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AES Historical Committee Report 2004-11-15
AES Historical Committee Final Report
for the Board of Governors Meeting at the
117th Convention, San Francisco, 2004-11-01
The Historical Committee held an open meeting on Sunday, Oct 31,
from 09: to 11:00, with 9 persons in attendance. We discussed the
activities reported herein.
The presently active AES Historical Committee projects [as
in our Guidelines]
are as follows:
and maintain an archive relating to the history of the Audio
- Project-leader Roger Furness says that he will be able to devote time to organizing and cataloging the history of the AES itself.
- We have posted on our website the
of the AES, updated from the history written by Don Plunkett.
8 [Encourage each Local Section and each Convention Committee to organize an appropriate session on the history of audio engineering, or a display on an appropriate historical subject. When requested, provide information to help them to do so.]
- AES HC members under the leadership of Ernst Voelker
presented a very successful historical
exhibit for the 116th
- The Historical Committee, Bill Wray, project leader, has
historical presentations for this (San Francisco) Convention,
including an off-site presentation of "Bay Area Electronic Music
Pioneers" organized by Gene Radzic, which had an overflow crowd.
- There are as yet no plans for a Historical Exhibit at
the 118th Convention in Barcelona, 2005-05. Roger Furness will inquire
of the Convention Committee to see if anyone is interested in
organizing an exhibit there.
- Join our reflector. The email reflector continues on the "recordist.com" server, with thanks to David Josephson.
- We continue to upgrade and add to our website . We have added many new links. For the new things, see "What's New on this Website" .
- The project leader, Myles
Cochran Davis, has reviewed and annotated the links on our website,
which may be seen
here. He will be contacting the
museums in order to establish better coordination with the AES HC.
- Cornelius Bradter and Klaus Hobohm of the TU-Berlin are continuing of the work of Manfred Krause and the Historical Committee, with the new Thiele-Krause-Online-Archive for the history of communication technology. It is a web-based archive independent of physically existing documents. It is based on the Thiele-Archive but is intended to go far beyond it. (The new online-archive should not be confused with the Thiele-Archive, which is the actual documents collected by H.K. Thiele.) The new Thiele-Krause-Online Archive will be an online-platform for historic documents connectedwith audio, video, acoustics, measurement and so on.
- The project continues with more new interviews. A complete
list of interviews completed, and their dates, and interviews
proposed, is now available.
We have now begun editing some of the interviews into a form that we
can make available. We are also transcribing a few of the
interviews. But our emphasis is still on recording new interviews.
- We continue to solicit your suggestions both for interviewers and for further interviewees, especially for countries outside of the US.
- A new project for an Ampex
History, with Larry Miller as the project leader, has been started.
It will be based on Oral History interviews with 16 Ampex engineers and
Jay McKnight, Chair
AES Historical Committee
Draft report written on 2004-10-15; updated 2004-11-15