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Vernon (Paul) global music research files
PA Mss 231  
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  • Title: Paul Vernon global music research files
    Identifier/Call Number: PA Mss 231
    Language of Material: English.
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Physical Description: 2.09 Linear Feet (5 document boxes)
    Creator: Vernon, Paul, 1949-
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1940
    Abstract: Research files of Paul Vernon, author of Ethnic and Vernacular Music, 1898-1960 (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1995). The research files are primarily photocopies of documents, including trade catalogs, corporate correspondence, and published articles.
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Paul Vernon global music research files, PA Mss 231. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Steve Shapiro, 2021.

    Scope and Content

    Research files of Paul Vernon, author of Ethnic and Vernacular Music, 1898-1960 (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1995). Vernon's book was the first to give a broad overview of folk and "ethnic" recordings made by the major record companies (HMV, Columbia, Victor and others) during the 78rpm era.
    The research files are primarily photocopies of documents, including trade catalogs, corporate correspondence, and published articles. Many documents likely were copied from the EMI Archive in London about its various operations around the world before WWII. The collection is arranged geographically.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Folk music -- History and criticism
    Articles
    Commercial correspondence
    Photocopies
    Trade catalogs
    Vernon, Paul, 1949- -- Archives