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Listening to the local: music ethnography of the Bay Area

Music 147a/247a - Spring 2014 - Instructor: Schultz, A.
Last Updated: 1-Apr-2014

Resources in support of the study of San Francisco Bay Area music making and musical culture.

Subject Librarians

Ray Heigemeir, Music Library
Public Services Librarian for Music
(650) 384-9985

Archival resources

Archive of Recorded Sound

The San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation Collection

  • collection currently being processed--contact the Archive for details

Ken Ackerman Collection (jazz)
Bob Arnold Collection (pop)
James Schwabacher Collection (opera)


Music Library / Department of Special Collections, Green Library

Women’s Philharmonic (Bay Area symphonic group)

  • Scores, recordings, and video are in Music; business papers and correspondence are in Special Collections
  • Materials in this collection are listed in SearchWorks.


Department of Special Collections, Green Library

Photographs (1974-2001) from Alejandro Stuart, Director of the Latin American Cultural Center in San Francisco

  • MSS 210--includes photos of local musicians;
  • MS 138 Large Map Folder 1-- may contain additional ephemera (programs, announcements, etc.)


Beyond Stanford

Online Archive of California

  • a research gateway to unique and historical materials in archives, libraries, and museums throughout California

San Francisco Public Library, Bernard Osher Foundation Center

  • collects materials on artists, musicians, and other art professionals, primarily thos who have worked and/or lived in the Bay Area

WPA California Folk Music Project (at the Library of Congress)


Ethnomusicology: new arrivals

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Ethnology field work: new arrivals

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For further reading

San Francisco : Work Projects Administration, Northern California, 1939-<1942 >
Music Library » Locked stacks: Ask at circulation desk » ML200.8 .S2 H6
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2012.
Music Library » Stacks » ML3917 .U6 M55 2012