I assume there are on-site and not viewable on the web. I hope I'm wrong.
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From: "Steve Weiss" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 4:44 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Discographical files
>A quick announcement that may be of interest. The Southern Folklife
>Collection just completed processing 46 linear feet of discographical
>files. An inventory to the collection is online at:
> an overview:
> The collection consists of materials related to record labels,
> discographies, and record collecting in the United States and around the
> world, 1907-2006. Materials include record catalogs, discographies, press
> releases, newsletters, record release announcements, promotional
> materials, newspaper and magazine articles, ledgers, and correspondence.
> Also included are collectors' inventories; auction, sale, and "wants"
> lists; collectors' reference guides; and directories of record collectors.
> Some catalogs, on the Capitol, Conqueror, Columbia, Decca, Gennett,
> Harmony, His Master's Voice, King, MGM, Okeh, Parlophone, RCA Victor,
> Regal, Vocalion, and Zonophone labels, date from the 1920s, 1930s, and
> 1940s. There is also a Victor Records catalog from 1907 and a 1924
> Paramount and Black Swan catalog annotated by Paramount producer J. Mayo
> Williams and sociologist Guy B. Johnson. Okeh Records material includes
> original label copy for about 150 records released by Okeh in the 1920s.
> The collection also contains substantial materials related to the American
> Record Corporation, Arhoolie, Bear Family, Champion, County, Edison,
> Romeo, Sugar Hill, and Smithsonian/Folkways record labels. There are less
> inclusive materials relating to many other companies. Ledgers include
> Brunswick and Vocalion ledger sheets from the 1920s, as well as ledgers of
> recordings made by record producer Art Satherley. Among the collectors
> represented are Eugene Earle, John Edwards, Will Roy Hearne, and D.K.
> Wilgus; among those with extensive discographies are Kitty Wells and
> Johnny Cash.
> Steve Weiss
> Director, Southern Folklife Collection
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