Bing Crosby Collection at Gonzaga University

  • Overview
  • Bing Crosby, the American icon, is best known for his classic songs White Christmas, Swinging on a Star and The Bing Crosby Show. With over a half billion records in circulation, he is one of the most successful recording artist of the 20th century. But it all started right here in Spokane Washington where his father built Crosby's boyhood house in 1913. Bing attended Gonzaga University before leaving for Hollywood in 1924. Today, the house is part of Gonzaga University and home to the biggest collection of Bing Crosby memorabilia. The collection includes approximately 1400 records and albums, 800 audio cassettes and 2000 discs of radio shows. The house is free to enter and open to the public Monday-Friday from 9am-4:30pm.