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A Wonderful Discovery

Today, while researching for some possible future exhibits, we made a discovery. While going through our Gem of the Mountains Yearbook Digital Collection, in the 1964 yearbook we found that Henry Mancini once performed at the University of Idaho with his orchestra.

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Henry Mancini in the 1964 Gem of the Mountains

Now, for those who may not know, Henry Mancini was a composer, conductor, and arranger. He won Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and a Golden Globe. His film scores include the music for The Pink Panther films and “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, as well as many other incredible movies.

We here in Special Collections enjoy the many works of Henry Mancini and have even been listening to some of his music while working from home. So now that we know he once performed at Memorial Gym, we are not only listening to his music, but…

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