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SC. Special Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: SC

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of early rock and roll 78 RPM records, 1948-1953

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-039
Scope and Contents

The 78 RPM records in this collection are of unknown provenance and were selected for addition to the Archives for their rarity. They highlight early hits in rock and roll music, such as "Sixty Minute Man" and "Rocket 88," both of which are contenders for the first rock and roll record ever recorded. Each record has a four-digit number attached. These are catalog numbers, which were used both to track sales through distributors and for in-house accounting.

Dates: 1948-1953

David Liebman papers and sound recordings, 1912-2019

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-041
Scope and Contents The personal papers of American saxophonist and educator David Liebman (1946-). Liebman's papers include published and unpublished compositions and arrangements, recordings of live performances and interviews, ephemera from his successful music career, subject files, and teaching materials. Audiovisual formats include cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, and LPs, as well as digital files on external disk storage. Liebman's personal book collection is available in the Stan Getz Library; a list of books...
Dates: 1912-2019; Majority of material found within 1955 - 2018

Don George papers

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-024
Scope and Contents

This collection is primarily comprised of musical manuscripts, photographs, a draft of Sweet Man: The Real Duke Ellington, and other personal effects belonging to lyricist Don George.

Dates: 1940s-1980s

Donald Bacon papers, 1970-1997

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-002
Scope and Contents The Donald Bacon papers represent the work of a journalist and photographer who documented the jazz scene in New England over an approximately twenty-five year period; 1970-1997. The collection includes a significant collection of incoming correspondence (he received) and outgoing correspondence (he sent) to jazz musicians, agents and other individuals. A highlight of the collection is a group of thirty-one letters and cards Bacon received from the French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli...
Dates: 1970-1997

Ed and Ruth Williams collection on Boston jazz, 1984-2004

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-021
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of multi-track audio recordings (both masters and production copies) and the multi-track recorders modified by Ed Williams to produce them (required for playback). These recordings are complemented by copies of both of Ruth Williams’ books of photographs documenting decades of the New England jazz scene as well as bound indices for the recordings.

Dates: 1984-2006

Franklin McGinley collection on Duke Ellington, 1936-1999

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-004
Scope and Contents Memorabilia created by Franklin McGinley for and by Duke Ellington, including a scrapbook, additional clippings, and various commemorative materials. The scrapbook, presumably put together by McGinley, documents the rise of swing music and Duke Ellington and includes autographs by Ellington and other musicians of the period. The remaining loose materials document Ellington's posthumous legacy, with the majority of the clippings consisting of obituaries or coverage of Duke Ellington’s...
Dates: 1936-1999; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1976

James P. Goss papers, 2008-2013

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-012
Scope and Contents These materials were created and/or compiled by author James Goss over the course of writing two books: Vinyl Lives I and Vinyl Lives II. These monographs document the perspectives of various independent record store owners and collectors regarding the rise, decline, and resurgence of record sales. Unpublished materials in this manuscript collection include the author's research files: interview outlines and questions, handwritten chapter outlines, handwritten interview transcripts, project...
Dates: 2008-2013

Jerome Gross and Bert Henry papers on the Schillinger System, 1940-1957

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-006
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of materials documenting correspondence, coursework, and memorabilia produced and collected by Bert Henry and Dr. Jerome Gross, as students and proponents of the Schillinger System of Musical Composition (SSOMC). The Schillinger System of Musical Composition, was invented by Russian composer and theorist Joseph Schillinger. The system is modeled on mathematical processes and includes theories of rhythm, harmony, melody, counterpoint, form, and semantics. ...
Dates: 1940-1957

Laurdine Kenneth (Pat) Patrick, Jr. papers, 1927-2012

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-044
Scope and Contents

The Laurdine Kenneth (Pat) Patrick, Jr. Collection was donated to Berklee College of Music in August 2009, by the family of Pat Patrick, for the purpose of research and study of Black music and culture. The Patrick, Jr. papers consist of personal materials, music scores, photographs, and ephemera.

Dates: 1927-2012

Lawrence Berk papers on the Schillinger System, circa 1930s

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-007
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 11 binders comprised of notes, formulas and other figures compiled and created by Lawrence Berk, founder of Berklee College of Music. Although materials are undated, it is assumed that these materials were produced in the 1930s as a result of Berk’s private study with Joseph Schillinger, creator of the Schillinger System of Musical Composition (SSOMC). Therefore, these papers presumably contain the foundation of Berklee’s early curriculum. The...
Dates: circa 1930s