Leonard Kunstadt papers and audio recordings
- circa late 1920's - 1996
Scope and Contents
This collection contains business records, correspondence, financial documents, personal notes, and journals. There are research files and correspondence related to his work as editor and publisher of Record Research magazine. Also included are discographical notes, publication materials, handbills, articles, and business files of the label, Spivey Records. There are also travel documents, press clippings, memorabilia, and papers documenting the career of Victoria Spivey. There are early photographs of jazz and blues performers and a scrapbook with information on 1920s orchestras.
This collection also consists of audiocassettes, 78s, and forty-nine audio reels. The majority of the recordings are test pressings, Spivey releases, and early jazz records.
23.75 Cubic Feet
Conditions Governing Use
This collection is open for use.
Language of Materials
- Kristiana Weseloh
Part of the Institute of Jazz Studies Repository
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John Cotton Dana Library
Newark New Jersey 07102 United States