People & Facilities

Archive Staff
Prof. Timothy Taylor, Director
Maureen Russell, Archivist-Librarian and Head of Cataloging
Aaron M. Bittel, Archivist-Librarian and Head of Digital Projects

Advisory Boards
In celebration of the Ethnomusicology Archive’s 50th Anniversary, and in recognition of rapidly changing environments that require increased coordination and cooperation with our peers, we have established two new bodies to serve in an advisory capacity to the Archive. Sitting members of the Internal Advisory Board include representatives from libraries, archives and academic units within UCLA with which we share a common concern for preserving and providing access to the audiovisual record. Members of the External Advisory Board are fellow archivists, librarians, and preservation specialists from ethnographic archives outside of UCLA.

Internal Advisory Board Members
Stephen Davison, Head of UCLA Digital Library Program
Anne Gilliland, Professor and Director of Center for Information as Evidence, UCLA Department of Information Studies
Jan-Christopher Horak, Director, UCLA Film and Television Archive
Tom Hyry, Director, UCLA Special Collections

External Advisory Board Members
to be announced

Archive Facilities
When it was founded in 1961, the Archive shared a single basement room with the University Carillon player. In 1982 the Archive moved to its current location, a suite of seven rooms on the first floor of the Schoenberg Music Building.

With an entrance located on the Schoenberg Courtyard, the Archive today consists of a suite of seven rooms: two listening/viewing rooms, two digitization labs, two offices which double as storage, and a large main room — half of which serves as a processing and public services area and half of which holds our closed stacks of listening and viewing copies.

The Archive’s listening/viewing rooms that house playback equipment for a host of modern and nearly obsolete audiovisual recordings: compact discs, reel-to-reel tapes, audio cassette tapes, 331/3- and 45-rpm discs, DVDs, and a wide assortment of videotape formats. The Archive’s digitization labs house equipment for a wide array of audio and visual recordings. Listening copies of Archive sound recordings are housed within the Archive, while masters are stored in University of California’s Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF), a high-density shelving facility with state-of-the-art climate control as well as earthquake and fire protection.