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From: Music Library Association Mailing List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Paul T. Jackson
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 9:40 AM
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Subject: [MLA-L] Massive Recording Collection available

Hi:
I'm the nephew of Glenn D. Bridges whose recording collection, along
with my discographical book collection, is with the ITA Archives...I'm
not sure where these are housed...but somewhere on UNC-Greensboro
campus. I'm also the publisher of Glenn's book Pioneers in Brass, 4th
edition.
I've been informed that a very good friend, long-time ARSC member, Fred
Williams, who was constantly searching discographical information from
the Glenn Bridges collection, and has created a number of recordings of
early recorded band music, is now selling his massive collection of
cylinders, 78 discs of military and concert band recordings, books,
ephemera, photos et al. The collection he tells me is ca. 2100
cylinders; 30,000 Lps; 60,000 78s.
This year Fred has suffered a couple of strokes and just this month
returned from rehab and has decided to retire from his many
organizations and activities including maintaining the recording
collection.
The collection would be a great adjunct to the Glenn D. Bridges
collection, if such would be possible. And although many of Fred's
recordings duplicate those of Bridges, I believe I'm correct in saying
that those duplicates are also different takes of a given solo piece.
Having these all together would be wonderful for the researcher...and a
premier collection saved.
Fred Williams can be reached at :
8313 Shawnee St.,
Philadelphia, PA 191118-3906
phone 215.247-0410

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