Kokoefer

Collection Information


Collection

Eddie Kokoefer record collection

Location

Library's University Press storage area; some LP records may have been added to cataloged holdings

Provenance

Estate of Eddie Kokoefer (local retail record store operator prior to 1965), via Roman Farquhar, who had purchased Kokoefer's estate.

When acquired

1984

Description

About 11,000 recordings, consisting of about 5,500 LP discs issued between 1949 and the 1980s; about 4,600 78 rpm discs issued between 1927 and 1948; and approximately 900 45 rpm discs issued since 1949. Includes classical repertoire, vernacular traditions, limited editions in boxed sets, jazz on early LP labels, and rare issues of vocal selections or operas on European labels. The collection was in excellent condition; the majority of records had never been played.

Arrangement

Dispersed among other holdings of recordings in the Music and Performing Arts Library: arranged by Record Company/Serial number in the University Press storage area, or cataloged for use within the Music and Performing Arts Library.

Access/Finding Aids/Bibliography

No list exists of individual records from this purchase. Collections File ("Kokoefer") includes copies of correspondence relating to the acquisition of these materials.

Index terms

Kokoefer, Eddie; Recordings, 78 rpm; Recordings, 45 rpm; Recordings, LP