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Sun Ra

Description of the Sun Ra Collection

Sun Ra Research is a an oral history project conducted by John and Peter Hinds. Since 1995 the Hinds brothers have published their interviews with the jazz musician Sun Ra and members of his band, the Arkestra, in their magazine Sun Ra research. This collection features fully text searchable digital versions of the original issues of Sun Ra Research, and a single issue (all published) of the Sun Ra Quarterly. This digital collection is a collaborative enterprise between John and Peter Hinds and the Department of Special Collections and Archives, Burke Library, Hamilton College. Future additions to the collection may include transcriptions of additional, previously unpublished interviews with Sun Ra and the Arkestra.


External Resources

Research on site at Hamilton College

To schedule a research visit, please contact us in advance.

Christian Goodwillie, Director and Curator of Special Collections and Archives
E-mail: cgoodwil (at) hamilton (dot) edu
Telephone: (315) 859-4447

Special Collections
Burke Library
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
Regular hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Materials Digitized - listed below

  • Sun Ra Research (1995-2001)
  • Sun Ra Research—supplement (1988-1999)
  • Sun Ra Quarterly (1996, one issue only)
Sun Ra quarterly
Quarterly., Issue 1 (June 1996) only. Ceased with: issue 5 (June 1997).
Sun Ra research
A journal about Sun Ra (1995-2001), accompanied by occasional un-numbered supplements.
Sun Ra research, supplement
Occasional un-numbered supplements of the Sun Ra Research publications (1988-1999).