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Collection Details


Collection Name: Oral History of the Recorded Sound
Repository Name: British Library. National Sound Archive [Repository Details]
Repository Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Local Identifier: C90
URL: http://cadensa.bl.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/5?searchdata1=C90%7B087%7D%2BAND%2BA492%7B001%7D&library=ALL
Dates Spanned: 1960-2001
Description: 111 interviews with people involved in all areas of the recording industry: artists, engineers, managers, technicians, legal experts, teachers, producers, musicians, record company personnel, wildlife recordists, writers and journalists. Includes accounts of the work of pioneers such as Fred Gaisberg (who first recorded Caruso), Cecil Watts (pioneer of direct cut disc recording), Alan Blumlein (microphones), Arthur Haddy ('father of hi-fi'), and Berliner.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 111
Broad Subjects: Music; Industry and Labor
ASP Subjects: Copyright--Sound recordings; Music trade--Great Britain; Oral history; Sound recording industry--Great Britain; United Kingdom
Collection Code: OHC0002555