CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIA: Past Symposia
Field Recordings in Archives: Preservation and Related IssuesA Continuing Dialogue
Co-sponsored by the Center for Folklife at the Crandall Public Library and the Southern Adirondack Library System
The Center for Folklife, History and Cultural Programs at the Crandall
Public Library hosted a successful forum on November 28, co-sponsored by
the New York Folklore Society and the Southern Adirondack Library System.
Anna Chairetakis and the staff of the Alan Lomax Archive at the
Association for Cultural Equity in New York City came upstate to talk about the
issues they face in preserving and providing access to the enormous
collection of songcatcher Alan Lomax. Entitled “Preserving and
Promoting,” they discussed topics such as Alan Lomax and his work, sound
preservation, licensing and copyright issues, access and promotion of
works in the collection, public database access, and successful genealogy
use to track down musicians and heirs for copyright payments. In
attendance was a nice group of librarians, archivists, and folklorists.
In conjunction, the Center for Folklife has mounted a fascinating
exhibition of Alan Lomaxs field photography from the American South,
Italy, Spain, and the West Indies, that is open for public viewing
through January 15, 2002. It is good to see this underappreciated aspect
of Alan Lomaxs fieldwork get its due. The attendees came from as far
away as Buffalo and the North Country, which was very rewarding for us.
- Wednesday, November 28, 2001
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Folklife, History and Cultural Programs
Crandall Public Library
Glen Falls, NY
518/792-6508 x 103
Congratulations to the Association again for the Number 1 record of the
soundtrack Oh, Brother Where Art Thou, which features songs from the
Lomax Collection, and for winning album of the year from the CMAs
Country Music Awards along with best song. This is a triumph for roots
music, as this record had no serious air play, and is approaching triple
Field Recordings in Archives: Preservation and Related Issues
Hosted by Anna Chairetakis and the staff of the Association for Cultural Equity
- Thursday, April 26, 2001
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Association for Cultural Equity
450 West 41st Street, Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10036
The Alan Lomax Archives site contains many valuble resource links for preservation, copyright issues and licensing. Many
thanks to Anna and her outstanding staff in hosting one of the
best NYFS Forums ever.
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