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Guide to the Tara Rodgers Pink Noises Riot Grrrl Collection MSS.456

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rodgers, Tara, 1973-
Title: Tara Rodgers Pink Noises Riot Grrrl Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1976-2015
Abstract: Tara Rodgers (1973-) (also known by her stage name Analog Tara) is a Washington DC based composer, historian and critic of electronic music. She is best known as the founder of Pinknoises.com, as well as her work as an academic and voice for women in the electronic music industry. The Tara Rodgers Pink Noises Riot Grrrl Collection features music and writing produced by or collected by Tara Rodgers related to her personal practice (including critiques, articles, and audio recordings), role in academia (essays, syllabi, event flyers), work at Pinknoises.com, and interest in the feminist electronic music scene (collection of magazines and zines, audio recordings).
Quantity: 4 Linear Feet in 2 record cartons, 2 manuscript boxes, 1 tall half manuscript box, 1 small flat box and 1 oversized folder in shared housing.
Location: Some materials in this collection are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact fales.library@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.456

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Biographical Note

Tara Rodgers (1973-) (also known by her stage name Analog Tara) is a Washington DC based composer, historian and critic of electronic music. She is best known as the founder of Pinknoises.com, a website dedicated to documenting the work of women in the electronic music industry and providing music production resources. Rodgers also authored the book, Pink Noises: Women On Electronic Music And Sound, a collection of interviews featuring female professionals in the electronic music industry. Rodgers has a AB in American Studies from Brown University, an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College and a PhD in Communication Studies from McGill University. She has been visiting faculty at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, an assistant professor of Women's studies and Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Digital Cultures and Creativity at the University of Maryland and a faculty member at Dartmouth College.

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Scope and Contents

The Tara Rodgers Pink Noises Riot Grrrl Collection, dated 1976-2015, consists of materials created, produced, and collected by Tara Rodgers documenting her involvement in academia, critical theory, and the music industry. The collection includes correspondence, audio recordings under the name Audio Tara, audio recordings by female electronic and experimental musicians, and publications concerning feminist interests both inside and outside the music industry, including Bust,  Bitch,  Groove, and  XLR8R and a collection of comic books featuring female superheroes (Wonder Woman, She-Hulk, Super Girl, Spider Woman). The collection also includes original writings by Rodgers, including magazine articles and academic publications, as well as other materials documenting her academic activities, such as syllabi, event programs, and program notes from educational institutions she has taught at or worked for.

Arrangement

This collection has not been arranged by an archivist. The materials are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donor.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Comic books.

Subject Topics

  • Electronic music.
  • Musical criticism.
  • Electronic music -- History and criticism
  • Women musicians -- United States.
  • Feminism and music

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); Tara Rodgers Pink Noises Riot Grrrl Collection; MSS 456; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Tara Rodgers, June 2016. The accession number associated with this gift is 2016.028.

Processing Information

At the time of accessioning, materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes, while original folder caption information was retained when possible. Materials were kept in the order in which they were recieved and labeled according to language provided by the collection inventory created by the donor. Oversized materials were moved to appropriate housing and separated from their original order.

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1-3 Writing
2007-2015
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Writing: Pinknoises.com
circa 2010
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Articles and Book Chapters
2006-2015
Box: 1 Folder : 6 PhD Dissertation
2010
Box: 1 Folder : 7 MFA Thesis
2006
Box: 1 Folder : 8 AB Thesis
1995
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Interviews
2001-2012
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Pink Noises Book Reviews
2010-2012
Box: 1 Folder : 11-14 Reviews and Press
2000-2014
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Tara/Pink Noises Files
2001-2008
Box: 1 Folder : 16-19 Analog Tara/ Tara Rodgers/ Pink Noises Programs
2002-2013
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Studio Notes
1999-2012
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Butterfly Effects (2006): Score
2006
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Programs, etc: Mills/ MFA
2006
Box: 1 Folder : 24 The Women Studies Multimedia Studio, University of Maryland
2011-2012
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Photographs
2001-2003
Box: 1 Folder : 26 CV
1995-2016
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Correspondence: Other
2000-2004
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Syllabi
2005-2013
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Correspondence: Pinknoises.com
1999-2002
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Pink Noises Book: Promo Materials
2010
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Newspaper and Web Clippings
1999-2001
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Flyers
2001-2006
Box: 1 Berklee College of Music Music Production Workshop Binder
1998
Box: 1 Music Production Notes Binder
1997-2000
Box: 2 Folder : 1-7 Music and Electronic Arts Magazines: XLR8R
2000-2004
Box: 2 Folder : 8-10 Music and Electronic Arts Magazines
2001-2009
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Music and Electronic Arts Magazines: Tape Op
2002
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Music and Electronic Arts Magazines: Foarm Magazine
2004
Box: 2 Folder : 13-14 Music and Electronic Arts Magazines: Grooves
2000-2004
Box: 2 Folder : 15-18 Feminist Zines and Magazines
1996-2002
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Feminst Zines and Magazines: Venus
2003-2004
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Feminist Zines and Magazines: Bust
2003-2004
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Feminist Zines and Magazines: Bitch
1997
Box: 2 Folder : 22-24 Women in Comic Books
1976-1984
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Other Ephemera
1980
Box: 3 Issues of XLR8R
2000-2004
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Analog Tara CD/ Pink Noises Art
2000-2002
Box: 6 Analog Tara Demo Tapes
1996
Box: 4 CDs and LPs by Women in Electronic and Experimental Music (Analog Tara and Others)
1998-2015
Box: 6
Box: 6 Women Take Back the Noise Promotional Pack
2006
Box: 7 Photographs
2000
Box: XOS002 Folder : 1 Event Posters
2011-2012
Box: 5 Vinyl Records
1999-2014

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