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Fred Crane Collection

Identifier: MsC0961

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Scope and Contents

The Fred Crane Collection is a collection of 10 inch and 12 inch 78 rpm phonograph records released by regional record labels in the Midwest region of the United States. These recordings range in date from the early- to mid- 20th century. A wide range of recording acts are represented in this collection, including popular, country, blues, gospel, and early jazz bands.


  • Creation: 1903-1940


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. This collection is stored at an offsite location. When requesting materials, please allow two business days for items to arrive at the Special Collections reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


17.00 Linear Feet

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Method of Acquisition

Gift of Fred Crane.

Kathryn Hodson
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)