African-American Band Music and Recordings, 1883-1923
Acknowledgments and Special Thanks
The site African-American Music: Band Music and Recordings, 1883-1923 is the result of the contributions of many people:
Inspiration for the site is based largely on a finding aid created by Wayne Shirley for African-American Band Stocks at the Library of Congress. Audio recordings for the site were selected by James Wolf.
Articles were written by:
- Wayne Shirley, formerly of the Music Division (Essay: African-American Band Stocks)
- David Sager of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (Essay: African American Performers on Early Sound Recordings, 1892-1916)
- James Wolf of the Music Division (Biographies: composers and performers)
- Loras Schissel of the Music Division (Essay: What are band stocks?)
Editorial assistance was provided by Andrea Matles Savada.
Digital production and conversion work was coordinated by Karen Lund. James Wolf was the project leader. The team included Pat Padua, James Wolf, Paul Fraunfelter, Yolonda Kerney, Andrea Buntz, and Lauren Woodis. Scanning of paper items was performed by the LC Digital Scan Lab and James Wolf. Additional scanning assistance was provided by Alicia Patterson. Digitization of audio files was performed by James Wolf. Pat Padua oversaw file maintenance with assistance from James Wolf and Paul Fraunfelter. Cataloging and writing assistance was provided by Yolonda Kerney.
Technical functionality and programming of the site was performed by a team from Network Development and MARC Standards Office which included Morgan Cundiff, Glenn Gardner, Betsy Miller, and Nathan Trail.
Web site design and user interface was created by Betsy Miller based on user-centered design principles.
Launch Date: February 1, 2007 (release 1)