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The Wouter Keesing Collection on Fats Domino

Abstract

Title:
The Wouter Keesing Collection on Fats Domino
Author/Creator:
Keesing, Wouter (Fats Domino)
Collection number:
97-33-MusLib
Size:
9.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1953-1971, 1990-2000
Inclusive dates:
1952-2000
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

The Hugo Keesing Collection of Popular Music and Culture consists of books, serials, recordings, sheet music, clippings, and memorabilia related to 20th century American popular music, in particular rock 'n' roll. Collected by Hugo A. Keesing, a professor at the University of Maryland and a popular culture scholar, with his brother Wouter Keesing, the bulk of the collection covers the period from the 1950s through the 1990s. The Collection has been separated into five record groups. This record group includes magazines, books, newspaper clippings, realia, and ephemera relating to Fats Domino, as well as research materials of Wouter Keesing.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

The Wouter Keesing Collection on Fats Domino, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/4608
Publication rights:

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

This series is dedicated to the collecting of Wouter Keesing. The older brother of Hugo Keesing had a comprehensive collection devoted to musical topics such as New Orleans, Jazz, and R & B, particularly pianist and singer-songwriter Fats Domino (February 9, 1928 - present).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Hugo Keesing Collection on Popular Music and Culture has been separated into five record groups. This record group includes realia, ephemera, recordings, magazines, books, newspaper clippings, and person/tour material on Fats Domino, as well as New Orleans, Jazz and R&B, and the research materials of Wouter Keesing.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of Hugo Keesing received in shipments beginning in September 1996, and is ongoing (as of 2009).

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Mary Crauderueff, October 2008.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Mary Crauderueff, February 2009.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Fats Domino, 1957-1965, 1986-1995, undated (1.50 linear feet)

This series includes realia, ephemera, magazines and clippings, recordings, and material from tours/ personal of Fats Domino. Materials are arranged by type.

Subseries 1.1: Realia, undated (4 items)

This subseries includes t-shirts, LP covers, and other items.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
7-inch LP covers, undatedseries 1.1box 1folder 1
Tee-shirt, undatedseries 1.1box 1folder 2
Tee-shirt, undatedseries 1.1box 1folder 3
Tee-shirt, undatedseries 1.1box 1folder 4

Subseries 1.2: Ephemera, undated (24 items)

This subseries includes postcards and other memorabilia.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
14 postcards, undatedseries 1.2box 1folder 5
10 Jukebox tabs, 1957series 1.2box 1folder 6

Subseries 1.3: Clippings, undated (3 items)

This subseries includes clippings about Fats Domino.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
3 newspaper clippings, undatedseries 1.3box 1folder 7

Subseries 1.4: Magazines, undated (2 items)

This subseries includes periodicals regarding Fats Domino.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
The Blue Collection Catalog (devoted to Fats Domino), undatedseries 1.4box 1folder 8
Fats Domino: A Man and His Music, undatedseries 1.4box 1folder 9

Subseries 1.5: Recordings, 1987-1995 (1.00 lienar feet)

This subseries includes compact disc recordings, as well as other recordings.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Compact Disc cardboard container: New Orleans Party Classics, 1992series 1.5box 2folder 1
Compact Disc cardboard container: My Blue Heaven - The Best of Fats Domino, 1990series 1.5box 2folder 2
Compact Disc cardboard container: When I'm Walking, undatedseries 1.5box 2folder 3
Compact Disc cardboard container: The Best of Fats Domino, 1987series 1.5box 2folder 4
Compact Disc Box Set: Antoine "Fats" Domino- "They Call me the Fat Man..." The Legendary Imperial Recordings 1949-1962, 1991series 1.5box 2folder 5
Compact Disc Box Set: Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew: Dave Bartholomew Plays with Fats Domino, 1992series 1.5box 2folder 6
VHS: Fats Domino Live, 1989series 1.5box 2folder 7
2 Compact Discs: Aladdin: The Aladdin Records Story, 1994series 1.5box 2folder 8
Compact Disc: An evening with Fats Domino, 1995series 1.5box 2folder 9
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Rockin' With Fats, 1992series 1.5box 2folder 10
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Hits Greatest Hits, 1986series 1.5box 2folder 11
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Live in Concert, 1987series 1.5box 2folder 12
Compact Disc: "Best of" Series Presents: Fats Domino, 1994series 1.5box 2folder 13
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Blueberry Hill 20 Greatest Hits, undatedseries 1.5box 2folder 14
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: 18 Hits, 1987series 1.5box 2folder 15
Compact Disc: The Masters of Pop Music "Fats Domino", 1988series 1.5box 2folder 16
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Here Comes Fats Domino, 1992series 1.5box 2folder 17
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Kings of Beat 3, 1991series 1.5box 2folder 18
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: When I'm Walking, undatedseries 1.5box 2folder 19
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals, 1990series 1.5box 2folder 20
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 2, 1990series 1.5box 2folder 21
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 3, 1991series 1.5box 2folder 22
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 4, 1992series 1.5box 2folder 23
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 5, 1992series 1.5box 2folder 24
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 6, 1993series 1.5box 2folder 25
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 7, 1993series 1.5box 2folder 26
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 8, 1993series 1.5box 2folder 27
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 9, 1994series 1.5box 2folder 28
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 10, 1995series 1.5box 2folder 29
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 11, 1995series 1.5box 2folder 30
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Originals Volume 12, 1994series 1.5box 2folder 31
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: It's Not Over Till the Fat Man Sings, 1990series 1.5box 2folder 32
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Antoine "Fats" Domino, 1989series 1.5box 2folder 33
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Greatest hits, 1995series 1.5box 2folder 34
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Best of Fats Domino, 1988series 1.5box 2folder 35
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Best of Fats Domino, 1987series 1.5box 2folder 36
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Fats Domino in Concert, 1965series 1.5box 2folder 37
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: "They Call me the Fat Man...", 1991series 1.5box 2folder 38
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Whole Lotta Loving, 1989series 1.5box 2folder 39
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Best of Fats Domino, 1990series 1.5box 2folder 40
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Hits and Other Favorites 30 Great Tracks, 1990series 1.5box 2folder 41
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The EP Collection, 1994series 1.5box 2folder 42
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: The Golden Hits of Fats Domino, 1990series 1.5box 2folder 43
Compact Disc: My Blue Heaven - The Best of Fats Domino (Volume One), 1990series 1.5box 2folder 44
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Be My Guest, 1992series 1.5box 2folder 45
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Whiskey Heaven (The 'Reprise' Story), 1993series 1.5box 2folder 46
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: 28 Great Songs, 1993series 1.5box 2folder 47
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: My Blue Heaven, undatedseries 1.5box 2folder 48
Compact Disc: Fats Domino: Classic Hits Collection, Eric CD4, undatedseries 1.5box 2folder 49
8-track Cassette Tape: Fats Domino, undatedseries 1.5box 2folder 50
Cassette Single: Blueberry Hill/Bo Weevil, undatedseries 1.5box 2folder 51
Cassette Single: Ain't that a Shame/ Goin' Home, undatedseries 1.5box 2folder 52

Series 2: Magazines, 1978-1996 (3.00 linear feet)

This series includes magazines related to jazz, New Orleans, and other topics of Wouter Keesing's research. This series also includes Rockhouse NewsFlash, many of which have marginalia.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Atomic Beat Music Catalog (2 copies), 1994-1995 series 2box 4folder 1
Best of Blues & Gospel, 1993 series 2box 4folder 2
Blue Suede News (12 copies), February 1986 - September 1987 series 2box 4folder 3
Blues & Rhythm: The Gospel Truth(56 copies), May 1986 - November 1992 series 2box 4folder 4
Blues & Rhythm (6 copies), May 1993 - November 1993 series 2box 4folder 5
Blues & Rhythm: The Gospel Truth (26 copies), January 1993 - February 1996 series 2box 4folder 6
Blues & Rhythm Magazine Index Issues 1 to 80 (1 copy), undated series 2box 4folder 7
Down Home Music, Inc. (4 unidentifiable copies of Down Home Music, Inc) (27 copies), January/February 1987, January/February 1988-November/December 1991 series 2box 4folder 8
From Out of the Past: Doo-Wop Newsletter Vol.1, no.2 series 2box 4folder 9
Roots & Rhythm (4 copies), January/February 1992-November/December 1992 series 2box 4folder 10
Root & Rhythm Catalog (15 copies), January/February 1993 - July/August 1996 series 2box 4folder 11
Whiskey, Women.... (11 copies), May 1975 - Fall 1989 series 2box 4folder 12
First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues - Volume 8: 1958. Milford, N.H.: Big Nickel Publications, 1995. (Paperback), 1995 series 2box 5folder 1
First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues - Volume 7: 1957. Milford, N.H.: Big Nickel Publications, 1993. (Paperback), 1993 series 2box 5folder 2
First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues - Volume 6: 1956. Milford, N.H.: Big Nickel Publications, 1991. (Paperback), 1991 series 2box 5folder 3
First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues - Volume 5: 1955. Milford, N.H.: Big Nickel Publications, 1990. (Paperback), 1990 series 2box 5folder 4
First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues - Volume 4: 1954. Milford, N.H.: Big Nickel Publications, 1990. (Paperback), 1990 series 2box 5folder 5
First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues - Volume 3: 1953. Milford, N.H.: Big Nickel Publications, 1989. (Paperback), 1989 series 2box 5folder 6
First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues - Volume 2: 1952. Milford, N.H.: Big Nickel Publications, 1992. (Paperback), 1992 series 2box 5folder 7
First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues - Volume 1: 1951. Milford, N.H.: Big Nickel Publications, 1991. (Paperback), 1991 series 2box 5folder 8
Juke Blues (2 copies), Spring 1994-Summer 1994 series 2box 5folder 9
Record Collector (2 copies), December 1993, May 1994 series 2box 5folder 10
Rock & Roll Disc (50 copies), June 1987, August/September 1987-October/November 1988, January 1989-May 1992 series 2box 5folder 11
Rockhouse News Flash! (53 copies), December/January 1989-May/June 1995, September 1995-April/May 1996 series 2box 5folder 12
Wavelength: New Orleans Music Magazine, 1980-1988 series 2box 5folder 13
Career Quest, Gambit: New Orleans' Free Weekly Newspaper, Midnight Vinyl & CD's Catalog, Offbeat May 1996, 1987, 1996, undated series 2box 5folder 14
The Golden Age Numbers. 1-55, 57, 1986-1995 series 2box 6folder 1
Down Home Music Newsletter Numbers. 1-66, 1978-87 series 2box 6folder 2
The Record Roundup Numbers. 11-44, 1979-85 series 2box 6folder 3
Record Exchanger Volumes 1-4 (Index), undated series 2box 6folder 4

Series 3: Research, 1952-1958. 1970-1996, undated (4.50 linear feet)

This series includes research material of Wouter Keesing. It also includes posters, record indexes, and other personal materials collected about Fats Domino, Jazz, Blues, and music from New Orleans.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Poster: Fats Domino March 20, undated series 3box 1folder 10
Record index for: Fats Domino, Sugar Pie & Pee Wee, Huey Smith, Shirley & Lee, Professor Longhair, Bobby Mitchell, Bobby Marchan, Smiley Lewis, and Bobby Charles, undated series 3box 1folder 11
Fats-Imp. Folder: Contents include biographical data, discographies, articles, etc., undated series 3box 1folder 12
Fats Domino Fan Club card, 1958-1960 (member: Joost Keesing), undated series 3box 1folder 13
Fats Domino "Hit Stars" Picture Card Series, undated, undated series 3box 1folder 14
I'm Walkin' Ik Slenter... 8x11 poster, undated series 3box 1folder 15
What's the Reason (I'm not Pleasin' you) 8x11 poster, undated series 3box 1folder 16
Wouter Keesing Research Notes, undated series 3box 1folder 17
Small release posters, lyrics books, etc., undated series 3box 1folder 18
Photograph, undated series 3box 1folder 19
Slide of a Fats Domino Poster, undated series 3box 1folder 20
Hit Stars Topps Picture Card Series #50, undated series 3box 1folder 21
4 copies of picture card (back is in German), undated series 3box 1folder 22
3 photos (approx. 7x9), undated series 3box 1folder 23
Personal/ Records and Related, 1970-1977 series 3box 3folder 1
Personal/ Records and Related, 1978-1979 series 3box 3folder 2
Personal/ Records and Related, 1980-1981 series 3box 3folder 3
Records and Related, 1982-1983 series 3box 3folder 4
Records and Related, 1984-1985 series 3box 3folder 5
Records and Related, 1986-1987 series 3box 3folder 6
Records and Related, 1988-1989 series 3box 3folder 7
Records and Related, 1990-1991 series 3box 3folder 8
Records and Related, 1992-1993 series 3box 3folder 9
Records and Related, 1994-1995 series 3box 3folder 10
Fats Domino - Clippings, 1957, 1989-1996 series 3box 7folder 1
Fats Domino - Clippings (2), 1970, 1978-1993, undated series 3box 7folder 2
New Orleans R & B Discography - Originals, undated series 3box 7folder 3
Imperial "5000" Discography - Ribbons & Old Versions, etc., undated series 3box 7folder 4
LP/ CD Liners and Sleeves, photocopies, undated series 3box 7folder 5
Fats Domino Discography: Notes on Edits, Overdubs and Alternates, undated series 3box 7folder 6
Fats Domino Discography: Miscellaneous Notes, undated series 3box 7folder 7
Fats Domino Discography: Miscellaneous Notes (2), 1952-1958, 1993 series 3box 7folder 8
Fats Domino Discography: Correspondence, 1993-1994 series 3box 7folder 9
Fats Domino Discography: Illustrative Material sent to Bear Family, 1993 series 3box 7folder 10
Fats Domino: Bear Family Discographies and Annotations (final), 1991-1993 series 3box 7folder 11
Fats Domino: Bear Family Discographies and Annotations (draft), 1991-1993 series 3box 7folder 12
Fats Domino: Bear Family Discographies and Annotations Miscellaneous, 1991-1993 series 3box 7folder 13
Fats Domino: Bear Family Discographies and Annotations Miscellaneous (2), undated series 3box 7folder 14
Fats Domino: Articles and Record Reviews, 1992-1994 series 3box 7folder 15
Miscellaneous Records, includes autograph by Hank Ballard (undated), 1989-1994, undated series 3box 7folder 16
New Orleans R & B Discographies, 1983-1984, undated series 3box 7folder 17
New Orleans R & B Correspondence, 1981-1990 series 3box 7folder 18
Imperial "5000" Discographies - Source Materials, 1982-1983, undated series 3box 7folder 19
Fats Domino - Miscellaneous Discography, 1991, undated series 3box 7folder 20
Fats Domino - Dutch Discographies, undated series 3box 7folder 21
Label Discographies - New Orleans Recordings, 1982-1985, 1990-1994 series 3box 7folder 22
New Orleans Artists - Obituaries, 1980, 1987-1992 series 3box 7folder 23
New Orleans R & B - Artists/ Labels Biographies, 1978-1983, 1987-1993 series 3box 7folder 24
New Orleans R & B - Artists/ Labels Biographies (2), 1975-1988 series 3box 7folder 25
Fats Domino - Discography, 1970-1985, 1990 series 3box 8folder 1
Fats Domino - Discography - Lust Ribbon Copy, 1971, 1976 series 3box 8folder 2
Fats Domino - Discography Materials - Label copies, etc., undated series 3box 8folder 3
Fats Domino - Discography - Superseded Editions, 1971, 1976, undated series 3box 8folder 4
Fats Domino - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1978-1996 series 3box 8folder 5
Fats Domino/ Imperial Records - Clippings, etc., 1970-1985, undated series 3box 8folder 6
Musicians who played with Fats Domino, 1980-1994 series 3box 8folder 7
Smiley Lewis, Dave Bartholomew, etc. - Miscellaneous, 1979-1989 series 3box 8folder 8
Smiley Lewis, Dave Bartholomew, etc. - Miscellaneous (2), 1978-1993 series 3box 8folder 9
Smiley Lewis, Dave Bartholomew, etc. - Miscellaneous (3), 1981-1995 series 3box 8folder 10
Smiley Lewis, Dave Bartholomew, etc. - Discography, 1982-1994 series 3box 8folder 11
From Binder "New Orleans R & B Discographies)": Contact Information, undated series 3box 8folder 12
From Binder "New Orleans R & B Discographies)": A-D, undated series 3box 8folder 13
From Binder "New Orleans R & B Discographies)": E-I, undated series 3box 8folder 14
From Binder "New Orleans R & B Discographies)":J-N, undated series 3box 8folder 15
From Binder "New Orleans R & B Discographies)": O-S, undated series 3box 8folder 16
From Binder "New Orleans R & B Discographies)":T-Z, undated series 3box 8folder 17
From Binder "New Orleans R & B Discographies)": Compilations, undated series 3box 8folder 18
From Binder "New Orleans R & B Discographies)": Labels, misc., undated series 3box 8folder 19
Records and Related, 1988, 1998 series 3box 8folder 20
Records and Related (2), 1997 series 3box 8folder 21
Records and Related (3), 1997 series 3box 8folder 22
Records and Related (4), 1997 series 3box 8folder 23
Records and Related (5), 1994-1996 series 3box 8folder 24
Top 40 Lists, 1956-1961 series 3box 8folder 25
Discographies of Fats Domino: Orange Binder - Domino Covers, undated series 3box 9folder 1
Discographies of Fats Domino - Red Binder: Broven, undated series 3box 9folder 2
Discographies of Fats Domino - Red Binder: Hite, undated series 3box 9folder 3
Discographies of Fats Domino - Red Binder: Jepsen, undated series 3box 9folder 4
Discographies of Fats Domino - Red Binder: Kolanjian, undated series 3box 9folder 5
Discographies of Fats Domino - Red Binder: The Golden Age, 1986 series 3box 9folder 6
Discographies of Fats Domino - Red Binder: Leadbetter, undated series 3box 9folder 7
Discographies of Fats Domino - Red Binder: Preston, undated series 3box 9folder 8
Discographies of Fats Domino - Red Binder: Ruppli, 1991 series 3box 9folder 9
Discographies of Fats Domino - Red Binder: Suzuki, undated series 3box 9folder 10
Discographies of Fats Domino - Red Binder: Coleman, 1991 series 3box 9folder 11
Discographies of Fats Domino - Black Binder: Label Copies, 1966-1978 series 3box 9folder 12
Discographies of Fats Domino - Black Binder: Copies, undated series 3box 9folder 13
Discographies of Fats Domino - Black Binder: New Orleans R & B, undated series 3box 9folder 14
Discographies of Fats Domino - Black Binder: Assorted Discographies, undated series 3box 9folder 15
Discographies of Fats Domino - Black Binder: Handwritten notes, 1979, undated series 3box 9folder 16
Discographies of Fats Domino - Green Binder: Fats Domino Discography, 1950-197(?), 1976 series 3box 9folder 17
Discographies of Fats Domino - Green Binder: Domino CDs, undated series 3box 9folder 18
Research Notes: Richard Weitze, undated series 3box 9folder 19
Research Notes: Catalogs, 1978, 1993, undated series 3box 9folder 20
Research Notes: Untitled, 1993-1995 series 3box 9folder 21
Research Notes: Fats Domino Catalog Info, Miscellaneous, 1995, undated series 3box 9folder 22
Research Notes: Larry Williams - Catalog/ Discography, 1985-1995, undated series 3box 9folder 23
Research Notes: New Orleans R &B - Work to be Processed, 1992-1994, undated series 3box 9folder 24
Research Notes: New Orleans R &B - Work to be Processed (2), 1989-1992 series 3box 9folder 25
Research Notes: Loose Miscellaneous, 1994, undated series 3box 9folder 26
Research Notes: Wouter Keesing, 1996-1997 series 3box 9folder 27
Research Notes: Records and Related, 1996-1997 series 3box 9folder 28
Research Notes: Current Auctions/ Set Sales: Miscellaneous Notes, 1985-1993 series 3box 9folder 29
Research Notes: New Country, 1994-1996 series 3box 9folder 30
Research Notes: Discographies - Fat Domino, Vietnam War, Miscellaneous, 1991-1994, undated series 3box 9folder 31
Research Notes: Label Copies, undated series 3box 9folder 32
Research Notes: Steve Rodolfich, 1988-1990, undated series 3box 9folder 33
Research Notes: Miscellaneous, 1989, undated series 3box 9folder 34
Research Notes: Imperial "5000" Discography - Working Papers, Current Discography, 1991-1994, undated series 3box 9folder 35
Research Notes: Imperial "5000" Discography - Working Papers, 1987-1994, undated series 3box 9folder 36
Research Notes: The Best of Domino Fats, undated series 3box 9folder 37

Related Material

This collection has been separated into five record groups. Three of these groups are materials of artists: Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and The Beatles. One record group, Wouter Keesing, includes the research of Wouter Keesing, as well as material on Fats Domino, New Orleans, and Jazz/ R&B. The last record group is On Popular Music and Culture, materials that are not artist specific. The record groups contain specific material regarding the artists. This does not mean that there is no material of these artists in the rest of the collection - it is possible that in magazines and newspaper clippings there are related articles. What this does mean is that the collection does not have all of the material housed by type, but with the record group. This means that if a researcher is looking for all realia or ephemera, for example, they will need to look across the record groups to find all they are looking for. There are thousands of books from this collection that have been cataloged and are located in the Lowens Room using the prefix MKEESING. There are also thousands of LPs and records from this collection that will be cataloged.

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