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Guide to the Herbert Humphrey Collection ARS.0106
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Sponsor
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Herbert Humphrey Collection
    Dates: 1960-1962
    Collection number: ARS.0106
    Creator: Humphrey, Herbert
    Collection size: 3 boxes : 43 7" open reel tapes
    Repository: Archive of Recorded Sound
    Abstract: The Herbert Humphrey Collection consists of 43 open reel tapes, the majority of which bear copies of commercially-released jazz and popular music. However, at least thirteen reels are of unusual broadcast material, including a series of San Francisco performances by jazz musicians Earl Hines and Teddy Wilson, biographical programs on various musicians on radio station KFRC, and an interview with Louis Armstrong.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Open for research; material must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use. Contact the Archive for assistance.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with repository. Publication and reproduction rights reside with the creators or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Head Librarian of the Archive of Recorded Sound.

    Preferred Citation

    Herbert Humphrey Collection, ARS-0106. Courtesy of the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Sponsor

    This finding aid was produced with generous financial support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

    Scope and Contents

    The Herbert Humphrey Collection consists of 43 open reel tapes, the majority of which bear copies of commercially-released jazz and popular music. However, at least thirteen reels have been identified as unusual broadcast material, including a series of San Francisco performances by jazz musicians Earl Hines and Teddy Wilson, biographical programs on various musicians on radio station KFRC, and an undated interview with Louis Armstrong by journalist Phil Elwood. Elwood appears to have further connections with this collection; several tapes suggest they were recorded by Humphrey, who was an Oakland resident, from Elwood's radio program on KPFA (from various notes in the listing: "Phil forgot to announce piece" ; "Between 3rd and 4th piece, nostalgia with Phil Elwood at Hambone Kelly's" on Lu Watters Tape 37). A full listing of contents is available in the Archive.

    Arrangement

    Reels were arranged and numbered prior to accession. Box 1 contains #2-16 (Tape #1 is missing). Box 2 contains #17-32. Box 3 contains #33-37 as well as seven unnumbered tapes identified as "Live at the Fairmont" from Bill Bullard, which are all in fact copies of commercial albums.