Sigurd M. Rascher Collection
Donor: Carina Raschèr
Date of Acquisition: 2004
Sigurd M. Raschèr (1907-2001) was a pioneering concert saxophonist.
Contents and Inventory
The collection consists of materials that once belonged to Raschèr, including:
- audio materials
- business documents
- general manuscripts
- musical instruments
- musical scores
- newspaper clippings
- press materials
- Raschèr’s manuscripts.
In 2010-2011, there was a comprehensive audio preservation and restoration project
to digitize the audio materials contained in the collection. The audio materials contained
are on a variety of formats, including: 78 RPM shellac, instantaneous transcription
disc, 45 RPM disc, LP album, 1/4" reel to reel, cassette tape and CD.
In August 2012, Reed Library released the first scholarly publication to be created using the Raschèr Collection. The Raschèr Reader is a compendium of over 200 articles written by or about Sigurd Raschèr and compiled by Lee Patrick. The book presents such topics as: saxophone pedagogy, the nature of music, music education, history of the saxophone, the use of nuclear power, and much more. The book can be ordered through the e-store.
Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SigurdMRascherCollection
Link to e-store: http://tinyurl.com/rascher-store