Music: Cleveland Orchestra Expands Access to Archives With Two New Digital Tools
From The Plain Dealer:
Not so long ago, researchers interested in historic Cleveland Orchestra materials such as old program books, photos, concert flyers, and newspaper articles had to do things the old-fashioned way. They had to come to Severance Hall, gain access to the archives, and thumb through scrapbooks in person, under Hoy’s supervision.
That all changed in October. During National Archives Month, the orchestra announced a partnership with the Cleveland Public Library, through which its entire library of scrapbooks will be digitized and made viewable online for free.
So far, Hoy has digitized 32 books, a little less than one-tenth of her collection. She hopes to have all 354 books uploaded in four to five years. Already, though, what’s there is a treasure trove, a huge cache of documents from 1921 to 1973, and more is being added on a regular basis.
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