The Benson Latin American Collection

Dan Dickey Music Collection, 1930-1955

Descriptive Summary

Creator Dickey, Dan William
Title Dan Dickey Music Collection
Dates: 1930-1955 (bulk 1940-1950)
Abstract Recordings of mainly Mexican popular music, with some Argentine, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and United States artists represented.
Accession No. 1984-79
OCLC Record No. 23866727
Extent 186 sound discs: analog, 78 rpm, 10 in.; 38 sound tape reels: analog, 7.5 ips, 7 in.
Language Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Ethnomusicologist, teacher, and musician Dan Dickey was a director of Andean music, Central American marimba, and mariachi ensembles at the University of Texas at Austin.

Scope and Contents Note

The Dan Dickey Music Collection consists of sound recordings of mainly Mexican popular music, with some Argentine, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and United States artists represented. The collection contains Mexican songs in various regional styles, as well as other Mexican music including boleros, corridos, huapangos, and rancheras. Also includes some blues, guarachas, mambos, rumbas, and tangos. Much of the music is performed by mariachi bands or trios romanticos. Most of the phonodiscs were produced in Mexico, although approximately ten percent consist of Mexican or Latin American music produced in the United States, or Spanish versions of U.S. popular music. Labels which predominate are Columbia, Peerless, RCA Victor, and Victor. Arranged numerically by assigned numbers. Most of the discs were acquired from a collector from Chihuahua, Mexico.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

The Dan Dickey Collection is classified under the following Subject Heading in the University of Texas Libraries' catalog:
Popular music--Mexico--1941-1950

Related Material

The Benson Collection holds a number of music collections on phonodisc, cassette tape, and compact disc. Visit the Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room for more information.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Dan Dickey Music Collection, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory


Card Catalog Inventory

A card catalog list of recordings in the Dan Dickey Music Collection is available in the Benson Latin American Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room.