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The "Buddy Bolden cylinder" is a legendary only recording of the
cornetist's band. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Buddy_Bolden

Steven Austin

-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kurt Nauck
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2005 10:25 AM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] History Detectives on PBS--Story Ideas

Here is a piece of correspondence that may interest some of you. If you
can
help Ms. Castellanos, please refer to her directly.

>Dear Kurt,
>
>Thank you so much for your quick reply.  Indeed we are looking for
stories
>that involve an artifact or object that may be tied to an important
event
>in American History.  I kind of liken the story to Antique's Roadshow
that
>is much more elaborate and involved with a detective story twists and
>turns.  Often the best stories come from people just like you who
happen
>to be very avid collectors!
>
>I would appreciate any fanning of this story query to any appropriate
>people or groups.
>
>I'm curious about this cylinder that you wrote about.  What kind of
>technology is that?  I have never heard of it before.
>
>
>Many thanks,
>Tania Castellanos
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kurt Nauck [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 3:07 PM
>To: Tania Castellanos
>Subject: Re: History Detectives on PBS--Story Ideas
>
>I would suppose the most enduring mysteries have to do with the
whereabouts
>(or existence) of the Buddy Bolden cylinder or the Lincoln
Phonautograph
>tracing.
>
>But since you seem to be looking for mysteries about objects that are
known
>to exist, I suppose those wouldn't qualify.
>
>There is a cylinder at the Belfer archive at Syracuse University that
may
>be a recording of Adelina Patti, a legendary opera singer. They haven't
>played it yet, as they are working on developing a laser player so that
>they can reproduce the sound without touching the groove.
>
>Certainly, there are many questions collectors would like to have
answered,
>or recordings they would like to have identified. I might have some
>interesting possibilities in my own collection - I would have to think
>about it.
>
>Would you like me to post your message to a couple of relevant internet
>discussion groups?
>
>At 11:32 AM 2/11/2005, you wrote:
>
> >Dear Mr. Nauck,
> >
> >I found your name and e-mail on the arsc-audio.org website.  My name
is
> >Tania Castellanos and I am writing to you on behalf of Lion
> >Television.  We are currently producing a documentary series titled
> >History Detectives that will air on PBS this summer.  I am writing to
you
> >because I am searching for new potential stories for the series.
> >
> >History Detectives is a national prime-time series about the
discovery,
> >documentation and preservation of historic American buildings and
> >artifacts. The format of our program is an investigation of a
question
> >posed by an individual who is interested in learning the history
behind an
> >artifact or location and its possible historical significance.
> >
> >We are currently seeking story submissions from all over the country
> >regarding American buildings or artifacts that may be historically or
> >culturally significant.  The most promising ideas are historically
> >significant, and are still unsolved. The best objects belong to
people who
> >may not have a research background, but are enthusiastic about
American
> >history or the specific area that their object relates to.
> >
> >I would like to develop stories that would permit us to talk about
the
> >history of Blues or Jazz.  If you are aware of individuals that might
have
> >historical questions about objects (they don't have to be major
> >collectors) please let me know.
> >
> >For example, if there was someone who had a record but could not
verify
> >the artist or the origin of the recording and wanted to know more
about
> >where the record came from or its place in the history of the Blues.
If
> >someone had an instrument that they thought once belonged to a well
known
> >artist or a piece of sheet music that they could not identify or
verify,
> >etc. that would work as well.  Also, if you have suggestions that you
feel
> >might be relevant to our show, please let me know.
> >
> >Thank you for getting the word out to your colleagues.  Hopefully
this
> >will find a new and interesting story!  You can find out more about
the
> >series on the website as
> >well:
>
><http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/>http://www.pbs.org/opb/histo
ry
> detectives/
> >
> >Since we are currently in production, I look forward to hearing from
you
> >at your earliest convenience.
> >
> >Sincerely,
> >
> >Tania Castellanos
> >
> >
> >History Detectives
> >Lion Television/PBS
> >304 Hudson Street, 5th floor
> >NYC, NY 10013
> >212-206-8633
>"Tania Castellanos" <[log in to unmask]>


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