Rare Organ Player Rolls to be Preserved, Made Accessible The University of Oklahoma’s American Organ Institute Archives and Library will preserve and provide public access to a unique organ recording collection with a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation. The collection consists of 760 original master organ player rolls (weighing in at 16 tons) produced by the Möller Pipe Organ Co. In the early 1920s. The collection also includes a perforator mechanism used to create daughter rolls from master rolls. The music, much of which was produced by well-known artists of the time, is reproduced in full fidelity when daughter rolls play through an organ. The preservation and digitization of these rolls will result in greater access to the rolls and the music contained within them. New Collection Focuses on Metropolitan Museum of Art Founder The Syracuse University Archives has processed the George Fisk Comfort Family Collection, made possible through a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. George Fisk Comfort (1833–1910) , first dean of the College of Fine Arts at Syracuse University, was highly involved in the effort to establish the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and what is now the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse. The collection, dating from 1822 to 1956, includes correspondence, photographs, writings, and other materials from Comfort and his relatives. The EAD finding aid is available at http://archives.syr.edu/collections/faculty/sua_comfort_gf.htm. Colorado Water History Highlighted in New Collection The Colorado State University Water Resources Archive recently scanned more than 43,000 materials related to water use and history in Colorado with a $50,000 grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB). Scanned materials relate to groundwater research and administration, snow hydrology, irrigation, the 1976 Big Thompson flood, and early water leaders. Patrons can browse documents or find specific items with keyword searches on the archive’s website, http://lib.colostate.edu/archives/water. Wake Forest University Recognized for Preserving Baptist Records The Special Collections and Archives Department at Wake Forest University’s Z. Reynolds Library has been awarded the Davis C. Woolley Award for Achievement in Assessing and Preserving Baptist History. The North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection at Wake Forest documents the history of North Carolina Baptist churches, institutions, and individuals. The collection contains materials on Southern, Missionary, Primitive, African American, Union, and Alliance of Baptist churches. These materials include more than 16,000 books, periodicals, association annuals, and other printed materials; church records; association minutes; and church vertical files.
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