Collection of recordings, photographs, sheet music, paper documents, and two films which document every aspect of the career of operatic tenor, Richard Crooks. Audio recordings are largely from the Voice of Firestone radio show, but also include audio cassettes of performances on CBC radio broadcasts.
Notated music, Performed music, Still image, and Text
Lacquer disc, Analog audiocassette, Polyester open reel tape, Motion picture film, Photographic print, and Text document
The collection consists of correspondence dealing with the Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions; personal papers, mainly promotional documents, and biographical and/or pedagogical writings; newspaper and magazine clippings; annotated scores, programs, photos, scrapbooks and recordings. Recordings include opera broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera which include Mario Chamlee, also his performance and rehearsal broadcasts on KFAC, and numerous transcription discs from his appearances on the Tony & Gus show in 1935 on WJZ.
Notated music, Performed music, Spoken word, Still image, and Text
Pressed 78rpm disc, Lacquer disc, Analog audiocassette, Polyester open reel tape, Photographic print, Text document, and Microfilm
With over 300,000 recordings on tape, disc, cylinder, and piano roll, the Historical Music Recordings Collection is both the depository for University of Texas at Austin recordings and those of select orchestras, radio stations, national and international arts organizations. Named collections within the HMRC include: Irving Feld Radio Dramas; UT Radio House Transcription Discs; Mary Henrietta Chase Collection of Bing Crosby Lacquer Discs; KUT open-reel tape; Longhorn Radio Network open-reel tape; KMFA "20th century Romantics"; Austin Symphony Orchestra; Houston Symphony Orchestra; HMRC-CDs; 16-inch transcription discs (general collection).
Performed music, Sounds (Other than music & language), and Spoken word
Pressed LP disc, Pressed 78rpm disc, Pressed 45rpm disc, Lacquer disc, Optical disc (including CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, VCD), Metal disc, LaserDisc, Cylinder, Analog audiocassette, Digital compact cassette, Digital Audio Tape (DAT), Polyester open reel tape, Acetate open reel tape, Motion picture film, VHS (including SVHS and VHS-C), Betamax, U-matic (including U-matic S), Text document, and Piano rolls
The University of Texas at Austin, Fine Arts Library
The records contain correspondence, memos, scrapbooks, news clippings, publicity materials, program log books, scripts, radio engineering lesson plans, contracts, licenses, photographs, sound recordings, moving image recordings, transcripts, and artifacts relating to the early history of WSB Radio, to WSB performers, programs, awards, and sponsored events (such as news workshops and career conferences for students), and to WSB-FM and WSB-TV.
Notated music, Performed music, Spoken word, Still image, Text, Three-dimensional form, and Two-dimensional moving image
Pressed LP disc, Pressed 78rpm disc, Pressed 45rpm disc, Lacquer disc, Analog audiocassette, Polyester open reel tape, Motion picture film, Photographic print, Photographic negative, and Text document
24 linear feet, 250 Lacquer discs, 40,000 Pressed 78rpm, LP, and 45rpm discs
Georgia State University Special Collections and Archives