Includes sound recordings and papers related to Walsh's career collecting, researching and writing about early popular recordings and recording artists. Includes correspondence with prominent artists and collectors, research notes, photographs of performers, scripts for Walsh's radio shows, drafts of his columns and articles, clippings, bound journals, advertisements, scrapbooks and ephemera. Series III of the collection includes scripts for Walsh's regular broadcasts on WDBJ and WSLS, Roanoke, VA. The majority of the scripts date from 1943-1949 and are for Walsh's Wax Works. Many of the scripts include separate playlists. Many of the programs showcased a particular recording artist or composer and an index to these shows is attached to the end of the finding aid. Also contains a few scripts for Walsh's Sunlight and Shadows show, 1947, 1948, and a folder of unidentified and partial scripts.