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Inventory of the William Buck collection, [19--]
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Piobaireachd in the Music Library - the William Buck Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William Buck collection,
    Date (inclusive): [19--]
    Collection number: ARCHIVES BUCK 1
    Creator: Buck, William, d. 1970?
    Extent: Number of container: 1 box
    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


    Mr. William Buck, Mill Valley, December, 1970.


    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], William Buck collection, ARCHIVES BUCK 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Piobaireachd in the Music Library - the William Buck Collection

    The Music Library has just acquired a remarkable collection of Scotch bagpipe music, a gift from the estate of William Buck of Mill Valley. Mr. Buck Cultivated both a practical and scholarly interest in pipe music. His collection includes 45 volumes of practical editions of music for the bagpipe, including several tutors for beginning performers on the instrument. There are 25 volumes of a more critical, historical nature; among them is a complete set of David Glen's Collection of Ancient Piobaireachd, and early 19th century series running to 100 numbers. Among the periodicals represented is a complete set of Piping Times, 1948-1969, the B.C. Piper's Newsletter, 1961-1970, and a long run of Ar Soner, la Revue du Folklore vivant de Bretagne, 1956-70. The Buck collection also contains photo copies of important primary source material of interest to students of Scottish traditional music: Angus Mackay's Collection of Ancient Piobaireachd ... Edinburgh, 1838, and two large manuscript volumes, assembled by Mackay, in the National Library of Scotland.
    In addition to the printed materials, the Buck bequest includes a fine group of L-P discs (Some 46 in all) of bagpipe music, and a set of 31 Canyon discs of songs and chants by the American Indian.
    from CU News, vol 25:47 (Dec 17, 1970)

    Vincent Duckles Music Library

    Scope and Content

    Collection of material dealing with Scottish bagpipe music, including correspondence related to the collection, tunes, programs, typescript notes, advertisements and price lists.