The MARL collection is dedicated to the study of all aspects of musical acoustics. The collection, established in 1996, came
about through the joint effort of the representatives of the Catgut Acoustical Society (CAS), founded by Carleen M. Hutchins
and devoted to the study of violin making; Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music Acoustics (CCRMA), and Virginia
Benade, the widow of the wind instrument acoustician Arthur Benade. MARL consists of the research materials from acousticians
around the world who were dedicated to studying different aspects of violin making, which make up the Catgut Acoustical Society
papers, and the archives of three prominent wind instrument acousticians of our time, John Backus, John W. Coltman, and especially
Arthur H. Benade, which deal not only wiht wind instruments, but also room acoustics, and the interplay between acoustical
physics and the mechanisms of auditory processing. The collection consists of papers, photographs, media, digital materials,
wood samples, clarinet mouth pieces, and lab equipment
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the
Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Open for research. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.
Most unpublished materials in this collection have been digitized, except for personal correspondence which has not. The digital
surrogates may be accessed via the links that accompany the description in the container list.