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Adriana Cuervo

Adriana Cuervo
Associate Director, Institute of Jazz Studies
Library Faculty, Institute of Jazz Studies
Institute of Jazz Studies
John Cotton Dana Library
185 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102


Cuervo, Adriana P. 2007. Dueling Transistors: Preserving the Sal-Mar Construction and the Legacy of Electronic Music in the Americas. Journal of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives 29 (July 2007): 58-63.

Cuervo, Adriana P. 2007. Volunteer Management Resources on the Web. Midwest Archives Conference Newsletter 34.3: 17-18.
Cuervo, Adriana P. 2007. Gazing into our Future. Performance! The Newsletter of the Society of American Archivists’ Performing Arts Roundtable, Spring 2007: 2-3.

Cuervo, Adriana P. 2007. What do YOU want for the Performing Arts Roundtable?Performance! The Newsletter of the Society of American Archivists’ Performing Arts Roundtable, Fall 2007: 2-3.

Cuervo, Adriana P. 2008. Review of Hall, Patricia and Friedeman Sallis, eds. A Handbook to Twentieth-Century Musical Sketches New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004, American Archivist 71.1 (Spring-Summer 2008): 268-271.

Cuervo, Adriana P. 2009. “Ephemeral Music: Electronic Music Collections in the U.S”Proceedings of the Society of American Archivists’ 2008 Research Forum—Foundations and Innovations,<http://www.archivists.org/publications/proceedings/researchforum/2008.asp#PRRP>

Cuervo, Adriana P. and Eric Harbeson. 2011. “Not Just Sheet Music: Describing Print and Manuscript Music in Archives and Special Collections,” Archival Issues 33.1 (2011): 41-56.

Cuervo, Adriana P. 2011. “Preserving the electroacoustic music legacy: a case study of the SalMar Construction at the University of Illinois,” Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 68.1 (September 2011): 33-47 .


I am the Associate Director of the the world’s foremost jazz archives and research library, The Institute of Jazz Studiesat Rutgers University – Newark. Before coming to New Jersey I worked at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I feel very fortunate to work daily in collecting and preservimg our nation’s cultural heritage. Here’s a brief video showcasing some of the amazing collections at the Institute but if you’re ever in Newark you must stop by!