Blog topic: Music

Image of a printed program from a Standard Hour broadcast

Historic Standard Hour radio broadcasts now accessible in SearchWorks

February 28, 2019
by Frank Ferko

The Archive of Recorded Sound, in collaboration with the Stanford Media Preservation Lab, recently completed the digitization and cataloging of 684 analog recordings of The Standard Hour radio broadcasts that occurred between 1938 and 1955.  This extensive project was generously funded through the Recordings at Risk program sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).   

Apotheosis of St. Louis, by Charles Henry Niehaus

Music librarians gather in St. Louis

March 1, 2019
by Ray Heigemeir

Apotheosis of St. Louis, by Charles Henry Niehaus, depicts Louis IX of France (1214-1270), namesake of St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Music librarians from around the country traveled to St. Louis, MO recently for the 88thannual meeting of the Music Library Association.

Oldest known publication within the ARS Sheet Music Collection.

13,000 sheet music titles now available for research

February 12, 2019
by Benjamin E. Bates

Staff at the Archive of Recorded Sound have, for the first time, created a complete inventory of the ARS Sheet Music Collection. This culmination of over 13,000 published titles was generated through various donations during the Archive's first 60 years (1958-2018). The vast majority of titles within the collection are popular music scores published in the United States along with publications from England, France, Italy, and elsewhere. 

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