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Original Reel-to-Reels Preserved

Collection: Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis Papers Mss 181

Series: 8. Sound Recording Series

Sub series: 8.4 Original Reel to Reels preserved (PDF)


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This sub series is part of the Sound Recording series.  These original reel-to-reel recordings have been preserved to reel-to-reel and compact disc.  Over 200 original recordings in 7 ½” and 15” reel format were preserved.  They are arranged by artist and chronologically by the premiere date of the choreographic work.  Dates range from 
1936 – 1995.  The sound recordings contain music to accompany the dances.  They include rehearsals and performances.  The names of the composer of the works are included. Recordings were received in 2000 and deposits continued through 2002.