July 28, 2014
Working in collaboration with the Archives of Traditional Music, the IU Film Archive has been awarded a National Film Preservation Foundation grant to restore two home movie films that document Hoagy Carmichael's family and social life in 1937 and 1938, just after he moved to California. The films are part of the larger Hoagy Carmichael Collection at ATM which includes over 750 sound recordings that feature Hoagy Carmichael as a composer or performer. The recordings, dating from the 1920s-1970s, include commercial discs and non-commercial field recordings on disc, wire, cassette, and reel to reel tape. The field recordings include test pressings, interviews, and Carmichael's performances at informal gatherings. In total there are more than 3,500 paper, film, artifacts, and recordings as part of the Hoagy Carmichael Collection at ATM.