Collection ASM0065 - Spec's Music Inc. records

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Spec's Music Inc. records


  • 1975-2008 (Creation)


45 Boxes

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Martin Spector founded Spec's Music in 1948. Spector's first store, located in Coral Gables, featured Big Band Melodies on records and later included electronics and household appliances. In the 1960's with the popularity of Rock ‘n Roll, Spector decided to focus primarily on the sale of music. In 1980, the leadership of the company was transferred to his daughter Ann Spector Lieff.  Competition among music retailers in the late 1990s led to a merger with Camelot Music.  The Spec's Music Collection Records is comprised of press releases in the form of newspaper and magazine clippings, business records, photographs, store memorabilia, and framed music posters, and plaques acquired during Ann Lieff's tenure.

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The collection is open for research.

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Items from this collection are kept on-campus and may be requested from the first floor Kislak Center in the Otto G. Richter Library at University of Miami.

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University of Miami does not own copyright. It is incumbent on the user to obtain copyright from the original creator.

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  • English

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