Laura Bolton was known back in the 50s and 60s for her recordings of ethnic things on cylinders. Her collection moved from Columbia to several different Universities including Archive of Traditional Music at Indiana University, as well as the Library of Congress. Her name is on a collection now at Harvard University and the EthnoCenter at Columbia University. Here are links. All about Laura Bolton https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Boulton There's actually a listing of the libraries here with ethnology recordings: http://guides.library.ucla.edu/ethno/archives Library of Congress collection: http://bit.ly/2r3ljaZ Harvard collection: https://library.harvard.edu/collections/laura-boulton-collection Columbia University: http://www.ethnocenter.org/about Indiana University: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/21233 https://libraries.indiana.edu/atm-history https://libraries.indiana.edu/archives-traditional-music George List and Frank Gillis were the first administrators of this Archive and ARSC met at Indiana for our first national annual conference (having met 3 other times for organizational processes in Dearborn, Syracuse, and Library of Congress.) Frank became good friends with us; was a jazz and big band pianist for Casa Loma Big Band...later, ragtime. There was a large ethnology program at one of the universities in California; probably USC. ARSC had several members from there. https://libraries.usc.edu/databases/ethnomusicology-global-field-recordings Many started around or just before ARSC got started in 1965. Hope this is helpful. Paul Jackson *Trescott Research - Paul T. Jackson * 2503 Natalie Lane, Steilacoom, WA 98388 http://www.trescottresearch.com <http://www.trescottresearch.com/> Support Authors: https://www.plateauareawriterassociation.org/ Support Musicians http://www.gatewayconcertband.org <http://www.gatewayconcertband.org/> On 11/16/2019 1:18 PM, Mel Jordan wrote: > Hello all, > > I am a Division III student at Hampshire College, focusing on > ethnomusicology and museum studies. For my senior thesis, I am studying the > impacts of digital technology on stakeholder access to ethnographic field > recordings. I am looking for archivists or collectors who work with > ethnographic wax cylinder recordings from North America, who have > supervised or participated in repatriation or stakeholder access projects > related to ethnographic field recordings, and who may be interested in > completing a 45-minute in-person interview with me. > > If you fit this criteria and are interested in participating, or know > someone who may qualify and would be interested in participating, please > contact me at 714-353-0518 or by email at [log in to unmask] > > Thank you for your time!