The Loeb Music library at Harvard has a room in the basement where ethnomusicological works are shelved. Ethnomusicology being the "anthropology of music," this collection ranges from works that cover the archaeology of music from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, to studies of contemporary music from every continent, to folk traditions from Europe and the Americas. A sign in the room identifies it as the Charles L. Seeger, Jr. Room.
Charles Seeger graduated from Harvard in 1908. He composed, conducted and performed music, but is probably best remembered for his scholarly work studying musical cultures, his teaching, and his collaboration with his wife Ruth and the father and son team of John and Alan Lomax in creating the Archive of Folk Song for the Library of Congress.
Pete was the son of Charles' first marriage to violinist Constance de Clyver Edson, which ended in divorce. Charles' second marriage was to Ruth Crawford Seeger, a modernist composer.