Moog archives come to library

Robert Moog
Courtesy Moog Music Inc.
Bob Moog in front of a Modular synthesizer.


The notes, plans, drawings and recordings of Robert Moog, Ph.D. ’65, inventor of his namesake synthesizer, have found a home at Cornell University Library thanks to a donation from his widow, Ileana Grams-Moog. The Moog archive will be housed in the library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.

“It was Bob’s wish that his archives be preserved and made accessible to other scientists, inventors, engineers and innovators,” Grams-Moog said. "The Cornell Library makes its extensive rare collections accessible to students and scholars all over the world. It has been eight years since my husband’s death, and I am happy that my gift to Cornell will finally make this rich collection available.”

More info about the Moog donation can be found in an FAQ on the library's website.