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AUTHOR: Matthew Barton

Matthew Barton has worked at the Library of Congress since 2003, first as a sound engineer and archivist in the American Folklife Center and the Motion Picture, Broadcast and Recorded Sound Division, and since 2008, as the Curator of Recorded Sound at the Library’s Packard Campus for Audiovisual Conservation in Culpeper, VA. From 1996 to 2003, he was the production coordinator of the Alan Lomax Collection compact disc series issued by Rounder Records. From 2016 to 2018, he served as president of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC). He has written extensively on sound recording and music for the Boston Globe, Street Beat magazine, the Folklife Center News, the Library of Congress Gazette, and the ARSC Journal.

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