Scope and Content:
This is an open group to which are added audio and video tapes and other
materials generated by lectures by or about individuals and groups associated
with American vernacular music when such lectures are not part of a larger
Center project (e.g. Tennessee Banjo Institute). This group also includes
single lectures by\about similar individuals donated to the Center.
There follows a copy of the flyer or other promotional material and/or
a log generated by staff of the Center audio archives These descriptive
materials are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the lecturer.
Audio and video tapes are filed by tape number with other archival audio
visual materials. Original copies of the flyers and related materials are
located in the subject vertical file under "Middle Tennessee State University.
Center for Popular music." Photographs related to the lectures are filed
under the same heading in the subject photograph file.
Norm Cohen Lecture.
13 November 1989.
Audio tape cassettes (TCA-0093A/B) of lecture on "The Folksong Revival
and Its Impact on American Popular Music" 13 November 1989, Middle Tennessee
State University, Murfreesboro TN by folklorist and country music scholar
Norm Cohen. Also audio cassette tape (TCA-0093C) of examples of folk music
which accompanied the lecture.
Archie Green Lecture
10 April 1986.
Audio tape cassette (TCA-0024) and video tape cassette (VCT-0024) of
lecture on "Challenges in the Study of American Musics" 10 April 1986,
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro TN by folklorist and cultural
historian Archie Green. A widely-published writer, Green is the author
of Only A Miner: Studies in Recorded Coal-Mining Songs.
A reference copy of the audio tape of the lecture is filed with commercial
Stanley Jordan Lecture.
23 April 1990.
Audio tape cassettes (TCA-0129A/B) of lecture on "The Music Business"
23 April 1990, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro TN by guitarist/composer
Stanley Jordan who performed in concert at MTSU that evening.
A reference copy of these tapes is filed with commercial audio tapes.
Paul Oliver Lecture.
18 April 1988.
Analog audio tape cassettes (TCA-0069A/B) and digital audio tape cassette
(TCD-0069) of lecture on "Blues in Retrospect" 18 April 1988, Middle Tennessee
State University, Murfreesboro TN by Paul Oliver, a faculty member at Oxford
(U.K.) Polytechnic and author of numerous books, articles and liner notes
on the origins of the blues.
Neil Rosenberg Lecture.
15 April 1986.
Analog audio cassette tape (TCA-0025) of lecture "Save It! Save It!:
The Discovery, Naming and Preservation of Bluegrass" given 15 April 1986,
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro TN by Neil Rosenberg, a
member of the faculty of Memorial University, Newfoundland Canada and author
of papers, articles and books on Bluergrass music including the definitive
Bluegrass: A History.
Paul Wells Lecture.
11 February 1991.
Reel to reel audio tape (TTA-0140) of lecture "Emancipation to Elvis:
Southern Music Since the Civil War" given 11 February 1991 by Paul Wells,
director of the Center for Popular Music as part of the Honors Lecture
Series at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro TN.
Martin Williams Lectures.
27 and 28 September 1988.
Analog audio cassette tapes of a lecture for students "Why Study Jazz
History?" 27 September 1988 (TCA-0073) and of a public lecture "Duke Ellington
As A Major American Composer" 28 September 1988 (TCA-0074A/B), Middle Tennessee
State University, Murfreesboro TN by Martin Williams, jazz historian and
critic, Smithsonian Institution Press.
Jon Fitzgerald Lecture.
12 November 1992.
Three analog audio cassette tapes of a two hour lecture "An Australian Rock Sound? The Evolution of Australian Music Since the Late 1970s" by Jon Fitzgerald, Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Contemporary Music at the University of New England, Northern Rivers, Lismore, Australia. This lecture was give 12 Novemer 1992 at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro TN. The first two tapes (TCA-0168A/B) are the lecture with embedded musical examples and the question and answer session which followed the lecture. The third tape (TCA-0168C) is a copy of Fitzgerald's tape of musical examples which he used during the lecture.