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Finding-Aid for the Trumpet Records Collection (MUM00136) in the Blues Archive.

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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00136/
Title:
Trumpet Records Collection in the Blues Archive
Materials in:
English
Quantity:
15 Boxes
Number:
MUM00136
Location:
Blues K-3;K-6;K-9 and K-12
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
E-Mail: archive@olemiss.edu
URL: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/
Cite as:
Trumpet Records Collection (MUM00136) in the Blues Archive. . The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

 Collection Outline

Biographical Note
Lillian Shedd McMurry was the founder and owner of the legendary Trumpet Records label and the Globe Music Corporation. McMurry's Jackson-based label, which released blues, spirituals, country, pop, and rockabilly records, was one of the first independent labels in the South. But it was blues that Trumpet became best known for in the early 1950s. Commercially, the label didn't rival Chess, RPM, King, Imperial, or Specialty, but Trumpet's recordings were innovative and the label introduced several important artists to the public. Under McMurry's supervision, Trumpet recorded Sonny Boy Williamson [Rice Miller], Elmore James, Tiny Kennedy, Big Joe Williams, Willie Love, Percy and Luther Huff, and Jerry McCain.

Scope and Contents Note
Materials document the life of Lillian Shedd McMurry and the hsitory of the Trumpet Records Label.

Restrictions
Access Restrictions
Open.
Use Restriction
There are photocopying restrictions on materials in this collection. Copies of masters tapes and stampers are also forbidden.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Box and Folder Listing

Business records.
b1f1
Catalogue of Globe Music Co., Revised September 1985.
b1f1
Masters of Globe Music Co..
b1f1
Phonorecords supplied for remastering.
b1f1
Lists of stampers keyed to Trumpet record numbers.
b1f1
List of Artists to which royalties due to be paid.
b1f1
Musicians as best remembered . . . by Lillian S. McMurry.
b1f1
Phonorecord masters originally owned/recorded by DRC.
b1f2
Cash sales invoices [receipts 1950-1951].
b1f3
Stock memos: Plastic Products Inc. Packing slips and bills of lading, March-April 1951.
b1f4
Stock memos: Plastic Products Inc. Packing slips and bills of lading, May 1951.
b1f5
Stock memos: Plastic Products Inc. Packing slips and bills of lading, June-Dec. 1951.
b1f6
Invoices, 1951: A [A & I, Amann, Artist].
b1f7
Invoices, 1951: B-C [B.F. Record Service, Bertos Sales Co., Benart Distributing Co., Chatton Distributing Co.].
b1f8
Invoices, 1951: Delta Music Sales Co..
b1f9
Invoices, 1951: G [Gotham Record Corp.].
b1f10
Invoices, 1951: G [Gramophone Enterprises, Griffin Record Co.].
b1f11
Invoices, 1951: M [Mangold Distribution, Millner Record Sales, Music Sales Co.].
b1f12
Invoices, 1951: Pan American Distributing Co..
b1f13
Invoices, 1951: Invoices, 1951: R [Randy's Record Shop, Record Mart, Record Merchandising, Record Shop].
b1f14
Invoices, 1951: United Record Company.
b1f15
Mechanical licenses issued to DRC: 1950-1952.
b1f16
Mechanical licenses issued to DRC: 1953-1956.
b1f18
Shaw Record Processing: Invoices 1951.
b1f19
Shaw Record Processing: Invoices 1952.
b1f20
Shaw Record Processing: Correspondence 1952.
b1f21
Shaw Record Processing: Invoices 1953.
b1f22
Shaw Record Processing: Correspondence 1953.
b1f23
Shaw Record Processing: Invoices 1954.
b1f24
Shaw Record Processing: Correspondence 1954.
b1f25
Shaw Record Processing: Invoices and Correspondence 1955.
b1f26
Shaw Record Processing: Invoices 1956, Correspondence 1956-1962.
b1f27
Plastic Products, Inc.: Statements March-June 1952 [Found in Shaw file].
b1f28
Monarch Record Manufacturing Company: Invoices April-Dec. 1952.
b1f29
Audio Company of America: Invoices, Correspondence 1951.
b1f30
Audio Company of America: Invoices and Packing slips 1952.
b1f31
Audio Company of America: Invoices, Packing slips, Correspondence 1953.
b1f32
Audio Company of America: Invoices and Packing slips 1954.
b1f33
Audio Company of America: Invoices, Packing slips, Correspondence 1955-1956.
b1f34
Audio Company of America: Inventory--DRC recordings mastered by ACA (5 lists (copies) plus receipt); Correspondence with Lillian S. McMurry, re: lost/disposed masters (4 items plus envelope and receipts); Letter by Lillian S. McMurry March 8, 1962; Letter by Lillian S. McMurry May 21, 1962 (copy); Letter by William D. Holford of ACA to Lillian S. McMurry May 25, 1962, plus 2 postal receipts; Letter by Lillian S. McMurry May 6, 1963 (copy)..
b1f35
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI): Supplements (filled out and sent to BMI by Globe Music Corp.) 1953-1956 (39 items); 1 letter January 24, 1955.
b1f36
Work sheets on phonograph records.
b1f37
Work sheets on records sold to Arhoolie and Snakeroot.
b1f38
Assignment of DRC copyrights to Globe Music Corp. (Photostat).

Lawsuits/Legal Issues:.
b1f39
DRC / Modern Records lawsuit 1952-1954.
b1f40
Globe Music Co. vs. Highway 51 Records:.
Scope Note: Complaint for copyright infringement, piracy and unfair business practices 19[??] (9 pages); Postcard to Lillian S. McMurry from Danny [?], postmarked April 5, 1972
b1f41
Globe Music Co. vs. Mike Rowe - Complaint for copyright infringement, piracy and unfair business practices 19[??] (7 pages).
b1f42
Modern Records: Lawsuit file:.
Scope Note: Demand Notice for Securing of License to Reproduce Mechanically a Musical Work [. . .], and accompanying letter June 30, 1970(2 items, 1 memo); Copyright License Contract November 17, 1970 (2 copies, letter, and envelope) February 26, 1971 (2 copies); Correspondence with Liberty UA, Inc. February 26 and March 3, 1971 (3 pages); List of defendants/co- defendants and infringements March 12, 1971 (9 pages); Letter from Gerald Singer May 4, 1971 (2 pages and copy); Copyright License Agreement August 24, 1971; Letter from Gerald Singer October 4, 1971 (3 pages); Correspondence and permission for Canned Heat to reproduce "Dust My Broom" (unsigned) (5 pages); Correspondence 1971-1973: 11 letters: March 9, 1971 - March 25, 1971 - September 9, 1971 - June 12, 1972 - October 23, 1972 (2 pages) - January 4, 1973 (enclosed is 2-page general release) - January 8, 1973 - May 14, 1973 - May 29, 1973 - May 30, 1973 - June 27, 1973.
b1f43
Globe Music Co. vs. Modern Music et al.:.
Scope Note: Correspondence with Gerald Singer October-November 1972 (3 pages); Notes comparing word changes in different versions of "Dust My Broom" (4 pages); Infringements of Copyright, re: "Dust My Broom" (6 pages); Correspondence, re: "Dust My Broom" problems (10 pages, 9 receipts, 2 envelopes); Unopened, returned letters to Flair Publishing Co., November 1963.
b1f44
Globe Music Co. vs. Modern Music Publishing Co.:.
Scope Note: Pre-trial conference order 1973, re: copyright infringement, unfair competition, and piracy (15 pages); Cross- complaint for unfair competition May 4-5, 1972 (7 pages plus 1 one-page letter); Answer to cross-complaint May 20, 1972 (5 pages); Corrections to cross-complaint correspondence 1972-1973 (3 pages); Summons for Modern Music Co. February 10, 1972; Complaint for copyright infringement and unfair competitionFebruary 4, 1972 (18 pages).
b1f45
London Records: Correspondence 1970-1971 and summary of letters [L.S. McMurry]:.
Scope Note: Letter May 16, 1970 (plus receipt and Demand Notice for Securing of License to Reproduce Mechanically a Musical Work [. . .]; Letter May 26, 1970 (plus copy of license for "Dust My Blues" (March 28, 1967) and envelope); Letter May 27, 1970; Letter June 2, 1970; Letter May 4, 1971 (2 pages).
b1f46
Murray Nash Associates, Inc./Abco:.
Scope Note: Correspondence with Globe Music, re: location of address October 2, 1979 (3 pages); Notes dictated from phone messages October 1979 (2 pages); Quitclaim Assignment and related materials November 9, 1979 (21 pages).
b1f47
Murray Nash Associates, Inc./Abco:.
Scope Note: Correspondence with Lillian S. McMurry, re: copyright issues, permission to record, recovery of tapes, etc. 1956-1958 (60 pages, Western Union telegraph, and 3 envelopes); Agreement of rights/royalty August 1, 1957 (3 pages plus 3-page copy); Photocopy of newspaper clipping March 10, 1958.
b1f48
Rococco Music Company, Blue Thumb Records, Inc., General Recording Music Tapes, Ike Turner, et. al.:.
Scope Note: Statement of Copyright Infringement, [March 11, 1971] (6 pages); A Partial Listing of Compositions by Sonny Boy Williamson Owned by Globe Music Corporation, [n.d.]; Mechanical License form (signed, but not completed); Memo to Gerald Singer, Atty., January 3, 1972; Agreement between Globe Music Corporation and GRT Corporation, January 1973 (copy: signed, but not completed) (3 pages); Mechanical Licenses October 1, 1972 (5 different licenses, each having the words "no good" written across them); License for Use of Mechanical Reproduction of Musical Works March 22, 1973 (5 different licenses, each having the words "copy" written across them); Release and Settlement Agreement between Globe Music Corporation and Blue Thumb Records, et. al. [January 24, 1973] (4 pages plus copy); Correspondence 1971-1973 (32 letters, several of which are copies; 2 handwritten memos; 3 receipts and 1 envelope).
b1f49
Rubinstein, Nash & Co.:.
Scope Note: Correspondence between Lillian S. McMurry and London attorneys 1972 (40 pages, 1 envelope, and 1 memo); Delta Air Lines consignment note, June 21, 1972 (1 page plus 2 memos).
b1f50
Placid Music Corporation, Ike and Tina Turner, Tangerine Records, et al:.
Scope Note: Items relating to copyright infringement of the Globe owned "Dust My Blues": Correspondence 1970-1972 (37 pages, 6 envelopes, and 3 postal receipts); Agreement of Settlement and Release form January 25, 1973 (3 pages); Infringement and False Claim to Copyright summary (3 pages); Inventory of items related to this matter (L.S. McMurry) (2 pages); Statement of Assignments and Infringements March 10, 1971 (4 pages)
b1f51
XX Records:.
Scope Note: Complaint for Copyright Infringement and Unfair Competition 197[?](6 pages); Notes of Lillian S. McMurry, written on old checks and an envelope(4 items)
b1f52
Miscellaneous legal file:.
Scope Note: Correspondence, re: search for attorneys in California and New York copyright violation cases 1967-1976 (21 letters=29 pages, 4 envelopes, 2 receipts, 1 memo); Balance sheets of Chill, Landman & Gordon for DRC 1952 (4 items)

Miscellaneous files.
b1f53
Miscellaneous file: loss on bad debts 1951..
b1f54
Miscellaneous file: ACA Recording Studios, invoices 1951 (3 items), 1954 (3 items)..
b1f55
Miscellaneous file: Memphis Recording Service 1952 (4 items)..
b1f56
Miscellaneous file: Scott Radio Service invoices 1950-1951 (12 items)..
b1f57
Miscellaneous file: receipts 1951-1952 (2 items); invoices 1951, 1953..
b1f58
Miscellaneous file: ads from Cash Box December 5, 12, 19, 1953; 16 cancelled checks for ads in Cash Box and Billboard, 1951-1954..
b1f59
Miscellaneous file: Cancelled checks..
b1f60
Miscellaneous file: Globe Music:..
Scope Note: Correspondence with several corporations/individuals, re: buying Globe Music Co. and re-releasing materials 1979-1982 (10 pages, 3 envelopes); Page of Lillian S. McMurry's figures for possible sale to Glenister August 1980; Mailing expenses for songs (37 pages plus 1 photocopy); correspondence with Bob Tischler, re: Blues Brothers, January 21, 1981 and 2 copies of newspaper clippings (3 items)
b1f61
Miscellaneous file: Lead Sheets [all copies]..
b1f62
Miscellaneous file: Globe Business Forms (contracts, licenses, etc.) - all are blank..

Artist Files: Master Tapes Donated.
 
Lucky Joe Almond.
b2f1
Lucky Joe Almond: Contract January 17, 1953.
b2f2
Lucky Joe Almond: Contract March 17, 1956.
b2f3
Lucky Joe Almond: Ledger pages 1953-1954 (2 items); 26 cancelled checks.
b2f4
Lucky Joe Almond: Royalty statements 1953-1955 (9 items).
b2f5
Lucky Joe Almond: Correspondence 1953-1955, n.d. (8 items).
b2f6
Lucky Joe Almond: ACA Recording Studios invoices 1953-1956 (7 items).
b2f7
Lucky Joe Almond: Assignment on "Gonna Roll & Rock" June 20, 1955 (3 items), 1 memo.
b2f8
Lucky Joe Almond: Unopened letters 1957 (2 items), 1958 (1 item).
b2f9
Lucky Joe Almond: Royalty Statement and 2 unopened/returned letters August 1972.
b2f10
Lucky Joe Almond: Photographs (2 items).
 
Argo Gospel Singers.
b2f11
Contract February 1, 1951; Amendment April 23, 1952; Renewal January 16, 1952..
b2f12
Argo Gospel Singers: Royalty statements 1952-1955 (9 items); 13 cancelled checks.
b2f13
Argo Gospel Singers: Correspondence 1953, 1979, n.d. (3 items).
b2f14
Argo Gospel Singers: Recording studio invoices 1951-1952 (3 items).
b2f15
Argo Gospel Singers: Minnie Colbert--copyright documents and correspondence, re: "Going Home" (5 items).
b2f16
Argo Gospel Singers: Minnie Colbert--copyright documents, lead sheet and correspondence, re: "Jesus Will Make Things Alright" (4 items).
b2f17
Argo Gospel Singers: Willa Murphy--copyright documents, lead sheet and correspondence, re: "Whisper a Prayer" (4 items).
 
Don "Red" Barry.
b2f18
Don "Red" Barry: Ledger pages 1953-56 (2 items); 9 cancelled checks.
b2f19
Don "Red" Barry: Royalty statements 1954-1955 (7 items).
b2f20
Don "Red" Barry: Correspondence 1953, re: song "White Cross in Korea".
b2f21
Don "Red" Barry: License agreement May 27, 1953, re: "White Cross in Korea".
b2f22
Don "Red" Barry: ACA Recording Studios invoices 1953 (2 items).
 
Bill Blevins:.
b2f23
Bill Blevins: Contract February 3, 1953.
b2f24
Bill Blevins: Ledger page 1953-1956; 5 cancelled checks.
b2f25
Bill Blevins: Royalty statements 1953-1955 (4 items).
b2f26
Bill Blevins: ACA Recording Studios invoices 1953 (2 items).
b2f27
Bill Blevins: Photograph.
 
Blue Jay Singers.
b2f28
Blue Jay Singers: Contract September 1, 1951 (2 copies).
b2f29
Blue Jay Singers: Royalty statements 1953-1955 (6 items).
b2f30
Blue Jay Singers: Ledger page; 5 cancelled checks.
b2f31
Blue Jay Singers: Recording company invoices 1952; n.d. (2 items).
 
Carolina Kings of Harmony.
b2f32
Carolina Kings of Harmony: Contract July 2, 1952; Contract with Ben Mayo and letter of July 27, 1952 (3 items).
b2f33
Carolina Kings of Harmony: Royalty statements 1954-1955 (4 items).
b2f34
Carolina Kings of Harmony: Ledger page; 2 cancelled checks.
b2f35
Carolina Kings of Harmony: ACA Recording Studios invoices 1952-1953 (5 items).
 
Ann Clark.
b2f36
Ann Clark: Contract September 19, 1955; addition September 19, 1955.
b2f37
Ann Clark: ACA Recording Studios invoices 1955-1956 (4 items); letter April 16, 1957.
b2f38
Ann Clark: Correspondence 1954-1983 (29 letters plus 3 envelopes); Cancelled checks 1955 (4 items plus handwritten calculations); Article from Miami Daily News February 8, 1956 (copy); Notes [L.S. McMurry], n.d., written on old folder.
 
Arthur Crudup.
b2f39
Arthur Crudup: Session memo for Trumpet 186; recording company invoices 1952 (2 items).
b2f40
Arthur Crudup: Royalty statements 1953-1955 (5 items).
 
Tex Dean.
b2f41
Tex Dean: Contract February 14, 1953; renewal notice January 1954 and receipt.
b2f42
Tex Dean: Ledger page--Loans 1953-1956, 2 cancelled checks; Ledger page--advances 1953-1956, 11 cancelled checks, 8 receipts.
b2f43
Tex Dean: Royalty statements 1953-1955 (8 items).
b2f44
Tex Dean: ACA Recording Studios invoices 1953, 1956 (4 items).
b2f45
Tex Dean: Contract May 11, 1955, which includes Marriage License (2 copies, 7 pages each); letter voiding contract obligations to Lighting and Daystar Company, Inc.July 22, 1955 (3 pages).
b2f46
Tex Dean: Correspondence with L.S. McMurry June 15, 1955 (2 pages); Southern Bell receipts (5 items); 1 Western Union receipt; itemized list of phone calls, written on an envelope April-August 1955; 1 note.
b2f47
Tex Dean: Contract February 14, 1956.
b2f48
Tex Dean: Agreement on royalties between L.S. McMurry and Ruth C. Dean (Tex's heir) October and November 1985 (3 pages); 3 copies of the 1955 contract.
b2f49
Tex Dean: Photograph.
b2f50
Tex Dean and Wally Deane: Correspondence regarding contracts May and July 1955 (3 letters); extension of contract March 26, 1956 (4 pages); 1 letter, re: making a demo tape June 24, 1957..
 
Wally Deane.
b2f51
Wally Deane: Contract May 11, 1955.
b2f52
Wally Deane: Documents concerning lease agreement with Lightning and Daystar Recording Company, July 22, 1955, October 20, 1955, March 26, 1956 and amendment.
b2f53
Wally Deane: ACA Recording Studios invoices 1956 (4 items).
b2f54
Wally Deane: Correspondence--letter from L.S. McMurry May 11, 1956; letter from Wally's oldest sister Lou Ann to L.S. McMurry, re: where's Wally? April 3, 1956 (2 pages); Western Union telegram May 31, 1956; Western Union receipt June 12, 1956.
 
Brother Hugh Dent.
b2f55
Brother Hugh Dent: Contract April 29, 1952 and renewal April 10, 1953.
b2f56
Brother Hugh Dent: Correspondence 1953-1955; 1979 (14 items).
b2f57
Brother Hugh Dent: Ledger page 1952-1954, 6 cancelled checks.
b2f58
Brother Hugh Dent: Royalty Statements 1953-1955 (11 items).
b2f59
Brother Hugh Dent: Premier Radio invoice 1952.
 
Werly Fairburn.
b3f1
Werly Fairburn: Contract November 7th, 1952.
b3f2
Werly Fairburn: Ledger page 1952-1956; 9 cancelled checks.
b3f3
Werly Fairburn: Royalty statements 1953-1955 (4 items).
b3f4
Werly Fairburn: ACA Recording Studios invoices 1953-1954 (3 items).
b3f5
Werly Fairburn: Photograph.
 
Roy Harris/Buz Busby.
b3f6
Roy Harris/Buz Busby: Contract March 1, 1951 with amendment May 11, 1951; 1 cancelled check.
b3f7
Roy Harris/Buz Busby: Royalty statements 1951-1952 (2 items).
b3f8
Roy Harris/Buz Busby: Ledger page 1951-1952; 6 cancelled checks.
 
Roy Harris/Duke Huddleston.
b3f9
Roy Harris/Duke Huddleston: Royalty statement 1951; 4 cancelled checks.
b3f10
Roy Harris/Duke Huddleston: Recording company invoices 1951-1952 (7 items).
 
Ralph and Felix Hodges.
b3f11
Ralph and Felix Hodges: Contract December 5, 1951.
b3f12
Ralph and Felix Hodges: Ledger page 1951-1956; 1 cancelled check.
b3f13
Ralph and Felix Hodges: Royalty statements 1952-1955 (5 items).
b3f14
Ralph and Felix Hodges: 1 clipping, Jackson Daily News November 26, 1979.
b3f15
Ralph and Felix Hodges: ACA Recording Studios invoices 1951-1952 (2 items).
 
Lonnie Holmes.
b3f16
Lonnie Holmes: Ledger page 1951-1956; recording company invoices 1951 (2 items); 7 cancelled checks.
 
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b3f17
Sherman Johnson: Ledger page, Advances 1951-1956; Ledger page, Loans 1952-1956; ACA Recording Studios invoices 1952 (2 items).
b3f18
Sherman Johnson: Loan statements 1952-1954 (2 items); Royalty statements 1953-1955 (15 items); letter April 7, 1953.
 
Kay Kellum.
b3f19
Kay Kellum: Royalty statements 1952-1954 (4 items); Recording company invoices 1951 (4 items); 1 cancelled check; Copies of same items (5 pages).
 
Luke McDaniel.
b3f20
Luke McDaniel: Ledger pages (2 pages); Advances: 10 cancelled checks (740-744, 752, 760, 988-990); Loans: 2 cancelled checks (745, 803); Copies of all these items (5 pages).
b3f21
Luke McDaniel: ACA Recording Studios invoices 1952-1953 (3 items).
b3f22
Luke McDaniel: Correspondence 1953-1954:.
Scope Note: Letter May 11, 1953 (plus return receipt); Letter May 18, 1953 (plus return receipt); Letter October 6, 1954; Letter October 21, 1954; Letters October 22, 1954 (3 separate letters); Letter October 25, 1954 (includes a signed copy of license on "No More" October 22, 1954); Letter November 3, 1954; Letter to Lillian [S. McMurry] from Dave [?], n.d.; Notes of [Lillian S. McMurry], re: "can't find recording contract," n.d.
b3f23
Luke McDaniel: Agreement (signed) between Globe Music Corporation and Coral Records, Inc., re: "Whoa Boy" February 15, 1955 plus letter February 21, 1955 and 45 rpm record of "Whoa Boy" on the Coral Records label; Letter March 8, 1955 (2 copies) plus return receipt and "One More Heart" label; 45 rpm record of "Will Our Love Fade and Die" on King label (K3826); Correspondence: Letter March 16, 1955; Letter March 16, 1955 (separate letter); Letter March 18, 1955; Letter March 25, 1955..
Scope Note: Letter June 25, 1980 (copy) with enclosure of Royalty Statements 1953-1954 ; (14 items) and Assignment of Copyrights October 31, 1953; Letter from BMI, re: compositions deleted from Publishers catalogue November; 24, 1981 and Quitclaim Assignment August 15, 1981 (4 copies, one; having an official U.S. Copyright Office seal); Letter August 16, 1981; Letter February 19, 1982; Letter March 24, 1982 (copy).
b3f25
Luke McDaniel: Correspondence 1991:.
Scope Note: Letter January 23, 1991 (copy); Letter January 25, 1991 (2 copies); Letter n.d.; Letter from McDaniel to L.S. McMurry, re: authorization for her to act as agent ; for 10 songs, January 18, 1991; Letter January 18, 1991, includes lyrics to 9 McDaniel songs (9 pages); Letter from Pat [?] to "Aunt Lillian" September 3, 1991.
b3f26
Luke McDaniel: Photograph.
 
Bill McDonald.
b3f27
Bill McDonald: Contract January 30, 1954.
b3f28
Bill McDonald: Ledger pages 1954-1956 (2 items); 3 cancelled checks.
 
Wallace "Wally" Mercer.
b3f29
Wallace "Wally" Mercer: Contract April 29, 1954; letter July 7, 1955.
b3f30
Wallace "Wally" Mercer: Management contract September 12, 1957; 2 statements,.
b3f31
Wallace "Wally" Mercer: Ledger page 1954-1956; Royalty statement 1955; 9.
b3f32
Wallace "Wally" Mercer: Letter September 19, 1979; ACA Recording Studios.
 
Earl Reed, Sr..
b3f33
Earl Reed, Sr.: Royalty Statement 1951; recording company invoice 1951; 1.
 
Marcella Simpson.
b3f34
Marcella Simpson: Royalty statement 1951.
 
John "Chick" Soley.
b3f35
John "Chick" Soley: Contract February 23, 1955.
b3f36
John "Chick" Soley: Documents, re: licensing agreement with Lightning and.
b3f37
John "Chick" Soley: Correspondence 1955-1957 (8 items).
b3f38
John "Chick" Soley: ACA Recording Studios invoices 1956 (2 items); 4 cancelled.
b3f39
John "Chick" Soley: Photograph.
 
Southern Sons Quartette.
b3f40
Southern Sons Quartette: Contract May 29, 1950 and 1 cancelled check; release July 31, 1954.
b3f41
Southern Sons Quartette: Correspondence 1950, 1979, 1980 (4 items).
b3f42
Southern Sons Quartette: Royalty statement August 14, 1954 plus 3 unopened letters.
b3f43
Southern Sons Quartette: Royalty statements 1953-1955 (27 items).
b3f44
Southern Sons Quartette: Loan statements 1954 (2 items); promissory notes July 31, 1954 (2 items); loan-related documents (4 items); 1 cancelled check.
b3f45
Southern Sons Quartette: Plastic Products Inc. invoices 1950 (12 items).
b3f46
Southern Sons Quartette: Recording company invoices 1950-1953 (16 items).
b3f47
Southern Sons Quartette: Photograph.
 
Jimmy Swan.
b3f48
Jimmy Swan: Contract April 17, 1952; receipt April 21, 1952.
b3f49
Jimmy Swan: Royalty statements 1953-1955 (17 items).
b3f50
Jimmy Swan: Ledger page, loans 1953-1954 plus 1 cancelled check; Ledger pages, advances 1952-1956 plus 17 cancelled checks.
b3f51
Jimmy Swan: Correspondence 1953, 1979 (3 items).
b3f52
Jimmy Swan: ACA Recording Studios invoices 1953 (4 items).
b3f53
Jimmy Swan: Photograph.
 
J.W. Walker.
b3f54
J.W. Walker: Ledger page 1952.
 
Glen West.
b3f55
Glen West: Contract February 24, 1953.
b3f56
Glen West: Correspondence 1953-1955 (4 items).
b3f57
Glen West: Ledger page 1953-1956; ACA Recording Studios invoices (2 items).
 
Beverly Magnolia White.
b3f58
Beverly Magnolia White: Contract June 7, 1952.
b3f59
Beverly Magnolia White: Premier Radio Enterprises invoice 1952; American Federation of Musicians contract 1952.
b3f60
Beverly Magnolia White: Ledger page 1952-1956; 5 cancelled checks.
b3f61
Beverly Magnolia White: Royalty statements 1953-1955 (6 items).
 
Billy "Tag" Williams.
b3f62
Billy "Tag" Williams: Contract January 12, 1953.
b3f63
Billy "Tag" Williams: Correspondence 1952-1953 (10 items).
b3f64
Billy "Tag" Williams: Ledger page 1953-1956; 2 cancelled checks.
b3f65
Billy "Tag" Williams: Royalty statements 1953-1955 (7 items).
b3f66
Billy "Tag" Williams: Recording studio invoices 1952-1954.
 
Harold Wilson.
b3f67
Harold Wilson: Ledger page 1956-1957.

Artist Files: Masters Not Donated.
 
Luther Huff.
b4f1
Luther Huff: Contract January 23, 1951 with binder check; Amendment to contract June 28, 1951; memo "Music and records by Luther Huff" [plus photocopies of contract and amendment with annotations].
b4f2
Luther Huff: Contract (copy) January 23, 1951; Loans and advances, advance checks, summary of loans, royalty statements 1951-1955 (copies) (18 pages, 2 advances,2 loans); Note on assignments [L.S. McMurry]; Copies from Blues Unlimited 31, March 1966, page 15 and issue 33, May/June 1966, page 20; Copy of letter from Mike Rowe October 1966; Copy of "The Post-War Blues Record" [PWB vol. 2]; Facts for suing Mike Rowe n.d.; Letter from Fred Davis to L.S. McMurry March 10, 1967 (includes postal stamp)..
b4f3
Luther Huff: Ledger page 1951-1956; 5 cancelled checks.
b4f4
Luther Huff: Royalty statements 1951-1955 (13 items); statement of account 1951.
b4f5
Luther Huff: Scott Radio Services invoices 1951.
 
Elmore James.
b4f6
Elmore James: Contract August 4, 1951.
b4f7
Elmore James: Memo "Music and Records Recorded for Diamond Records"; Correspondence, re: contract, 1952, 1955 (4 items, 1 receipt).
b4f8
Elmore James: Royalty statements 1952-1969 (13 items, 1 unopened registered letter, 3 receipts).
b4f9
Elmore James: Ledger page 1951-1956; list of loan checks.
b4f10
Elmore James: 14 cancelled checks; 4 Western Union receipts [inventory made].
b4f11
Elmore James: Recording studio invoices 1951.
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Elmore James: Statement, re: "Catfish Blues" by Lillian McMurry (photocopy).
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Elmore James: Copyright documents, re: "Dust My Broom" (3 items, including a photocopy of the lead sheet).
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[Elmore James: Tape container for telephone conversation tape].
 
Jesse "Tiny" Kennedy.
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Jesse "Tiny" Kennedy: Contract October 22, 1951; cancelled check and postal receipt.
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Jesse "Tiny" Kennedy: Contract November 11, 1952.
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Jesse "Tiny" Kennedy: Contract (unsigned) June 13, 1953; letter of June 20, 1953.
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Jesse "Tiny" Kennedy: Memo "Music and Records Recorded for DRC Inc.".
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Jesse "Tiny" Kennedy: Ledger pages 1951-1956 (2 items).
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Jesse "Tiny" Kennedy: Cancelled checks (16 items).
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Jesse "Tiny" Kennedy: Copyright registration for "Gotta Strange Kind of Feelin'" 1952 (Photostat).
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Jesse "Tiny" Kennedy: Royalty statements 1953-1955 (11 items).
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Jesse "Tiny" Kennedy: Correspondence 1953-1954 (8 letters; 1 telegram).
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Jesse "Tiny" Kennedy: Correspondence 1955 (10 letters, 1 telegram).
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Jesse "Tiny" Kennedy: Correspondence 1971 (2 letters, 1 unopened registered.
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Jesse "Tiny" Kennedy: Invoices from recording studios 1951, 1953 (2 items).
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Jesse "Tiny" Kennedy: Photographs (2 items).
 
Clayton Love.
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Clayton Love: Memo "Music and records by Clayton Love" (1 item); summary of.
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Clayton Love: Ledger page 1951-1955; 1 cancelled check.
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Clayton Love: Royalty statements 1951-1955 (7 items).
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Clayton Love: Correspondence 1971-1972 (4 items).
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Clayton Love: Recording company invoices 1951 (3 items).
 
Willie Love.
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Willie Love: Contract April 7, 1951.
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Willie Love: Contract January 20, 1952 assigning songs to DRC.
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Willie Love: Correspondence 1952 (2 items) and affidavit 1952, re: contract.
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Willie Love: Contract April 7, 1952.
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Willie Love: Letter 1953, re: contract renewal.
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Willie Love: Correspondence 1971 and copies returned unopened (5 items).
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Willie Love: Memo "Music and records made by Willie Love for DRC".
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Willie Love: Ledger pages 1951-1956 (2 items).
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Willie Love: Royalty statement December 15, 1951; Ledger page 1951; cancelled.
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Willie Love: Royalty statements April 7, 1952 (2 items); 2 cancelled checks.
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Willie Love: Royalty statements 1952-1955 (17 items plus 1 unopened letter).
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Willie Love: Royalty statements for songs assigned to DRC 1952-1955 (20 items).
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Willie Love: Royalty statements [to L. McMurry] 1972-1976 (12 items).
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Willie Love: Recording company invoices 1951-1954 (17 items).
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Willie Love: 42 cancelled checks plus 4 invoices [inventoried].
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Willie Love: Photostat of death certificate.
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Willie Love: Photograph.
 
Jerry "Boogie" McCain.
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Jerry "Boogie" McCain: Contract September 20, 1953.
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Jerry "Boogie" McCain: Contract November 2, 1954.
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Jerry "Boogie" McCain: Contract September 16, 1979 assigning copyrights to.
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Jerry "Boogie" McCain: Memo "Music and Records recorded for DRC".
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Jerry "Boogie" McCain: Ledger page 1953-1956.
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Jerry "Boogie" McCain: 12 cancelled checks; list of advances.
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Jerry "Boogie" McCain: Royalty statements 1954-1955 (3 items).
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Jerry "Boogie" McCain: Correspondence 1953-1955 (11 items).
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Jerry "Boogie" McCain: Correspondence 1971 (3 items).
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Jerry "Boogie" McCain: Correspondence 1979 (4 items).
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Jerry "Boogie" McCain: Correspondence 1980-1981 (6 items).
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Jerry "Boogie" McCain: Correspondence 1984 (2 items).
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Jerry "Boogie" McCain: ACA Recording Studios invoices 1954 (3 items).
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Jerry "Boogie" McCain: Photograph.
 
Bill Nettles.
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Bill Nettles: Contract July 10, 1953.
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Bill Nettles: Ledger pages 1953-1956 (2 items); 5 cancelled checks; ACA.
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Bill Nettles: Correspondence 1954-1955 (2 items plus clipping).
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Bill Nettles: Photograph.
 
St. Andrews Gospelaires.
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St. Andrews Gospelaires: Contract April 30, 1950; addition May 19, 1950; 1.
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St. Andrews Gospelaires: Letter 1950; Master Record company invoice 1950;.
 
Joe Lee Williams.
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Joe Lee Williams: Scott Radio Service Company invoice September 24, 1951; ACA invoices 1951 (2 items).
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Joe Lee Williams: Contract September 25, 1951; letter October 3, 1952, re:.
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Joe Lee Williams: 6 cancelled checks.
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Joe Lee Williams: Music records by "Big Joe" Lee Williams; 2 sheets.
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Joe Lee Williams: Ledger pages advance; loan.
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Joe Lee Williams: Royalty notices 1952- 1955 (17 items); signed loan receipt 1/7/52.
 
Sonny Boy Williamson.
Scope Note: Letter June 27, 1983; Letter August 17, 1983.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Contract December 14, 1950 (7 pp.); Binder check no. 159(plus 1 photocopy of all).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Contract renewal December 14, 1951 (3 items, 1 cancelled check).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Amendment to contract May 11, 1951; binder check no. 269.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Powers of attorney April 21, 1952, March 24, 1953 (carbons).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Contract January 3, 1953; renewal option December 21, 1953 (2 receipts attached) (plus photocopy of all).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Power of attorney to L.S. McMurry, March 24, 1953.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Memo: "Music and records made for Diamond Record Company".
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Royalty statements June 30, 1952 (4 items).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Royalty statements February 15, 1953 (5 items, 1 cancelled check).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Royalty statements July 28, 1953 (6 items).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Royalty statements on "Eyesight to the Blind" and "Crazy 'Bout You Baby" 1951-1953, 1970-1980:.
Scope Note: Statements for "Eyesight" for 1951-1953 (1 for each year); From 1970-1980 statements are for both songs (with the exception of 1970-1972, which are only for "Crazy"), and are released biannually on the 30th of June and the 31st of December. (Total of 40 statements,17 envelopes, 6 receipts, 2 check copies, and 2 memos).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Royalty statements February 15, 1954 (9 items; 2 receipts).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Royalty statements August 14, 1954 (11 items); Statement of loans August 14, 1954.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Royalty statements February 15, 1955 (11 items); Statement of loans June 30, 1954 to December 31, 1954.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Royalty statements August 15, 1955 (9 items; 1 cancelled check).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Royalty statements 1971 (4 items, plus 1 check and 2 receipts).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Royalty statement August 14, 1972 and accompanying correspondence (5 items; 2 receipts).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Royalty statements 1973 (2 items; 4 receipts).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Royalty statements 1974 (3 items); Expense ledger on legalcase, ARC Music Company.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Royalty statements 1975 (3 items).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Royalty statements 1976 (3 items); Summary of expenses in Arc and Mellin cases 1974-1975.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Royalty statement 1981.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Scott Radio Service invoices 1951 (4 items).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Audio Company of America Recording Studios invoices1951-1955 (17 items).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Ledger pages--Advances and loans 1951-1955.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Memo "Record of advances paid to Sonny Boy Williamson[1951-1954]; Record of expenses for Sonny Boy Williamson [1951-1955];Record of Loans to Mattie L. and Sonny Boy Williamson against recordroyalties [1950-1959].
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Proof of ownership of DRC 213/214; 10 cancelled checks.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Advances, loans etc. 1951 [worksheets: 4 items, 3 cancelled checks].
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Cancelled checks 1950-1951 (Loans: 20 checks, 1 receipt;Advances: 5 checks; Expenses: 5 checks, 1 receipt).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Cancelled checks: Expenses 1952 (8 checks, 1 receipt).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Cancelled checks: Loans 1952 (9 checks; 7 Western Union receipts).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Papers concerning loans 1952: [Note: Most letters concerning Sonny Boy Williamson's business affairs are written by his wife, Mattie L. Williamson. Her correspondence continues after his death.].
Scope Note: Letters February 5, 1952 (2 items); Letter November 12, 1952 (plus 1 cancelled check); Power of attorney April 21, 1952 (carbon); Lawyer's invoice May 5, 1952; Undated letter of Mattie L. Williamson to Sonny Boy Williamson [Removed to CLOSED file].
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Cancelled checks: Advances 1953 (17 checks).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Cancelled checks: Loans 1953 (24 checks; 4.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Papers concerning loans 1953:.
Scope Note: Letter February 9, 1953 (plus cancelled check); Letter May 25, 1953 (plus 2 cancelled checks); Letter December 28, 1953; Power of attorney March 24, 1953.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Cancelled checks: Expenses 1954 (1 check); Loans 1954 (3 checks).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Correspondence 1954:.
Scope Note: Letter February 18, 1954 and reply by Lillian S. McMurry February [24?]1954(carbon); Letter April 20, 1954 plus cancelled check; Letter July 19, 1954 and cancelled check; Letter November 13, 1954 and cancelled check; Letter November 24, 1954.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Cancelled checks: Loans 1955 (3 checks); Expenses (3 checks; 1 receipt).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Correspondence 1955:.
Scope Note: Letter January 4, 1955; Letter February 11, 1955 and cancelled check; Letter February 18, 1955; Letter by Lillian S. McMurry, April 15, 1955 with letter to Lillian S. McMurry from Herbert; Garrison, May 11, 1955 and cancelled check; Letter November 5, 1955 with 2 cancelled checks and 2 Western Union receipts.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Correspondence 1956.
Scope Note: Letter January 17, 1956; Letter February 1, 1956; Letter February 8, 1956 with cancelled check and Western Union receipt; Letter February 15, 1956; Letter February 21, 1956 with cancelled check and Western Union receipt; Letter March 14, 1956; Letter April 3, 1956.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Correspondence 1969:.
Scope Note: Letter April 1, 1969 and cancelled check; Letter May 16, 1969.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Correspondence 1973:.
Scope Note: Draft of letter to Arhoolie January 22, 1973; Letter January 24, 1973; Letter February 8, 1973; Letter February 16, 1973; Letter October 19, 1973 with reply from Lillian S. McMurry October 29, 1973 (carbon).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Letter February 4, 1975 with reply from Lillian S. McMurry August 1, 1975 (carbon).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Correspondence 1977.
Scope Note: Letter February 27, 1977; Letter April 1, 1977; Letter April 5, 1977; Letter May 10, 1977; Letter August 24, 1977; Letter September 12, 1977; Letter October 12, 1977; Letter December 13, 1977.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Correspondence 1978-1979:.
Scope Note: Letter January 23, 1978; Letter January 24, 1979; Letter March 28, 1979; Letter June 12, 1979.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Correspondence 1980:.
Scope Note: Letter from Lillian S. McMurry January 11, 1980 (carbon); Letter February 8, 1980 with royalty statements from EMI dated March 6, 1979 (3 items); Letter June 23, 1980 with letter of June 12, 1980 from Cathy Doogan of EMI; Letter by Lillian S. McMurry September 11, 1980 (carbon); Letter November 7, 1980 with reply from Lillian S. McMurry November 10, 1980 (carbon).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Correspondence 1981-1982.
Scope Note: Letter April 25, 1981; Letter March 23, 1982; Letter April 19, 1982; Letter September 23, 1982 with reply from Lillian S. McMurry September 27, 1982 (carbon).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Correspondence 1983.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Correspondence 1951-1980, re: "(She Brings) Eyesight to the Blind" and "Crazy 'Bout You Baby" (78 pages plus receipts and envelopes);.
Scope Note: Billboard review of "Born Blind" February 3, 1958 (2 pages); Handwritten notes [L.S. McMurry] July 5, 1973 (6 pages); Note January 23, 1973; Account of royalties and copyright issues for "Eyesight" (2 pages (pages numbered 4 and 5)); Receipts from Mellin Music (2 items); Phone conversation transcripts, written on ledger pages August 22, 1979 and September 6, 1979 (2 pages); Assignment for Mattie Thurman (unsigned copy); Notes of L.S. McMurry August 7, 1980 (2 items); Certificates of Renewal of Registration August 23, 1979 (4 items).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Items concerning "Mr. Downchild":.
Scope Note: Copy of ACA invoice January 21, 1952 and letter February 3, 1999; BMI list of arrangements May 22,1953; Certified Copy of Confirmation of Assignment (Library of Congress seal) November 10, 1972 plus 2 letters October 11, 1972 and November 14, 1972; Certified copy of "Mr. Downchild" (Library of Congress seal) November 10, 1972; Copies of Correspondence with U.S. Copyright Office, re: list of assignments June 19, 1972 and reply: September 1, 1972 (17 pages) and June 20, 1977, reply: August 9, 1977 (7 pages); List of companies having recorded Sonny Boy Williamson September 8, 1980; Copy of Contract and Agreement with Sonny Boy's heirs July 19, 1980 (10 pages) with letter to U.S. Copyright Office August 5, 1980 and reply: October 2, 1980 (seal August 8, 1980); Certification by U.S. Copyright Office of Mattie Williamson to Arc Music January 14, 1980 plus letter from L.S. McMurry to the office January 16, 1980 and from the office November 10, 1980; Copy of Agreement to Settlement on Accrued Writer's Royalties August 26, 1981; Letters from L.S. McMurry April 26, 1996 and November 16, 1998; Copy of "Mr. Downchild" 45 rpm on Mimosa label March 12, 1999.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Miscellaneous notes and letters concerning the erection of a headstone on Sonny Boy Williamson's grave (7 items).
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Miscellaneous:.
Scope Note: Headstone controversy: Article from The New York Times September 30, 1997 (2 copies); Copy of minutes from Globe Music directors' meeting November 15, 1976; Contract with Davidson Marble & Granite Works December 14, 1976 (4 copies); Copy of ledger page showing expense of headstone December 1976; Copy of idea for headstone, n.d.; Article from Delta Democrat Times March 12, 1998 (2 copies); Interview with L.S. McMurry Living Blues 67; Article on Trumpet Records in Goldmine July 6, 1954;List-serv posting September 28, 1997 (2 copies); Correspondence April 26, 1977, December 3, 1980, and 1997-1998 (15 pages plus envelopes)
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Promotional photograph.
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Sonny Boy Williamson: Snapshots of grave, etc..