Preliminary Guide to the Sam Morris Nez Perce Music Recordings Collection [reproductions]
MS.1994.34

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Nez Perce Indians.
Title
Sam Morris Nez Perce Music Recordings Collection [reproductions]
ID
MS.1994.34
Date [inclusive]
circa 1897-1912
Extent
0.5 Linear feet 1 box (4 reels).
Location Note
(MASC staff use) 2-2-17-2.
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English and Nez Perce.

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Collection Description

This collection contains reproductions of the Sam Morris collection of Nez Perce music recordings. These reel-to-reel copies were produced by the Library of Congress in 1990. The original wax cylinder recordings, 69 in all, were made circa 1897-1912. They are on permanent loan from the Washington State University Libraries to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Most of these recordings have been published as part of The Nez Perce Music Archive.

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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 the Sam Morris Collection circa 1989. In 1990, the original wax cylinders were sent to the American Folklife Center at the Library on Congress on permanent loan, and the AFC provided the reel-to-reel reproductions in this collection (MS.1994.34).

Existence and Location of Copies note

Most of these recordings have been published as part of The Nez Perce Music Archive.

Existence and Location of Originals note

The original wax cylinder recordings were made circa 1897-1912, and are on permanent loan from the Washington State University Libraries to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Jim Morris Estate Indian Music Recordings Collection, circa 1965-1979 (MS.1994.33)

Spinden-Rhodes Indian Music Recordings Collection, circa 1909-1956 (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

Corporate Name(s)

  • Nez Perce Indians -- Music.

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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