The Paul Weston and Jo Stafford Collection was established in 2006 through the gift of Mrs. Jo Stafford-Weston.

This collection contains the personal library of career-related music and memorabilia from the husband-and-wife team of Paul Weston and Jo Stafford. The bulk portion of the library consists of music arrangements performed by Paul or Jo as individual artists for radio, television, concert, and record dates. In addition to their music, there are also various personal and professional items from their careers. Materials include photographs, business correspondence, printed matter, recordings and production materials.

Most of the arrangements in the collection were created by Paul Weston for either his own use as an artist or for Jo Stafford productions. There are, however, some “work-for-hire” arrangements written by Paul Weston for artists like the Pied Pipers, Ted Nash, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Dinah Shore, the Mellomen, the Norman Luboff Choir, Johnny Mercer, Dale Evans, and Harry James. These arrangements represent only a fraction of Paul Weston’s total creative output.

In addition to arrangements written by Paul Weston, there are also works by Bill Loose, George Greeley, Billy May, Nelson Riddle, Frank Comstock, Ray Conniff, and Matty Matlock.

The Paul Weston and Jo Stafford collection is open to the public by appointment.

Write to:

Nelson Riddle Library
University of Arizona Music Bldg
School of Music Rm 109
Tucson, AZ 85721

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