Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Alma Mater Recording Co. audio recordings, circa 1959-1986

Summary
Collection ID:
CFCH.ALMA
Creators:
Alma Mater Recording Company
Dates:
1959-1986
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
9.86 Cubic feet
265 sound discs (vinyl); 24 sound cassettes; 269 sound tape reels; 1 document case; 1 oversize box
Repository:
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
Scope and Contents
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
Author
Jeff Place and Cecilia Peterson
Processing Information
The Alma Mater Recording Co. audio recordings were processed and described at a basic level in 2010. A more detailed processing of the audio recordings, along with an updated finding aid, was completed by Cecilia Peterson in July 2015.
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 to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Conditions Governing Use note
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Preferred Citation note
Alma Mater Recording Company audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.

More Information
Shared Stewardship of Collections
Shared Stewardship of Collections
The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage acknowledges and respects the right of artists, performers, Folklife Festival participants, community-based scholars, and knowledge-keepers to collaboratively steward representations of themselves and their intangible cultural heritage in media produced, curated, and distributed by the Center. Making this collection accessible to the public is an ongoing process grounded in the Center's commitment to connecting living people and cultures to the materials this collection represents. To view the Center's full shared stewardship policy, which defines our protocols for addressing collections-related inquiries and concerns, please visit https://folklife.si.edu/archives#shared-stewardship.


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Camp songs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Phonograph records Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiotapes Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk songs Topical 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.
rinzlerarchives@si.edu