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41st Annual ARSC Conference (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 2-5, 2007)

San Filippo Palace

Victorians and Their Music Machines

Conference Information

Local Information and Arrangements

The Ward Irish Music Archive will be hosting our 2007 meeting, and plans are already well underway for a program filled with fascinating lectures, tours and entertainment. In keeping with the conference theme, we will be featuring presentations dealing with the dawn of recorded sound and the transition from mechanical musical instruments (music boxes, player pianos and orchestrions) to devices meant to capture and/or reproduce sound (phonographs and magnetic recorders). Like all ARSC conferences, we will have a pre-conference workshop, technical sessions and presentations dealing with issues of interest to archives and collectors alike, such as copyright, access, discography and preservation.

Saturday, May 5 will be spent at the Sanfilippo Victorian Palace, where we will view one of the finest collections of automatic musical instruments in the world. Our annual awards banquet will be held on the Palace grounds, and will be followed by an organ concert performed on the Mighty Wurlitzer - at 80 ranks, this magnificent instrument is the largest theater pipe organ in the world.

If you only attend one ARSC conference in your life, this should be it. We will be staying at the fabulous Hilton hotel in downtown Milwaukee, and more details will be posted in coming months. For further information (including exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities), contact Conference Manager Kurt Nauck at

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