A Finding Aid for the Don Halm Jazz Music Collection 1924-2000

Summary Information

Repository: Ferris State University Archives and Records Management Program

Creator: Halm, Donald8

Title: Don Halm Jazz Music Collection Collection

Identification: MSS-20

Dates: 1924-2000

Extent: 68 boxes

Language: English

Abstract:This collection contains material relating to jazz music, swing music, big band music and contemporary music including lp records, cds and some book material. Materials are arranged by physical format and by artist.

Biographical Note

This collection of popular music in the jazz/swing album era was compiled by Donald Halm during his lifetime.

Scope and Contents Note

This collection reflects the musical interests of the collector Don Halm who had a lifetime passion for jazz and record album collecting. It includes jazz and swing music, contemporary music and complete boxed sets of big band music from the 1920s through 2003. Records are organized by format and by artist name. Boxed sets are filed in a separate series, as they were collected by Mr. Halm. There are also CDs included as part of the collection.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged into series by format: 1. 33 LP Records, 2. 33 LP Boxed Sets. 3. 78 LP Records, 4. CDs. 5. Print Material. Within series, it is arranged alphabetically by artist and title.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Ferris State University Archives and Records Management Program.

Conditions Governing Access Note

The Don Halm Jazz Music Collection are open to all researchers in accordance with the University Archives and Records Management Program access policies. Copyright to the Woodbridge N. Ferris Collection is not held by Ferris State University. Copyright to materials found in the collection not authored by Ferris are held by the individual and his/her heirs. Any questions regarding copyright should be directed to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use Note

This collection is open for research. Materials may not be reproduced.

Preferred Citation Note

Footnotes and bibliographic references should use the following format:

[Item], Don Halm Jazz Music Collection Collection. Ferris State University Archives. Big Rapids, Michigan.

Acquisitions Note

This collection was donated as part of the estate of Donald Halm, Okemos, Michigan through his son Ted Halm, Big Rapids, Michigan in October 2013.

Processing Information Note

The Don Halm Jazz Music Collection was processed to the item level by Melinda Isler, Alex Costas and Angela Cool. A finding aid was prepared and converted to EAD 2.0, utilizing the Archivists Toolkit. A collection level MARC-format record was prepared and placed in the library online public access catalog. Description was based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2004).

Preferred Citation Note

Footnotes and bibliographic references should use the following format:

[Item], Don Halm Jazz Music Collection. Ferris State University Archives. Big Rapids, Michigan.

Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

None specified.

Separated Materials Note

None specified.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject Headings

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements Note

This collection consists 33 and 78 lp records; cds and paper based materials.

Collection Inventory

Series 1. 33 LP Records. 1924-1988. 33 boxes

Arrangement Note

This series is arranged alphabetically by artist. Single albums are are arranged alphabetically by author, then by title.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains a mixture of jazz, swing and musical artists.

Series 2. Boxed 33 LP sets. 1943-1987. 13 boxes

Arrangement Note

This series is arranged alphabetically by artist/genre, and by title.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains a mixture of artists and genres.

Series 3. 78 LP Records. 1924-1977. 10 boxes

Arrangement Note

This series is arranged alphabetically by artist and by title.

Scope and Contents Note

This series contains a mixture of classic jazz and swing music artists.

Series 4.CD collection. 1990-2003. 10 boxes

Arrangement Note

This series has been arranged alphabetically by artist and by title.

Scope and Contents Note

This series contains a mixture of sets of jazz artists.

Series 5. Printed Materials. 1942-1995.2 boxes

Arrangement Note

This series is arranged alphabetically by author and title.

Scope and Contents Note

This is a series of books relating to historical jazz and swing music collections.