David Keller Papers, 1920-2013  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Keller, David (David E.)
Title
David Keller Papers
Dates
1920-2013 (inclusive)
1995-2010 (bulk)
Quantity
5.34 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection Number
5321
Summary
Papers of author and historian David Keller who wrote The Blue Note: Seattle's Black Musicians' Union, A Pictorial History, a book about the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 493 in Seattle, Washington.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Accession 5321-001 is open to all users. Some materials in Accession 5321-002 exist in a format that is inaccessible to researchers. See additional details for Accession 5321-002 listed below.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

David Keller is an archivist and historian of jazz and labor history. He is the co-author of There and Back: The Roy Porter Story and has written for DownBeat: Jazz, Blues, and Beyond; Jazz Times, COLUMBIA, and BlackPast.org.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Materials include research files created by David Keller during his research for The Blue Note: Seattle's Black Musicians' Union, A Pictorial History and his MA thesis "Seattle's Segregated Musician's Union, Local 493, 1918-1956" about the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 493 in Seattle, Washington. Research files include photographic prints and negatives; photocopies of photographs; sound recordings from interviews with musicians and informants; correspondence; brochures; fliers; interview transcriptions, notes, and release forms; notes and notebooks; news articles; and essays. Materials also include sound recordings of oral history interviews conducted by Keller, including interviews with jazz musicians Ernie Hatfield and Al Smith, as well as actor and director Douglas Q. Barnett. Also included are marketing and sales records for The Blue Note as well as various drafts of the manuscript.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Labor Archives of Washington

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5321-001: David Keller papers, 2000Return to Top

0.21 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Materials include a manuscript of The Blue Note: Seattle's Black Musician's Union, A Pictorial History. The book was self-published in 2014 and is based on Keller's 1996 MA thesis "Seattle's Segregated Musician's Union, Local 493, 1918-1956."

Restrictions on Use: Copyrights retained by creator. Contact Special Collections for details.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Accession No. 5321-002: David Keller papers, 1920-2013 (bulk 1995-2010)Return to Top

5.13 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Materials include research files created by David Keller during his research for The Blue Note: Seattle's Black Musicians' Union, A Pictorial History and his MA thesis "Seattle's Segregated Musician's Union, Local 493, 1918-1956" about the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 493 in Seattle, Washington. Research files include photographic prints and negatives; photocopies of photographs; sound recordings from interviews with musicians and informants; correspondence; brochures; fliers; interview transcriptions, notes, and release forms; notes and notebooks; news articles; and essays. Materials also include sound recordings of oral history interviews conducted by Keller, including interviews with jazz musicians Ernie Hatfield and Al Smith, as well as actor and director Douglas Q. Barnett. Also included are marketing and sales records for The Blue Note as well as various drafts of the manuscript.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but some materials in this collection exist in a format that is inaccessible to researchers. Production of use copies is required before access will be granted; this may delay research requests. Advanced notice is required.

Restrictions on Use: Restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Contact University of Washington Libraries Special Collections for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by David Keller

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 5321-002
Research files
Scope and Content: Materials include photographic prints and negatives; photocopies of photographs; correspondence; brochures; fliers; interview transcriptions, notes, and release forms; notes and notebooks; news articles; and essays relating to Keller's research for The Blue Note.
Approximately 1920-2013; (bulk 1995-2010)
2 5321-002
Research files; and The Blue Note sales and marketing records
Scope and Content: Materials include research files that contain photographic prints; photocopies of photographs; correspondence; interview transcriptions, notes, and release forms; notes and notebooks; news articles; and essays relating to Keller's research for The Blue Note and his MA thesis "Seattle's Segregated Musician's Union, Local 493, 1918-1956." Also included are records relating to the sales and marketing of The Blue Note: Seattle's Black Musicians' Union, A Pictorial History.
Approximately 1940-2013; (bulk 1995-2010)
3 5321-002
Research files and drafts of The Blue Note
Scope and Content: Materials include research files that contain photographic prints and negatives; photocopies of photographs; correspondence; brochures; fliers; interview transcriptions, notes, and release forms; notes and notebooks; news articles; and essays relating to Keller's research for The Blue Note. Also included are preliminary chapters of The Blue Note: Seattle's Black Musicians' Union, A Pictorial History.
Approximately 1940-2013; (bulk 1995-2010)
4 5321-002
Research files and drafts of The Blue Note
Scope and Content: Materials include preliminary chapters and drafts as well as final drafts of The Blue Note: Seattle's Black Musicians' Union, A Pictorial History. Also included are research files that contain photographic prints, photocopies of photographs, sound recordings from interviews with musicians and informants, correspondence, notes, news articles, and essays relating to Keller's research for The Blue Note.
Approximately 1940-2013; (bulk 1995-2010)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • African American musicians--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Labor movement--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Labor union members--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Labor unions--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Labor--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Segregation--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Keller, David (David E.)--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Federation of Musicians. Union Local 493 (Seattle, Wash
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Seattle's Segregated Musician's Union, Local 493, 1918-1956
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (host institution)