Scope and Content
Title: Gospel Archiving in Los Angeles (GALA),
Date (inclusive): 2004-2005
Collection number: 2004.06
Creator: Ethnomusicology Archive Staff 2004-2005
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Ethnomusicology Archive
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: UC Southern Regional Library Facility
Language of Material: Collection materials in English
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Identification of item], Gospel Archiving in Los Angeles (GALA), 2004.06, Ethnomusicology Archive, University of California,
The GALA Collection was compiled and deposited into the Archive by the Heritage Music Foundation, community members, and Ethnomusicology
Archive staff between May 2004 and July 2005.
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
Scope and Content
This collection consists of unpublished and published sounds recordings, photographs, video recordings, and paper materials
collected as part of Gospel Archiving in Los Angeles (GALA). The GALA Collection documents a variety of Gospel music and performances.
The collection is organized into the following series:
- Series 1. Commercial Recordings
- Series 2. Field Recordings
- Series 3. Still Images
- Series 4. Text
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Gospel music--California--Los Angeles.
Heritage Music Foundation (Los Angeles, Calif.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Ethnomusicology Archive.