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Guide to the Ampex Collection Addenda ARS.0109
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Box 1

1. Ampex 200 Anniversary Party 1998-04-25

Physical Description: 3 10.5" open reel tapes

Scope and Contents

Ampex 200 Anniversary Party 4/25/98 in Pleasanton, California. Held at the home of Mark Drury. Among those present: Walter Selsted, former chief engineer; John G. "Jay" McKnight, formerly of Ampex, then of Magnetic Reference Laboratories; and Peter Hammar, founder and curator of the former Ampex Museum. Three open reel tapes, dubbed from the original DAT.

Source

Donated by David Dintenfass in 1998.
 

2. C.D. Du Bois tapes

Physical Description: 10 open reel tapes : three 5" reels ; four 7" reels
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Professional Recorders in Education

Physical Description: 1 7" open reel tape

Scope and Contents

Demonstration tape, 2-track stereo. Recorded, Produced and Duplicated on Ampex Professional Recorders by Audio Distributors, Inc. (Grand Rapids, Michigan address).
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Here Is The Ampex Home Music Center And This Is What It Can Do. Ampex Demonstration Tape, Catalog No. AT-20 (2 track stereo, stacked heads, 7.5 ips)

Physical Description: 1 7" open reel tape
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Groundbreaking - Ampex Audio, Sunnyvale 1959-01-28

Physical Description: 1 7" open reel tape

Scope and Contents

Date determined from Ampex Collection finding aid.
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John Halloran Choir. A Christmas Greeting In Stereophonic Sound. "To Mr. and Mrs. Dubois, From [C.AA Frey?], Your Ampex Dealer."

Physical Description: 1 5" open reel tape

Scope and Contents

From the printed tape box: "Here for your holiday listening are the voices of the renowned John Halloran Choir singing a group of traditional Christmas carols. These were specially arranged by John Halloran for this tape made for Ampex's friends. This stereophonic recording is sent as a personal Christmas greeting to you and is unavailable in any other form."
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"To Marketing. Bim Farrar, DeWitt DuBois. From: Gene Russell" (Irish brand tape)

Physical Description: 1 5" open reel tape
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"To Dube DuBois, From R. Sprague" (Ampex Corporation sticker with Chicago address, Scotch brand tape, 3 3/4 ips) 1959-04-03

Physical Description: 1 5" open reel tape
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Demon Drums. Concertapes Pre-release Copy (In-line heads, 7.5 ips) 1958

Physical Description: 1 7" open reel tape

Scope and Contents

Handwritten identification on circular tape case. Tape was released in 1958 as Duelin' Demon Drums, Featuring Richard Campbell and Harry H. Coon, Concertapes 512(stereo)/411(mono).
 

3. Mullin tapes from Jim Wheeler

Physical Description: 6 open reel tapes : four 7" reels ; one 10.5" reel ; one 12" reel
 

Bundle 1

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#7 Hubless Reel: "early '48 Crosby Show from hubless reel" 1948

Physical Description: 1 12" open reel tape
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#10 Misc 4

Physical Description: 1 7" open reel tape
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#11 Misc 3: Rainier Herkimer Hamstrung

Physical Description: 1 7" open reel tape
 

Bundle 2

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#1 Slot 8

Physical Description: 1 7" open reel tape
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#2 Slot 1 "short recording, voice and music"

Physical Description: 1 7" open reel tape
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#4 Slot 3 Tonschrieber Reel 3, Tails Out

Physical Description: 1 10.5" open reel tape
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4. Philco Radio Time script (portion) 1947-10

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Contents

Two non-consecutive pages of a script for Bing Crosby's Philco Radio Time program, recorded October 3, 1947, and broadcast October 15th. The guest is Dinah Shore. There are handwritten notes (possibly Mullin's) on the reverse sides.
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5. Ampex Corporation Around the World in Sterophonic Sound. 10th Anniversary of Ampex Recorders. Narration by Ross H. Snyder 1957

Physical Description: 1 7" open reel tape
 

6. Equipment

 

Ampex Tape Recorder

 

Pierce Wire Recorder

 

Magnetophon Tonschreiber AEG Ton S.b.1 tape case 1944

Scope and Contents

This metal case was brought to the United States by Jack Mullin from Germany in 1945, and has been identified as part of a AEG (Allgemeine-Elektrizitats-Gesellschaft) Magnetophon Tonschreiber. It measures 9.75" x 11.5" x 17" and has "Ton S.b. 1 (Zubehor)" printed on the top. The case held open reel tapes and supplies, and apparently fit next to the actual reel-to-reel player. Inside there are slots for 10" reels. In three slots there are two reels in metal cases and one reel with German writing. No tape is on the reels (see the Mullin tapes for what may be them). There is also a compartment on one side for tools and supplies, including rubber rollers and vacuum tubes (there are two Telefunken LS50s and several smaller tubes in padded holes). A powerful vinegar smell persists, even after seventy years.