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One conductor’s baton that the donor’s family noted was presented to Ralph Schneck by band leader Harry James at the Coconut Grove, Los Angeles, after James had just played He Wears a Pair of Silver Wings, June 30, 1942

 Item — Box: 2, Item: 10
Identifier: Item 10

Scope and Contents

From the Series: The artifacts include memorabilia from Wadesville High School, numerous military artifacts, including foreign currency, pilot’s good luck charms (given by friends), aviation sunglasses, silk gloves (worn under heated flight suits), United States Army Air Corps uniform items and “Hubert” cartoon books. Materials in the series are arranged chronologically, with oversized materials housed separately for preservation purposes.


  • June 30, 1942

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.


From the Series: 1.20 Cubic Feet


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States