Wayne Wadhams papers

Summary Information

Berklee College Archives
Wadhams, Wayne
Wayne Wadhams papers
1970's - 1990's
40.0 Cubic feet

Preferred citation

[Identification of item], in the Wayne Wadhams papers, BCA-019. College Archives, Stan Getz Library, Berklee College of Music.

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Biographical note

Wayne Wadhams (1946-2008) was a founding member of the Music Production & Engineering Department at Berklee College of Music, where he taught from 1982-2007. Among his many musical accomplishments, Wadhams was a founding member of the band The Fifth Estate, wrote jingles and TV music, co-founded the Orson Welles Film School (the largest independent college-accredited film school in the U.S.), and produced numerous musical recordings. Wadhams also authored the book Inside the Hits: the Seduction of a Rock and Roll Generation (2001).

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Scope and contents

This collection includes both teaching materials as well as records from Wadhams’ Boston Skyline label. Formats include paper files, floppy discs, compact discs, LPs, 45s, VHS tapes, Beta tapes, and Digital Audio Tapes. Departmental materials include a copy of the 1983 department proposal for music production & engineering and a 1997 award plaque from the college to Wadhams his contributions to the music technology division.

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This collection has been minimally processed. Materials are currently housed in the original order they were received. A more detailed internal inventory is available upon request.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Berklee College Archives 2014/07/30

1140 Boylston St
Boston, MA, 02215


This non-circulating collection is open for research use by appointment on site at the college archives (Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening hours available upon request). Advance notice is required to retrieve archival items because these materials are stored offsite. Use of audiovisual materials may require the production of listening or viewing copies. To schedule an appointment or request further information, please email (archives@berklee.edu) or call (617-747-8001) the college archivist.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Berklee College of Music

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