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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Charles B. Anderson Fake Books Collection 1870-1998

© 2009 University of Chicago Library

Acknowledgments

The Charles B. Anderson Collection was processed and preserved as part of the "Uncovering New Chicago Archives Project," funded with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Anderson, Charles B. Fake Books. Collection

Dates:

1870-1998

Size:

2 linear feet (4 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Charles B. Anderson Fake Books Collection contains sets of master fake books and verse-chorus fake books, which are used as informal cues by performing musicians and as tools for learning.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Anderson, Charles B., Fake Books Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

The Charles B. Anderson Fake Books Collection contains a master fake book and verse-chorus fake book, which are used as informal cues by performing musicians and as tools for learning. There are indexes for both the master fake book and verse-chorus fake book. The song data book system created by Charles B. Anderson is a comprehensive master fake book and verse-chorus fake book that contain traditional jazz and popular music from 1870-1970. The 1920s are the central focus of the collection. The songs are written in concert pitch and contain melody with chords and lyrics.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Chicago Jazz Archive

Jazz Institute of Chicago. Records

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1    Folder 1

Master Fake Book, 1 and Index

Box 1    Folder 2

Master Fake Book, 1

Box 1    Folder 3

Master Fake Book, 2

Box 1    Folder 4

Master Fake Book, 3

Box 1    Folder 5

Master Fake Book, 3

Box 1    Folder 6

Master Fake Book, 4

Box 1    Folder 7

Master Fake Book, 4

Box 1    Folder 8

Master Fake Book, 5

Box 2   Folder 1

Master Fake Book, 5

Box 2   Folder 2

Master Fake Book, 6

Box 2   Folder 3

Master Fake Book, 7

Box 2   Folder 4

Master Fake Book, 8

Box 2   Folder 5

Master Fake Book, 9

Box 2   Folder 6

Master Fake Book, 10

Box 3   Folder 1

Master Fake Book, 11

Box 3   Folder 2

Master Fake Book, 12

Box 3   Folder 3

Master Fake Book, 13

Box 3   Folder 4

Master Fake Book, 14

Box 3   Folder 5

Master Fake Book, 14

Box 3   Folder 6

Master Fake Book, 15

Box 4   Folder 1

Master Fake Book, 16

Box 4   Folder 2

Master Fake Book, 17

Box 4   Folder 3

Master Fake Book, Supplement

Box 4   Folder 4

Verse-Chorus Fake Book, Vol. 1 and Index

Box 4   Folder 5

Verse-Chorus Fake Book, Vol. 2

Box 4   Folder 6

Verse-Chorus Fake Book, Vol. 3

Box 4   Folder 7

Verse-Chorus Fake Book, Vol. 4