6 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Sound recording industry--United States.

  1. Laurindo Almeida papers, 1912-1995

    approximately 6,500 items ; 84 containers ; 35 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Laurindo Almeida was a Brazilian-American guitarist and composer. Often credited for contributions to the development of jazz samba, Almeida was a prolific composer and arranger of music for both classical Spanish guitar and popular guitar. He was an acclaimed recording artist and became the first person to win Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz performances. The collection contains manuscript and printed music, correspondence, publicity materials, sound and video recordings, photographs, and other items related to his distinguished career.

  2. Andre Kostelanetz collection, 1922-1984

    approximately 150,000 items. 1287 containers. 400 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Andre Kostelanetz was a conductor, arranger, and pianist known for juxtaposing popular and classical repertoire in radio broadcasts and concert performances with some of the world's leading orchestras. He also commissioned several compositions which have since become staples in the orchestral repertoire, including works by Aaron Copland, William Schuman, and Jerome Kern. The collection consists of his musical arrangements, correspondence, business papers, programs, photographs, clippings, and scrapbooks, documenting his 50-plus-year career in the United States. It also includes materials related to the career of Kostelanetz's first wife, soprano Lily Pons.

  3. Bruce Lundvall papers, 1946-2012

    approximately 1,600 items ; 8 containers ; 4.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Bruce Lundvall was an American record company executive best known for his tenure as president and CEO of Blue Note Records. Lundvall was responsible for the revitalization of the label between 1984 and 2010, and signed many of the brightest stars in jazz and popular music, including Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Norah Jones, Wynton Marsalis, Willie Nelson, Cassandra Wilson, and countless others. The collection includes artist files, correspondence, photographs, promotional materials, and other items related to his career in the record industry.

  4. Serge Koussevitzky archive, 1880-1978

    around 200,000 items ; 505 containers ; 224 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Serge Koussevitzky was a Russian-born conductor, composer, and double bassist. The archive includes correspondence, personal and business papers, photographs, writings, clippings, scrapbooks, programs, and other materials which serve as a record of Koussevitzky's life and career, and document some of the most significant aspects of twentieth-century music. Through his work as a conductor and publisher, and his efforts to commission new musical works, Koussevitzky maintained deep ties with many of the finest composers and musicians of the day. These figures are represented in their personal and professional affiliations with the conductor. The collection extensively chronicles periods in the history of organizations such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Berkshire Music Center, the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, and the American International Music Fund. Material in the collection dates from Koussevitzky's years in his native Russia and also contains material created after Koussevitzky's death, reflecting his widow Olga's continuing work with various organizations and projects. Musical compositions commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky are part of the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation Collection, and are shelved in ML30.3c, ML30.3c2, ML30.3c3, and ML30.3e2.

  5. Jack Kapp collection, circa 1900-1949

    69 items, including 63 drawings and 6 prints. -- Recorded Sound Reference Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of mostly original cartoon drawings, one framed album cover, and some correspondence assembled by American Decca Records founder and president Jack Kapp. The drawings provide historical commentary on the issues of the phonograph industry, particularly the American Federation of Musicians recording ban of 1942-1944, and the place of the phonograph in American life.

  6. Columbia Records paperwork collection, 1923-1964

    52 linear feet (159 boxes, approximately 55,650 items). -- Recorded Sound Reference Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Record label orders, record label copy sheets, press release information, recording studio job sheets, and cut-out project information from Columbia Records.