World Records symposium

March 18th, 2016

World Records 2016

"Minke beim telefon," by Bessie Thomashefsky (Victor 77583-A), from the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings

“Minke beim telefon,” by Bessie Thomashefsky (Victor 77583-A), from the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings

Free and Open to the Public

April 14-15, 2016
University of Wisconsin-Madison
126 Memorial Library
728 State St

The 2016 edition of the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture’s World Records symposium brings together librarians, collectors, copyright lawyers, record label owners, folklorists, musicologists, students, and lay people to discuss the contemporary concerns of sound archives. The keynote speaker will be Gene DeAnna, Head of the Recorded Sound Section (Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division) at the Library of Congress and whose National Jukebox website has changed how the public accesses historic recordings. All of the speakers and the panels are listed on the complete schedule. The panels will take place in Memorial Library, but there will be an evening concert at 7:30pm on April 14 at the University Club.

Mills Music Library is pleased to co-sponsor this event with the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures, the School of Music, and the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture.