About Our Blog

Welcome to “Notes From the Past,” the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s history blog. This blog is an opportunity to share some of the interesting historical items found in the Conservatory’s Archives. Enjoy!

The Archives Crew

Tessa Updike in the Conservatory's Archives, September 2013

Tessa Updike in the Conservatory’s Archives, September 2013

Tessa Updike is the Archivist for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Tessa holds a B.A. in visual arts and has her Masters in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College in Boston. Previously she has worked for the Harvard University Botany Libraries and Archives and the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

Kevin Mclaughlin and his lovely wife Emily Laurance (also a faculty member at the Conservatory) check out a scrapbook in the archives.

Kevin McLaughlin is Head Librarian of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Library. Kevin has a M.M. from Yale, a D.M.A. from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Washington. Before coming to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in June of 2007, he served for five years as the performing arts librarian at the California Institute of the Arts. In addition to his library career, Kevin has been active as a trumpet player, having worked professionally in Vienna, Los Angeles and the Twin Cities.

Together, the Archives crew will be creating new posts each week with images and information gleaned from the Conservatory’s archives. Check in regularly to see what they uncover!

Former Student Workers

Anna Bush '15

Anna Bush ’15

Shase Hernandez '14

Shase Hernandez ’14

Patrick Kagel, '13

Patrick Kagel, ’13

Joseph Colombo, '13

Joseph Colombo, ’13

Christopher Hague, '13

Christopher Hague, ’13


1 Response to About Our Blog

  1. Thank you for your interesting and much appreciated hard work. I am particularly interested in reading Ada Clements book ” A few reminiscences for her family and friends” Is there anyway to get a copy from a Library or to purchase a copy (whether in book format or just faxed or printed copies), or could it be read on line. I am doing some research and it may contain some important information that I have not been able to find elsewhere. Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, J. Milton Smith

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