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Willis Conover Collection, 1930-1996 | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Willis Conover Collection, 1930-1996Add to your cart.
ID: 06/004
Primary Creator: Conover, Willis (1920-1996)
Extent: 200.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 00/00/1997
Subjects: Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937., Voice of America (Organization)
Forms of Material: Jazz

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

This extensive collection includes documents from Willis Conover's career at the Voice of America, as well as personal papers, sound recordings, video recordings, and realia.

Biographical Note

Willis Conover (1920-1996) was a jazz producer and broadcaster on the Voice of America for over forty years. He produced jazz concerts at the White House, the Newport Jazz Festival, and for movies and television. Conover is credited with keeping interest in jazz alive in the countries of Eastern Europe through his nightly broadcasts during the Cold War when jazz was banned by most of the communist governments.

See also: Conover's obituary in the New York Times, "Willis Conover is Dead at 75; Aimed Jazz at the Soviet Bloc," May 19, 1996.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library and in remote storage. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.
Acquisition Source: Willis Conover Jazz Preservation Foundation, Inc.
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Processing Information: This collection is currently undergoing processing.

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 1: Voice of America, 1954-1996Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 1: Music USA PlaylistsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1: 1955Add to your cart.
 
Box 2: 1956Add to your cart.
Programs 399-667.
Box 3: 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Programs 670-814.
Box 4: 1957Add to your cart.
Programs 815-844 (numerous duplicate copies).
Box 5: 1957Add to your cart.
Programs 845-963.
Box 6: 1957Add to your cart.
Programs 964-1095.
Box 7: 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Programs 1097-1257.
Box 8: 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Programs 1258-1494.
Box 9: 1961Add to your cart.
Programs 1867-2101.
Box 10: 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Programs 2103-2385.
Box 11: 1967-1977Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Binder, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
 
Item 2: Binder, 1969-1970Add to your cart.
 
Item 3: Binder, 1971-1973Add to your cart.
 
Item 4: Binder, 1974-1977Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: Folder, 1975 June-OctoberAdd to your cart.
 
Item 6: Folder, 1973Add to your cart.
Looseleaf copies.
Box 12: 1978-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 13: 1980s, 1990sAdd to your cart.
 
Box 14: Various playlists and schedulesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 15: InventoriesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 16: InventoriesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 17: InventoriesAdd to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 2: Other programsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1: VOA Far East Division, Music of AmericaAdd to your cart.
 
Box 2: House of SoundsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 3: Music with FriendsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 4: Music with FriendsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 5: Music with FriendsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 6: Music with Friends; History of JazzAdd to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 3: Various VOA-related documentsAdd to your cart.
Boxes 1-8: Files.
Box 1: FilesAdd to your cart.
Barcode 679241.
Box 2: FilesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 3: FilesAdd to your cart.
Barcode 679229.
Box 4: FilesAdd to your cart.
Barcode 679215.
Box 5: FilesAdd to your cart.
Barcode 679228.
Box 6: FilesAdd to your cart.
Barcode 679232.
Box 7: FilesAdd to your cart.
Barcode 679218.
Box 8: FilesAdd to your cart.
Barcode 663339.
Box 9: FilesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 10: Voice of America documents and publicationsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 11: Voice of America documents and publicationsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 12: Friends of Music USA newslettersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 13: Friends of Music USA QSL cardsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 14: FilesAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697623.
Box 15: FilesAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697625.
Box 16: FilesAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697626.
Box 17: FilesAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697627.
Box 18: FilesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 19: FilesAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697628.
Box 20: FilesAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697629.
Box 21: FilesAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697630.
Box 22: FilesAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697631.
Sub-Series 4: White House Record Library CommissionAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 5: Travel; jazz festivals and concertsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1: International travel and jazz festivals, 1957-1995Add to your cart.
 
Box 2: International travel and jazz festivals, 1957-1995Add to your cart.
 
Box 3: Newport Jazz FestivalsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 4: New Orleans Jazz Festival, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
 
Box 5: New Orleans Jazz Festival, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
 

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