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Audio and Video collection

Identifier: AV


The Audio and Video collection contains recordings of both internally and externally produced media related to the institution, its alumni, and faculty. Materials include Curtis events, faculty and alumni projects, oral histories, recordings of Curtis outreach performances, press materials, and internally-conducted meetings. Additionally, the AV collection holds preservation masters of born-digital student recitals. Student performances may be restricted as per privacy and copyright laws.


  • Creation: 1924-2018


40 Linear feet

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The collection is arranged into the following series: Series 1. Performances, Series 2. Oral Histories, Series 3. In-House events, Series 4. Publicity, Series 5. Documentaries, Series 6. Interviews and Lectures, Series 7. Miscellaneous, Series 8. Digital preservation masters of student recitals

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of the materials in this collection have been transferred from other Curtis departments including the Communications department and Recording Services. Some materials have been donated by Curtis faculty and/or alumni.

Related Materials

Recordings of general student recitals, i.e. those held on campus as part of the regular school year, can be found in the Curtis Library.

Audio and Video Collection
In Progress
Barbara Benedett
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Curtis Institute of Music Archives Repository

1720 Locust St
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States