The CCRMA Virtual Archive documents the history of Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics from the 1960s through today. Many of these documents are referenced in The Sound of Innovation: Stanford and the Computer Music Revolution, an MIT Press book that traces CCRMA's emergence and its role in the field of computer music.
  • Archival documents consist of PDF scans of letters, news accounts, internal reports and similar documents
  • Archival data consist of .xls files documenting key people and activities
  • Media consist of audio/video files and key photo archives
Archival Documents:
   Referenced in The Sound of Innovation
(Linked to footnotes)
   By key organizations
   By key people
   By key technologies
   News stories
   Stanford Daily news stories
   CCRMA overviews
   Academic papers about CCRMA
   Show all (by date)

Archival Data:
   Explanation of files (read this first)
   Master ID list
   Publications and publication citations
   Patents and patent citations
   FM patent citation network (.ppt)
[These links open in new pages]
   YouTube channel of pieces referenced in
      The Sound of Innovation
   Audio and video files from the Stanford Archive
      of Recorded Sound
   CCRMA photos in the Stanford Digital Repository
   Recent CCRMA photos (Ge Wang's flickr albums)
[CCRMA homepage]

This archive is maintained by Andrew Nelson. Please email updates and corrections to aj (at) Please note that archival materials are intended for non-commercial purposes and may be protected by copyright laws that prohibit further duplication or distribution.

These documents stem largely from the personal collections of various CCRMA-lites. The Special Collections at the Stanford University Libraries (SUL) contain 40 linear feet of additional archival materials. For contents and access, please see the SUL catalog entry and the Online Archive of California collection guide.