Frank DeVol papers, 1911-1982

Overview of the Collection

DeVol, Frank
Frank DeVol papers
1911-1982 (inclusive)
162.14 cubic ft. (203 boxes + 1 other)
Collection Number
Music scores of motion picture and television composer Frank DeVol.
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Frank DeVol (b.1911) was a composer, conducter, and arranger for radio, motion pictures and television. He received Academy Award nominations for "Pillow Talk", "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte", and "Cat Ballou". His music was heard on radio during the "Rudy Vallee Show", "Ginny Sims", "Jack Carson", and "Jack Smith-Dinah Shore" programs. On television he continued to write and arrange for Dinah Shore and others, including the series "Family Affair", "Brady Bunch", "Love Boat", and "McCloud". In films, his music was performed in "Hustle", "The Longest Yard", and "Dirty Dozen".

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Frank DeVol papers include manuscript scores with parts for Dinah Shore, Jack Smith, and Marion Hutton; handwritten music arrangements for "Family Affair", "My Three Sons", "To Rome with Love", "McClintock", and other series; folders of music for "Dirty Dozen"; arrangements for individual songs; music scores for the "Herbie" movie series; and scores for recording. Published sheet music (1930-1960) and music books, folios, and song collections (1911-1972) are also part of the collection.

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Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

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Related Materials

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Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

This material was received from Frank DeVol, 1972-1991.

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Subject Terms

  • Arrangers (Musicians) -- United States -- 20th century
  • Composers -- United States -- 20th century
  • Composition (Music)
  • Film composers
  • Motion picture music
  • Musical sketches
  • Radio music
  • Television music