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Guide to the William R. Moran Sound Recording Collection ARS.0075
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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 donated.
18 boxes: approx. 700 discs (about 280 10" discs and 410 12" discs) ; six open reel tapes ; ten metal parts ; approx. twelve folders of papers
Property rights reside with repository. Publication and reproduction rights reside with the creators or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Head Librarian of the Archive of Recorded Sound.
Open for research; material must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use. Contact the Archive for assistance.