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2020 access

Page materials from the Archive if Recorded Sound via SearchWorks for pick up in Green Library. This service is available to the following current Stanford ID cardholders: undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, professors (including emeriti), staff, fellows, and Stanford visiting scholars. The Archive of Recorded Sound remains closed to onsite visits. Please contact us if you have questions about accessing special materials during this time. 

Archive news

ARS reading room with books

Four new finding aids featuring Jazz artist interviews, band music, and organizational records published by the Archive of Recorded Sound

August 17, 2020
by Nathan Coy

 

In the last week through the concerted efforts of Benjamin Bates, Chris Walker, Gurudarshin Khalsa, Jonah Reidel, and the Stanford Media Preservation Lab the Archive of Recorded Sound has released 4 new finding aids. The collections include the work of Reese Erlich and his now Stanford streaming interviews with top tier Jazz artists, the complete catalog of Fidelity Recordings featuring band music from around the world, a collection of ARS research files, and a selection of sound recordings tied to the West coast traditional jazz revival. Read on to find out more.

Fuller wire

Buckminster Fuller on a long thin wire

July 31, 2020
by Geoff Willard

Buckminster Fuller has loomed large over the Stanford Media Preservation Lab ever since his archives were fully processed and described in the mid-2000s. Over the past eight years we've been slowly reformatting the extensive media component of this collection, but there was one media format that remained elusive: wire.

Photo of Gerhard Samuel collection digital object.

901 sound recordings released to Searchworks by the Archive of Recorded Sound

At the Archive of Recorded Sound we have all been adapting to working in a variety of situations ranging from wearing masks all day to child care while nursery schools are closed. With the shift to working from home the Archive of Recorded Sound staff transitioned from processing physical collections and helping researchers in person to virtual office hours and the digital collection description backlog.

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