Carnegie Hall has announced the addition of a searchable internet database for its digital archives for the first 50 years of the hall’s history, the first time that information has been publicly available online. The site, carnegiehall.org/history, includes musical and non-musical events from 1891 to 1941. Searches can be done by keyword, composer, work, performer, date, or date range; results can be filtered by genre or venue and can be saved or shared through a link or exported to a PDF. The online database—a project that began in 2012—will continue to be expanded, with installments to be added in the next year for events after 1941. Carnegie Hall’s goal for the archives project is to make historic materials accessible to the public and researchers in a much greater way, both online and onsite at Carnegie Hall’s Rose Museum, opened in 1991.
Posted June 26, 2013