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MUSE records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00714

Scope and Contents

Includes materials for the first 30 years for women's music organization from Cincinnati, Ohio. Grant applications, organizational periodicals, and administrative papers. Also included are DVDs and audio CDs of performances as well as CDs with photographs of MUSE members.

Dates of Materials

  • 1983 - 2013

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Original AV materials may not be used; research use copies must be made. Open with caveat: collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be somewhat difficult to use.
  1. This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may bedifficult to use.
  2. Access to audiovisual materials may first require production ofresearch copies.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

MUSE retains copyright on audio and video recordings in the collection. The SSC owns copyright owner for other unpublished works created by the organization. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify all copyright holders.

Biographical / Historical

MUSE Cincinnati Women's Choir was founded in 1983 by Dr. Catherine Roma, who served as the organization's Artistic Director from the Choir's founding until her retirement in 2013. The Choir is part of the larger women's music movement that emerged between the 1970s and 1990s in an effort to combine work for social change and the powerful love of music. According to the organization's mission statement, MUSE is "dedicated to musical excellence and social change" and works to spread "their message of peace and unity through music" through performances in the United States and the international community.

Extent

11 boxes (11 linear feet)

6.2 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Musicians; Women's music organization. Includes materials for the first 30 years for women's music organization from Cincinnati, Ohio. Grant applications, organizational periodicals, and administrative papers. Also included are DVDs and audio CDs of performances as well as CDs with photographs of MUSE members. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This collection contains materials received from the donor in digital form that are not currently available online. Please consult with Special Collections staff or email specialcollections@smith.edu to request access to this digital content.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The MUSE records were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Catherine Roma beginning in 2013.

Accruals

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Related Materials

Oral history of Catherine Roma is in the Voices of Feminism Oral History Project, Sophia Smith Collection.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Kathleen Nutter and Abbie Pratt, 2013

The contents of computer media in this collection has been copied to networked storage for preservation and access; the original directory and file structure was retained and file lists were created.

Creator

Title
MUSE records
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:22-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2020-07-21: Description added for born-digital content.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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