Contents

Search this Finding Aid

alert Continue your research elsewhere

Contact Us

Schedule Research Appointment.

Contact, Report Errors, etc.

Support Our Efforts

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

Request Items From This Collection

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.

Subject/Index Terms

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

Browse by Series:


Series 3: Personal papers, books, and correspondence, 1931-1996Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 1: Correspondence and papersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1: Correspondence, 1931 January - 1940 AugustAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697611.
Folder 1: 1931-1936Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: 1937-1938Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: 1939 January-AugustAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: 1939 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: 1939 OctoberAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: 1939 NovemberAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: 1939 December 1-19Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: 1939 December 20-31Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: 1940 January-FebruaryAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: 1940 March-AprilAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 11: 1940 May-JuneAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 12: 1940 July-AugustAdd to your cart.
 
Box 2: Original correspondence with H.P. Lovecraft, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697617.
Box 3: Early science fiction-related correspondence and papers, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697612.
Box 4: Personal papers, radio scripts, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697616. Previously labeled as Box 3.
Box 5: Correspondence, 1940 September-1944Add to your cart.
Barcode 697619.
Folder 1: 1940 September-OctoberAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: 1940 November-DecemberAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: 1941 January-FebruaryAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: 1941 March-JulyAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: 1941 August-SeptemberAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: 1941 October-DecemberAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: 1942-1943Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: 1944Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: Cigar box with correspondence and ephemera, 1933-1936Add to your cart.
 
Item 2: Stationery box with correspondence and ephemera, 1934-1935Add to your cart.
 
Box 6: Correspondence, 1940s  - 1950sAdd to your cart.
 
Box 7: Correspondence, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697610.
Box 9a: Correspondence, 1960-1965Add to your cart.
Barcode 697632.
Box 9b: Correspondence, 1966-1969Add to your cart.
Barcode 697614.
Box 10: Correspondence, 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Box 11: Correspondence, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697622.
Box 12: Correspondence, 1977 July - 1989Add to your cart.
Barcode 697621.
Box 13: Correspondence, 1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Box 14: Correspondence, 1990-1996Add to your cart.
Barcode 697618.
Box 15: Writings by ConoverAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697613.
Box 16: Writings by ConoverAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697624.
Box 17: Writings by ConoverAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697615.
Box 18: Personal papers: White House-relatedAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697620.
Box 19: Personal papersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 20: Personal papersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 21: Personal papersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 22: Personal papersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 23: Personal papersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 24: Personal papersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 25: Personal papersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 17a: Writings by ConoverAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697633.
Sub-Series 2: H.P. LovecraftAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1: Science-Fantasy CorrespondentAdd to your cart.
 
Box 2: Science-Fantasy CorrespondentAdd to your cart.
 
Box 3: H.P. Lovecraft: Supernatural Horror in LiteratureAdd to your cart.
 
Box 4: H.P. Lovecraft: Supernatural Horror in LiteratureAdd to your cart.
 
Box 5: H.P. Lovecraft: Supernatural Horror in LiteratureAdd to your cart.
 
Box 6: H.P. Lovecraft: Supernatural Horror in LiteratureAdd to your cart.
 
Box 7: H.P. Lovecraft projects - related documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 8: H.P. Lovecraft projects - related documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 9: H.P. Lovecraft projects - related documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 10: H.P. Lovecraft projects - related documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 11: H.P. Lovecraft projects - related documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 12: H.P. Lovecraft projects - related documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 13: H.P. Lovecraft projects - related documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 14: H.P. Lovecraft projects - related documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 15: H.P. Lovecraft projects - related documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 16: H.P. Lovecraft projects - related documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 17: H.P. Lovecraft projects - related documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 18: H.P. Lovecraft projects - related documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 19: H.P. Lovecraft projects - related documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 20: Science-Fantasy Correspondent - additional copiesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 21: H.P. Lovecraft projects - related correspondence, 1970sAdd to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 3: BooksAdd to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 4: Magazines and newspapersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1: MagazinesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 2: MagazinesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 3: MagazinesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 4: MagazinesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 5: MagazinesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 6: MagazinesAdd to your cart.
 
Box 7: 9 boxes of newspaper clippings, 1930s-1990sAdd to your cart.
 
Box 8: 9 boxes of newspaper clippings, 1930s-1990sAdd to your cart.
 
Box 9: 9 boxes of newspaper clippings, 1930s-1990sAdd to your cart.
 
Box 10: 9 boxes of newspaper clippings, 1930s-1990sAdd to your cart.
 
Box 11: 9 boxes of newspaper clippings, 1930s-1990sAdd to your cart.
 
Box 12: 9 boxes of newspaper clippings, 1930s-1990sAdd to your cart.
 
Box 13: 9 boxes of newspaper clippings, 1930s-1990sAdd to your cart.
 
Box 14: 9 boxes of newspaper clippings, 1930s-1990sAdd to your cart.
 
Box 15: 9 boxes of newspaper clippings, 1930s-1990sAdd to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 5: Various documentsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1: Phonolog bindersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 2: Phonolog bindersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 3: FinancialAdd to your cart.
 
Box 4: FinancialAdd to your cart.
 
Box 5: FinancialAdd to your cart.
 
Box 6: Contracts and invoices, 1950s-1996Add to your cart.
 
Box 7: Record label catalogs, promotional materials, press kitsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 8: Record label catalogs, promotional materials, press kitsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 9: Record label catalogs, promotional materials, press kitsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 10: Record label catalogs, promotional materials, press kitsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 11: Record label catalogs, promotional materials, press kitsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 12: PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 13: PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 14: PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 15: PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 16: PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 17: PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 18: PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 19: PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 20: PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 21: PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 22: PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 23: PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 24: Notes taken from record jacketsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 25: Notes taken from record jacketsAdd to your cart.
 

This search tool is provided so that you can augment your research in other systems across the web. Simply enter or modify your search term(s) and choose one of the available services below to look up information. We'll open your request in a new browser window.

Hint: Most systems will give better results for phrases when you wrap them in "quotation marks"

alert Make sure to check for additional tools on the results page to help further refine your search. You can typically find these in the left-hand column of the page or as a horizontal menu at the top of the page.

 
 
 
 
Page Generated in: 0.819 seconds (using 240 queries).
Using 13.98MB of memory. (Peak of 14.3MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21
Copyright ©2011 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign