Rare recordings on custom vinyl pressings of opera and Western art music, donated by collector and researcher William Moran.
William Rodes Moran (1919-2004) was a collector, researcher, writer, and discographer, particularly in the field of early
sound recordings and vocal art music. His monumental Victor discography with Ted Fagan formed the basis for the on-line Encyclopedic
Discography of Victor Recordings (http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/), but he authored or contributed to countless books. Moran
was a singular presence at the Archive of Recorded Sound, and this collection reflects only a fraction of the material he
approx. 700 discs (about 280 10" discs and 410 12" discs) ; six open reel tapes ; ten metal parts ; approx. twelve folders
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