WHAS sheet music collection, 1920s-1950s

Descriptive Summary

Title
WHAS sheet music collection, 1920s-1950s
Creator
WHAS
Extent
45 linear ft.
Subjects
Music
Popular Culture
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Biography / History
During the heyday of radio, WHAS produced live performances of music in its Louisville studios for broadcast throughout the southeastern United States.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of originals and adaptations of songs and small combo arrangements from the 1920s through 1950s performed by musicians during the broadcasts. Index cards in a large filing cabinet acquired from WHAS serves as the finding aid and is indexed by titles, composers, and subjects. The collection provides extensive documentation and unique access to radio and popular music from this era.