Links to Organizations and Institutions

Links to Organizations and Institutions

Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) An organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings, with an active technical committee providing guidance on the most effective application of audio and related technologies to preserve the world's recorded sound heritage, and make it accessible.

Audio Engineering Society

British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society (BKSTS) (UK) Focus on moving image.  Does not appear to have equipment on exhibition.

Canadian Antique Phonograph Society Also focused on recordings and gramophones.

City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society (England) Focused on gramophones, currently evaluating its technology orientation (vs. disk collecting).

IEEE History Center and  IEEE Oral History Site Extensive, comprehensive resource center, with much of its holdings, including over 200 oral histories, available on-line. However, as the site states, -Kindly note that the History Center is not a Museum.  We do not maintain artifacts and exhibits!  We are solely a research facility!- 

International Association of Sound Archives An -Organization of Organizations-, linking audiovisual archives globally.  Emphasis is on recorded media.  Vast membership and links.

Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation ("Culpeper") A state-of-the-art facility where the Library of Congress acquires, preserves and provides access to the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of films, television programs, radio broadcasts, and sound recordings. The journals, magazines etc that the AES donated to LC are out on display on shelves at the NAVCC. There isn't a link to it, but this library is available for use by appointment (the appt is necessary as most of the building - including the area where the library is on display - is not open to the public.);

Library of Congress Recorded Sound Reference Center The archive of the LOC-s holdings.  Devoted to recorded media.

Marconi Calling  A fascinating exploration of Guglielmo Marconi's life, his scientific discoveries, the impact of wireless and the development of modern communications.

MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) Student Chapter of the SMPTE Timeline Well-presented illustrated timeline of film sound history, with many hyperlinks.

National Archives motion picture, film, sound, and video recording collection Huge archive of audiovisual documents.

National Capital Radio & Television (NCRTV) Museum (formerly Radio History Society)   Collects, preserves, and interprets artifacts, programming, and publications to educate the public about the development and impact of electronic media. Also a variety of tubes for sale!

Phonogrammarchiv, an institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Site (in English) of organization (-oldest audio archive in the world-) with extensive holdings in and links to audio archival recordings of a wide variety. Also archives of recordings related to acoustics and other recordings of scientific origin.

Recording Technology History  Timeline 1877...2000, with extensive links (Steve Schoenherr, UC San Diego)

Sound Recording History  Wide-ranging site covering technological, economic and cultural history of sound recording. (David Morton)

Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound Extensive, well-organized audio and video archive established in 1958.  Accessible by visit only, no materials circulate.

Stanford History of Science and Technology Collections Interesting and entertaining site with extensive archives, including oral histories (many available on-line in transcript and streaming form).  Particular focus on the history of Silicon Valley.  Ampex archives added 2001, although not easily found from front page.

Vintage Computer Festival links As advertised - an astounding array of links to all things relating to vintage computers.

Vintage Tech Another vintage computer source, with extensive archives available for online search.

Some links updated 2007-03-08 and 2012-07-28   jm

AES - Audio Engineering Society