Collection Mss 010 - Will Friedwald Sound Recording Collection

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US.INSON Mss 010

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Title

Will Friedwald Sound Recording Collection

Date(s)

  • 1935 - 2010 (Publication)

Extent

90 linear feet; 59 boxes

Name of creator

(1961 -)

Biographical history

Will Friedwald is an American author as well as jazz and cabaret critic. He has authored nine books and nearly five hundred liner notes for compact discs, for which he has received eight Grammy nominations. He has written for newspapers and magazines include Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Sun, The Village Voice, Vanity Fair, BBC Music Magazine, and Oxford American, among other publications.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of 3,500+ LP recordings, 78 rpm recordings, video discs and radio transcription discs. The LP collection includes Broadway cast recordings, jazz, blue, swing, Western swing, and novelty albums.

System of arrangement

The LP collection has been cataloged using the Library of Congress classification system. Catalog records for these LPs can be found in our LibraryWorld catalog (link can be found on homepage).

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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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Technical access

Some of the audiovisual materials in the collection are on obsolete media. 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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Finding aids

The attached finding aid represents the original order of the collection as received. As the published items are cataloged, they are filed as part of the Foundation’s library collections and will no longer be found in the box numbers listed in the inventory.

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Received from Will Friedwald in New York City on July 21, 2010.

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  • Processing information: Processing and cataloging ongoing.
  • Citation: Will Friedwald Collection, The Great American Songbook Foundation.

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Archivist's note

AtoM description created by Ashlee James, November 2017.

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