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Guide to the Metal Parts Collections ARS.0126
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Box 27-30

Beecham Society 1971-1975

Physical Description: 41 metal parts (stampers)

Scope and Contents

The Beecham Society produced several issues for its members of recordings from the great English conductor Sir Thomas Beecham. These stampers are from WSA 5, 501, 502/3, 504/5, 506, 507, 508, 509/12, 513, 514, 516, 517, 518, and 520.
Box 18

International Record Collectors Club

Physical Description: 4 metal parts

Scope and Contents

IRCC specialized in reissues of rare early vocal recordings. These are mothers for three sides; Lilli Lehmann and Hedwig Helbig - Crucifix (204B), Celestina Boninsegna Lucrezia Borgia - Com' e bello (218B), and Marie Delna - Werther-Air des Lettres (3145).
Box 1-18

Music Library Recordings

Physical Description: 468 metal parts

Scope and Contents

Music Library Recordings was a San Francisco label founded by Earl Walker in the late 1940s which issued recordings primarily of chamber, piano, vocal and choral music from composers such as Chopin, Dvorak, Bloch, Krenek, Nixon, Sessions and Antheil. Many of Music Library's albums documented local composers, musicians and previously unrecorded works.The majority of parts are from the MLR-7000s, including performances by the Stanford University Choir, Sandor Salgo conducting a work by Leonard Ratner, and an album of Japanese koto music.
Box 30, Box 18

unidentified German tests 1943

Physical Description: 10 metal parts
Box 18, Box 30

other unidentified parts

Physical Description: 4 metal parts
Box 19-26

original sleeves

Scope and Contents

Sleeves contain dates (several, in the case of some stampers), various numbers, and notes concerning condition.