Bill Schurk Research Files

Identifier: MUSIC-061

Collection Overview

Scope and Contents

Research materials collected by Bill Schurk, former sound archivist, for class and conference presentations as well as publications. Materials mainly consist of lists of songs on particular topics, as well as research by other popular culture scholars on those topics. In addition there is a substantial documentation related to Schurk's numerical catalog of Ode Records, including a copy of the catalog, copies of release noticies and disc labels, and news articles related to Ode Records. Most recordings mentioned in the files are in the general recordings collection of the Bill Schurk Sound Archives.


  • Majority of material found within 1967 - 2016


2 Boxes


Biographical / Historical

Bill Schurk is a record collector and librarian who helped build the Bill Schurk Sound Archives at Bowling Green State University. A BGSU alum, Schurk founded the sound archives in 1967 and served as the sound archivist until his retirement in 2016.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers using this collection assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright, and are responsible for securing permissions necessary for publication or reproduction.

Language of Materials



Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Separated Materials

Materials related to purchases and operation of the music library and sound archive have been placed in the Head Librarian's files and/or University Archives, as appropriate.

Related Materials

Identification of item, date (if known); Bill Schurk Research Files, MUSIC 060, box number, folder number' Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives, University Libraries, Bowling Green State University.


Guide to the Bill Schurk Research Files
David R. Lewis
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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