James R. and Susan Neumann Jazz Collection, 1933-2011 and undated | Oberlin Conservatory Library Special Collections
The James R. and Susan Neumann Jazz Collection has as its focal point over 100,000 jazz recordings in a variety of formats (78s, 45s, LPs, CDs, DVDs). The Collection also contains a large number of print materials, including approximately 2,000 books on jazz and over 100 titles of jazz and blues periodicals that encompass 115 linear feet of shelf space. There are thousands of musicians’ photographs and autographs, along with additional memorabilia including posters, concert programs, sheet music, record catalogs, and artifacts.
The initial portion of the Collection arrived at Oberlin in October 2011, consisting of 40,000 LPs, 7,000 78s, 115 linear feet of periodicals, and twenty linear feet of concert programs, record catalogs, and sheet music. This part of the Collection is currently being processed, cataloged, and digitized, and the finding aid will be updated regularly as new materials come available for use.
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Series 1: Audio and Moving Image Recordings
Series 2: Periodicals, 1936-2011
Series 3: Concert Programs, 1942-2009 and undated
Series 4: Record Catalogs, 1935-2006 and undated
Series 5: Sheet Music
Series 6: Books, 1972-2009 and undated
Series 7: Visual Materials
Series 8: Artifacts, Scrapbooks, and Other Ephemera, 1933-2006 and undated