Natalia M Belting Sound Recording Collection, 1902-1911
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Brief Description: Consists of fifty-two 2- and 4-minute Edison cylinders commercially produced recordings from the Edison Standard, Edison Gold Moulded, and Edison Amberol labels recorded ca. 1902 to 1911, and an Edison Standard Phonograph cylinder player, ca. 1905. Four general categories of recordings are represented: 1) Vaudevilles/Comic songs, 2) Orchestral music (to include solo vocal and instrumental selections with orchestral accompaniment), 3) Folk/Country and Old-Time Music, and 4) Band/Instrumental music. A collection of original casings for the cylinders has been retained although the case markings do not coincide with the contents of the cylinders which were housed therein.
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: 12/9/106
Created by: Belting, Natalia Maree (1915-1997)
Volume: 2.5 cubic feet
Acquired: 05/12/1992.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by title.
Biographical Note for Belting, Natalia Maree (1915-1997) : Natalia Maree Belting was born on July 11, 1915 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Her parents encouraged her to read, and she wrote her first book at age six. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1936, and went on to earn a master's degree and Ph.D. in American history (1940) from the same institution. She taught history at her alma mater from 1942 until her retirement. She became an associate professor in 1973, and retired as a full professor. She studied and wrote about the history of Native Americans and early French colonizers in Illinois. This research formed the basis of her first children's book, Pierre of Kaskaskia, as well as her third book, In Enemy Hands. Indy and Mr. Lincoln, and Verity Mullens and the Indian were also based on historical incidents. For the most part though, Belting adapted myths and folktales for young readers. Focusing on a single theme, such as "little people" (Elves and Ellefolk) or the sun (The Sun Is a Golden Earring), Belting usually included ten to twenty myths from around the world. In 1962, The Sun Is a Golden Earring, with illustrations by Bernarda Bryson, was a Caldecott Medal honor book. Throughout her adult life, Belting was active in community affairs, and preached occasionally at Presbyterian churches. As of 1996, she was a professor emerita and still living in Urbana, Illinois.
Subject Index
Folk music
Vaudeville songs -- United States
Genres/Forms of Material
Sound Recordings
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Natalia M. Belting  Gift
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Natalia M. Belting Papers, 1943-1997


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