Guide to the Music, theatre, and spoken word sound recordings collection 1949-1986

Music, theatre, and spoken word sound recordings C0130

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University Special Collections Research Center
Creator George Mason University. Special Collections Research Center.
Title Music, theatre, and spoken word sound recordings collection
Date 1949-1986
Physical Characteristics 1.25 linear feet (4 boxes)
Abstract This collection contains LP phonograph albums containing a variety of music, oral history, and musical scores. This box was found unlabeled and might be associated with another collection.
Collection Number C0130
Language English

Historical Information

No information of donor or history is known.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains 31 LP phonograph albums including music, musical scores, plays, literature recordings, and speech recordings. The albums span a roughly 40 year period being released between 1949 and the late 1980s. Musical albums include: A Tribute to Woodie Guthrie, Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits, Songs of the Depression, and I Will Win: Songs of the Wooblies. Albums of recorded plays feature playwrights such as William Shakespeare and Arthur Miller. The collection also features original cast recordings of musicals Winnie and Brigham!, a musical based on the life of Brigham Young and contains literary recordings of the works of T.S. Elliot, Frederick Douglass and Lorraine Hansberry.

Several of the albums focus on content related to the Great Depression, unions, American labor, and Folk Music.

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Arrangement note

The collection is not arranged in any specific order.

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Recordings may be protected by copyright laws..

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also holds the Japanese Phonograph collection.

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Index Terms


Folk music--United States
Great Depression
Music--20th century.
Protest songs--United States

Document Types:

Live sound recordings.
Sound recordings.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Music, Theatre, and Spoken Word Sound Recordings, Collection #C0130, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donor unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Korfitzen in 2012. EAD markup completed by Kristen Korfitzen in 2012.

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1 A Tribute to Woody Guthrie Part Two 1972
Noel Coward's Bitter Sweet 1961
George Gershwin's Song Book and Other Music for Piano Solo 1986
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Preformed by Leonard Pennario.
Song Recital (Vol. 1) Lotte Lehmann, Soprano with Eno Balogh at the Piano
What if I am a Woman? Black Women's Speeches Narrated by Ruby Dee With an Introduction by Ossie Davis 1977
Eubie Blake Song Hits 1976
Speeches by Frederick Douglas read by Ossie Davis 1977
Folk Music of the United States 1952
William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew 1960
Songs of the FDR Years 1979
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Roy Berkeley and Tim Woodbridge
2 Hard Times: The Story of the Depression in the Voices of those who Lived It. 1971
Strange, Unusual, Evening: A Santa Barbara Story 1970
Brigham! Original Soundtrack 1976
Arthur Miller's After the Fall 1964
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The Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center
Promised Valley: Suit for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra from the Musical Play 1984
Winnie: Original Cast Recording 1988
1 Judith Anderson in Medea 1949
2 Sir John Gielgud and Miss Irene Worth in Men and Women of Shakespeare 1967
Only the Music: Opera Without Words
3 To be Young, Gifted and Black 1970
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Lorraine Hansberry
Union Train 1975
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Joe Glazer
I Will Win: Songs of the Wobblies 1977
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Joe Glazer
The Cradle Will Rock 1964
The Labour Stage Production: Pins and Needles 1962
Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits 1967
Living Shakespeare: Hamlet 1961
Songs of the Depression
Negro Songs of Protest 1973
Songs of Complaint and Protest 1977
4 Twentieth Century Poetry in English: Contemporary Recordings of the Poets Reading Their Own Poems 1949
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T.S. Eliot
The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Country Music 1981
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