The Raymond Scott Archives has published a free 349-page compendium of Raymond Scott artifacts and ephemera, including previously uncirculated historic material, as a downloadable PDF.
The Artifacts files are intended as informational supplements to the Scott albums Three Willow Park: Electronic Music from Inner Space, 1961–1971; Manhattan Research Inc.; and Soothing Sounds for Baby (all available on Basta Music).
The chronologically sequenced and annotated documents and images illuminate Scott’s career in the field of electronic music, from his 1920s Brooklyn high school days to his 1980s post-Motown years in Los Angeles.
This extensive collection features Scott’s handwritten and typed technical notes, photographs, sketches, correspondence, art, schematics, patents, circuit diagrams, vintage news articles, and family ephemera. The collection is not intended to be read as a book (the patent disclosures and diagrams are extremely complex), but there are many artifacts which may be of interest.