Document Type


Publication Date



This guide describes the organization and scope of the William Russo archival collection, housed within the College Archives & Special Collections at Columbia College Chicago. William "Bill" Russo (1928-2003) was a composer, conductor, musician, teacher, and author; he was also the founder of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble at Columbia College Chicago, the founder and Director of Chicago Free Theater, and the director of High School Jazz Festival.


For more information, contact College Archives & Special Collections.
To view materials within this collection, please make an appointment.

Click here to view associated digital materials from this collection.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.