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 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sweet Jessie Dear, 1907Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9595, 2-minute cylinder
Performer: Edison Mixed Quartet
Composer: Fontelle, Jean
Item 2: The Teddy Bear's Picnic, 1904Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9777, 2-minute cylinder
Creator: Bratton, John W. 1867-1947
Performer: Edison Symphony Orchestra
Item 3: That Fussy Rag, 1910Add to your cart.
Edison Standard Record: 10423, 2-minute cylinder
Creator: Smalley, Victor H.
Performer: Long Acre Quartette
Item 4: Uncle Josh at the Dentist's, 1909Add to your cart.
Edison Standard Record: 10131, 2-minute cylinder
Performer: Stewart, Cal 1856-1919
Performer: Spencer, Len, 1867-1914
Item 5: Uncle Josh in a Barber Shop, 1911Add to your cart.
Edison Amberol Record: 9970, 4-minute cylinder
Performer: Stewart, Cal 1856-1919
Item 6: Uncle Josh in Society, 1909Add to your cart.
Edison Record: 10074
Performer: Stuart, Cal
Item 7: Uncle Josh's New Year's Pledge, 1909Add to your cart.
Edison Record: 9942
Performer: Stewart, Cal 1856-1919
Item 8: What a Friend We Have in Jesus, 1902Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 7014, 2-minute cylinder
Creator: Converse, Charles C. 1832-1918
Performer: Harrison, James F.
Item 9: When Highland Mary Danced the Highland Fling, 1908Add to your cart.
Edison record: 10034
Creator: Tilzer, Harry Von 1872-1946
Performer: Favor, Edward M.
Performer: Mahoney, Jack 1882-1945
Item 10: Where is My Wandering Boy To-night, 1902Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 1559, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Lowry, Robert 1826-1899
Performer: Macdonough, Harry
Item 11: Where the Sunset Turns the Ocean's Blue to Gold, 1904Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 8645, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Petrie, H. W. 1857-1925
Composer: Buckner, Eva Fern.
Performer: Harlan, Byron G.
Item 12: Willie's got Another Girl Now, 1909Add to your cart.
Edison Standard Record: 10057, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Pether, Henry E.
Performer: Leigh, Fred W.
Performer: Jones, Ada

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