Philip Lee Williams papers

Philip Lee Williams papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Williams, Philip Lee
Title: Philip Lee Williams papers
Dates: Bulk, 1970-2006
Dates: 1946, 1968-2012
Quantity: 29.25 Linear feet (33 boxes)
Coll. Number: ms3311

Biographical/Historical Note

Philip Lee Williams (b. 1950) was born in Athens, Georgia and raised in nearby Madison. He attended the University of Georgia and received his degree in journalism in 1972. That same year he married Linda Rowley and, in 1973, they founded Ataraxia, a literary magazine, which operated for three years. Williams' journalism career includes being news editor for The Clayton Tribune (1972); a copy editor for The Daily News, Athens, Ga. (1972-1974); associate editor, The Madisonian, Madison, Ga. (1974-1978); editor, The Athens Observer (1978-1985); and twenty-five years in various communication roles at the University of Georgia.

Williams has published eleven novels, three works of non-fiction, poetry, and essays. His first novel, The Heart of a Distant Forest, won the Townsend Prize in 1986. In 2007, He received a Governor's Award in the Humanities and he was inducted into the Georgia Writer's Hall of Fame in 2010. In addition to his literary work, Williams has composed eighteen symphonies and a full length opera.

For additional information see the New Georgia Encyclopedia article, "Philip Lee Williams", http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/arts-culture/philip-lee-williams-b-1950


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists primarily of notes, drafts, and manuscripts of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written by Philip Lee Williams. Personal and professional correspondence, including letters from publishers and fans, can be found in series one. The music series includes completed compositions, drafts, and notes, including copies of all of Williams' eighteen symphonies and opera.


Arrangement

This collection is organized into 6 series: correspondence, manuscripts, notes/notebooks, clippings/printed material, music, and calendars/schedules.


Index Terms

Authors, American--Georgia.
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Composers--Georgia.
Correspondence
Fiction.
Georgia--Fiction.
Manuscripts (document genre)
Poetry--Georgia.
Poetry.
Poets--Georgia.
Scores.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Fiction
University of Georgia. -- Faculty

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Philip Lee Williams papers, ms 3311. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

Though the collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies can be made available upon request. Availability is dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Correspondence, 1968-2012

2.5 Linear feet
BoxFolder
11-231968-2005
BoxFolder
21-52006-2012
6-7undated
8-11Heart of a Distant Forest scrapbooks
12-13Rejection letters
14Byron Herbert Reece Society
15Fan mail
16Aaron M. Priest Literary Agent, 1985-2000
17Rysher/Kevin Meyer, 1995-1997
18Peachtree Publishing
BoxFolder
31-2Peachtree Publishing
3Norton/Tom Wallace
4Bill Anderson
5Peter Lampack Agency
6Deborah Schneider
7Palmer and Dodge Agency
8Jim Moser
9Harvey Klinger
10Richard Zanuck
11Longstreet Press
12Bill Contardi
13Film correspondence
14Turtle Bay Books
15Hill Street Press
16Mary Hood
17Copyright certificates
 

2. Manuscripts

18.5 Linear feet



2.1 Fiction

BoxFolder
41Heart of a Distant Forest draft
2Heart of a Distant Forest draft, 1980
3Heart of a Distant Forest
4All the Western Stars manuscript, 1985
5-6All the Western Stars draft
7All the Western Stars author kit, 1988
8Slow Dance in Autumn proof, 1988
9Slow Dance in Autumn manuscript
10Slow Dance in Autumn first draft of opening
11Slow Dance in Autumn
12-14Slow Dance in Autumn manuscript
15Slow Dance in Autumn catalog copy
16The Song of Daniel unedited manuscript, 1988
17The Song of Daniel jacket design and press release plan
18The Song of Daniel jacket copy
BoxFolder
51-2The Song of Daniel proof, 1989
3The Song of Daniel draft
4The Song of Daniel draft [incomplete]
5Perfect Timing proof, 1991
6-7Perfect Timing draft
8-9Perfect Timing draft, 1989
10-11Perfect Timing draft
12Perfect Timing draft pages 1-5
13Perfect Timing marketing plan, 1991
14Perfect Timing
15-16Final Heat proof, 1991
BoxFolder
61Final Heat finished first draft, 1987
2Final Heat draft
3Final Heat proof [partial], 1991
4-5Final Heat proofs, 1991
6Final Heat master proof, 1991
7Final Heat
8Final Heat jacket cover
9-10Blue Crystal draft
11Blue Crystal draft
12Blue Crystal draft
BoxFolder
71Blue Crystal notes
2-3Blue Crystal draft
4Blue Crystal draft different point of view
5Blue Crystal
6True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset uncorrected proof [incomplete]
7True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset
8True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset draft [incomplete]
9-11True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset draft
12True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset
13-14A Distant Flame proof, 2004
15A Distant Flame draft
16-17A Distant Flame proof
18A Distant Flame
19A Distant Flame draft (folder 1 of 2)
BoxFolder
81A Distant Flame draft (folder 2 of 2)
2-3A Distant Flame vetted manuscript
4-6Shadows of the Stone
7-9Shadows of the Stone
10The Campfire Boys review copy
11The Campfire Boys author kit
12-14Inner Kingdom draft
BoxFolder
91-2Inner Kingdom draft
3-5Inner Kingdom, 2003
6-8Inner Kingdom draft
9Inner Kingdom textual overview
10Inner Kingdom manuscript, possibly 1983
11Inner Kingdom manuscript
12-13The Divine Comics proof (folders 1-2)
BoxFolder
101-3The Divine Comics proof (folders 3-5)
4The Divine Comics author kit
5Emerson's Brother proof, 2012
6-7Dreams and Dust [Friday Morning]
8Almost Light original manuscript
9-11Almost Light
12-13The Travels and Adventures of Anthony Clark, Viscount (folders 1-2)
BoxFolder
111The Travels and Adventures of Anthony Clark, Viscount (folders 3)
2Edge of the Current draft
3-4Edge of the Current draft
5Edge of the Current
6Edge of the Current original manuscript
7Edge of the Current
8-9Darkness draft
10Darkness draft
BoxFolder
121-2Darkness draft
3Darkness notes
4Into the Silent Land [Rites of Darkness], 1983
5Speak Again Bright Angel draft
6Speak Again Bright Angel unedited manuscript, 1988
7Speak Again Bright Angel notes
8Speak Again Bright Angel pages 1-23
9-10Speak Again, Bright Angel draft
11-12Book of Timothy draft, 1988
13-14Book of Timothy draft
15Timothy: a novel, 1988
BoxFolder
131-3Beyond the River
4-6Beyond the River
7Beyond the River
8-9Declared Dead: a Hank Prince mystery
10Declared Dead: a Hank Prince mystery draft
11Declared Dead: a Hank Prince mystery draft
12Third Hank Prince novel draft and notes
13The Seventh Secret
14Southern Light draft
BoxFolder
141Let Us Have Madness manuscript
2-3Let Us Have Madness manuscript [first full lenght novel by Williams], 1977-1978
4-5Asphodel manuscript
6-7The Wind in Shannon's Eyes manuscript
8The Book of Thomas
9-10In the Court of Queen Lola
11-12Children of the Country
BoxFolder
151-2[Untitled Burleigh Dunlap, Charles Town, novel]
3Games
4-5Flight
6Flight
7The Boys of Deathshead, 1977
8Charley, 1988
9Judgement night [working title]
10-11Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
12An Early Snow and Other Stories
13Fancy : a play in one act
BoxFolder
161[Untitled manuscript, Dee Tyler]
2-4Owen Pflunk : a life
5Brighton, 1979
6The Thinking Cat's Guide to the Millennium
7Falling Water
8Red on White
9Old Glory
10Attaching the Sleeves
11Shadows
12Good Creole Cooking
13Ballerina
14Diamonds
15Tragedy in the Mountains
16Flower
17Hoping to Glimpse his face
18A Song of Summer
19An Obituary
20Bottle Rockets
21Bear Breaks Out
22Baby Sweet's : an introduction
23Roses
24In the Rainey Season
25My Old Man's Hands
26-27[Untitled, Nashville novel]
28-29Max Westerbrook Sessions
30David Greenlee [Civil War novel notes]
31Garden of Wonder script
32[Untitled, Duvall Greenfield, chapter 1]
BoxFolder
171Lips of the Night Wind, 1976
2Fizz : a novella, 1972
3Mercenaries : a play in three acts
4Robin Shaw manuscript
5[Cutter family five plays outline]
6Editor's preface - Thomas Ruffin Oxbridge
7Lewis Hawkins, Branton, Ga. - chapter 2
8-9[Untitled, Willow, Ga.], 1977
10-13[Unidentified]



2.2 Non-fiction

BoxFolder
1714-15Crossing Wildcat Ridge proof
16-17Crossing Wildcat RIdge copy edit, 1999
BoxFolder
181Crossing Wildcat Ridge draft
2-3Crossing Wildcat Ridge
4In the Morning
5In the Morning author kit, 2006
6In the Morning notes
7Georgia Archaeology script for WPBA-Atlanta
8The Legacy and the Hope : Georgia's agricultural research
9Raymond Andrews : a rememberance
10Fickling article
11Georgia Guide
12Articles
13[Untitled autobiography]
14News releases (Science Research), The University of Georgia, 1992-1993
15Speeches



2.3 Poetry

BoxFolder
1816Collected poems, 1969
17New Seeds proof, 1971
18New Seeds
19New Seeds proof
20Miscellaneous poems, 1973-1975
21Miscellaneous poems, 1972
22Princeps Musicorum and Images
BoxFolder
191Princeps Musicorum, 1974
2-3Images, 1974
4-5A Farm in Central Georgia, 1975
6Poems, 1975-1976
7Miscellaneous poems, 1976-1977
8Ataraxia
9Miscellaneous poems
10Notes
11Nazi related poems/sketches
12Poetry
13Against the Dying of the Light
14Poetry vol. 1
15Collected poems vol. 2
16Emancipation collected poems vol. 3
17Nightmare Kudos and Other Poems vol. 4
BoxFolder
201-2Poetry anthology
3Poetry anthology
4-5Night Wings
6The Histories [Roderigo Escobar]
7Naming the Spaces : poems
8Dicky Nashe poem
9Book three of epic poem
10-11The Flower Seeker
12The Flower Seeker
13The Flower Seeker author kit
14Elegies for the Water author kit
15Poems with notations
16-18Poems A-Z
19Untitled poems
20Untitled partial poem
Box
21Poetry notebooks



2.4 Screenplays

BoxFolder
221-4All the Western Stars
5-7Dreamer in the Sun
8-12The Growing Season
13Prince 3 proposal
14Proposed screenplay [Casey Tucker]
 

3. Notes/Notebooks

2.5 Linear feet
BoxFolder
231-8Drafts, notes, general writing
BoxFolder
24Notebooks
BoxFolder
25Notebooks
 

4. Clippings/Printed Material

1.0 Linear Foot
BoxFolder
261-24Clippings, 1968-2011
25Clippings, undated
26Awards/certificates
27-28Printed material - events, flyers, brochures regarding Williams' publications
OS Box
2Printed material - events, flyers, brochures regarding Williams' publications [oversize]
BoxFolder
2629An interview with Philip Lee Williams by William J. Walsh, III
30-31Publisher catalogs
32Name tags
33U.S.S. Marine Serpent newsletter
34Photographs
 

5. Music

3.25 Linear feet
BoxItem
271Symphony Number One (2 copies)
2Symphony Number Two "Easter" (2 copies)
3Symphony Number Three "The Bridge" (2 copies)
4Symphony Number Four (2 copies)
5Symphony Number Five (2 copies)
6Symphony Number Six "Andersonville" (2 copies)
7Symphony Number Seven "9-11-01" (2 copies)
8Symphony Number Eight (2 copies)
9Symphony Number Nine "Inferno" (2 copies)
10Symphony Number Ten (2 copies)
11Symphony Number Eleven (2 copies)
12Symphony Number Twelve (2 copies)
13Symphony Number Thirteen "Gravity's Rainbow" (2 copies)
14Symphony Number Fourteen (2 copies)
15Symphony Number Fifteen (2 copies)
16Symphony Number Sixteen "1950" (2 copies)
17Symphony Number Seventeen "Tenabrae" (2 copies)
18Symphony Number Eighteen "For the Civil Rights Martyrs" (2 copies)
19Youth Symphony (2 copies)
20Holocaust Symphony (2 copies)
21Symphony No. 2 [crossed out] Apprentice Work Only, 1990
BoxFolder
281Inferno Symphony
2Libretto : the Inferno
3Symphony #1, III Allegro Agitato
4Symphony in C minor
5-6Emma Devlin : an opera in four acts
7Concerto for four horns and piano
8Concerto grosso for 4 trombones
9-10Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
11-12Clarinet Concerto
13-14Trumpet Concerto
15-16Flute Concerto
17Oboe Concerto
18Prelude Sorrow and Light
19Sorrow and Light
20-23Sorrow and Light
24-27Quartet no. 1
28-29Quartet for 9/11
30-31November : a tone poem
32-33Morning Suite
34-35The Bad-Tempered Clavier
36Requiem Mass
BoxFolder
291Requiem Mass
2-3King Lear
4-5Trio Number One
6Music for Strings
7Song Themes
8Edge of the Current
9Apalachee
10Day of the Hunt
11Romance Heroique
12Rejoice
13Kyrie
14Little Scherzo
15Toward Auschwitz
16Sonata for Sandra Blanton
17Birthday Symphony for Marshall Williams
18Summer Streams
19November Elegies
20Jesus fill our hearts with light
21My Friend
22Gather all the tears
23St. Matthew Passion
24Portrait of Love
25He Cried for Me
26Love Like an Angel
27Unidentifed score
28Unidentified composition
29-31Music notes/compositions
32-35Music notebooks
OS BoxItem
11Act I, scene I
2Music for Strings
3Sorrow and Light
 

6. Calendars/Schedules, 1985-2011

1.5 Linear feet
BoxFolder
301-20Calendars/schedules, 1985-2004
BoxFolder
311-7Calendars/schedules, 2005-2011
 

7. Audiovisual Materials

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har-ms3311_0001Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.1, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0002Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.2, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0003Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.3, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0004Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.4, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0005Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.5, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0006Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.6, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0007Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.7, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0008Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.8, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0009Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.9, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0010Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.9, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0011Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.10, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0012Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.11, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0013Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.12, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0014Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.13, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0015Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.14, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0016Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.15, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0017Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.16, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0018Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.17, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0019Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.17, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0020Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.18, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0021Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No.18, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0022Williams, Philip Lee - Sorrow and Light, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0023Williams, Philip Lee - Sorrow and Light, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0024Williams, Philip Lee - Two Chamber Works, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0025Williams, Philip Lee - Requiem Mass, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0026Williams, Philip Lee - Oboe Concerto, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0027Williams, Philip Lee - Two Church Anthems, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0028Williams, Philip Lee - Clarinet Concerto, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0029Williams, Philip Lee - Flute Concerto, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0030Williams, Philip Lee - Church Anthem: He Cried for Me, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0031Williams, Philip Lee - A Distant Flame (Soundtrack for a novel of the Civil War), undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0032Williams, Philip Lee - The Bad-Tempered Clavier (For Jane Lester), undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0033Williams, Philip Lee - Oconee (Earth music for the Oconee Valley), undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0034Williams, Philip Lee - Snow Fields (The Sounds of Asia), undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0035Williams, Philip Lee - Morning Suite (Soundtrack for In the Morning), undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0036Williams, Philip Lee - Holocaust Symphony, Movements 1-4, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0037Williams, Philip Lee - Holocaust Symphony, Movements 5-7, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0038Williams, Philip Lee - Holocaust Symphony, Movements 8-9, undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0039Williams, Philip Lee - Emma Devlin (An opera in four acts: Acts I and II), undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0040Williams, Philip Lee - Emma Devlin (An opera in four acts: Acts III), undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0041Williams, Philip Lee - Emma Devlin (An opera in four acts: Acts IV), undated (CD)
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har-ms3311_0042Williams, Philip Lee - Sorrow and Light (Act II), 2000 October 2 (CD)
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har-ms3311_0043Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony 1 and 2, 2000 December 2 (CD)
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har-ms3311_0044Williams, Philip Lee - Bamboo Rain 1, 2000 November 10 (CD)
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har-ms3311_0045Williams, Philip Lee - Symphony No. 9 "Inferno" (Disk 1), 2001 September (CD)
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har-ms3311_0046Untitled, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3311_0047Williams, Philip Lee - WUGA Spots, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3311_0048Oconee, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3311_0049Footnotes, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3311_0050WUGA Spots, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3311_0051Untitled, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3311_0052Williams, Philip Lee - Elegy, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3311_0053WUGA Comment, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3311_0054WUGA Spots, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3311_0055Williams, Philip Lee - "The Good Read", 1998 December 8 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3311_0056Greensbory Speech, 1998 January 23 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3311_0057Williams, Philip Lee - N.P.R., 2000 November 26 (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3311_0058Vogel, R. - Fanfares and Flourishes, undated (Audiocassette)
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har-ms3311_0059Double Bass Various Works, undated (DVD)