When I did a big transfer job a few years back for a large publicly-accessible poetry 
archive/library, I immediately noticed how much material Yale had put out in years past. I came to 
find out that Yale now owns the masters of a once-major publisher of recorded poetry. I mentioned 
this to the client, and they asked if I could put them in contact with someone at Yale. The only 
person I "knew" there (and only through ARSC) was Richard. He was more than helpful, and a deal was 
made whereby a lot of material that had been inaccessible without a visit to New Haven is now 
accessible within the confines of the nation's most populous (and population-dense) city, NYC. So, a 
New Yorker who loves and studies poetry, and is statistically unlikely to have a car, can now travel 
NYC mass transit to the archive and listen to many Yale-owned recordings that were formerly only in 
far away New Haven. This is 100% due to Richard's organization and coordination, plus he gave the 
archive a very good rate on the transfers and duplication.

I can't think of a better tribute to an audio archivist than to say he made something accessible to 
more people than it was before. Plus he was an old-school gentleman.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 1:22 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Richard Warren

Leah and I were sad to hear the news.  Dick has always been a friend for
the 40 years I've been in ARSC.  I often suggested that we hold an ARSC
Conference at Yale but it never happened. And Steve, that is a great
picture -- we need to put it in the newsletter and on the ARSC web site.

Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Richard Warren
From: Jon Samuels <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, October 08, 2012 11:57 pm
To: [log in to unmask]

Richard was a true friend, and an excellent curator.  I met him, back in
1977, when I was nineteen, and was researching recordings made by the
'cellist Emanuel Feuermann.  He was polite, knowledgeable, patient,
helpful, friendly and fun.  Over the years, my wife Caren and I became
close friends with both him and his wife Mary-Jo.  Like many of you, I
mourn him today, but will carry his wonderful essence with me always.

Jon Samuels

--- On Mon, 10/8/12, Steve Ramm <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Steve Ramm <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Richard Warren - Thoughts and THE PERFECT PHOTO
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Monday, October 8, 2012, 11:34 PM

In a message dated 10/8/2012 5:35:41 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
[log in to unmask] writes:

I spent  a fascinating day with Richard three years ago at Yale

Janie and I visited with Richard and Mary Jo about 15 years ago when we

were on way to Mystic for vacation. He gave us a tour and then even got
us a
"table down at Morey's" (yep, it's real place.). What a gentle and
"giving" soul.

I did a google search and what I consider the perfect image of Richard
popped up. I'll share the link. Tomorrow, in his memory, it will be my
saver.  Take a look. Isn't that the Richard we all knew and loved?

_ (

Steve Ramm