Popular music has long been ignored by academic music programs and their associated libraries. If we are now playing 'catch-up' with pop music, then what is the status of jazz music? At Western, surprising collections of jazz music exist, but are hidden. This presentation offers an overview of the Simmons Collection and the CKGW Radio Orchestra collection, and highlights some of the Canadian content contained therein.
Citation of this paper:
Philpott, Lisa Rae. "Uncharted Waters: 'Hidden' Jazz Collections at the U.W.O. Music Library." Presentation given at the Canadian Association of Music Libraries Conference, 29 May, 2003.