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Guide to the Mick Moloney Irish-American Music and Popular Culture Commercial Recordings Collection AIA.031.001

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Brendan Dolan

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 17, 2014
Description is in English

 Edited by Bonnie Gordon to reflect updated administrative information  , June 2014

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Moloney, Mick (Michael)
Title: Mick Moloney Irish-American Music and Popular Culture Commercial Recordings Collection
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1903-1999
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1910-1979
Abstract: The Mick Moloney Irish-American Music and Popular Culture Collection in the Archives of Irish America at the Tamiment Library, New York University constitutes an aurally and visually rich resource for scholars and students of the Irish-American experience. Sound recordings on disc make up Part I of this collection, including thousands of 78 RPM records, hundreds of 33 1/3 RPM LPs a small collection of 45 RPM records and several hundred cassettes collected by Mick Moloney over the course of four decades. The records document nearly a century of Irish and Irish-American music in all its permutations from Tin Pan Alley through the folk revival and beyond. While the majority of the discs are commercial recordings of Irish music released on American labels, Part I also contains a sizeable number of releases on Irish, English and Scottish labels representing both Irish music and closely related musical traditions in those countries. A small number of non-commercial acetates and privately made recordings are also found in the series.
Quantity: 42.0 linear feet
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English and Irish.
Call Phrase: AIA.031.001