Other CBMR publications include CBMR Monographs (1989-), a series of reference books and indexes, and the newsletter CBMR Digest (summer 1988-), published twice a year and available to individuals and libraries free upon request.
This program is closely linked to the center's Rockefeller Fellowships, through which the CBMR hosts two visiting research scholars each year.
Cosponsored by the CBMR and the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Library Center, the colloquium was the catalyst for the formation of the Music Library Association's Black Music Collections Roundtable.
Soon after the founding of the CBMR at Columbia College in 1983, funding was obtained to acquire a core collection of books and recordings named the Black Music Research Collection and housed initially in the Columbia College Library.
In 1985, the center received funding from the Lloyd Fry Foundation to develop the CBMR Database.
Thus, when the CBMR Library and Archives was formally established in 1990 with funding from the Robert R.
A primary aim of the CBMR Library and Archives is to provide a collection that represents the entire scope of the African heritage in music.
By the time the CBMR Library and Archives was established in 1990, the CBMR already held archival collections, including most of the research collection of pathbreaking scholar Dominique-Rene de Lerma.
Jazz critic Martin Williams (1924-1992) bequeathed all of his jazz-related materials, including his book and record collections, to the CBMR.
An important group of recordings of popular music from about 1970, including a number of Motown and Tamla singles, came from Linda Frazier of Chicago, who generously decided that, despite her sentimental attachment to the recordings, they would be of greater use at the CBMR [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].
The CBMR has emphasized the acquisition of unpublished and self-published scores of music by black composers.