Michigan Historical Collections
Bentley Historical Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Frank and Peggy Bach Papers, 1964-2003

Finding aid created by
Leigh Jasmer and Amanda Carvell, 2003-2004

Summary Information
Title: Frank and Peggy Bach Papers,
Creator: Bach, Frank, 1948-
Inclusive dates: 1964-2003
Extent: 9 linear ft. in 10 boxes, 2 oversize folders, 1 CD, 1 phonograph disk, 4 motion picture reels, and 1 artifact.
Abstract:
Frank and Peggy Bach were involved with the counterculture in Detroit and Ann Arbor beginning in the 1960s as musicians, performers, graphic designers, promoters, and activists for area jazz, blues, and pop acts. Frank Bach was also involved in community organizations supporting housing and economic development activities in Detroit. The collection documents the Bach's numerous professional activities and organizations, groups, and individuals with whom they were associated, including Rainbow Corporation and Rainbow Multi-media, Allied Artists Association of America, Strata Associates, Detroit Jazz Center, Grande Graphics, Morda-Sinclair & Associates, and John Sinclair. Detroit community organizations documented in the collection include the Creekside Community Development Corporation, the Jefferson-Chalmers Citizens' District Council, and the Jefferson East Business Association.

Call number: 03124; Aa 2; UAl
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Frank and Peggy Bach (donor no. 9325) in April 2003. An addition to the collection was donated in May 2004.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

Copyright:

Copyright has been transferred to the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Frank and Peggy Bach Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Frank Bach (Dedenbach) was born on November 28, 1948 in Detroit. He grew up on Detroit's east side, graduating from University of Detroit High School in 1966. Frank continued his education at Wayne State University the following year. Peggy Jo Carolyn (Taube) Bach, born in Detroit on March 19, 1950, grew up in Madison Heights, a northern suburb of Detroit. Peggy graduated from Lamphere High School in 1968 and continued on to the University of Michigan.

A love of rock and roll and the accompanying socio-political youth movement fueled Peggy Taube's and Frank Bach's involvement with the Ann Arbor and Detroit music scenes. Frank's initial involvement came as a music columnist for the counterculture Detroit newspaper, The Fifth Estate,in 1966. He became the first stage manager of Detroit's infamous Grande Ballroom in the fall of the same year. The Grande became a place for revolutionary music, showcasing innovative bands such as the MC5. Frank Bach dropped out of Wayne State University soon after starting at the Grande Ballroom in order to become more involved with cultural and political activities.

It was during this time that Frank Bach met John Sinclair, a leader in the counterculture movement heavily involved in the music scene. The Bachs' long-standing friendship with Sinclair led to many social, political, and business collaborations in the decades following their time at the Fifth Estateand the Grande Ballroom.

Frank Bach was not only a music writer, promoter and producer, he was also an artist. He formed the band The UP in the spring of 1967. With Bob Rasmussen on guitar, Gary Rasmussen on bass guitar, Vic Peraino and later Scott Bailey on drums, Bach fronted the group as the lead singer. The "killer skinnies from the Murder City" played ferocious, fast rock later labeled as the forerunner of the late 1970s punk rock movement. John Sinclair described the UP as "out to change the world by the force of their musical assault and the purity of their intentions." During their existence, the band's music was compared to the MC5 although The UP never achieved the same level of notoriety. The UP released just two singles while together: "Just Like an Aborigine"/"Hassan I Sabbah" (1970, SunDance Records) and "Free John Now"/"Prayer for John Sinclair" by Allen Ginsberg (1971, Rainbow Records). David Sinclair, brother of John Sinclair, managed the group. The UP opened for the MC5 and headlined many concerts in the Detroit and Ann Arbor areas. The band changed its name to UPRISING in 1972 and continued without Bach on vocals, after Bach left to become the group's publicist. Peggy Taube was also involved with the band, becoming their road manager during their later years. The band broke up in 1973. The UP/UPRISING never released a full length album during its existence. Alive/Total Energy records released an album worth of tracks in 1995 including their singles and other unreleased recordings of the band.

During its existence, The UP was intertwined with the social and political involvement of the Trans-Love Energies commune. After assaults on the commune in 1968, the band, along with the MC5, followed the cooperative when it relocated to 1510 and 1520 Hill Street in Ann Arbor. As a response to social and cultural environment at the time, Trans-Love regrouped to become the White Panther Party in the fall of 1968. The party sought cultural and economic freedom through revolution and resistance of mainstream authority structures. The UP became an organ for the White Panthers, distributing buttons and information at concerts and displaying the party's logo on their publicity materials. The band was often featured in Ann Arbor Sun articles depicting the local musical and political scene. The UP was also one of many acts to perform in the John Sinclair Freedom Rally on December 10, 1971 as a protest to Sinclair's ten-year prison term for marijuana possession. In 1995, John Sinclair commented on The UP's political rock by saying it was "...raw...intended to inspire pissed-off young Americans to join the band in trying to overthrow the government and establish a better world."

Taube and Bach also established or were involved in several community organizations. Peggy Taube was one of the founders of the People's Food Co-op of Ann Arbor. She became a general manager and purchaser for the organization before leaving the group in 1971. Frank Bach spent several years assisting the Ann Arbor Community Parks Program, producing concerts from 1968 to 1974. Bach was also involved with the Detroit People's Ballroom Project, collaborating with Peter Andrews, Leni Sinclair, and Gary Grimshaw for its success.

Bach and Taube became more focused on concert and production promotion as part of the various Rainbow People's Party entities, descendants of the White Panther Party. Rainbow Multi-Media was founded in 1972 by John Sinclair and Peter Andrews to provide low-cost media assistance to local community organizations involved with positive social change. Frank Bach was the Director of Information, coordinating all publicity operations for the organization while Peggy Taube was in charge of the organization's accounting. One of the larger events promoted by the Rainbow groups was the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festivals, bringing in renowned artists for multi-day music concerts. The festivals received acclaim but were financial failures, ultimately causing the collapse of Rainbow Multi-Media in October 1974. Rainbow Productions, Inc. was established in its place and took up operations in Detroit during 1975. The company's services included public relations, photography, graphic design, printing, recording, concert production, and management services. Peggy was the Production Manager and Comptroller for the organization while Frank was the Operations Manager.

Frank Bach's love of the music scene allowed him to become a frequent columnist for local counterculture and underground publications. Along with his column in the Fifth Estate, Frank was a writer and reviewer for Creem in 1968. Taube and Bach were also involved with the Ann Arbor and Detroit versions of the Sun newspapers. Frank often contributed articles and reviews for the Ann Arbor Sun. The couple was part of management in the paper's later years, heading distribution and circulation. They also contributed to the Detroit version of The Sun. Frank was the Distribution and Circulation Manager in 1975 and the Arts Editor in 1976. Peggy was the Calendar Editor, an Editorial Assistant, and a Circulation Manager during the same time period. During the late 1970s, Frank also published several features on the local music scene including articles about local jazz musicians for the Detroit Free Press in 1977.

Peggy Taube and Frank Bach teamed with John Sinclair and staff from Rainbow Productions and the Strata Corporation to form Stata Associates, Inc. in 1977. They offered publicity and marketing services and entertainment business consulting for local artists, non-profit organizations, and minority businesses. Bach and Taube played a leading role in the company. Peggy was in charge of financial management and bookkeeping, clerical and graphics production staff management, and advertisement scheduling and purchasing. Frank was the Executive Vice-President and Operations Manager of Stata Associates, Inc., involved with project design and administration of the company as a whole. Strata Associates represented a number of Detroit jazz and blues musicians and clubs.

The couple was also involved with Allied Artists Association, Inc., a non-profit organization established to promote local musicians, provide professional support services, and to showcase their work to a wider audience. The Allied Artists consisted of a group of concerned music lovers including educators, musicians, archivists, and others involved with local music. Taube and Bach were involved with the organization directly and also through Strata Associates as consultants "to assist in the planning and implementation of its programs on a cooperative basis." In 1978, Frank Bach became the Project Director of the Detroit Jazz Artists Presentation Project, later known as Composers Concepts concert series, established to present jazz musicians within classic concert venues.

Taube and Bach were deeply involved with the establishment and daily operations of the Detroit Jazz Center, formed in 1979 through the combined effort of the Allied Artists Association, the Jazz Research Institute, the Jazz Development Workshop, and other community-based jazz organizations. The Jazz Center existed as a single entity to promote Detroit area jazz artists through on-site performances, the promotion and advertising of musicians, venues, and events, classes and workshops, radio broadcasts and recordings, arts, rehearsal, and office space, and the preservation of Detroit's jazz legacy. Frank and Peggy managed the Creative Services branch of the Detroit Jazz Center, offering graphic design, publicity material production, advertising services, concert production, consultation, and grant writing services. Their deep love and commitment to local jazz artists kept the Jazz Center running even when financial difficulties meant they received little or no pay for their efforts. The couple remained a part of the Jazz Center until its economic hardships forced the center to close in 1981.

After the collapse of the Detroit Jazz Center, John Sinclair and the newly-married Bachs founded a new music-centered management and promotion company, Morda, Sinclair, and Associates. MSA, later known as Music Services Associates, Inc. and Media Services Associates, included a client base of local pop and jazz musicians, venues, and production companies although it also included community groups and businesses. The company was divided into two groups. John Sinclair led the Talent Services portion, offering management and consulting services. Frank and Peggy Bach led Agency Services, the promotional section of MSA. It included such services as graphic design, printing, mailing, advertisement preparation and placement, and public relations for bands, clubs, businesses, and events. Legendary artist Gary Grimshaw worked for MSA's Agency Services, creating original designs for clients' publicity materials. Some of the company's clients included The Urbations, The Flying Tigers, and The Sun Messengers.

Frank and Peggy Bach went on to form their own graphic design and production company, Bach and Associates, in the 1990s. During the same time period, Frank became heavily involved with community organizations supporting Detroit development. He served as secretary of the Jefferson-Chalmers Citizens' District Council (JCCDC) for a number of years, fighting for community input on development projects. He frequently clashed with other members of the organization, whom he saw as trying to subvert the democratic functioning of the Council and shut out community members. Frank also served on the board of the Creekside Community Development Corporation, using his experience in the music industry to lead the production of the annual Concerts By The River jazz series. The Bachs continue to reside in Detroit and to support local arts and development efforts through their personal and professional activities.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Frank and Peggy Bach collection consists of six series including Professional Ventures, Detroit Redevelopment, Arts and Culture, Newspaper Clippings, Visual Materials, and Audio Materials. These are in alphabetical order except for the Professional Ventures series, which follows its original chronological organization according to the Bachs' careers. The majority of the collection includes finished products of their graphic design and advertising careers and photographs of jazz musicians. Another substantial portion of the collection includes materials documenting the inner workings of Detroit community development organizations.

The Bachs are long-standing friends and business colleagues of John and Leni Sinclair. Therefore, the Bach collection closely compliments the John and Leni Sinclair Papers at the Bentley Historical Library, both containing extensive material regarding the 1960s and 1970s youth movement and later business ventures. Additional material about many topics within the Bach collection may be found with the Sinclair papers. Frank Bach was a journalist for the Sun, Fifth Estate, and Creem. Each of these publications is available for research at the Bentley Historical Library. Additional information about many topics within the Bach collection may be found with the Sinclair papers.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


    Subjects:
    • Bach, Frank, 1948-
    • Allied Artists Association of America.
    • Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival.
    • Bach, Peggy, 1950-
    • Counterculture--Michigan.
    • Detroit Jazz Center.
    • Grande Graphics.
    • Morda-Sinclair & Associates.
    • Rainbow Corporation.
    • Rainbow Multi-media Corporation.
    • Rock music--Michigan.
    • Rock musicians--Michigan.
    • Sinclair, John, 1941-
    • Strata Corporation.
    • UP (musical group)
    • Creekside Community Development Corporation.
    • Jefferson-Chalmers Citizens' District Council.
    • Jefferson East Business Association.
    • Citizens associations--Michigan--Detroit.
    • Trade associations--Michigan--Detroit.
    • Homeowners associations--Michigan--Detroit.
    • Detroit (Mich.)--Politics and government--20th century.
    Subjects - Visual Materials:
    • Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival.
    • Bach, Peggy, 1950-
    • Detroit (Mich.)
    • Jazz singers.
    • Music--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
    • Music--Michigan--Detroit.
    • Rock groups--American.
    • Sinclair, John, 1941-
    • Strata Corporation.
    • UP (Musical group)
    • Urbations (Musical group)
    Contributors:
    • Bach, Peggy, 1950-
    • Sinclair, Leni, 1940-
    Genre Terms:
    • Publicity photographs.
    • Photographs.
    • Motion pictures.
    • Videotapes.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Professional Ventures [series]:

    The Professional Ventures series (1969-1992, 2.7 lin. ft.) is roughly arranged chronologically although due to the Bachs' many involvements, subseries often overlap. The subseries include UP Rock & Roll Company, the Rainbow Corporation, Rainbow Multi-Media, Newspaper Work, Allied Artists Association of America, Inc., Strata Associates, Inc./Allied Artists Association, Inc., Aardvark Printing, Grande Graphics, Media Services Associates (MSA), The Publications Company, and Bach and Associates.

     
    UP Rock & Roll Company [subseries]:

    The UP Rock & Roll Company contains publicity materials for Frank Bach's band, The UP. Materials include flyers, press releases about the band, and reprinted articles originally published in newspapers and magazines.

    Box   1  
    Ten for Two Anniversary,  1988
    Box   1  
    UP Publicity,  1970
     
    Rainbow Corporation [subseries]:

    A significant portion of the Rainbow Corporation subseries contains information about the 1972 Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival. The documentation includes publicity materials including flyers and press releases about the event and individual musicians. The collection also contains an official program, article reprints, internal correspondence about the event, planning documentation, and artists' contracts. The subseries also holds flyers and publicity for Ann Arbor businesses and local musician Mitch Ryder.

    Box   1  
    Ann Arbor Blues Festival,  1969
     
    Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival  1972
    Box   1  
    Internal Correspondence and Contracts
    Box   1  
    Newspaper Coverage
    Box   1  
    Press Releases
    Box   1  
    Publicity (includes official program)     (see also oversized folder UAl) 
    Box   1  
    Recording
    Box   1  
    Blind Pig, Ann Arbor
    Box   1  
    David's Books, Ann Arbor
    Box   1  
    Fifth Forum Theatre, Ann Arbor
    Box   1  
    Mitch Ryder,  1972
     
    Rainbow Multi-Media [subseries]:

    The Rainbow Multi-Media subseries also contains a significant amount of records regarding the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festivals, mainly event publicity, press releases, and article reprints. Artists represented include Detroit and Lightnin' and include publicity, internal memorandums, and contracts. Venues within the subseries mainly contain flyers although the Rainbow Room folder contains more extensive information. Rainbow Multi-Media also created publicity materials for a few University of Michigan events. Flyers and publications are in the folder. The subseries also contains a scrapbook full of newspaper clippings of Rainbow Multi-Media's advertisements. It reveals the range of clients and the number of advertisements produced over a two-year period.

     
    Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival  1973
    Box   1  
    Internal Correspondence and Financial Material
    Box   1  
    Press Releases and Newspaper Coverage
    Box   1  
    Publicity (includes official program)
    Box   1  
    Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival: On Tour!  1974
    Box   1  
    Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival in Exile  1974
    Box   1  
    Ann ArborSun,  1973
     
    Artists
    Box   1  
    Lightnin',  1972-1973
    Box   1  
    Detroit,  1973
    Box   1  
    Michigan National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML),  1977
    Box   1  
    Press Releases,  1973
    Box   1  
    Rainbow Productions Pricing and Contract
    Box   1  
    Scrapbook: Advertising Clippings,  1973-1974
     
    Venues
    Box   1  
    Blue Frogge, Ann Arbor
    Box   1  
    Rainbow Room, Detroit,  1974     (see also oversized folder UAl) 
    Box   1  
    The Red Carpet, Detroit, ca.  1974-1986
    Box   1  
    University of Michigan,  1974-1975
     
    Newspaper Work [subseries]:

    Newspaper Work includes information about the various editions of The Sun.This subseries holds press releases, advertisements, financial statements, letters from readers, and pricing rates for advertising within the newspapers.

    Box   1  
    Fifth Estate,  ca. 1974
    Box   1  
    The Sun (Ann Arbor and Detroit),  1975
    Box   1  
    Detroit Sun, Inc., The Detroit Sun,  1976
     
    Allied Artists Association of America, Inc. [subseries]:

    Internal files of the Allied Artists Association of America, Inc. include the founding by-laws and financial records of the organization. The subseries also contains project files that mainly hold project proposals and grant applications to the Michigan Council of the Arts.

    Box   1  
    By-laws and Finances,  1972-1978
    Box   1  
    Publicity,  1978
     
    Projects
    Box   1  
    Repertory Artists and Audience Development,  1972-1974
    Box   1  
    Jazz! America's Heartbeat,  1975
    Box   1  
    Sight/Sound Space,  1974
     
    Strata Associates, Inc./Allied Artists Association, Inc. [subseries]:

    Strata Associates, Inc./Allied Artists Association, Inc. is the largest subseries within the Professional Ventures series. It has been arranged into smaller categories to help identify the material. Artists contains flyers, press releases, and other publicity materials about specific musical groups and individuals. Events includes mainly advertising and announcements for special concerts and programs. The Internal Files hold records and correspondence from Strata Associates, Inc. and Allied Artists Association, Inc. Venues mainly consists of events flyers. The Projects category describes large productions and programs. It holds extensive files about the establishment and daily operations of the Detroit Jazz Center including internal planning stages information, flyers, public service announcements, newsletters, article reprints, special projects, concerts, education, services, and festivals. The files include offshoot organizations and collaborators of the Jazz Center.

     
    Artists
    Box   1  
    Jimmy Allen,  1979
    Box   1  
    Spencer Barefield,  1979
    Box   1  
    Marcus Belgrave
    Box   1  
    Ron English
    Box   1  
    Zolton Ferency
    Box   1  
    George Goldsmith and the Endangered Species
    Box   1  
    Eddie Jefferson,  1979
    Box   1  
    Wayne Kramer,  1978-1979
    Box   1  
    Lyman Woodard Organization,  1979
    Box   1  
    Ali Muhammed,  1979
    Box   1  
    Mitch Ryder,  1978
    Box   1  
    Sun Ra
     
    Events
    Box   1  
    Composers Concepts  1978 Paradise Theatre Concert Series,  1977-1978
    Box   1  
    Detroit Jazz Artists on Tour,  1977-1979     (see also oversized folder UAl) 
    Box   1  
    Ferency Campaign Committee, Michigan Mardi Gras
    Box   1  
    Jazz Composers "Live" at the Paradise Theatre,  1979-1980     (see also oversized folder UAl) 
    Box   1  
    Jazz on a Summer's Day, Friends of Belle Isle,  1978
    Box   1  
    A Night at the Paradise, Save Orchestra Hall, Inc.,  1978-1979     (see also oversized folder UAl) 
    Box   1  
    Peripheral Research Bond, Griot Galaxy Multi-Media Composers Series,  1978     (see also oversized folder UAl) 
     
    Internal Files
    Box   1  
    Strata Associates, Inc.,  1977-1979 (2 folders)
    Box   1  
    Strata Records,  1975
    Box   1  
    Summer Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) Program,  1978
     
    Projects
    Box   1  
    Belle Isle News,  1978
    Box   1  
    Burton Leland State Representative Campaign,  1978
    Box   1  
    Corridor Productions,  1979
    Box   2  
    Detroit Jazz Artists Calendar,  1979
    Box   2  
    Detroit Jazz Artists, Inc.,  1978
     
    Detroit Jazz Center
    Box   2  
    Calendar,  1980
    Box   2  
    Convention Jazz Festival and Clinic,  1980
    Box   2  
    Creative Services,  1980
    Box   2  
    Flyers and Press Releases,  1977-1981
    Box   2  
    Freedom Jazz Festival,  1980
    Box   2  
    Friends of Jazz,  1979-1980
    Box   2  
    Jazz Development Workshop,  1979     (see also oversized folder UAl) 
    Box   2  
    Jazz Gallery,  1980
    Box   2  
    Jazz Studies Program,  1980-1981
    Box   2  
    Montreux-Detroit International Jazz Festival,  1980-1981
    Box   2  
    Outreach-John Page Middle School, Madison Heights, Michigan,  1981
    Box   2  
    Pioneer Jazz Orchestra,  1980
    Box   2  
    Project Proposal
    Box   2  
    Public Service Announcements,  1980-1981
    Box   2  
    The World Stage (Detroit Jazz Center Newsletter),  1980-1981
    Box   2  
    World Stage Cafe,  1981
    Box   2  
    Detroit Jazz Composers Documentation/Broadcast Project,  1978
    Box   2  
    Detroit Jazz Museum Project,  1978
    Box   2  
    Detroit Jazz Renaissance,  1978-1980
    Box   2  
    Eclipse Jazz, University of Michigan,  1978
    Box   2  
    Harbinger Dance Company,  1978
    Box   2  
    Jazz at the Institute, Detroit Institute of Arts,  1978-1982
    Box   2  
    Jazz Research Institute,  1978-1983
    Box   2  
    Burton Leland Campaign
    Box   2  
    Music Unlimited,  1980
    Box   2  
    Playboy Productions,  1980
    Box   2  
    Save Orchestra Hall,  1978-1979     (see also oversized folder UAl) 
    Box   2  
    WCBN, Ann Arbor     (see also oversized folder UAl) 
     
    Venues
    Box   2  
    The Biermeister, Grand Rapids
    Box   2  
    Club Con Brio, Detroit
    Box   2  
    Cobb's Corner, Detroit,  1979
    Box   2  
    Ethel's Cocktail Lounge, Detroit
    Box   2  
    The Gnome, Detroit,  1979
    Box   2  
    Oakland University, Rochester,  1979
     
    Aardvark Printing [subseries]:

    Aardvark Printing is one folder of finished product advertising materials mainly for Detroit community organizations and individuals.

    Box   2  
    General,  1981-1982
     
    Grande Graphics [subseries]:

    Grande Graphics is mostly event flyers for groups and concert venues. It also includes some magazine publications and publicity for Detroit-area companies.

    Box   2  
    B'Stilla, Detroit,  1983-1986
    Box   2  
    Clutch Cargo's Productions
    Box   2  
    Cobb's Corner,  1983
    Box   2  
    Goodtime Bar, Livonia,  1982-1986
    Box   2  
    Internal Files,  1983
    Box   2  
    Jefferson-Chalmers Concerts by the River,  1984-1985
    Box   2  
    MarketPlace Magazine,  1983
    Box   2  
    Maximus & Co. Booksellers,  1982-1983
    Box   2  
    Musicians Referral Service,  1984
    Box   2  
    North Cass Street Fair: Dally in the Alley,  1984-1985     (see also oversized folder UAl) 
    Box   2  
    Pam Productions,  1984
    Box   2  
    Record Profile Magazine (R.P.M.),  1983
    Box   2  
    Rock Mill Records,  1984
    Box   2  
    Rockabilly Cats,  1984
    Box   2  
    Rocket Reproductions
    Box   2  
    Rough Cut,  1984
     
    Morda-Sinclair & Associates/Media Services Associates/Music Services Associates [subseries]:

    Media Services Associates/Music Services Associates/ Morda-Sinclair and Associates (MSA) is arranged in categories to more clearly identify the materials. Artists includes flyers, publicity, press releases, and article reprints about bands and individual artists. Most of the artists are pop bands although some blues and jazz acts are represented. The files contain comprehensive information about The Flying Tigers, John Sinclair, The Sun Messengers, and The Urbations. Events and Venues mainly consist of flyers. The Internal records hold contracts, press releases, publicity materials, and flyers advertising MSA-related concerts. Projects contains advertising for Detroit-area companies and non-profit groups.

     
    Artists
    Box   2  
    Fabulous Checkers
    Box   2  
    Flying Tigers,  1982-1984     (see also oversized folder UAl) 
    Box   2  
    The Heat/The Intruders,  1985
    Box   2  
    Juanita McCray,  1983
    Box   2  
    Robert Noll and His Blues Mission,  1985
    Box   2  
    The Shy,  1984
    Box   2  
    Nina Simone     (see also oversized folder UAl) 
     
    John Sinclair
    Box   2  
    Flyers,  1984-1991
    Box   2  
    Thelonius: a Book of Monk, Volume 1,  1988
    Box   2  
    We Just Change the Beat,  1988
    Box   3  
    Sun Messengers,  1982-1989
     
    Urbations
    Box   3  
    Article Reprints
    Box   3  
    Flyers
    Box   3  
    Promotion,  1987
    Box   3  
    Publicity (chronological),  1982-1987 (5 folders)     see also oversized folder Ual 
    Box   3  
    Willie D. Warren,  1983-1985
    Box   3  
    What If Thinking
     
    Events
    Box   3  
    Budweiser Motor City Music Fest,  1988-1992
    Box   3  
    Chene Park Summer Arts Festival,  1985-1987
    Box   3  
    Jazz for Life: a Concert to Help Kids,  1987
     
    Internal Files
    Box   3  
    Concerts
    Box   3  
    Contract and Forms
    Box   3  
    Press Releases
     
    Publicity
    Box   3  
    Media Services Associates
    Box   3  
    Monda/Sinclair & Associates
     
    Projects
    Box   3  
    Aztec Staging Company, Ann Arbor
    Box   3  
    Detroit Council of the Arts,  1989 (collected)
    Box   3  
    Detroit Recreation Department: Detroit for Africa
    Box   3  
    Du Mouchelles Antiques and Art,  1987
    Box   3  
    Enchanté/Anne René Designs,  1986
    Box   3  
    Metro America Records,  1983-1986
    Box   3  
    Motor City Television Corporation (MCTV),  1986
    Box   3  
    Music to Save Indigenous Culture
     
    Venues
    Box   3  
    Alvin's, Detroit
    Box   3  
    Danceteria, Canton,  1985
    Box   3  
    Hart Plaza
    Box   3  
    Kicks, Detroit,  1984-1985
    Box   3  
    Mr. Christian's, Royal Oak,  1985
    Box   3  
    Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts,  1986
    Box   3  
    Rossi's on the Park, Detroit
    Box   3  
    St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit
    Box   3  
    The Soup Kitchen, Detroit
    Box   3  
    Sully's, Dearborn,  1984-1985
    Box   3  
    The 3 of Us Lounge, Detroit,  1984
    Box   3  
    Traxx, Detroit,  1985
     
    The Publications Company [subseries]:

    The Publications Company consists of one folder that includes finished publicity products, mainly in the form of annual reports and other serial publications for local companies and auto manufacturers.

    Box   3  
    General,  1989
     
    Bach and Associates [subseries]:

    Bach and Associates is mostly samples of advertisements created for Detroit music and theater organizations. There is also one folder that contains materials related to a project to release a recording of the 1973 Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival.

    Box   3  
     1973 Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival CD Project,  1993
    Box   3  
    Blues Advertisements,  1990-1994
    Box   3  
    Chene Park Ads,  1991-1993
    Box   3  
    City Arts Gallery Publicity,  1989-1990
    Box   3  
    Fisher Theater Productions,  1991-1996
     
    Detroit Redevelopment [series]:

    The Detroit Redevelopment series (1991-2003, 2.5 lin. ft.) reflects Frank Bach's involvement in community organizations working to revitalize the city of Detroit. The subseries include: Concerts By The River, Coordinating Council on Community Redevelopment, Creekside Community Development Corporation, Jefferson-Chalmers Citizens' District Council, and Jefferson East Business Association.

     
    Concerts By The River (CBTR) [subseries]:

    Concerts By The River is an annual series of free outdoor jazz concerts put on by community organizations. This subseries includes concert programs, publicity, production, and financial information.

    Box   3  
    Programs,  1979-2000
    Box   3  
     1994 Concert Series
     
     1995 Concert Series
    Box   3  
    Financial
    Box   3  
    Production
     
     1996 Concert Series
    Box   3  
    City Arts Grant
    Box   3  
    Production
    Box   3  
     2000 Concert Series
    Box   3  
     2001 Concert Series
     
    Coordinating Council on Community Redevelopment (CCCR) [subseries]:

    The Coordinating Council on Community Redevelopment brings together representatives from each Citizens' District Council for the purpose of discussing development issues in common. This consists of two folders of correspondence and meeting minutes and reports.

    Box   4  
    Correspondence,  1995-1998
    Box   4  
    Meetings and Reports,  1994-1998
     
    Creekside Community Development Corporation (CCDC) [subseries]:

    The Creekside Development Corporation is a grassroots organization created to help facilitate development in the Creekside neighborhood. It was designed to serve as a voice for current residents. The subseries consists of information on development activities, fundraising, meeting minutes and reports, newsletters, and general organizational reference materials.

    Box   4  
    Bach Urban Studies Internship,  2000
    Box   4  
    Board Member Orientation Package,  1995
    Box   4  
    Bylaws,  1993-2001
    Box   4  
    Correspondence,  1993-2002
    Box   4  
    Creekside Home Repair,  2000-2001
    Box   4  
    Creekside Resident Survey,  1999-2000
    Box   4  
    Detroit 300 Award,  2001
    Box   4  
    Detroit Eastside Community Collaborative,  1995-1997
    Box   4  
    Fox Creek Sewage Overflow,  1995
    Box   4  
    Fundraising and Grants,  1995-2003
    Box   4  
    Habitat for Humanity Partnership,  1997-1999
     
    Meetings and Reports
    Box   4  
     1995-1996
    Box   4  
     1997
    Box   4  
     2000-2001
    Box   4  
     2002
    Box   4  
    Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Technical Assistance,  2000,  2002
     
    Newsletters,
    Box   4  
     1993-1996
    Box   4  
     1997-2002
    Box   4  
    Program in Legal Assistance for Urban Communities,  1995-1996 2000
    Box   4  
    Strategic Planning,  1995-1996 2001-2003
     
    Jefferson-Chalmers Citizens' District Council (JCCDC) [subseries]:

    The Jefferson-Chalmers Citizens' District Council is the largest subseries. This is a State-mandated organization charged to approve development projects in the Jefferson-Chalmers area. Materials include information on development projects, financial information, general organizational materials, documents reflecting Frank Bach's many clashes with other members regarding controversial activities and legal matters, meeting information packets, newsletters, and personnel matters.

     
    Development
    Box   4  
    Averhill Park,  1997
    Box   4  
    Development Committee,  1996-2000
    Box   4  
    Grayhaven Island/Marina,  1985-2001
    Box   4  
    Jefferson Towne Square,  1999-2001
    Box   4  
    Maheras Park,  1993-1997
    Box   4  
    Modification of Redevelopment Plan,  1999-2001
    Box   4  
    Riverbend Plaza,  1994
     
    Financial
    Box   4  
    Budget Committee,  1993-2000
     
    Community Development Block Grant Proposal
    Box   4  
     1997
    Box   4  
     1998
    Box   4  
    Monthly Budget Reports,  1994-1997
     
    General
     
    Bach Correspondence regarding JCCDC
    Box   4  
     1993-1996
    Box   4  
     1998-2003
    Box   4  
    Bach Published Writings,  1994-1999
    Box   4  
    Correspondence,  1991-2002
    Box   4  
    Correspondence with Detroit Planning and Development Department (P&DD),  1994-2002
    Box   4  
    Elections,  1994-2000
    Box   4  
    Event Flyers and Brochures,  1995-1998
    Box   4  
    Jefferson-Chalmers Reference,  undated
    Box   5  
    Member Education Seminar,  1998
    Box   5  
    Member Orientation Packet,  1994
     
    Participation Agreement (JCCDC contract with the City of Detroit)
    Box   5  
     1994/95
    Box   5  
     1997/98
    Box   5  
    Strategic Plan,  1998
     
    Legal/Controversy
    Box   5  
    Administrator Complaints,  1995
    Box   5  
    Administrator Debarment,  1993-1995
    Box   5  
    Averhill Park Grant Fund,  1998
    Box   5  
    Bach Complaints about the JCCDC,  1994-2000
    Box   5  
    Bach Deposition regarding Chambliss v. Walker,  1998
    Box   5  
    Bach Embezzlement Accusation,  1995-1996
    Box   5  
    Bach Michigan Open Meetings Act lawsuit against members of the JCCDC,  1995-1997
    Box   5  
    Bach Removal as Secretary,  1995
    Box   5  
    Citizen Complaints,  1994-1995
    Box   5  
    Complaints to Detroit Planning and Development Department (P&DD),  1994-2000
    Box   5  
    Conflict of Interest,  1994-1997
    Box   5  
    Improper Meeting Conduct,  1994-1999
    Box   5  
    Police Report,  1995
    Box   5  
    Racial Slurs,  1995
    Box   5  
    Recording of Meetings,  1995-1996
     
    Meeting Information Packets
    Box   5  
    July,  1993-August, 1994
    Box   5  
     September-December, 1994
    Box   5  
     January-June, 1995
    Box   5  
     July-December, 1995
    Box   5  
     January-June, 1996
    Box   5  
     July-December, 1996
    Box   5  
     January-July, 1997
    Box   5  
     August-December, 1997
    Box   5  
     January-June, 1998
    Box   5  
     July-December, 1998
    Box   5  
     January-June, 1999
    Box   5  
     July-December, 1999
    Box   5  
    January-May ,  2000
    Box   5  
     June-October, 2000
    Box   5  
     2001
    Box   5  
     2002
     
    Newsletters
    Box   5  
     1983-1993
    Box   5  
     1994-2000
    Box   5  
    Newsletter Production,  1994-1996
     
    Personnel
    Box   6  
    Employee Manuals and Job Descriptions,  1985-1998
     
    Personnel Committee
    Box   6  
     1992-September 1997
    Box   6  
     October 1997-2000
     
    Jefferson East Business Association (JEBA) [subseries]:

    The Jefferson East Business Association is an organization made up of business owners in the Jefferson-Chalmers area. It works to promote economic growth in the area. The subseries consists of correspondence, bylaws, meeting minutes, marketing activities, newsletters, and fundraising materials.

    Box   6  
    Bylaws and Organization,  1995 and  undated
    Box   6  
    Correspondence,  1993-1998
    Box   6  
    Marketing/PR,  1993-1994 and  undated
    Box   6  
    Meeting Minutes,  1993-2002
    Box   6  
    Newsletters,  1994-2001
    Box   6  
    Projects and Grants,  1993-1994
     
    Arts and Culture [series]:

    The Arts and Culture series (1988-1999, 0.3 lin. ft.) consists of materials documenting the Detroit Arts scene. Organizations promoting blues and jazz, creative writing, and artwork are represented. Also a part of this series are materials related to the creative activities of John Sinclair, including some writings, radio show transcripts, and draft scripts of the film "Twenty to Life."

    Box   6  
    Alternative Press,  undated
    Box   6  
    Blues Review,  1993-1996 (scattered)
    Box   6  
    Detroit Blues Society Publications and Press Releases,  1994-1995
     
    John Sinclair
    Box   6  
    Radio Shows and Tours,  1988-1995
    Box   6  
    "Twenty to Life" Film Scripts,  1995-1997
    Box   6  
    Writings and Correspondence,  1985-1999
    Box   6  
    Leni Sinclair Artwork,  1993-1994
    Box   6  
    Straits, Creative Writing Newsletter of the Detroit River Press,  1982-1984 (scattered)
     
    Newspaper Clippings [series]:

    The Newspaper Clippings series (1966-2000, 0.4 lin. ft.) contains articles collected or written by the Bachs. Arranged by subject matter, they include political activity, concerts and productions, reports involving personal friends, and articles regarding their personal and professional activities.

    Box   6  
    Articles written by Frank Bach,  1977
    Box   6  
    Artists' Workshop,  1980
    Box   6  
    Blues and Jazz Festivals,  1972-1974
    Box   6  
    Detroit Jazz Center,  1980-1981 (2 folders)
     
    Detroit Redevelopment
    Box   6  
    Citizens' District Council Controversies,  1995-2000
    Box   6  
    Development Projects and Events,  1994-2000
    Box   6  
    Fox Creek Sewage Overflow,  1994-1996
    Box   6  
    Jefferson East Business Association (JEBA),  1993-1995
    Box   6  
    Maheras Park,  1964-1996
    Box   6  
    Grande Ballroom,  1966-1970
    Box   6  
    John Sinclair,  1967-1989
    Box   6  
    Social and Political Activities,  1967-1989
    Box   6  
    The UP,  1969-1970
    Box   6  
    The Urbations
     
    Visual Materials [series]:

    The majority of the Visual Materials series (1965-1995, 2.3 lin. ft.) consists of artists' and musicians' photographs assembled with the intent of using the images for publicity purposes. It includes concert photographs, candid images, and a few promotional shots. The series contains mainly Michigan-based jazz, blues, and pop artists although it also represents national and international musicians. Artists either associated with Strata Corporation, MSA, or the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festivals typically have the most images. Many of the photographs were taken by Leni Sinclair. This series also contains film reels showing the Contemporary Jazz Quintet Concert at the 1972 Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival. Also included are posters, album covers, and miscellaneous other publicity.

     
    Drawings [subseries]:
    Box   6  
    Psychedelic Drugs
    Box   6  
    John Sinclair
     
    Photographs [subseries]:
    Box   6  
    Luther Allison
    Box   6  
    Peter Andrews
    Box   6  
    Johnny Angelos' Reputations
    Box   6  
    Ann Arbor Bands
     
    Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival     (see also individual bands/musicians and the Crowd Pictures folder) 
    Box   6  
    Concerts
    Box   6  
    Publicity Images
    Box   7  
    Art Ensemble of Chicago
    Box   7  
    A. Spencer Barefield,  1979
    Box   7  
    Count Basie
    Box   7  
    Jonnie Bassett
    Box   7  
    Flash Beaver,  1978
    Box   7  
    Marcus Belgrave
    Box   7  
    Norma Bell
    Box   7  
    James Blanchard Shish Ke Bash,  1987 (includes Coleman Young)
    Box   7  
    Bobby "Blue" Bland
    Box   7  
    Blue Magic
    Box   7  
    Blue Notes, Detroit Blues Society (includes Larry Brown, Bobby East, Jeff Grand, Johnny "Yard Dog" Jones, Robert Jones, Lazy Lester, Jimmy McCarty, Larry McCray, Lloyd Parks, Teddy Pendergrass, Arthur Penhallow, Willie D. Warren and Bernie Wilson)
    Box   7  
    Blues (includes Louisiana Red, Magic Sam, Bessie Smith, and Mose Allison)
    Box   7  
    Jack Brokensha
    Box   7  
    Brooklyn Blues Busters
    Box   7  
    Roy Brooks
    Box   7  
    James Brown
    Box   7  
    Perry Bullard,  1973
    Box   7  
    Eddie "Guitar" Burns, ca.  1982 (includes Eddie Kirkland and Little Sonny)     (see also Detroit Blues) 
    Box   7  
    Donald Byrd
    Box   7  
    CJQ
    Box   7  
    Cab Calloway,  1978
    Box   7  
    Little Junior Cannady     (see also Detroit Blues) 
    Box   7  
    Ray Charles
    Box   7  
    Chene Park, Detroit
    Box   7  
    Chicago Blues (includes Andrew "Blueblood" McMahon, Sunnyland Slim, Jimmy Dawkins, Carey Bell, Homesick James, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, and Lefty Diaz)
    Box   7  
    Cobb's Corner
    Box   7  
    Concerts By The River (CBTR),  1994-1996
    Box   7  
    Johnny Copeland, ca.  1970s-1993
    Box   7  
    Bill Cosby
    Box   7  
    James Cotton Band
    Box   7  
    Creative Arts Collective
    Box   7  
    Crowd Pictures (mainly Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festivals)
    Box   7  
    Tim Cunningham
    Box   7  
    George Cushingberry, Jr.
    Box   7  
    Dancers
    Box   7  
    Clive Davis (includes Alan Parsons)
    Box   7  
    Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
    Box   7  
    Miles Davis
    Box   7  
    Thornetta Davis
    Box   7  
    Tyrone Davis
    Box   7  
    Jimmy Dawkins     (see also Chicago Blues) 
    Box   7  
    Deano Day
    Box   7  
    Jack DeJohnette
    Box   7  
    The Dells
     
    Detroit
    Box   7  
    Blues (includes Otis Clay, Little Junior Cannady, Eddie Burns, and Lightnin' Slim)
    Box   7  
    City Council
    Box   7  
    General City Scenes
    Box   7  
    Jazz (includes Beans Bowles, Rod Hicks, and Jack Brokensha)
    Box   7  
    Police
    Box   7  
    Political
    Box   7  
    Schools
    Box   7  
    Sports
    Box   7  
    Detroit Blues Band
    Box   7  
    Detroit Emeralds
    Box   7  
    Detroit Jazz Artists on Tour,  1974
    Box   7  
    Bo Diddley
    Box   7  
    Willie Dixon,  1972
    Box   7  
    Domino
    Box   7  
    Fats Domino,  1977
    Box   7  
    Lucky Dube
    Box   7  
    George Duke
    Box   7  
    Bob Dylan
    Box   7  
    Mercer Ellington
    Box   7  
    Leroy Emmanual
    Box   7  
    Ron English
    Box   7  
    Eli Ervin
    Box   7  
    The Bill Evans Trio
    Box   7  
    Clifford Fears
    Box   7  
    Zolton Ferency
    Box   7  
    Fito
    Box   7  
    The Flying Tigers
    Box   7  
    The Four Tops
    Box   7  
    Carolyn and Aretha Franklin
    Box   7  
    Sonny Freeman and the Unusuals
    Box   7  
    Kenny Garrett
    Box   7  
    Jimmy Garrison
    Box   7  
    Marvin Gaye
    Box   7  
    Dizzy Gillespie
    Box   7  
    Allen Ginsberg,  1971-1974
    Box   7  
    George Goldsmith
    Box   7  
    John Granoplis
    Box   7  
    Johnny Griffin
    Box   7  
    Griot Galaxy
    Box   7  
    Arthur Gunter
    Box   7  
    Buddy Guy (with Junior Wells)
    Box   7  
    Charlie Haden
    Box   7  
    Nasir Hafiz,  1978
    Box   7  
    Pancho Hagood
    Box   7  
    LaMonte Hamilton,  1979-1980
    Box   7  
    Herbie Hancock
    Box   7  
    Wendell Harrison     (see also Jazz folder) 
    Box   7  
    Hart Plaza, Detroit
    Box   7  
    Hastings Street Jazz Experience
    Box   7  
    Woody Herman
    Box   7  
    Mike Holbrook,  1978
    Box   7  
    Doc Holladay
    Box   7  
    Dave Holland
    Box   7  
    David S. Holmes,  1979
    Box   7  
    John Lee Hooker
    Box   7  
    Linda Hopkins,  1977
    Box   7  
    Big Walter Horton
    Box   7  
    Al Hudson
    Box   7  
    J.B. Hutto
    Box   7  
    Ken Ingraham,  1980
    Box   7  
    Isley Brothers
    Box   7  
    Ron Jackson
    Box   7  
    Leno Jackson
    Box   7  
    Jazz (includes Nina Simone, Burton Green, Joseph Jarman, Charles Clark, Betty Carter, Amad Jamal, Rashid Ali, Richard Wright, Sonny Redd, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Kenny Burrell, and Lewis Smith)
    Box   7  
    Jazz Center Conference
    Box   7  
    Jazz Research Institute Exhibition,  1979
    Box   7  
    Eddie Jefferson
    Box   7  
    Bobo Jenkins
    Box   7  
    Dr. John
    Box   7  
    Candy Johnson,  1978
    Box   7  
    Mark Johnson,  1980
    Box   7  
    Elvin Jones
    Box   7  
    Johnny "Yard Dog" Jones,  1993     (see also Blue Notes folder) 
    Box   7  
    Sundiata Keita,  1980
    Box   7  
    Eddie Kendricks
    Box   7  
    Little Junior Kennedy,  1971
    Box   7  
    Kamau Kenyata,  1980
    Box   7  
    Albert and B.B. King
    Box   7  
    Freddie King
    Box   7  
    Leonard King
    Box   7  
    Gladys Knight
    Box   7  
    Wayne Kramer
    Box   7  
    Yusef Lateef
    Box   7  
    Let's Talk About Girls
    Box   7  
    George Lewis
    Box   7  
    Ramsey Lewis
    Box   7  
    Lightnin' Slim     (see also Detroit Blues) 
    Box   7  
    Mance Lipscomb
    Box   7  
    Little Sonny, ca.  1960s-1981     see also Eddie Burns folder 
    Box   7  
    Robert Junior Lockwood
    Box   7  
    Robert Lowe, Jr.
    Box   7  
    MSFB
    Box   7  
    Joe Madison
    Box   7  
    Taj Mahal
    Box   7  
    The Mandingo Griot Society
    Box   7  
    Bob Marley
    Box   7  
    LaVerna Mason
    Box   7  
    Johnnie Mae Matthews,  1973
    Box   7  
    Bernie Maupin,  1981
    Box   7  
    Les McCann
    Box   7  
    Juanita McCray,  1982
    Box   7  
    Malvin McCray
    Box   7  
    Mississippi Fred McDowell
    Box   8  
    Harold McKinney
    Box   8  
    John McLaughlin,  1975
    Box   8  
    David McMurray,  1982
    Box   8  
    Ronnie McNeir     (see also Motown folder) 
    Box   8  
    Media Services Associates
    Box   8  
    Johnny Metcalf,  1980
    Box   8  
    Sue Michaels
    Box   8  
    Midnight Sky,  1982
    Box   8  
    Military
    Box   8  
    Ron Milner
    Box   8  
    Mime
    Box   8  
    Charles Mingus
    Box   8  
    Mr. Bo
    Box   8  
    Mixed Bag
    Box   8  
    Charles Moore,  1974
    Box   8  
    Motown (includes Ronnie McNeir, Marvin Gaye, Motown Buildings, Leon Ware, the Gordy Family, and G.C. Cameron)
    Box   8  
    Music Hall
    Box   8  
    Musical Acts (includes Joe Simon, Nadine Brown, William Bell, Al Hudson, and David Bromberg)
    Box   8  
    Ralph Nader
    Box   8  
    Steve Nardella
    Box   8  
    Kafi Patrice Nassoma
    Box   8  
    Native Americans
    Box   8  
    New Detroit Jazz Ensemble
    Box   8  
    The New McKinney's Cotton Pickers
    Box   8  
    John Nicholas
    Box   8  
    Robert Noll
    Box   8  
    Henry Normile
    Box   8  
    Larry Nozers
    Box   8  
    Eddie Nucilli
    Box   8  
    Odetta
    Box   8  
    One String Sam
    Box   8  
    Johnny Otis Show
    Box   8  
    Ozone Parade,  1972-1974
    Box   8  
    Chicago Pete
    Box   8  
    Lucky Peterson,  1990
    Box   8  
    The Persuasions
    Box   8  
    Pioneer Jazz Orchestra
    Box   8  
    Paradise Theater Orchestra (includes Dizzy Gillespie)
    Box   8  
    Parliament Funkadelic
    Box   8  
    Alan Parsons     (see Clive Davis) 
    Box   8  
    The Polish Muslims
    Box   8  
    Jean-Luc Ponty
    Box   8  
    Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    Box   8  
    Prisons
    Box   8  
    Richard Pryor
    Box   8  
    Bonnie Raitt
    Box   8  
    Phil Ranelin
    Box   8  
    Big Red
    Box   8  
    Sonny Redd,  1976
    Box   8  
    Dewey Redman
    Box   8  
    Jimmy Reed
    Box   8  
    Dr. Ross
    Box   8  
    Martha Reeves
    Box   8  
    Reggae (includes Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, Pete Townshend, Peter Tosh, Third World, and Leroy Sibbles)
    Box   8  
    Regular Boys
    Box   8  
    Revolution Ensemble,  1970-1973
    Box   8  
    Rhythm Method/Rhythm Corps
    Box   8  
    Sir Mack Rice
    Box   8  
    Little Richard
    Box   8  
    Sonny Rollins
    Box   8  
    The Roomates
    Box   8  
    Dr. Ross,  1971
    Box   8  
    Dennis Rowland
    Box   8  
    Rob Rudnick
    Box   8  
    Otis Rush     (see also Chicago Blues) 
    Box   8  
    Mitch Ryder
    Box   8  
    Ed Sanders
    Box   8  
    Pharoah Sanders
    Box   8  
    Santana
    Box   8  
    Gil Scott-Heron
    Box   8  
    Bob Seger
    Box   8  
    Naima Shambourger
    Box   8  
    Maruga Sharma
    Box   8  
    Archie Shepp,  1965-1971
    Box   8  
    Johnny Shines
    Box   8  
    Shoo-Bee-Doo
    Box   8  
    The Shy,  1983-1984
    Box   8  
    Dave Sinclair
    Box   8  
    John Sinclair (2 folders)
    Box   8  
    Larry Smith
    Box   8  
    Leo Smith,  1981
    Box   8  
    Otis and Lucille Spann
    Box   8  
    Danny Spencer
    Box   8  
    The Spinners
    Box   8  
    Victoria Spivey
    Box   8  
    Houston Stackhouse,  1973
    Box   8  
    Strata Musicians (includes Tribe, Bud Spangler, and Kenny Kox)
    Box   8  
    The Sun Messengers
    Box   8  
    Sun Staff
    Box   8  
    Sun-Ra,  1970s-1983
    Box   8  
    David Swain
    Box   8  
    Roosevelt Sykes
    Box   8  
    Grady Tate
    Box   8  
    James Tatum
    Box   8  
    Cecil Taylor
    Box   8  
    Hound Dog Taylor
    Box   8  
    Koko Taylor
    Box   8  
    The Temptations
    Box   8  
    Joe Tex
    Box   8  
    Theatre     (includes University of Michigan Experimental Conference; Kimathi Performance Workshop; The Players Amateur Theatre Club; Mad Madonnas; Marcel Marceau; "The Birds;" "Little Red;" "Louis;" "The Fabulous Miss Marie;" "No Tears for the Ghetto Man;" "Ebenezer is a Geezer;" "Life of a King;" Michigan Repertory Theatre; Detroit Repertory Theatre; University of Michigan Theatre Program; Power Center: "Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope" and the San Francisco Mime Troupe; Court Theatre: "The Fantasticks;" Fisher Theater: "Raisin," "Sherlock Holmes," and "Carnaval Do Brazil;" Theatre Company of Ann Arbor: "Bitch You Crazy;" Oakland University: "Westside Story;" Detroit Youtheatre: "The Revolutionary Mother Goose;" and Music Hall Center: "1776" and "Met Week") 
    Box   8  
    Leon Thomas
    Box   8  
    Tribe
    Box   8  
    Two-Five-One (II-V-I) Orchestra
    Box   8  
    The UP
    Box   8  
    The Urbations,  1982-1985 (2 folders)
    Box   8  
    Jimmy Van Dyke,  1980
    Box   8  
    Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
    Box   8  
    Keith Vreeland
    Box   8  
    Junior Walker
    Box   8  
    Sippie Wallace
    Box   8  
    Willie D. Warren     (see also Blue Notes folder) 
    Box   8  
    Grover Washington, Jr.
    Box   8  
    Muddy Waters (includes Howlin' Wolf and Hound Dog Taylor)
    Box   8  
    Weatherpeople
    Box   8  
    Barb Weinberg,  1979
    Box   8  
    Junior Wells     (see Buddy Guy and Chicago Blues folders) 
    Box   8  
    Kim Weston
    Box   8  
    WGPR-TV, Detroit
    Box   8  
    What If Thinking,  1984
    Box   8  
    Josh White, Jr.
    Box   9  
    Dave Wilborn
    Box   9  
    Jimmy Wilkins Orchestra
    Box   9  
    Joe Willie Wilkins
    Box   9  
    Herbie Williams
    Box   9  
    Jessie Williams
    Box   9  
    Sonny Boy Williamson
    Box   9  
    Howlin' Wolf     (see also Muddy Waters folder) 
    Box   9  
    Stevie Wonder
    Box   9  
    Lyman Woodard
    Box   9  
    Coleman Young     (see also James Blanchard and Detroit Political folders) 
    Box   9  
    Mighty Joe Young
    Box   9  
    Youth Liberation,  1973
    Box   9  
    Buckwheat Zydeco (includes Bill Cosby)
     
    Videotape [subseries]:
    Box   9  
    Ten for Two: The John Sinclair Freedom Rally, VHS
     
    Motion Pictures [subseries]:
    Film   1  
    Film Reel, Contemporary Jazz Quintet Concert, Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival,  1972     (no sound) 
    Film   2  
    Film Reel, Soundtrack to Contemporary Jazz Quintet Concert, Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival,  1972
    Film   3  
    Film Reel, end of Contemporary Jazz Quintet Concert, Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival,  1972     (workprint, no sound) 
    Film   4  
    Film Reel, Crowd shots, Contemporary Jazz Quintet Concert, Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival,  1972     (no sound) 
     
    Realia [subseries]:
    Framed Art   1  
    Wooden sign probably from office of Ann Arbor Sun, painted by Gary Kell     (sign has image of sun with face and the word "Sun" underneath)   (separately located) 
     
    Posters and related oversized visuals [subseries]:
    Box   10  
    Album covers and event posters created through the Bachs' professional ventures
    Oversize Folder   UAl  
    Concert posters     (in oversize folders, UAl) 
     
    Audio Materials [series]:

    The Audio Materials series (1995, 0.1 lin. ft.) contains recordings from The UP. "Killer Up!" contains the band's two previously released singles "Just Like an Aborigine" and "Free John Now." The remainder of the music was compiled from previously unreleased recordings. The collection contains a phonograph record and a compact disc of "Killer Up!"

     
    The UP, "Killer UP!" released  1995     (from 1970-1971 original recordings) 
    CD Box   4  
    Compact Disc     (located in library's CD collection) 
    Spec loc  
    10" Phonograph Disc,     (located in library's phonograph disc collection)  (33 1/3 rpm stereo)