Arizona Dranes Papers (SC 135)

Collection Number

SC 135


A unique collection of recording contracts and correspondence between Arizona Dranes and the Consolidated Music Publishing House (owner of the Chicago OKeh Records franchise). Dranes recorded a series of groundbreaking gospel records in Chicago between 1926-1928 for the OKeh label. Her fees, activities, and relationship with the record label over a three year period are documented in these papers.