I am delighted to announce that The Silent Film Sound and Music Archive has received a bequest from the estate of the late Anita Wiegand to further the Archive’s work. Wiegand, who grew up during the silent film era and transition to sound period, was an accomplished ballroom dancer who had a lifelong love of dance music and movies.

The funds from the bequest will be used in establishing SFSMA as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization; and for the processing of a collection of silent film sheet music, photoplay albums, and other materials donated to the Archive by Silent Cinema Presentations, Inc.