Guide to the John-Manuel Andriote
Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco
Collection
NMAH.AC.1184

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1184
Creators:
Andriote, John-Manuel
Dates:
1976-2001
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.5 cubic feet
5 boxes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
John-Manuel Andriote interviewed several individuals and entertainers involved with the disco era for his book,
Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco.
This collection contains his interview tapes, transcripts, and materials related to the research and writing of his book.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection consists of interviews and material collected by Andriote in researching and writing his book, Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco, published by HarperCollins in 2001. Included are recorded and transcribed interviews that Andriote conducted with entertainers and others involved in the disco era. The transcribed interviews do not include the interview with Victor Omelcenko and Carl Uruski. The creator's original order and topic designations were maintained: span dates reflect the dates of the materials contained within the folder.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Collection is arranged in three series.
Series 1, Audio Materials, 1977-1999 Subseries 1, Original Interview Audio Cassettes, 1998-1999 Subseries 2, Transcripts of Interviews, 1999 Subseries 3, Soundtracks and Original Soundtrack and Music Compact Discs, 1977-1998 Series 2, Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco Bound Galley, Manuscript Draft, and Correspondence, 1999-2001 Series 3, Collected Reference Material, 1976-2001

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
In the introduction to his book, Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco, John-Manuel Andriote writes about disco's popularity during its heyday in the late 1970s and its continuing popularity: "For everyone, getting down was the only thing that mattered on a Saturday night… One of the unique social forces of disco, in fact, was its ability to bring together gay and straight, black and white, like no other popular music before it. People of all colors and orientations united in the name of Fun... It seems safe to say that after two decades of 'just say no'-- to drugs, unsafe sex, cigarettes, and cholesterol -- a lot of restless people are ready for the 'good times' that disco helped to create and celebrate. It's clear that millions of people throughout the world still agree that the music whose only purpose was to get your spirits up and to help you get down is the only music for dancing." [1] Hot Stuff chronicles disco from its beginnings through it reemergence in the late 1990s.

Administration
Processing Information note
Processed by Jennifer Berger, intern, November 2009; supervised by Franklin A. Robinson, Jr., archives specialist.
Processing Information note
Processed by Jennifer Burger, intern, December, 2009; supervised by Franklin A. Robinson Jr., archives technician.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Berger, intern; supervised by Franklin A. Robinson, Jr., archives specialist.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
This collection was donated by John-Manuel Andriote in 2009.

Footnotes
Footnotes
Andriote, John-Manuel, Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco, pages 1-4, New York, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research use.
Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.
Technical Access: Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copyright held by donor. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Preferred Citation note
John-Manuel Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco collection, 1976-2001, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Related Archival Materials note
AC1146 Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection, 1953-2010; AC1128 John-Manuel Andriote Victory Deferred Collection, 1901-2008; AC0491 Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection; Researcher may also be interested in the American Music Collections.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Inventory available.

Keywords
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Lopez, Bernie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Misulich, Mike Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu