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Over my dead body: when your local music archive meets donor resistance
Society of American Archivists (SAA) (2015)
  • Elizabeth E. Reilly, University of Louisville
In 2013, Archives and Special Collections at the University of Louisville started the Louisville Underground Music Archive project to document the local rock / indie / punk and hardcore music scene. Early on, the LUMA project experienced great support on Facebook and in the local media. Today the LUMA Facebook page has over 1500 likes and we have received over 40 separate collections totaling thousands of individual items. But, as time has passed since the initial wave of enthusiasm, the donation inquiries have slowed and we’re still without significant private collections that we know exist in the community.
  • Local music,
  • Archives,
  • collections,
  • donors
Publication Date
August 21, 2015
Citation Information
Elizabeth E. Reilly. "Over my dead body: when your local music archive meets donor resistance" Society of American Archivists (SAA) (2015)
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