Welk Photograph Collections

Through the generous donation by various individuals a number of photographs have been made part of the Lawrence Welk Collection and are available for public research use. Listed below are those collections for which a finding aid has been developed. A link to the finding aid is provided. A listing of Welk manuscript collections is also available.

Jules and Lois Herman Photograph Collection (Welk Photo Collection 4)
The Herman collection provides a glimpse into the musical careers of Jules and Lois, particularly that of Jules Herman played trumpet in various bands including Lawrence Welk. The images, spanning from the 1930s to the 1960s, include individual and couple portraits, many of the bands in which Jules performed including his own band in St. Paul, Minn., and also a variety of images from the scrapbook in his papers.

Rolly Hogue's Welk Photograph Collection (Welk Photo Collection 1)
The collection includes photographs of groups and individuals as well as a formal photograph of Lawrence Welk, taken mostly when Welk visited North Dakota. Hogue was Welk's scheduling manager when he would visit North Dakota.

Nancy Pearson's Welk Photograph Collection (Welk Photo Collection 3)
Photographs collected by Ms. Pearson documenting Lawrence Welk and members of his musical family, as well as her personal family. Totals over 40 images. No finding aid is currently available.

Lawrence Welk Photograph Collection (Welk Photo Collection 2)
This collection has been assembled by the archives staff of photographs that have come from numerous donors and includes images of Lawrence Welk, his family and the Lawrence Welk orchestra members and performers. All images have come from private donors; no photographs were part of the initial Welk Family donation.