Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Alfred Lewis collection on Al Jolson consists exclusively of 41 recordings (LPs and 78s) created by or featuring Al Jolson (26 May 1886 – 23 October 1950) from between 1929 and 1983. The collection includes compilations relased following his death. Jolson was a Russian-born American singer, comedian, and actor, with a reputation for performing material that is racist while in blackface. For the ethos of Jolson's time, this was acceptable performance practice and programming.
Overview Elvis Aaron Presley (b. January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, MS; d. August 16, 1977 in Memphis, TN) was a musician and actor. He is perhaps one of the biggest icons of American popular culture in the 20th century. Often referred to as "The King" of rock 'n' roll, some of his biggest hit singles are "Hound Dog," "Blue Suede Shoes," "Jailhouse Rock," and "All Shook Up." His major breakout year as a recording artist was 1956 and he has since become the highest selling artist worldwide in the histroy of...
Found in: Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library / The Hugo Keesing Collection on Jacoba Feenstra's Sheet Music
Overview The Hugo Keesing collection on Jacoba Feenstra’s sheet music consists of a single bound collection of sheet music. This sheet music was bound in the early-mid twentieth century and covers the period 1881–1911. The collection is organized in a single series.
Found in: Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library / The Hugo Keesing Collection on Music and World War I
Overview Contemporaneously referred to as "the war to end all wars," the First World War officially began in July 1914 and lasted until November 11, 1918, when Germany, the last of the Central Powers still standing, signed an armstice. This was one of the largest and deadliest wars in the history of the world, involving over 70 million military troops, not to mention the millions of civilians that were affected and lost their lives. Hundreds of songs were written in the United States during and about...
Found in: Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library / The Hugo Keesing Collection on Popular Music and Culture
Overview The Hugo Keesing Collection on Popular Music and Culture consists of books, serials, recordings, sheet music, clippings, memorabilia, and teaching and research materials related to twentieth-century American popular music, and to rock and roll music in particular. The materials were collected by Hugo Keesing, a popular culture scholar and former professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, and by Dr. Keesing's brother, Wouter Keesing. The bulk of the collection covers the period...
Found in: Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library / The Hugo Keesing Collection on Television and Popular Theme Songs
Overview The Hugo Keesing Collection on Television and Popular Theme Songs is comprised of sheet music of theme songs from popular television and radio programs of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It also contains several books about many popular shows, ranging from viewer guides, pictorial histories, and quizzes, covering a variety of programs from 1950s soap operas to politcal dramas of the 2000s like The West Wing. The materials were collected by Hugo Keesing, a popular culture scholar and...