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Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers, circa 1860-2011, bulk 1940-2011

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Series 9: Sound Recordings and Born-Digital Material , 1950s-2000s
6.6 Linear feet
Box 36-43

This series of sound recordings and born-digital material consists of 145 sound tape reels, forty sound cassettes, and two electronic records. About one-third of the material has concise descriptive labeling, but the labeling does not necessarily clearly identify the contents. However, where possible, these labels are reflected in the file titles below.
Clearly identified sound recordings have been arranged with related documentation in previous series.
Sound tape reels are often recorded and re-recorded, with descriptive labeling crossed out and written over. Some of the sound tape reels are labeled "collage," which might indicate that Cosmos was recording samples of sounds from various sources to string together. Many of the recordings appear to be of Cosmos's compositions, performances, radio and television broadcasts, as well as various sounds of the city. The label on several sound tape reels, "pier 49," a location near his residence at Westbeth, may reflect the recording of its demolition in the early 1970s.
Description Container Select
"2 Camps, Countess Vassar", 1950s
1 Sound tape reel
36
1
"2 Camps, Triangle", 1950s
1 Sound tape reel
36
2
"Act I, June 14" and "Act II, June 24", 1960s
2 Sound tape reels
36
3
"Act II", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
36
4
Diane Arbus, 1970s
2 Sound tape reels
36
5
"Auto Harp", 1970
1 Sound cassette
36
6
"Bandstand No. 2", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
36
7
"Buffy #2", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
36
8
"Camp", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
36
9
"Castelli", 1970s
1 Sound cassette
36
10
"Cease Fire", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
36
11
"President Clinton Wins Bosnia", 1996
1 Sound tape reel
36
12
"President Clinton News Conference", 1995
1 Sound tape reel
36
12
"Collage #4" and "Collage #5", 1960s
2 Sound tape reels
36
13
"Collage #8" and "Collage #9", 1960s
2 Sound tape reels
36
14
"Collage #10" and "Collage #11", 1960s
2 Sound tape reels
36
15
"Commencement Exercise, Part 2 Only; Jim Brown Half", 1950s
1 Sound tape reel
36
16
"Complete Dances, Also Timp and Bass at 1 7/8 for Travesty", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
36
17
"Convention", 1968
1 Sound tape reel
37
1
"Creation of the Humanoid", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
37
2
"Don't Count on Love", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
37
3
"Double Fantasy", 1970s
1 Sound cassette
37
4
"Dylan Blues", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
37
5
"Ear Concert 1", 1970s
1 Sound cassette
37
6
"End of Fornes, Haacke", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
37
7
"Patty Hearst, TV/Film", 1970s
1 Sound cassette
37
8
"Fan Concert", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
37
9
"Green Doors", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
37
10
"Hector Light Tape (2); Also Fragment from Bike Song B Minor", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
37
11
"Highway", 1970s
1 Sound cassette
37
12
"Jug Bands", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
37
13
Robert F. Kennedy, 1960s
3 Sound tape reels
37
14-15
"Kennedy, Burton", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
37
16
"La Mama 39 W.F." and "Audience Before Good Sunday 39 W.F.", 1960s
2 Sound tape reels
37
17
Lennon, 1970s
3 Sound cassettes
38
1
"Mass", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
38
2
Milton Glaser, 1960s
4 Sound cassettes
38
3-4
"Milton Music", 1960s
2 Sound tape reels
38
5
"Concrete Poetry, Milton", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
38
6
"Molly Reading at Julies", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
38
7
Nancy, 1960s
3 Sound tape reels
38
8-9
"News, Oldenburg Lipstick", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
38
10
"NY Times Fredricks; Chris Oshikata", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
38
11
"Organ March, Timp; Reverse Waste Words, Jane", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
38
12
"Chris Oshikata", 1970s
1 Sound tape reel
38
13
"Pam Sunshine", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
38
14
Pier 49, 1960s
6 Sound tape reels
38
15-17
Pier 49, 1960s-1970s
2 Sound tape reels
39
1
"Queen of Night, Arnheim/Cosmos, Twist and Shout", 1970s
1 Sound tape reel
39
2
River, 1970s
2 Sound cassettes
39
3
"Sgt. York; Chicago", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
39
4
"Sgt. Lucy; Frog", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
39
5
"Syracuse, Michigan State", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
39
6
"1. Terror Girl, 2. Fainting, 3. 39 W.F., 4. unidentified", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
39
7
"Turkish Folk Music from a Concert", 1970s
1 Sound cassette
39
8
"Turtles Good Excess", 1960s
1 Sound tape reel
39
9
"Violin Duet", 1971
1 Sound tape reel
39
10
"Begin of Vox Noise", 1960s-1970s
1 Sound tape reel
39
11
Vox, 1970s
6 Sound cassettes
39
12-13
Unidentified Sound Recordings, 1970s-1990s
18 Sound cassettes
39
14
Unidentified Sound Recordings, 1950s-1990s
32 Sound tape reels
40
1-16
Unidentified Sound Recordings, 1950s-1990s
32 Sound tape reels
41
1-16
Unidentified Sound Recordings, 1950s-1990s
12 Sound tape reels
42
1-6
Unidentified Sound Recordings, 1950s-1990s
4 Sound tape reels
43
1-2
Digital Photographs, 2005
0.07 Gigabytes
59 computer files
ER01
Digital Photographs, 2009
0.297 Gigabytes
169 computer files
ER02

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