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

15/13/49

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Box and Folder Listing


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Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Jubilee Minstrels, 1908Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9953, 2-minute cylinder
Performer: Edison Minstrels
Item 2: Just As I Am, 1908Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9981, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Bradbury, William B. 1816-1868
Performer: Anthony, Harry
Performer: Harrison, James F.
Item 3: A Lemon in the Garden of Love, 1908Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded record: 9462
Composer: Composer: Carle, Richard, 1871-1941
Performer: Murray, Billy
Performer: Harrison, James F.
Item 4: Let Me Write What I Never Dared to Tell, 1906Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9250, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Rosenfeld, Monroe H.
Performer: Harlan, Byron G.
Item 5: Let's Go Into a Picture Show, 1909Add to your cart.
Edison Standard Record: 10269, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Tilzer, Albert Von
Performer: Harlan, Byron G.
Performer: McCree, Junie, 1865-1918
Item 6: Love's Magic Spell, 1909Add to your cart.
Edison Standard Record: 10051, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Meacham, F. W.
Performer: Benzler, Albert
Performer: McCree, Junie, 1865-1918
Item 7: Medley of National Airs, 1904Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 1904, 2-minute cylinder
Performer: U.S. Marine Fife and Drum Corps
Item 8: Mockingbird, The, 1902Add to your cart.
Edison Blue Amberol 8099, 4-minute cylinder
Composer: Winner, Septimus, 1827-1902
Performer: D'Almaine, Charles, 1871-1943
Item 9: National Fantasia, 1903Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 8482, 2-minute cylinder
Performer: Kryl, Bohumir, 1875-1961
Item 10: Nearer My God to Thee, 1902Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 7267
Composer: Mason, Lowell 1792-1872
Performer: Edison Male Quartet
Item 11: Old Daddy Peg Leg Two-Step, 1908Add to your cart.
Edison: 9948, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Whitney, Howard
Performer: New York Military Band
Item 12: Pat O'Brien's Automobile, 1908Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 10041, 2-minute cylinder
Performer: Porter, Steve

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