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Author Topic: Music Collections Archived at Colleges/Universities  (Read 5743 times)

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Offline Stuart

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Offline uncle bud

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Re: UCLA Digital Collections Link
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2010, 07:33:06 AM »
Have you been able to get this to work, Stuart? I keep getting service unavailable messages, and even when going to the main UCLA collections page, get the messages when trying to find anything.

Online access to recordings apparently include "David Evans's interviews with Rube Lacey and John Fahey's extensive interviews with Ishmon Bracey...and a short but interesting Mance Lipscomb interview"

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Re: UCLA Digital Collections Link
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2010, 08:17:44 AM »
I get "Service Temporarily Unavailable".
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Re: UCLA Digital Collections Link
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010, 08:36:58 AM »
I just tried and received the "Service Temporarily Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later
" message. So the problem isn't with your connection.

I tried it yesterday right after Elijah posted the link to the PWBG and connected with no problem. I listened to a couple of the recordings on the first page, so it should work when the site is back up. From what I saw yesterday, there are over 2,100 items, which is going to require some time to wade through.

Its 8:30 a.m. out here on the West Coast, so maybe the staff is trying to do some site maintenance before all of us Left Coast old music nuts crawl out from under our respective rocks and overload the system!

Offline Stuart

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Re: UCLA Digital Collections Link
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2010, 12:08:01 PM »
Just checked--It's back up.

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Re: UCLA Digital Collections Link
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010, 10:57:07 PM »
this is an amazing find - thank you!

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Re: UCLA Digital Collections Link
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2010, 08:45:07 PM »
I neglected to mention that when you select one of the items in the UCLA Collection, you can click on where it reads "Play Content" in the "AUDIO CONTENT" box on the left hand side. On my computer, the track plays through Real Player. When I click on the right pointing triangle (I guess this is call the "PLAY" button), it appears to use the site's player. I just listened to this Babe Stovall clip. It's great:

http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz00095vh4

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New collection at Center for Popular Music at MTSU
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2011, 08:03:02 AM »
Hey Folks,
I thought I'd post a quick announcement here that might be of interest:

The Doug Seroff Collection of Tennessee Black Gospel Quartet Materials comes to the Center for Popular Music
 
Doug Seroff, a scholar of African American music, has placed in the Center?s holdings extraordinary research materials that he collected over more than thirty years of work.  These include more than 300 photographs, a rich cache of interviews, newspaper clippings, the personal effects of John Battle (an original member of the Fairfield Four), recordings (both audio and video), programs, letters, and much more.  The materials are currently being accessioned, cataloged, conserved, and organized.  A detailed finding aid should be available by May 2011.
 
Search other holdings of the Center for Popular Music at:  http://popmusic.mtsu.edu

CPM also holds Gayle Dean Wardlow's interviews with blues musicians:
http://popmusic.mtsu.edu/archives/inventory/wardlow.htm

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Re: New collection at Center for Popular Music at MTSU
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011, 10:22:45 AM »

Thanks, Poly, that's a great find. However, I spent just a few minutes trying to find the actual collection on the MTSU site with no luck, did a keyword search and collector's name search, two strikes. Admittedly I didn't make a real strong effort, but if you happen to come across the url to the actually Seroff connection, please pass along. I'll try again later.

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Re: New collection at Center for Popular Music at MTSU
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2011, 10:53:50 AM »
Hi Lindy,
The collection is currently being processed so it is not officially up on the CPM site. Hopefully there will be a detailed finding aid by this May. I'll try to post when it is up.

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Re: New collection at Center for Popular Music at MTSU
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2011, 09:42:25 AM »
Hi folks!
I posted a month or so ago to give the forum members a little news brief about Doug Seroff's collection of materials relating to African American gospel quartets that was recently donated to the Center for Popular Music in Murfreesboro, TN.
The finding aid is now up online and available for researchers to view the contents of the collection. Here are the links:

http://popmusic.mtsu.edu/archives/inventory/SeroffGospel.htm

Here is the link for the CPM:
http://popmusic.mtsu.edu/

While the primary focus of the collection is the gospel quartet tradition, there are a few bits and pieces of information in there that might be of interest to scholars of Black banjo/string band music.

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Re: New collection at Center for Popular Music at MTSU
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2011, 10:44:07 AM »
Thanks for the update, poymando.

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Various music collections offered through University Archive
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2013, 01:52:09 PM »
The enclosed albums available to download free via itunes are really worth exploring there are some wonderful old performances on them https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/festivals-historic-recordings/id384928753?mt=10
« Last Edit: June 20, 2018, 04:25:49 PM by Johnm »
Kind Regards- Kenneth

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Re: Various music collections offered through University Archeive
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2013, 02:07:37 PM »
You can also find all this stuff and much much more through the following websites - meaning you don't have to do it via the iTunes store!

http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/

and there is also the massive Digital Archive of Appalachia:
http://dla.acaweb.org

Happy hunting!!

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Re: Various music collections offered through University Archeive
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2013, 04:19:20 AM »
Whilst trading sites, you might like to explore Fred Robbins wonderful site. There is some really interesting stuff here recorded by Fred on reel to reel plus links to his friends

http://frobbi.org/picking.html
Kind Regards- Kenneth

 


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