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University Archives sound phonograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5385

Scope and Contents

Collection of phonographs of various sources and sizes. Includes children's educational music, radio programs, sound effects, film scores composed by Max Steiner, General Conference talks, Mormon Tabernacle Choir recordings, theater productions and church radio dramas. Also included are recordings from various genres including Christmas, orchestral, opera, choral, dance, and folk. Collection consists of approximately 700 phonographs.

Dates

  • 1901-1981

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the University Archives sound phonograph collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

The University Archives was established in 1956 and began collecting phonographs early in its history. The phonograph, or gramophone, was the most common device for playing recorded sound from the 1870s through the 1980s. In more modern usage, this device is often called a record player.

Extent

8 cartons (8 linear ft.)

Language

English

Custodial History

Found in the stacks, January 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; University Archivist; January 2009.

Appraisal

University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

General

Taken from the Wikipedia website (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonograph) in January 2009.

Processing Information

Processed; Kayla Quinney; January 2009.

Creator

Title
Register of University Archives sound phonograph collection
Status
Completed
Author
Kayla Quinney
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States