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Finding Aid for the Gospel Archiving in Los Angeles (GALA) 2004-2005
2004.06  
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Description
For nearly a century Los Angeles has played a major role in the development of Gospel music. In order to document this history and raise awareness about Los Angeles' role as a center for contemporary Gospel, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive and the Heritage Music Foundation propose Gospel Archiving in Los Angeles, or GALA. This yearlong project focuses on helping HMF develop a strategic plan; expanding Los Angeles Gospel and related music collections in the Archive and at HMF; digitizing and increasing access to Gospel collections held by HMF and others in the Los Angeles Gospel community; hosting an end-of-the-project symposium at UCLA; and establishing and maintaining a CBO Internet server that will allow community members to both access and upload digital copies of recordings while situated outside of the Archiveï½s walls. With the realization of all the goals, and with the establishment of our CBO Internet server in particular, the Archive will facilitate and sustain real and virtual networks of partnerships between the Ethnomusicology Archive, HMF, and other community partners.
Background
This yearlong UCLA in LA funded community partnership with the Heritage Music Foundation (HMF) attained its five main objectives: 1. Develop a strategic plan for HMF to establish a Gospel House, a center for gospel music. 2. Expand the Archive's LA based gospel music collections by making extensive recordings of performances in and around the greater Los Angeles area. 3. Digitize and increasing access to gospel collections held by HMF and the Archive. 4. Host an end-of-the-project event. 5. Establish and maintain and maintaining an Internet server that allows community members to both access and upload digital copies of recordings online.
Extent
17 boxes
Restrictions
Archive materials do not circulate and may not be duplicated or published without written permission from the copyright holders, collectors, and/or performers. For more information contact the Archive Librarians: archive@arts.ucla.edu.
Availability
Archive materials may be accessed in the Archive. As many of our collections are stored off-site at SRLF, we recommend you contact the Archive in advance to check on the availability of the materials.