Stan Kenton Research Center

The Stan Kenton Research Center is the physical embodiment of ALL THINGS KENTON.

Located in the most prestigious building in the charming town of Staunton, Virginia, we are in the process of moving into our third floor office in the Masonic Building.

The Collection Includes

  • A substantial collection of Down Beat magazines, dating back to 1938, along with a more modest assortment of other periodicals.
  • CDs, albums, cassettes, and an 8-track tape.
  • Several hundred scores and sets of parts.
  • A set of Conn 16E Mellophoniums.
  • Concert programs and newsletters.
  • A significant digital archive.
  • Memorabilia
  • Books
  • Research notes
  • Much more

The Stan Kenton Research Center has been the recipient of many generous gifts. If anyone has any materials that they feel would add to the collection, please contact us. The Research Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in accordance with the standards and regulations of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Center curator, Terry Vosbein

The front door.

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Our two windows are on the 3rd floor.

Beginning to sort and fill the shelves.

Tony Agostinelli's great newsletter "The Network" has been transcribed and put online.

Several films, including Talk About a Lady, Kenton's 1946 foray into feature film.

Part of the collection of books. An annotated bibliography is online.

More books, including the controversial volumes by Chris Pirie.

Stan Kenton Research Center
13 W Beverley Street
Staunton Virginia 24401

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