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SERIES III. RECORD LABELS

 Series

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Tinúviel Papers consist of 7 linear feet and primarily document her work with Olympia, Washington independent record label, Kill Rock Stars as well as her own Boston-based feminist recording and distribution company, Villa Villakula. Types of material include artwork, posters, flyers, correspondence, recordings (including audiotapes, compact disks, and phonograph records), news clippings, subject files, "Girl zines" (with inserts), writings, financial records, and memorabilia. The papers are arranged in five series:

From the Collection:
  1. I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL
  2. II. CORRESPONDENCE
  3. III. RECORD LABELS
  4. IV. SUBJECT FILES
  5. V. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS
  6. OVERSIZE MATERIALS
From the Collection:

The bulk of the papers date from 1988 to 2000 and focus on promotion, marketing, production and distribution of Kill Rock Stars and Villa Villakula recording artists. The correspondence with artists on the Kill Rock Stars and Villa Villakula labels offers an in-depth look at the life of working indie musicians in the 1990s. Tinúviel's personal notes, correspondence and financial records document her passion for music, dedication to promoting feminist musicians, and the emotional and financial struggle of running a record label and promoting bands as an occupation. In addition, the papers document an influential subculture firmly rooted in a "do-it-yourself" ethic.

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Contact:
Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063