Archival documents key organizations

Back to home
Back to listing of organizations

National Science Foundation (NSF)
1974 NSF proposal, "The computer simulation of music instrument tones in reverberant spaces"
1974 Draft proposal to establish CCRMA
1974 Draft proposal to establish CCRMA
18-Jun-1974 NEA proposal, "The computer music facility: A new musical medium"
11-Jul-1974 Andy Moorer invention disclosure (digital reverberator)
1975 Newspaper article about CCRMA's founding
1975 NSF grants and awards for FY1975, excerpt
15-Mar-1975 Stanford Daily article on CCRMA
14-Apr-1975 NSF grant award letter, "Computer Simulation in Acoustics"
30-Jun-1975 Cover letter, budget and award letter for NEA grant
6-Aug-1975 Stanford Campus Report article about NSF/NEA funding
8-Aug-1975 Newspaper article about IRCAM/CCRMA collaboration
9-Aug-1975 San Francisco Chronicle article about IRCAM/CCRMA collaboration
Aug-1975 Palo Alto Times article on CCRMA and Boulez visit to Stanford
17-Dec-1975 Systems Concepts proposal for the Samson Box
5-Jan-1976 Invention disclosure and notes for Samson Box software
12-Feb-1976 Rolling Stone article on CCRMA
26-Feb-1976 Amendment to option agreement between Systems Concepts and Stanford
27-Apr-1976 Letter from Stanford to Yamaha re: Chowning visit and other inventions
30-Nov-1976 Budget statement for NSF grant
Jun-1977 NSF proposal, "An interactive graphical environment for musical, acoustical and psychoacoustical research"
6-Mar-1978 NSF grant reviews, "Experiments in timbre perception"
21-Mar-1978 NSF grant award letter, "An Interactive Graphical Environment for Musical, Acoustical and Psychoacoustical Research"
25-Apr-1978 NSF Project Summary for "Experiments in Timbre Perception"
25-Apr-1978 NSF award letter and project summary, "Experiments in timbre perception"
24-Apr-1979 Letter from Chowning to Gordon Bell re: AI "divorce" and fundraising
13-Jun-1979 Summary for NSF proposal, "Intelligent Systems for Music Analysis"
3-Jul-1979 Letter to Sloan Foundation from Chowning to solicit support and advice
28-Oct-1979 Letter to Mellon Foundation from Chowning to request support
28-Oct-1979 Letter to Rockefeller Foundation from Chowning to request support
1980 Current and pending NSF support for CCRMA
3-Jan-1980 Letter to L.A.W. Fund from Chowning to solicit support
30-Jan-1980 Letter to Rubin Foundation from Chowning to solicit support
3-Jan-1980 Letter to Jerome Foundation from Chowning to solicit support
11-Feb-1980 CCRMA estimated operating expenses
15-Apr-1980 CCRMA current and pending NSF funding
16-Apr-1980 Letter from Chowning to Yamaha regarding unwanted media coverage
16-May-1980 NSF rejection letter, "Instrumental Timbre and Related Acoustical Phenomena"
Jun-1980 CCRMA estimated operating expenses
10-Jul-1980 NSF rejection letter, "A Study of the Architecture of Satellite Processors for Signal Processing"
30-Jul-1980 Notes for Boston Symphony project on CCRMA's growth, support and compositions
17-Oct-1980 NSF rejection letter and reviews, "Auditory Distance Perception Under Natural Sounding Conditions"
17-Oct-1980 NSF panel summary and reviews, "Auditory Distance Perception Under Natural Sounding Conditions"
4-Dec-1980 Funding proposal to Rockefeller Foundation
1981 CCRMA estimated operating expenses
1981 CCRMA budget notes
27-Mar-1981 Memo re: execution of patent agreements by visitors
1982 CCRMA budget notes
26-Mar-1982 Letter from Yamaha to request statement of paper availability for use in patent dispute with Kawai
29-Mar-1982 California Arts Council grant application
25-Jul-1982 Funding proposal to Rockefeller Foundation
Oct-1982 Stanford Department of Music news supplement article on CCRMA
18-Feb-1983 NSF summary and reviews, "An Intelligent System for the Knowledge-Driven Analysis of Acoustic Signals"
Sep-1983 CCRMA overview
1984 NSF award letter, "An Intelligent System for the Knowledge-Driven Aanlysis of Acoustic Signals"
Jan-1984 Stanford Department of Music newsletter article on NEA grants
1-Mar-1984 NEA grant application supplement
9-Mar-1984 CCRMA operating budget
29-Mar-1984 Meeting notes regarding relationship between CCRMA, SDF and Xerox
5-Apr-1984 John Pierce notes on computer music
2-Jan-1985 Cover letter to SDF from Chowning re: funding needs
11-Feb-1985 Email summary of conversations between CCRMA and Xerox
15-May-1985 Phone memo with buzzwords for NSF, Navy and DARPA
24-May-1985 NSF rejection and reviews, "Electroacoustic Modification of Concert Hall Acoustics"
1986 NSF grant reviews "Intelligent Analysis of Composite Acoustic Signals"
12-Oct-1986 Robot Ballet overview, biographies, budget and press coverage
21-Jan-1987 Notes re: CCRMA funding
25-Feb-1987 Trip report on Max Mathews' visit to NSF
21-Apr-1987 Proposal to Rockefeller Foundation to extend artist-in-residence program
3-Jun-1987 NSF award letter, "Intelligent Analysis of Composite Acoustic Signals"
26-Oct-1987 Roster of users, staff, faculty, students, visiting scholars/composers
1988? NSF Project Summary, "Intelligent Analysis of Composite Acoustic Signals"
29-Feb-1988 Draft of article on computer music and CCRMA
1-Apr-1988 Cover sheet and abstract for NSF proposal, "The Acquisition of Musical Percepts with a New Scale"
1-Apr-1988 Cover sheet and summary for NSF proposal, "High Level Factors and the Musical Saliency of Auditory Phenomena"
27-Jun-1988 Vision statement for CCRMA for internal planning purposes
10-Oct-1989 Roster of users, staff, faculty, students, visiting scholars/composers
4-Jun-1991 Letter from Chowning to Stanford Dean of Research to request grant reviews
15-Jul-1993 NSF rejection letter, "Vocal Tract Modeling and Computer Speech Reading"
29-Oct-1993 Music department vision statement
no date Brief history of CCRMA
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.