Joe M. Morris Piano Roll Collection, 1902-2006
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Brief Description: The collection consists of 5431 piano rolls, containing Western art music and American popular songs, as well as folk and novelty tunes. A majority of the popular songs are arranged as fox trots; many rolls also include lyrics which scroll as the roll progresses.
Held at:
Music Library
Record Series Number: 06/071
Created by: Morris, Joe M.
Volume: 198.0 Boxes
Acquired: 10/00/2013.
Arrangement: Rolls are in numerical order according to numbers assigned by the collector. The collection is divided into five series of roughly 1000 items, and a sixth series for the remainder.
Biographical Note for Morris, Joe M. : Joe Morris was a Dallas-area collector of mechanical instruments and recordings, and compiled this collection.
Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Subject Index
Mechanical musical instruments.
Genres/Forms of Material
Player piano music
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/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 Notes: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours' notice prior to use.
Acquisition Notes: Estate of Joe M. Morris  Bequest.
Finding Aid Revisions: July 26, 2018.