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Berklee Campus Event Recordings

a guide to campus event recordings and related policies

Campus Event Recordings Available from the Berklee Libraries

 


What do you have?

The Berklee Libraries hold a variety of campus event recordings on audio and video in myriad formats, including digital and analog, with limited content available for streaming. Not every campus event is recorded, but the most commonly available event recordings include: 
 

  • Annual commencement concerts and ceremonies

  • Clinics, concerts, and special events

  • Master classes and lectures

  • Student performances

  • Faculty and student projects


How comprehensive is the collection?

Boston Conservatory recordings date from the 1960s through the present day (with a lag of 1 or 2 months) 

Berklee College of Music recordings date as far back as the 1970s through the present day (with a lag of 1 or 2 months), though coverage is most comprehensive from 2012 forward. Most recordings are Berklee Performance Center or Cafe 939 events; recordings of events from 1A Berk Recital Hall, 1W Colvin Hall, and David Friend Hall are not comprehensive.  

 


How do I search the collection? 

There is currently no singular inventory for Berklee Archives' holdings of event recordings. To explore all available resources, see Where to Search.


How can I view a recording? 

For Boston Conservatory recordings: 

  • Recordings from 2016 to present are accessible via a Google Drive link in an item's catalog record. Access may be limited to the Berklee community with a OnePass login.

  • Most recordings between 1999 and 2015 are available to view/listen on CD (1999-2015) or DVD (2004-2015) through the Albert Alphin Library, at designated viewing/listening stations. Anyone can request a viewing/listening appointment at the Alphin Library.

  • Recordings on older formats may be digitized for streaming access upon request, but may not be accessible due to material fragility or other restrictions. 

  • All requests for digital access and/or personal copies should be submitted with this form. Important: Requests for personal copies must be approved by Division chairs and are approved only in very limited circumstances. Approved requests require a signed release form. 

For Berklee College of Music recordings: 
 

  • Most recordings 2019-present, as well as earlier events by request, are available to the Berklee community to stream online (Berklee OnePass login required) via the Stan Getz Library catalog. 

  • Non-Berklee community members may request temporary guest log-ins to view streaming resources or schedule a viewing/listening appointment in the Berklee Archives.

  • Requests for personal copies can be submitted only by event participants and require a release form. 

  • Faculty members may also request recordings be made available to stream for use in the classroom.

  • All requests for digital access and/or personal copies should be submitted with this form.  

 

To request an appointment or for more information, contact the Archives at archives@berklee.edu. Please allow 2-3 weeks to process your request. Most recordings are stored offsite, and recordings on obsolete formats may need additional processing time to digitize on demand. Some formats may not be viable for transfer due to material fragility or availability for playback equipment. Additional restrictions may apply.