Collection A2012-033 - Kenneth McLean Collection of Boswell Sisters Recordings

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US.INSON A2012-033

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Kenneth McLean Collection of Boswell Sisters Recordings


  • 1931 - ? (Creation)


20 linear feet; 16 boxes

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The majority of the collection consists of recordings of the Boswell Sisters with a few recordings by Mamie Smith on 78rpm recordings.

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This collection has not been catalogued.

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Conditions governing access

All material is open to the public without restriction. Copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions.

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The audiovisual materials in this collection are on obsolete media and require specialized equipment for playback. Access copies of these materials must be created prior to use. Consult the Library and Archives staff in advance of your visit to ensure access to these materials is available.

Conditions governing reproduction

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the Great American Songbook Foundation. Music written prior to 1923 is in the public domain. For more information, please consult the staff of the Library & Archives.

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Received from Kenneth McLean on July 9, 2012.

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Archivist's note

AtoM description created by Ashlee James, December 2017.

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