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Scope and Contents This collection consists of one DVD video recording of Jeff Barker, and 122 CD audio recordings, mostly of Jeff Barker performing on theatre organs mainly in New Jersey and New York. The majority of the collection was transferred from reel-to-reel tapes beginning in 2005. While the Jeff Barker recordings span from 1961-2007, most come from 1976-1978. Also included in the Jeff Barker series are telephone conversations with collection donor Alan Van Poznak, which give historical and biographical...
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of the personal collection of Ralph Beaudry, former President of the Los Angeles Theatre Organ Society (LATOS). The materials present a glimpse into the vibrant theatre organ culture in the Los Angeles, California, area during the last half of the 20th century, including 40 years of newspaper clippings pertaining to historic theatres and organs, event invitations, promotional materials, organ specifications, film calendars, concert flyers, and correspondence....
Scope and Contents This is an expansive collection of photographs and negatives most of which are of organs, personalities, and associations related to the theatre organ. Particularly strong areas are the Organ sub-series of Wurlitzer photographs, and the Personalities sub-series of Gaylord Carter, Lyn Larsen, and Ann Leaf.
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of scores collected by Mr. Castillo. Also included in the collection are two scrapbooks: the first scrapbook is marked "Press Clippings" and is full of newspaper clippings pertaining to Castillo's career spanning 1908-1989; the second is marked "1914-1946" and is filled with personal clippings (clippings not directly pertaining to Castillo's career--misc. articles). The scrapbook marked "Press Clippings" also includes a professional headshot inside the...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the business records of Concert Recording Company, a professional organization that specialized in the creation of organ recordings and organ accessories. Due to the behind-the-scenes nature of the materials, these records offer an interesting insider perspective on the organ music scene in the 1970s. Some promotional materials from Concert Company, a division of Concert Recording, are also represented in the collection. One of the strengths of this...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the papers of Rose Diamond from 1931-1974. The collection documents Rose Diamond's performances for the New York City Y.M.C.A. radio program, "Lenton Organ Meditations," as well as her involvement with the Los Angeles Organists Breakfast Club. The papers include personal correspondence, financial records, legal documents concerning the estate of Jascha Bron, manuscripts, photographs, and printed materials. Correspondences include personal letters from other...
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials dated from approximately 1943-1981. The bulk of the collection is dated from 1949-1959 and is mostly comprised of original handwritten and published arrangements, as well as song lyrics created by Lee Erwin. Arrangements Lee Erwin co-authored to accompany Norman Brooks's songs and photocopies of arrangements by other composers are also included in this collection. Printed materials include promotional fliers, press releases, and articles written...
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the manuscripts of theatre organ arranger Charles Evans. While there are some arrangements of hymns and sacred songs, most of the collection contains copies of secular, popular songs. There is one folder of biographical materials, including photographs, plus a complete alphabetical inventory of the arrangements. According to Stan Guy, heir to the Charles Evans estate, "These manuscripts represent [Charles Evans'] life's work and love of music and the...
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials dated from approximately 1938-2008. The bulk of the collection is dated between 1938-1980 and is comprised of performance and souvenir programs from Fox's recitals and concerts at churches and concert halls across the U.S. and internationally. Several of these programs include Virgil Fox's handwritten performance notes. Other printed materials include program proposals, promotional materials, biographies, calendars, newsletters, Virgil Fox's Master Organ...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the papers of Betty Gould from approximately 1910-1985. The collection documents Betty's career as a theatre organist across the country, from her earliest headshots, to her time working with Priscilla "Jean" Holbrook on the twin-console Wurlitzer on Staten Island as "Betty and Jean," to her radio career, and her many concerts at Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa, Arizona. The papers include photographs, printed material, correspondence, and ephemera. The bulk of the...