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Collection Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Archival materials
circa 1940-1981
Scope and Contents:
This series consists of original Tapes and Recordings contains one record storage box, three document boxes and one half document box (ca. 2 cu. ft.). Among the recordings are master out-takes, interviews, studio and live recordings (often from fans of Cat Anderson) and long playing albums. Highlights are Cat Anderson and various university jazz ensembles, the Cat Anderson Quintet, and recordings of several of Anderson=s own compositions, some on Tempo Productions. Other jazz personalities included among the recordings are the Duke Ellington Orchestra in three different venues (one in which Cab Calloway fronts), Art Tatum on the Art Tatum Show, Lionel Hampton in Disneyland, and Benny Carter in Japan. Most recordings are 3/4" but some are 3/8." Original tapes include: eighteen 10" reels; thirty-seven 7" reels 3/8" wide at speeds of 3.75, 7.5 and 15 ips; and ten 5" reels 3/8" wide and six long playing 33 1/3 rpm recordings (plus one empty jacket). The 5" reels include copies from masters and some autographed jackets. Of the eighteen 10" reels, there are nine reels without jackets and therefore unidentified. The overall arrangement of recordings is by format. The audio tapes are arranged by format (size) and further by date. The discs are listed alphabetically by title.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions. Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Collection Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
NMAH.AC.0630, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History