Alma Mater Recording Co. audiorecordings,
circa 1959-1986
CFCH.ALMA

Summary
Collection ID:
CFCH.ALMA
Creators:
Alma Mater Recording Company
Dates:
1959-1986
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
8.14 Cubic feet
265 sound discs (vinyl); 24 sound cassettes; 252 sound tape reels; 1 document case; 1 oversize box
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
This collection contains audio recordings made by Alma Mater Recording Company, featuring camp, folk, pop and broadway songs recorded at various summer camps and schools in New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and North Carolina.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
This collection contains vinyl discs, cassette tapes, open reel tapes, lacquer discs, and papers produced by the Alma Mater Recording Co. between 1959-1986. The vinyl discs and cassettes represent the commercial recordings produced by the company, while the open reel tapes and laquer disc represent the associated master recordings. Papers include correspondence with various camps, promotional material, and cover designs.

Administration
Processing Information note
The Alma Mater Recording Co. audiorecordings were processed and described at a basic level in 2010. A more detailed processing of the audiorecordings, along with an updated finding aid, was completed by Cecilia Peterson in July 2015.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Jeff Place and Cecilia Peterson
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Collection donated by Alma Mater Recording Company founder and owner Martin Stein in 2001.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at (202) 633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Preferred Citation note
Alma Mater Recording Company audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Audio cassettes Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiotapes Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Camp songs Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk songs Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Phonograph records Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
600 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, D.C.
Phone: 202-633-6440
rinzlerarchives@si.edu