Moog Family Feud
July 20, 2013 4:14 AM Subscribe
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Robert Moog's personal archives of notes, plans, drawings and recordings were donated to Cornell University Library by his wife this week
and will be housed in the library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.
The donation came as a surprise
to non-profit Moog Foundation
in Asheville, which led by one of his daughters and has spent the last 8 years preserving his archives
of instruments, photos and papers, reel to reel tapes, recordings and prototypes, with preservation grants from the GRAMMY foundation
and had been working towards opening a ""Moogseum"
" with the archives.
A personal statement from Moog's daughter
on the Transfer of Bob Moog's Archives.
Robert Moog received a PH.D in engineering physicals from Cornell
and spent the 1990s research professor of music at the University of North Carolina at Asheville
is scheduled for April 2014 in Asheville
. Moog Music
, also based in Asheville
, continues to make Moog instruments.
"We believe firmly that bob Moog's archives belong in Western North Carolina; Western North Carolina was my father's spiritual home for 25 years,
" according to Michelle Moog-Koussa, Moog's daughter.
Dr. Ileana Grams-Moog, Moog's wife and stepmother to Moog-Koussa, on the donation to Cornell
: "It was Bob‘s wish that his archives be preserved and made accessible to other scientists, inventors, engineers and innovators,” Grams-Moog said. “It has been eight years since my husband’s death and I am happy that my gift to Cornell will finally make this rich collection available. Bob would be pleased to know his life’s work is finally being properly preserved so that current and future generations may advance upon his work.”