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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Archive of Recorded Sound
    Title: James Meagher Collection
    creator: Oscar Peterson Trio
    creator: Peterson, Oscar (1925-2007)
    creator: Thigpen, Ed
    creator: Brown, Ray
    creator: KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.)
    creator: The Skybirds
    Identifier/Call Number: ARS.0191
    Physical Description: 1 box(es) 1 record storage box (1 linear foot), including 11 audiotape reel(s)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1959-1977
    Abstract: The James Meagher Collection consists of eleven 10.5" open reel audiotape recordings. The recordings include 1960s recordings of the Oscar Peterson Trio (Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Ed Thigpen), a KPFA recording of Count Ory, and The Skybirds.

    Scope and Contents

    The James Meagher Collection consists of eleven 10.5" open reel audiotapes. These recordings include the Oscar Peterson Trio (Oscar Peterson, Ed Thigpen and Ray Brown) at the Sunset Auditorium, a KPFA recording of Count Ory, and The Skybirds. The tapes were collected by James Meagher and later donated to the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound by his family.

    System of Arrangement

    The collection is in original order.

    Cite as

    James Meagher Collection, ARS-0191. Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA.


    Open for research; material must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use. Contact the Archive of Recorded Sound for assistance.
    There are traces of inactive mold on the edges of some of the tapes.


    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head Librarian, Archive of Recorded Sound, Braun Music Center, Stanford, California 94305. Consent is given on behalf of the Archive of Recorded Sound 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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of the Meagher family in 2017.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Piano music (Jazz)
    Live sound recordings
    Operas -- Excerpts, Arranged
    Radio programs -- United States
    Oscar Peterson Trio
    Peterson, Oscar (1925-2007)
    Thigpen, Ed
    Brown, Ray
    KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.)
    The Skybirds