Traditions in Dialogue: Collecting, Hoarding, and Sorting

October 20th, 2017
Stack of 45s with a box of more 45s on top

Collecting, Hoarding, and Sorting: Creating Personal Archives
Traditions in Dialogue workshop with Nathan Gibson

Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Memorial Library, Room 126, 728 State St.

Nathan Gibson, Ethnic American Music Curator, Mills Music Library, will speak from his personal experience as a collector, researcher, and author in his workshop Collecting, Hoarding, and Sorting: Creating Personal Archives. Gibson came to UW-Madison from Indiana University in early 2017. He is the author of The Starday Story: The House that Country Music Built.

The workshop is free and open to the public, and is part of a series of lectures and how-to workshops regarding the significant impact that private collections and archives can have on the community at large presented by Traditions in Dialogue: Nordic-American Communities and Their Arts in Local and Transnational Contexts.  Traditions in Dialogue is a part of the Borghesi-Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshops in the Humanities, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, with support from Nancy and David Borghesi and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Fall 2017 schedule:

All events are free and open to the public, and will be held from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Memorial Library, Room 126, except for *November 7 event, which will be hosted in DesignLab Media Studio A, College Library.