Guide to the Analogue Music Synthesizer Oral History Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0640
Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Krause, Bernie
Deutsch, Herbert
Hemsath, Bill
Pinch, Trevor
Pollock, Jay
Moog, Robert
Oberheim, Tom
Sear, Walter
Preston, Don
Scott, Jim
Chowning, Jonathan
Buchla, Don
Dates:
1996-2000
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
8 boxes
Repository:
The collection consists of over thirty hours of 7" open reel-to-reel master tapes, compact discs (DVDs), and transcripts for oral histories documenting the invention and development of the analogue music synthesizer.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of over thirty hours of 7" open reel-to- reel master tapes, compact discs, and transcripts for the oral histories documenting the invention and development of the analogue music synthesizer. Not all interviews have master tapes, reference copies, or transcripts.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into three series.
Series 1: Transcripts, 1996-1998
Series 2: Reference Disks (DVDs), 1996-2000
Series 3: Master Tapes (7"), 1996-1998

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, in cooperation with Trevor Pinch and Frank Trocco of Cornell University, conducted oral histories to document the pioneering engineers and musicians of the electronic music synthesizer from 1960 to 1970. Pinch and Trocco authored in 2002, Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer by Harvard University Press. This book is based on the oral histories from the Analogue Music Synthesizer Oral History Project.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Alison Oswald, archivist, August 2011.
Author
Alison Oswald.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was created by the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation with National Museum of American History staff member Jim Weaver, Division of Cultural History and Trevor Pinch and Frank Trocco, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University.

Using the Collection
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Reference copies must be used. Digital reference surrogates (DVDS) exist.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research use.
Preferred Citation
Title and date item, Analogue Music Synthesizer Oral History Project, 1996-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
The collection was received in the Archives Center on March 17, 1998 and February 19, 1999.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Audiocassettes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transcripts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiotapes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Oral histories (document genres) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventors -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Piano and synthesizer music Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electric engineering -- 1980-2000 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventions -- 1980-2000 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Synthesizer music Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- Acoustics and physics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives