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Hear Professor Emeritus Jim Leary on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Central Time, speaking about preserving folk culture–including his work on the Local Centers/Global Sounds project Mills Music Library and The Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures are undertaking thanks to an NEH grant.

Memories of Snoose Boulevard, and Return to Snoose Boulevard LP jackets

Joe Salmons, Mirva Johnson, and David Natvig give Traditions in Dialogue lecture, Tuesday, November 14, 5:30-6:30pm, Memorial Library, Room 126.

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  • One corner of The Grant Bunker, showing 78s, archival boxes full of papers and recordings, and other materials to be digitized. This is the work space for an NEH grant project titled Local Centers/Global Sounds, which entails a unique collection of historic recordings from Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest receiving archival processing, digital reformatting and preservation. We are undertaking this project in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures, and the end result will be accessible via @uwdigitalcollections. #localcentersglobalsounds #centerforthestudyofuppermidwesterncultures #workinlibraries #librariesofinstagram #archives #millsmusiclibrary
  • We are celebrating #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth with a display of selected LPs from our holdings. Pictured: Round Dance Songs of Taos Pueblo [AFP4538], a 1967 release on Indian House, and Kwakiutl: Indian Music of the Pacific Northwest [Ethno Coll E 1269], a 1981 release on Folkways Records. Also, a flyer listing Native November events happening at @uwmadison. #uwnativenovember #rounddancesongs #kwakiutl #millsmusiclibrary
  • Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae, IV. Contacarium Ashburnhamense, edendum curavit Carsten Høeg; Codex Bibl. Laurentianae Ashburnhamensis 64 phototypice depictus. Copenhague: E. Minksgaard, 1956. [M2 B99 v.4] This #marbledmonday offering is the cover to this 1956 facsimile of a Byzantine hymnody manuscript written at Grottaferrata in 1289. #marbledpaper #marbling #millsmusiclibrary
  • Ethnic American Music Curator Nathan Gibson talking to @uwmadlibraries staff members from behind his makeshift DJ setup in our seminar room at today’s Open House. He was playing Cuca Records 45s, and selections from various LPs by Wisconsin musicians. Some attendees did The Monkey, some did The Jerk, and many did The Twist. #nathangibson #cucarecords #workinlibraries #dancepartyinthelibrary #millsmusiclibrary
  • Student employee Thalia Coombs demonstrating the process of sewing scores into pamphlet binders, sewing parts, and creating pockets inside the back covers of binders for the sewn parts at this afternoon’s Open House in the @memoriallibrary basement for all @uwmadlibraries employees. #pamphletbinding #sewingscores #sewingparts #workinlibraries #millsmusiclibrary