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July 28, 2014

Working in collaboration with tHoagy Carmichaelhe 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.    

April 7, 2014

Detail of photo of Kwakiutl ceremonial dress, with long beaks, on their haunches. Photo by Edward S. Curtis, 1914. LC-USZ62-108464The National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress has added one of the collections held by the Archives of Traditional Music to the 2013 Registry. A collection of aluminum disc recordings of Kwakwaka'wakw Chief Dan Cranmer made by Franz Boas and George Herzog in 1938 is now one of the 25 recordings selected for special recognition. Other registrants include Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel" album, the presidential recordings of Lyndon Johnson, and the Everly Brothers' single "Cathy's Clown." The Boas/Herzog collection is the only set of ethnographic recordings selected by the Library of Congress for this year's registry.