May 26, 2022

“University of Calgary Librarian Fired Up as Massive EMI Music Collection Arrives in Calgary”

From the CBC:

A University of Calgary librarian can’t hide her excitement over a massive music archive the school is in the process of acquiring.

“It’s crazy fun. It’s super fun,” Annie Murray told CBC News.

“It’s probably the most exciting collection I’ll ever work with, as a music fan, and then to also work with it professionally, it’s mind-blowing.”

Murray, a librarian focused on archives and special collections, is talking about the complete EMI Music Canada collection, which covers the 63-year period before EMI was acquired by Universal Music Canada.

“So it’s everything that the record company would have kept: business records, letters, photos, files on artists, all the master recordings, all the promotional materials, artwork that made the album covers, awards — everything that documents what a record company was doing from 1949 until 2012,” Murray explained.

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Additional Resources

University of Calgary Awarded $1.5M Mellon Foundation For Research Into Media Preservation (October 6, 2017)

U of Calgary’s New EMI Music Archive is a Treasure Trove of Canadian Music History (June 25, 2016)

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