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

By Mark A. Puente

[Printer Friendly] | [Contact us about this collection]

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

For more information please see http://www.library.uiuc.edu/archives/archon/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=5457&q=15%2F13%2F49.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[All]

Box 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Yip-i-addy-i-ay!, 1909Add to your cart.
Edison Standard Record: 10094, 2-minute cylinder
Creator: Flynn, John H., 1869-1926
Performer: Collins, Arthur
Perfomer: Cobb, Will D., 1876-1930
Performer: Harlan, Byron G.
Item 2: You Will Have to Sing an Irish Song, 1908Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9976, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Tilzer, Harry Von, 1872-1946
Performer: Jones, Ada
Performer: Norworth, Jack
Item 3: You're As Welcome as the Flowers in May, 1904Add to your cart.
Edison Record: 8767
Composer: Petrie, H. W. 1857-1925
Performer: Stanley, Frank C.
Item 4: You're My Heart's Desire, 1905Add to your cart.
Edison Record: 9013, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Armstrong, Harry 1879-1951
Performer: Harlan, Byron G.
Performer: Stanley, Frank C.
Item 5: Yip-i-addy-i-ay!, 1909Add to your cart.
Edison Standard Record: 10094, 2-minute cylinder
Creator: Flynn, John H., 1869-1926
Performer: Cobb, Will D., 1876-1930
Performer: Collins, Arthur
Perfomer: Harlan, Byron G.
Item 6: You Will Have to Sing an Irish Song, 1908Add to your cart.
Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9976, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Tilzer, Harry Von, 1872-1946
Performer: Jones, Ada
Perfomer: Norworth, Jack
Item 7: You're as Welcome as the Flowers in May, 1904Add to your cart.
Edison Record: 8767
Performer: Harlan, Byron G.
Performer: Stanley, Frank C.
Item 8: You're My Heart's Desire, I Love You Nellie Dean, 1905Add to your cart.
Edison Record: 9013, 2-minute cylinder
Composer: Armstrong, Harry 1879-1951
Performer: Harlan, Byron G.
Performer: Stanley, Frank C.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[All]

Page Generated in: 0.238 seconds (using 108 queries).
Using 10.45MB of memory. (Peak of 10.72MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21
Copyright ©2011 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign