Poster Children and Salaryman Bands Records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Publicity

Audiovisual Recordings and Photographs, 1987-2006

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Poster Children and Salaryman Bands Records, 1986-2009 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

By Judit Balassa, Kelsey Berryhill, Caitlin Crane, Krista Habing, Katie Nichols, and Mary Roback

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Collection Overview

Title: Poster Children and Salaryman Bands Records, 1986-2009Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 26/20/193

Primary Creator: Poster Children (1987-)

Extent: 15.8 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized in three series: Series 1, Publicity, 1986-2009; Series 2, Audiovisual Materials and Photographs, 1987-2004; and Series 3, Administrative Records, 1987-2007. Series 1 consists of four subseries: Subseries 1.1, Magazines, 1987-2005 ; Subseries 1.2, Newsclippings, fan mail, and ephemera, 1986-2007; Subseries 1.3, Posters and flyers, 1989-2009; and Subseries 1.4, T-shirts and Backstage Passes, c.1991-2000.

Date Acquired: 06/03/2014

Subjects: Champaign, Illinois, Compositions-Music, Concert tours, Kantoff, Howie, Marshack, Rose, Music - United States, Music business, Popular Music--Illinois--Urbana-Champaign, Rock Music, Rock musicians United States, University of Illinois, Valentin, Jim, Valentin, Rick

Formats/Genres: Sound Recordings

Languages: English, German, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of business records, photographs, news clippings and magazine articles, press kits, correspondence, audiovisual recordings, posters, original art work, reviews, tour reports and travel logs, t-shirts, and memorabilia documenting the performances, operation, management, and sound recording production of the Midwest indie rock bands Poster Children and Salaryman, and the operation and management of 12 Inch Records between 1986 and 2009. Highlights include a copy of co-founder Rose Marshack's online tour diary, early interactive CD's, and Poster Children's 1992 Warner Brothers recording contract, that marks the growing success of a midwest indie band.

Biographical Note

The band Poster Children was formed in 1987 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign when Rick Valentin (guitar) and Rose Marshack (bass) met Shannon Drew (drums). Over the next seventeen years the band, under the leadership of Valentin and Marshack, produced eleven different studio recordings of alternative rock, indie rock, punk rock, and post-hardcore rock music including Toreador Squat (1988), Flower Plower (1989), Daisychain Reaction (1991), Tool of the Man (1993), Junior Citizen (1995), RTFM (1997), New World Record (1999), DDD (2000), and No More Songs About Sleep and Fire (2004). The band's "do it yourself" work ethic was reflected in its members' wish to drive their own tour bus, create their own artwork and t-shirt designs, and operate their own record label, 12 Inch Records (also given on some releases as Twelve Inch Records). The band also pioneered the development of several new forms of electronic performance art including enhanced CDs, webcasts, and social-networking blogs, before these technologies were adopted by commericial sound recording companies. In addition, Poster Children also toured internationally in Europe in 1996 to the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Denmark. Beginning in the late 1990s Rick and Jim Valentin, Rose Marshack, and Howie Kantoff joined forces to form the band, Salaryman, and released the first of three studio recordings, Salaryman, in 1997, Karoshi (1999), and The Electric Forest (2006). The CD Future Form of Intelligence (2008) was incorrectly attributed to Salaryman by the website allmusic.com .

Subject/Index Terms

Champaign, Illinois
Compositions-Music
Concert tours
Kantoff, Howie
Marshack, Rose
Music - United States
Music business
Popular Music--Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
Rock Music
Rock musicians United States
University of Illinois
Valentin, Jim
Valentin, Rick

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Rick Valentin and Rose Marshack

Acquisition Method: Gift

Appraisal Information:

Six items in series 1.4: "T-shirts and Backstage Passes" are indicated as being in "poor condition" and are classified as such because they have stains and/or holes. The items labeled as "poor condition" are as follows:

2014.2620193.02, 2014.2620193.06, 2014.2620193.12, 2014.2620193.18, 2014.2620193.20, 2014.2620193.23

Related Materials: For more information please see http://www.posterchildren.com/.


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Series 3: Administrative Records, 1987-2007Add to your cart.
Series 3 consists of administrative and financial records documenting the business activities of Poster Children from 1987 to 2007 as well as the business activities of Salaryman from 1997 to 2003 and of the 12 Inch Records label from 1992 to 2006.  The administrative records include recording contracts and other agreements; booking agent tour schedules; and correspondence. The financial documents include royalty, bank, and credit card statements; financial statements and tax returns; expenses (such as receipts and invoices paid) and income records (such as check stubs for concerts, concert venue payout calculations); and correspondence.  The records are arranged alphabetically by document type and then chronologically. One document of note in this series is the 1992 Warner Brothers recording contract that marks the growing commercial success of a midwest indie band.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Credit Card Statements, 1997-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Credit Card Statements, 2003-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Poster Children: Bank Statements, 2001-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Poster Children: Booking Agency Tour Schedules, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Poster Children: Booking Agency Tour Schedules, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Poster Children: Booking Agency Tour Schedules, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Poster Children: Booking Agency Tour Schedules, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Poster Children: Booking Agency Tour Schedules, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Poster Children: Booking Agency Tour Schedules, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Poster Children: Booking Agency Tour Schedules, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Poster Children: Booking Agency Tour Schedules, 1997Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Poster Children: Booking Agency Tour Schedules, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Poster Children: Booking Agency Tour Schedules, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Poster Children: Booking Agency Tour Schedules, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Poster Children: Contracts & Agreements, 1989-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Poster Children: Contracts - Recording, 1992-1998Add to your cart.
Includes recording contracts with Warner Brothers/Sire Ventures, Inc., 1992; spinART Records, Inc., 1998
Folder 6: Poster Children: Correspondence, 1988-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Poster Children: Correspondence, 2000-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Poster Children: Expenses, 1989-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Poster Children: Expenses, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Poster Children: Expenses, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Poster Children: Expenses, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Poster Children: Expenses, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Poster Children: Expenses, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Poster Children: Expenses, 2004-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Poster Children: Expenses, 2006-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Poster Children: Expenses - DVD Production, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Poster Children: Financial Statements & General Ledgers, 1995-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Poster Children: Financial Statements & General Ledgers, 2002-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Poster Children: Income, 1990-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Poster Children: Income, 2000-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Poster Children: Income, 2004-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Poster Children: Royalty Statements, 1991-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Poster Children: RTFM Album Production Budget & Expenses, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Poster Children: Tax Related Correspondence & Forms, 1992-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Poster Children: Tax Returns, 1996-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Poster Children: Tour Schedule Notes, 1987-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Salaryman: Booking Agency Tour Schedules, 1997-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Salaryman: Contracts & Agreements, 1997-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Salaryman: Correspondence, 1997-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Salaryman: Income & Expenses, 1997-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Salaryman: Roadbooks, 1997-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Salaryman: Royalty Statements, 1997-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 33: 12 Inch Records: Contracts & Agreements, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 34: 12 Inch Records: Financial Statements & Tax Returns, 1998-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 35: 12 Inch Records: Income & Expenses, 1993-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 36: 12 Inch Records: Royalty Statements - Poster Children & Salaryman, 2004-2006Add to your cart.

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