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Series 4: Articles, reviews, and other writings (continued)
Subseries 2: Reference and research (continued)
Bloomfield, Mike. "Me and Big Joe." High Times (December 1980) : 46-50, 77. (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 11/19 Borneman, Ernest. "Creole Echoes, Part II." Jazz Review, vol. 2, no. 10 (November 1959) : 26-27.
Original clipping from the magazine.
BOX-FOLDER 11/20 Davis, Henry C. "Negro Folk-Lore in South Carolina." Journal of American Folk-Lore XXVII ( 1914 ): 241-254.
Photocopied essay.
BOX-FOLDER 12/1 Evans, David. "Afro-American One Stringed Instruments." Reprinted from Western Folklore, vol. 29, no. 4 (1971) : 229-246.
Original offprint, signed by the author.
BOX-FOLDER 12/2 Hearn, Lafcadio. "Levee Life: Haunts and Pastimes of the Roustabouts, Their Original Songs and Peculiar Dances." Cincinnati Commercial, March 17, 1876 ; reprinted in Children of the Levee, ed. by O.W. Frost, Univ. of Kentucky Press, 1957 : 61-83.
Photocopied essay.
BOX-FOLDER 12/3 Mooney, H.F. "Popular Music Since the 1920s: the Significance of Shifting Taste." American Quarterly, vol. 20 ( 1968 ): 67-85.
Photocopied essay.
BOX-FOLDER 12/4 Odum, Anna Kranz. "Some Negro Folk-Songs from Tennessee." The Journal of American Folklore, vol. 27 ( 1914 ): 255-265.
Photocopied essay.
BOX-FOLDER 12/5 Odum, Howard W. "Folk-Song and Folk-Poetry as Found in the Secular Songs of the Southern Negroes" Journal of American Folk-Lore XXIV ( July-September 1911) and (October-December 1911) .
Photocopied essay.
BOX-FOLDER 12/6 Peabody, Charles. "Notes on Negro Music." Journal of American Folk-Lore 16 ( 1903 ): 148-152.
Photocopied essay.
BOX-FOLDER 12/7 Perrow, E. C. "Songs and Rhymes from the South." Journal of American Folk-Lore, XXVI ( 1913 ): 137-155.
Photocopied essay.
BOX-FOLDER 12/8 Puckett, Newbell N. "Religious Folk-Beliefs of Whites and Negroes." The Journal of Negro History, vol. 16, no. 1 ( January 1931 ): 9-35.
Original offprint.
BOX-FOLDER 12/9 Roberts, John Storm. "Africa: The Guitar's Role." Guitar Player, vol. 9, no. 11, ( November 1975 ): 22-24, 57.
Original clipping from the magazine.
BOX-FOLDER 12/10 Rozek, Michael. "Harmonic Variations." American Way ( October 1982 ): 72-76.
Photocopied article from the magazine.
BOX-FOLDER 12/11 "Virginia Illustrated." Harper's Monthly, vol. XII, no. LXVIII ( January 1856 ): 174-176.
Photocopied article from the magazine.
BOX-FOLDER 12/12 Welding, Pete. "Jazz: the Moldy Fig Lives On." Typed draft, undated .
Photocopy of a typed draft, with handwritten edits.
BOX-FOLDERS 12/16-17 Articles (1-2 of 2), 1968-1971; undated
Original clippings from newspapers and magazines, plus a brochure for Folkways recordings ( Fall 1968) .
BOX-FOLDER 12/18 Articles by Pete Welding, 1966-1969; undated
Typed original and photocopied drafts (with handwritten edits) and published clippings from magazines and a newspaper.
BOX-FOLDER 12/19 Auctions, April and August 1967; undated .
One issue each of Record Research, issue 83 ( April 1967 ) and issue 85 ( August 1967 ), and a ditto copy of a song/artist index (with handwritten edits).
BOX-FOLDER 12/20 Big Joe Turner, undated
Typed draft of an essay, a photocopied list from an unidentified publication, and a typed one-page list of CD sets.
BOX-FOLDER 12/21 Blues festivals, 1969; undated
Two original clippings from magazines.
BOX-FOLDER 12/22 Blues recordings, 1937-1971
Photocopied clippings from magazines and one original newspaper clipping.
Subseries 3: Various writings
BOX-FOLDER 12/23 Blues records (reviews), 1970-1976
Typed drafts, magazine clippings, a ditto of an item of correspondence from David Evans, and related documentation.
BOX-FOLDER 12/24 Blues Unlimited? [sic], undated
Typed sections of a draft.
BOX-FOLDER 13/1 Book reviews, 1971; undated
Original magazine and newspaper clippings, plus a photocopy of a typed draft of a book review.
BOX-FOLDER 13/2 Brochure and liner notes, undated
Handwritten and typed drafts (with handwritten edits) of brochures for Testament Records, a discography, and other writings.
BOX-FOLDERS 13/3-4 Broken-up files or missing pages, 1962-1977; undated
Typed draft liner notes, held notes, and various writings about Howlin' Wolf, Rex Stewart, Erroll Garner, and others, and related documentation.
BOX-FOLDER 13/5 Capitol Records: 1945 catalog, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 13/6 "Caught in the Act" - reviews, etc., 1966-1967; undated
Original clipping from a magazine, with reviews of live music performances.
BOX-FOLDER 13/7 Down Beat - reviews, 1961-1967; undated
Original clippings from magazines, plus two typed draft documents (one on gospel music, the other about Aretha Franklin; both with handwritten edits).
BOX-FOLDER 13/8 Harry Oster: Folk-Lyric Records, 1959-1963; undated
Handwritten and typed correspondence to Welding from Oster, plus copies of a promotional brochure for Folk-Lyric Records (one with handwritten notations), typed drafts of writings, and magazine clippings. A photo has been relocated to box-folder 22/8.
BOX-FOLDER 13/9 Maxwell Street, July 27, 1969
A clipping from the Los Angeles Times.
BOX-FOLDER 13/10 McCormick's "Treasury of Field Recordings" and Dobell's folk labels, 1960-1961; undated
Typed and handwritten correspondence to Welding (most are from Mark Dobell), typed drafts of writings, newspaper and magazine clippings, and related documentation.
BOX-FOLDER 13/11 Memphis, Tennessee, January 7, 1977
Photocopied article from The New York Times.
BOX-FOLDER 13/12 Migration patterns, March 1960
An original article published in Fortune, regarding African American population migrations in the U.S.
BOX-FOLDER 13/13 Mississippi [state], February 27, 1966
An original article published in the Chicago Sun-Times.
BOX-FOLDER 13/14 Notes: Ray Charles, Shuggie Otis, John Lee Hooker, 1994; undated
Typed drafts of liner notes, plus an invoice for Sony Legacy Records regarding Welding's work on liner notes, and a brief proposal for a Sonny Terry CD release.
BOX-FOLDER 13/15 Notes for book: Muddy Waters - Charley Patton manuscripts - Rhythm & Blues, undated
Typed drafts of writings and related documentation.
BOX-FOLDER 14/1 Profiles, undated
Original and photocopied clippings from magazines, plus an original typed one-page document about the nature of jazz.
BOX-FOLDER 14/2 Race labels (Bob Koester), 1948; undated
A writing by Koester on race labels, plus a fold-out record dating chart (part 1).
BOX-FOLDER 14/3-4 Reviews: Testament Records; 1959-1969, undated
Original clippings and one faxed article from magazines, plus complete magazines:
Jazz Journal ( August 1964 )
Jazz Journal ( September 1964 )
Code ( March 1965 )
Jazz Monthly ( May 1965 )
BOX-FOLDER 14/5 Smithsonian blues set, undated
Handwritten and typed song lists.
BOX-FOLDER 14/6 Song record information, undated
Photocopied pages from a published, unidentified work.
BOX-FOLDER 14/7 Superstition, 1964-1966
Original newspaper and magazine clippings.
BOX-FOLDER 14/8 Various writings by Pete Welding, undated
Typed writings, both complete and incomplete, including an essay Welding wrote on the book Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov.
BOX-FOLDER 14/9 Xanadu Records, undated
Photocopied announcement of the merger of Xanadu Records and Cream Records, and a photocopied, typed writing about Xanadu Records.
BOX-FOLDER 14/10 61-15000 List, undated
Partial copy of a typed discography. Folder title taken from the original folder received from the donor.
Series 5: Publications
BOXES 15-18 Issues of magazines that include writings by Welding, and information he used as reference material. Many of these issues include reviews and other content directly related to this collection.
Series 6: Materials from sound recording containers, and original containers
BOX-FOLDERS 19/1-8 Inserts from tape containers, handwritten interviews, discographies, receipts, logs, and other documents.
BOXES 26-27 A selection of original tape boxes that housed sound recordings.
Extent: The original containers not retained were photographed, and the digital files for these images are available on request from the American Folklife Center.
Series 7: Oversized materials
BOX-FOLDER 20/1 Albert Collins, circa 1969
Extent: 24 in. x 12 in.
Small brown-and-white poster/flyer with a photo of Collins, and biographical information directly on it. See folder 1/20 for related material.
BOX-FOLDER 20/2 Art Pepper, undated
Photocopied discography. See box-folder 5/16 for related material.
BOX-FOLDER 20/3 Muddy Waters, April 1977
Original clipping from Soul & Jazz magazine, issue #37 (undated). See folders 7/15-16 for related material.
BOX-FOLDER 20/4 Masters of Modern Blues, vol. 4" (T-2215), circa 1968
Liner note proofs for Testament Records release. See box-folder 9/6 for related material.
BOX-FOLDER 20/5 Liner notes for Stan Kenton recordings (part of a Time-Life Music release), 1984
Final copy. Relocated from 11/1
BOX-FOLDER 20/6 Testament Records - reviews, 1964
Original issue of The Literary Times, plus two newspaper clippings.
BOX-FOLDER 20/7 Blues Unlimited, 1964-1965
British music magazine. Five issues: January 1964, April/May 1964, July 1964, September 1964, and January 1965.
BOX-FOLDER 20/8 Pete Welding - obituaries, 1995
One-page photocopy of Welding's obituary in Mad Rhino News, plus two other photocopied obituaries.
BOX-FOLDER 20/9 Mad Rhino News, 1995
Year-end issue. See page 6 for the obituary that appears as a photocopy in box-folder 20/8.
BOX-FOLDER 20/10 Billboard, December 9, 1995
Complete issue.
BOX-FOLDER 20/11 Johnny Shines, undated
Extent: 11 3/4 in. x 11 in. or smaller
Oversized, black-and-white photo taken by Welding. See Box-Folder 22/17 for more images of Shines.
Series 8: Sound recordings
Documentation on the tape boxes was used to create the inventory for this series. This information was partially transcribed and subsequently edited, including abbreviations that were expanded and names that were normalized. Logged recordings are included here, and the information from them used to correct the inventory. Where possible, the title of the commercial recordings has been documented. When recordings have been digitized, the engineer's notes take precedence over those on the tape boxes; the archivist has edited these notes for clarity. Further details about the recordings appear on the tape boxes and accompanying manuscript materials. Dubbed recordings have been noted as such. Unless otherwise indicated, interviews were conducted by Pete Welding.
During the digitization process, SR215, SR740, and SR810 were found to be blank.
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