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Wednesday, September 25 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Bluegrass Archives: Preserving the Past for the Future

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Institutional archives to preserve the rich documentary history of bluegrass music and its related genres. What do these archives safeguard, and whom do they serve? How do they differ from music museums? In this panel the directors of three bluegrass-related archives discuss the methods, challenges, and importance of preserving archival materials. Discussion will introduce archives to artists, songwriters, and businesspeople, helping them to appreciate their role as stakeholders in preserving bluegrass history for future generations.

Speakers
avatar for Jocelyn Neal

Jocelyn Neal

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Jocelyn Neal is Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she directs the UNC Bluegrass Initiative and teaches courses in songwriting, country music, and bluegrass. She is the author of Country Music: A Cultural and Stylistic History (Oxford Univ... Read More →
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Greg Reish

MTSU Center for Popular Music
Greg Reish is Director of Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Popular Music. He holds the PhD in musicology from the University of Georgia. A scholar of bluegrass, old-time music, and various other traditional genres, Reish is the author of John Hartford’s Mammoth Collection... Read More →
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Jeremy Smith

ETSU Archives of Appalachia
Jeremy A. Smith is the Director of the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University. From 2011-2018 he worked as the Special Collections Librarian for the Oberlin Conservatory Library, and from 2008-2011 he was the jazz archivist at Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein... Read More →
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Steve Weiss

UNC Southern Folklife Collection
Steve Weiss is Curator of the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which includes the collections of Hazel Dickens, Dom Flemons, Alice Gerrard, Pete Kuykendall, and Mike Seeger among others. He is the producer of a series of archival releases... Read More →


Wednesday September 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306 B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Attendees (15)