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Brad McCuen Collection

Accession Numbers

97-023

Physical Description

49.07 l.f. including:

  • 336 photographs
  • 78 reel-to-reel audio recordings
    (but not including elsewhere in the collection):
  • 409 books
  • 771 serials
  • 31 vertical file items
  • 69 trade catalogs
  • 1460 pieces of sheet music
  • 110 liner notes

Description

49.1 linear feet including 366 photographs, 78 reel-to-reel audio recordings, 409 books, 771 serials, 31 vertical file items, 69 trade catalogs, 1,460 pieces sheet music, 110 liner notes, and 25,400 sound recordings collected by McCuen throughout his career in the recording industry. The Brad McCuen Papers document McCuenÂ’s broad personal and professional interests and the significant impact he had on the music industry and American musical tastes. This monumental and diverse collection includes professional correspondence and memoranda, daily calendars, photographs, and manuscript sound recordings created and collected by McCuen throughout his career in the recording industry; records of independent projects he pursued following his retirement from the industry; and a wide variety of personal papers including correspondence about his experiences in the First Infantry Division during World War II. Please see detailed finding aid for more information.

Dates

1939-1996

Restrictions

All materials in this collection are subject to standard national and international copyright laws. Materials for which we have undeniable rights are those that McCuen has created himself. Center staff are able to assist with copyright questions for this material.

 

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Brad McCuen acquired the materials in this collection over the course of his life in the pursuit of his interests and career in the production of popular American music. Many of the materials themselves (some recordings, for instance) predate the beginning of McCuen’s association with the recording industry, but the majority of the materials were generated by and during his professional career. Most of the business records and many of the manuscript recordings were generated through his own offices, while much of the other product in this material was acquired directly or indirectly in relation to his work. There are some materials that supported his own musical interests and collecting as well.


In the summer of 1997 the Center staff visited the home of Brad McCuen to select and pack the materials, which McCuen was selling to the Center. Over the course of five days these materials were transferred to the Center in the middle of July 1997.

Biographical Sketch

Brad McCuen was born on May 17, 1921 in New York Citys Manhattan. At age 15, McCuens interest in jazz and swing music was sparked by a gift of recordings from orchestra leader Red Norvo. McCuen attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and while majoring in journalism, McCuen took summer jobs in radio stations. McCuen fought in World War II at Normandy, and after his discharge, sold records for Majestic Brands in New York.

From 1948 until 1969 McCuen worked for RCA Victor Record Division as Atlanta and Chicago regional fieldman, music director and then producer of special recordings, and finally as producer in artists and repertoire. His accomplishments in RCA included numerous Grammy awards and nominations, along with the popular (and to some extent, commercial) success of various reissue series, including the popular Vintage Series and Readers Digest series of recordings.

After a brief tenure as professional manager of Sunbury-Dunbar Music publishing, McCuen founded his own record label called Mega Records in Nashville, Tennessee. A few of the artists brought Mega notable success, but after establishing and/or acquiring four music publishing firms, and creating a new label, McCuen sold Mega and became a partner in Record Row Associates.

McCuen spent the remainder of his career as a director of the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers (SESAC), host of a popular syndicated jazz radio program, instructor of music industry at Belmont College, judge for the American Song Festival, but also as a music industry consultant for various artists, record companies, associations and organizations, radio stations, publishers, and the NARAS. McCuens memberships in various organizations and services on boards and committees are too numerous to list here. Brad McCuen went into semi-retirement in 1979, and died in Knoxville on June 9, 2002.

 

Scope and Content

The Brad McCuen Papers document McCuens broad personal and professional interests and the significant impact he had, not only on the music industry but also on American musical tastes. This monumental and diverse collection includes professional correspondence and memoranda, daily calendars, photographs, and manuscript sound recordings created and collected by McCuen throughout his career in the recording industry; records of independent projects he pursued following his retirement from the industry; and a wide variety of personal papers including correspondence about his experiences in the First Infantry Division during World War II.

Approximately 50% of the collection was organized by McCuen prior to its transfer to the Center. These materials are found largely in Series A - C and F - H. Folder headings created by McCuen in other series are enclosed in quotation marks.

Center staff subsequently organized the entire collection into seventeen series, which were then organized into five subgroups:

 

Sub-group One: Record Companies (Series A - E) draws together material in a variety of formats created and collected by McCuen while he worked for three commercial sound recording companies: RCA, Mega, and Country Harvest. The materials in Series A, B, and C document McCuens many and diverse official activities within his professional roles, from talent scout to president of a record company. The materials include contracts, correspondence, policies, financial records, album product, distribution, publicity, and promotional product, media reviews, and other business papers which are organized first by label name and then alphabetically by subject.

Some ephemeral materials generated by and about these companies, including photographs, album promotional materials and covers, newspaper articles and clippings about company products, and a series of audio tapes of recording are grouped separately and organized by material format. Detailed log sheets for each tape compiled by Center audio staff are included in an appendix following the box and folder list, and also in the Center-generated finding aids located in box 95.

 

Subgroup Two: Professional Organizations (Series F - H) consists of three series documenting McCuens involvement with record industry organizations while he was employed by the RCA and Mega labels. The CMA/CMF and NARAS series include files related to the awards given by those organizations.

 

Subgroup Three: Independent Professional Pursuits (Series I - J) includes most of the material related to music and the music business created or collected by McCuen when he was no longer affiliated with a major recording company. The first series in the group consists of correspondence, publications, discographies, and financial, legal and business records related to his work as a consultant for a variety of individuals and companies, organized by project name. The second series, similar in both organization and content, indicates interests and activities outside of a professional consultation basis. Included is correspondence from individuals seeking information from McCuen about various industry-related subjects, and print and near-print materials collected by McCuen. Both series include sometimes extensive recollections and information drawn from McCuens earlier career as well as documenting McCuens then-current interests and activities.

 

Subgroup Four: Jazz Pursuits (Series K - L) includes material generated by jazz organizations in which McCuen was active and by a jazz radio series which McCuen and Bruce Davidson produced for WPLN public radio station in Nashville. Researchers should note, however, that while these are the only series within the collection focused solely on jazz, there are jazz-related materials in virtually every series in the collection.

 

Subgroup Five: Personal Papers and Collections (Series M - P) consists of four series documenting McCuens personal life: daily calendars, date books, and expense diaries (1958-1985); McCuens inventories of and indexes to his personal collection of sound recordings (which  the Center has also acquired), along with documents regarding its divestment (1940-1996); correspondence between McCuen and John Quinn (1982-1992) about their careers, their musical tastes, and their service in World War II; and other personal papers (1939-1995), which include writings by McCuen while he was a student at the University of North Carolina and subject files of miscellaneous print and near-print materials collected by McCuen.

Addendum: Center-generated research aids (Series Q) consists of materials photocopied from the collections and those generated by the Center (such as chronologies and dating guides) that may assist research efforts.

A detailed description of each of the seventeen series follows this scope and content note; a box and folder list for the entire collection follows the series descriptions.

Additional Date(s)

1939-1996

 

Collection Contents (Folder/Box List)

A. RCA Records

Box 1

1“10 Great Bands” 1962
2 “10 Years of Top Tunes” 1964
3 10 Years of Top Tunes 1964
4 10 Years of Top Tunes 1964-1965
5 “10 Years – Dead” 1964
6 “1936” 1964
7 “1937” undated
8 “1938” undated
9 “1939” 1963
10 “1940” undated
11 “1941” undated
12 “1942” undated
13 “1943” undated
14 “1944” 1964
15 “1945” undated
16 “A & R” 1948-1952
17 “A & R” 1950-1956
18 A&R 1960
19 “A & R Ideas” 1940-1962
20 A&R Ideas 1953-1963
21 “A & R Ideas” 1958-1965


Box 2

1 “A&R Meet -- June 1968” 1968
2 Advertisements 1960-1968
3 Advertising 1960-1970
4 “Advertising & Promotion Wrap-Up 1964” 1963-1965
5 Advertising & Promotion Wrap-Up RCA Victor RCA Camden 1966
6 Advertising & Promotion Wrap-Up RCA Victor RCA Camden 1967
7 Advertising & Promotion Wrap-Up RCA Victor RCA Camden 1967
8 Advertising & Promotion Wrap-Up RCA Victor RCA Camden 1967
9 “Albums” 1958-1959
10 [Alexander, Monty] “Monty Alexander” 1967-1968
11 “Allegro” 1964
12 Almo Music Corp 1967
13 [American Federation of Musicians] “A F of M” 1969-1970
14 “Annual Polls Winners” (1 of 2) 1944-1967
15 “Annual Polls Winners” (2 of 2) 1944-1967
16 Arnold, Eddy 1964
17 “Arnold, Eddy -- One More Time -- LPM/SP-2471 r.” 1962
18 “Art” 1959-1961
19 “Artist Contract File” 1968
20 Artists Miscellaneous, undated
21 ASCAP Theatrical Productions on Long Playing Records 1964
22 [Atkins, Chet] “Chet” 1959-1960
23 “Austin, Gene My Blue Heaven LPM-2490 Rel” 1962


Box 3

1 [Boys Clubs of America] “B.C.A.” 1958-1959
2 “Basie-Moten” 1964-1965
3 Benefits 1964-1965
4 “Best of” 1966-1968
5 “Best of Series” 1965
6 Biographical Sketches 1964
7 “Blue Sky Boys” 1963
8 “Bluebird Blues” 1964-1965
9 Blues 1966
10 “Boogie Woogie” 1956
11 “Bossa Nova” 1965-1966
12 “Bossa Novas” undated
13 Braff, Ruby 1963-1965
14 [Breau, Lenny] “Lenny Breau” 1967-1969
15 Brown, Les 1960
16 Budriesi, Luciano 1963
17 Burton, Gary 1966
18 Burton, Gary 1967
19 Burton, Gary 1967-1968
20 Burton, Gary 1968
21 [Burton, Gary] “Burton -- Red Seal” 1968
22 [Burton, Gary] “Burton Road” 1964-1968
23 [Burton, Gary] “G. Burton – July” 1967
24 [Burton, Gary] “G. Burton – Tong” 1966-1968
25 [Burton, Gary] “Gary Burton” 1965-1966
26 [Burton, Gary] “Gary Burton” 1967-1968
27 [Burton, Gary] “Gary Burton” 1967-1968
28 [Burton, Gary] “Gary Burton – Breakout” 1967

Box 4

1 [Burton, Gary] “Gary Burton – Carnegie” 1967-1968
2 [Burton, Gary] “Gary Burton – Nashville” 1966-1967
3 [Burton, Gary] “Gary Burton – Single” 1968
4 [Burton, Gary] “Who Is Gary Burton?” 1962-1965
5 “C&W: Artist Record List 1947-1951” 1947-1951
6 “C&W Classics” 1956-1964
7 “C&W Hits” 1965-1966
8 “C&W: Re-Coupling Information 1948-1952” 1948-1952
9 “C. W. Various CAL-689 Country Music Hits” 1961
10 “Camden” 1957-1960
11 “Camden” 1959-1968
12 “Camden Ideas” 1957-1962
13 Camden Ideas 1958-1963
14 “Camden Kiddy ‘64” 1964
15 “Camden - Work Papers” 1959
16 “Car Tapes” 1965-1967
17 “Carter Family” 1961-1965
18 Catalogs and Serials 1944-1968
19 CBC Whiston 1966-1968


Box 5

1 “CBC – Whiston” 1967-1968
2 Children Ideas, undated
3 “Childrens Ideas” 1949-1959
4 “Childrens Sales” 1957-1960
5 Christmas 1966
6 Circle Records 1964
7 “Civil War” 1959
8 Club Hangover, undated
9 “CMA Chicago” 1964-1965
10 [Coben, Cy] “Cy Coben” 1958
11 “Col. Frank Erhardt” 1958
12 Collectors Correspondence 1964
13 “Collector’s LP’s” 1959-1963
14 “Collector’s Mail (C&W)” 1957-1965
15 “Collector’s Research” 1961
16 “Column -- Music Maker” 1950-1960
17 [Como, Perry] “Best of Perry Como” undated
18 [Como, Perry] “Como” 1953
19 [Como, Perry] “Como, Perry CAL-694 CAS(e)-694 -- Make Someone Happy” 1962
20 [Competitive Album Chart Analysis] “Competitive” 1960-1963

Box 6

1 “Competitive Album Chart Analysis” 1962
2 Competitive Album Chart Analysis 1963
3 “Competitive Album Reports” 1960-1962
4 Competitive Album Reviews 1961-1962
5 Competitive Album Reviews 1961-1963
6 “Competitive File” 1960-1962
7 “Competitive Work Papers” 1959-1963
8 [Cooke, Sam] “Sam Cooke -- Purch. Master” 1962
9 “Coon-Sanders” 1961-1965
10 Coon-Sanders 1965-1966
11 Copyright Issues 1954-1967
12 Country and Western Stars (biographies and pictures) RCA Victor Records, undated
13 “Country Hits Parade” 1965-1966
14 Country Music Album Ideas 1958
15 Country Music Reissues 1948-1959


Box 7

1 Country Music Reissues, Album Ideas 1962-1966
2 Country-Western Caravan 1954
3 Cue 1966
4 “Custom” 1950
5 [Dalhart, Vernon] “Vernon Dalhart” 1955-1955
6 “Dance Band Research” 1959-1962
7 [Davidson, Bruce] “Bruce” 1950-1955
8 Davidson, Bruce 1956-1968
9 Davis, Eddie ‘Lockjaw’, undated
10 [Davis, Gail] “Gail Davis” 1958
11 [Davis, ‘Wild Bill’] “Wild Bill Davis” 1967
12 [Davis, ‘Wild Bill’] “Wild Bill Davis” 1967-1968
13 Davis, ‘Wild Bill’ 1967
14 Dealers of Recordings and Discographies 1965-1968
15 [DeFranco, Buddy] “Buddy DeFranco” 1966-1968
16 “Diamonds by the Dozen: Various LPM LSP 2668” 1963
17 “Digest #2” 1965
18 “Distribution and Comments on Albums (Album Review Material)” 1961- 1962
19 “Diversification and Extra Profits: a New Label Concept” 1966
20 “Diversification and Extra Profits: a New Label Concept” 1966


Box 8

1 “Dixieland” 1964
2 “Django” 1959-1966
3 Dorsey, Tommy 1964
4 [Dorsey, Tommy] “Dorsey Victor LPM LSP 2637 (SP-33-185) Dynamite” 1963
5 [Dorsey, Tommy] “T.D.” 1958-1960
6 [Dorsey, Tommy] “T. Dorsey – Camden” 1963
7 [Dr. Seuss] “Dr. Seuss” 1959-1961
8 Dr. Seuss 1960-1965
9 [Dr. Seuss] “Dr. Seuss – 1964” 1960-1964
10 [Dr. Seuss] “Dr. Seuss Recording” 1960-1961
11 [Dr. Seuss] “Dr. Seuss’ Sleep Book” 1964-1966
12 [Dr. Seuss] “Dr. Seuss -- Sleep / If I Ran the Zoo” 1965-1965
13 [Dr. Seuss] “New Dr. Seuss” 1964-1965
14 [Dr. Seuss] “Seuss No. 2” 1957-1962
15 [Dr. Seuss] “Sneeches -- work papers” 1960-1962


Box 9

1 Duke Ellington Jazz Society 1967
2 Edward B. Marks Music Corporation 1966
3 [Electronic Transfers] “ET” 1952-1967
4 Ellington, Duke 1964-1967
5 Ellington, Duke 1964-1968
6 Ellington, Duke 1967-1968
7 Ellington, Duke 1968
8 Ellington, Duke, undated
9 Ellington, Duke -- Sacred Concerts 1965-1967
10 Ellington, Duke -- Recording List 1967
11 [Ellington, Duke] “Duke Ellington” 1965-1967
12 [Ellington, Duke] “Duke Ellington” 1967-1968
13 [Ellington, Duke] “Duke Press” 1967
14 [Ellington, Duke] “Duke-Strayhorn” 1967-1968
15 [Ellington, Duke] “Ellington” 1960-1974
16 [Ellington, Duke] “Ellington” 1964-1967
17 [Ellington, Duke] “Ellington, Duke” 1955-1959
18 [Ellington, Duke] “Ellington, Duke LPM-6009 -- The Indispensible [sic] Duke Ellington” 1961
19 Endicott Management Co. 1963
20 Engel, Lehman 1959
21 [Engel, Lyle] “Lyle Engel” 1957-1960
22 “Europe” 1956-1957
23 Evans, Red, undated


Box 10

1 “Expense Acc” 1968
2 “Expenses” 1957-1962
3 “Expenses -- 1968” 1967-1968
4 Family News 1968
5 “Finegan, Sauter LPM/LSP-2473 (e) Inside SF. Revis. ESR” 1961
6 [Fisher, Eddie] “Eddie Fisher” 1963
7 [Fisher, Eddie] “Fisher, Eddie LPM/SP-2504” 1962
8 “Fluffs” 1962
9 Folk 1962-1963
10 Forms, undated
11 “Future” 1961-1968
12 [Gardner, Dave] “Dave Gardner” 1960-1963
13 [Gardner, Dave] “Dave Gardner Did You Ever LPM/LSP-2498” 1962
14 General Correspondence 1958-1968
15 “Gillespie, Dizzy LPM-2398 -- The Greatest of D.G.” 1961
16 Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra 1960
17 “Gold Hits: Volume 2: Various LPM LSP 2775” 1963
18 “Gold Standards” 1956-1960
19 “Gold St[andards] ‘60” 1959-1966
20 “Golden Hits*Volume I: Various LPM LSP 2774 (e)” 1963


Box 11

1 Goodman, Benny 1962-1966
2 [Goodman, Benny] “B. G. ETs” 1956-1962
3 [Goodman, Benny] “Benny Goodman” 1960-1964
4 Grey Gull 1967
5 Groove Label 1954
6 Hampton, Lionel 1968
7 [Hampton, Lionel] “Lionel Hampton” 1958-1961
8 [Hampton, Lionel] “Lionel Hampton” 1967-1968
9 Handy, John 1965-1968
10 [Handy, John] “Cap’n Handy #2” 1968
11 [Handy, John] “Cap’t John Handy” 1965-1966
12 “Hanky Pank” 1958-1959
13 [Hawkins, Coleman] “Coleman Hawkins” 1963-1964
14 “Hector Heathcote” 1964
15 “Hercules” 1959
16 “Here Come the Dance Bands Again” 1950
17 “Hillbilly” 1956-1963
18 Hines, Earl 1965-1968
19 Hines, Earl 1967
20 [Hines, Earl] “Earl Hines” 1965
21 “History of Jazz” 1957-1959
22 “Hits/RCA” 1961
23 Hodes, Art, undated
24 “Hold” 1941-1962
25 “Honest to Goodness Country Hits: Vol. II LPM LSP 2633 (e)” 1963
26 “Hootenanny” 1961-1963

Box 12

1 “Ideas” 1959-1964
2 Ideas 1960-1968
3 Ideas, undated
4 “Ideas and Jokes” 1960-1965
5 “In the Groove” 1966
6 Institute of Jazz Studies 1955-1956
7 Internal Correspondence 1954-1958
8 “International” 1962-1963
9 International Post 1967-1968
10 [Israel, Leo] “Leo Israel” 1958-1958
11 “Jazz” 1964-1965
12 Jazz 1967-1968
13 Jazz Awards 1965
14 Jazz Composers 1960
15 Jazz Crusade 1968
16 Jazz -- Eastern Conference of Jazz Societies 1967
17 “Jazz LPM/LSP-3407 (Aug ’65) Paul Desmond” 1965
18 Jazz Radio 1965
19 Jazz Society 1968
20 Jazzpodium 1967
21 JEMF 1967-1969
22 Joe Newman Septet 1956
23 [Johnson, J. J.] “J. J. B’way Exp.” 1965-1966
24 [Johnson, J. J.] “J. J. Johnson” 1967
25 [Jones, Isham] “Isham Jones” 1960-1964
26 Jones, Jonah 1961


Box 13

1 Kapp, Dave 1952
2 KDKA 1967
3 [Keil, Jack] “Keil” 1960
4 [Kemp, Hal] “Hal Kemp” 1958
5 Kenton, Stan 1962-1965
6 “Kicker” 1964-1965
7 “Kicker & Revisions” 1964-1965
8 “Kiddy” 1956-1965
9 Kiddy 1958-1959
10 “Kiddy -- 1965” 1964-1965
11 “Kiddy -- Working” 1952-1960
12 “King, Wayne LPM/LSP02430 -- Midnight Waltz” 1961
13 Label Copy, undated
14 “Leadbelly” 1964
15 [Leibert, Dick] “Dick Leibert” 1964-1965
16 Levitt, Rod 1964-1971
17 [Levitt, Rod] “Rod Levitt” 1964-1965
18 [Levitt, Rod] “Rod Levitt” 1966
19 [Levitt, Rod] “Rod Levitt -- Here’s Hollywood” 1966
20 [Levitt, Rod] “Rod Levittown” 1965-1966


Box 14

1 [Lewis, Shari] “Shari Lewis” 1957-1962
2 [Leyden, Norman] “Norman Leyden” 1959
3 “Liners” 1956-1962
4 Liner Notes 1962-1963
5 “Listing Notices” 1959-1968
6 [Locklin, Hank] “Hank Locklin” 1961-1962
7 “Lonesome River Boys” 1962-1964
8 “Longines” n.d.
9 “Mail Order Boxes” undated
10 “Material For Distrib. Round Robin” 1950-1952
11 McCuen, Brad 1962-1968
12 McCuen, Brad -- Resume 1968
13 Meet the Girls Campaign 1955
14 Miller, Glenn 1960-1968
15 Miller, Glenn 1964-1968
16 Miller, Glenn 1967-1968
17 Miller, Glenn -- Broadcast Recordings , undated

Box 15

1 Miller, Glenn -- Cue Sheets 1955
2 Miller, Glenn -- Publicity Photos , undated
3 [Miller, Glenn] “Best : Glenn Miller Vol. III” , undated
4 [Miller, Glenn] “G. Miller Carnegie Hall Concert” 1957
5 [Miller, Glenn] “Glen Island -- G. Miller” 1961, 1967-1968
6 [Miller, Glenn] “Glenn -- Blue Moonlight” 1966
7 [Miller, Glenn] “Glenn / Buddy Def. Jan. ’68” 1967-1968
8 [Miller, Glenn] “Glenn -- Chesterfield II” 1968
9 [Miller, Glenn] “Glenn ’In the Mod’” [sic] 1967
10 [Miller, Glenn] “Glenn Miller” 1958-1963
11 [Miller, Glenn] “Glenn Miller” 1961-1964
12 [Miller, Glenn] “Glenn Miller” 1962-1963


Box 16

1 [Miller, Glenn] “Glenn Miller” 1962-1965
2 [Miller, Glenn] “Glenn Miller Air Force Band” 1945-1955
3 [Miller, Glenn] Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band 1955
4 [Miller, Glenn] “Glenn Miller -- BFM” 1958-1960
5 [Miller, Glenn] “Glenn Miller -- Chesterfield” 1965-1966
6 [Miller, Glenn] Glenn Miller Discography and Biography 1955
7 [Miller, Glenn] “Glenn Miller File” 1939-1944
8 [Miller, Glenn] Glenn Miller Limited Edition Album 1953
9 [Miller, Glenn] Glenn Miller Limited Edition vol II , undated
10 [Miller, Glenn] “Glenn Miller on the Air: Glenn Miller vols. 1-2-3 LPM LSP 2767/2768/2769” 1963
11 [Miller, Glenn] “Glenn Miller/Ray McKinley” 1960-1964
12 [Miller, Glenn] “Miller, Glenn -- 2nd Pressing -- Vol. II, LPT-6701-1, Rel.” 1962
13 [Miller, Glenn] “Miller, Glenn, LPM/LSP -- 2435 Glenn Miller Time, Rel” 1961
14 [Miller, Glenn] “On the Air -- Glenn Miller” 1963
15 [Miller, Glenn] “Popular-Victor-LPM/LSP 2950 (Dec ’64) Chesterfield Supper Club -- Glenn Miller Susp” 1967
16 “Million Sellers” 1961-1967
17 Mills Music 1968
18 “Mingus, Charlie Tijuana Moods LPM-2533 Rel” 1962
19 Miscellaneous 1966
20 [Mitchell, Robin] Robin Mitchell Press Kit, undated
21 “Mixed” 1949-1963
22 Monterey Jazz Festival 1966


Box 17

1 [Morello, Joe] “Drums like you’ve never...(Morello)” 1962
2 [Morton, Jelly Roll] “Jelly Roll” 1964-1968
3 Music Collectors Correspondence 1964-1968
4 “Nashville” 1963
5 National Committee for the Recording Arts 1967
6 NBC-Generated Recording Discs, undated
7 [Nelson, Ozzie] “Ozzie Nelson” 1958-1959
8 “New Label” 1953-1963
9 “New Releases” 1965-1966
10 New York State Council on the Arts 1968
11 “Newport” 1967-1968
12 “Newport -- 1965” 1965
13 “Newport -- ’66” 1966
14 “Newport -- 1967” 1967-1968
15 Newport Bills 1968
16 [Niles, John Jacob] “John Jacob Niles” 1964-1965
17 Noble, Ray 1962
18 [Noble, Ray] “Ray Noble” 1965-1967
19 “Non-coupling” 1962-1967
20 “Nostalgia Book” 1967-1968
21 Notebook, undated
22 Notes – Miscellaneous, undated
23 “Official Weekly Mailbag” 1946-1955
24 “Old ’n’ Golden Goodies: Various LPM LSP 2740” 1963
25 [Olsen, Dorothy] “Dorothy Olsen” 1956-1959
26 “Omicron” 1958
27 “Operation 5,000,000” 1951
28 “Orig. Casts” 1948-1965


Box 18

1 “Paper Demo” 1964-1965
2 “Paper Record Tests” 1965
3 “Parts ordered (from vault)” 1963-1964
4 Personal Correspondence 1960-1968
5 Personal Miscellaneous 1967-1968
6 “Personnel”, undated
7 “Pick of the Country” (album title) 1964
8 [Pine, Artie] “Artie Pine” 1959
9 “Piracy” 1951-1966
10 Piracy 1967
11 “Pirates” 1967
12 “Plans” 1966-1968
13 Playboy Jazz Hall of Fame Ballots 1964, 1969
14 “Pop & Jazz Collector’s Mail” 1960-1964
15 Pop & Jazz Collector’s Mail 1965-1968
16 “Popeye” 1957-1958
17 Position Application 1956
18 “Possible Reissues” 1953-1959
19 Prestige Records 1966
20 Project and Schedule 1963-1964
21 “Proposed Albums” 1957-1959
22 “Public Mail” 1962-1968
23 Public Relations 1950-1951
24 Publicity Photos, undated
25 “Publishers letters” undated
26 [Publishers] “Other Publishers” 1958-1971
27 [Quinn, Carmel] “Carmel Quinn” 1965
28 Radio 1952
29 Radio Corporation of America RCA Victor Record Division, undated


Box 19

1 Radio Program Scripts 1963-1964
2 Radio Programming 1968
3 Radio Stations 1967
4 Radio Yesteryear 1968
5 [Ramirez, Roger] “Roger Ram” 1966-1967
6 RCA Internal Administration 1957
7 “RCA Original Mix” 1961-1966
8 RCA Parting 1968-1969
9 RCA Personal Medical Records 1960-1965
10 “RCA Personal Press” 1958-1959
11 RCA Product Reports 1967
12 RCA Record Department Artists Under Contract 1958-1959
13 “RCA Recording Artists” 1963-1964
14 RCA-Three Historical Views 1963
15 RCA Training 1939-1948
16 RCA Vault Inventory of 16" Broadcasts and Air Checks, undated
17 RCA Victor Distributor’s Record Bulletin 1954


Box 20

1 RCA Victor Division Special Report 1949
2 RCA Victor Recording Catalogs 1966
3 RCA Victor Recording Manufacturing 1959
4 RCA Victor Series Directory, undated
5 “Reader’s Digest” 1961-1962
6 Reader’s Digest 1961-1963
7 “Reader’s Digest” 1966
8 “Reader’s Digest” 1968
9 [Reader’s Digest] “R. Digest #2” 1964-1965
10 Reader’s Digest Projects 1966
11 Record Catalogs 1963
12 “Record Club” 1961-1965
13 Record Collectors and Collecting 1963
14 Record Lists , undated
15 Record Research Associates 1965
16 Recording Accompanying Materials 1953
17 Recording Accompanying Materials 1958-1960
18 Recording Accompanying Materials 1958-1967
19 Recording Accompanying Materials 1958-1967
20 Recording Accompanying Materials 1958-1969
21 Recording Accompanying Materials 1960-1967
22 Recording Accompanying Materials 1963-1966
23 Recording Accompanying Materials, undated
24 Recording Accompanying Materials, undated
25 Recording Accompanying Materials, undated


Box 21

1 “Recording & Releases Schedules” undated
2 “Recording Forms” 1959-1971
3 Recording Forms 1963
4 “Recording Info on LPs” 1960-1962
5 “Recording Pages” 1958-1963
6 Recording Processes RCA 1961-1964
7 Recording Sessions, undated
8 Recording Standards, undated
9 “Records Ordered” (1 of 2) 1958-1964
10 “Records Ordered” (2 of 2) 1964-1968
11 “Red Seal” 1968
12 Redd, Vi 1967
13 [Reeves, Jim] “Jim Reeves” 1961-1964
14 Reeves, Jim 1962
15 “Reinhardt, Django LPM-2478 -- Swing Guitars” 1961
16 “Reinhardt, Django LPM/LSP-2319 -- Djangology rel” 1961
17 Reichner, Bix 1958
18 “Reissue Albums” 1959-1961
19 “Reissue Ideas” 1951-1962
20 Reissue Ideas, undated
21 “Reissue Work Papers” 1959-1960
22 “Reissues” 1959-1962
23 “Reissues Approved Research” 1959-1960


Box 22

1 Reviews 1966-1967
2 Reviews, undated
3 Reviews and Positive Feedback 1965-1968
4 Reviews -- Jazz 1964-1968
5 Reviews -- Jazz 1966-1967
6 Reviews -- Jazz 1966-1968
7 Reviews -- Jazz 1966-1968
8 “Rhythm & Blues” 1961-1962
9 Rodgers, Jimmie 1966
10 [Rodgers, Jimmy] “J. Rodgers Tribute” 1964-1968
11 [Rodgers, Jimmie] “Jimmie Rodgers Country Music Hall of Fame LPM-2531 rel” 1962
12 [Rodgers, Jimmie] “Jimmie Rodgers LPM/2213 Jimmie the Kid” 1961
13 [Rodgers, Jimmie] “Jimmie Rodgers Vol. 5.” 1961-1966
14 [Rogers, Roy] “Roy Rogers” 1958
15 Rogers, Shorty 1962
16 Russell, George 1969
17 [Russell, George] “George Russell The GR Jazz Workshop LPM/LSP(E)2534 rel” 1962
18 “Sacred Camden Collection” 1955-1964
19 Saints and Sinners 1967
20 Sales and Distribution 1949-1952
21 Sales Pitch 1967-1968
22 “Schedule” 1966-1968
23 “Schedules” 1966-1968
24 [Schneider, Jacob] “Jacob Schneider” undated
25 “Screen Directors’ Playhouse” 1950-1955
26 Scobey, Bob 1958-1959


Box 23

1 Serials 1961-1971
2 “Serious or Classical Music” undated
3 “Sextet - Orch USA” 1964-1966
4 Shaw, Artie 1963
5 [Shaw, Artie] “Artie Shaw” 1958-1962
6 [Shaw, Artie] “Artie Shaw LPM/ 1648 -- Reissued by Request” 1962
7 Sheils & Bruno 1967
8 Sholes, Steve – Correspondence 1954-1968
9 Sholes, Steve – Obituaries 1968
10 “Single Releases” 1966-1967
11 Singles Plug List for Radio, TV, & Field Sales Reps 1967
12 “Slants” 1955-1956
13 [Smith, Charles Edward] “C. E. Smith” 1961-1962
14 “Smoky Mountain” 1964
15 Snow, Hank, undated
16 [Snow, Hank] “Hank Snow” 1956-1964
17 [Snow, Hank] “Hank Snow” 1963-1964
18 [Snow, Hank] “Snow, Hank CAL-680 -- The Southern Cannonball” 1961
19 Standard Popular Songs, undated
20 Stewart, Rex 1966
21 Summary Layout Sheet 1959-1962
22 Summary Layout Sheet 1965-1967
23 Sunbury-Dunbar 1969
24 Teagarden, Jack, undated
25 “Theme Songs” 1943
26 [Thomas, John Charles] “John Charles Thomas” 1960-1965
27 Thompson, Randy, undated


Box 24

1 “Terry Toon” 1959
2 [Three Suns] “3 Suns” 1960
3 Toscanini, Arturo 1950
4 Treasury on RCA Victor Records 1951
5 Vallee, Rudy 1967
6 “Vallee, Rudy LPM-2507 -- The Young Rudy Vallee” 1962
7 “Various Honest to Goodness Country Music Hits rel. ” 1962
8 Vault Inventory of 16" Broadcasts and Air Checks, undated
9 [Venter, Nelson] “Nelson Venter” 1963
10 Verve Promo, undated
11 Vick, Harold 1967
12 [Vick, Harold] “Harold Vick” 1966-1967
13 [Vick, Vick] “Harold Vick” 1967
14 [Vick, Harold] “Harold Vick #3” 1967
15 “Vintage” 1963-1968
16 [Vintage -- 1966] “1966-Vintages” 1965-1967
17 Vintage – 1967 1966-1968
18 Vintage -- Articles 1957-1971
19 Vintage -- Correspondence 1964-1966
20 “Vintage -- Folk Futures” 1963-1964
21 “Vintage -- Future” 1965
22 “Vintage -- Genera” 1964-1965
23 Vintage -- General 1965-1967
24 “Vintage LPV-Handful of Keys -- Benny Goodman” 1965
25 [Vintage -- New] “New Vintage 1966” 1964-1966


Box 25

1 “Vintage -- Personality Futures” 1961-1965
2 [Waller, Fats] “Fats Waller” 1960-1964
3 Waller, Fats, undated
4 Walter, Cy 1956-1958
5 [Wareing, Charles] “Wareing” 1959-1961
6 Wareing, Charles H. 1963-1966
7 [Weed, Buddy] “Buddy Weed” 1958
8 “Weekly Camden Report” 1950-1956
9 [Whiteman, Paul] “Paul Whiteman” undated
10 “Whittemore & Lowe” 1958-1964
11 Willard Alexander, Inc. 1965
12 [Witherspoon, Jimmy] “Jimmy Witherspoon” 1957-1959
13 “Xmas” 1959-1963

Box 26

New Release Report -- Distributor Gross Orders 1963-1968
[Note: this box is oversize and is situated on the bottom shelf]
Newspaper Articles and Reviews

Box 27

1 Allen, Henry “Red” 1966-1967
2 Armstrong, Louis 1964-1965
3 Bechet, Sidney 1965-1967
4 Blues - General 1962-1966
5 Blues - Personalities 1962-1967
6 Children’s Songs 1958-1965
7 Classical - General 1964
8 Coleman, Ornette 1963-1966
9 Comedy - Personalities 1965
10 Country Music - General 1957-1965
11 Country Music - Personalities 1968
12 Davis, Eddie “Lockjaw” 1966-1968
13 Ellington, Duke 1962-1968
14 Ellis, Don 1967
15 Evans, Bill 1966-1969
16 Folk - General 1950-1967
17 Folk - Personalities 1966
18 General 1966-1967
19 General -- Personalities 1957-1967
20 Gillespie, Dizzy 1960-1967
21 Hawkins, Coleman 1965
22 Holiday, Billie 1962-1964
23 Jazz - General 1959-1968
24 Jazz - Personalities 1962-1968
25 McFarland, Gary 1967-1968
26 Mingus, Charles 1962-1964
27 Music Industry 1957-1968
28 Music Personalities 1956-1968
29 NARAS 1966-1967
30 Newport Jazz Festival 1965-1968
31 O’Connor, Norman J. 1965-1967
32 Parker, Charlie 1967
33 Periodicals 1964-1968


Box 28

1 RCA 1962-1968
2 Record Collectors 1957-1958
3 Reviews - Billboard 1960-1968
4 Reviews - Cash Box 1960-1968
5 Reviews - Saturday Reviews 1962-1967
6 Reviews - Various Sources 1964-1971
7 Rock -- General 1967
8 Rock -- Personalities 1968
9 Smith, Willie “The Lion” 1965-1967
10 Song Lists 1967-1968
11 Vaughn, Tom 1966-1968
12 WWII 1966
13 Weill, Kurt 1964-1966
Oversize


Box 28a

1 originals from Box 2, Folder 1
2 originals from Box 4, Folder 5
3 originals from Box 7, Folder 5
4 originals from Box 11, Folder 21
5 originals from Box 16, Folder 2
6 originals from Box 16, Folder 20
7 originals from Box 17, Folder 23
[Note: Further RCA items are located in the McCuen folder in the oversize manuscripts drawer, and are described among lists in the addendum.]


B. MEGA Records, Inc. Business Records


Artists

Box 29

1 “Nancy Adams” 1972
2 “Jimmy Angel” 1972
3 “Apollo 100” 1971-1973
4 Apollo 100, undated
5 “Artists” 1970
6 “Glenn Ash” 1972
7 “Bill Black [sic] Combo” 1971-1973
8 Bill Black’s Combo 1973
9 Bingham, Olin (Cole Steele) 1971
10 Blanchard, Jack 1971
11 “Jack Blanchard/Misty Morgan” 1971-1973
12 “Sterling Blythe” 1970
13 “Don Bowman” 1972
14 “Alisha Bridges” 1972-1973
15 “Joyce Brown” undated
16 “Buck and Curley” 1969-1970
17 “Davey Buhl” undated
18 Campbell, Ian 1972-1973
19 “Ian Campbell” 1973
20 “Henson Cargill” 1972
21 “Buzz Cason” 1971
22 “Carol Channing” 1971-1972
23 “Lana Chapel” undated
24 “Jack Clement” 1971
25 Cliff, Lora Lee 1971
26 Cole, Billy, undated
27 “Brian Collins” 1970-1972
28 Collins, Brian 1973
29 “The Cornbread” 1970
30 “Bob Dalton” 1969-1970
31 “Randy Denison” undated
32 Fargo, Donna 1970
33 “Holly Garrett” undated
34 “Linda Gayle” undated
35 Green, Lloyd, undated
36 “Bobby Harden” 1970-1971
37 “Jack Hare” 1971
38 “Phil Harris” 1972
39 “Jerry Jay” 1973
40 “Gordon Jenkins” 1972
41 “Tomas Ledin” 1972-1973
42 “Harold Lee” undated
43 “Diane McCall” 1971
44 “Pat McKinney” 1973
45 “Monty Montgomery” 1970
46 “Weldon Myrick” 1970


Box 30

1 “Ray Pillow” 1972-1973
2 “Prince of America” undated
3 “Ronnie Prophet” 1968-1970
4 “Julie Rogers” 1972
5 Royal, James 1972
6 “Alan Rush” undated
7 “Marilyn Sellars” 1973
8 “The Shape of Things” 1971
9 “Glen Sherley” 1971
10 “Patsy Sledd” 1973
11 “Sammi Smith” 1970-1973
12 Sammi Smith 1970-1973
13 Sammi Smith 1971-1973
14 Sammi Smith 1972-1973
15 “Marlow Tackett” 1970
16 “Jim Thomson” 1969
17 “The Truth” undated
18 “Mack Vickery” 1970
19 “Greg Vincent” 1971
20 “Fred Waring” 1971- 1972
21 “Whittemore & Lowe” 1973
22 [Whittemore & Lowe] “Piano Concert Promo 1973” 1973
23 Whittemore & Lowe 1973
24 “Lawton Williams” 1971


Production, Merchandising, and Marketing
Domestic

Box 31

1 Active Catalogs 1973
2 Agency-Artist Guidelines, undated
3 Album Release Information August 1972
4 Artwork 1973
5 “Backdrops & Art” 1971
6 “Bill Hudson-Press” 1971-1972
7 “Canadian Auditions” 1973
8 “Capitol Record Club” 1972
9 “Columbia Record Club” 1972
10 [Davidson, Bruce] “Bruce” 1971-1973
11 [Davidson, Bruce] “Bruce Davidson” 1970
12 “Distributors” 1970-1973
13 “D. J. Convention 1970” 1971-1972
14 “Fan Fair” 1972
15 FIND Service International 1971
16 “Flying Dutchman Productions” 1971-1972
17 “Graphics” 1971-1972
18 Label Copy - 45 rpm inserts 1973
19 Label Copy Setups 1973
20 “Label Names” 1972

Box 32

1 “Master and Catalog Series” 1970
2 “Mega Records-Publicity” 1972-1973
3 “Mega Showcase” 1971-1972
4 “N.A.R.M.” 1973
5 “Photo Engraving Terms” 1969
6 “Production Deals” undated
7 Promotion 1973
8 “Promotion” undated
9 Promotion -- General 1970-1973
10 “Publicity” 1972-1973
11 Publicity Materials 1968-1973
12 Publicity Materials 1971-1973
13 Publicity Materials 1972-1973
14 Radio 1972-1973
15 “Raintree” 1972
16 “RCA Record Club” 1972
17 “Release Schedule” [sic] 1970
18 “Release Schedule” 1971-1972
19 Release Schedule 1970-1973
20 “SHOW-BIZ” 1971-1972
21 Show Biz, Inc. 1971-1972
22 “Sterling Title Strip Co., Inc.” 1973
23 “Target Records” 1971-1973
24 “WITL Radio” 1973
25 “WKDA Radio” 1972
International


Box 33

1 “Dick Broderick” [Tara International] 1971
2 “Ember Records” 1970-1972
3 “E.M.I.” 1971-1972
4 “E.M.I.” 1971-1973
5 Fifth International Festival of Country Music 1973
6 International Business—Correspondence 1968-1973
7 International Distribution 1972-1973
8 International Distribution 1972-1973
9 International Licensing Distributor Agreements 1972-1973
10 International Markets—Correspondence 1972-1973
11 “MCA” 1970
12 “Mervyn Conn” 1972
13 Mervyn Conn Organisation [sic] 1972-1973
14 “Midem” 1972-1973
15 Miki Dallon Enterprises, Ltd. 1970-1972
16 Murdoch, Tim -- Radio Corporation New Zealand 1972
17 Pye Records 1973
18 Swedish Country Music Magazine Kountry Korral 1972
19 Swedish Record Catalogs 1972-1973
20 Swedish Record Catalogs 1972-1973
21 Tara Records, undated


[Note: One (1) cover slick for Sammi Smith on Pye Records is located in the McCuen folder in the oversize manuscripts drawer.]


Executive and Financial


Box 34

1 Airline Tickets 1970-1973
2 Annual Reports 1967-1970
3 Annual Reports 1972-1973
4 “A & R” 1971
5 [Bell, Dave--Zodiac Records] “Dave Bell” 1973
6 Bill Gavin’s Record Reports 1971
7 “Brad” 1970-1971
8 “Brad” 1971-1973
9 “Brad” 1973
10 “Brad McCuen Personal” 1972
11 “Brad - Personal For Meeting” 1972
12 Budget 1971
13 Budget 1972
14 Budget 1972-1973
15 [Budget] “Brad” 1971
16 [Budget] “Brad” 1971
17 [Budget] “Brad” 1972
18 [Budget] “Brad” 1972
19 [Budget] “Brad” 1972
20 [Budget] “Brad” 1973
21 [Budget] “Brad #1” 1971
22 [Budget] “Brad 10/15/71” 1971

Box 35

1 [Budget] “Brad - April” 1972
2 [Budget] “Brad - Aug. 1972” 1972
3 [Budget] “Brad - Feb. 72” 1972
4 [Budget] “Brad - Jan.” 1972
5 [Budget] “Brad - May 72” 1972
6 [Budget] “Brad McCuen - March 72” 1972
7 [Budget] “Brad McCuen - July 1972” 1972
8 [Budget] “Brad - Oct. 72” 1972
9 [Budget] “Brad - Sept. 1972”
10 “Budgets” 1970
11 Business Reports 1971-1973
12 “Canada” [Canadian royalties] 1972
13 “Caprice Records” 1972
14 Columbia Records, undated
15 Conception of Mega, undated
16 Confidential Sales Recap 1971-1973
17 Correspondence 1970-1973
18 Correspondence 1970-1973

Box 36

1 Correspondence - Internal 1970-1973
2 Cost Factors 1972
3 Davidson, Bruce 1970-1973
4 “Downtown March” 1969-1970
5 “Excelite/Astralite” 1970
6 Excelite/Astralite 1970
7 “Executive Meeting” 1971-1972
8 “Fr Hill Har Gardme Joe Schuster” 1970
9 “ITEL” 1970
10 Karter Securities Company 1970-1971
11 “Master Evaluations” 1973
12 “North Atlantic Corp- Stock Reports” 1969-1970
13 North Atlantic Corporation 1971-1976
14 North Atlantic Courier and Zemarc Quarterly Newsletter 1970-1972
15 North Atlantic Investors Life Insurance Company 1969-1971
16 Organization of Mega Records 1970
17 “Phila. Meeting: Zemarc 4/72” 1972
18 Policies and Schedules for Sales 1970
19 “Quality Records-Canada” 1971
20 “Reeder/Watkinson” 1973
21 Report Forms, undated

Box 37

1 Royalty Statements 1971
2 “RPM, Inc.” 1969
3 RPM 1970-1971
4 RPM Stock Share 1970
5 “Special Projects -- Brad” 1972


Box 38

1 “Submissions Report” 1972-1973
2 “Telephone” 1971-1972
3 Transfer of Company/Ownership 1973
4 “Two Rivers/100 Oaks” 1969-1973
5 [Wilson, Johnny] “Johnny Wilson” 1971-1973
6 Zemarc 1971-1972


Box 39

1 Business Reports 1972-1973
2 Business Reports 1973
[Note: this box is oversize and is situated on the bottom shelf]


Legal

Box 40

1 Artist Contracts 1972-1974
2 “Brad” 1971-1972
3 Legal 1969-1971
4 Legal 1971-1973
5 “Legal” 1972
6 Licenses 1971-1972
7 Manger, William H. 1970
8 Manger, William H. 1970
9 Manger, William H. 1970
10 Manger, William H. 1970-1971
11 “William H. Manger, Esquire” undated
12 “Margolis - Gerry” 1972
13 “Mega and United Artists Records Agreement for Bacharach Non-Stop” 1973
14 “New Label and Trademark Searches” 1972
15 “New York: Oct 2/3 1972” 1972
16 “North Atlantic Investors Life” 1970
17 “Harold Orenstein” 1970-1971
18 Orenstein, Arrow, Silverman 1971-1973
19 “Pending: Legal” 1972
20 “Alex Zanetis” 1970-1971


Personnel


Box 41

1 “Biographies” undated
2 “Board of Directors” 1970
3 “Ed Hamilton” 1973
4 “Job Applications” 1970-1973
5 “Ed Kaminski” 1971
6 “Jim Malloy” 1970
7 Personnel 1971-1972
8 Personnel 1972-1973
9 “Larry Rogers” 1971-1972
10 “Arnie Thies” undated
11 “Lee Trimble” 1973
Building, Facilities, Equipment
12 “Building” 1970
13 Building 1970-1971
14 Equipment 1971-1972
15 “Expenses-Office” 1969-1972
16 “Fanta Sound” undated
17 Notes--Building and Facilities, undated
18 “Office Equipment” 1971
19 Services 1970
20 “Quadraphonic” 1971
21 “VTR” 1970

[Note: Ten (10) blueprints of the proposed MEGA corporate office building and two (2) blueprints for the recording console are housed in the McCuen folder in the oversize manuscripts drawer.]


Box 42

1 Awards, Banquets, Conventions 1971-1972
2 Bootleg Tapes 1973
3 “Brad McCuen” 1973
4 Ideas Notebook, undated
5 Mercury Studio Rates Schedule, undated
6 Newspaper Clippings--General 1969-1973
7 Notes 1972-1973
8 Personal Correspondence 1973
9 Reader’s Digest--Nashville 1972
10 Recording Industry Association of America 1973
11 Ringo 1970
12 Sheet Music 1970


Oversize


Box 42a

1 originals from Box 32, Folder 18
2 originals from Box 34, Folder 13
3 originals from Box 34, Folder 14
4 originals from Box 34, Folder 15
5 originals from Box 34, Folder 18
6 originals from Box 34, Folder 19
7 originals from Box 34, Folder 20
8 originals from Box 34, Folder 21
9 originals from Box 34, Folder 22
10 originals from Box 35, Folder 1
11 originals from Box 35, Folder 2
12 originals from Box 35, Folder 3
13 originals from Box 35, Folder 4
14 originals from Box 35, Folder 5
15 originals from Box 35, Folder 6
16 originals from Box 35, Folder 7
17 originals from Box 35, Folder 8
18 originals from Box 35, Folder 9
19 originals from Box 35, Folder 10
20 originals from Box 36, Folder 4
21 originals from Box 36, Folder 7
22 originals from Box 36, Folder 8
23 originals from box 36, Folder 17
24 originals from Box 36, Folder 18
25 originals from Box 37, Folder 1



C. Country Harvest


Box 43

1 “Country Harvest” 1989-1990
2 Country Harvest 1993-1995
3 Country Harvest 1995
4 Country Harvest -- Cassette Sleeves, undated


D. Recording Company Ephemera

Box 44

1 Arnold, Eddie
2 Beneke, Tex
3 Bennett, Tony and Eddie 'Lockjaw’ Davis
4 Blythe, Sterling
5 Burton, Gary
6 Carter Family
7 Cliff, Lora Lee
8 Dorsey, Tommy
9 Fargo, Donna - SESAC
10 Gleason, Jackie
11 Goodman, Benny
12 Hines, Earl
13 Horn, Paul
14 Hunter, Lurlene
15 Lewis, Shari
16 McCuen, Brad
17 Mega – Personnel
18 Mega -- Publicity
19 “Mervyn Conn Organization 1972-1973”
20 Miller, Glenn
21 Miscellaneous
22 NARAS -- Hall of Fame Publicity 1982
23 Newport Jazz Festival -- contact sheets
24 Orchestra Wives
25 Orion
26 Paley Park Pictures, New York -- Mega Records
27 Parks, Bert
28 Press Manual - Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra
29 Presley, Elvis and Bennett, Pete
30 Princeton Reunion 1950
31 Publicity -- Various (labeled)
32 Publicity -- Various (unlabeled)
33 Quinn, Freddy
34 RCA -- General
35 Rodgers, Jimmie
36 Roller-Skater/Heartland
37 Romero, Caesar
38 Smith, Jabbo
39 Smith, Sammi
40 Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
41 Venter, Nelson with Sy Oliver - contact sheets
42 Venter, Nelson with Sy Oliver - negatives
43 Vick, Harold
44 Waller, Fats
45 Webb, Jack

Box 45

Oversize
Slicks, Album Covers, Ad Mats, Liner Note Proofs, 115 items


Box 46

Newspaper Issues and Clippings


[Note: materials housed in oversize boxes 45 and 46 are without folders. Staff can provide a detailed contents list from the acquisitions control file. A complete listing of recording company materials available in the oversize drawer is available on request.]


E. Sound Recordings (ms.)


Test Pressings, Unissued Pressings, Instantaneous Discs, and Reference Lacquers


Box 47

Test Pressings TP 7:1 through TP 7:66


Box 48

10”, 12” Test and Unissued Pressings 1 through 29


Box 49

Instantaneous Discs 7:1 through 7:28
10:1 through 10:50


Box 50 Instantaneous Discs 10:51 through 10:93
12:1 through 12:29

Box 51 Instantaneous Discs 12:30 through 12:67
Box 52 Reference Lacquers 10:1 through 10:64
Box 53 Reference Lacquers 10:65 through 10:118
Box 54 Reference Lacquers 12:1 through 12:58
Box 55 Reference Lacquers 12:59 through 12:91
Box 56 Transcription Discs 16:1 through 16:19
Remaining 33 r.p.m., 45 r.p.m., and 78 r.p.m. sound recordings are dispersed within the sound recording collection, and filed by label and issue number.
A complete listing of the issued disc recordings in McCuen’s collection are unavailable. A listing of 12” test pressings filed by label and issue number, however, is available.
Reel-to-reel tapes of issued and unissued recordings are located in the recording cabinets and filed by reference number. Complete logs of these reels can be found in the control file and the manuscript collections registers.


SUBGROUP TWO: PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS


F. Country Music Association; Country Music Foundation

Box 57

1 Country Music Association 1961-1964
2 Country Music Association 1964-1968
3 Country Music Association 1970-1978
4 Country Music Association 1977-1981
5 Country Music Association 1978
6 Country Music Association 1982
7 Country Music Foundation 1966
8 Country Music Foundation 1966-1967
9 Country Music Foundation 1968
10 Country Music Foundation 1981-1995
11 Country Music Foundation 1990-1995
12 Country Radio Seminar 1978
13 “WSM Convention” 1969


G. National Academy for Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS)


Box 58

1 Board of Governors -- Nashville Chapter 1969-1990
2 Board of Governors -- Nashville Chapter 1974-1982
3 Board of Governors -- Nashville Chapter 1974-1995
4 Board of Governors -- Nashville Chapter 1982-1983
5 Board of Governors -- New York Chapter March 1967
6 “Brad McCuen” 1965-1968
7 Craft Committee -- Jazz Nominations 1969-1978
8 [Craft Committee -- NARAS] “NARAS Craft Comm” [sic] 1969-1973
9 “Craft Comm[ittee] -- NARAS” 1983
10 Grammy Awards -- 9th Annual 1966
11 Grammy Awards -- 10th Annual 1967
12 Grammy Awards -- 11th Annual 1968
13 Grammy Awards -- 12th Annual 1969
14 Grammy Awards -- 13th Annual 1970
15 Grammy Awards -- 14th Annual 1971
16 Grammy Awards -- 15th Annual 1972
17 Grammy Awards -- 16th Annual 1973
18 Grammy Awards -- 17th Annual 1974
19 Grammy Awards -- 23rd Annual 1980


Box 59

1 Grammy Awards -- 24th Annual 1981
2 Grammy Awards -- 26th Annual 1983
3 Grammy Awards -- 31st Annual 1988
4 Grammy Awards -- 32nd Annual 1989
5 Grammy Awards -- 36th Annual 1993
6 Hall of Fame -- 7th Annual 1979
7 Hall of Fame -- 10th Annual 1982
8 Hall of Fame -- 11th Annual 1983
9 Hall of Fame -- 21st Annual 1993
10 Hall of Fame -- 22nd Annual 1994
11 Hall of Fame -- 23rd Annual 1995
12 Hall of Fame -- 24th Annual 1996
13 [Hall of Fame -- Election Committee] “Music Hall of Fame Committee” 1977-1991
14 Hall of Fame – Election Committee 1990-1995
15 Hall of Fame -- Publicity 1982
16 [Hall of Fame – Records] “NARAS – Hall of Fame Records” 1978-1980
17 “NARAS” 1970-1975


Box 60

1 “NARAS” 1971
2 “NARAS” 1971-1975
3 “NARAS” 1972-1973
4 “NARAS 1975 Best Album Notes” 1975 5 “NARAS Institute” 1973
6 Newsletters 1969-1975


Series H: Society of European Stage Artists and Composers (SESAC)


Box 61

1 [Awards] “1976 -- Awards” 1973-1976
2 [Awards] “1978 SESAC Awards” 1976-1978
3 “Background SESAC” 1961-1977
4 Business Expenses 1975-1976
5 “Contracts” 1976-1977
6 Contracts 1977
7 Correspondence 1975
8 Correspondence 1976-1979
9 News and General Information 1964-1979
10 “SESAC” 1975-1977
11 SESAC Anniversary Newsletter 1966
12 Sessions, undated
13 “Tex-Martin-Deemar” 1973-1976
14 Transcription Discs, undated


SUBGROUP THREE: INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL PURSUITS


Series I: Consulting


Box 62

1 Al Ham Productions, undated
2 Album Release Notices – Apex Records, Inc. / Music Voice Records /
Musicor Records / Springboard International Records 1964-1976
3 American Cancer Society Benefit: “An Evening of Jazz” 1981-1982
4 American Music Entertainment Network, undated
5 American Music History and Heritage Foundation 1992
6 American Song Festival 1978
7 [Arnold] “Eddy Arnold-vol. 2 & 3” 1978-1979
8 Arnold, Eddy 1983
9 “Ashlynd American/Eagle” 1987-1990
10 Audio Visual Technology 1981
11 Blizzard Records 1983
12 “Blue Barron” 1977
13 “Bluebird” 1995
14 Bluegrass for Collectors 1974
15 Bonneville Broadcast Consultants 1980
16 Bonneville Broadcast Consultants 1980
17 Bonneville Broadcast Consultants 1981
18 [Cash, Johnny] “J. Cash” 1986
19 CBS Music Library 1986
20 CBS Records 1985
21 [Collins] “Thadd Collins” 1991-1992
22 Columbia Special Products 1978-1987
23 Crosby, Bob, undated
24 Electric Records 1987-1990
25 Electric Records 1990-1995
26 “Encore” 1982-1984


Box 63

1 Four Star Records 1983-1987
2 Franklin Mint 1985
3 Greenwood Music Company 1973
4 “Hindsight Records” 1976-1977
5 Hindsight Records 1980-1989
6 Hindsight Records 1984
7 Hindsight Records 1987-1993
8 Hindsight Records 1992
9 Hindsight Records -- Harry James & His Orchestra Liner Notes 1994
10 [Hindsight Records -- Heider, Wally] “Wally” 1977-1978
11 [Hindsight Records] “Spivak” 1977
12 [International Record Distributing Associates] “IRDA” 1979-1980
13 International Record Distributing Associates 1980-1981
14 IRS Tax Shelter Appraisals 1984
15 Jazz Radio Program 1986
16 Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra Discography 1972
17 Kaplan, Bernard 1979
18 “Kent & Stanton” 1973-1975
19 “Kent & Stanton Demo Session November 1974” 1974-1975


Box 64

1 “Koala -- Cleared LPs” 1980
2 “Koala -- Graphics” 1972-1980
3 Koala Record Company 1979-1980
4 Koala Record Company 1980-1981
5 Koala Record Company 1980-1982
6 Koala Record Company – Catalog, undated
7 Koala Record Company – IRDA 1980
8 [Koala Record Company] “Memo’s to Sanborn” 1980
9 “Lindco” 1982


Box 65

1 MCA Project 1979
2 McCoy, Clyde 1983
3 McCoy, Clyde -- Autobiography Manuscript, undated
4 “Miss Country Music” 1979
5 Monument Litigation 1986-1987
6 “Monument Records Appraisal” 1985-1987
7 Nashville Companies, undated
8 Nashville, Here I Am!, undated
9 National Geographic Society 1979
10 “Nehrer” & Nehrer Co., L.P.A., Attorneys at Law 1987
11 New York Jazz Museum 1972
12 Notes, undated
13 Orion 1978-1983
14 “Orion Superstar of the 1980’s” 1979


Box 66

1 Paycheck, Johnny, undated
2 “PCM-D’Imperio” 1982
3 Peer-Southern Organization 1979
4 Peer-Southern Organization -- Freddy Quinn 1974
5 “Peer-Southern Organization/Suggestion List of Recording and Programming Material” 1974-1975
6 Presentation: Nashville Jazz, undated
7 Presentation: “Producing and the A&R Man” – Seminar for Guitar Player
8 Presentation: “So You Want to Get Into the Record Business??!!!?” 1971
9 Presley, Elvis 1980-1981
10 “Prestige Financial” 1981
11 “Prestige Financial” 1981-1982
12 Quin Century Ltd. 1992
13 “Ralph Peer, II” 1973-1974
14 Reader’s Digest 1975-1986
15 “Record Row Associates” 1972-1974
16 “Record Row Associates #2” 1973
17 Recording Accompanying Materials 1970-1977
18 Recording Accompanying Materials 1972-1982
19 Recording Accompanying Materials 1981


Box 67

1 Reeves, Jim [Correspondence with Steve Morewood] 1994
2 Reeves, Jim [Correspondence with Steve Morewood] 1994
3 Reeves, Jim [Correspondence with Steve Morewood] 1994
4 [Reichner, Bickley] “Bix” 1959-1980
5 [Rodgers] “Jimmy Rodgers Billboard” 1978
6 Rodgers, Jimmy -- Stamp Issue 1978
7 “Roller Skate/Heartland” 1981-1984
8 Roller Skate/Heartland 1983-1987
9 Shaw, Artie -- Broadcasts 1986
10 Sheet Music 1967-1974
11 “Silver/Encore Suite” 1988-1989
12 Silverline-Goldline Music, Inc. (1 of 4) 1986
13 Silverline-Goldline Music, Inc. (2 of 4) 1986
14 Silverline-Goldline Music, Inc. (3 of 4) 1986
15 Silverline-Goldline Music, Inc. (4 of 4) 1986


Box 68

1 Simon vs. Orsi Litigation 1991
2 Skinker vs. Sparer 1988
3 “SLC -- Research” 1982
4 Smith Family Music Collection 1986
5 Smithsonian Institution American History Museum -- Duke Ellington Oral History Project 1989
6 “Sound Leasing Co.-- SLC” 1982-1985
7 “Sound Leasing Corp.” 1982
8 “Sound Master Recording Equipment,” undated
9 Time-Life, undated
10 Uncollected Music of the Big Bands 1979
11 United States vs. Tax Shelter Firms 1982-1987
12 Video Review 1986
13 Williard Alexander, Inc. -- Press Department 1979-1981
14 World War II Sounds, undated
15 “Zeno” Records 1969-1983
16 Zeno Records 1980
17 Zemarel, Zim Big Bands International 1983-1985
[Note: One (1) ad poster of Donna Fargo / Country Hearts Records can be found in the McCuen folder in the oversize manuscripts drawer.]


Series J: Professional Interests

Box 69

1 Academy Associates -- Corporate Aims, undated
2 Advertisement 1975-1976
3 African-American Entertainment – Articles 1981
4 American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, undated
5 Archives and Libraries 1995
6 Bennett, Pete 1971-1983
7 Bertelsmann A.G. 1986
8 Big Band Music 1981-1990
9 Billboard Country Station Panel, undated
10 Bluegrass Radio, undated
11 Blues 1990-1993
12 British Music, undated
13 Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) 1957-1982
14 Brown, Clifford, undated
15 Burrell, Kenny, undated
16 Butcher, Dwight, undated
17 Calloway, Cab 1983
18 Canadian-Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission 1981
19 [Cannon, Thurlow] “Thurlow Cannon” 1986
20 Carson, Martha 1988
21 Catalogs and Subscriptions 1974-1989
22 Center for Popular Music 1990
23 Clinton, Larry 1973
24 Collecting and Collectors 1975-1983
25 Correspondence -- Collectors 1977-1995
26 Correspondence -- General 1976-1995
27 Correspondence -- Miscellaneous 1977-1995
28 Country Music 1969-1995
29 Crosby, Bing, undated
30 Dance, Stanley 1977-1979
31 Davidson, Bruce 1977
32 Depot Music, Inc., undated
33 Dorsey, Jimmy 1980
34 Dukes of Dixieland 1990
35 Ellington, Duke-Press Manual, undated
36 Equipment and Supplies -- Information 1972-1978
37 Expenses 1977-1978
38 Fisk University -- Black Music Research 1981
39 Gospel Music Association 1975-1981
40 Grand Ole Opry House, undated
41 Guthrie, Woody, undated
42 [Holdman, Phil – ‘The Browsers’] “Phil Holdman” 1983-1992
43 Horn, Paul, undated
44 Huddleston, Huston – Floyd Huddleston 1989
45 James, Harry, undated
46 Jazz 1974-1994


Box 70

1 Kemp, Hal, undated
2 Ken-Tone Records, undated
3 Leadership Nashville 1981
4 Management -- Delegation 1971
5 Micrography 1976-1984
6 Midem Conference -- Guide1973
7 Midem Conference -- Information Pamphlets1973
8 Miscellaneous, undated
9 Morningstar Records (RCA Alumni) 1976
10 Music Industry 1976-1995
11 Music Performance Trust Funds 1971
12 Music Village USA 1985
13 Nashville Music Association, undated
14 Nashville -- Performer List 1981
15 Nashville Songwriters Association 1975-1979
16 [Nashville Songwriters Association] “Nash Song Writers Assn” 1977-1978
17 “New Copyright Law” 1977
18 Newsletters 1979-1994
19 Okeh Discography 1981
20 Orchestra Music 1977
21 Playback, undated
22 “Post WWII Blues” 1980
23 Presley, Elvis, undated
24 Quizzes, undated
25 Receipts 1977-1996
26 Record Pressing and Labeling, undated
27 Recording Industry Piracy 1970-1971
28 Recording Process, undated
29 Resumes – Job Search 1968-1987


Box 71

1 “Resumes -- Jobs” 1970-1978
2 Reunion of Professional Entertainers (R.O.P.E.) n.d.
3 Reviews 1972-1989
4 Rock & Roll 1974-1994
5 Rodgers, Richard – Obituary 1980
6 Shaw, Artie 1974
7 Sheet Music Collecting 1978-1980
8 Song Lists n.d.
9 Song Writing Information 1975
10 Sound Track Retailers 1981
11 Spivak, Charlie 1971
12 Steve Sholes Productions n.d.
13 Tax Fraud 1986
14 Theatre Development 1968
15 Themes n.d.
16 Turner, Mary Lou n.d.
17 V-Disc Catalogue n.d.
18 Video and Book Catalogs, n.d.
19 Video Recording 1980
20 Willard Alexander, Inc. [1982]
21 Women in Early Country Music n.d.
22 Zodiac Records, Inc. 1978


[Note: One (1) BMI Country Music informational poster can be found in the McCuen folder in the oversize manuscripts drawer.]



Series K: Jazz Organizations


Box 72

1 IAJRC 1981-1995
2 “IAJRC” 1987-1988
3 “IAJRC Memphis” 1995
4 “IAJRC Record Committee” 1981
5 “Reports” 1987
6 “Cootie Williams” 1984-1991
7 Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society, Inc. 1980
8 Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society, Inc. 1987-1988
9 “TJ&BS Newsletter” 1981-1982
[Note: IAJRC cover slicks for volume 2, “Jazz Collection,” and volume 8, “Goodman Airchecks” can be found in the McCuen folder in the oversize manuscripts drawer.]


Series L: “Upbeat” Jazz Radio Program Scripts


Box 73

1 Upbeat: Sixty Minutes of Jazz – Scripts for Programs #1-20 n.d.
2 Upbeat: Sixty Minutes of Jazz – Scripts for Programs #21-40 n.d.
3 Upbeat: Sixty Minutes of Jazz -- Scripts for Programs #41-59 n.d.
4 Upbeat: Sixty Minutes of Jazz -- Scripts for Programs #61-80 n.d.
5 Upbeat: Sixty Minutes of Jazz -- Scripts for Programs #81-100 n.d.
6 Upbeat: Sixty Minutes of Jazz – Scripts for Programs #101-126 n.d.
74 1 Upbeat: Sixty Minutes of Jazz -- Scripts for Programs #127-149, n.d.
2 Upbeat: Sixty Minutes of Jazz -- Scripts for Programs #151-177, 1982
3 Upbeat: Sixty Minutes of Jazz -- Scripts for Programs #178-202, 1982
4 Upbeat: Sixty Minutes of Jazz -- Scripts for Programs #203-219, n.d.
5 Upbeat: Sixty Minutes of Jazz -- Scripts for Programs #220-239, 1983
6 Upbeat: Sixty Minutes of Jazz -- Scripts for Programs #240-262, 1983
75 1 Upbeat: Sixty Minutes of Jazz -- Scripts for Programs #263-280, 1984
2 Upbeat: Sixty Minutes of Jazz -- Scripts for Programs #281-295, 1984
3 Upbeat: Sixty Minutes of Jazz -- Scripts for Programs #296-315, 1984-1985
4 Upbeat: Sixty Minutes of Jazz -- Scripts for Programs #316-340, 1985
5 Upbeat: Sixty Minutes of Jazz -- Scripts for Programs #341-364, 1985
6 Upbeat -- Correspondence 1982-1994
7 “WPLN Nov. 78” 1979-1985


SUBGROUP FIVE: PERSONAL COLLECTIONS and PAPERS


Series M: Daily Planners / Datebooks / Expense Accounts



Box 76

1 Diary 1958
2 Day at a Glance 1959
3 Day at a Glance 1960
4 Day at a Glance 1961
5 Day at a Glance 1962
6 Day at a Glance 1963
7 Executive Planner 1964
8 Executive Planner 1965
9 Day at a Glance 1966
10 Executive Planner 1967
11 Executive Planner 1968
12 Executive Planner 1969
13 Week-at-a-Glance 1970
[Note: An appointment book for 1962 was completely blank, and therefore deaccessioned]


Box 77

1 Executive Planner 1974
2 Weekly Reminder 1975
3 Executive Planner 1976
4 Weekly Minder 1977
5 Daily Appointment Book 1978
6 Weekly Minder 1979
7 Weekly Minder 1985
8 Business Expense Diary 1974
9 Business Expense Diary 1975
10 Business Expense Diary 1976
11 Business Expense Diary 1978


Series N: Personal Recording Collection


Box 78

1 Album Program Notes 1940-1984
2 Auction Lists 1974
3 Auction Lists 1981-1990
4 “Bruce Record Auctions” 1975-1976
5 Collection Divestment 1979-1995
6 “Duke Ellington Auction Values” 1981
7 Inventory n.d.
8 Inventory n.d.
9 Inventory n.d.
10 Inventory n.d.
11 Inventory n.d. [1 of 2]
12 Inventory n.d. [2 of 2]


Box 79

1 Inventory n.d. [1 of 2]
2 Inventory n.d. [2 of 2]
3 Inventory n.d.
4 Inventory n.d.
5 Inventory n.d.
6 Inventory n.d.
7 Inventory n.d.
8 Inventory n.d.
9 Majestic Brands, Inc. n.d.
10 Nauck’s Vintage Records 1995-1996
11 Notes, n.d.
12 Record Changer, 1951-1952
13 Recording Catalogs 1977
14 Reel-to-reel Transcriptions Inventory, n.d.
15 “U.K. LPs” 1969-1972


Box 80 Card Index: “Aaron Harris” Jelly Roll Morton through “Cloudy” Andy Kirk & His Clouds
Box 81 Card Index: “Coal black shine” Sidney Bechet’s New Orleans Feetwarmers through “Gypsy Violin” Ralph Flanagan & His Orch
Box 82 Card Index: “Had a dream” Cripple Clarence Lofton through “Joobalai” Bing Crosby
Box 83 Card Index: “Joseph and His Brothers” Louis Armstrong & His Orch through “My Window Faces south” Fats Waller & His Rhythm
Box 84 Card Index: “Nagasaki” Paul Mares & Friars Society Orch, Benny Goodman Sextet, Benny Goodman Quartet, Albert Ammons Rhythm Kings through “Shout ’em Aunt Tillie” Duke Ellington & His Or

Publisher

Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University

Language

en

Subject(s)

McCuen, Brad, Country music, Jazz, Jazz musicians, Music trade, Popular music, Record labels, Sound recording industry, Sound recordings - collectors and collecting

Creators

McCuen, Brad

Authors

Quinn, Freddie, Reeves, Jim, Ellington, Duke, Miller, Glenn, Dorsey, Tommy, Davis, Eddie, Burton, Gary

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