Last week, Wall Street Journal reporter Tad Hendrickson visited the Association for Cultural Equity at its source, the Hunter College MFA building in Manhattan’s midtown west. Alongside photographer Bryan Thomas, Hendrickson interviewed ACE president Anna Lomax Wood and executive director Don Fleming on topics ranging from Alan Lomax’s first recording trips with his father, John Lomax, to the Archive’s move from one location to another, and then to the existence of folk music in a digital era. With cameos by Lomax archivist Todd Harvey and Rounder Records’ Bill Nowlin, as well as a set of photographs presenting an intimate portrait of Alan Lomax’s archival haunt, this article is well worth a read.
To see the Wall Street Journal’s article – Historic Archive Faces Digital Life - please click here.
Originally posted: February 28, 2013