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2015 ARSC Conference Recordings

ARSC is pleased to make the audio recordings of its annual conference freely available as a benefit to members. Slide presentations and other supplementary materials furnished by presenters, will be made available below as they are received. (Please send any such submissions to Patrick Feaster).

Presentation abstracts for 2015 conference recordings may be found on the 2015 conference website.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

JAZZ IN PITTSBURGH
Marty Ashby
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ARTISTS & REPERTOIRE:
JAZZ & BLUES

Vincent Pelote & Seth B. Winner:
Revisiting the 1938 Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall Concert
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Roberta Freund Schwartz
Jazz Me Blues: Chicago’s South Side Jazz Bands, the City Style, and the Thin Blue(s) Line
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Elijah Wald
A Tribute to Samuel Charters
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A&R & DISCOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH

Barry Mazor
Unseen Documents from the Career of Ralph Peer
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Emil R. Pinta
The Pilotone Label and Its (Somewhat) Remarkable Catalog of Operatic, Classical, and Broadway Music
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Bruce D. Epperson
Systematic Discography at Forty: What Are the Chances For a Replacement?
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THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: GROWING PRESTIGE IN STEELTOWN

Dennis D. Rooney
Early Years and Reiner/PSO Columbia Recordings
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John H. Haley
Reiner/PSO Broadcasts
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Gary A. Galo
Stenberg/PSO: Capitol & Everest Years
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Thomas Fine
Steinberg/PSO: Command Classics Years
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James H. North
Maazel, Previn & Later PSO Years
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Q&A
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ARCHIVING

Eric Saltz
Archives as Artist: Defining Relationships Between Collections, the User, and Society
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Rebecca Chandler
Quantifying the Need: A Survey of Existing Sound Recordings in Collections in U.S.
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Susan Hooyenga
Sound Directions at Indiana University: What Exactly Did We Preserve?
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Peter Alyea
The IRENE System
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SOUND SOLUTIONS

Brandon Burke & James Sam
If Radio’s Gonna Stay: Leveraging Collaboration to Manage, Preserve, & Provide Access to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Records at the Hoover Institution Archives
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Marcos Sueiro Bal
Factors in Audio Extraction
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Mark Hood & Brad McCoy
Capturing and Disseminating the Knowledge of Audio Preservation Experts
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PITTSBURGH PERSONALITIES

Bryan Wright
Rediscovering Ted Lewis: Rare Recordings from the Ted Lewis Museum
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Susan Rosenberg, Geri Allen, Jocelyn Arem, Jessical Thompson, Steve Rosenthal
The Erroll Garner Jazz Legacy Project
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Ben Young
The Enigmatic David Izenson
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Russell W. Miller
The Life and Legacy of Oscar Levant
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Friday, May 29, 2015

BUILDING SHARED MUSIC LIBRARIES
Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive)
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DEVELOPMENTS IN CYLINDER AUDIO PRESERVATION

David Giovannoni
Do the Right Thing: Criteria for Assessing Cylinder Collections & Transfer Technologies
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Rebecca Feynberg
Where’s the Wear? A Pilot Study to Assess the Effects of Modern Contact Transfer
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John Levin
How Low Can It Go? Minimizing Contact Pressure with the CPS1
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Nicholas Bergh
Pushing the Envelope: Test Cylinders & A Radically New Archival Transfer Platform
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Q&A
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BLUES & FOLK MUSIC

Emily Hilliard, Cary Ginell, Terika Dean
Uncovering Lead Belly: Considering Huddie Ledbetter’s Previously Unreleased Recordings
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Cary Ginell
Puttin’ On the Style: Britain’s Skiffle Phenomenon: 1956-1958
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Carol L. Seymour
Next Stop, Pittsburgh: All Aboard For a Musical Journey – The Railroad In Roots Music
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RECORD LABELS & RESEARCH

Diane Napert
The Black Swan Label: Holdings in the Historical Sound Recordings Collection, Yale University
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Dr. Peter Martland
The American Recording Industry in the Pit of the Great Depression – New Evidence
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Francesca Giannetti
The Impact of Digital Sound: A Twitter Reception Study
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MORE ARCHIVING!

Karen Hogg
Indexing and Researching the Charles K. Wolfe Audio Collection
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Hunter Dunlap & Roderick Sharpe
Digital Archiving of Concert Performances: Open-Source Solution
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Brian Harnetty
Archival Ethnography and the Berea Appalachian Sound Archives
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Tricia Patterson
The Day the Music Didn’t Die: Preserving Music at MIT Libraries
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RADIO RAMBLINGS

Jolene Beiser & Holly Rose McGee
American Women Making History & Culture (1963-1982): Pacifica Radio’s Broadcast History of the Women’s Movement in America
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Casey E. Davis, Karen Cariani, Josh Shepperd, Chuck Howell
National Initiatives Collaborate: Radio Preservation Task Force & The American Archive of Public Broadcasting
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David N. Lewis
Hayrides, Jamborees & Barn Dances: Live Country Music on Radio in the Ohio Valley, 1933-1968
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TOPICS FOR TECH-HEADS & ARCHIVISTS

Ward Marston & George Blood
(presented by George Blood)
Art & Science of Speed & Stylus Size in Acoustic Recordings
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William Fickinger & Peter Hoekje
Dayton Miller and Early Mechanical Acoustical Analysis
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George Blood
You Know You Want It: An Introduction to Quality Control, Assurance, & Testing
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Saturday, May 30, 2015

 

JAZZ IN PITTSBURGH

Carlos E. Pena
Pittsburgh Jazz Recordings at 33 and 45 RPM
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Bill Doggett
Billy Strayhorn: A Portrait of an Iconic Pittsburgh Native Son
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Charles Iselin
The Roy Eldridge Collection
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WESTERN SWING

Matthew Barton
Hollywood Two-Step: How Bob Wills and His Friends Made Westerns Swing
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Madeline Dietrich
Western Swing & the Examination of an Information Object: A Research Model
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Q&A
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OPERA, ORCHESTRAS & EPHEMERA

Michael Biel
The History of Early Record Sleeves
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Dennis D. Rooney & Seth B. Winner
Problems in Playback and A/D Transfer of the Reiner/PSO Columbia Recordings
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COLLECTIONS & CATALOGS: FROM WEST TO EAST

Mariela Salazar Hernandez & Perla Olivia Rodríguez Reséndiz
Panorama of the Conservation of Sound Archives in Mexico
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Rebecca Forste & David N. Lewis
I May Be Crazy But I Ain’t No Fool: The Legacy of Funnyman “Ragtime Bob” Roberts
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Robert J. O’Brien
Shakespeare & Russia: Past and Today
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TECHNICAL TOPICS & ARCHIVING STRATEGIES

Mike Casey, Rebecca Chandler, Patrick Feaster
New Developments & Applications for Surveying & Inventorying Collections
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TELEVISION & TECHNICAL TOPICS

Dave Walker
Preserving a Legacy: Conserving and Digitizing the Cook Labs Records Collection
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William Chase
Agile Approaches to Audio Preservation
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Patrick J. Midtlyng & Jennifer Vaughn
Revisiting Records Revisited: Cataloguing the Morton J. Savada Collection at Syracuse University
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Daniel Blazek
When the Cat’s Away: Woody & Groucho in The Tonight Show Seat – July 1964
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COPYRIGHT UPDATE
Tim Brooks
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ARSC LEADS THE WAY:
FULFILLING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE NATIONAL RECORDING PLAN
Sam Brylawski
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