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Series Description

All of the audio and video recordings are collected in Series IX, “Recordings.” There are nine boxes in the series, most containing audio master recordings on tape reels. They are divided by album, including It Had to Happen, Walk Between the Raindrops, Childish Things, Live in Aught-Three. There also DAT tapes for Saint Mary of the Woods, CD “safety mixes” for Live in Aught-Three and Childish Things, an audio tape reel from 1987 labeled “Homeless Project: James McMurtry’s first paid recording project.” Box 19 in the series contains two computer hard drives (each containing live concert recordings, presumably used for Live in Aught-Three, and Box 20 contains 19 video cassette tapes of music videos, TV appearances, etc.


  • 1984 - 2021


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There may be some technical requirements that hinder access to audio and video content. Contact The Wittliff Collections for additional information.


From the Collection: 15 Linear Feet

From the Collection: 20 boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English