Yosemite National Park chooses Osiris Studio for Preservation Project

The National Park Service has chosen Osiris Studio to help preserve part of The Yosemite Archives sound recordings collection. The recordings include 78 rpm discs, 16” instantaneous discs, open reel tapes and cassette tapes. All in all over 900 hours of recorded content dating from the 1930’s through the 1950’s. The recordings offer a unique perspective into the history of the park and the Yosemite Valley.

Georgia State University Special Collections: Johnny Mercer “Mike” Recordings

Around 1967 Charles Tannen, actor and screenwriter, conceived of a musical comedy for the stage based on Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. He engaged lyricist Johnny Mercer to write songs for the play. "Mike" was never produced, and most of the 19 songs Mercer composed for it went unpublished. The recordings that have been digitized for GSU feature all of the play’s songs sung by Johnny Mercer.