University of California, Los Angeles - Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection consists of predominantly sound recordings, containing approx. 2,370 LP disks of music, mostly American dance music from the 1970s and 1980s, plus popular music, Broadway original cast albums, and movie soundtracks
Getty Research Institute
In this humorous and affectionate look at the role disco has played in the formation of gay male identity, John Di Stefano playfully combines semiotics with disco music classics and excerpts from Hollywood movies
New York Public Library
Presents modern dance movement set to disco music
Chicago History Museum
Materials written and collected by Sprague, a Chicago historian of gay culture, including his correspondence, copies of articles written by him, lecture notes and syllabi for courses he taught for the Chicago Gay and Lesbian History Project (initially called the Lavender University), notes to his slide lectures on homosexuality in history, and sound recordings of conferences, interviews, and disco music. Also present are topical files containing photocopied articles and book chapters pertaining to homosexuality, which Sprague assembled for his research, and slides of published images and other materials used by Sprague to illustrate lectures that he presented (although the slides are not numbered to correlate to particular points in the lectures)
Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of American History
An extensive collection of advertisements, club cards, ephemera, and invitations publicizing venues and events at entertainment clubs and venues in New York City, New York, New Jersey, and Florida. The materials make use of a variety of graphic arts styles.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
The Marlena Shaw Music Scores collection (approximately 1960-2005) is comprised solely of undated music scores. The music charts are her own and unique to her style of singing. A list of her singles and albums is included
New York Public Library
The original members of The Richie Family talk to Mewborn about the birth and success of their girl vocal group, creation of a Frenchman Jacques Morali. They discuss the path to stardom for black artists, popularity of disco music, and other issues related to their profession
New York Public Library
Final music tape: [Excerpt of unidentifed Salsa instrumental music] (0:47) ; Gregorian chant [Qui sedes, Domine, super Cherubim (Gradual for Advent III)] (0:57) ; [Voice over] (1:13) -- [No title]: Gregorian chant [Spiritus Domini replevit orbem terrarum (Introit for Pentecost)] (2:54) ; Gregorian chant [Alleluia. Veni Sancte Spiritus (Alleluia for Pentecost)] (2:05) -- Ballet music: [Instrumental 1] (8:59) ; Fragment (0:11) ; Unidentified selection (low audio) (3:13) -- Tropical knights [disco music] (6:19)
New York Public Library
In this telephone interview between Mewborn (NYC), who is writing an article on disco music performed by female vocal trios, and Reeves (LA), the former lead singer of Detroit label Motown's "Martha and the Vandellas" talks about her schooldays when she sang in a choir, her secretarial job at Motown, her religious background, her desire to sing spiritual material, and how the company and the band together rose to popularity. She speaks with affection about Berry Gordy, the CEO of Motown, discusses musical advantages of vocal trios and analyzes other female trios. She remembers Motown family-like atmosphere and explains the reasons for leaving the company