Oral Histories

Interview of Ann M. Briegleb

Librarian for the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive.
Institute of Ethnomusicology, 1961-1974
UCLA Institute of Ethnomusicology, 1961-1974
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Research Centers and Programs
Miller, Dustin
Briegleb, Ann M.
Persons Present:
Miller and Briegleb.
Place Conducted:
Office of the Institute of Ethnomusicology in Schoenberg Hall at UCLA.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Dustin Miller, Gold Shield Intern, UCLA Oral History Program; B.S., Political Science, UC Berkeley; M.L.S., UCLA Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Processing of Interview:
Rick C. Harmon edited the interview. He checked the verbatim transcripts of the interviews against the original tape recordings and edited for spelling, punctuation, paragraphing and the verification of proper nouns. Words and phrases inserted for clarity by the editor have been bracketed. Mantle Hood's book, The Ethnomusicologist (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1971), and the card catalogs in the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive were used as authoritative sources for spellings of all non-Western names. Briegleb reviewed and approved of the edited transcripts. Richard Candida Smith, principal editor, reviewed the transcript and wrote the introductory biographical summaries. George Hodak, editorial assistant, prepared the index, table of contents, and interview history.
1.5 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
This series documents the history of UCLA's Institute of Ethnomusicology, which was founded in 1961 and dissolved in 1974.
Anne Briegleb: Education and interest in ethnomusicology; the early history of the institute's ethnomusicology archive; devising a cataloging system for the archive; research in Romania; on the relative neglect of folk music; the institute's interaction with the Center for the Study of Comparative Folklore and Mythology; acquisitions of the institute; problems in maintaining and enlarging the archival collection on the gathering of field-tapes for the institute; contributors to the collection; a need for funding new recordings.