Yearly Archives for 2015

Lomax Family Manuscripts now online at the AFC

Date posted: November 2, 2015

The American Folklife Center has announced the online publication of the Lomax Family manuscripts. This phased project begins with access to 25,000 pages created primarily by Alan Lomax during the 1940s and 1950s at http://www.loc.gov/collections/alan-lomax-manuscripts/about-this-collection/.

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The Lomax Kentucky Recordings

Date posted: October 20, 2015

The Association for Cultural Equity, in partnership with Berea College Special Collections & Archives, University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center, and the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, are proud to announce the launch of The Lomax Kentucky Recordings, an online exhibition of over 70 hours of Eastern Kentucky folk music and lore, collected under the auspices of the Library of Congress between 1933 and 1942.

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Folksongs from Another America – Lomax’s Upper Midwest recordings

Date posted: September 25, 2015

2015, Lomax’s Centennial year, has been an exciting one with regard to his 1938 recordings made in Michigan. With the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, ACE has been able to collaborate with several diverse partners to bring …

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Photo Exhibition in Genoa, Italy

Date posted: September 22, 2015

A photo exhibition entitled 1954-1955 Alan Lomax in Italia will be on display until Sunday, September 27th at the Palazzo Ducale, Spazio Aperto, in Genoa, Italy. Organized by Laura Parodi and Goffredo Plastino, it features photos taken by Alan during his time in Italy.

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A Tale of Tales – an accurate portrayal of John A. Lomax

Date posted: August 12, 2015

In response to the recent release of The Legend of Lead Belly and Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways documentary, Anna Lomax Wood has written an unvarnished portrait of her grandfather, John A. Lomax, to counter his inadequate and inaccurate portrayal in the film. Please read it here.

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