Thanks, Maddie! It's a huge collection, so we're glad to have it finished. [smile]
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Maddie Dietrich
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:35 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Archival collection news
COOL!!! Thanks, Frank, and congratulations!
On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 1:44 PM Frank Ferko <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> The Archive of Recorded Sound at Stanford University is pleased to
> announce the completion of the processing of the Richard J. Howe
> Collection of Musical Instrument Literature. An illustrated blogpost
> by our Project Archivist, Gurudarshan Khalsa, has been posted on the
> ARS web site, and the finding aid is available on the Online Archive
> of California (OAC).
> The largest known collection of its kind, the Howe Collection of
> Musical Instrument Literature contains material about the manufacture
> of pianos, organs, and mechanical musical instruments from 1838 to
> 2002. The materials include catalogs, books, magazines,
> correspondence, photographs, broadsides, advertisements, and price
> lists. The collection was created, and originally donated to the University of Maryland, by Richard J. Howe.
> It was transferred to the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound in 2015
> to support the Player Piano Project, which now includes ten mechanical
> pianos and more than 15,000 piano rolls.
> Blogpost for the Howe Collection of Musical Instrument Literature:
> Finding aid for the Howe Collection of Musical Instrument Literature:
> Player Piano Project
> We invite you to explore this massive collection and to share the link
> information with researchers, faculty, and students who are interested
> in the study of musical instruments.
> With best regards,
> Frank Ferko
> Sound Archives Librarian
> Archive of Recorded Sound
> Braun Music Center
> 541 Lasuen Mall
> Stanford, CA 94305