From a facebook 78 group post - if there's particular interest I can put
you in contact with her:
My grandfather Ray Mayhew had a dance band in the late 1930s and 1940s.
His band was mostly a family band based in northern Illinois. My mother
played the piano and sang. My grandfather was the oldest brother to Wendell
(Gus) Mayhew, Jack Mayhew, Bob Mayhew, and Nye Mayhew, who were all
professional musicians from the late 1920’s on
My sister inherited all of his orchestrations ( I think that is the correct
term) for the music that was popular at that time. This music may only be
the piano arrangements. I know nothing about this, just guessing.
She wishes to dispose of them as she is selling her house and moving into
an apartment. My question is: are there people who collect this and would
be interested in having this.? All of it has been in a plastic tub in a
garage for many years and is somewhat fragile.