Preliminary Guide to the Jim Morris Estate Indian Music Recordings Collection
MS.1994.33

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Jim Morris Estate Indian Music Recordings Collection
ID
MS.1994.33
Date [inclusive]
circa 1965-1979
Extent
1.0 Linear feet 1 box.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) 2-2-16-2.
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English and Nez Perce.

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Collection Description

This collection contains music recordings from the Jim Morris estate. The collection primarily consists of recordings of Nez Perce music, but also contains recorded music connected to the Crow Nation, and miscellaneous reproductions of popular music. The recordings are in two audio tape formats: reel-to-reel (18 items) and 8-track (5 items). Digital copies of the recordings are included in the collection, on compact disc.

An inventory list is available for the items in this collection.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

The Washington State University Libraries purchased this collection, which was part of the Jim Morris Estate, from Mike Penny in 1994 (MS.1994.33).

Existence and Location of Copies note

The collection includes digitized reproductions of some recordings (serenade songs) on compact discs.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Nez Perce Music Recording Collection (MS.1994.34)

Spinden-Rhodes Indian Music Recordings Collection (MS.1994.35)

Nez Perce Music Collection Fieldwork Materials, 1988-1995 (Cage 636)

Loran Olsen Papers, 1960-1993 (Cage 658)

Loran Olsen Papers, circa 1958-2009 (MSSM.054. Multiple accessions: MS.2010.29, MS.2011.16, MS.2011.18, MS.2015.05)

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Audiotapes -- Specimens

Subject(s)

  • Indians of North America -- Northwest, Pacific -- Music
  • Indians of North America -- Northwest, Pacific -- Songs and music
  • Nez Percé Indians -- Music.

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Some of the recordings may not be playable, and special equipment may be required to access some material.

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Publication note

Reproductions of some of the recordings in this collection, as well as a description of the collection, are included in Qilloowawya = Hitting the rawhide : serenade songs from the Nez Perce musical archive (Seattle: Northwest Interpretive Association, 2001).

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