This weekend is another in which I am physically "at work", but as long as equipment keeps working I can work on projects. This time I've been going through copies of the Plaut pictures that are on two separate computers which have been worked on separately, so one has information the other doesn't, and trying to get them to line up. Trivial triumphs so far include identifying Mary Martin's second husband, Richard Halliday, who is in a couple of pictures taken in the early 50's in 30th St and had been a mystery until know. While trying to find any info about Katherine Anne Porter's recording project with Columbia that Goddard seemingly put together, a task whose conclusion is still eluding me, I found this nifty bio of Goddard: "Goddard Lieberson was born on April 5, 1911 in Hanley, Staffordshire, England. The family moved to Canada and then the United States in 1915, settling in Seattle, Washington. Lieberson attended North Queen Anne School between 1921 and 1925, and later, Ballard High School in Seattle. George McKay, a composition professor at the University of Washington arranged a scholarship that allowed Lieberson to attend the University as an undergraduate beginning in 1929. He studied at the University of Washington until 1932, after which he moved to pursue composition with Bernard Rogers at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. "Lieberson lived and worked in Rochester, New York until 1936. During his time there, he was as a music critic for local publications and a music teacher at Harley Day School. By 1939, Lieberson had moved to New York City, where he became quickly enmeshed in the musical community. He joined the Musicians Union and the Society of Professional Musicians, helped found the American Composers' Alliance, and became a critic for the popular publication Modern Music. After befriending John Hammond, who was then a record programmer in the Popular Music Division at Columbia Records, Lieberson was hired by Columbia as an assistant to Moses Smith, Director of Masterworks. "Lieberson rose through the ranks at Columbia, as documented in this Columbia Records biographical sketch, printed in July 1964: '"In 1939, [Lieberson] joined the Masterworks Division of Columbia Records, then newly acquired by the Columbia Broadcasting System, as Assistant Director. Subsequently, first as Director of that department and later as Vice President in charge of Masterworks Artists and Repertoire, he developed Columbia's distinguished classical artist roster and catalog. In 1949, Mr. Lieberson was appointed Executive Vice President of Columbia Records and, in 1956, he became President. At the same time, Mr. Lieberson became a Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. …"'" Goddard got hired at Columbia because he knew John Hammond! Hammond was amazing his ability to recognize talent and in the connections he put to good use in helping that talent to rise to its level! Another post on a separate subject in a second.