Americas Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway

Project: Research project

Project Details


In his 2002 inaugural address, Arizona State University President, Michael M. Crow, set into motion a plan to transform ASU into one of the nations leading public metropolitan research universities, what he called the New American University. In his vision for this institution he delineated eight design imperatives and one was centered on the concept of social embeddedness, specifically structuring university programs to serve the needs of the region. Related to this vision, the ASU Libraries serves the needs not only the academic community of Arizona State University (across four campuses in the metropolitan area of Phoenix, Arizona), but also engages in cultural community outreach programs designed to enrich the lives of people in the greater Phoenix area. The ASU Libraries are interested in participating in Americas Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway since it supports the our commitment to community outreach and social embeddedness. Further, it will ultimately enhance the ASU Music Libraries collections which serve the both the members of the academic community and the regional music community as a whole. It should be noted that over the past four years, the ASU Music Library has focused on building deep and distinctive collections related to American music, and especially popular American music, because of the curricular interests of the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts School of Music. Because of this relationship, the School of Music will be involved with Americas Music on a variety of levels. Further, they will bring a successful record of attracting community audiences to these programs and will also bring an established mechanism of communication with the region.
Effective start/end date8/1/1212/31/13


  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): $2,500.00


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