Guide to the David Reffkin Ragtime Machine Collection ARS.0121

Finding aid prepared by Franz Kunst
Archive of Recorded Sound
Braun Music Center
541 Lasuen Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, California, 94305-3076
650-723-9312
soundarchive@stanford.edu
© 2012
The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: David Reffkin Ragtime Machine Collection
Dates: 1981-2007
Collection number: ARS.0121
Creator: Reffkin, David
Collection size: 71 boxes : 1332 tapes stored "pancake" in 10.5" boxes
Reopository: Archive of Recorded Sound
Abstract: The Ragtime Machine was a weekly one-hour radio program about ragtime music, produced and hosted by David Reffkin and broadcast on the University of San Francisco's station KUSF. The collection contains all programs from 1981 to 2007, as well as program logs describing their contents, including guests interviewed and songs played.
Language of Material: English

Access

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Preferred Citation

David Reffkin Ragtime Machine Collection, ARS-0121. Courtesy of the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Source

The David Reffkin Ragtime Machine Collection was donated to the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound by David Reffkin in 2005.

Sponsor

This finding aid was produced with generous financial support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Scope and Contents

Ragtime authority David Reffkin is a researcher, author, and musician. The Ragtime Machine was a radio program about ragtime music, produced and hosted by Reffkin on University of San Francisco radio station KUSF beginning in 1981. The show, which is not currently broadcast (due to the university having sold the station's frequency in early 2011), featured live and recorded performances and interviews, some of which were transcribed and published in the magazine Mississippi Rag. Notable guests featured on the program include Rudi Blesh, Sam and Ann Charters, Patricia Lamb Conn (Joseph Lamb's daughter), Phil Elwood, Donita Fowler (Scott Joplin's niece), Johnny Guarnieri, John Hasse, Dick Hyman, David Jasen, Carl Sonny Leyland, Johnny Maddox, Bob Milne, Mike Montgomery, Max Morath, Joan Morris, Wally Rose, Lalo Schifrin, Gunther Schuller, Ed Sprankle, Butch Thompson, Trebor Tichenor, Craig Ventresco, Ian Whitcomb, and Dick Zimmerman. There are 1350 hour-long programs on 1332 tapes in the collection, which is complete through July 2007; however, the tapes were also transferred to compact disc by Reffkin prior to accession. Programs are numbered, and a copy of the complete program logs is on file in the Archive.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ragtime machine (Radio program).
Radio programs
Ragtime music

 

Tapes

Physical Description: 1332 open reel tapes
Box 1

1-37

Box 2

38-55

Box 3

56-75

Box 4

76-94

Box 5

95-113

Box 6

114-132

Box 7

133-151

Box 8

152-170

Box 9

171-189

Box 10

190-208

Box 11

209-227

Box 12

228-246

Box 13

247-265

Box 14

266-284

Box 15

285-303

Box 16

304-322

Box 17

323-341

Box 18

342-360

Box 19

361-379

Box 20

380-398

Box 21

399-417

Box 22

418-436

Box 23

437-455

Box 24

456-474

Box 25

475-493

Box 26

494-512

Box 27

513-531

Box 28

532-550

Box 29

551-569

Box 30

570-588

Box 31

589-607

Box 32

608-626

Box 33

627-645

Box 34

646-664

Box 35

665-683

Box 36

684-702

Box 37

703-721

Box 38

722-740

Box 39

741-759

Box 40

760-778

Box 41

779-797

Box 42

798-816

Box 43

817-835

Box 44

836-854

Box 45

855-873

Box 46

874-892

Box 47

893-911

Box 48

912-930

Box 49

931-949

Box 50

950-968

Box 51

969-987

Box 52

988-1006

Box 53

1007-1025

Box 54

1026-1044

Box 55

1045-1063

Box 56

1064-1082

Box 57

1083-1101

Box 58

1102-1120

Box 59

1121-1139

Box 60

1140-1158

Box 61

1159-1177

Box 62

1178-1196

Box 63

1197-1215

Box 64

1216-1234

Box 65

1235-1253

Box 66

1254-1272

Box 67

1273-1291

Box 68

1292-1310

Box 69

1311-1329

Box 70

1330-1348

Box 71

1349-1350

 

CD transfers

 

Program logs

Physical Description: 4 folders