I am very sad to report the recent death of long-time ARSC member Jack
Raymond. Jack owned one of the finest collections of U.S. and British
musical theater and vaudeville on record collections, which he donated to
the Library of Congress a year or two ago. He was the author of the Show
Music on Record discographies (now a Library of Congress website), the
source of the Smithsonian Institution original cast recreation LPs, and the
compiler of the comprehensive 12-CD Music from the New York Stage,
1890-1920, issued by Pearl Records.
As those of you who knew him from DC and national ARSC meetings, Jack was a
gentleman, above all else. Plus, extraordinarily generous, gracious,
intellectually curious, and dedicated, to his friends and to his hobbies,
which included antique maps as well as recordings. This is a great loss.
I'll miss him.