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Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University
Braun Music Center, 541 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, California 94305-3076
Phone: (650) 725-1146
Fax: (650) 725-1145
Email: soundarchive@stanford.edu
Collections with online items: 3
Physical collections: 100
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Ackerman (Ken) Collection

Recordings and dubs of radio broadcast performances of jazz music of the 1950s and 60s by artists such as Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Muggsy Spanier, Jack Teagarden, Harry James, Cal Tjader, and George Shearing at venues such as the Club...

 
Ambassador Auditorium

The Ambassador Auditorium Collection contains the files of the various organizational departments of the Ambassador Auditorium as well as audio and video recordings. The materials cover the entire time period of April 1974 through May 1995 when the Ambassador Auditorium...

 
Ames (William) Collection

Tape recordings of works by composer William Ames.

 
Ampex Collection Addenda

Various smaller collections related to the Ampex Corporation, the development of magnetic recording on tape, and stereophonic sound.

 
Ancona (Mario) Collection

The Mario Ancona collection (8 linear feet; 17 boxes) includes photographs, memorabilia, sound recordings and miscellaneous documents related to the baritone's career, and to the performing arts and artists around the turn of the 20th century.

 
Arnold (Bob) Collection

Bob Arnold was a popular music historian and collector. His collection consists of his research and correspondence, and includes scrapbooks, program notes, interviews on cassette, and compilations on open reel tape drawn from his music collection.

 
ARS Audiotape Collection

Miscellaneous tape recordings, mostly small donations, that span the history of the Archive of Recorded Sound.

 
ARS Miscellany

Transfers and copies on optical media, radio programs, research materials, transcripts, scrapbooks, and other miscellany from the shelves of the Archive of Recorded Sound.

 
Auden (W.H.) Collection of Sound Recordings

The W.H. Auden Collection of Sound Recordings consists of vinyl LPs once owned by poet W. H. Auden and his partner Chester Kallman. Included are copies of The Rake's Progress (Auden and Kallman wrote the libretto), Auden reading four poems...

 
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Baker (Michael H.) Collection of Wire Recordings

37 off-air recordings, primarily of the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in the 1950s.

 
Bell Labs Early Stereo Collection

Material related to two 1979 Bell Telephone Laboratories albums titled "Early Hi-Fi ; Wide Range and Stereo Recordings Made by Bell Telephone Laboratories in the 1930s - Leopold Stokowski Conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra, 1931-1932."

 
Block (Al) Broadcast Collection

Open reel tapes containing off-air recordings from the late 1940s through the mid-50s, particularly of Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra.

 
Bonelli (Richard) Collection

The collection consists of Bonelli's letters, documents, photographs, programs, publications, scores, scrapbooks, audiovisual materials, posters and newspaper clippings.

 
Brown (Nate) Western Sound Archive Collection

The Nate Brown Western Sound Archive Collection consists of unpublished recordings on open reel tape of orchestral music from the 1940s through 1960s, with an emphasis on conductorship.

 
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Carmel Bach Festival Tape Collection

The collection's 210 tapes are recordings of the yearly Carmel summer concerts conducted by Sandor Salgo. The concerts' repertoire consist primarily of Johann Sebastian Bach's music and his contemporaries, and secondarily of Renaissance, Romantic and 20th century music....

 
Chamlee (Mario and Ruth) Collection

The collection consists of correspondence dealing with the Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions; personal papers, mainly promotional documents, and biographical and/or pedagogical writings; newspaper and magazine clippings; annotated scores, programs, photos, scrapbooks and recordings.

 
Child Phonology Collection

Open reel tape recordings produced in a study on speech sound production in children.

 
Christian Anti-Communism Crusade Collection

Fifteen open reel tapes produced by the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade in 1964 containing lectures and panel discussions from a workshop held in Washington, D.C.

 
Crooks (Richard and Mildred) Collection

Materials documenting virtually every stage of Crooks career.

 
Cullum (Jim) Collection

The Happy Jazz Band was formed in 1962 by Jim Cullum with his son, Jim Cullum, Jr. in San Antonio, Texas. Devoted to jazz from between the World Wars, the Happy Jazz Band was perhaps the foremost exponent of Dixieland...

 
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Daniels (Charles) Sheet Music Collection

The Charles Daniels Sheet Music Collection principally contains sheet music of works either composed by Daniels, published under his given name or one of his pseudonyms, notably Neil Moret, or works published by one of the many publishers Daniels was...

 
Diamond (Luryier) Opera Collection

Unpublished live performances of opera on open reel tape, from the collection of Luryier Diamond.

 
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Eisler (Dorothy) Collection

The Dorothy Eisler Collection consists of live recordings of classical music from approximately 1964 to 1970.

 
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Fagan (Ted) Collection

Fagan's collection consists primarily of reel to reel tapes (1033). The rest of the materials are music memorabilia, Fagan's own writings and documents concerning the United Nations.

 
Fantus (Robert A.) Collection

Opera and classical music performances on open reel tape, all recorded from radio broadcasts by Robert A. Fantus.

 
Farley (Alan) Collection

The Alan Farley Collection consists primarily of recordings made for the radio program Book Talk recorded on audio cassette tapes, digital audio tapes and compact discs. Book Talk airs on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco, California, though some of...

 
Finnie (Richard) Collection

Open reel tapes recorded by Richard Finnie, including Bechtel Corporation film soundtrack material featuring traditional music and sound effects from Asia, the Middle East, and elsewhere, and broadcasts and live performances of classical music, jazz, folk, and other types of...

 
Flagstad (Kirsten) collection

Collection contains recordings of Kirsten Flagstad and Waldemar Alme in performances and interviews.

 
Fowell (Hugh) Collection

Home-recorded videocassettes of television broadcasts of opera from the Great Performances series.

 
Fragale (Frank) Collection

The Fragale collection consists primarily of scores and recordings, and secondarily of programs, photographs, articles and materials on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?s libretto.

 
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Girard-Farwig Collection

The Girard-Farwig Collection consists unpublished recordings of opera, vocal and orchestral music from the collection of Victor Girard and Stan Farwig.

 
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Hadlock (Richard) Collection

Open reel tape recordings of the Annals of Jazz radio program produced and hosted by historian and educator Richard Hadlock, broadcast on KCSM, San Mateo between 1982 and 1991.

 
Heifetz (Jascha) Collection

The collection contains primarily sound recordings of performances of Jascha Heifetz, but it also includes recordings of other artists, some of whom were collaborators with Heifetz, as well as one recording of his teacher, Leopold Auer. There are 920 10"...

 
Hess (Richard) Collection

Tapes and digitally transferred files from the early years of American tape recording. Transfers were done by engineer and researcher Richard L. Hess. Digital files are only available at Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound.

Hickling (Gary) Collection on Lotte Lehmann

Includes correspondence and research notes related to Hickling's discography of Lehmann performances; documemts and articles; and various sound recordings.

 
Hilton (Ozzie) Collection

Recordings of jazz, swing, and popular music of the 1940's on audiocassette, including many obscure or hard-to-find performances and interviews.

 
Holm (Richard W.) Collection

A small collection of science-related recordings donated by Stanford biologist Richard Holm. Includes tapes from the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Dallas, Texas, and broadcasts from the Pacifica Tape Archive.

 
Humphrey (Herbert) Collection

The Herbert Humphrey Collection consists of 43 open reel tapes, the majority of which bear copies of commercially-released jazz and popular music. However, at least thirteen reels are of unusual broadcast material, including a series of San Francisco performances by...

 
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Issei Oral History Project in Watsonville Collection

The Issei Oral History Project in Watsonville was created by historian Kazuko Nakane in preparation for the book Nothing Left in my Hands : The Issei of a Rural California Town, 1900-1942. Interviews were conducted by Nakane from 1978 to...

 
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Jacobsen (Arnold) Collection

The Arnold Jacobsen Collection consists of open reel tapes of 78-era popular vocal music and accompanying documentation from the collection of record dealer and store owner Arnold Jacobsen.

 
Jam Handy Collection

Seventy linear feet of magnetic and optical sound recordings on 35mm film stock, featuring production music and sound effects produced by the Jam Handy Organization of Detroit, Michigan for industrial, educational and promotional films.

 
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Kibler (Belva) and Donald Morgan Collection

The Kibler-Morgan collection contains their annotated scores, photographs, programs, scrapbooks, correspondence, newspaper clippings, books and recordings.

 
KKSF Collection

232 open reel tapes of radio advertisments played on San Francisco radio in late 1986.

 
Koran (Lorrin) Piano Music Collection

Piano music on open reel tape.

 
KSFO Collection

The KSFO collection consists of audiovisual material and ephemera from this San Francisco radio station's years owned by Golden West Broadcasting, 1956-1983. KSFO was known for their news and sports coverage, as well as the voice talents of such personalities...

 
KZSU Collection

The KZSU Collection consists of recordings of a Stanford faculty lecture series sponsored by Century 21 realtors in 1968, originally broadcast on student radio station KZSU.

 
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Lexmond (Ann) Collection

Four framed records originally presented to Anna Lexmond for selling RCA Special Products compilations.

 
Long (Roy A.) Collection

Open reel tape recordings from approximately 1952 through 1980, including various performances from Stanford University, as well as pipe organ music, live jazz and big band music, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, and a steel drum band...

 
Love (James H.) Collection

Off-air radio and television recordings of classical music, jazz, and dramatic programs, as well as Love family home recordings.

 
Lund (Jack) Collection, 1887-2009

The Jack Lund Collection contains personal papers of Jack Lund as well as numerous newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, and music books. It also contains Lund's collection of classical music on 78 rpm discs, mostly in albums, 33 1/3 rpm...

 
Lynch (William C.) Dennis Brain Collection

The William C. Lynch Dennis Brain Collection consists of commercial and unpublished orchestral and solo recordings on audiocassette, compact disc, 33rpm long play and 78rpm records, VHS video cassette, and DVD, all featuring the world renowned British horn player, Dennis...

 
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Martin (Hall) Collection

The Hall Martin Collection consists of open reel tapes associated with Stanford's Speech and Drama Department, and features recordings of iconic speeches from 20th century political and historical figures, as well as proceedings from the 1961 Northwest Drama Conference held...

 
Mattis (Olivia) Collection

Interviews with avant-garde composers by musicologist Olivia Mattis.

Maxfield (Richard) Collection

Open reel tapes by electronic music composer Richard Maxfield containing some of his most well-known works.

 
Menuhin (Yehudi) Collection

The collection contains primarily sound recordings of performances of Yehudi Menuhin as violin soloist, with piano accompaniment by Hephzibah Menuhin, or with orchestral accompaniment. Most of the recordings are test pressings made between 1938 and 1950. The first box also...

 
Merrill Opera Video Collection

Unpublished opera productions on videocassette, from the collection of Greg Merrill Fe de Montreve.

 
Metal Parts Collections

Various metal parts used in the production of phonograph records, including masters, mothers and stampers from multiple donors. Primarily parts for records issued by Music Library Recordings and the Sir Thomas Beecham Society.

 
Meyer Library Lecture Tapes

Originally a set of circulating open reel tapes available at Stanford University's J. Henry Meyer Memorial Library. The tapes contain a variety of non-musical material and include lectures by Stanford faculty and class audio reserves (including commercially distributed tapes) of...

 
Midsummer Mozart Festival Collection

Two hundred eighty-nine (289) open-reel tape recordings of performances from the Midsummer Mozart Festival, together with programs and tape logs, from 1975 to 1995.

 
Monterey Jazz Festival Collection

The collection contains the archives of the Monterey Jazz Festival from 1958 to the present. It primarily consists of unpublished sound recordings and videos of festival concerts, and interviews and panel discussions in various formats, many of which are also...

 
Moran (William R.) Sound Recording Collection

Rare recordings on custom vinyl pressings of opera and Western art music, donated by collector and researcher William Moran.

 
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New Arts Forum Collection

Recorded works from American academic electronic music studios, originally submitted to the New Arts Forum series of concerts at San Francisco State University and elsewhere. The Forum was produced by Herbert Bielawa and D. Gareth Loy in 1972.

 
Non-Commercial Disc Collections

The Archive of Recorded Sound's Non-Commercial Disc Collections consist of over 10,000 phonographic disc recordings from a variety of donors, the majority of which are either broadcast transcriptions or instantaneous recordings. None were ever available for sale to the general...

 
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Old Fashioned Revival Hour Collection

Evangelical sermons, prayers, and hymnal recordings on Compact Disc, originally broadcast from 1937 to 1968 on the radio program Old Fashioned Revival Hour.

 
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Packer (Nancy) Collection

The Nancy Packer Collection consists of two sets of recordings: an interview with Herbert Packer, and lectures by Leon Lipson. Both were taped at Stanford University in 1969.

 
Polish Arts and Culture Foundation Collection

Polish language radio broadcasts on open reel tape, produced by Polskie Radio i Telewizja and distributed to the Polish Arts and Culture Foundation in the United States. Programs include interviews with Polish scholars, filmmakers and artists, and discussions of Polish...

 
Preservation Master Tape Collection

Preservation master transfers on tape from a variety of sources.

 
Prochorowa (Xenia) Collection

Materials related to the pianist's career.

 
Pryor (Roy) Collection

The Roy Pryor Collection consists of off-air recordings of local and network radio in Menlo Park, California between 1937 and 1949. Pryor used a home recording machine to make aluminum and lacquer discs of broadcasts, mostly capturing war-related news and...

 
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Rabinov (Irwin) Collection

Rare opera and vocal recordings on open reel tape, from the collection of Irwin Rabinov.

 
Reffkin (David) Ragtime Machine Collection

The Ragtime Machine was a weekly one-hour radio program about ragtime music, produced and hosted by David Reffkin and broadcast on the University of San Francisco's station KUSF. The collection contains all programs from 1981 to 2007, as well as...

 
Rhines (Howard) Collection

Files and recordings on audiotape from Howard Rhines, a composer, announcer and program director at Los Angeles classical radio station KFAC.

 
Rigler-Deutsch Index Computer Tapes

Computer tapes containing data from the Rigler and Deutsch Index of Recorded Sound (RDI), a union catalog of 78-rpm disc holdings from several major research libraries, including the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound.

 
Riverwalk Jazz Collection

Since 1989, educates and entertains public radio listeners with a program devoted to celebrating traditional jazz and popular music of the pre-war era, featuring performances from the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and guests. This collection contains copies of all the...

 
Rosen (Judith) Collection

The Judith Rosen Collection consists of unpublished recordings on audiotape featuring performances, lectures, and radio programs concerning classical music, with a particular focus on twentieth century composition, as well as women musicians and composers.

 
Russell (Doug) Collection of Ambassador Recitals

The Doug Russell Collection Of Ambassador Recitals consists of recordings from the the public radio program "In Recital at Ambassador," produced by KUSC in Los Angeles. The program featured live performances of principally classical music from the Ambassador Auditorium in...

 
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Sales (Grover) Collection

The collection consists of 2018 slides of jazz musicians; jazz documentaries and interviews with famous jazz musicians on audio tapes; a well-written and entertaining autobiography; course syllabi; two articles and miscellaneous typescripts by Sales; and writings about him....

 
Samuel (Gerhard) Collection

Papers and recordings from American conductor and composer Gerhard Samuel (1924-2008), particularly from his years conducting the Oakland Symphony, Minneapolis Symphony, and University of Cincinnati.

 
Schmidt (Harold) Collection

Sound recordings from Stanford University professor and choral director Harold C. Schmidt (1910-1993), including performances from the Stanford University Chorus, Choir, and Chamber Chorale.

 
Schwabacher (James) Collection

The James Schwabacher Collection consists of sound recordings, correspondence, scores, scrapbooks, clippings, programs, teaching material and other papers from San Francisco philanthropist and lyric tenor James Schwabacher.

 
Schwager (Hank) Collection

The Hank Schwager Collection consists of off-air recordings of Martin Williams' "Art of Jazz" radio program and an informal interview with Andre Previn from 1959. Both were recorded by Hank Schwager.

 
Silverstein (Lois) San Francisco Opera Collection

Off-air recordings of opera performances, mostly from the San Francisco Opera, from 1973 to 1975.

 
S.O.S. Program Collection

Lecture recordings and transcripts from the S.O.S. Program, a pioneering divorce therapy group founded in Palo Alto, California in 1963 by Sally Spray (now Sally Moltzen).

 
Soviet All-Union Radio Committee Collection

The Soviet All-Union Radio Committee Collection consists of excerpts of classical music, opera, and folk music on tape, all by Russian composers and performed by Russian musicians, from the late 1940s and early 50s. The tapes were used in radio...

 
Spector (Julius J.) Collection

Consists of correspondence from and signed photographs of musicians, and misc. papers.

 
Stanford Fleet Street Singers Collection

Tape recordings of the Stanford Fleet Street Singers, an all-male a capella group founded at Stanford University in 1981.

 
Stanford Jazz Orchestra Collection

Studio master recordings from the Stanford Jazz Orchestra.

 
Stanford Marching Band Collection

Master tapes for three albums from the Stanford Marching Band, as well as a live recording and one 45 rpm 7" EP from 1967.

 
Stanford Music Broadcast Tapes Collection

The Stanford Music Broadcast Tapes Collection consists of 172 open reel tapes of off-air recordings from 1951 to 1969, the majority of which are of broadcast performances by the NBC Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra,...

 
Stanford Program for Recordings in Sound Collection

The Stanford Program for Recordings in Sound was a project begun by English Department graduate student Mike Stillman that sponsored readings by poets and novelists either in residence or visiting Stanford. These readings were professionally recorded, and a series of...

 
Stanford Speech Collection

The Stanford Speech Collection consists of audio recordings on open reel tape of speeches, lectures, and panel discussions at or sponsored by Stanford University from the 1950s through the 70s.

 
Stanford Tape Collection

Historic music and speech recordings on open reel tape, made on the campus of Stanford University.

 
Sunier (John) Collection

Recordings of interviews with prominent figures in the audio and sound recording industry conducted by John Sunier for his radio program Audiophile Audition.

 
Svenson (Juris) Collection

Audio tapes of spoken word and musical performances, largely related to Bertolt Brecht and radical theater of the 1960s.

 
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Thebom (Blanche) Collection

The Blanche Thebom Collection has three major components. The first is scores, correspondence, publicity, production notes, and media from her post-Met career as teacher and director. Secondly, there are published and unpublished sound recordings of Thebom. Lastly, the collection also...

 
Tibbett (Lawrence) Collection

The collection contains primarily sound recordings of performances of Lawrence Tibbett from recording sessions that occurred between 1929 and 1945. Some of the recordings are 12" vinyl 33 1/3 rpm microgroove discs, but most are 78 rpm shellac discs and...

 
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University Of California, Santa Cruz Contemporary Classical Collection

The University Of California, Santa Cruz Contemporary Classical Collection consists of live performances of classical music, mostly by twentieth century composers, on open reel tape. For the most part, recordings date from the 1960s and 70s, and include rehearsals, radio...

 
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Wilkinson (Ed) Collection

The Ed Wilkinson Collection consists of classical and opera performance broadcasts of the 1930s and 40s on open reel tape, the majority of which from the Standard Symphony Hour series.

 
Wolf (Jack) Collection

Field recordings of environmental sounds from around the world, captured by hobbyist Jack Wolf.

 
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Collection

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Collection contains oral history interviews on audiocassettes, transcripts, and other supplemental materials on active members of WILPF and Women's Strike for Peace (WSP).