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Dunn, Mary

Biography:

Dunn was born in 1888 in Baird, Texas. She was the daughter of Robert Franklin Dunn, a pioneer Methodist minister and circuit rider in West Texas. She attended Swetzer College for girls and taught piano in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and in Matador and Sweetwater, Texas. Dunn moved to Lubbock, Texas in 1922 to become director of the music department of the Lubbock public schools, and opened a private studio for piano instruction in 1936.

Overview of collection:

Collection comprises scrapbook material, such as certificates from Mary Dunn Day, Texas Centennial Exposition, Texas Music Teachers Association, and West Texas Music Association. There are also memorabilia, such as plaques of the Jack Sheridan Cultural Achievement Award, Music Teacher of the Year Award; Texas Music Teachers Association, Promotion of Fine Arts and Music award, Teacher of the Year, and the Lubbock Music Teachers Association.

The collection bulks with printed and scrapbook material concerning musical performances, music education, and music teachers in Texas. The correspondence (1938-1963) pertains to the Texas State Music Teachers Association and the South Plains Music Teachers Association.


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Don Caldwell Recording Studios

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The Don Caldwell Recording Studios Collection contains professional audio recordings and home-produced demos of concert music, songs, and regional advertising created in Lubbock, Texas, during the second half of the 20th century.

Biography:

Saxophonist Don Caldwell is responsible for much of the cultural ferment in West Texas. He has produced numerous musical events including the Lubbock centennial celebration, the annual "4th On Broadway", and "The Buddy Holly Music Festival”. The historic Cactus Theater came under his management in 1993 and was renovated into the heart of a downtown renewal and the thriving Depot District. He operated the former movie house as a performing arts center for two decades.

Overview of collection:

Curtis Peoples, guitarist and composer who had worked at the studio, understood the significance of the Caldwell tapes and lobbied to create the Crossroads of Music Archive at SWC/SCL. The five thousand analog-magnetic audio tapes, ranging from homegrown cassette demos to 2-inch masters, became the foundational collection of the archive. In 2000, the tapes were moved for safekeeping under improved temperature, ventilation, and humidity controls in either the new Southwest Collection building or the main library on the Texas Tech campus.

Most of the material belongs to the artists and commercial clients who rented time and contracted for production services at the studio. They hold all rights to the recordings and, except for scholarly research use on campus, are preserved on the creators’ behalf.


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Davis, Jerry Wayne

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Biography:

Jerry Davis played guitar, wrote music, and performed with many rock and blues bands in West Texas. One of the bands with whom Davis recorded was Raoul and the Relatives with drummer Jaime Moreno, John Tyler and David “Pee Wee” Pearson (guitar and vocals). For Nine Below (or Nine Below Zero), Davis played bass with Brad Green (keyboards and vocals), David Pearson, and Tommy Baker (drums and backup vocals). He also recorded with Peyote, Pink Abdul and the Robin Griffin Band.


Overview of collection:

The bulk of the collection is audio media, especially 1/4-inch reel tapes (studio recordings, home mixtapes and commercial releases), VHS audio from the studio, and CDs. Some lyrics, copyright correspondence and recording logs are also available.


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Deloria, Vine

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Overview of collection:

The Vine Deloria Jr. Collection encompasses recordings of music and spoken word materials in a wide variety of formats, including Edison discs, 78-, 45- and 33-1/3-rpm records, cassette tapes and compact discs (audio and photo). An AV number in the title designates an item which has already been digitized. Of special note is material related to the Lakota, Oneida and Inuit, as well as oral history.


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De León, Nephtalí

Biography:

Nephtalí De León is a Chicano writer and illustrator of poetry, children's stories, and essays. Born in Laredo, Texas, in 1945, the son of migrant workers, De León published his first book, Chicanos: Our Background and Our Pride while still a senior in high school. Later works included poetry and plays, and he also created mural art and children's stories. De León’s work has been published in Mexico, France, the U.S., and Spain, with his stories being translated into several other languages (German, Russian, Chinese, and Vietnamese).


Overview of collection:

The Nephtalí De León Papers bulks with manuscripts, illustrations, and drafts of prose and poetry authored by De León and others. A selection of Spanish-language newspapers, El Editor and La Voz de Texas, are also present.


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Delgado, Narciso & Imelda

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Overview of collection:

Most of the material is regarding the career of Narciso Delgado, especially the legal battles over copyright to the Mexican bolero, "Nochecita." One self-published book of all pertinent documents and autographed photographs from entertainers who worked with and performed the music of Narciso, such as Lydia Mendoza and Emilio Caceres.


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Dallas, Texas

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1950-1959; 1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)


Overview of collection:

Collection consists of programs to different musical theater productions that came to Dallas, Texas, in the 1950s.

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