Claude Casey Collection

Series IV: Correspondence and Contracts

A. Correspondence

 

Box/Folder Contents
i) Themed Correspondences
21/7 March 31, 1942 – Letter from Dave Gordon (West’rn Music Pub.) to Claude Casey providing a catalog and asking for additional music for publication.

May 26, 1942 – Letter from Claude Casey to Dave Gordon thanking him for the music sent by Gordon and showing interest in publishing his music.

June 18, 1942 – Letter from Dave Gordon to Claude Casey dealing with the handling of Casey’s songs.

August 28, 1944 – Letter from Dave Gordon to Claude Casey regarding the printing of Let Me Hear You Say “I Love You,” Lonesome as Can Be, When I First Met You, and I’ll Always Love You as sheet music.

September 20, 1944 – Letter from Dave Gordon to Claude Casey updating him on recent business.

January 9, 1945 – Letter from Dave M. Gordon to Claude Casey notifying Casey that his songs are ready for printing but are to be held until a better folio can be put together.

February 15, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to Dave Gordon inquiring about songs that may or may not have been published.

February 18, 1946 – Letter from Dave M. Gordon to Claude Casey indicating that he had never published any of Casey’s music.

March 25, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to Dave M. Gordon asking that Gordon name the titles of four songs that are to be released.

No date – Letter from Dave M. Gordon releasing the songs Let Me Hear You Say I Love You, Lonesome as Can Be, When I First Met You, and I’ll Always Love You. 2 copies.

November 6, 1944 – Letter from J. Graydon Hall to the program director at WBT (Charlotte, N.C.) giving permission the station to use The Day Will Come and specifically requesting Claude Casey to use it.

February 5, 1946 – Letter from J. Graydon Hall to Claude Casey informing him about a recent recording.

February 22, 1946 – Letter from J. Graydon Hall to Claude Casey telling about certain publications and informing him that he will be sending permission for Casey to use three songs.

February 22, 1946 – Letter from J. Graydon Hall giving Claude Casey permission to use the songs I’ll Love You Till My Dying Day, I’m Serving Time for Another Man’s Crime, and Smoky Mountain Maiden, on WBT.

February 26, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to J. Graydon Hall replying to Hall’s previous letter.

May 11, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to J. Graydon Hall asking Hall if he would like to send Casey songs for a song book to be published.

May 23, 1946 – Letter from J. Graydon Hall to Claude Casey responding to Casey’s request for music for his song book.

May 23, 1946 – Letter from J. Graydon Hall to Wallace asking Wallace to grant Casey permission to use Two Little Girls with Golden Curls.

July 14, 1946 – Letter from J. Graydon Hall to Claude Casey inquiring if Casey would use Two Little Girls with Golden Curls for his folio.

August 13, 1946 – Letter from J. Graydon Hall to Claude Casey informing Casey on income for sales of Two Little Girls with Golden Curls.

August 21, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to J. Graydon Hall thanking Hall for sending him a check and for publicity in Billboard Magazine.

November 13, 1945 – Original contract between Claude Casey & His Pine State Playboys and Radio Corporation of America.

December 20, 1945 – Letter from Stephen H. Sholes (Radio Corporation of America) to Claude Casey informing him about an attached copy of a contract.

January 14, 1946 – Letter from Stephen H. Sholes (Radio Corporation of America) to Claude Casey notifying him that the release of his first Victor record (20-1802) would possibly be February 15, 1946.

February 19, 1946 – Letter from Stephen H. Sholes (Radio Corporation of America) to Claude Casey reporting that several copies of the new record was shipped to Casey.

February 26, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to Stephen H. Sholes thanking him for the records and discussing publicity.

June 6, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to Stephen H. Sholes requesting photos and a recording session.

June 14, 1946 – Letter possibly from Stephen H. Sholes to Claude Casey telling him about possible recording session.

July 29, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to Stephen H. Sholes inquiring on the next release of his [Casey’s] record.

July 31, 1946 – Letter from Stephen H. Sholes to Claude Casey telling him that the release date would be in September.

August 19, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to Stephen H. Sholes again asking when the next recording session would be if he was recorded again.

October 8, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to Stephen H. Sholes thanking him and informing him of a name change for his band to Claude Casey and his Sagedusters.

October 8, 1946 – Letter from Radio Corporation of America to Claude Casey serving as a contract agreement.

October 15, 1946 – Letter from Stephen H. Sholes to Claude Casey thanking Casey for the information on the band name change and other information.

October 17, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to J.W. Murray exercising his option to continue his contract.

October 22, 1946 – Letter from Stephen H. Sholes to Claude Casey responding to Casey’s inquiry about royalties.

December 11, 1945 – Letter from R.B. Gilmore (Southern Music Publishing) to Claude Casey regarding the publishing of songs of the Victor recording.

February 7, 1946 – Letter from R.B. Gilmore to Claude Casey questioning the publication of Let Me Hear You Say I Love You by another music publisher.

February 11, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to R.B. Gilmore apologizing for a mix up he created for the publication of Let Me Hear You Say I Love You.

February 11, 1946 – Letter from R.B. Gilmore to Claude Casey encouraging Casey to pursue the rights to the song Let Me Hear You Say I Love You from Dave M. Gordon.

February 13, 1946 – Letter from R.B. Gilmore to Claude Casey asking if he could publish the two songs Family Reunion in Heaven and Two Little Girls with Golden Curls.

February 26, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to R.B. Gilmore informing him that a photostatic copy of a letter from Dave Gordon would accompany the letter.

March 19, 1946 – Letter from R.B. Gilmore to Claude Casey once again asking Casey to obtain a letter of release from Dave Gordon.

April 29, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to R.B. Gilmore attaching the photostatic copy of a letter of release from Dave Gordon.

August 21, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to R.B. Gilmore indicating the release of a record that includes songs to be published by Southern Music Publishing Co.

September 3, 1946 – Letter from R.B. Gilmore to Claude Casey informing Casey that I Wish I’d Never Met You and My Little Tootsie were to be published soon.

September 20, 1946 – Letter from Nat Vincent to Claude Casey providing information on an upcoming publication.

October 2, 1946 – Letter from R.B. Gilmore to Claude Casey asking Casey for a glossy photograph of himself as well as informing Casey about the upcoming publication.

October 3, 1946 – Letter from Ted Browne to Claude Casey writing about general business.

October 4, 1946 – Letter from Nat Vincent to Claude Casey about receiving a letter from Mr. Gilmore.

June 10, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to Steve Edwards (Republic Pictures Corp.) inquiring about the use of a photo including Casey, Dale Evans, and Vera Vague, for his song folio.

July 5, 1946 – Letter from Mort Goodman to Claude Casey informing Casey to not use a photo of Dale Evans in his song folio because the color of her hair is different.

July 8, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to Bourne, Inc. confirming an agreement for his song folio. Attached is a permission slip for the folio signed by Shannon Grayson, Homer Christopher, Sam W. Poplin, and Fletcher Austin.

July 11, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to Mort Goodman acknowledging Dale Evans reason for not approving of the photo for Casey’s song folio.

July 11, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to Nat Tannen describing the provided photo for his song folio.

July 18, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to Nat Tannen providing possible titles for his song folio.

July 19, 1946 – Letter from Harry Tobias to Nat Tannen advising him that no permission was given to use Why Did You Break My Heart and Who Can I Turn to Now for Claude Casey’s folio.

July 25, 1946 – Letter Claude Casey to Nat Tannen discussing contracts as well as identifying the title of his folio to be Claude Casey’s Caravan of Songs.

August 26, 1946 – Letter from Claude Casey to Nat Tannen regarding additions of songs to his folio.

January 30, 1947 – Letter from Mel Foree (Acuff-Rose Publications) to Claude Casey updating Casey about Casey’s most recent record.

February 13, 1947 – Letter from Mel Foree (Acuff-Rose Publications) to Claude Casey notifying Casey on a recent recording session by Red Roley’s band.

February 21, 1947 – Letter from Mel Foree (Acuff-Rose Publications) to Claude Casey accompanying the record of Lies in You Eyes.

March 1, 1947 – Letter from Mel Foree (Acuff-Rose Publications) to Claude Casey preparing Casey for a recording session.

April 14, 1947 – Letter from Mel Foree (Acuff-Rose Publications) to Claude Casey advising Casey on the sale of his book as well as whether or not he should try to get on the Opry show.

May 5, 1947 – Letter from Mel Foree (Acuff-Rose Publications) to Claude Casey informing Casey on recording music as well as other business.

21/8 March 5, 1957 – Letter from Sgt. W. Cook to Claude Casey thanking him for performing at the Airmen’s Club at Ramey Air Force Base.

April 26, 1957 – Letter from Captain James “Bull” P. Durham to Claude Casey announcing that Leon Casey (Claude’s son) was hired at the Officers’ Club at Ramey Air Force Base. Additionally, Durham discusses other happenings at Ramey Air Force Base.

July 24, 1957 – Letter from Captain James “Bull” P. Durham to Claude Casey requesting that Casey perform at the Air Force Base and informing that they had to let Leon Casey go.

August 9, 1957 – Letter from Claude Casey to Captain James “Bull” P. Durham quoting a price for a performance at Ramey Air Force Base.

August 26, 1957 – Letter from Captain James “Bull” P. Durham to Claude Casey regrettably informing him that a performance by Casey would not be able to happen when originally planned.

January 23, 1958 – Letter from Claude Casey to Sgt. E. B. Thorp concerning a performance at Ramey Air Force Base.

May 13, 1958 – A general letter from D.W. Pamcutt (The Gramophone Company) requesting information on the musician’s nationality, place of residence, and address of bank.

June 24, 1958 – Letter from Claude Casey to D.W. Pamcutt returning the previously requested information.

April 11, 1973 – Letter from Thomas R. Levy (Hill and Range Songs) to Claude Casey telling Casey that he could not give permission to use Hillbilly Gal because it was not on record at Hill and Range.

April 21, 1973 – Western Union message from Claude Casey to Troy Martin asking for a quick response.

April 23, 1973 – Western Union message from Claude Casey to Troy Martin asking for a quick response.

April 27, 1937 – Letter from Troy L. Martin to Claude Casey authorizing Casey to use Hillbilly Gal. 2 copies

April 27, 1937 – Agreement between Claude Casey and Ralph Mullikin for the Sagedusters to appear in the movie Black Creek Billie (possibly renamed Buster and Billie). Attached is an undated popular songwriters contract.

September 24, 1973 – Letter from Ron Silverman (Ted Mann Productions) to Claude Casey describing the final outcome of Buster and Billie and asks Casey to sign and return an agreement of terms to publish his music from the movie.

September 28, 1973 – Letter from Ron Silverman to Claude Casey asking Casey to include information on Ralph Mulligan for royalty purposes.

October 1, 1973 – Letter from Claude Casey to Ron Silverman agreeing to the terms of a previous letter. 2 copies.

October 1, 1973 – Letter from Claude Casey to Ron Silverman providing Ralph Mulligan’s information as well as inquiring when Buster and Billie will be shown locally.

November 6, 1973 – Letter from Claude Casey to Booker McClay (Columbia Pictures) with publicity material.

December 3, 1973 – Letter from Ron Silverman to Claude Casey responding to Casey’s request to record the songs off of Buster and Billie for another label.

January 23, 1974 – Letter from Claude Casey to Ron Silverman pushing Silverman to make a movie locally and asks for photos from Buster and Billie.

January 28, 1964 – Letter from Ron Silverman to Claude Casey explaining the contract situation between record labels and promises to try to acquire photos for Casey.

February 12, 1974 – Letter from Claude Casey to ASCAP Writer’s Registration Department reporting four songs that were signed over to Ted Mann Productions.

February 14, 1974 – Letter from Claude Casey to Ron Silverman? enclosing copies of correspondence and contracts sign with Tedd Mann Productions.

March 6, 1974 – Letter from James L. Walden (ASCAP) to Claude Casey concerning the registration of his songs Long Lonesome Road, Hillbilly Gal, Tell Me What’s Wrong with Me Now, and Down with Gin.

March 18, 1974 – Letter from Ron Silverman to Claude Casey providing freedom for the songs Down with Gin and Tell Me What’s Wrong with Me Now.

July 8, 1974 – Letter from Claude Casey to ASCAP Society Index Department regarding the registration of his songs appearing in Buster and Billie.

April 20, 1976 – Letter from Patricia A. Belsito (Screen Actors Guild) to Claude Casey requesting information for the compensation of the Sagedusters performance in the movie.

May 3, 1976 – Letter from Claude Casey to Patricia A. Belsito including information previously requested by the Screen Actors Guild.

August 30, 1976 – Letter from Barry D. Bross (Screen Actors Guild) to Claude Casey informing Casey of a residual check being held for the musician.

January 19, 1978 – Letter from Claude Casey to Ron Silverman asking for a release of the contract signed for Long Lonesome Road and Hillbilly Gal.

March 2, 1978 – Letter from Ron Silverman to Claude Casey reporting that he is attempting to obtain a release for the previously requested songs.

February 28, 1978 – Letter from Audrey Sporleder to Ron Silverman informing Silverman that it is again their policy to return songs and deny Casey of his request.

Miscellanies material involving the previous correspondences.

21/9 August 19, 1984 – Letter from Hal Blair to Claude Casey relinquishing all rights to Savannah River Rag.

July 20, 1989 – Letter from Claude Casey to Charlie Monk placing Savannah River Rag and Long Lonesome Road with Acuff-Rose. Attached is a list of songs already placed with Acuff-Rose.

August 2, 1989 – Letter from Claude Casey to Jerry Teifer sending material that he sent to Charlie Monk.

21/9* December 16, 1987 – Letter from Claude Casey to Leon Redbone regarding Emmett Miller and his accomplishments and possibly induction in the Georgia Hall of Fame.

February 18, 1988 – Letter from Claude Casey to Leon Redbone offering information on how to learn more about Emmett Miller. Attached are two pieces of scrap paper with Redbones phone number.

December 7, 1988 – Letter from Leon Redbone to Claude Casey attempting to arrange a meeting and interview.

December 27, 1988 – Letter from Claude Casey to Leon Redbone agreeing to do an interview and discussing more information about Emmett Miller.

January 5, 1989 – Letter from Leon Redbone to Ray Melton (Focal Point Music & R.M. Records) concerning a report created by Redbone to be presented by Melton possibly for the Georgia Hall of Fame.

January 13, 1989 – Letter from Leon Redbone to Claude Casey updating Casey on more information regarding Redbone’s attempt at inducting Emmett Miller into the Georgia Hall of Fame. Attached is a copy of a brief biography of Miller.

21/9* August 25, 1986 – Letter from Claude Casey to John Morris providing materials for an album of Claude Casey and his Pine State Playboys. Attached is a receipt for certified mail as well as a receipt from Old Homestead Records.

September 9, 1986 – Letter from Claude Casey to John Morris supplying a sheet of songs that were best sellers.

February 12, 1988 – Letter from Claude Casey to John Morris requesting more albums.

September 21, 1988 – Letter from Claude Casey to John Morris informing Morris that he is looking forward to receive the albums. Attached is a receipt from Old Homestead Records.

September 29, 1988 – Letter from Claude Casey to John Morris thanking him for the albums and discusses further material if a future album is possible.

ii) Letters Written by Claude Casey
21/10 December 29, 1947 – Letter to Irvin Feld and Israel discussing a recent recording session. 2 copies.

August 31, 1954 – Letter to Carol Bridgeman (ASCAP) supplying information for Savannah River Rag.

January 8, 1956 – Letter to Mr. Young confirming an appearance of Claude Casey and the Sagedusters at Laurens High School on February 4, 1956.

March 21, 1958 – Letter to J. L. Sturmann inquiring about royalties yet to be received.

February 16, 1973 – Letter to Mr. Dane Bryant sending lyrics on a song that Casey and Bryant’s father (Boudleaux Bryant) had worked on.

February 19, 1973 – Letter to Boudleaux Bryant informing him that he sent a letter to Bryant’s son.

July 29, 1976 – Letter to Bob Jennings containing a list of seven songs recorded in the 1940s and 1950s that are in the Acuff-Rose catalog. 2 copies.

May 2, 1980 – Letter to ASCAP providing additional information for the ASCAP Biographical Dictionary. Attached is a list of songs and movies.

October 28, 1980 – Letter to Lulu Belle and Scotty Wiseman reminiscing on attending “the Film Festival in Charlotte.”

December 28, 1981 – Letter to Tony Russell providing certain whereabouts of old acquaintances.

October 17, 1984 – Letter to Rome Johnson updating Johnson on events in Casey’s life and asking to hear back.

January 28, 1985 – Letter to George Holt (North Carolina Arts Council) indicating that material is enclosed with the letter.

August 11, 1986 – Letter to Glenn Hinson thanking Hinson for inviting Casey to an event called Spirit Square and asking Hinson to stop by if he is ever near Casey.

February 17, 1987 – Letter to Jeanne Pruett including a tape and lyrics for Put Me in Your Pocket.

February 10, 1988 – Letter to Joe DePriest discussing a future write up in The Shelby Star. WJES/WKSX letterhead. Attached is a piece of paper with DePriest’s contact information.

April 25, 1988 – Letter to Grady indicating Casey’s gratitude and interest in a newsletter. Additional discussion about recent trips is also in the letter. WJES/WKSX letterhead.

November 17, 1992 – Letter to Dick Hill providing information on Casey’s life. Worth noting is Casey’s mentioning of a possibly recent surgery. WJES/WKSX letterhead.

No date – Letter to unnamed recipient requesting videos for the films White Lightnin’ Road, Forty Acre Feud, and Buster and Billie.

iii) Other Correspondence Concerning Claude Casey
21/11

April 24, 1937 – Letter from Rosser Foolkes, Jr. introducing Claude Casey (the “Carolina Hobo”). WBTM letterhead.

August 2, 1937 – Correspondence from the Library of Congress confirming receipt of "Don't Accuse Your Lover." Card with envelope.

November 27, 1937 – Empty envelop from Southern Radio Corporation to Claude Casey.

January 11, 1939 – Letter from E.E. Oberstein (RCA Manufacturing Co.) to Claude Casey requesting “the services of the Pine State Playboys. 2 copies.

September 4, 1940 – Letter from Dan Hornsby (RCS Manufacturing Co.) to Claude Casey updating Casey of future recording sessions.

September 18, 1941 – Letter from Charles H. Crutchfield to Claude Casey, cc. Eddie DeGray, advising him that he will be placed on a $40 musician’s scale. 2 copies. One copy is handwritten while the other copy is a photocopy of a printed letter.

June 4, 1946 – Letter from Fred Rose to Claude Casey discussing song usages.

June 26, 1946 – Letter from Fred Rose to Claude Casey concerning possible songs for Casey to perform.

July 17, 1946 – Letter from Fred Rose to Claude Casey asking Casey to help promote a song.

August 6, 1946 – Letter from Fred Rose to Claude Casey updating Casey on their previous conversations.

October 7, 1946 – Letter from Fred Rose to Claude Casey with further details concerning previous conversations.

April 30, 1947 – Letter from A. E. Joscelyn to Claude Casey offering an attempt to have “hillbilly” music played in Minnesota.

May 14, 1947 – Newsletter from WBT-Charlotte announcing A. E. Joscelyn’s retirement, which was discussed in previous letter. Additional information indicates that Casey received the last official letter from Joscelyn with the WCCO letterhead.

June 21, 1949 – Letter from Lee Finburgh (Bourne, Inc.) returning several songs that had only recently been discovered.

October 12, 1949 – Letter of thanks from A. E. Joscelyn to Claude Casey.

June 20, 1951 – Letter from Sylvia Rosenberg (ASCAP) to Claude Casey.

May 22, 1954 – Letter from Mack Murray to Claude Casey requesting Casey to perform.

May 24, 1954 – Letter from Mack Murray to Claude Casey dealing with details for an upcoming Casey performance.

September 17, 1954 – Letter from Carol Bridgman (ASCAP) to Claude Casey informing Casey of a returned contract.

January 17, 1957 – Letter from Leon Casey to his parents from Ramey Air Force Base informing Claude Casey about a possible performance at the base. Puerto Rico letterhead.

January 20, 1957 – Letter from Leon Casey to his parents from Ramey Air Force Base. Puerto Rico letterhead.

January 21, 1957 – Letter from Leon Casey to his parents from Ramey Air Force Base. Puerto Rico letterhead.

August 2, 1957 – Letter from Slim Williams to Claude Casey informing Casey on recent events in his life.

August 21, 1958 – Letter from Marge and Ray Broome to Claude Casey offering information on buying a covered wagon lamp. With envelop.

July 29, 1960 – Letter from Joe Morris (WGUS) to Hotel Harrington inquiring about reciprocal trade agreements.

May 4, 1962 – Letter from Don Pierce to Claude Casey dealing with song recordings.

October 11, 1965 – Letter from Mrs. Paul B. Barbee to Claude and Ruth Claude Casey informing Casey that a picture from the Charlotte News will be attached.

December 5, 1975 – Letter from Stanley Adams (ASCAP) to Claude Casey including a membership agreement.

February 24, 1982 – General letter from Boudleaux and Felice Bryant officially announcing that their song Rocky Top was to be made “an official state song” of Tennessee. A score of Rocky Top accompanies the letter.

 

21/12

September 11, 1983 – Letter from Conrad Mullikin to Claude Casey providing requested information by Casey on Slim Idaho. Attached is a note with various information from the letter.

August 10, 1984 – Letter from Hal and Jeannie Blair to Claude Casey.

August 10, 1984 – Letter Hal Blair to Claude Casey relinquishing all rights for Savannah River Rag. 4 copies.

April 3, 1985 – Letter from ASCAP to Claude Casey. 1986-1995 membership extension agreement.

October 15, 1985 – Letter of information to Claude Casey for “The Charlotte Country Music Story” event.

November 18, 1985 – Letter from Hal David (ASCAP) to Claude Casey including the 1986-1995 membership extension agreement signed by ASCAP.

February 6, 1986 – Envelop from the McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina addressed to Claude Casey.

June 6, 1986 – Letter from Donald R. Key (The Big Reel) to Claude Casey offering a 1937 theater program that the Tennessee Ramblers were in.

March 25, 1991- Letter from Pat Ryckman to Claude Casey inviting Casey to the ribbon cutting of The Charlotte Music Archives collection at the Public Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg County.

May 19, 1995 – Letter from John Rumble to Claude and Ruth Casey providing information on an encyclopedia article written on Casey.

No date – Letter from ASCAP to Claude Casey asking for personal information.

No date – Letter from ASCAP to Claude Casey informing members of certain rights.

No date – Letter from Kelland and Mary to Claude and Ruth Casey informing the Casey’s on recent events and other information.

No date – Letter from Mayrie Cleaver ? to Claude Casey regarding recent events.

No date – Letter of terms for performance by the Briarhoppers. 3 copies. Signed by Claude Casey.

No date – Letter from Howard O. White, Jr. to Claude Casey informing Casey that non of the movies requested by Casey could be found in Nashville.

No date – Gasoline Alley card from Jim Scancarelli to Claude and Ruth Casey wishing them a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

No date – Note from Wally promising the Casey will hear from someone in Columbia.

iv) Telegrams
21/13

April 21, 1921 – From Lloyd Marx (Major Bowes Office) to Claude Casey requesting Casey to report to Paramount Theatre.

April 29, 1936 – From Bill McIlwain (Major Bowes Unit No. 10) to Claude Casey advising Casey to meet with McIlwain.

October 16, 1940 – From Lefty Morgan to Claude Casey asking Casey to wire Morgan at once.

May 4, 1942 – From J.W. Pitts to Claude Casey attempting to contact Casey over a song agreement proposition.

July 28, 1943 – From Jimmy Wakely to Claude Casey inquiring if the Ramblers would be interested in performing in a new Columbia Pictures film. 3 copies.

February 21, 1946 – From Bob Gilmore to Claude Casey showing in several of Casey’s songs.

December 18, 1970 – From Francis R. Walsh to WJES authorizing operations.

 

B. Contracts

21/14

July 16, 1937 – Photocopy of contract between Claude Casey Trio and American Record Corporation. 5 copies.

January 26, 1938 – Original and photocopy of contract between the Pine State Playboys and RCA Manufacturing Company, Inc.

October 10, 1940 – Original and photocopy of contract between the Pine State Playboys and RCA Manufacturing Company, Inc.

August 19, 1941 – Original contract between Claude Casey and Columbia Recording Corporation for the song You’re Going to be Sorry.

October 7, 1941 – Duplicate copy of contract between Claude Casey and RCA Manufacturing Company, Inc. for Hottest Little Baby in Town and Let Me Hear You Say I Love You.

April 24, 1942 – Original royalty agreement contract between Claude Casey and Cole Corporation for It Doesn’t Matter.

July 7, 1942 – Original standard uniform popular songwriters contract between Claude Casey and Sunshine Music Company for I’ll Always Love You, Let Me Hear You Say I Love You, Lonesome as Can Be, and When I First Met You.

December 7, 1942 – Original contract between Claude Casey and Country Music for My Favorite Memory.

September 10, 1943 – Original contract between Claude Casey and Country Music for Little Soldier.

January 5, 1944 – Original contract between Chaw Mank, Claude Casey, & Don White, and Chaw Mank’s Blue Ribbon Music Co. for The Cowboy and the Pheasant.

January 8, 1944 – Original contract between Claude Casey & Troy L. Martin, and Country Music for God Bless You Little Darling.

January 12, 1944 – Original contract between Claude Casey & Troy Martin, and Country Music for Soldier’s Last Letter (A).

February 11, 1944 – Original contract between Ben Shelhamer Jr., Claude Casey, & Don White, and Country Music for White Roses. Attached is a mem-o-gram from Russ Hull to Troy Martin (March 6, 1946); a letter from Claude Casey to Russ Hull (March 18, 1946); and a mem-o-gram from Russ Hull to Claude Casey (March 19, 1946).

September 25, 1944 – Original contract between Chaw Mank, Troy Martin, & Claude Casey, and Chaw Mank’s Blue Ribbon Music Co. for Are They Praying at Home Tonight.

September 25, 1944 – Original contract between Chaw Mank, Arthur Smith, Claude Casey, & Waldo O’Neal, and Chaw Mank’s Blue Ribbon Music Co. for Time Will Erase all Your Tears.

November 27, 1944 – Original contract between Chaw Mank, Waldo O’Neal, & Claude Casey, and Chaw Mank’s Blue Ribbon Music Co. for I’m Lonely Tonight.

November 27, 1944 – Original contract between Troy L. Martin, Claude Casey, & Chaw Mank, and Chaw Mank’s Blue Ribbon Music Co. for Myself and Me.?

February 20, 1945 – Letter of intent from Riley Shepard to carry out the contract for his and Casey’s song If I Had a Girl Like You published by Leeds Music Corporation.

November 13, 1945 – Original contract between Claude Casey and Radio Corporation of America for I Wish I’d Never Met You.

November 13, 1945 – Original contract between Claude Casey and Radio Corporation of America for My Little Tootsie.

21/15 November 13, 1945 – Original contract between J. Graydon Hall, Claude Casey, & Wally Fowler, and Wallace Fowler Publications for You’ve Got Me Under Your Thumb.

December 28, 1945 – Original contract between Claude Casey and Peer International Corporation for I Wish I’d Never Met You and My Little Tootsie.

January 17, 1946 – Original contract between Claude Casey & J.W. Pitts, and Peer International Corporation for Let Me Hear You Say “I Love You”.

February 20, 1946 – Original standard songwriter’s contract between Claude Casey & Riley Shepard, and Leeds Music Corporation for If I Had a Girl Like You.

June 4, 1946 – Original royalty contract between Mel Foree & Claude Casey, and Acuff-Rose Publications for Look in the Looking Glass at You.

July 17, 1946 – Original contract between Claude Casey & Mel Foree, and Bourne, Inc. for Days are Long, Nights are Lonely.

July 18, 1946 – Original contract between Claude Casey & Mel Foree, and Bourne, Inc. for I Learned My Lesson Too Late.

July 18, 1946 – Original contract between Claude Casey and Bourne, Inc. for I’ll Give You One More Chance.

July 18, 1946 – Original contract between Claude Casey & Mel Foree, and Bourne, Inc. for Journey’s End.

July 18, 1946 – Original contract between Claude Casey and Bourne, Inc. for Some Day You’ll Have to Pay.

July 18, 1946 – Original contract between Claude Casey and Bourne, Inc. for You Will Never Understand.

November 15, 1946 – Original contract between Claude Casey and Bourne, Inc. for Don’t Cry On My Shoulder.

November 15, 1946 – Original contract between Claude Casey, Mel Foree, & Harold Hensley, and Bourne, Inc. for I’ll Be Satisfied.

November 1946 – Original contract between Claude Casey, Mel Foree, & Harold Hensley, and Bourne, Inc. for Don’t Take Away the Sunshine of Your Smile.

April 2, 1947 – Original contract between Claude Casey & Dewey Price, and Bourne, Inc. for Going to the Dogs Over You. 2 copies.

October 8, 1947 – Original royalty contract between Claude Casey & Elmer Warren, and Acuff-Rose Publications for The Carolina Waltz.

October 18, 1947 – Original standard songwriters contract between Claude Casey and Hill and Range Songs, Inc. for Don’t Turn Me Down.

October 18, 1947 – Original standard songwriters contract between Claude Casey and Hill and Range Songs, Inc. for You’re Not a Drop in the Bucket to Me. Attached is a telegram from Julian Aberbach to Claude Casey (October 12, 1947); a telegram from Claude Casey to Julian Aberbach (October 13, 1947); and a telegram from Julian Aberbach to Claude Casey (October 14, 1947).

December 20, 1947 – Original contract between Claude Casey and Super Discs.

December 27, 1947 – Original contract between Claude Casey and American Federation of Musicians – Super Discs.

October 5, 1948 – Original and photocopy of royalty contract between Claude Casey, Arizona Mulligan, & Al Dahle, and Acuff-Rose Publications for Cloudy Skies. 5 copies.

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July 8, 1949 – Original contract between Claude Casey & Troy L. Martin, and Hill and Range Songs, Inc., for Hillbilly Gal. 4 copies. Additional form accompanies the contract.

July 8, 1949 – Original contract between Claude Casey and Hill and Range Songs, Inc., for I Just Love You Dear to Pieces. 3 copies. Additional form accompanies the contract.

July 29, 1949 – Original contract between Claude Casey and Fairway Music Corporation for I Love You to Pieces.

August 26, 1949 – Original contract between Mel Foree & Claude Casey, and Acuff-Rose Publications for Yodelin’ Blues and Send Me the Pillow You Dream On.

January 20, 1950 – Original contract between Nat Richardson & Claude Casey, and Algonquin Music, Inc. for Road of Love.

February 16, 1951 – Original movie contract between Claude Casey and Tom Productions, Inc. for his role in Kentucky Jubilee.

June 4, 1951 – Original contract between Claude Casey and American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers. Additional agreement accompanies the contract.

July 31, 1951 – Original contract between Claude Casey & Roy Lear, and R.F.D. Music Publishing Company for If I Could Only Be With You.

July 31, 1951 – Original contract between Claude Casey & Pete Tonto (Pete Etchison), and R.F.D. Music Publishing Company for Wheeling and Dealing.

September 28, 1951 – Original contract between Claude Casey & Pete Etchison, and Radio Corporation of America for Savannah River Rag.

November 7, 1951 – Original and photocopy of contract between Claude Casey & Pete Tonto (Etchison), and Folk Songs for Savanah [sic] River Rag. 2 copies.

January 9, 1952 – Original contract between Pete Etchison & Claude Casey, and Radio Corporation of America for Huggin’, Squeezin’, Kissin’, Teasin’.

January 9, 1952 – Original contract between Pete Etchison & Claude Casey, and Radio Corporation of America for She Calls Me Sugar Daddy. Attached is a letter from J. L. Sturman to Pete Etchison (August 19, 1957); a letter from Claude Casey to the copyright manager of RCA Victor Division (September 17, 1957); and a letter from Claude Casey to J.L. Sturman (September 17, 1957).

April 27, 1953 – Original contract between Claude Casey and M.G.M. Records.

May 9, 1955 – Original contract between Ches Davis ? and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #766.

June 18, 1955 – Original contract between Karston Productions and the National Guard.

21/17

July 8, 1958 – Original general release contract between Claude Casey & Pete Tonto (Pete Etchison), and R.F.D. Music Publishing Company for Wheeling and Dealing. Attached is a letter from Nat Tannen to Claude Casey (July 8, 1958).

April 20, 1962 – Original contract between Ruth Casey & Vic Willis, and Starday Music Company for Tennessee River Rag.

August 7, 1975 – Original renewal contract between Claude Casey and Acuff-Rose Publications, Inc. Attached is a letter from Dean May to Claude Casey (September 8, 1975).

August 12, 1975 – Original contract between Claude Casey and Acuff-Rose Publications, Inc.

August 25, 1975 – Original renewal contract between Claude Casey (three contracts signed by Ruth Casey, Michael Casey, and Leon Casey) and Acuff-Rose Publications, Inc. Attached is a letter from Dean May to Claude Casey (August 7, 1975); a letter from Claude Casey to Dean May (August 12, 1975); and a letter from Dean May to Claude Casey (August 26, 1975).

November 11, 1975 – Original contract between Claude Casey and the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers.

July 25, 1986 – Original deed of gift between Claude Casey and the Country Music Foundation, Inc. Attached is a letter from Charlie Seemann to Claude Casey (October 1, 1986).

November 24, 1986 – Original deed of gift between Claude Casey and the Country Music Foundation, Inc. Attached is a letter from Charlie Seemann to Claude Casey (January 29, 1987).

May 28, 1987 – Original deed of gift between Claude Casey and the Country Music Foundation, Inc. Attached is a letter from Charlie Seemann to Claude Casey (June 30, 1987).

December 4, 1987 – Original deed of gift between Claude Casey and the Country Music Foundation, Inc. Attached is a letter from Charlie Seemann to Claude Casey (January 5, 1988).

 

C. Royalty Receipts/Pay Stubs

21/18 April 8, 1939 – Riverside and Dan River Cotton Mills pay stub. Claude was seventeen years old.

June 30, 1945 – Radio Corporation of America for What’s Wrong with Me, Hottest Litle Baby in Town, and Let Me Hear You Say “I Love You.”

February 28, 1946 – Radio Corporation of America for Family Reunion in Heaven.

May 31, 1946 – Radio Corporation of America for Family Reunion in Heaven.

November 30, 1946 – Radio Corporation of America for I Wish I’d Never Met You and Family Reunion in Heaven.

December 31, 1946 – Radio Corporation of America for I Wish I’d Never Met You and My Little Tootsie.

December 31, 1946 – RCA Victor Company for I Wish I’d Never Met You and My Little Tootsie.

January 2, 1947 – Radio Corporation of America.

February 20, 1947 – Bourne Inc. for Claude Casey Folio.

February 28, 1947 – Radio Corporation of America for My Little Tootsie and I Wish I’d Never Met You.

February 28, 1947 – Radio Corporation of America for Look in the Looking Glass At You, I Wish I’d Never Met You, and Family Reunion in Heaven.

March 4, 1947 – Acuff-Rose for Look in the Looking Glass (At You). Attached is a letter from Fred Rose to Claude Casey (April 26, 1947). 2 copies.

March 4, 1947 – Bourne Inc. for Days Are Long and I’ll Be Satisfied.

March 7, 1947 – Bourne Inc. for Journey’s End.

March 31, 1947 – Radio Corporation of America for Family Reunion in Heaven and I Wish I’d Never Met You.

March 31, 1947 – RCA Victor Company for I Wish I’d Never Met You and My Little Tootsie.

May 31, 1947 – Radio Corporation of American for My Little Tootsie and I Wish I’d Never Met You.

June 30, 1947 – Bourne Inc. for Claude Casey Folio, Days Are Long, I’ll Be Satisfied, and Journey’s End.

June 30, 1947 – RCA Victor Company for I Wish I’d Never Met You and My Little Tootsie.

July 1, 1947 – Acuff-Rose for Look in the Looking Glass.

July 1, 1947 – Radio Corporation of America.

August 15, 1947 – Acuff-Rose.

September 30, 1947 – RCA Victor Company for I Wish I’d Never Met You and My Little Tootsie.

December 31, 1947 – Acuff-Rose for Look in the Looking Glass.

December 31, 1947 – Bourne Inc. for Claude Casey Folio, Days Are Long, Journey’s End, and You’ll Never Understand.

December 31, 1947 – Milene Music for period ending December 31, 1947.

December 31, 1947 – RCA Victor Company for I Wish I’d Never Met You and My Little Tootsie.

June 30, 1950 – Bourne Inc. for Claude Casey Folio.

June 30, 1951 – Bourne Inc. for Claude Casey Folio.

December 31, 1951 – Bourne Inc. for Claude Casey Folio, Days Are Long, I’ll Be Satisfied, and Journey’s End.

June 14, 1955 – The Gramophone Co. for Huggin’, Squeezin’, Kissin’, Teasin’.

November 23, 1955 – The Gramophone Co. for Huggin’, Squeezin’, Kissin’, Teasin’.

June 26, 1956 – E.M.I. (Australia) for Huggin’, Squeezin’, Kissin’, Teasin’.

July 3, 1957 – E.M.I. (Australia) for Huggin’, Squeezin’, Kissin’, Teasin’. 2 copies. Attached is a letter from J.L. Sturman (March 10, 1958).

March 1984 – ASCAP for Buster and Billie Cues.

June 1984 – ASCAP for Buster and Billie Cues.

June 30, 1984 – Acuff-Rose for Send Me the Pillow You Dream On.

June 30, 1987 – Opryland for Juke Box Gal and Send Me the Pillow You Dream On.

December 1987 – ASCAP for Buster and Billie.

August 1989 – ASCAP with no royalties.

N.D. RCA Manufacturing Company.

N.D. RCA Manufacturing Company.


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