Cracraft Electronic Orchestra collection of noncommercial sound recordings, 1939-1940

Cracraft, Tom Adrian


31 audio discs : analog.
7 analog, aluminum based acetate ; 10 in.
24 analog, aluminum based acetate ; 12 in.
The collection contains off the air recordings of the orchestra from 1939 to 1940, as well as some unbroadcast audition recordings from 1940.
The Cracraft Electronic Orchestra claimed to be the first orchestra made entirely of electrically-controlled instruments -- The orchestra was organized in the late 1930's by Tom Adrian Cracraft with technical assistance from Benjamin F. Meissner, and featured ten instruments, each with its own speaker. The orchestra received attention from radio broadcasts over the NBC radio network in 1939 and 1940.
Access to discs restricted; advance notification required.
Preservation tape master New York : The New York Public Library.
Finding aid available in repository, in: *L(Special) 90-51 ; also indexed in local database, see Librarian for assistance.

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