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Inventory of the Earplay Collection, 1985-1998
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Earplay Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1985-1998
    Collection number: ARCHIVES EARPLAY 1
    Creator: Earplay (Musical group)
    Extent: Number of containers: 6 flat storage boxes, 8 cartons, 1 letter-size document box

    Linear feet: 12
    Repository: The Music Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    The Earplay Collection was given to the Music Library by Earplay on August 7, 1998.


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Earplay Collection, ARCHIVES EARPLAY 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.


    Earplay is a contemporary music ensemble formed in the spring of 1985, and dedicated to presenting new and recently composed music in concert performances of the highest attainable quality, with an emphasis on the music of Bay Area composers.
    --taken from Earplay publicity materials

    Scope and Content

    The collection includes administrative and financial records, program-related materials, scores, and recordings spanning the 12 years from 1985 (the year of the ensemble's founding) to 1997. The organization's filing system has remained intact through the processing of this archive, with the following exception: like materials have been grouped together under loose subject headings as series; individual file folders have, when unlabelled, been labeled as to their general contents; and folders have been alphabetized within their series for ease in finding. All materials received from Earplay are otherwise intact.