UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Koto Music (copies of 78s), 1960  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Garfias, Robert; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives recordings: Koto Music (copies of 78s)
16 items  :  Earliest copies (EC) - 8 open reels; Working tapes (WT) - 8 open reels (7 1/2 ips, stereo, 1/2 track, 7 in.)
Collection Number
Dubs of commercial 78 rpm records; copied in 1960 by Robert Garfias from originals belonging to Madame Suwada Harue, San Francisco, CA. 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
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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

Archives copies processed through autocorrelator, Packburn, and equalizer from unprocessed tape originals.

Contents: examples of jiuta and sokyoku.

Additional source info: the original 78 rpm records belong to Madame Suwada Harue, a koto teacher residing in San Francisco, California.

See collection 62-18 for unprocessed copies of same recordings.

Duration (WT): 4:10:00.

Documentation: Contents sheet.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Jiuta
  • Koto music
  • Sokyoku
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • Japan
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound Recordings