Strachwitz, Chris

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Born in Gross-Reichenau, Germany (now Bogaczów, Poland), music producer and folklorist Chris Strachwitz (1931-) emigrated with his family to the United States in 1947. After attending Pomona College in the early 1950s, Strachwitz moved to Los Gatos, California, where he worked as a teacher. An avid collector of 78 rpm recordings of New Orleans jazz and Mexican ranchera music, in 1960 he created his own music label called Arhoolie Records, located in El Cerrito, California.

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Ankeny, Jason. Chris Strachwitz. Allmusic. Accessed April 29, 2011. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/chris-strachwitz-p129119/biography .

From the guide to the Strachwitz, Chris, Collection 82-084., [ca. 1940s-1950s], (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Born in Gross-Reichenau, Germany (now Bogaczów, Poland), music producer and folklorist Chris Strachwitz (1931-) emigrated with his family to the United States in 1947.

After attending Pomona College in the early 1950s, Strachwitz moved to Los Gatos, California, where he worked as a teacher. An avid collector of 78 rpm recordings of New Orleans jazz and Mexican ranchera music, in 1960 he created his own music label called Arhoolie Records, located in El Cerrito, California.

From the description of Strachwitz, Chris, Collection, [ca. 1940s-1950s] (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 768342139

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creatorOf Strachwitz, Chris, 1931-. Strachwitz, Chris, Collection, [ca. 1940s-1950s] University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Strachwitz, Chris, Collection 82-084., [ca. 1940s-1950s] Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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Birth 1931-07-01

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