SC. Special Collections
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.