Contributors to this issue: Cathy Aster, Hannah Frost, Dinah Handel, Andria Olson and Michael Olson.
As always, we are grateful for our many collaborators!
As a freshman who didn’t get to experience any Stanford campus and community life this past year, I arrived on campus in June hoping to immerse myself in everything Stanford--past and present. My internship with the Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program certainly helped me accomplish this.
It is my delight to share the news that Kabir Hermon is joining the staff of Digital Library Systems and Services as our new Audio Digitization Specialist. Kabir’s first day will be Monday, September 20, and he will be working alongside Geoff Willard and Michael Angeletti at our media preservation facilities on the Stanford Redwood City campus.
In this guest blog, former Archive of Recorded Sound Project Archivist and current Stanford Libraries Special Collections Associate Archivist Gurudarshan Khalsa writes about two San Francisco Bay Area Jazz collections he worked on at the Archive of Recorded Sound: the Burt Bales Collection and the Dave Radlauer Jazz Collection.
Recently several musical compositions that Turk Murphy made arrangements of entered public domain. What this means is we can now make these original Turk arrangements available for public viewing online.
Two new finding aids are now avaialble via the Online Archive of California and the collections are open for research. The Frances Blaisdell collection captures the trailblazing flute player Frances Blaisdell and the Jim Goggin collection captures select activities of the cofounder of the San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation.
For spring quarter the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound is holding online office hours and hosting in person researchers.