


Harry Trotman was born December 21, 1920, in Haddonfield, New Jersey, the son of Frank and Helen Trotman. He attended Temple University briefly before joining the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps and later the Air Force before retiring in 1985. He was the band leader of the Harry Trotman Orchestra, and owned and operated Trotman Music from 1975 to 1986. Harry Trotman passed away August 12, 2010.

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Harry Trotman Collection

Identifier: MS-0206
Scope and Contents The Harry Trotman Collection was gifted to the UMKC Libraries in February 2012 by Beth (daughter) and Bob Behrens.Housed in LaBudde Special Collections, the manuscript collection contains for the most part handwritten scores and parts of jazz combo and jazz big band tunes, presumably for performance by the Harry Trotman Orchestra. The music manuscripts represent various stages of completion in the arranging process, and are a valuable insight into what sort of thought goes into...
Dates: 1926 - 2016