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Series 1. Correspondence/Research Files, 1913-1987, and undated (continued)
Research files (continued)
BOX 7 FOLDER 202 White, Edna (born 1892), 1957-1980, and undated
BOX 7 FOLDER 203 White, Joseph M. ("The Silvermasked Tenor"), 1953-1954
BOX 7 FOLDER 204 Whitehouse, Fred, 1951-1953, and undated
BOX 7 FOLDER 205 Whitlock, Billy, 1949-1950, and undated
BOX 7 FOLDER 206 Whitney, Edwin M., 1951-1960
BOX 7 FOLDER 207 Wiedoeft, Rudy, 1964-1977
BOX 7 FOLDER 208 Wilder, Marshall, undated
BOX 7 FOLDER 209 Wills, Nat M., 1916, and undated
Mostly photocopies of 1916 material.
BOX 7 FOLDER 210 Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville) (1881-1975), 1975
BOX 7 FOLDER 211 Wood, De, 1952-1953
BOX 7 FOLDER 212 “Wreck of the Old 97," 1951
BOX 7 FOLDER 213 Young, Victor (1889-1968) and Young, Helen (Davis), 1952, and undated
BOX 7 FOLDER 214 Miscellaneous collection documentation, undated
BOX 7 FOLDER 215 Miscellaneous notes on recording artists, undated
Series 2. Writings, circa 1942-circa 1975, and undated
.42 linear feet
RPA 00171 (box 8)
This collection of Jim Walsh’s writings dates from approximately 1942 through 1975, but the majority are undated. Most of the items found in this series are drafts of articles or columns Walsh wrote for Hobbies, Variety, or The New Yorker, but several bear no indication of their intended publisher. The articles relate primarily to the history of recording and more specifically address subjects such as Edison’s inventions, songs on particular themes, recording artist biographies, and record collecting in general. One folder of writings on miscellaneous topics is included. Copies of indexes to Walsh’s Hobbies column "Favorite Pioneer Recording Artists" can also be found here.
Writings are arranged alphabetically by subject.
BOX 8 FOLDER 216 Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva) (1847-1931), undated
BOX 8 FOLDER 217 History of recording, undated
BOX 8 FOLDER 218 Holiday songs, undated
BOX 8 FOLDER 219 Indexes to "Favorite Pioneer Recording Artists" in Hobbies, undated
BOX 8 FOLDER 220 Political songs, undated
BOX 8 FOLDER 221 Record collecting and collectors, undated
BOX 8 FOLDER 222-223 Recording artists (biographical), undated
BOX 8 FOLDER 224 Miscellaneous, undated
Series 3. Radio Scripts, 1943-1954, and undated
.63 linear feet
RPA 00172-00173 (boxes 9-10)
Series 3 includes scripts for Walsh’s regular broadcasts on radio stations WDBJ and WSLS in Roanoke, Virginia. The majority of the scripts found here date from 1943 through 1949 and are for Walsh’s Wax Works; many of the scripts include separate playlists. Walsh’s shows usually focused on particular themes (for example, songs about girls named Sue), early comedians, early Edison cylinders, or holiday songs. Many of the shows showcased a particular recording artist or composer; an index to these shows is available in the Recorded Sound Research Center at the Library of Congress. The few scripts available for Walsh’s Sunlight and Shadows show date from 1947 and 1948. A folder of unidentified and partial scripts is included at the end of the series.
Radio scripts are arranged alphabetically and thereunder by date.
BOX 9 FOLDER 225 Sunlight and Shadows radio scripts, 1947-1948
BOX 9 FOLDER 226-239 Walsh’s Wax Works radio scripts, 1943 May-1946 December
BOX 10 FOLDER 240-249 Walsh’s Wax Works radio scripts, 1947 January-1949 August
BOX 10 FOLDER 250 Miscellaneous and unidentified broadcasts, 1948, 1954, and undated
Series 4. Ephemera, 1915-1972, and undated
.21 linear feet
RPA 00173 (box 10)
Included in this series are advertisements for equipment and recordings, newspaper and magazine clippings, newsletters, record catalogs and price lists, and a few miscellaneous items. Researchers are advised to see Series 6 for oversized ephemera.
Ephemera is arranged alphabetically by genre.
BOX 10 FOLDER 251 Advertisements, 1915-1972
BOX 10 FOLDER 252 Clippings, 1936, 1952, and undated
See also Oversized Materials.
BOX 10 FOLDER 253 Newsletters, 1951, 1972
BOX 10 FOLDER 254 Programs, 1920, 1923
Photocopies of 1920 and 1923 programs.
BOX 10 FOLDER 255-256 Record catalogs and lists, 1900-1901
Photocopies of 1900-1901 catalogs.
BOX 10 FOLDER 257 Miscellaneous, 1958, and undated
Series 5. Photographs, 1867-circa 1985, and undated
1.68 linear feet
RPA 00174-00177 (boxes 11-14)
Series 5 consists of approximately 610 photographs of artists and personalities from the early days of recording. Most of the photographs are black and white, but some modern color photographs are included. Many of the photographs are copies (mostly of poor quality) made from earlier prints, books, albums, or posters. Many of the photographs here were used by Walsh to illustrate his columns in Hobbies. Oversized photographs are filed in Series 6.
Photographs are arranged alphabetically by the name of the person, group or subject. Group, miscellaneous, and unidentified photographs are filed at the end.
BOX 11 FOLDER 258 Alexander, George (Clifford A. Wiley), 1907
Copy from 1907 poster.
BOX 11 FOLDER 259 American Quartet, 1910
Copy of 1910 photograph.
BOX 11 FOLDER 260 American Singers, 1929-1930
BOX 11 FOLDER 261 Annand, H. H., 1964
BOX 11 FOLDER 262 Arden, Cecil, undated
BOX 11 FOLDER 263 "Arkie" - The Arkansas Woodchopper, undated
BOX 11 FOLDER 264 ASCAP, 1939
BOX 11 FOLDER 265 Atwood, George, undated
BOX 11 FOLDER 266 Atwood, Harriet, circa 1965-1967
BOX 11 FOLDER 267 Baer, Frederic, undated
Copy.
BOX 11 FOLDER 268 Baker, Elsie (1886-1958), 1948
See also Oversized Materials.
BOX 11 FOLDER 269 Banta, Frank E. (1897-1969), undated
BOX 11 FOLDER 270 Barbour, Inez, undated
Copy.
BOX 11 FOLDER 271 Bard, Wilkie, undated
Copy.
BOX 11 FOLDER 272 Barrere Trio, undated
BOX 11 FOLDER 273 Bayes, Nora (1880-1928), undated
Copy.
BOX 11 FOLDER 274 Bell, Digby, undated
Copy.
BOX 11 FOLDER 275 Belmont, Joseph (1876-1949), 1948
BOX 11 FOLDER 276 Benoist, André (1879-1953), undated
BOX 11 FOLDER 277 Benzler, Albert, undated
Copy.
BOX 11 FOLDER 278 Bergy, Ray, undated
Copy.
BOX 11 FOLDER 279 Berlin, Irving (1888-1989), undated
BOX 11 FOLDER 280 Bieling, John H. (1869-1948), undated
Copy.
BOX 11 FOLDER 281 Bowman, Charlie, circa 1920-1929
BOX 11 FOLDER 282 Branscombe, Maud, undated
BOX 11 FOLDER 283 Brown, Albert Edmund, undated
BOX 11 FOLDER 284 Brown, Harry C., undated
BOX 11 FOLDER 285 Bubbles (in blackface), 1930
BOX 11 FOLDER 286 Bubbles and Ramona, 1950
BOX 11 FOLDER 287 Bueno, Vincent, undated
Copy.
BOX 11 FOLDER 288 Burleigh, Harry T., 1939
BOX 11 FOLDER 289 Burr, Henry (Irving Gillette, Harry McClasky), circa 1930-1940
BOX 11 FOLDER 290 Burt, Leah Brodbeck Stenzel, undated
BOX 11 FOLDER 291 Busch, Lou (Joe “Fingers” Carr), undated
BOX 11 FOLDER 292 Caesar, Irving (1895-1996), undated
BOX 11 FOLDER 293 Cameron, Grace, undated
Copy.
BOX 11 FOLDER 294 Campbell, Albert and Jack Kaufman, 1926, and undated
BOX 11 FOLDER 295 Caruso, Enrico, 1909
Copy from 1909 photograph.
BOX 11 FOLDER 296 Case, Anna (1888-1984), undated
BOX 11 FOLDER 297 Chalmers, Thomas, 1915, 1958
BOX 11 FOLDER 298 Ciccolini, Guido, 1920
BOX 11 FOLDER 299 Clarke, Herbert L. (Herbert Lincoln) (1867-1945), undated
Copy.
BOX 11 FOLDER 300 Clough, Arthur, undated
Copy.
BOX 11 FOLDER 301 Collins and Harlan, 1922, and undated
Most are copies.
BOX 11 FOLDER 302 Columbia Stellar Quartette, undated
BOX 11 FOLDER 303 Connolly, Dolly (Mrs. Percy Wenrich), 1911-1921
BOX 11 FOLDER 304 Cox, Ray, undated
Copy.
BOX 11 FOLDER 305 Crazy-Elmer, undated
BOX 11 FOLDER 306 Crecent Trio, 1921
Copy from 1921 photograph.
BOX 11 FOLDER 307 Cross, Hugh, undated
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