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Kenneth and Norma Jean Trietsch papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3753

Scope and Contents

Collection of cassettes, magazine and newspaper articles, photographs, original music scores, various reels of film, personal papers, electrical items, awards, various pieces of art, manuscripts, and instruments including a 1936 Gibson Plectrum Guitar, a rare 1890 Baritone Sousaphone horn, and a 1937 Gibson Plectrum Banjo.


  • 1924-1987


Conditions Governing Access

Preliminarily processed; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Kenneth Trietsch and Norma Jean Trietsch papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Kenneth Henry Trietsch was born on September 13, 1903, in Muncie, Indiana. In the 1930s, he became the leader- manager and a performer in the group, the "Hoosier Hot Shots," who were involved in many film productions and other performances. He died on September 17, 1987.

Biographical History

Norma Jean Wright Trietsch was born in Coalville, Utah, on Feb. 13, 1909. She was a designer of art glass, a member of the Southern California Association of Advertising Women and active in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She died on Aug. 8, 1989.


10 oversize boxes (10 linear ft.)

1 box (1 linear ft.)

10 items (5 linear ft.)

35 cartons (52.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Kenneth and Norma Jean Trietsch.


Arts and Communications.

Register of Kenneth and Norma Jean Trietsch papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 May 26
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States