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Key punch unit for RCA Mark 1 music synthesizer

Maker:
RCA Corporation  Search this
Object Name:
music synthesizer
key punch unit, music synthesizer
Date made:
1955
Credit Line:
from RCA Corporation, David Sarnoff Research Center, thru Harry F. Olson
ID Number:
EM.333882
Catalog number:
333882
Accession number:
305310
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-5601-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1342195

Panel from RCA Mark 1 music synthesizer

Maker:
RCA Corporation  Search this
Object Name:
music synthesizer
panel, music synthesizer
Date made:
1955
Credit Line:
from RCA Corporation, David Sarnoff Research Center, thru Harry F. Olson
ID Number:
EM.333886
Catalog number:
333886
Accession number:
305310
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-5604-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1342198

Playbill for Hair

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Subject of:
Donnie Burks, American, 1939 - 2008  Search this
Sally Eaton, American, born 1946  Search this
Charles O. Lynch, 1940 - 2008  Search this
Heather MacRae, American, born 1946  Search this
Melba Moore, American, born 1945  Search this
Shelley Plimpton, American, born 1947  Search this
Erik Robinson  Search this
Bert Sommer, American, 1949 - 1990  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 6 in. (22.9 x 15.2 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.40
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd570cb75b1-b41c-4eea-9577-dbce8676db6b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.40
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Analogue Music Synthesizer Oral History Project

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Interviewee:
Krause, Bernie  Search this
Deutsch, Herbert  Search this
Hemsath, Bill  Search this
Pollock, Jay  Search this
Moog, Robert  Search this
Oberheim, Tom  Search this
Sear, Walter  Search this
Preston, Don  Search this
Scott, Jim  Search this
Chowning, Jonathan  Search this
Buchla, Don  Search this
Interviewer:
Pinch, Trevor  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (8 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiocassettes
Transcripts
Audiotapes
Interviews
Oral history
Oral histories (document genres)
Date:
1996-2000
Summary:
The collection consists of over thirty hours of 7" open reel-to-reel master tapes, compact discs (DVDs), and transcripts for oral histories documenting the invention and development of the analogue music synthesizer.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of over thirty hours of 7" open reel-to- reel master tapes, compact discs, and transcripts for the oral histories documenting the invention and development of the analogue music synthesizer. Not all interviews have master tapes, reference copies, or transcripts.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: Transcripts, 1996-1998

Series 2: Reference Disks (DVDs), 1996-2000

Series 3: Master Tapes (7"), 1996-1998
Biographical / Historical:
The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, in cooperation with Trevor Pinch and Frank Trocco of Cornell University, conducted oral histories to document the pioneering engineers and musicians of the electronic music synthesizer from 1960 to 1970. Pinch and Trocco authored in 2002, Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer by Harvard University Press. This book is based on the oral histories from the Analogue Music Synthesizer Oral History Project.
Provenance:
This collection was created by the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation with National Museum of American History staff member Jim Weaver, Division of Cultural History and Trevor Pinch and Frank Trocco, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Piano and synthesizer music  Search this
Electric engineering -- 1980-2000  Search this
Inventions -- 1980-2000  Search this
Synthesizer music  Search this
Music -- Acoustics and physics  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiocassettes
Transcripts
Audiotapes
Interviews
Oral history
Oral histories (document genres)
Citation:
Title and date item, Analogue Music Synthesizer Oral History Project, 1996-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0640
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Analogue Music Synthesizer Oral History Project
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0640

William "Cat" Anderson Collection

Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))  Search this
Names:
Benny Carter All Stars  Search this
Cat Anderson Quintet  Search this
Duke Ellington Orchestra  Search this
Lionel Hampton Orchestra  Search this
Mingus Quintet  Search this
Bechet, Sidney (musician)  Search this
Calloway, Cab, 1907-  Search this
Carter, Benny, 1907-2003  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Hampton, Lionel  Search this
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978  Search this
Humphrey, Muriel  Search this
Johnson, Lucy Bird  Search this
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973  Search this
Tatum, Art, 1910-1956  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Transcripts
Oral histories (document genres)
Oral history
Phonograph records
Photographs
Recordings
Interviews
Clippings
Audiotapes
Awards
Audiocassettes
Articles
Date:
1940-1981
bulk 1963-1977
Scope and Contents note:
Primarily audiotapes, sheet music, and photographic images. Also: correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, itineraries, awards, and ephemera.,Of particular interest are recordings or photographic images, including the personalities listed below, and President and Mrs. Tubman of Liberia; also, two interviews and three recordings of Cat Anderson as guest with various university and college jazz bands.
Arrangement:
Collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Music

Series 2: Original tapes and recordings

Series 3: Photographs

Series 4: Miscellaneous
Biographical/Historical note:
Cat Anderson (Sept 12, 1916 - April 29, 1981) was one of the premier trumpet players of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Known for his effortless high notes, he was a strong section leader and a great soloist whose style exhibited humor and precision. He grew up in Jenkins= Orphanage in Charleston, SC, received basic music training there, and participated in many of their famous student ensembles. He formed and played with the Cotton Pickers, a group of orphanage teens while still a young man. Before joining Ellington in 1944, he played in several big bands, including Claude Hopkins and Lionel Hampton. Anderson left the Ellington organization from 1947 through 1949 again to lead his own group. From 1959 to1961 and after 1971 Anderson free lanced, working with the Ellington orchestra intermittently. He died in 1981 after receiving honors from the US Air Force, the Prix du Disque de Jazz, and the City of Los Angeles.
Related Archival Materials:
Related artifacts include: awards, plaques, mutes, trumpet mouth pieces, and the Jon Williams/Cat Anderson simulator in the Division of Cultural and Community Life. See accession: 1998.3074.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the National Museum of American History in January 1998, by Dorothy Anderson, Cat Anderson's widow. It was acquired through negotiations with her, her brother, Mr. John Coffey and her nephew, Andrew Brazington. The materials were picked up from Mr. John Coffey of upper N.W. Washington, DC on January 21, 1998.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Occupation:
Composers -- 20th century  Search this
Topic:
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- Acoustics and physics  Search this
Musicians -- 20th century  Search this
Piano and synthesizer music  Search this
Inventions -- 1980-2000  Search this
Synthesizer music  Search this
Electric engineering -- 1980-2000  Search this
Band musicians  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Transcripts
Oral histories (document genres)
Oral history
Phonograph records
Photographs -- 20th century
Recordings
Interviews
Interviews -- 1950-2000
Clippings -- 20th century
Audiotapes -- 1940-1980
Awards
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Articles -- 1940-1980
Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0630
See more items in:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0630
Online Media:

Mussems Sang [sound recording]

Composer:
Appleton, Jon H. 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New Hampshire
Topic:
Contemporary music  Search this
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Music  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1710
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_319033

From Oran to Paris [sound recording]

Performer:
Cheb Kader 1960-  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
French  Search this
Algerians  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
France
Algeria
Date:
1991
Topic:
World music  Search this
Rai (Music)  Search this
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)  Search this
Drum  Search this
Violin  Search this
Local number:
Shanachie 64029
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only,No duplication
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_334848

Electronic Music Compositions [sound recording]

Performer:
Diemer, Emma Lou  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Contemporary music  Search this
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-7RR-3876
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_336733

Sediment/Orient Express/Clockworks [sound recording]

Performer:
Spiegel, Laurie 1945-  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Topic:
Electronic music  Search this
Contemporary music  Search this
Music  Search this
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-7RR-2304
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_337032

The Vengeance [sound recording]

Performer:
Heifetz, Robin Julian 1951-  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Contemporary music  Search this
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-7RR-2298
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_337038

Suite for Synthi (9 Movements) [sound recording]

Performer:
Ehle, Robert C  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 5 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Colorado
United States
Greeley (Colo.)
Topic:
Contemporary music  Search this
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-5RR-5508
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_341253

T'Other Little Tune [sound recording]

Artist:
Sondheim, Alan, musician  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)  Search this
Piano  Search this
Trombone  Search this
Jaltarang  Search this
Dilruba  Search this
Recorder (Muscial instrument)  Search this
Local number:
ESP 1082
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_342560

Party Going on at Woodstock [sound recording]

Artist:
Moore, Don 1932-  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Rock music  Search this
Bass  Search this
Piano  Search this
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)  Search this
Local number:
ESP 2016
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_342576

Music for the End: New Music from Poland [sound recording]

Performer:
Orchestra of the Eighth Day  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Poles  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Poland
Topic:
Contemporary music  Search this
Fidola  Search this
Recorder (Muscial instrument)  Search this
Piano  Search this
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)  Search this
Local number:
Flying Fish 292
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_343281

The Twentieth Anniversary Collection [sound recording]

Performer:
Bothy Band  Search this
Ennis, Seamus  Search this
Burke, Kevin  Search this
Ò Domhnaill, Mícheál  Search this
Veillon, Jean-Michel  Search this
Siberil, Soig  Search this
Matheson, Karen  Search this
Kennedy, Frankie  Search this
Ní Mhaonaigh, Mairéad  Search this
Hession, Carl  Search this
Derrane, Joe 1930-2016  Search this
Havlin, Deirdre  Search this
Dillon, Mary  Search this
Canada, Michel  Search this
Casal, Nando  Search this
Ivers, Eileen  Search this
Doyle, John 1971-  Search this
Brock, Paul  Search this
Molloy, Matt  Search this
Keane, Sean  Search this
Cunningham, Johnny 1957-2003  Search this
Hadden, Martin  Search this
Forsyth, Kenny  Search this
Smillie, Phil  Search this
McComiskey, Billy  Search this
Carroll, Liz  Search this
Lyons, Tim  Search this
O'Sullivan, Jerry 1959-  Search this
Mulvihill, Brendan 1954-  Search this
Irvine, Andy  Search this
Ní Dhomhnaill, Tríona  Search this
Lemaître, Christian  Search this
Hayes, Martin  Search this
Cooney, Stephen, guitarist  Search this
Madden, Joanie  Search this
O'Briain, Garry  Search this
Martin, Neil  Search this
McGuire, Seamus  Search this
Chisholm, Duncan  Search this
Drever, Ivan  Search this
Egan, Eilis  Search this
Fahy, Mairin  Search this
Keane, James 1928-  Search this
Moloney, Mick 1944-  Search this
O'Connell, Robbie 1950-  Search this
O'Neill, Eoin  Search this
Williams, John  Search this
O'Brien, Paddy 1945-  Search this
Connolly, Seamus  Search this
Clarke, Eddie 1945-  Search this
Ryan, Joe  Search this
Langille, Claudine  Search this
Roberts, Mark 1957-  Search this
Gillaspie, Jon A  Search this
Tabor, June  Search this
Parkinson, Chris 1950-  Search this
Foley, Ged  Search this
O'Donnell, Eugene 1932-  Search this
O'Brien, Andy 1947-  Search this
McGlynn, Sean  Search this
Gaughan, Dick  Search this
Lennon, Charlie  Search this
Burke, Joe  Search this
Kornog (Musical group)  Search this
Capercaillie (Musical group)  Search this
Altan (Musical group)  Search this
Déanta (Musical group)  Search this
Milladoiro (Musical group)  Search this
Moving Cloud (Musical group)  Search this
Silly Wizard (Musical group)  Search this
Tannahill Weavers  Search this
Trian (Musical group)  Search this
Irish Tradition (Musical group)  Search this
Patrick Street (Musical group)  Search this
Relativity (Musical group)  Search this
Cherish the Ladies (Musical group)  Search this
Wolfstone (Musical group)  Search this
Reeltime (Musical group)  Search this
Touchstone (Musical group)  Search this
House Band  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Irish  Search this
French  Search this
Scots  Search this
Americans  Search this
Spanairds  Search this
Irish Americans  Search this
Bretons  Search this
Gaelic  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Ireland
United States
New York
Scotland
France
Northern Ireland
Nova Scotia
Canada
Cape Breton Island (N.S.)
Spain
Illinois
Chicago (Ill.)
Aran Islands (Ireland)
Date:
1996
Topic:
Ireland--Songs and music  Search this
British Isles--Songs and music  Search this
Scotland--Songs and music  Search this
Cape Breton Island (N.S.)--Songs and music  Search this
Québec (Province)--Songs and music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violin  Search this
Flute  Search this
Bouzouki  Search this
Bodhrán  Search this
Whistle  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Vocals  Search this
Piano  Search this
Harp  Search this
Gaita  Search this
Pandereta (Drum)  Search this
Drum  Search this
Conga (Drum)  Search this
Melodeon (Button-key accordion)  Search this
Percussion instruments  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Bagpipe  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Clavinet  Search this
Keyboards (Music)  Search this
Violoncello  Search this
Chimes  Search this
Viola  Search this
Bass  Search this
Concertina  Search this
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)  Search this
Shawm  Search this
Local number:
Green Linnet 106
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_347104

Incidents Out of Context [sound recording]

Performer:
Other Music  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
California
United States
Concord (Calif.)
Topic:
Contemporary music  Search this
New Age music  Search this
Chimes  Search this
Violoncello  Search this
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)  Search this
Dulcimer  Search this
Local number:
Flying Fish 302
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_348177

Contemporary Classical Transfers; Vol. 3 [sound recording]

Performer:
Appleton, Jon H. 1939-  Search this
Grauer, Victor  Search this
Luening, Otto 1900-1996  Search this
Ussachevsky, Vladimir 1911-1990  Search this
Betjeman, Paul  Search this
Diemer, Emma Lou  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
New Hampshire
Topic:
Contemporary music  Search this
Flute  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Vocals  Search this
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)  Search this
Music  Search this
Local number:
FP-CDR-0234-7
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_349328

Contemporary Classical Transfers; Vol. 7 [sound recording]

Performer:
Ivey, Jean Eichelberger  Search this
Dockstader, Tod 1932-2015  Search this
Ehle, Robert C  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Contemporary music  Search this
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)  Search this
Local number:
FP-CDR-0238-7
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_349335

Contemporary Classical Transfers; Volume 4 [sound recording]

Performer:
Thornton, J. Gordon  Search this
Cope, David  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Contemporary music  Search this
Piano  Search this
Brass  Search this
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)  Search this
Local number:
FP-CDR-0235-7
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_349341

Rhythmania: Electronic Music from Razor Blades to Moog [sound recording]

Composer:
Robb, J. D (John Donald) 1892-1989  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
2003
Topic:
Electronic music  Search this
Music  Search this
Moog synthesizer  Search this
Local number:
Locust Music 37
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_356138

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