Scope and Content of Collection
The Hugo Keesing collection on popular music and culture has been separated into nine series consisting of realia, ephemera, clippings, popular music periodicals, sheet music, recordings, and auction catalogues of popular culture items. It also contains Dr. Keesing's personal teaching and research materials related to twentieth-century American popular music, and to rock and roll music and youth culture in particular. The final series contains a set of time capsules created by Dr. Keesing comprised of popular culture materials that represent different decades of the twentieth century. The bulk of the materials cover the dates from 1950 to 1990, but in total the materials span the whole of the twentieth century. Original order has been maintained as much as possible.
The sheet music and recordings have been described at item level in a separate inventory. Please contact the curator for more information.