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Guide to the William R. Moran Collection
PA Mss 57  
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Description
Personal papers and collection of discographer, author, and philanthropist William R. Moran. Collection includes sound recordings, photographs, and ephemera as well as manuscripts and research files, including files he kept on singers and correspondence with singers, discographers and others.
Background
William Rodes Moran (1919-2006) studied and wrote about opera recordings for his whole life and was an acknowledged expert on the opera recordings of the recording of many early singers, especially those that recorded for Victor Records. With Ted Fagan, Moran founded the Victor Project, a comprehensive discography of the Victor Talking Machine Company from 1900 to 1955.
Extent
84 linear feet (169 document and 15 flat boxes).
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
Collection is open for research.