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Tom MacDougall ’92 Donates Platinum Records to Special Collections Research Center
Tom MacDougall ’92, the current president of Walt Disney Music and an alumnus of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, recently donated platinum records from the Disney films “Frozen II,” and “Moana” to Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center (SCRC).
The awards commemorate the multi-million dollar-selling soundtracks from both films. MacDougall won Grammy® awards for producing the soundtracks to Disney’s “Frozen,” and “Encanto.” He has been with Walt Disney Music since 1993.
“To receive these special pieces of pop culture history dear to millions of Disney fans around the world is truly humbling, and I am deeply grateful to Tom for entrusting these honors to Syracuse University,” says Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud. “They will be cherished and proudly displayed in the Belfer Audio Archive, part of the Special Collections Research Center.”
“These are the University’s first platinum records,” says David Seaman, University Librarian and dean of Syracuse University Libraries. “It is a fantastic accompaniment to the Oscar that is in Special Collections, for the music from “Ben Hur,” composed by Miklos Rozsa, whose collection we have.”
The platinum records are on display in the Belfer classroom and will be viewable to the many students who visit the classroom as part of SCRC’s instruction program or the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ music industry program.