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Material from the Mills Music Library was recently featured on Swiss Public radio, with Prof. Jim Leary discussing his forthcoming UW Press 5CD/DVD/book set, Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946. Read more about the work of Prof. Leary at the University of Wisconsin Press site.

Part of the interview, conducted in both German and English, covers the ethnic-American 78rpm discs, which came from Mills Music Library.

May 2015  LC: 2014016783 ML  Boxed set:  5 CDs, 1 DVD, hardcover book   94 b/w illus.
May 2015
LC: 2014016783 ML 
Boxed set:
5 CDs, 1 DVD, hardcover book
94 b/w illus.

To listen to the programs, follow these links:

http://www.srf.ch/sendungen/musik-der-welt/die-musik-des-anderen-ameri

 http://www.radiogoethe.org/audio/deutschemusik.mp3

http://www.wpr.org/historic-folksongs-upper-Midwest

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-throwbacks-tunes-reissues-20150702-story.html#page=1

The official publication date for Prof. Leary’s set is Aug. 7.