Finding Aid for Natalia M. Belting Sound Recording Collection, 1902-1911 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

By Mark A. Puente

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Collection Overview

Title: Natalia M. Belting Sound Recording Collection, 1902-1911Add to your cart.

ID: 12/9/106

Primary Creator: Belting, Natalia Maree (1915-1997)

Extent: 2.5 cubic feet

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by title.

Date Acquired: 05/12/1992

Subjects: Bands, Folk music, Vaudeville songs -- United States

Formats/Genres: Sound Recordings

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of  fifty-two 2- and 4-minute Edison cylinders commercially produced recordings from the Edison Standard, Edison Gold Moulded, and Edison Amberol labels recorded ca. 1902 to 1911, and an Edison Standard Phonograph cylinder player, ca. 1905.  Four general categories of recordings are represented: 1) Vaudevilles/Comic songs, 2) Orchestral music (to include solo vocal and instrumental selections with orchestral accompaniment), 3) Folk/Country and Old-Time Music, and 4) Band/Instrumental music.  A collection of original casings for the cylinders has been retained although the case markings do not coincide with the contents of the cylinders which were housed therein.

Biographical Note

Natalia Maree Belting was born on July 11, 1915 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Her parents encouraged her to read, and she wrote her first book at age six. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1936, and went on to earn a master's degree and Ph.D. in American history (1940) from the same institution. She taught history at her alma mater from 1942 until her retirement. She became an associate professor in 1973, and retired as a full professor. She studied and wrote about the history of Native Americans and early French colonizers in Illinois. This research formed the basis of her first children's book, Pierre of Kaskaskia, as well as her third book, In Enemy Hands. Indy and Mr. Lincoln, and Verity Mullens and the Indian were also based on historical incidents. For the most part though, Belting adapted myths and folktales for young readers. Focusing on a single theme, such as "little people" (Elves and Ellefolk) or the sun (The Sun Is a Golden Earring), Belting usually included ten to twenty myths from around the world. In 1962, The Sun Is a Golden Earring, with illustrations by Bernarda Bryson, was a Caldecott Medal honor book. Throughout her adult life, Belting was active in community affairs, and preached occasionally at Presbyterian churches. As of 1996, she was a professor emerita and still living in Urbana, Illinois.

Subject/Index Terms

Bands
Folk music
Vaudeville songs -- United States

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Natalia M. Belting

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials:

Natalia M. Belting Papers, 1943-1997

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Band Genee Waltzes from the Soul Kiss, 1904Add to your cart.
Edison Standard Record: 997, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Root, George F. (George Frederick), 1820-1895
Perfomer: Harlan, Byron G.
Perfomer: Stanley, Frank C., 1868-1910
Item 2: Battle Cry of Freedom, 1904Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 8805, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Root, George F. (George Frederick), 1820-1895
Performer: Harlan, Byron G.
Performer: Stanley, Frank C., 1868-1910
Item 3: Black and White Rag, 1909Add to your cart.
Edison Standard Record: 10047, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Botsford, George 1874-1949
Performer: American Symphony Orchestra (West Orange, N.J.)
Perfomer: Jones, Ada
Perfomer: Murray, Billy
Item 4: Blue Feather, 1909Add to your cart.
Edison Standard Record: 10162, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Morse, Theodore F., 1873-1924
Composer: Mahoney, Jack, 1882-1945
Performer: Jones, Ada
Performer: Murray, Billy
Item 5: Comic Irish Song, Every mother's son there sang, 1908Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9046, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Hollander, Joe
Perfomer: Favor, Edward M., 1856-1936
Item 6: Coon Song Dat Friend of Mine, ca. 1900Add to your cart.
Edison Standard Record: 9740, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Helf, J. Fred
Perfomer: Meeker, Edward, 1874-1937
Perfomer: Moran, Eddie, b. 1871
Item 7: Father is a Judge, 1909Add to your cart.
Edison Standard Record: 10043, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Helf, J. Fred
Performer: Meeker, Edward, 1874-1937
Performer: Moran, Eddie, b. 1871
Item 8: Flanagan's New Year's Call, 1908Add to your cart.
Edison Record: 9966
Performer: Porter, Steve
Item 9: Flanagan's Shopping Tour, 1908Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9929, 2-minute cylinder
Performer: Porter, Steve, 1864-1936
Perfomer: New York Military Band
Item 10: God be with you till we meet again, 1906Add to your cart.
Edison Record: 9199
Composer: Tomer, William 1833-1896
Perfomer: Anthony, Harry, 1870-1954
Perfomer: Harrison, James F.
Item 11: Good evening, Caroline, 1909Add to your cart.
Edison Standard Record: 10038, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Tilzer, Albert von
Performer: Murray, Billy
Perfomer: Norworth, Jack
Item 12: Jum Lawson's Horse Trade, 1907Add to your cart.
Edison Standard Record: 10070, 2-minute cylinder
Performer: Steward, Cal 1856-1919

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