Great American Songbook Foundation

Log Number: IGSM-245665-OMS-20

The Great American Songbook Foundation will implement the "Preserving the Soundtrack of Our Lives" project, designed to deepen user engagement with the museum's collection. The museum will hire a music librarian to process and catalog a portion of the Paramount Theatre Collection - a collection of more than 150,000 items documenting the music and history of West coast radio stations from the 1920s to 1950s. Researchers, performers, and the public will have access to the catalogued resources via the museum's website. Staff will create a detailed processing manual grounded in appropriate theory and practice to support future processing of the museum's entire collection.