UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Tibet LP Master Tapes, Undated  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Goldstein, Melvyn C.; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Tibet LP Master Tapes
8 items  :  Earliest copies (EC) - 3 open reels (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7 in.); Earliest copies (EC) - 2 open reels (15 ips, full-track, 10 in.); Working tapes (WT) - 3 open reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 1/2 tracks, 7 in.); Duration: 1:06:44;
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Recordings of music from Tibet. Contents appear to be from Mel Goldstein's field collection. Collected by the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives has been collecting and curating unique ethnographic music recordings for over 50 years. Its holdings of more than 15,000 items include field recordings documenting music traditions of all kinds from most areas of the world, concert recordings of visiting musicians, and films and videos of a variety of musical events, as well as several hundred musical instruments. The Archives serves the students and faculty in the UW Ethnomusicology Program, the broader university community, Pacific Northwest tribes, and an international clientele of musicians, students, and teachers.

Archival recordings are available for on-site listening. Depending on collection deposit agreements, copies of some materials may be obtained by researchers. Students are particularly encouraged to utilize archival materials to assist with class projects and help prepare for their own field work. The Archives employs several students each year and works informally with most ethnomusicology students as they begin to consider recording format options, equipment purchase, the practical problems of documentation in the field, and other issues related to their research. Students and other researchers are invited to deposit their field collections in the Archives, which offers secure storage and computer catalog access to all materials.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top


88-28.1-3 appear to be a record master set; item 1 on Reel 1 is from AJ1 Tibet/68-2.5; Reel 3 - note on back of box - "cuts"; tape items separated by leader.

88-28.4-5 appear to be a second record master set, minus material on Reel 3 (which apparently was cut from this version) (no Work Tapes needed); tape items not separated by leader.

Notes: these tapes are among "mystery tapes" in the archives at least since 1982 and processed during summer of 1988 (hence, 1988 collection number). Tapes appear to have been intended to serve as masters for an LP, though it's unclear which of the 2 sets was the actual master, if either, and which was a copy. Material appears to be from Mel Goldstein's field collection, although item 1 on Reel 1 was the only item we could trace to his collection here (68-2).

Documentation: Letter to Goldstein; hand-written contents notes.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Earliest copiesReturn to Top

5 audiotapes
88-28.1: Reel 1
88-28.2: Reel 2
88-28.3: Reel 3
88-28.4: Reel 4
88-28.5: Reel 5

Working tapesReturn to Top

3 audiotapes
Reel 6
Reel 7
Reel 8

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music--China--Tibet Autonomous Region
  • Tibetans--Asia--Central Asia
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound Recordings