Series 3
Biographical materials
Boxes 11-14

Scope and Content Note

The series contains biographical materials generally collected by Spivey's husbund Len Kunstadt. The first grouping contains notes taken on Spivey's life organized around particular periods. Kunstadt's notes depict events in Spivey's life from 1906-1969. The second grouping contains subject files on people and places. His methodical collections of newspaper citations relating to Spivey are also included in this series.

Arrangement Note

Biographical notes are arranged in chronological order, biographical subject files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Biographical Notes
Box Folder Content
11 1 Typewritten, 1906-1926 (Youth)
11 2 Holograph, 1906-1926
11 3 Typewritten, 1926-1927 (Black Snake Blues)
11 4 Holograph, 1926-1927
11 5 Typewritten, 1927-1928 (Moving to New York)
11 6 Holograph, 1927-1928
11 7 Typewritten, 1928-1929 ( Hallelujah!)
11 8 Holograph, 1928-1929
11 9 Typewritten, 1929-1930 (After Hallelujah!)
11 10 Holograph, 1929-1930
11 11 Typewritten, 1931 (with Hunter's Serenaders)
11 12 Holograph, 1931
11 13 Typewritten, 1931-1932 (Victoria Spivey Organizes Show)
11 14 Holograph, 1931-1932
11 15 Typewritten, 1933 (with Dallas Tan Town Topics)
11 16 Holograph, 1933
11 17 Typewritten, 1933-1935 (Tulsa, OK)
11 18 Typewritten, 1936-1941 (Billy Adams and Hellzapoppin')
11 19 Holograph, 1936-1941
11 20 Typewritten, 1941-1950 (During the War)
11 21 Holograph, 1941-1950
11 22 Typewritten, 1950-1960 (Semi-Retirement)
11 23 Holograph, 1950-1960
11 24 Holograph, 1960-1969 (Spivey Records)
11 25 Typewritten, General
11 26 Holograph, General
11 27 Newspaper Notes, Biographical
Biographical Subject Files
12 1 Adams, Billy
12 2 Alabama Blossom
12 3 Alix, Mac
12 4 Allen, Jap
12 5 American Folk-Blues Festival
12 6 Bible Assignments
12 7 Bitter End
12 8 Black Eagles
12 9 Bloom, Ruby
12 10 Blue Belle
12 11 Booze, Bea
12 12 Brown, Ada
12 13 Brown, Olive
12 14 Bumble Bee Slim
12 15 Cafe Au Go Go
12 16 Cannon, Gus
12 17 Caston, Bobbe
12 18 Central Plaza
12 19 Colonial Inn
12 20 Cooper, Ralph
12 21 Crystal, Jack
12 22 Cousin Joe
12 23 Cumberland, Sarah
12 24 Dancer, Jenny
12 25 Davison, Wild Bill
12 26 Detroit, MI
12 27 Dial, Harry
12 28 Dixon, Big Willie
12 29 Duke Ellington Jazz Society
12 30 Durham, Eddie
12 31 Dylan, Bob
12 32 Eady, James Eugene
12 33 Edwards, Bernice
12 34 Ellison, Pauline
12 35 Floyd, Reuben
12 36 Friedman, George Alexander
12 37 Gerdes Folk City
12 38 Glaser, Joe
12 39 Gooden, Sally
12 40 Grand Terrace
12 41 Hawkshaw, Julius
12 42 Hegamin, Lucille
12 43 Henderson, Bertha
13 1 Hines, Miss
13 2 Hogg, Smokey
13 3 House, Son
13 4 Hunter's Serenaders
13 5 Institute of Jazz Studies
13 6 Jackson, Willie
13 7 "Jammed," TV Show
13 8 Jazz: A History of the New York Scene
13 9 Jessye, Eva
13 10 Johnson, James P.
13 11 Johnson, Lonnie
13 12 Kirk, Andy
13 13 Lists of Names
13 14 Logan, Tex
13 15 Louisiana Costume Ball
13 16 Mack, Mary
13 17 McClennon, George
13 18 McGinty, Artie Belle
13 19 Meers, Paul and Thelma
13 20 Melrose, Lester
13 21 Metcalf, Louis
13 22 Miles, Lizzie
13 23 Moberly, MO
13 24 Monarch, Jan and Powell, Jimmy
13 25 Moore, Ella "Chinch"
13 26 Newport Music Festival
13 27 Newspaper Notes
13 28 Notebooks, Miscellaneous
13 29 Palmer, Olive
13 30 Performances: Evening with the Blues
13 31 Perkins, Red
13 32 Perry, Kathryn
13 33 Philadelphia Music Festivals
14 1 Purple Manor
14 2 Red Henry
14 3 Remnight, Sammy
14 4 Rhythm and Blues
14 5 Rotter (Henderson), Alma
14 6 Russell, George
14 7 Samples, Arthur Lee
14 8 Sheer, Anita
14 9 Smith, Bessie
14 10 Smith, Mamie
14 11 Snowden, Carolyn
14 12 Spann, Otis
14 13 Spivey Family
14 14 Straight, Charles
14 15 Sweet Chariot
14 16 Sweet Peas
14 17 Sykes, Roosevelt
14 18 Tatum, Art
14 19 Theology Notes by Brother Haynes
14 20 Village Gate
14 21 Wallace, Sippie
14 22 Walters, Lorraine
14 23 Waters, Muddy
14 24 Wettling, George
14 25 Wiggins, Jack
14 26 Williams, Fess
14 27 Williams, Joe
14 28 X-Glamour Girls
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