The Michael McAlpin Collection consists primarily of print materials used in the production of the PBS television documentary Record Row: the Cradle of Rhythm and Blues. Included are production materials and interview transcripts created during Dr. Portia Maultsby's collaboration on the project as AAAMC director as well as VHS tapes of the rough cut, final broadcast version, and local coverage of the documentary.
National Public Radio
Archives of African American Music and Culture
College or university
1.5 linear feet (3 boxes) including 3 videocassettes (VHS)
Two-dimensional moving image, Performed music, Spoken word, and Text
VHS (including SVHS and VHS-C) and Text document
Videocassette and Sheet
Abner, Ewart, 1923-1997, Barksdale, Chuck, Bass, Fontella, Bass, Ralph, Bell, Al, 1940-, Butler, Jerry, Chandler, Gene, Chess, Marshall, 1942-, Chess, Phil, 1921-, Clark, Dick, 1929-2012, Cordell, Lucky, 1928-, Cornelius, Don, 1936-2012, Daniels, George, Davis, Billy, 1932-2004, Davis, Carl, 1934-, Bo Diddley, 1928-2008, George, Nelson, Guy, Buddy, Hudson, Pookie, Kent, Herb, Leaner, Bill, Maultsby, Portia K., Mayfield, Curtis, Mayo, Barry, 1952-, Meadow, Johnny, McAlpin, Michael, Pruter, Robert, 1944-, Silverbrand, May, Singleton, Ernie, Staples, Pops, Thompson, Marshall, Upchurch, Phil, African Americans--Music, Music--Illinois--Chicago, Sound recording industry--Illinois--Chicago, African American musicians--Interviews, African American radio stations, Rhythm and blues music, Soul music, Blues (Music)--Illinois--Chicago, Chicago (Ill.)--Music, Chess Records (Firm), Vee-Jay Records, and WVON (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.)
Collection is restricted to onsite access for educational use only. NEH grant materials (Series 1. Production materials, Box 1, Folders 1-5) are closed to the public.
Permission to quote or copy materials must be obtained in writing from Michael McAlpin and WTTW/Chicago. Other copyrights and intellectual property rights may also apply. Archival materials from the Indiana University Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) are made available under an assertion of fair use (17 U.S.C. 107) for noncommercial educational and research purposes only. Indiana University respects the intellectual property rights of others and does not claim any copyright interest for non-university records. It is the researcher’s responsibility to seek permission from the copyright owner and any other rights holders for any reuse of these materials that extends beyond fair use or other statutory exemptions. Furthermore, responsibility for the determination of the copyright status and securing permission rests with those persons wishing to reuse the materials. If you are the copyright holder for any of the digitized materials and have questions about its inclusion on our site, please contact the AAAMC.