Founder’s Lecture–Your Ballad Man: Alan Lomax, Radio, and Folk-Populism, 1939-1957
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008
Place: Library auditorium, first floor of HBLL
Dr. Harvey of the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress is the curator of the Alan Lomax Collection. His lecture aims to describe the nearly 200 Lomax radio programs available at the American Folklife Center archive. The lecture will examine Alan’s use of radio to promote his unique understanding of vernacular musics, as well as the lasting impact of the broadcasts on the popularity and revival of these traditions. Lomax’s programs aired on the CBS, BBC, Armed Forces, Mutual, and NBC radio networks.