Music Industry Collections

The collection consists of materials collected by Jackson during research for his book A House On Fire: The Rise and Fall of Philadelphia Soul. Includes audiocassettes of interviews conducted by Jackson primarily by telephone, interview transcripts, related articles, and book drafts.
Collection consists primarily of interview transcripts, program transcripts, and artist publicity materials used in the production of the Westwood One Radio programs Special Edition, That's Country Music, Rock Chronicles, My Top Ten, and History of Rock 'n Roll. It also contains materials from various specials including programs on Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones.
The collection of music industry professional Logan H. Westbrooks contains professional and personal papers, photographs, sound recordings, video recordings, digital files, posters, books, memorabilia, artifacts and other material documenting his life and work from the 1930s through the 2010s. Professional papers pertain to his employment at Capitol Records, Mercury Records, CBS Records, CBS International, Soul Train Records, Source Records, and his management firm Ascent Music Inc. Personal papers pertain to his upbringing in Memphis, TN, the Church of God in Christ, lectures at California State University and Indiana University, philanthropic activities, and civic service. Topics include African American music industry executives; record labels; recording industry in United States, Africa, and Jamaica; African American musicians; black churches; rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, and funk music; radio and African American disc jockeys.
Collection includes audiocassette recordings of interviews about Ray Charles for Lydon's book Ray Charles : Man and Music (2004), a radio series about Ray Charles based on Lydon's book, complete or partial transcripts for many of the interviews organized loosely into book chapters, interviews with and about other African American musicians, class lectures given by Lydon at Indiana University and related publicity materials, and original music performed by Lydon.
The Michael McAlpin Collection consists primarily of print materials used in the production of the PBS television documentary Record Row: the Cradle of Rhythm and Blues. Included are production materials and interview transcripts created during Dr. Portia Maultsby's collaboration on the project as AAAMC director as well as VHS tapes of the rough cut, final broadcast version, and local coverage of the documentary.
The collection consists primarily of materials collected during research for Nelson George's book Where Did Our Love Go?: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound (St. Martin's Press, 1985). This includes interviews (audiocassettes and transcripts), photographs, newspaper clippings, magazines, photocopies of legal documents, manuscripts, and correspondence.
Series G, "Music Industry Interviews," consists of transcripts and audiocassettes of interviews primarily conducted by Portia K. Maultsby between 1981-1986 as part of her research on the Black music industry. The remainder of the series in this collection are still in the process of being accessioned and are unavailable for general research and public use.
Collection includes magazines published by Teresa Hairston including Gospel Today, Gospel Industry Today and Score, as well as materials used in the production of the magazine including interviews (audio), publicity photographs, and press releases related to gospel artists, preachers, organizations, and the music industry. There is extensive documentation (images, videos) of the annual Gospel Heritage Festival, the Gospel Today television series, Gospel Heritage Praise & Worship Conference, and other events and productions managed by Hairston. Also included are over 5000 commercial sound recordings (CD, LP, audiocassette) and commercially produced videos and DVDs of gospel music and religious programs. The latter are being added to IUCAT and can be searched using the keywords "Teresa Hairston Collection" (follow this link to search results)
Draper's collection documents the career of an African American music executive and covers his tenures at RCA Records and Warner Bros. Records.