Magazine article The Tracker

Minutes: ARCHIVES GOVERNING BOARD

Magazine article The Tracker

Minutes: ARCHIVES GOVERNING BOARD

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Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the Governing Board of the American Organ Archives of the Organ Historical Society

A regular meeting of the Governing Board ("GB") of the American Organ Archives of the Organ Historical Society was held on Sunday, August 24, 2008, at 7:23 p.m. EDT at Twin Lake Village, New London, New Hampshire. Notice of the meeting had previously been given. Present were governors Carol Britt (Chair), Hans Davidsson (by telephone at 8:50 p.m.), and James L. Wallmann (Secretary), and Stephen L. Pinel, the Archivist. Governor William Parsons was absent and excused. Also present were Scot Huntington (Society Vice President and ex-officio member) and Randall Wagner (National Councillor).

The outline of these minutes follows the agenda of the meeting. All actions taken by the GB were unanimous.

1. Establishment of quorum. The Chair called the meeting to order. An agenda for the meeting (Attachment A) had previously been distributed. When Dr. Davidsson joined the meeting by telephone, a quorum of the GB was present to transact business.

2. Approval of minutes of February 11, 2008 meeting. The minutes of the February 11, 2008 meeting of the GB had previously been circulated for review. Upon motion duly made (Dr. Britt) and seconded (Dr. Davidsson), it was

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting of the Governing Board of the American Organ Archives of the Organ Historical Society held on February 11, 2008, be, and hereby are, approved.

Mr. Wallmann will transmit these minutes to the Society's Director of Publications for publication in The Tracker.

3. Archivist's Report. Mr. Pinel reported that Cassidy Cataloguing Services was training a new cataloger to work on materials from the Archives. There were about 400 non-duplicate items in the Hilberath collection. These were almost all German and Dutch booklets on the organ. About 80 percent required original cataloging. Martin Kares works for the German government as an organ advisor and had spent a week at the Archives. He sent 75 organ booklets to the collection. Messrs. Pinel and Huntington are working with a family on an important collection of early American materials.

The GB discussed Mr. Pinel's request for guidance on his work schedule.

The GB thanked Mr. Pinel for his efforts to the Archives, the Society, and American organ scholarship in general.

4. 2008 tour update. …

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