Richard Collins had a colorful career as a jazz trumpeter in the evening while he studied for his masters degree by day. Two topics always fascinated Dick, music and research, so he sought to study both. He earned his masters in Library Science and spent most of his career in southern California libraries improving cataloging methods for archiving and accessing musical materials. Dick was also an early supporter of the Southern California Chapter of the Music Library Association, where he served as board president in the 1960s.
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