Joe M. Morris Piano Roll Collection, 1902-2006Add to your cart.

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Joe M. Morris Piano Roll Collection, 1902-2006Add to your cart.
ID: 06/ 071
Primary Creator: Morris, Joe M.
Extent: 198.0 Boxes
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.
Date Acquired: 10/00/2013
Subjects:
Forms of Material: Player piano music
Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

Joe Morris was a Dallas-area collector of mechanical instruments and recordings, and compiled this collection.

Subject/Index Terms

Access Information

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:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours' notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Acquisition Source: Estate of Joe M. Morris
Acquisition Method: Bequest.
Finding Aid Revision History: July 26, 2018.

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