RAY AVERY COLLECTION
1860-1888. ca. 1920-1986.
[Bulk: ca. 1920-1975]
10.5 linear feet
3 volumes and 17 audio discs
Center for Popular Music
May 1989 Ellen Garrison
Updated 2007 Lucinda Cockrell
Table of Contents
Ray Avery Collection 86-009
Provenance ............................................ 3
Biographical Sketch.................................... 3
Scope and Content Note ................................ 4
I. Black History Subject Files ................... 5
II. "Jazz Scrapbook" ............................. 5
IV. Subject Files ................................ 6
V. Record Covers ................................. 6
VI. Record Company Announcements ................. 6
VII. Performer Files ............................. 6
A. Paul Whiteman ....................... 7
B. Ferdinand Grofe ..................... 7
C. Duke Ellington ...................... 8
D. Johnny Mercer ....................... 8
VIII. Personal Mementos ............................... 8
Box and Folder List ................................... 9
Transferred to Book Collection ........................ 15
Appendix II. Materials Transferred to
Sound Recording Collection ............................ 16
Appendix III. Other Materials Transferred ............. 23
Appendix IV. Sound Archivist's Log .................... 25
Appendix V. Ray Avery’s Photographs Transferred........ 26
Scrapbooks Preservation/Photocopies.................... 27
RAY AVERY COLLECTION
10.5 linear feet including
3 volumes, photographs and 17 audio discs
DATES: 1860-1888. ca. 1920-1986. [Bulk: ca. 1920-1975.]
The manuscripts described herein were received from Ray
Avery, Los Angles,
When received from Ray Avery this collection included books about black history, especially black music and musicians, and sound recordings by black and/or jazz musicians. These materials, which are listed in Appendices I and II, have been transferred to the book and sound recording collections. All other books and song folios, photographs and vertical file materials not appropriate to the series with which they were filed have also been transferred to other collections; these materials are listed in Appendix III along with materials which have been filed in oversize cabinets.
As received this collection also included ca. 1400 hundred pieces of sheet music, which have been maintained as a separate unit within the sheet music collection. A substantial portion of this material consists of series of plantation (black stereotype) songs, rags, and jazz blues titles. Also included are series of early lithographs; E.T. Paul covers; patriotic songs; songs from World War I, World War II and other wars; and songs about automobiles and flying machines and small sets with artifact value, with dance names in the title, from motion pictures and topical (e.g. sinking of the Titanic) songs. Sheet music filed with manuscripts has been filed at the end of the Avery sheet music collection.
Ray Avery completed high school at
While a student at UCLA he began collecting jazz music,
an interest which led him to open a rare record store specializing in jazz in
1948. By 1968 he not only operated two
stores (one in
SCOPE and CONTENT:
This collection of manuscripts, printed ephemeral materials, sound recordings, monographs and sheet music assembled by Ray Avery reflects his lifelong interest in and career involvement with jazz music and his interest in black history which developed from his musical interests.
Included in the manuscript portion of the collection are
concert announcements, programs and posters; newspaper and magazine clippings;
newsletters from jazz and black history organizations; discographies, some
compiled by Avery; record company advertisements and posters; press releases
from performers, promoters and venues; and other miscellaneous materials
organized by Avery in three series: black history subject files; a "jazz
scrapbook", and subject files. The last series also contains information
on other aspects of American entertainment, particularly in the Los Angles,
Additional information on jazz may be found in the collection
of flyers, broadsides, programs and other mementos which document several trips
Avery made to
Two additional series, one of record company announcements and one of record covers (primarily from multi-disc sets of 78s), along with the sound recordings listed in Appendix II document the portrayal of blacks and black history in recorded American music as well as performances by black entertainers and other jazz musicians. Similar information on the portrayal of blacks in printed American music may be found in the collection of sheet music which Avery donated to the Center.
Avery also collected concert programs, business papers,
clippings, photographs, correspondence, manuscript sheet music, manuscript
sound recordings and other documents from four performers influential in the
development of American popular music, especially jazz: Paul Whiteman,
Ferdinand Grofe, Johnny Mercer and Duke Ellington. Included in this series (which is organized
in four subseries) are manuscript sound discs recorded by Ferdinand Grofe, Bing
Crosby and others and diaries, 1860-1888, kept by two of Grofe's
grandfathers. The sound discs have been
transferred to digital audio tape and described by the Center audio
specialist. Logs of these tapes can be
found in Appendix IV along with a log of tapes copied from similar materials held
Two scrapbooks filed at the end of the collection include not only personal mementos created and/or collected by Avery but also materials from jazz festivals around the world which he attended and a brief 16 mm color film of a commercial for his Los Angles record store.
Series I: Black History Subject Files
.75 l.f. (
Concert announcements, newspaper and magazine clippings, newsletters, and miscellaneous announcements about black performers and entertainers; political and social leaders; cultural events; museums; and research collections. Also black history postage stamps and a few scattered photographs and artifacts. Arranged alphabetically by person/subject.
Note: Related and/or overlapping material on black jazz
performers and organizations is filed in Series II: "Jazz Scrapbook"
and Series III,
Series II: "Jazz Scrapbook"
.75 l.f. (
(This material was labeled "Jazz Scrapbook" by Ray Avery but was in fact an accordion folder of loose clippings and other material which have been filed in folders.)
Newspaper and magazine clippings; Avery's typescripts of biographical/discographical material, some copied from elsewhere; concert and club announcements; discographies; record advertisements; posters; press releases; and scattered periodicals and similar materials related to jazz music. Arranged alphabetically by performer/organization/subject/venue/title.
Note: Related material on some black jazz performers is
found in Series I, Black History Subject Files, Series III,
.75 l.f. (
The Averys appear to have made three trips to
The early (black and white) photographs include tourist
attractions, performers and
Series IV. Subject Files
4.5 l.f. (
Clippings, concert announcements, correspondence,
scattered issues of periodicals and other miscellaneous materials related to
American entertainment, primarily in the Los Angles,
Note: Avery at times filed multiple copies of items in
different locations within the series (i.e. a festival flyer may appear under
Note: Related material on black performers is found in
Series I, Black History Subject Files.
Related material on selected jazz artists is found in Series II
"Jazz Scrapbook". Related
Series V. Record Covers
1.25 l.f. (
Covers from multi-disc sets, primarily 78s, and albums by/about black music and musicians and/or related to jazz and jazz events (e.g. festivals). Some but not all appear to have been removed from discs collected by Avery which are listed in Appendix II. The covers are arranged first alphabetically by company name, then by issue number, except that covers for which no company was apparent were filed first.
Series VI. Record Company Announcements
.50 l.f. (
Promotional postcards sent to dealers, 1970-ca.1985, by record companies. Typically these announcements have artwork on one side and critical praise on the other. Announcements for radio programs give the dates, stations and cities airing the programs. Country, pop, jazz and other artists are represented. Also scattered ticket stubs, primarily for the Monteray Jazz Festival. Arranged alphabetically by performer.
Series VII. Performer Files
1.00 l.f. 20
manuscript sound recordings. (
This series consists of materials by and about 4 performers arranged in sub-series by performer: (A)Paul Whiteman; (B)Ferde Grofe; (C)Duke Ellington; and (D) Johnny Mercer. Material in all sub-series except (C) appears to have been in the possession of the performer named at one time.
Note: In this series duplicates within files/subseries were removed; those which appeared in more than one sub-series were not. Sheet music by Whiteman, Mercer
and Ellington filed in subseries A, C, and D has been removed and filed at the end of the Ray Avery sheet music collection.
A note about photographs located in the Performer Files Series VII: Some photographs were transferred from the Iconographic biographical files to Manuscripts in 1998. Subjects include Duke Ellington, Ferde Grofe, Johnny Mercer, and Paul Whiteman. The original photographs are in a box labeled Ray Avery Photographs Box 1/1 located in the Manuscripts section of the stacks. Photocopies of photographs are filed in the subseries locations and indicated as such.
Subseries A: Paul Whiteman
.25 l.f. (
Concert programs, sheet music and photographs (photocopies) of Paul Whiteman and/or his band including Ferde Grofe, arranged as listed.
Subseries B: Ferdinand Grofe
1860-1888. ca. 1920-1970.
1.00 l.f. 17 manuscript sound recordings. (
Radio scripts, manuscript and annotated printed music, clippings, photographs (photocopies), biographical releases, programs and announcements documenting the performing and composing career of Ferdinand Grofe. Scattered personal correspondence and business and legal records. Diaries and daybooks, 1860-1888, kept by Grofe's grandfather Bernard Bierlich, who was concert master of the Los Angles symphony, and another grandfather, who was a chemist in Germany. Scrapbook of clippings, programs and scattered correspondence tracing Grofe's career, 1924-1929. [Similar volumes are held by the Library of Congress.] The sub-series is arranged by source/type of material as listed.
15 sound discs, ca. 1940's. Home recordings in a variety of sizes, speeds and media including Grofe's "Death Valley Suite" performed by the Wayne State University Band and an interview with Grofe by WDET; several popular songs performed by Grofe's granddaughter Francis; "Prisoner of Love" performed by Bing Crosby(?); and a number of piano, vocal and orchestral renditions of popular songs and of compositions by Grofe performed by unidentified musicians. The log made by the audio specialist (Appendix IV) when these discs were transferred to digital audio tape in April 1989 lists the contents of each disc in detail.
Appendix IV also includes a log of audio tape copies of
similar sound discs held by
Also two glass discs recorded by NBC which are labelled "Ferdinand Grofe's March for Americans 14 May 1944" and "Ferdinand Grofe's 'Sob Sister'" which were not playable and therefore were not transferred to digital tape.
All discs are filed with other manuscript sound
recordings. Digital audio tape copies
(TCD-0082 A/B) of Center discs and of discs held by
Subseries C: Duke Ellington
.25 l.f. (
Clippings, sheet music, photographs (photocopies), programs and announcements from concerts and other appearances including "Ellington '86", Duke Ellington Jazz Society publications and miscellaneous materials, arranged as listed. Note: Material
about Ellington is also located in Series I, Black History Subject Files and Series III, Jazz Scrapbook.
Subseries D: Johnny Mercer
.25 l.f. (
Sheet music; clippings (mostly related to movie "Second Chorus"); photographs (photocopies); business and personal correspondence to, from, and about Mercer, 1953-1981; Christmas cards send by Mercer; manuscript sheet music; and an undated list of Mercer's published songs, arranged as listed.
Series VIII. Personal Mementos
.5 l.f. (2 volumes) (
Clippings, ticket stubs, postcards, business cards,
membership cards, and assorted mementos created and/or collected by Avery and
arranged by him in two scrapbooks. Much
of this material documents Avery's own career and personal life. Some materials are from jazz festivals around
the world. Some materials are duplicated
in other series (i.e., II, Jazz Scrapbook, III,
Lists of (1) monographs transferred to the book collection arranged alphabetically by author (Appendix I); (2) materials transferred to the sound recording collection, arranged first by speed, then by label and issue number (Appendix II); (3) other materials transferred elsewhere and/or filed in oversize (Appendix III) and (4) a log of the digital audio tapes made by Center staff from the Ferde Grofe sound discs along with a log of tapes copied from similar materials held by Trinity College, Hartford CT (Appendix IV) follow.
The Center sheet music data base contains item-level information on the Ray Avery sheet music collection and is searchable through the InMagic database.
Materials Transferred to Book Collection
Materials Transferred to Sound Recording Collection
Other Materials Transferred
Log of Audio Tapes Copied from Original Discs at
RAY AVERY COLLECTION
Box and Folder List
Series Folder Title Box/Folder
I. Black History Subject Files
I - J 2/1
P - Q 2/7
U - V 2/11
X - Y - Z 2/13
Misc. Photographs 2/14
II. Jazz Scrapbook
I - J 3/9
O - P 4/3
Q - R 4/4
U - V 4/7
X - Y - Z 4/9
Black & White Photos 6/1,2,3
Color Slides 7/1,2,3
Color Photos 7/4,5
IV. Subject Files
Big Band 8/5
Billboard Magazine 8/6
Blue Parrot 8/8
Book & Discographies 8/10
Buck, George 8/11
Copyright Records 8/17
Esquire's 1946 Jazz 9/5
Garber, Jan 10/2
Glen Island Casino 10/4
Goodman, Benny 10/5
Graver, Joanne 10/7
Hession, Jim 10/9
Institute For Jazz Studies 10/12
International Assoc. of Jazz
Record Collectors 10/13
Jazz Clubs 11/3
Jazz Forum 11/4
Jazz Heritage Foundation 11/5
Jazz (Misc.) 11/6
Jolson, Al 11/7
Jones, Spike 11/8
Kenton, Stan 11/10
Laine, Cleo 12/3
Le Cafe' 12/4
McCabe's Concerts 12/6
Melody Maker ["Collector's
Miller, Glen 13/1
Mills Bros. 13/2
Music Publications 13/5
Nichols, Ray 14/2
Playboy Festival 14/7
Preservation Hall 14/8
Presley, Elvis 14/9
Rag Times 15/3
Rare Records [Avery's Store] 15/5
Rawls, Lou 15/6
Record Catalogues 16/1
The Record Changer 16/2
Rose, Boris 16/4
Seating Charts 16/6
Sheet Music 16/8
Show Composers 16/9
Society For Early Recorded Music 16/10
So. Bay New
Time-Life Jazz 17/2
Times Jazz Club 17/3
Toshiko/ Tabackin 17/4
U - V 17/6
UCLA Concerts 17/7
Vallee, Rudy 17/8
Winding, Kai 17/10
World Jazz Assoc. 17/11
WW II Song Titles 17/12
X - Y - Z 17/13
V. Record Covers
Unknown - Clef 18/-
Disc - Vox 20/-
VI. Record Company Announcements
E - F 21/5
I - J 21/8
N - O - P 22/2
Q - R 22/3
U - V 22/6
X - Y - Z 22/8
VII. Performers: Whiteman
VII. Performers: Grofe
Radio Scripts 24/1
Manuscripts & Annotated Music 24/2
Printed Music 24/3
Correspondence/ Personal 25/1
Business/ Legal Records 25/2
Programs/ Announcements 25/3
Account/ Day Book 1867 26/1
Account/ Day Book 1872 - 73 26/2
Account/ Day Book 1873 26/3
Account/ Day Book 1873 26/4
Account/ Day Book 1874 26/5
Account/ Day Book 1874 - 75 26/6
Account/ Day Book 1875 26/7
Account/ Day Book 1876 26/8
Account/ Day Book 1876 - 77 26/9
Account/ Day Book 1877 - 78 26/10
Account/ Day Book 1878 - 79 26/11
Account/ Day Book 1879 26/12
Account/ Day Book 1880 26/13
Account/ Day Book 1880 - 81 26/14
Account/ Day Book 1881 - 82 26/15
Account/ Day Book 26/16
Ledger 1871 - 74 26/17
Ledger 1871 26/18
Ledger 1871 - 72 26/19
Ledger 1871 - 72 26/20
Ledger 1872 - 75 26/21
Ledger 1876 - 80 26/22
Diary pp 1 - 24 26/23
Diary pp 25 - 48 26/24
Diary pp 49 - 72** 26/25
Diary pp 109 - 120 26/26
Diary pp 121 - 132 26/27
Diary pp 133 - 144 26/28
Diary pp 145 - 156 26/29
Diary pp 157 - 168 26/30
Diary pp 169 - 180 26/31
Diary pp 181 - 192 26/32
Diary pp 193 - 204 26/33
Diary pp 205 - 216 26/34
Diary pp 217 - 228 26/35
Diary pp 229 - 240 26/36
Diary pp 241 - 252 26/37
Diary pp 253 - 264 26/38
Diary pp 265 - 276 26/39
Diary pp 277 - 288 26/40
Diary pp 289 - 300 26/41
Diary pp 301 - 312 26/42
Diary pp 313 - 324 26/43
Diary pp 325 - 348 26/44
Diary pp 349 - 360 26/45
Diary pp 361 - 372 26/46
Diary pp 373 - 384 26/47
Diary pp 385 - 396 26/48
Diary pp 397 - 408 26/49
Diary pp 409 - 420 26/50
Bierlich Misc. 26/51
Atlas - Elsa Johanna Beirlich 26/52
** Diary pages 73 - 108 are missing.
VII. Performers: Mercer
Sheet Music 28/1
Corrrrespondence & Personal 28/4
Christmas Cards 28/5
Manuscripts & Typescripts 28/6
VII. Performers: Ellington
Sheet Music 29/2
Programs/ Announcements 29/4
D. Ellington Jazz Society 29/5
Ellington '86 29/6
VIII. Personal Mementos
Scrapbook (Postcards I) 30/-
Sheet Music Inventory 30/-
Scrapbook (Postcards II) 31/-
*Transferred to box labeled “Ray Avery Photographs” 1/1
Black History Materials Transferred
to Book Collection
Baldwin, James. GIOVANNI'S ROOM. Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1956.
Clark, Kenneth B. DARK GHETTO. Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1965.
Cleaver, Eldridge. SOUL ON ICE. Dell Publishing Co., Inc.,1968.
Courlander, Harold. NEGRO FOLK MUSIC,
Davis, Jr., Sammy; Boyar, Jane; Boyar, Burt. YES I CAN: THE STORY OF SAMMY DAVIS, JR. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965.
Demijohn, Thom. BLACK
Dennis, Denise; Willmarth, Susan. BLACK HISTORY FOR BEGINNERS. Writers and Readers Publishing Coorporative, Ltd. and Writers and Readers Publishing, Inc., 1984.
Doctorow, E. L. RAGTIME. Random House, Inc., 1974.
Franklin, John Hope. RECONSTRUCTION: AFTER THE CIVIL WAR.
Gaines, Ernest J., THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN. The Dial Press, 1971.
Hughes, Langston; Meltzer, Milton. A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF
THE NEGRO IN
Kiersh, Edward. WHERE ARE YOU NOW, BO DIDDLEY? Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1986.
Kirwan, Albert D. THE REVOLT OF THE REDNECKS.
Liebling, A. J. THE EARL OF
Liebow, Elliot. TALLY'S CORNER: A STUDY OF STREETCORNER MEN. Little, Brown and Company (Inc.), 1967.
Mayer, Robert A. BLACKS IN
Pratt, Fletcher. CIVIL WAR IN PICTURES. Garden City Books, 1955.
Romero, Patricia W. IN BLACK
Smith, Lillian. STRANGE FRUIT.
Terry, Robert W. FOR WHITES ONLY. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1970.
Tweedle, John. A LASTING IMPRESSION: A COLLECTION OF
PHOTOGRAPHS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. University of
Woodward, C. Vann. THE STRANGE CAREER OF JIM CROW. 3nd
Woodward, C. Vann. THE STRANGE CAREER OF JIM CROW. 2nd
Materials Transferred to Sound
78s, arranged by label/issue number:
ALPHA. 1002. Neil Lawrence and the Joe Hembree Trio. Lou'siana voodoo man/ Two of a kind.
DECCA. 1526. Ambrose and His Orchestra. Deep Henderson/ Cotton picker's congregation.
EMERSON. 1034. Emerson Military Band. Mammy o'mine/ Tell me.
GENNETT. 4945. Billy Jones. Three o'clock in the morning/ Ernast Hare. Coal black mammy.
HYTONE. L- 69. Fred Van Eps.
JAZZ MAN. Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band. Muskrat ramble/ Smokey mokes.
JAZZ MAN. [Number 5] Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band.
Cake walking babies/
MASTERPIECE. 8523. Male Chorus. My old
MELOTONE. 6-10-11. Rudy Vallee and His
MONARCH/ VICTOR RECORD. 285. Metropolitan Opera.
MONARCH/ VICTOR RECORD. 2915. Bob Roberts. Oysters and clams.
OKEH. 4067. Evelyn Cox-Joseph Phillips. When two hearts discover/ Crescent Trio. Picknanny blues.
OKEH. 4456. Billy Jones and Ernast Hare. Ten little
fingers and little toes/ Shannon Four.
OKEH. 4704. Ernast Hare. Wagset watermelon/ Jack and the beanstalk.
PEACOCK. 1753. Otis Jackson. The life story of Madame Betune - part one/ part two.
PURITAN. 11011. Henry Burr. Picknanny blues/ Qula Helena Evans. Let the rest of the world go by.
SILVERTONE. 47037. Vocal Quartette. Mammy's little coal black rose.
STANDARD DISC RECORD. 3094. [Baritone solo].
STANDARD DISC RECORD. 3494. [Baritone and tenor duet]. Susan, kiss me good and hard.
STANDARD DISC RECORD. 3611. [Baritone and tenor duet]. Lovin' time.
VICTOR. 5636. Edwin Whitney. The darky and the boys.
VICTOR. 16079. Arthur Pryor's Band. On
VICTOR. 16104. Haydn Quartet. I'se gwine back to Dixie/
VICTOR. 16149. Peerless Quartet. Moonlight on the lake/ Victor minstrels no. 10 (Bye, bye, my sailor boy/ Good bye, Honey, good bye). (2 variants).
VICTOR. 16215. Arthur Collins. Every little bit, added to what you've got, makes just a little bit more/ Any rags.
VICTOR. 16218. Haydn Quartet.
VICTOR. 16507. Frank C. Stanley Peerless Quartet. Big Bass Viol (Bohamon)/ Golden and Hughes. Epitaphs, or two darkys in a cemetery.
VICTOR. 16531. Harlan and Stanley. Tramp, tramp,tramp/ Peerless Quartet. Old Black Joe.
VICTOR. 16540. Golden and Hughes. Down in
VICTOR. 16686. Haydn Quartet. Old dog tray/ Billy Murray. Hear dem bells.
VICTOR. 16729. Arthur Pryor's Band. Pretty black eyed Susan/ Collins and Harlan. Yucatana man.
VICTOR. 17011. Golden and Hughes. Aunt Mandy/ Arthur Collins. The ghost of the banjo coon.
VICTOR. 17020. Collins and Harlan. Everybody's doing it now/ Golden and Hughes. Darktown poets.
VICTOR. 17039. Elsie Baker. Pickaninny's lullaby/ John Barnes Wells. Mammy's song.
VICTOR. 17097. Henry Burr. Tell me, Sweet Rose/ Peerless. Quartet. Down de Lover's Lane.
VICTOR. 17256. Billy Golden.
VICTOR. 17305. Haydn Quartet. In the evening by the
moonlight (Old plantation air)/ Marguerite Dunlap.
VICTOR. 17369. Guido Gialdini. Love's smile waltz/ Fred van Eps. Frolic of the coons.
VICTOR. 17465. Victor Military Band. Peg o' my heart- One
step or turkey trot/
VICTOR. 17650. Morton Harvey. I want to go back to
VICTOR. 17688. Tuskegee Institute Singers. Go down Moses/ I want to be like Jesus.
VICTOR. 17818. Ralph Bingham. Mrs. Rastus at the
telephone/ Jests from
VICTOR. 17918. Olive Kline- Elsie Baker Marguerite Dunlap. Go to sleep, my dusky baby/ Rockin' time.
VICTOR. 18116. Fred Van Eps Daly's reel- One step and buck dance/ Medley of southern melodies.
VICTOR. 18127. Venetian Trio. Old folks at home (
VICTOR. 18174. Victor Military Band. Nigger blues- Fox trot/ Joe Turner blues- Medley fox trot.
VICTOR. 18183. Orpheus Quartet. Mammy's little coal black rose/ When evening shadows fall. (5).
VICTOR. 18195. Orpheus Quartet. Carry me back to old Virginny/ Peerless Quartet. Darling Nellie Gray.
VICTOR. 18225. American Quartet. How's every little thing
VICTOR. 18231. Ralph Bingham. Goldstein behind the bars/ Mrs. Rastus Johnson at the wedding. (2).
VICTOR. 18237. Tuskegee Institute Singers. (1)
VICTOR. 18376. Six Brown Brothers. The Darktown Strutters' Ball- Fox trot/ Van Eps Trio. Razzberries- One-step.
VICTOR. 18394. Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band. Li'l' Liza Jane- One step/ Coon band contest- Fox trot. (3).
VICTOR. 18587. Ralph Bingham. Mrs. Rastus Johnson's joy ride/ Brother Jones' sermon.
VICTOR. 18615. Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra. Waiting- Medley fox trot/ Mammy o' Mine- Medley one-step.(2 copies).
VICTOR. 18617. All Star Trio. Alcholic blues-Medley fox trot/ Jerry-Medley fox trot.
VICTOR. 18698. The Benson Orchestra of
VICTOR. 18730. Peerless Quartet. My mammy/ Albert Campbell - Henry Burr. Underneath Hawiian Skies.
VICTOR. 18737. Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra. My mammy-Medley fox trot/ Humming-Medley fox trot.
VICTOR. 18815. "Black Face" Eddie Ross. Ross' dog trot/ Ross' reel.
VICTOR. 18825. Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra. Weep no more my mammy-Fox trot/ April showers-Fox trot.
VICTOR. 18908. Peerless Quartet. Rock me in my Swanee
cradle/ Sterling Trio. Old
VICTOR. 18939. Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra. Coal black mammy-Fox trot/Tricks-Fox trot.
VICTOR. 19013. Shannon Quartet.
VICTOR. 19087. The
VICTOR. 19125. The
VICTOR. 19227. Marian Anderson.
VICTOR. 19343. Shannon Quartet. Little
VICTOR. 20093. "Sam 'n' Henry". Sam's speech at the colored lodge/ Sam 'n' Henrey at the fortune tellers.
VICTOR. 20976. Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orchestra. Wherever you are-Fox trot/ Headin' for Harlem-Fox trot.
VICTOR. 21842. Utica Institute Jubilee Singers. Balm in
VICTOR. 25106. Paul Robeson. The killing song/
VICTOR. 25261. Victor Dance Orchestra. Moon winks-Three step/ Cake walk.
VICTOR. 25746. Eve Symington. La petite amie/ Blackman's lullaby.
VICTOR RECORD. 1416.Haydn Quartet Medley of plantation songs.
VICTOR RECORD. 1862. George Graham. Colored funeral.
VICTOR RECORD. 1997. Haydn Quartet. My old
VICTOR RECORD. 2519. Arthur Collins. Any rags?.
VICTOR RECORD. 2672. Haydn Quartet. Old plantation scenes no. 2 - The old cabin home.
VICTOR RECORD. 2673. Haydn Quartet. Old plantation scenes no. 3 - The wanderer's return.
VICTOR RECORD. 2931. Miss Quinn and Mr. Thompson/
VICTOR RECORD. 4110. Bob Roberts. You must think I'm Santa Claus.
VICTOR RECORD. 4345. Haydn Quartet. In the evening by the moonlight.
VICTOR RECORD. 4515. Billy Golden.
VICTROLA. 64564. Alma Gluck. I'se gwine back to
VICTROLA. 64697. Mabel Garrison. Little
VOCALION. 14315. The
VOCALION. 14338. Criterion Male Quartet.
VOCALION. 14376. Criterion Male Quartet. Honey, I wants yer now/ De sandman.
VOCALION. 14482. Criterion Male Quartet. Ole Uncle Moon/ Mammy's lullaby.
ZON-O-PHONE RECORD. 456. Hagar's Orchestra. Darkies tickle
45s, arranged by label/issue number:
AFFIE RECORDS. AR 301. Henry Love & No. 1 Explosion. Black child crying/ 186,000 miles per second.
AMANDA. 45-401. The
BEATRIX RECORDS. 45-622. Billy Daniels. "Maybe God is black"/ "Our own living love song".
BLACK FORUM. B20000F. Elaine Brown. "No time"/ "Until we're free.
BUDDAH RECORDS. BDA 197. Three Rivers Blues Band. Captain
CONDOR. C-200. Broad Street Gang. Free the black man's chains.
COTILLION. 45-44138. Brook Benton. A black child can't smile.
DYNAMO RECORDS. D-134. Inez and Charlie Foxx and Their Mockin' Band. "We got a chance to be free"/ "Speed ticket".
EDSEL. 787. Harold Jackson and the Jackson Brothers. The freedom riders/ Travelin'.
ERA RECORDS. 3177. Tommy Mosley. Wishing well/ Big fat
ESP-DISC. ESP-4561 DJ. Jerry Moore. Ballad of
EXELLO RECORDS. 45-8009. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remaining awake through a great revolution - Part 1/ Part 2.
FLYING DUTCHMAN. FD 26006. Rosko. A love supreme/ Bob Theile Emergency. Lament for John Coltrane.
FLYING DUTCHMAN. FD-26011. Gil Scott-Heron with Pretty Purdie & the Playboys. Home is where the hatred is/ The revolution will not be televised.
FLYING DUTCHMAN. FD-26015. Gil Scott-Heron with Pretty Purdie & the Playboys. Lady Day and John Coltrane/ Save the Children. (2 copies).
FOGGY LOVE. 45-901. Dale Kahr & Christy Boughn. Black is black/ Moon child.
G.N.P. GNP-153X. Paul Bley Quartet. Porgy/ I remember
GOOD TIME JAZZ. 45073. Firehouse Five Plus Two. Lonesome railroad blues/Runnin' wild.
GORDY. G-7023. Rev. Martin Luther King. I have a dream/
GORDY. GEP-906. Rev. Martin Luther King. 1. Segregation is wrong 2. Urgency of Moment/ 1. The price of freedom 2. I have a dream.
HERB JEFFERIES. RRE-101/ REE-102. Herb Jefferies with Richard Hazard and his Orchestra. The conqueror/ The heart of a woman.
HI RECORDS. 5N-2298. Heinsight.
IMPERIAL RECORDS. 66327. Danny Wagner and the Kindred
JAMAL. MS 3170. J. Gwanga and African Explision. African sausage/ Szaba-Szaba.
JAN MAR RECORDS. JA-309. Doye O'Dell. Freight Train Goin' Home/ Old Jimmy.
JEWEL RECORDS. JEWEL 277. Bill Moss and the Celestials. A
prayer for the
JEWEL RECORDS. JEWEL 843. Don Evans. The black American/
The Black Americans.
JEWEL RECORDS. SL 1637.
JOKER RECORDS. 711. Ricardo King. This is the moment/ At the Harlem Center. (2 copies).
KAPP. K-436X. State Choir of Southwestern Michigan,
KIRSHNER. 63-5006. The Globetrotters. Gravy/ Cheer me up.
KIRSHNER. SPS-45-257. The Globetrotters. Duke of Earl.
LINTERNA MUSICA. SP 1285-012. Clonicos. Hande/ in-out/ Aspetti diversi.
M-G-M. K13927 SS. Kim Weston. Lift ev'ry voice and sing/
MALA RECORDS. M-12,025. Nikki Lee. And black is beautiful/ Faith within. (3 copies).
MAN-CHILD RECORDS. 5001. The Sister's Love. This time tomorrow/ I know you love me.
MIRA RECORDS. 236. The Afro Blues Quintet Plus One. Let my people go/ Afro-rock.
ODE. ODE-66011. Meery Clayton. Lift ev'ry voice and sing (mono)/ Lift ev'ry voice and sing (stereo).
PRODIGAL. P-0623F. Joe Frazier. Little dog heaven/ What ya gonna do when the rain starts fallin'.
PROSCENIUM RECORDS. PR-251. The Freedom Riders. The Klan song/ Part of it.
PYE RECORDS. PYE 71012. Johnny Wakelin & The
RCA VICTOR. 47-8262. Odetta. Got my mind on freedom/ It's a mighty world.
REVUE. R-11065. Jimmy Graham. We shall overcome/ Love can't be modernized.
STAX RECORDS. STA-0007. The Staple Singers. Long walk to D.C./ Stay with us. (2 copies).
STAX. 45-248. William Bell. Every man oughta have a woman/ A tribute to a King.
TWINIGHT RECORDS. 125. Sly Johnson. Let them hang high/ Is it because I'm black.
UA LATINO. LT-XW380-W.
VANGUARD. VRS-35051. Perrey-Kingsley. Visa to the stars/ Spooks in space.
W.I.P. V.I.P.25054. The Spinners. Message from a blackman.
Audio Cassettes, arranged by label/issue number:
MCA. MCAC-2094. The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings.
WARNER BROS. 3036. Alex Haley Tells the Story of His Roots.
Other Materials Transferred
Special Collections-Scores-Secular Choral Vocal
WILLIAMS COLORED SINGERS. SP-045148
Bairnsfather, Bruce. THE BYSTANDER'S FRAGMENTS FROM
BRITISH MINSTRELSIE. Volume II. T.C. and E.C. Jack, n.d.
Kiersch, Edward. WHERE ARE YOU NOW BO DIDDLEY?. Doubleday, 1986.
THE MOST POPULAR SONGS OF PATRIOTISM. Hinds, Hayden and Eldredge, Inc., 1916.
Solberg, Thorvald. THE PRESENT INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT SITUATION: THREATS OF REPRISAL. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, 1934.
*ARMY HIT KIT OF POPULAR SONGS. March, 1943.
JAZZ TIMES. May-September, November, 1986.
*RAG BABY. October, 1965. (Accompanying 7" 33rpm transferred to sound recordings)
* serial vertical file
BOOGIE-WOOGIE TIDBITS. David Carr Glover.
DUKE ELLINGTON'S RHYTHMOOD.
E.T. PAULL'S MARCH FOLIO. New and Revised Edition. (2 copies)
E.T. PAULL'S NOVELTIES AND
E.T. PAULL'S SPECIAL MANDOLIN OR VIOLIN GUITAR AND PIANO COLLECTION. No. 1.
JOHNNY MERCER SONGBOOK.
Flack, Roberta with Donny Hathaway
John, Elton (2)
Prince/Andre Cymone/Pepe Williams
Unknown Country-Western (4)
Appalachian Arts and Crafts (filed: FOLKLORE-APPALACHIAN)
Boston Symphony Orchestra (filed: CONCERTS)
"Foxy" (filed: MUSICAL REVUES, COMEDIES, ETC.)
Grammy Award Posters. 1979. 1979. 1981. (filed: GRAMMY AWARDS)
R.C.A. Victor Red Seal Recording Artists stand-up poster series including E. Power Biggs, Alexander Brailowsky. Desire Defauw, Mischa Ellman, Arthur Fielder, William Primrose, Robert Shaw and Thomas L. Thomas (filed: R.C.A. VICTOR)
* not oversize
Log of Audio Tapes Copied from
Ferde Grofe Recordings
19 A Semon Recording Laboratory 716 Wilshire Blvd.
Ferde and Anne Grofe at two
pianos* Mardi Gras (Mississippi Suite),
19 B Semon Recording Laboratory
19 C Semon Recording Laboratory
Alice Blue from Three Shades
of Blue, on the Trail from
19 D Semon Recording Laboratory
Valley of the Ditches
Masque of the Yellow Moon from Valley of the Sun Suite
19 E Semon Recording Laboratory
The Dam Builders From Valley of the Sun Suite
19 F Semon Recording Laboratory
Golden Jubilee From Valley of the Sun Suite
***except for the
Note: Cassettes taped on SIDE A only
Note: Audio cassette tapes TCA-0082C (19b) and TCA-0082D (19c and d) duplicate some but not all of the material on TCD-0082A. The Center does not hold copies of the material on TCA-0082A (19 e and f) and because of the physical condition of our disc could not duplicate the Center copy of the material on TCA-0082C (19a).
Ray Avery Photographs Transferred
In December 1998,
the Ray Avery photographs were transferred from the Iconographic biographical
files to the Manuscripts section of the stacks, along with the other Ray Avery
Collection materials (86-009). They are housed in a box labeled Ray Avery Photographs
Oversize photographs remain in the oversize box (marked Avery) and oversize drawer.
Ray Avery Photographs
1 Ellington, Duke -- Broadcasts & Film
2 Ellington, Duke -- Candid Shots
3 Ellington, Duke -- Orchestra
4 Ellington, Duke -- Publicity & Promotion
5 Ellington, Duke -- Sacred Concerts
6 Grofe, Ferde -- Autographed Portraits
7 Grofe, Ferde -- Candid
8 Grofe, Ferde -- Family Photographs
9 Grofe, Ferde -- Honors, Awards
10 Grofe, Ferde -- Musicians
11 Grofe, Ferde -- Photographic Proofs [RESTRICTED]
12 Grofe, Ferde -- Publicity Photos
13 Grofe, Ferde -- Publicity Photos
14 Grofe, Ferde -- Published Publicity Photos
15 Mercer, Johnny -- Candid and Publicity
16 Whiteman, Paul -- Publicity, ca. 1920-1960
17 Whiteman, Paul -- Publicity, ca. 1922 [RESTRICTED]
18 Whiteman, Paul -- Publicity, ca. 1922 [RESTRICTED]
The restricted photos have corresponding digital images, as described in the collection description, in the archivist’s office.
[Written by Ellen Garrison 1991; updated by David Jellema 1998; Lucinda Cockrell 2007]
RAY AVERY COLLECTION
86-009 SCRAPBOOKS– PHOTOCOPIES
(Located in Reading Room on top of Vertical File Cabinets)
This notebook documents the Ray Avery scrapbooks titled “Postcards
I” and “Postcards II” in the condition and arrangement in which they were
originally received. These photocopies
provide a record of the arrangement of the materials, and not necessarily their
content. The photocopies of the
scrapbook pages are available for research.
The original scrapbooks were dismantled and placed in acid-free pages
and notebooks located in the Manuscript section of the stacks in the Avery
collection, Series VIII,
Ray Avery may have assembled and placed all of the materials found in the scrapbooks, but it is possible that a member of his family or someone else created it. Please see the inventory description in the Special Collections Inventory notebooks located in the main reading room for further information.
LPC March 2003