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Cash Box

 

Elvis Presley? Check. Aretha Franklin? Check. The Bee Gees? You bet. The Andrews Sisters? Yes, indeed. Stories on all of these singers and thousands more--famous and not so famous, rising stars and fading meteors--can be found in Cash Box, a weekly magazine published from 1942 through 1996 for the music and coin-operated machine industries in the U.S.

The Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary is proud to announce that it has acquired the publishers' own set of Cash Box. A nearly full run of the magazine, it is by far the most complete set in existence. In addition, Swem Library has acquired the publishers' copyright. An anonymous donor funded half the purchase price.

An alternative to Billboard Magazine, Cash Box published regional chart data as well as charts by genre including country and R&B music. It featured news of tours, insider gossip, album summaries, and photographs found nowhere else. Cash Box is an invaluable source for the study of music, the music industry, and popular culture in the second half of the twentieth century. It will be a boon to researchers in not just music but also American studies, history, Africana studies, women's studies, and literary and cultural studies.

The collection is cataloged in Swem's online catalog and is available in its entirety for use in Swem's Special Collections Research Center. Questions or comments? We welcome your feedback.

News

A trial digitization project in 2012 has made issues from July-December 1950 as well as all of 1964 and 1969 available through the W&M Digital Archive. Enjoy. We plan to expand online offerings of Cash Box in 2013 after completing a pilot project of in-house digitization.

Recent Submissions

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    vol. 3, no. 47
    Unknown author (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1942-08)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1969-03-15)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1969-03-08)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1969-03-01)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1969-02-22)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1969-02-15)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1969-02-08)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1969-02-01)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1969-01-25)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1969-01-18)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1969-01-11)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1969-01-04)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1964-12-26)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1964-12-19)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1964-12-12)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1964-12-05)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1964-11-28)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1964-11-21)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1964-11-14)
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    Cash Box Pub. Co. (Cash Box Pub. Co., 1964-11-07)

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