I had the pleasure of attending the recent open house held at Academy Hall on Stanford's Redwood City campus, which houses the Media Preservation Lab, Conservation Services, and much of the Department of Special Collections. Here are some things that caught my eye:
Blog topic: Music
On Thursday, July 18, students in the popular culture course at the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institute visited the Department of Special Collections to view materials from the Fielder Collection of American Sheet Music.
A musical grammar in four parts : I. notation, II. melody, III. harmony, IV. Rhythm, by Dr. John Wall Callcott (1766-1821).
London : printed for Robert Birchall, music-seller by B. McMillan, 1817 (3rd ed.)
Printed by B. McMillan, Printer to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent.
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, 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.
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.