AR.00063 Richard Alpert [Ram Dass]: Indian Musical Instruments Manuscript

Collection, MOIFA.AR.00063
This manuscript is currently on loan to the New Mexico History Museum for the exhibition Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest. In 1967-8 the International Folk Art Foundation contracted with Dr. Richard Alpert to collect traditional musical instruments in India. During this trip, Alpert met Neem Karoli Baba, who became his guru, and Alpert emerged from India with a new name, Ram Dass. He also did collect 16 instruments for the museum collection (FA. 1968.25.1-16), and with them he sent a handwritten manuscript describing each instrument and its history.
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Date
1967 – 1968 Bulk date(s)
Conditions Governing Access
Contact the Bartlett Library and Archives at the Museum of International Folk Art (505-476-1210) for further information.
Citation
Museum of International Folk Art Archives (Richard Alpert [Ram Dass]: Indian Musical Instruments Manuscript, AR.00063).
LOC Terms
Musical instruments--India [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85088978]
Geographic names
India
Related people
International Folk Art Foundation (owns); Bartlett Library and Archives (is related to)