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Collection U 020:
Southwest LP phonographs collection

Years this material was created: circa 1930-[200-]
Arranged and described by student assistant Marion Mester, andJ. Todd Ellison, Archivist, August of 2004

 © 2004 by Fort Lewis College Foundation, Center of Southwest Studies account

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Introduction/ Scope and contents

U 020: Southwest LP phonographs collection

.5 linear shelf feet (16 titles/ 18 items, in 1 oversize document case)

This collection consists of vinyl phonograph records pertinent to the Center's collection policy.  It includes recordings of ethnic songs.

Administrative information

Arrangement note: These LPs are arranged in a single series (Southwest LP phonograph records) that is arranged by title.

Acquisition information: The accession numbers of the LP records comprising this artificial (i.e., constituted from various disparate sources) collection include 1973:04001, 1996:02001, 1997:09009, and 2000:08010.

Processing information: Most of these LP records were stored for decades in cabinets in what was known as “Ute Corner” in the old Center of Southwest Studies at the top of Reed Library.  The container list (including a much larger number of LP records that did not pertain to the Southwest) was produced by Fort Lewis College archival student assistant Marion Mester starting Oct. 29, 2001 and finishing in Nov. 2001.  This inventory was produced by Todd Ellison in August of 2004; updated March 11, 2005.

Container list (in one oversize document case)

Item #


Recording artist(s)


Record company

01 American favorite ballads Pete Seeger   Folkways Records and Service Corporation
(New York City)
recording #FA 2320
copyright 1957

American Indian dances

(with descriptive notes)

Navajo, Sioux, Apache, San Ildefonso, Zuni, Flathead, Canada Plains, Plains


Folkways Records and Service Corporation
(New York City)
recording #FD 6510
copyright 1958, 1960


Bala-Sinem Choir: American Indian songs and chants

(the Center has two sets of this LP)

Bala-Sinem Choir (Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colo.)

 Taos, Pawnee, Apache, Hopi, Jemez, Zuni, Santa Ana, Navajo, Athabascan, Creek, Osage, Arapaho, Mohave, and Crow

Canyon Records
(4143 N 16th St., Phoenix, AZ  85016)
recording #C-6110
copyright 1973

04 Don Edwards: Happy cowboy

Don Edwards and The Reinsmen

Produced by Larry Scott

Sevenphoux Records (7521 Parkwood Ln., Fort Worth, TX 76133)


Folk music of  Spain

(recorded in Spain)

(with descriptive notes)



Folkways Records and Service Corporation
(New York City)

Ethnic Folkways Library recording #FE 4411
copyright 1951

06 High Country Singers: "Song of love"

High Country Singers (Durango, Colo.)


Gospel Jubilee Productions
recording #FM 76043


Hopi katcina songs and six other songs by Hopi chanters

(with descriptive notes)

Historical documentary collection recorded under the supervision of Dr. Jesse Walter Fewkes in Arizona, 1924

Edited by Charles Hofmann

Folkways Records and Service Corporation
(New York City)

Ethnic Folkways Library recording #FE 4394
copyright 1964


In an Arizona town

(with descriptive notes, 34 pages)

Van Holyoak, Bunk Pettyjohn, Lois “Granny Thomas, Tom Kizzar, Ralph Rogers, and  Don Goodman


 Arizona Friends of Folklore (Flagstaff, Ariz.) limited edition recording #33-3


Indian music of the Southwest

(descriptive notes are mentioned but are missing from this set)

 Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, Taos, San Idefonso, Santa Ana,  Mohave,  Pagago, Pima, and Apache

 Recorded by Laura Boulton

Folkways Records and Service Corporation
(New York City)
recording #FW 8850


Little grey home in the West
[single-sided LP, is broken] [no jacket]

Alma Gluck, soprano, with cello obbligato by Rosario Bourdon

Herman Lohr

Victor Talking Machine Co. (Camden, N.J.)


Marchéta (A love song of Old Mexico) and Indiana Moon [this LP is broken]

John McCormack, tenor

Victor L. Schertzinger

Victor Talking Machine Co. (Camden, N.J.)


Music of the American Indians of the Southwest

(the Center has two sets of this LP)

Intro by Harry Tschopic, Jr.

Zuni, Hopi, Navaho, Western Apache, Yuma, Papago, Walapai, Havasupai, and Pueblos of Taos, San Ildefonso, and Zuni

"Recorded in Indian communities by Willard Rhodes, with the cooperation of The United States Office of Indian Affairs."

Folkways Records and Service Corporation
(New York City)

Ethnic Folkways Library recording #FE 4420
copyright 1951


Music of the Pueblos, Apache, and Navaho

Apache, Navaho, and the pueblos of Taos, Santa Clara, and Zuni

 Recorded by David P. McAllester and Donald N. Brown; edited by Donald N. Brown

The Taylor Museum of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
copyright 1961


Peter La Farge sings of the cowboys: cowboy, ranch and rodio songs, and cattle calls

(with descriptive notes)

Peter La Farge


Folkways Records and Service Corporation
(New York City)
 recording #FA 2533
"All songs copyrighted by Unicore," copyright 1963, 1964


Songs of the West sung by Dave Fredrickson

(with descriptive notes)

Dave Fredrickson


Folkways Records and Service Corporation
(New York City)
 recording #FA 5259
copyright 1961


War dance songs of the Ponca: Volume 1

The Ponca Hethoshka

Recorded at Ponca City, May 15, 1967; recording and production by Tony Isaacs

Indian House (Box 472, Taos, N.M.  87571)
recording #2001
copyright 1967






























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