Berklee College of Music Archives
Berklee Archives is currently operating at reduced capacity. Archives staff are available to perform limited research services to Berklee community members, and to assist patrons with access to our rich set of Digital resources. Due to space limitations, we are unable to grant access to physical collections, but patrons may submit requests for digital access to Berklee event recordings. To contact us, please use the Ask us webform or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our goal is to respond within 72 hours.
Students, faculty, staff, and alumni: What are you creating in the time of COVID-19? Berklee Archives seeks contributions for the Berklee COVID-19 Creative Arts Archiving Project
The Berklee College of Music Archives documents Berklee's history, activities, and contributions, with additional special collections in jazz and popular music. Areas of emphasis include the Schillinger System of Musical Composition and the history of jazz in Boston.
The Archives is located in the Stan Getz Library at 150 Massachusetts Ave. in Boston, Massachusetts. Access to archival materials is available by appointment, Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening hours (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) available upon request.
To schedule an appointment or request further information on a particular collection, please email archives(at)berklee.edu or call 617-747-8001.
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Berklee COVID-19 Creative Arts Archiving Project
At Berklee, we recognize the power of the performing arts to reflect, respond to, and commemorate the current moment, especially times of crisis.
The Berklee COVID-19 Creative Arts Archiving Project has been created to preserve and make accessible the Berklee community’s artistic experiences of and responses to the global pandemic. We are collecting examples of compositions, performances, creative writing, images, and other artistic output created during and about this unprecedented time by Berklee students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Accepted materials will be preserved as a digital collection in the Berklee Archives.
Not only is such grassroots primary source documentation essential to supporting future understanding of COVID-19’s impact, we also hope it will serve as a cathartic outlet for those of us moved to create. By contributing your work and personal perspective, you can help Berklee remember how the COVID-19 pandemic has uprooted our community and transformed our work and lives... Read more