Ashes to Asch, Dust to Digital

digitizing the moses and frances asch collection @ the smithsonian.

Great news for folk music historians and cultural historians in general. According to Cecelia Peterson of the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, the Smithsonian Institution has received a Save America’s Treasures grant to digitize the Moses and Frances Asch Collection.

Moses Asch and Folkways Records Booth at a Convention, early 1950s. Photograph: David Jackson.


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