The Blair String Quartet, featuring Sheldon Kurland, Stephen Clapp, David Vanderkooi, and Lee Kull, black and white photograph (1967), Vanderbilt University Special Collections.
Blair School of Music faculty and staff, black and white photograph (Commodore Yearbook, 1985), Vanderbilt University Special Collections.
Preserving the legacy of the Blair School of Music is part of the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library’s mission. Blair’s legacy is principally manifested in over 7000 recordings – a number that can grow daily during the semester – in a variety of formats. The earliest recordings in the collection are from the George Peabody College for Teachers, dating back to the 1970s, and new recordings are routinely added. Thirty-nine percent of the recordings in storage have been digitized, and can be searched and streamed through the online Blair Performance Archive. The Music Library also has copies of promotional and personal photographs, certificates, letters, and other ephemera.