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Frances Margaret Creech, Musician

Frances Creech

Frances Creech was born in Bellwood, Nebraska, in 1912. In the late 1940s she became a member of an all woman band headlined by Ruth Colman. Performing under a variety of names, Ruth Colman's All Girl Orchestra, the Sweethearts of Swing, and Ruth Colman's Polka Queens, the band barnstormed its way across the country. Creech was co-owner of the band, played piano, and was the group's business manager. After the band's breakup Creech taught piano in Lincoln. She died in 1999.

Frances's six scrapbooks document the travel and performances of Ruth Coleman's band from 1945 through 1947. Primarily filled with photographs of the members of the band on the road, they also include publicity materials and souvenirs of the places where they stayed, ate, and played.



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       Ledger Books

Diaries and Journals
  J.A. Hill, Civil War
  W. Richards, Surveyor
  J.S. Morton, Statesman
  Sara J. Price, Teacher
       & Homesteader
  W. Danley, Businessman
  J. & E. Green, Farmers        & Homesteaders
  S. Buck, Farm Wife

Autograph Albums
  S. & E. Allis, Missionaries
  E. & L. Correll, Suffragists
  W.J. Bryan, Orator
  Lucy Drexel, Student
  Viola Barnes, Student

  D. Canfield, Author
  Willa Cather, Author
  C. Calvert, Educator
  Fenton. B. Fleming,
  Myrtle Soulier, Student
  Verna Cort, Student
  Martha McKelvie,
       Movie Columnist
  Emogine Moor,
       Women's Army Corps
  Scrapbooking Today

Photograph Albums
  W. B. Watson, Porter
  Margaret and Edward
       Gehrke, Adventurers
  Nan Aspinwall,
Frances M. Creech,

  Edith Withers Meyers,
  Sierra Nevada Bunnell,

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