Periscope Records, 1993-2014
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Brief Description: Consists of office records, transcriptions, sound recordings, and publications documenting the operations of the Periscope Records music retailer and record label, including editorial files and published issues of the Scope newsletter and the Octopus weekly tabloid newsaper. Of particular interest are recordings and transcriptions of interviews conducted by Marci Dodds for publication in Scope and the Octopus, with interviewees including Belle & Sebastian, Frank Black, Solomon Burke, the Eels, Absinthe Blind, Fu Manchu, the Reverend Horton Heat, Jonathan Pines, Iggy Pop, Smokey Robinson, Todd Rundgren, Matt Talbot, and Dave Wyndorf.
Held at:
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
236 Harding Band Building
1103 South 6th Street
Champaign, IL 61820 6223
Phone: 217-244-93093
Fax: 217-244-8695
Email: schwrtzs [at]
Record Series Number: 12/9/141
Volume: 3.5 cubic feet
Acquired: 03/00/2015. 3/31/2016

Organized in three series: Series 1, Marci Dodds Professional Papers, 1996-2010; Series 2, Scope Publication Files, 1993-1998; and Series 3, Periscope Business Records, 1990-1997, which has three subseries: Subseries 1, Administrative Materials; Subseries 2, Photographs; and Subseries 3, Sound Recordings.

Subject Files in Series 1 are arranged alphabetically. Floppy disks in Series 2 are arranged by type of material, and chronologically thereunder. Series 3 is arranged chronologically within subseries. All other materials, including the sound recordings in Series 1, are arranged chronologically.

Subject Index
Band Musicians
Business Records
Champaign, Illinois
Music -- Illinois - Business and Industry
Music business
Music stores
Popular Music--Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
Rock musicians United States
Genres/Forms of Material
Sound Recordings
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Marci Dodds and Jon Sokolski  donation