Sunday, March 1 | 1 – 3 PM
Chapel Hill Public Library | Meeting Room B
Join UNC Library’s Southern Folklife Collection and Chapel Hill Public Library staff in a hands-on preservation workshop for local music history. Bring your favorite band posters, beloved local music recordings, photographs, set lists, ticket stubs, your stories, and anything else you’ve got!
The Triangle has a long, vibrant cultural history of independent music–from American folk legend Libba Cotten to the irreverent novelty band Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts to the influential indie rock band Superchunk and its founding of Merge Records. We’re building a new community archive as part of a year-long project celebrating local music. Dig out your live tapes, favorite band t-shirts and posters, and come make history with us!
You’ll have the opportunity to preserve your photos and other memorabilia digitally, tell your stories in your own voice, reminisce with other music fans, and view some of the amazing artifacts from UNC’s Southern Folklife Collection.
Southern Folklife Collection staff will share best practices in A/V preservation, and Chapel Hill Public Library staff will be on hand to assist in digitizing your treasures which may be featured in an upcoming digital exhibit.
This event is part of Tracks Music Library, a new music project from Chapel Hill Public Library and Community Arts & Culture.