Harry S. Stamper, Jr. papers, 1965-2013  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Stamper, Harry S., Jr.
Title
Harry S. Stamper, Jr. papers
Dates
1965-2013 (bulk)
1955-2013 (inclusive)
Quantity
8.5 linear feet, (4 record storage boxes, 2 manuscript boxes, 1 flat manuscript box)
Collection Number
Coll 361
Summary
Harry S. Stamper, Jr. (1944-2012) was a longshoreman and folksinger who spent most of his working life in Coos Bay, Oregon. This collection documents Stamper's musical and literary activities and contains information on regional labor history, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, environmental politics, and other subjects.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Harry S. Stamper, Jr. (1944-2012) was born on September 20, 1944 in Roanoke, Virginia to Harry S. Stamper, Sr. and Viola Stamper. After World War II, Stamper's family moved to San Francisco, California, where he began playing music and writing songs at the age of 13. In 1967, he joined the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10. Stamper moved to Coos Bay, Oregon, in 1971 and joined ILWU Local 12. He married Holly Hall in 1985. He was active locally and nationally as a songwriter and folksinger, performing at union events, festivals, and folk music venues. He wrote many original songs about the labor movement, environmental politics, and other topical issues. His song "We Just Come To Work Here (We Don't Come To Die)" was recorded and performed by a number of other musicians, and it was featured on Classic Labor Songs from Smithsonian Folkways. In 1983, Stamper performed at the Great Hudson River Revival Festival at the request of folksinger Pete Seeger. In the 1990s, he performed at the Highlander Center for Research and Education and at the San Francisco memorial for ILWU founder Harry Bridges. In 2000, ILWU president Brian McWilliams invited Stamper to sing at the union’s national convention in Portland, Oregon.

In 1997, Stamper began taking courses in creative writing and poetry at Southwestern Oregon Community College. He retired in 2005, but remained active as a songwriter and community activist. He passed away on March 9, 2012 at the age of 67. His music was the subject of an Oregon Art Beat television profile in 2002 and a documentary "We Just Come To Work Here:" The Music of Harry Stamper (available at the Randall V. Mills Archives of Northwest Folklore, University of Oregon). His songwriting was also featured in Joe Glazer's book, Labor's Troubadour (University of Illinois Press, 2001).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection documents the activities of Harry S. Stamper, Jr., a longshoreman, folksinger, and union activist who spent most of his working life in Coos Bay, Oregon. Materials cover the years from 1965 to 2012. Written and graphic documents include songs, fiction, poetry, articles and essays, journal entries, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and performance flyers. Audio-visual documents include full albums, single songs, live performances, and documentary materials in analog and digital formats. Documents contain information on national and regional labor history, occupational health and safety issues, environmental politics in Coos County, Oregon, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, songwriting, folk music revivals, and historical figures such as Pete Seeger and Harry Bridges.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Manuscripts Librarian in Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder. Access to moving images in VHS formats and sound recordings in reel-to-reel formats in this collection are temporarily restricted for reasons relating to preservation concerns.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harry S. Stamper, Jr. Papers, Coll 361, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  WritingsReturn to Top

Series comprises written songs, lyric fragments, short stories, poems, monologues, journal entries, school assignments, and correspondence. Some written documents are available in print and digital formats, and they are organized according to genre type. Documents with titles are organized alphabetically and some titles contain multiple versions and drafts. Oversize handwritten versions of some short stories are located in their own folders. Written versions of songs and poems by others from Stamper's papers are included to indicate his lyrical and literary influences. Political campaign songs include texts for radio spots that Stamper composed for Bill Bradbury's 1984 campaign for the Oregon State Senate. Audio versions are available on audiocassette.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Songs
Songs, A-B
Box Folder
1 1
A Different War
I would think it kinda funny . . . If it wasn't so true
1 1
A Song For Wall Street
Keep Your Fingers off it. Don't you dare touch it.
1 1
All About The WTO
I went up to Seattle and what did I see
1 1
Anymore
I can't sing about the torment of a love that's left behind
1 1
Backing Down
I was going down the highway my life has made / Making a few wrong turns but mostly doing OK
1 1
Backing Up Boogie
Eighty-one miles out in the Tuna Sea
1 1
Bandon Tea Party
I was fishing on New River . . . and I didn't have one yet
1 1
Boatman Why Didn't You Run
Boatman why didn't you run?
December 19, 1987
1 1
Boogie With The Bears
We all know some people who work on the line / Pushing the rock up the hill in rhyme
September 4, 2010
1 1
By These Hands
I'm standing in the middle of a hockey game
July 11, 1988
Songs, C-D
Box Folder
1 2
Clear-Cuts From The Road
Hey! You know I really wondered, when I first heard of you
March 3, 2000
1 2
Coos County Blues
Oh Coos County . . . sing the blues
May 21, 2002
1 2
Corporations Are a Cancer
Corporations are a cancer, it seems as clear as day
1 2
Corporate Greeters
I don't have to confront any of my fears
March 10, 2000
1 2
Corporations Haven't Got A Face
The man in charge was a'rambling along on my television set.
1 2
Courted Like A Lover
I want to be courted like a lover; a best seller with a sexy cover
June 26, 1999
1 2
Deck The Hulls
History has gone before us / Folly . . . Folly . . . La . . . No LNG
1 2
Doing Their Jobs
They don't seem to understand
January 15, 2005-January, 20, 2005
1 2
Down the Rabbit Hole
I took a quick trip around the bend
December 16, 2011-January 7, 2012
1 2
Down The Road We Go
Human nature sometimes puts the horse behind the cart
August 25, 2009
1 2
Draining The Pool
Read it in the morning paper . . . Hear it on the news
Songs, E-F
Box Folder
1 3
Early Retirement Blues
Putting in the time, racking up the hours
September 11, 1996
1 3
Einstein's Shoes
While you're walking a mile in Einstein's shoes / You find colors on the palette that you may never use.
1 3
FEMA Brownout
Get out the way / Hurricane's seen Ya / Call the Home Depot / Don't bother with FEMA
October 21, 2005
1 3
Frack Away Joe
He's been fracking in the morning
January 25, 2012
1 3
The Frontier Strike Song: Final Version
Way out at the Frontier Casino
Songs, G-H
Box Folder
1 4
Gaily
A friend of ours is moving up North . . . Going to upgrade his life-style
1 4
Get Over It
It started out in Philadelphia . . . then moved to Valley Forge
July 24, 2003
1 4
God Guns And Gays
I should run for a seat...and I think I will/ Put a brand new voice...On Capitol Hill.
February 28, 2012
1 4
Go Jordan Cove
It was a few years ago when it came to pass / Corporation gonna bring us Liquid Natural Gas
December 1, 2007
1 4
Government's A Main Line
The government's a main line, you can tell them what you want
1 4
Grandpa Played The Banjo
Grandpa played the banjo and it wasn't hard to tell / He could play it real good but couldn't play it well.
February 8, 2004
1 4
Hang On Holly
I went down to the boardwalk / I was looking around for a train
1 4
Harry
Harry helped to build the bridges that the workers marched across
April 1, 1986
1 4
Henry Hanson
No one can see the future . . . No one can see that far
July 8, 2000
1 4
Him
I see him long ago early Friday night . . . All I have to do is close my eyes
December 20, 2008
Songs, I-K
Box Folder
1 5
I Don't Know
There are always other kids who want to take away my toys
May 4, 2002
1 5
I Don't Want To Keep Score
I would really like to play this game / And we can keep all the rules the same.
May 13, 2002
1 5
I Just Want
When I was young they said to me . . . You have to go to school
April 2002
1 5
I'll Stand With You Brother
Can't you see it comin’ Brothers--- coming o’er the rise / The boss has finally figured out a way to organize.
1 5
I'm A Developer and I'm OK
I'm a developer and I'm OK . . . Money truck stops at my house each day
May 31, 2010
1 5
I'm More Organic Than You
I'm more organic than you. I can tell by the things that you do.
March 3, 2000-August 16, 2010
1 5
It's The Same
It's the same oh it's the same.
1 5
John Barleycorn
Walking down the road with John Barleycorn . . . pulled out my bottle and offered him a horn
1 5
Jordan Cove Rock
Jordan Cove, Jordan Cove, Jordan Cove Rock
1 5
Kick It To The Curb
Sometimes it feels superb wanting to kick it to the curb
October 15, 2009
1 5
Kill Zone Christmas
You'd better watch out . . . If you live in town/ Your property values . . . are going right down
October 18, 2006
1 5
The King
Well the King went out on a blurry night
Songs, L-N
Box Folder
1 6
Lake Wisconsin
While we were cruising . . . our friends they did take us / Up to Lake Wisconsin.....where the pleasure is warm
2003
1 6
The Land Grab Song
Skip the shock . . . build the dock / LNG all the way
March 26, 2007-March 27, 2007
1 6
Lay Down Your Pipe
Please Mister won't you lay down your pipe for a while
1 6
Lay That Shovel Down
It occurred to me just yesterday
December 3, 1996
1 6
Let's Take It Back
Let's take it back, come on what do you say
1 6
LNG Land Grab
We like to live in the country . . . We like to live by the sea/ We sure don't need your pipe-line . . . And we don't want your LNG
1 6
LNG Tee Hee
We like to live in the country . . . We like to live by the sea/ We sure don't need your pipe-line . . . And we don't want your LNG
1 6
Looking Back At Me
Looking into my mirror / What do I see?
1 6
The Man Who Taught Me To Sing
His songs and his soul stand side by side with Joe Hill
1 6
Matt the Cat
Down in the valley there lives a cat . . . His coat is shiny and his feet are flat
April 21, 2009
1 6
Negotiation Blues
Well I'm in the kitchen, my boss is in the hall
1981-March 3, 2000
1 6
The New Carissa
Most of the town was sleeping, when the Crisis On The Coast was born / A ship was on the sandbar, the hull was cracked and torn
February 17, 1997
1 6
Never Know
Words melt like butter on the grill
March 19, 2010
1 6
No Last Chance
Well you come into life feeling naked and that's only because you are
October 20, 1993
1 6
No New News
Have you every wondered why . . . they tell you that the sky is blue
Songs, O-P
Box Folder
1 7
Oh Christmas Tree
Oh Christmas Tree, How lovely are your branches
1 7
The Ole Rat Hole
Down in the land of Vain Pursuits . . . In the dreamy part of town/ Our Port Protectors have a Rat Hole . . . Where they stuff our money down
1 7
One Soldier
The war is won I hear the President say / But we're still killing one soldier a day
1 7
One World
When you hear the birds singing in the morning
July 15, 1988
1 7
Our Little House
Our little house has a circular driveway with / An old spruce tree that grows in the middle
1 7
Peggy Lou
Some people run...........some people walk
People Come First
Don't you think it's kinda funny......When you're makin' someone's money / They watch over your shoulder all the while
November 19, 2010
Box Folder
1 7
Pimping For Jobs
Someone once said let sleeping dogs lie . . . They don't last long if they try
1 7
The Playground
There are a lot of things that we can do / And I would really like to play with you.
May 4, 2002
1 7
Powell's Louse of Books (untitled)
Doesn't it seem kinda funny when you're making someone's money
1 7
Preaching To The Choir
On any given week-end day . . . In the religion biz
1 7
Priorities
You can do it just right . . . or just get it done somehow
October 15, 2007
Songs, Q-R
Box Folder
1 8
The Question Song
What did you learn......What bridges did you burn?
March 25, 2004
1 8
Quitty Pants
She was a terror in her teens....future Tea Party Queen
January 19, 2011-January 26, 2011
1 8
Retiree
I've worked pretty hard and I have found that differences make the world go round
1 8
The Rich Beggers
I'd put my hand in the hand of a man who stilled the waters
November 1987
1 8
Ridin' The Clutch
I was crossing the flat at the top of the hill/ When the brake pedal went to the floor
February 12, 2009-February 25, 2009
1 8
Rock + Roll Spider
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
1 8
Ronnie's Boogie
The President's announcing a new drug crunch
1 8
Ross Perot
It happened in our country not so very long ago,
Songs, S
Box Folder
1 9
Safety First
When the bosses go to work, they always get there right on time,
1 9
Sanctimonius Self-Righteous Blues
I'm going back to being a Quaker/ Since I heard about Ole Jim Baker
1 9
Sharon Miller
Ten years ago....when it was still called SWOCC/ The fifth floor began to worry........about the town’s mental block.
1 9
Somebody Has To Be Last
There's a great group of automobiles
February 4, 2010-March 9, 2010
1 9
Sometimes The Truth Falls Hard
They're splitting up the country and it's happening fast
1 9
Song For Cynthia
I could only turn my life completely over,
1 9
Sprays Aren't Like Arrows
Now Buddy come here and sit next to your dad
1 9
Sprout Eaters
Now I eat meat...I love a baby lamb.
1 9
Stand And Deliver
Years ago the Highwaymen said Stand and Deliver/ Now it's just Commissioners that sell you down the river
1 9
Stand By Your Union
So you think you have it made Boy/ You got three rentals up on the hill
1 9
Stand And Shout
Don't you think it's kinda funny......When you're makin' someone's money/ They watch over your shoulder all the while
Songs, T-U
Box Folder
1 10
Takin' Names
There's a man goin' 'round taking names
May 30, 2004
1 10
Talking Crosline Massacre
Years ago there was a ferry on ole Puget Sound
1 10
Talking LSD Blues
I read a little blurb about LSD.....Must've been Nineteen Sixty-three
January 13, 2012
1 10
The Talking Steal the Razor Blues
Leaving the Basin one Saturday night, headed for the boat to spend the night,
1 10
The Tea Party
I took a quick trip around the bend
December 16, 2011-January 17, 2012
1 10
The Teflon Kid
I'll sing you a true song of the Teflon Kid
May 16, 1987
1 10
There Is A Tavern In Our Town
There is a tavern in our town where all the union people go,/ And a man sits at the bar, singing the songs that we all know.
1981
1 10
There We Are
Everybody has their dreams....Some impossible so it seems
October 9, 2010
1 10
They Have It
Look into the future......To understand the past/ Why do our Congressmen.........Keep putting Health Care last?
August 10, 2009
1 10
Thinking Tonight of Corporations
I'm thinking tonight of corporations/ And why they're so different from me.
June 2, 1998
1 10
This Lieutenant Colonel
This Lieutenant Colonel would stand on his head
July 12, 1987
1 10
Two Beers
They didn't teach that language in school....I would've understood what she said.
September 2008
1 10
Two Wheels
She told him pretty clear.........This was your last chance/ Quit crying in your beer..........That was your last dance
August 30, 2010
Songs, V-Z
Box Folder
1 11
Viola's Song
Well you come into life feeling naked and that's only because you are
1 11
Walking Up The River
Walking up the river
1 11
War Jive
Hey Little boy in your camouflage suit
1 11
We All Sorta Need Something New
We all sorta need something new.
1 11
We Got Fooled
Before the '81 election, Ronald Reagan say
1 11
We'll Run Around
Whey you wake up in the morning...your mom might say to you, / I've got a list to show.........of things I'd like to have you do.
March 24, 2002
1 11
Wonder
Have you ever wondered why the tell you the sky is blue?
Political campaign songs
Box Folder
1 12
Radio spots for Bill Bradbury's Oregon State Senate race
Now the folks who live somewhere in the city / Like to drive through the country because they know it's so pretty
1984
Box Folder
1 13
Assorted untitled lyrics
Research material for songs
Box Folder
1 14
Cigale drug bust
Songs by others
Box Folder
1 15
Colorado
Hendra, Tony
Kelly, Sean
I'm stuck in this old city now where livin' ain't no fun
1 15
The Day Woody Guthrie Made Me Cry
Scheidler, Russ
It was a day so beautiful you cannot describe / The Day Woody Guthrie made me cry
1 15
Dona, Dona
Secunda, Shalom
Zeitlin, Aaron
On a wagon bound for market, there's a calf with a mournful eye
1 15
The Intoxicated Rat
Traditional
The other night when I come home, so drunk I could not see,
1 15
Jingle Bell Rock
Beale, J.
Booth, J.
Jingle-bell, jingle-bell, jingle-bell rock.
1957
1 15
Lawang Prabang
Van Ronk, Dave
Me and Billy the Kid never got along
1 15
Me And Billy The Kid
Ely, Joe
Me and Billy the Kid never got along
1 15
Night Train to Memphis
Take that night train to Memphis
1 15
The Old Fish Song
Traditional
Now buddy come here and sit next to your pap
1 15
Sigmund Freud
Glasser, Larry
Lazar, Bob
March, Bob
It happened in Vienna / Not so very long ago
1 15
Waltz Of The Angels
Colebank, Warren (notation)
The waltz of the Angels that I hear each time when I hold you close dear
1 15
We Will All Go Together When We Go
Lehrer, Tom
When you attend a funeral / It is said to think that sooner o' / Later those you love will do the same for you.
1 15
You Are My Sunshine
Davis, Jimmie
You are my sunshine / My only sunshine
Subseries B: Stories
Box Folder
1 16
Back To Basics
October 10, 2004
1 16
Ball Four
1 16
Beauty
1 16
Boatman
1 16
The Breakman
1 16
Carte Blanche
1 16
Claude Bonet
1 16
Chip Piles
1 16
Coos Bay Waterfront Morning
July 1, 1998-July 5, 1998
1 17
Easy Money
1 17
The Golf Ballls
1 17
Good Friends
1 17
He-The Crab
1 17
Hurricane
1 17
In The Morning
1 18
Jimmy
July 1998
1 18
Just Justice
1 18
Kevin Helps The Music Out
1 19
Locked Out
October 5, 2002
1 19
Lockout 2002
1 19
Looking For Crazy Horse
1 19
No Big Deal
1 20
Oranges
1 20
Pier 80
1 21
Raw War
1 21
Seaport Security
1 21
Shut Down
1 21
The Swing
1 21
The Tiltin' Hilton
1 22
The Wanigan Overture
October 28, 1998
1 22
When Giants Meet
1 23
Untitled stories
2 1
Ovsersize stories
Subseries C: Poems
Box Folder
1 24
The Answering Machine
There should be a send button on an answering machine.
1 24
Ashland Creek
The creek went muddy when my father died.
1 24
Aztec Definitions
The Egret / In snow-sculpted slowness, it shines against the mud-flat.
July 8, 1998
1 24
The Fisherman
Nothing stops a lava flow.
February 4, 1998
1 24
For A Dead Poet
One poem a day, / The mentor said.
February 4, 1998
1 24
The Greenhouse
June 11, 2002
1 24
Letter To A Friend
In the years before the adults ruled,
February 21, 1988
1 24
Psycho-Therapy
Hands become blurred.
May, 1998
1 24
Resolution
The one does not look pleased
February 3, 1998
1 24
Song Titles
(Rhythmically): Yadda da da, da di, da; shoop, de shoop
May 8, 1998
1 24
Sonnet Number I
Night-shade drags us through our own beginning
1 24
Sonnet Number Three
The singer begins with starting breath
1 24
The Stream
I looked inside the stream.....and said why are you laughing?
1 24
The Teacher
Outside: / Hurricanes of ignorance
1 24
To Learn
A worn shore/ Crawling with free-born words
1 24
Watching
The stream slithers past.
February 3, 1998
1 25
Untitled poems
Poems by others
Box Folder
1 26
Questions My Son Asked Me, Answers I Never Gave Him
Willard, Nancy
Do gorillas have birthdays?
1 26
The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter and other translations by Ezra Pound
Pound, Ezra
While my hair was still cut straight across my forehead
1 26
Sonnet XVIII
Shakespeare, William
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day
1 26
Time of Tree Cutting
Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley)
Cold / mice roll
Subseries D: Non-fiction
Articles and essays
Box Folder
1 27
Untitled article on Coos County economic opportunity plans
January 10, 2012
1 27
"Plundertown USA-Coos Bay Enters The Global Economy, by Al Sandine," a review by Harry Stamper
August 27, 2003
1 27
"Why Monrovia?"
Monologues
Box Folder
1 28
It's Only A Guitar
April 29, 1998
1 28
Marin J.C.
April 13, 1998
Published writings
Box Folder
1 29
Marin J.C." The Shebang: Southern Coast Quarterly, Vol. 9, Issue 1, 2003
6 1
Published columns for The World newspaper
Stamper, Harry S., Jr. (author)
1978
6 2
Published columns for The Bay Reporter
Stamper, Harry S., Jr. (author)
1979
1 29
"We Just Come To Work Here." Sing Out!, Vol. 29, No. 2
1983
Untitled non-fiction prose
Box Folder
1 30
Untitled document about songwriting and other musical activities
Subseries E: Correspondence
Subseries comprises general correspondence with friends, family members, musicians, students and others. Incoming correspondence is organized by the name of the sender, and outgoing correspondence is organized by the name of the recipient. Correspondence covers the following subject matters: folk music, labor history, songwriting, the ILWU, and Stamper's personal life. Some letters sent by Harry S. Stamper, Jr. to others are signed Stan, a name that he was called by family members and close friends.
Outgoing
Box Folder
1 31
Letters to Harry S. Stamper, Sr.
1 32
Letters to Viola Stamper
December 3, 1999
1 33
Letters to Harry S. Stamper, Sr. and Viola Stamper
1 34
Letters to Anna Stamper
November 04, 1998
1 64
Letters to Nell Stamper
Includes letters about Harry S. Stamper, Jr.'s musical influences
1999-2002
1 35
Assorted outgoing correspondence
October 9, 2011
6 3
Letters to Nathan Moore
Stamper, Harry S., Jr. (author)
2010-2012
Incoming
Box Folder
1 36
Letters from Anna and Nell Stamper
1995-1998
1 37
Assorted incoming correspondence
1995-2006
6 4
Letters from Pete and Toshi Seeger
Seeger, Pete (author)
Seeger, Toshi (author)
1983-1987
6 5
Letters from Harry S. Stamper, Sr.
Stamper, Harry S. Sr. (author)
1994
6 6
Thank you letters from Blossom Gulch Elementary
2003
6 7
Thank you letters from Dan Polk and students
2003
Subseries F: Journals and notebooks
Series comprises journal entries, lyric fragments, short story drafts, classroom notes, and other writings. Journal writings are contained in their original order and notebooks are identified by their physical characteristics.
Box Folder
4 1
Tan hardbound notebook of lyrics, poems, notes, and other writings
circa 1965
1 38
Red hardbound notebook with journal entries
circa 1997
1 39
Blue spiral bound notebook with school assignments, notes, and other writings
circa 1998
1 40
Spiral notebook with lyrics and other entries
2005-2009
1 41
Orange Red Quille spiral notebook with song lyrics
undated
1 42
Blue Five-Star notebook with monologue drafts and other writings
undated
1 43
Spiral notebook with school notes and other writings
1998
1 44
Folder with song lyrics, short story drafts, other journal writings
circa 2002-2003
2 2
Black notebook of song lyrics, poems, and other writings
1999
2 3
Turquoise notebook with lyrics and other writings
circa 2002-2003
Subseries G: School assignments
Stories
Box Folder
1 45
Clyde Bonet
July 13, 1998
1 45
Coos Bay Waterfront Morning
1 45
The Wanigan Overture
July 8, 1998
Poems
Box Folder
1 46
Aztec Definitions
In snow-sculpted slowness, it shines against the mud-flat.
January 26, 1998-July 13, 1998
1 46
The Fisherman
Nothing stops a lava flow.
February 27, 1998
1 46
Five Haiku
My worn broom pokes an / uncertain cobweb future
January 22, 1998
1 46
Letter To A Friend
In the years before the adults ruled / Thoughts handing from skinny shoulders./
January 30, 1998
1 46
Resolution
The one does not look pleased / The other will never like it.
February 3, 1998-March 2, 1998
1 46
The Teacher
Outside: / Hurricanes of ignorance
January 31, 1998-February 24, 1998
1 46
To Learn
Worn shore/ Crawling with free-born words
February 09, 1998
1 46
Untitled Poem
The big man in the bar looked mean
September 30, 1998
Monologues
Box Folder
1 47
Marin J.C.
The lights go up to reveal a 50 yr. Old man standing with his back to the audience.
May 8, 1998
Non-fiction
Box Folder
1 48
Three Places in Coos County-five things to do
July 5, 1998

Series II:  Personal papersReturn to Top

Series contains documents collected by Harry S. Stamper, Jr. and authored by others. Includes documents related to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, general occupational activities, newspaper articles about Harry S. Stamper, Jr., newspaper articles about other individuals and subjects, bumper stickers, and notes on music theory. Memorial documents include obituaries, articles, correspondence and other documents pertaining to Stamper’s passing and legacy.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Labor and other work related papers
Box Folder
1 49
ILWU publications
Includes documents published by or about the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
1 50
ILWU graphics
Logos and other graphic documents related to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
1 51
ILWU documents related to Harry S. Stamper, Jr.
1 52
Other longshore related documents
Includes documents on waterfront art, politics, and labor struggles.
6 8
Documents pertaining to the Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon
1979
Subseries B: Newspaper articles and clippings
Newspaper articles and clippings include information about Harry S. Stamper, Jr.’s musical and literary activities. Newspaper articles and clippings about other people and events include information about other family members, including Harry’s father-in-law Leonard Hall and daughter Anna Stamper.
Newspaper articles about Harry S. Stamper, Jr.
Box Folder
1 53
Announcement of Harry Stamper, Jr.'s performance at the On Broadway Theater in Coos Bay, Oregon. The World
November 28, 1981
"Bay Area Live!"
Bishop, Tom (author)
1 53
"Coos Bay Labor Picnic Draws a Record Crowd." The Dispatcher
September 5, 1980
1 53
"Harry Stamper." Victory Review
Sparrow, John
June 2011
1 53
"Harry Stamper's Gift of Love." Book Chat
February 2002
1 53
"Harry Stamper ILWU troubadour." The Dispatcher
Brooks, Maria (author)
September 1999
1 53
"Harry Stamper singing at On Broadway Theater." North Bend News
June 19, 1980
1 53
"Helping the union movement hang on to its soul." The Dispatcher
DiGirolamo, Vincent
An article on folklorist Archie Green that mentions the music of Harry Stamper.
July 8, 1983
1 53
"His songs have a message: Longshoreman from Coos Bay edges closer to commercial success." The Register-Guard
January 15, 1987
1 53
"New labor songs reflect workers' broad concerns." The Dispatcher
DiGirolamo, Vincent
May 7, 1982
1 53
"On Broadway presents . . . Stamper to sing parodies." The World
June 21, 1980
1 53
Pickin' and readin'." The World
April 10, 1992
1 53
"Playing those pro-union blues: Stamper sings a solidarity stand."
Muldoon, Katy (author)
1 53
"The Rambling Wreck." The San Francisco Chronicle
Caen, Herb (1916-1997)
January 20, 1987
1 53
"Sittin' on the dock of the bay." The Oregonian
Stein, Michelle
May 3, 1989
1 53
"Songs Of A Workin' Man." The Register-Guard.
Denison, Paul (author)
January 16, 1986
Box Folder
1 54
Newspaper articles about other people and events
Subseries C: Political documents
Box Folder
1 55
Bumper stickers
6 9
Pamphlets and Newsletters
6 10
Miscellaneous political documents
Subseries D: Music theory notes and literature
Box Folder
1 56
Notes and literature on music theory
Subseries E: Memorial Documents
Box Folder
1 57
Documents pertaining to Harry S. Stamper's passing and legacy
Box Folder
5 1-2
Diplomas and yearbooks
1958-1962
Songbooks
6 13
Correspondence between Holly Stamper and other individuals
1989

Series III:  Family papersReturn to Top

Series includes documents written by Harry S. Stamper, Sr., Holly Stamper, and other family members.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 58-59
Writings by Harry S. Stamper, Sr.
1 60
Writings by Holly Stamper
1 61
Writings by other family members
1 62
Writings by unidentified individuals
1 63
Family correspondence
6 12
Correspondence between Holly Stamper, Susan Dunlop, Irv Fletcher, and Lane Kirkland
Dunlop, Susan (author)
Fletcher, Irv (author)
Kirkland, Lane (author)
Stamper, Holly (author)
1989
6 14
Miscellaneous family documents

Series IV:  Sound recordings and related materialReturn to Top

Sound recordings include recordings of full albums, single songs, compilations, live performances, and assorted recordings by Harry S. Stamper, Jr. Recordings are organized in alphabetical order by title, and media formats are identified. Some titles are represented by multiple versions. Related material includes album menus, recording information and personnel, album artwork, album labels, set lists, and concert listings. A list of full albums by others in Harry’s personal collection is also included to indicate musical influences and listening activities. Access to sound recordings in reel-to-reel formats in this collection are temporarily restricted for reasons relating to preservation concerns.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Full Albums
Full Albums by Harry S. Stamper, Jr.
Box item
3 065, 066
All Together Now (Compact Disc)
1. On This Road 2. Universal Worker 3. Credit Card Blues 4. We Just Come To Work Here 5. Comin' Again 6. Edgar 7. Non-Union Dues 8. Stand By Your Union 9. You Got Fooled 10. Harry Bridges 11. Safety First 12. Please Mister 13. War Jive 14. Sprays 15. Something New
3 67
All Together Now Master (Compact Disc)
1. On This Road 2. Universal Worker 3. Credit Card Blues 4. We Just Come To Work Here 5. Comin' Again 6. Edgar 7. Non-Union Dues 8. Stand By Your Union 9. You Got Fooled 10. Harry Bridges 11. Safety First 12. Please Mister 13. War Jive 14. Sprays 15. Something New
July 4, 2004
3 68
Catching Up To The Future (Compact Disc)
1. Quitty Pants 2. By These Hands 3. I Want Some Gear 4. Ronnie's Boogie 5. Talking Crosline Massacre 6. Oh! Christmas Tree 7. Charlie's Last Ride 8. My Little Girl's Home Town (Dec. 4, 1981) 9. Bandon Tea Pary 10. The Airport Song (Dec. 4, 1981) 11. The Teflon Kid 12. It's The Same
3 069, 070
Clangbird (Compact Disc)
1. Circle 2. Rockin Spider 3. Jobs 4. Kill Zone Xmas 5. Backin' Up Boogie 6. John Henry 7. Coos County Blues 8. Peggy Lou 9. FEMA Brownout 10. Deck The Hulls 11. Walkin' Up The River 12. Jordan Cove Rock 13. Signifyin' Monkey
March 30, 2004
3 71
Einstein's Shoes (Compact Disc)
1. Government's A Mainline 2. Negotiation Blues 3. Courted Like A Lover 4. Corporate Greeters 5. Song For Cynthia 6. All About The WTO 7. Einstein's Shoes 8. Clear-cuts From the Road 9. The New Carissa 10. Corporations Haven't Got A Face 11. I'll Stand With You Brother 12. One World 13. No Last Chance 14. Thinking Tonight of Corporations
March 30, 2004
2.4 61
Einstein's Shoes Disc 1 (MiniDisc)
1. Government's A Mainline 2. Negotiation Blues 3. Courted Like A Lover 4. Corporate Greeter 5. Song For Cynthia
March 20, 2000
2.4 62
Einstein's Shoes Disc 2 (MiniDisc)
1. All About The WTO 2. Einstein's Shoes 3. Early Retirement
March 20, 2000
2.4 63
Einstein's Shoes Disc 3 (MiniDisc)
1. Clear-cuts From the Road 2. New Carissa 3. Corporations Don't Have A Face 4. I'll Stand With You Brother
March 20, 2000
2.4 64
Einstein's Shoes Disc 4 (MiniDisc)
1. One World 2. No Last Chance 3. Thinking Tonight Of Corporations
March 20, 2000
3 72
Einstein's Shoes Master (Compact Disc) (MiniDisc)
1. Government's A Mainline 2. Negotiation Blues 3. Courted Like A Lover 4. Corporate Greeters 5. Song For Cynthia 6. All About The WTO 7. Einstein's Shoes 8. Clear-cuts From the Road 9. The New Carissa 10. Corporations Haven't Got A Face 11. I'll Stand With You Brother 12. One World 13. No Last Chance 14. Thinking Tonight of Corporations
2.1 1
Einstein's Shoes Tape Master (Audiocassette)
1. Government's A Mainline 2. Negotiation Blues 3. Courted Like A Lover 4. Corporate Greeters 5. Song For Cynthia 6. All About The WTO 7. Einstein's Shoes 8. Clear-cuts From the Road 9. The New Carissa 10. Corporations Haven't Got A Face 11. I'll Stand With You Brother 12. One World 13. No Last Chance 14. Thinking Tonight of Corporations
2.1 2
Einstein's Shoes Unfinished (Audiocassette)
3 73
Einstein's Shoes Unmastered Final Mix (Compact Disc)
1. Government's A Mainline 2. Negotiation Blues 3. Courted Like A Lover 4. Corporate Greeters 5. Song For Cynthia 6. All About The WTO 7. Einstein's Shoes 8. Clear-cuts From the Road 9. The New Carissa 10. Corporations Haven't Got A Face 11. I'll Stand With You Brother 12. One World 13. No Last Chance 14. Thinking Tonight of Corporations
3 74
Great Grandchildren Songs (Compact Disc)
1. Rockin Spider 2. Matt The Cat 3. Going My Way 4. Daddy's In The Playpen 5. Don't Pull My Hair 6. I Don't Know 7. Run and Play 8. Keep Score 9. Run Around All Day 10. Signifying Monkey 11. The Foolish Frog
3 75
Here's To You Harry! (Compact Disc)
1. Harry 2. Your Own Back Yard 3. Sprays 4. Shut Them Down 5. Something New 6. You Got Fooled 7. Safety First 8. Laydown Your Pipe 9. O Christmas Tree 10. War Jive
June 4, 2004
2.1 003, 004, 005
Here's To You Harry! (Audiocassette)
1. Harry 2. Your Own Back Yard 3. Sprays 4. Shut Them Down 5. Something New 6. You Got Fooled 7. Safety First 8. Laydown Your Pipe 9. O Christmas Tree 10. War Jive
1986
3 76
Here's To You Harry! Master (Compact Disc)
1. Harry 2. Your Own Back Yard 3. Sprays 4. Shut Them Down 5. Something New 6. You Got Fooled 7. Safety First 8. Laydown Your Pipe 9. O Christmas Tree 10. War Jive
3 77
Here's To You Harry! .WAV Archive (Compact Disc)
1. Harry 2. Your Own Back Yard 3. Sprays 4. Shut Them Down 5. Something New 6. You Got Fooled 7. Safety First 8. Laydown Your Pipe 9. O Christmas Tree 10. War Jive
3 78
Homemade (Compact Disc)
1. Boatman 2. This Lieutenant Colonel 3. Anymore 4. Rich Beggars 5. Sanctimonius Self-Righteous Blues 6. Trees 7. A Song For Wall Street 8. Sprout Eaters 9. The Man Who Taught Me To Sing 10. Sometimes The Truth Falls Hard 11. Takin' Names 12. The King
2.1 006, 007, 008
Homemade (Audiocassette)
1. Boatman 2. This Lieutenant Colonel 3. Anymore 4. Rich Beggars 5. Sanctimonius Self-Righteous Blues 6. Trees 7. A Song For Wall Street 8. Sprout Eaters 9. The Man Who Taught Me To Sing 10. Sometimes The Truth Falls Hard 11. Takin' Names 12. The King
3 79
Homemade Master (Compact Disc)
1. Boatman 2. This Lieutenant Colonel 3. Anymore 4. Rich Beggars 5. Sanctimonius Self-Righteous Blues 6. Trees 7. A Song For Wall Street 8. Sprout Eaters 9. The Man Who Taught Me To Sing 10. Sometimes The Truth Falls Hard 11. Takin' Names 12. The King
August 16, 2004
2.1 9
Homemade Master (Audiocassette)
1. Boatman 2. This Lieutenant Colonel 3. Anymore 4. Rich Beggars 5. Sanctimonius Self-Righteous Blues 6. Trees 7. A Song For Wall Street 8. Sprout Eaters 9. The Man Who Taught Me To Sing 10. Sometimes The Truth Falls Hard 11. Takin' Names 12. The King
3 80
LNG-It's Not A Toy (Compact Disc)
1. Land Grab 2. Deck The Hulls 3. Tomorrow 4. Hang On Holly 5. Go Jordan Cove 6. Jordan Cove Rock 7. Kill Zone X-Mas 8. Mental Image 9. Pimping For Jobs 10. Stand And Deliver 11. Priorities 12. Jazzhawks
3 81
Looking Back At Me (Compact Disc)
1. On Two Wheels 2. More Organic Than You 3. Developer 4. Boogie Bears 5. Never Ever Know 6t. Somebody's Last 7. Looking Back Eyes 8. Here We Are 9. People Come First 10. Corporation's Are A Cancer
3 82
Niko's Dish (Compact Disc)
1. Keep Score 2. I Just Want 3. Grandpa Played The Banjo 4. Daddy's In The Playpen 5. Don't Pull My Hair 6. Run Around 7. I Don't Know 8. Questions 9. Early Retirement Blues 10. Get Over It
3 083, 084
Retiree (Compact Disc)
1. Lay That Shovel Down 2. Ole Rat Hole 3. Gaily 4. Don't Kick it To the Curb 5. Retiree 6. John Barleycorn 7. They Have It 8. The Road We Go 9. Draining The Pool
January 27, 2010
3 85
Ridin' The Clutch (Compact Disc)
1. Going My Way 2. Him 3. Two Beers 4. Backin' Down 5. Ridin' The Clutch 6. The Bowling Alley 7. The King 8. Mean Old Man
2.1 010, 011, 012
We Just Come To Work Here (Audiocassette)
1. Universal Worker 2. Edgar 3. Credit Card Blues 4. On this Road 5. Payin' Those Non-Union Dues 6. We Just Come To Work Here 7. The Time May Be Comin' Again 8. Stand By Your Union 9. Gotta Have a Union Day
1983
4 197, 198
We Just Come To Work Here (Reel-to-reel)
Original studio tapes recorded in Oakland, California at Glenn OEY Studios. 1. Universal Worker 2. Edgar 3. Credit Card Blues 4. On this Road 5. Payin' Those Non-Union Dues 6. We Just Come To Work Here 7. The Time May Be Comin' Again 8. Stand By Your Union 9. Gotta Have a Union Day
1983
3 086, 087, 088
We Just Come To Work Here Master (Compact Disc)
1. Universal Worker 2. Edgar 3. Credit Card Blues 4. On this Road 5. Payin' Those Non-Union Dues 6. We Just Come To Work Here 7. The Time May Be Comin' Again 8. Stand By Your Union
July 2, 2004
3 89
We Just Come To Work Here .WAV Archive (Compact Disc)
1. Universal Worker 2. Edgar 3. Credit Card Blues 4. On this Road 5. Payin' Those Non-Union Dues 6. We Just Come To Work Here 7. The Time May Be Comin' Again 8. Stand By Your Union
Full albums by others
Box Folder
4 1
List of album titles by others in Harry's music collection
Subseries B: Single Songs
Single Songs by Harry S. Stamper, Jr.
Box item
2.1 13
A Song For Wall St. (Audiocassette)
May 28, 2004
3 90
The Airport Song Practice with Adele (Compact Disc)
2.1 14
Anymore Final Mix Master (Audiocassette)
May 28, 2004
3 91
Backing Down (Compact Disc)
3 92
Charlie's Last Ride (Compact Disc)
3 93
Circle (Compact Disc)
March 1, 2005
3 94
Coos County Blues (Compact Disc)
2.1 15
Coos County Blues (Audiocassette)
3 095, 096
Doing Their Jobs (Compact Disc)
February 7, 2005
3 97
Don't Pull My Hair (Compact Disc)
March 30, 2004
3 98
Early Retirement Blues (Compact Disc)
May 14, 2004
3 099, 100
FEMA Brownout (Compact Disc)
3 101
Get Over It (Compact Disc)
3 102
Grandpa Played The Banjo (Compact Disc)
February 18, 2004
3 103
Hang On Holly (Compact Disc)
3 104
Him (Compact Disc)
3 105, 106
I Don't Know (Compact Disc)
April 28, 2004
2.1 016, 017
I'll Stand With You Brother (Audiocassette)
1997
2.1 18
I'll Stand With You Brother Master (Audiocassette)
Recorded Feb 26, 1997 at Southwestern Oregon Community College by Chris Rosman
February 26, 1997
3 107
I'm A Developer (Compact Disc)
3 108
Jobs At Knute's Version 1 (Compact Disc)
February 7, 2005
3 109
Jobs At Knute's Version 2 (Compact Disc)
February 9, 2005
3 110
John Henry 2 (Compact Disc)
October 11, 2006
3 111
Jordan Cove Rock (Compact Disc)
3 112
Kevin, Steven, and Jack (Compact Disc)
3 113
The King Master (Compact Disc)
June 21, 2004
3 114
The King (Compact Disc)
March 4, 2009
3 115
Lake Wisconsin (Compact Disc)
3 116
Lawang Prabang (Compact Disc)
Written by Dave Van Ronk
February 10, 2005
3 117
Lawang Prabang At Home! (Compact Disc)
Contains multiple versions.
February 25, 2005
3 118
Lawang Prabang Rec At Knute's (Compact Disc)
Written by Dave Van Ronk
February 11, 2005
3 119
Mean Old Man (Compact Disc)
3 120
Mean Old Man (Compact Disc)
May 20, 2008
3 121
Mental Image (Compact Disc)
3 122
Never Ever Know (Compact Disc)
3 123
No New News (Compact Disc)
December 5, 2011
2.2 19
Peggy Lou (Audiocassette)
1991
2.2 20
Peggy Lou Master (Audiocassette)
2.2 021, 022, 023
PTL Blues (Audiocassette)
2.2 24
PTL Blues Master (Audiocassette)
October 10, 1987
2.2 25
PTL Blues Recording Master (Audiocassette)
June 14, 1989
3 124
Priorities (Compact Disc)
3 125
The Question Song (Compact Disc)
3 126
Retiree Master (Compact Disc)
January 26, 2010
2.2 26
Rich Beggars Master without Harry and Grace (Audiocassette)
3 127, 128
The Road We Go (Compact Disc)
3 129, 130
The Rockin' Spider (Compact Disc)
3 131, 132
Runaround (Compact Disc)
April 1, 2011
3 133
Somebody Has To Be Last (Compact Disc)
3 134
Sprays Aren’t Like Arrows (Compact Disc)
2.2 027, 028
Sprays Aren’t Like Arrows (Audiocassette)
3 135
Sprout Eaters (Compact Disc)
3 136
Stand And Deliver (Compact Disc)
3 137
There's A Man Goin' Round Takin' Names (Compact Disc)
June 3, 2011
3 138
Tomorrow (Compact Disc)
3 139, 140
Wade The River (Compact Disc)
3 141
Wade The River Master At Adele's (Compact Disc)
September 20, 2004
3 142
Walking Up The River (Compact Disc)
3 143
Walking Up The River (Compact Disc)
February 25, 2005
2.2 29
We Came To Shut Them Down, Tioga Studios (Audiocassette)
June 18, 1986
Subseries C: Compilations
Compilations of Harry's songs made by Harry S. Stamper, Jr.
Box item
3 144
4 Songs Sent To Anna (Compact Disc)
1. Circle 2. Sunshine 3. Jobs 4. River
June 18, 1986
3 145
6 Songs Not Finalized 7th Song Added-Finalized! (Compact Disc)
1. Keep Score 2. I Just Want 3. Grandpa Played The Banjo 4. Daddy's In The Playpen 5. Run Around 6. Don't Pull My Hair 7. I Don't Know
April 28, 2005
2.2 30
Rough Mix-Anymore, Rough Mix-The Rich Beggars Recording Master (Audiocassette)
1. Anymore 2. Rich Beggars
3 146
Clangbird CD
1. Jimmy Brown 2. Sunshine 3. Circle
April 29, 2005
3 147
Clangbird CD
1. Circle 2. Sunshine 3. Jimmy 4. Cripple Creek
April 30, 2005
3 148
Clangbirds (Compact Disc)
1. Walkin’ Up the River 2. Circle 3. Confessions 4. Taking Names 5. Jimmy Brown 6. Sunshine 7. Cripple Creek 8. Old Dan Tucker 9. Doing Their Jobs
June 26, 2005
3 149
Clangbird In Flight (Compact Disc)
1. Circle 2. Doing Their Jobs 3. Rockin Spider 4. John Henry 5. Backin' Up Boogie 6. Coos County Blues 7. FEMA Brownout 8. Walkin' Up The River 9. Jordan Cove Rock 10. Kill Zone XMas 11. Peggy Lou 12. Deck the Hulls
3 150
Clangbird Notes (Compact Disc)
1. Backing Up Boogie 2. Circle 3. FEMA Brownout 4. Walking Up the River 5. Jobs
November 14, 2005
3 151
Clangbirds 12 Songs (Compact Disc)
1. Circle 2. Doing Their Jobs 3. Rockin Spider 4. John Henry 5. Backin' Up Boogie 6. Coos County Blues 7. FEMA Brownout 8. Walkin' Up The River 9. Jordan Cove Rock 10. Kill Zone XMas 11. Peggy Lou 12. Deck the Hulls
November 18, 2006
3 152
Daddy's In The Playpen (Compact Disc)
1. Keep Score 2. I Just Want 3. Daddy’s In The Playpen 4. Grandpa Played The Banjo
3 153, 154
Daddy's In The Playpen (Compact Disc)
1. Keep Score 2. I Just Want 3. Daddy's In The Playpen 4. Grandpa Played The Banjo
March 23, 2004
3 155, 156
Daddy's In The Playpen (Compact Disc)
1. Keep Score 2. I Just Want 3. Grandpa Played The Banjo 4. Daddy’s In the Playpen 5. Don’t Pull My Hair
March 30, 2004
3 157
Daddy's In The Playpen (Compact Disc)
1. Keep Score 2. I Just Want 3. Grandpa Played The Banjo 4. Daddy’s In the Playpen 5. Don’t Pull My Hair
March 31, 2004
3 158, 159
Daddy's In The Playpen (Compact Disc)
1. Keep Score 2. I Just Want 3. Grandpa Played The Banjo 4. Daddy's In The Playpen 5. Don't Pull My Hair 6. Runaround
April 1, 2004
3 160
Daddy's In The Playpen (Compact Disc)
1. Keep Score 2. I Just Want 3. Grandpa Played The Banjo 4. Daddy’s In the Playpen 5. Don’t Pull My Hair 6. Runaround
April 28, 2004
3 161, 162
Daddy's In The Playpen (Compact Disc)
1. Keep Score 2. I Just Want 3. Grandpa 4. Daddy’s In the Playpen 5. Don’t Pull My Hair 6. Runaround 7. I Don’t Know 8. Questions
May 3, 2004
3 163, 164
Daddy's In The Playpen (Compact Disc)
1. Keep Score 2. I Just Want 3. Grandpa 4. Daddy’s In the Playpen 5. Don’t Pull My Hair 6. Runaround 7. I Don’t Know 8. Question Song 9. Early Retirement Blues
May 14, 2004
3 165
First Try Collection (Compact Disc)
1. Walking Up The river 2. Doing Their Jobs 3. Circle 4. LNG Land Grab 5. Jordan Cove Rock 6. Coos County Blues 7. Deck The Hulls 8. FEMA Brownout 9. John Henry 10. Kill Zone X-Mas 11. Pimping For Jobs 12. Priorities 13. Rockin' Spider 14. Signifyin' Monkey 15. Stand And Deliver 16. Backing Up Boogie 17. The New Carissa
3 166
Get Over It (Compact Disc)
1. Walking Up The river 2. Doing Their Jobs 3. Circle 4. LNG Land Grab 5. Jordan Cove Rock 6. Coos County Blues 7. Deck The Hulls 8. FEMA Brownout 9. John Henry 10. Kill Zone X-Mas 11. Pimping For Jobs 12. Priorities 13. Rockin' Spider 14. Signifyin' Monkey 15. Stand And Deliver 16. Backing Up Boogie 17. The New Carissa
May 17, 2004
3 167
Incomplete from Nell's Archive, Backup For Several Songs (Compact Disc)
1. Keep Score 2. I Just Want 3. Daddy's In The Playpen 4. Ronnie's Boogie 5. I Don't Know 6. Runaround 7. Runaround 8. Untitled 9. Early Retirement Blues
April 14, 2004
3 168, 169
Keep Score, I Just Want (Compact Disc)
1. Keep Score 2. I Just Want 3. Daddy's In The Playpen 4. Ronnie's Boogie 5. I Don't Know 6. Runaround 7. Runaround 8. Untitled 9. Early Retirement Blues
March 8, 2004
3 170, 171
Keep Score, I Just Want, Daddy's In The Playpen (Compact Disc)
1. Keep Score 2. I Just Want 3. Daddy’s In the Playpen
April 16, 2004
3 172
NOEL NG (Compact Disc)
1. Kill-Zone Xmas 2. Jordan Cove Rock 3. Deck the Hulls
2.2 031, 032, 033
The Rich Beggars, PTL Blues (Audiocassette)
1.The Rich Beggars 2. PTL Blues
3 173
Ridin' The Clutch and Two Beers (Compact Disc)
1. Ridin' the Clutch 2. Two Beers
3 174
Road We Go (Compact Disc)
1. Lay That Shovel Down 2. Ole' Rat Hole 3. Gaily 4. Kick It To The Curb 5. John Barleycorn 6. They Have It 7. The Road We Go 8. Draining The Pool
November 24, 2009
3 175
Sharon Miller (Compact Disc)
1. Sharon Miller 2. Henry Hansen
August, 2000
2.2 34
Sprout Eaters-Ollie Boatman Master (Audiocassette)
Sprout Eaters, This Lieutenant Colonel, Boatman
3 176
Takin' Names, The King (Compact Disc)
Sprout Eaters, This Lieutenant Colonel, Boatman
2.2 35
STP-Extra Collected (Audiocassette)
1. Boatman 2. This Lieutenant Colonel 3. Anymore 4. The Rich Beggars 5. PTL Blues 6. Trees 7. A Song For Wall St. 8. Mark Curtis 9. Sprout Eaters 10. The Man Who Taught Me To Sing 11. Something New 12. War Jive 13. We Just Come To Work Here 14. Safety First 15. Harry Bridges 16. The Truth Falls Hard 17. Sprays 18. Time May Be Comin' Again 19. Please Mister 20. Universal Worker 21. Edgar 22. Credit Card Blues 23. Non-Union Dues
3 177
Takin' Names Recorded at Adele's (Compact Disc)
1. Takin' Names Version 1 2. Takin' Names Guitar Track 1 3. Takin' Names Version 2 4. Takin' Names Vocal Track 5. Takin' Names Version 3 6. Takin' Names Version 4 7. Takin' Names Version 5 8. Takin' Names Version 6
June 24, 2004
2.3 036, 037
Thank You Mr. Seeger, Mark Curtis (Audiocassette)
1. Thank You Mr. Seeger 2. Mark Curtis
1990
2.3 38
Thank You Mr. Seeger, Mark Curtis Recording Master (Audiocassette)
1. Thank You Mr. Seeger 2. Mark Curtis
1990
2.3 39
Rough Mix-This Lieutenant Colonel And Boatman With Grace and Harry (Citizens Band) (Audiocassette)
1. This Lieutenant Colonel 2. Boatman
June 23, 1988
3 178
Untitled Compact Disc
1. Circle of Madness 2. Deck the Hulls 3. E Minor Tomorrow 4. Go Jordan Cove 5. Jordan Cove Rock 6. Kill-Zone Xmas 7. Pimping for Jobs 8. Stand And Deliver
2.3 40
Untitled Tape Maxell UR
1. I Don't Know 2. Grandpa Played the Banjo 3. Coos County 4. Keep Score 5. Run And Shout 6. Early Retirement Blues 7. Run Around 8. Soldier a Day 9. Daddy's In the Playpen
March 2004
3 179
Walkin' In The River (Compact Disc)
1. Walkin’ In the River 2.The King 3. Taking Names
Compilations of songs by others
Box item
2.3 41
Tape I (Audiocassette)
Tan audiocassette with white label featuring a compilation of songs by various artists
2.3 42
Tape I (Audiocassette)
Black audiocassette with white label featuring a compilation of songs by various artists
2.3 43
Tape II (Audiocassette)
Black audiocassette with white label featuring a compilation of songs by various artists
2.3 44
Side 1: Full-unfinished master, Side 2: No Side 1-2-3-or 4 unfinished master (Audiocassette)
AVX 90 Professional Cassette featuring a compilation of songs by various artists
2.3 45
We Just Come To Work Here: Songs of Occupational Health and Safety (Audiocassette)
Audiocassette featuring songs by various artists and includes Anne Feeney's version of "We Just Come To Work Here (We Don't Come To Die)." Produced for the Labor Heritage Foundation and Collector Records by Joe Glazer and Laurel Blaydes.
Subseries D: Events
Live performances by Harry S. Stamper, Jr.
Box item
2.3 46
An Hour of Harry Jr. (Who knows where) (Audiocassette)
2.3 47
Harry Stamper Belly Up Music (Audiocassette)
A live concert featuring Harry S. Stamper, Jr., location unknown
1982
2.3 48
Harry In Eugene, Probably LERC (Audiocassette)
2.3 49
Harry Stamper, Festival of the Sea (Audiocassette)
May 20, 1984
2.3 50
Harry Stamper In Concert on Broadway Theater, tape 1 (Audiocassette)
December 4, 1981
2.3 199
Harry Stamper In Concert on Broadway Theater, tape 2 (Audiocassette)
December 4, 1981
3 180, 181
Living Room Sweet (Compact Disc)
Recorded and edited by Dänae Derby-Spencer, 1989 and 2002
1989-May 8, 2002
3 182
Living Room Sweet .WAV Archives (Compact Disc)
Recorded and edited by Dänae Derby-Spencer, 1989 and 2002
1989-May 8, 2002
2.3 51
Stan In Public, Probably LERC (Audiocassette)
1988
Live performances by others
Box item
2.4 52
Anna Stamper: 2 Cuts (Audiocassette)
January 17, 1988
2.4 53
Anna Stamper debut, Song swap-Deanza College, Cupertino, CA/Western Workers Heritage Festival, Anna Stamper In Concert 1-17-88 Foothill College, Palo Alto, CA (Audiocassette)
January 17, 1988
2.4 54
Anna Stamper on FM 104 (Audiocassette)
October 29, 2002
3 183, 184
Anna Stamper: Did Jesus Have A Baby Sister? (Compact Disc)
2.4 55
Come Join Us In A Union Song (Audiocassette)
A live program of labor songs that took place during the "Labor Song and Lore Workshop" at the University of California, Berkeley, March 16-19, 1982. The recording features commentary by folklorist Archie Green and performances by Harry S. Stamper, Jr., Russ Scheidler, Solidarity Singers, Paul August, and others.
May 19, 1982
Subseries E: Assorted recordings
Political Campaign Songs
Box item
2.4 56
Bill Bradbury (Audiocassette)
Radio advertisements for Bill Bradbury's campaign for Oregon State Senate, featuring songs by Harry S. Stamper, Jr.
3 185
Rick For Rep (Compact Disc)
Campaign song for Rick Goche
3 186
Send Rick To Salem (Compact Disc)
Campaign song for Rick Goche
August 30, 2008
Practice recordings
Box item
2.4 57
Banjo Practice (Audiocassette)
Unfinished recordings
Box item
2.4 58
Record in Progress (Audiocassette)
August 3, 1988
Radio Programs
Box item
2.4 59
Side A: IWW #3, Side B: IWW #4 (Audiocassette)
A radio program about the Industrial Workers of the World, produced by KUOW Seattle (Audiocassette)
2.4 60
Workers Memorial Day 60 sec. radio spot: versions 1-5 (Audiocassette)
Produced by the Labor Institute of Public Affairs (Audiocassette)
Subseries F: Album information
Box Folder
6 15
Album menus
6 16
Recording information and personnel
1983-2004
6 17
Album artwork
6 18
Album labels
5 3
Original artwork for Einstein's Shoes
O'Neal, Peggy (artist)
Original artwork by Peggy O' Neal for Harry Stamper, Jr.'s full album "Einstein's Shoes."
Subseries G: Performance notes
Box Folder
6 19
Set lists and performance programs
6 20
Concert listings

Series V:  Graphic documentsReturn to Top

Photographs and negatives of performances by Harry S. Stamper, Jr., personal photographs, announcements and flyers for performances by Stamper and others, business cards, and other visual documents.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Photographs
Box Folder
6 21
Performance photographs and negatives
6 22
Personal photographs
Subseries B: Promotional material
Box Folder
6 23
Announcements and flyers for Harry S. Stamper, Jr.'s performances
6 24
Announcements and flyers for other performers
6 25
Business cards
7
Oversize promotional materials
1983-1988
7
2nd Annual Music Festival, Oregon State Penitentiary, photocopy flyer
1988
7
2nd Annual Music Fesital, Oregon State Penitentiary. Original artwork flyer
1988

Series VI:  Moving imagesReturn to Top

Live concert performances, documentaries, and social events featuring Harry S. Stamper, Jr. Live concert performances include a 1991 concert in Arcata, California, filmed by Mark Achbar, and a 1991 concert in Coos Bay, Oregon, with Mothers of God, sponsored by the Highlander Center for Research and Education. Filmed events and programs featuring recorded songs by Harry S. Stamper, Jr. are also included. Moving images are in VHS, DVD, and digital formats. Access to moving images in VHS formats in reel-to-reel formats in this collection are temporarily restricted for reasons relating to preservation concerns.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Events featuring Harry S. Stamper, Jr.
Live performances
Box item
4 187
Harry Stamper, Arcata, CA (VHS)
A full concert recorded by Canadian filmmaker, Mark Achbar
April 10, 1994
4 188
Untitled tape of Harry singing and playing the banjo (VHS)
4 189
Live on the Big Yard/O.S.P 2nd Annual Music Festival (VHS)
September 9, 1998
4 190
Harry Stamper and Mothers of God: STP Benefit (VHS)
March 9, 1991
Documentary
Box item
4 191
Oregon Art Beat OPB Broadcast (VHS)
January 31, 2002
Events and programs featuring recorded songs by Harry S. Stamper, Jr.
Box item
4 192
April 28: Workers Memorial Day (VHS)
A short film produced by the Labor Institute of Public Affairs
4 193
Rick Goche Meet Your Candidates Night (DVD)
Social events
Box item
4 194
Party At Knute Nemeth's (DVD)
Film by Dori Lavell
1991
4 195
Dinner at Terry Genuine Huffman (DVD)
Film by Dori Lavell
June 16, 2006
4 196
Carl Granich's Party (VHS)
Film by Dori Lavell
1981

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Environmentalists--Oregon
  • Folk music--Oregon
  • Labor--History--20th century
  • Labor--Oregon--History--20th century
  • Musicians--Oregon
  • Stevedores--Labor unions--Oregon
  • Geographical Names :
  • Coos County (Or.)