Percussive Art Society, Inc.

Log Number: MA-35-19-0080-19

The Percussive Art Society's Rhythm! Discovery Center will inventory, assess, catalog, and digitize archival materials relating to notable 20th century percussion composers. This project will provide public online access for music scholars and the public. The museum will engage a professional archivist to create a pilot system by cataloging and rehousing 15 linear feet of archives, including compositions and scores, holograph editions of musical scores, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, and research on instrument development and construction. The project team will complete the digitization of 200 items. The archivist will develop policies for archival processing, digital resource creation and preservation procedures. A part-time archivist will assist with processing and the museum will provide training for staff on workflow systems and best practices. Access to the materials will be available on the museum's website and through OCLC WorldCat.