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Joe Glazer Discusses Music in the American Labor Movement [Interview Video]

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-04-22T16:42:51.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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smithsonianfolkways
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolkways
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_zaQ7qWo6120

Collector's Records Of the 50's and 60's, Vol. 3

Manufacturer:
Laurie Records  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1978
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert B. Campbell in memory of Dorothy and William Campbell
ID Number:
1996.3034.09892
Label number:
LES4011
Catalog number:
1996.3034.09892
Nonaccession number:
1996.3034
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-af65-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1014631

Collector's Records of the 50's and 60's, Vol. 2

Manufacturer:
Laurie Records  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1978
ID Number:
1996.0153.07043
Catalog number:
1996.0153.07043
Label number:
LES4009
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-bb15-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1231617

Collector's Records of the 50's and 60's, Vol. 3

Manufacturer:
Laurie Records  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1978
ID Number:
1996.0153.07044
Catalog number:
1996.0153.07044
Label number:
LES 4011
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-bb16-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1231618

Collector's Records of the 50's and 60's, Vol. 4

Manufacturer:
Laurie Records  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1979
ID Number:
1996.0153.07045
Catalog number:
1996.0153.07045
Label number:
LES 4018
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-bb17-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1231619

Collector's Records of the 50's and 60's, Vol. 5

Manufacturer:
Laurie Records  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1979
ID Number:
1996.0153.07046
Catalog number:
1996.0153.07046
Label number:
LES 4021
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-bb18-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1231620

Collector's Records of the 50's and 60's, Vol. 6

Manufacturer:
Laurie Records  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1979
ID Number:
1996.0153.07047
Catalog number:
1996.0153.07047
Label number:
LES 4022
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-bb19-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1231621

Collector's Records of the 50's and 60's, Vol. 7

Manufacturer:
Laurie Records  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1979
ID Number:
1996.0153.07048
Catalog number:
1996.0153.07048
Label number:
LES 4023
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-bb1a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1231622

Collector's Records of the 50's and 60's, Vol. 8

Manufacturer:
Laurie Records  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1979
ID Number:
1996.0153.07049
Catalog number:
1996.0153.07049
Label number:
LES4024
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-bb1b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1231623

Ten Years Collector Records

Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
ID Number:
1996.0153.08027
Catalog number:
1996.0153.08027
Label number:
LP 8816
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-c7e6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1232601

Nassella landbeckii Phil.

Biogeographical Region:
85 - Southern South America  Search this
Collector:
Rudolpf A. Philippi  Search this
Type Citation:
Philippi, R. A. 1865. Linnaea. 33: 279.
Type Status:
Possible type
Place:
Chile, South America
Common name:
tussockgrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Nassella landbeckii Phil.
Nassella chilensis (Trin.) É. Desv.
Barcode:
00716080
USNM Number:
1645156
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Type Register
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/371318fb9-fad0-4bac-8e96-24f1b4aa6fdb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14734504

Collector Records business records

Musician:
Penn, Larry  Search this
McGee, Bobbie  Search this
Magpie  Search this
Killen, Louis  Search this
Creator:
Collector Records  Search this
Glazer, Joe, 1918-2006  Search this
Extent:
34.28 Cubic feet (3 record boxes of business records; 8 record boxes, including 374 non-master audio reels (10", 7", 5", 4" and 2" reels); 160 10" reels in open stacks; 4 record boxes, including 853 audio cassettes; 1 record box, including 36 video cassettes; and 491 long play records, 45s and compact discs.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital audio tapes
Vhs (videotape format)
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Date:
circa 1937-2004
bulk 1960-1990
Summary:
This collection documents the activities of Joe Glazer's record label Collector Records. Materials include the label's original commercial recordings, paper records related to day-to-day business operations and production, field recordings made by Joe Glazer, and Glazer's personal music collection.
Scope and Contents:
The Collector Records business records, measuring 34.28 cubic feet, date from 1937-2004 and contain materials relating to founder Joe Glazer's work with the label, as well as his work as a participant in the labor movement.

The records include papers documenting the promotion, production, and business operations of Collector Records; original audiorecordings used for Collector Records masters; audiorecordings made in the field by Joe Glazer; video recordings of performances by and interviews with Joe Glazer, including performances at labor union events; audiorecordings of interviews with Joe Glazer; Collector Records recordings and releases; and Glazer's personal commercial music collection.
Arrangement:
Records are arranged in 7 series:

Series 1: Promotional, Performance, and Record Planning Materials, 1971-2004

Series 2: Financial and Administrative Records, 1966-2003

Series 3: Open-reel Audiorecordings, 1937-1990

Series 4: Cassette Audiorecordings, 1949-2002

Series 5: Video Recordings, 1984-2004

Series 6: Digital Audio Tape (DAT) Audiorecordings, 1982-1994

Series 7: Published Audiorecordings
Biographical / Historical:
Since the Industrial Revolution, working people have been organizing and campaigning for better treatment from their employers. The labor movement and its unions struggle for fair wages, safe working conditions, and many other benefits. Music is an important tool in the labor movement to motivate workers and help build solidarity. Labor songs detail political issues, glorify martyrs and heroes in the movement, and, most of all, inspire and uplift workers. Joe Glazer (1918-2006), often called "Labor's Troubadour," spent a lifetime as one of America's noted historians of labor song. His booming baritone and exuberant guitar have performed for millions of workers, strikers, and students. He was the author of several significant labor songs, notably "The Mill Was Made of Marble," which is a commentary on the need for cleaner, safer mill conditions for textile workers. In addition to his performing, he was employed by the United Rubber Workers, the Textile Workers Union of America, and the United States Information Agency over the course of his career.

Glazer founded Collector Records in 1970 to distribute his own recordings of labor songs and those of younger and newer performers he had met through his work—many of them through the Labor Heritage Foundation, which he founded in 1978, and its yearly Great Labor Arts Exchange. Some artists, such as Bobbie McGee, went on to become well-known folk singers, but many Collector artists remained at their jobs. Eddie Starr (1956-2003) was a third-generation Illinois steelworker who declined a life on the road as a rock musician, and took a factory job at home to support his family. Kenny Winfree was a textile worker when Glazer heard his bluegrass-style labor songs. He continues to work, now at an aircraft plant in Texas, where he is an active member of UAW Local 848.

Collector Records paints a clear picture of workers' struggles. Songs depict everyday hazards and ailments encountered on the job, allowing workers to express their situation and make audiences aware of their plight. "Cotton Mill Colic" is a classic folk song written in 1926 by David McCarn, a textile mill worker in North Carolina that describes the harsh conditions and low pay of mill-working life. The steelworker in "Corrido Minero" sings about the ever-present danger of working in a mine with outdated equipment. Newer workplace issues are expressed in labor songs as well. The worker in John O'Connor's song suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome, one of the most frequent of modern workplace afflictions, occurring among those who perform a great deal of computer data entry and causing extreme pain in the hands and arms.

Collector Records Business Records is a historic collection presenting music to inspire and motivate working people. The Glazer family donated the label's recordings, along with Glazer's original song and narrative recordings, business records, and personal commercial music collection to the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in 2006.
Provenance:
The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections acquired the Collector Records business records in 2006 through a donation by the Glazer family.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322 for additional information.

Restrictions may apply concerning the use, duplication, or publication of items in the Collector Records business records. Please consult the archivists for additional information about the materials and their use.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Protest songs  Search this
Political ballads and songs  Search this
Labor movement -- Songs and music  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital audio tapes
VHS (videotape format)
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes -- Open reel
Citation:
Collector Records business records, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.COLL
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Collector Records business records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-coll
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Collector Records

Collection Creator:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989-2000
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records, circa 1964-2001 (bulk 1984-2000). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Dorothy Weiss Gallery records
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records / Series 1: Artist Files / Duckworth, Ruth
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-doroweig-ref135

Collector Records

Collection Creator:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990-1992
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records, circa 1964-2001 (bulk 1984-2000). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Dorothy Weiss Gallery records
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records / Series 1: Artist Files / Earl, Jack
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-doroweig-ref145

Collector Records, 1993-1997, undated

Collection Creator:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records, circa 1964-2001 (bulk 1984-2000). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Dorothy Weiss Gallery records
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records / Series 1: Artist Files / Adams, Hank Murta
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-doroweig-ref21

Collector Records

Collection Creator:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990-2000
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records, circa 1964-2001 (bulk 1984-2000). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Dorothy Weiss Gallery records
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records / Series 1: Artist Files / Kaneko, Jun
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-doroweig-ref231

Collector Records

Collection Creator:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1991-1999
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records, circa 1964-2001 (bulk 1984-2000). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Dorothy Weiss Gallery records
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records / Series 1: Artist Files / Lucero, Michael
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-doroweig-ref282

Collector Records

Collection Creator:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990-2000
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records, circa 1964-2001 (bulk 1984-2000). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Dorothy Weiss Gallery records
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records / Series 1: Artist Files / Mayeri, Beverly
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-doroweig-ref316

Collector Records

Collection Creator:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1993-1994
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records, circa 1964-2001 (bulk 1984-2000). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Dorothy Weiss Gallery records
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records / Series 1: Artist Files / Morris, William
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-doroweig-ref343

Collector Records

Collection Creator:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1984-1996
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records, circa 1964-2001 (bulk 1984-2000). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records / Series 1: Artist Files / Musler, Jay
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-doroweig-ref354

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