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Williams, Ned

Collection Information


Ned Williams materials


Sousa Archives and Center for American Music (recordings).  Two items: as of January, 2002–Unknown


Donation of composer, Ned Williams, of Supersonic Music, Wolf Lake, Illinois

When acquired



Consists of two photographs, 62 3-inch 7 1/2 IPS reels, 9 7-inch 7 1/2 IPS reels, 15 8-inch discs documenting performances by Ned Williams and various soloists through both Caveman Supersonic Sound and Supersonic Music.

Correspondence between Williams and Music Librarian William McClellan refers to recordings donations as well as a cartoon comedy story, “Adventures of Gimbo Rooster” and a document described as “Songbook Manuscript.”  These two items are missing as of 2002.


The collection consists of sound recordings, reel-to-reel tapes and 45 rpm discs. The reels are arranged in numerical order as the composer had arranged these, and the 8 in. discs ordered alphabetically by song title.

Access/Finding Aids/Bibliography

See the Ned Williams Sound Recordings, 1968-1983 Finding Aid at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music.

Collections File folder (“Williams, Ned”) contains copies of correspondence relating to deposit of materials.  Original Collections File folder was moved to the Sousa Archives in 2011.

Index terms

llinois composers; Williams, Ned

See also

ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, 4th ed. (New York: 1980), p.545. [Music and Performing Arts Library reference: ML106 .U3 A4 1980]