"I Remember That Band": Preserving Local Music


Norie Guthrie

Rice University

Jennifer Hecker

Town Talk Library

Andy Leach

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Within the last decade, archival institutions have broadened their collection scope to recognize the rich, vibrant local music scenes -- be they punk, hip hop, heavy metal, or folk -- and their importance in communities. In this panel, archivists from three such institutions will discuss how their local music archives began, how they made inroads with the music community, and what local music archives can tell us about the community-at-large. This discussion is a peek into a proposed book by Scott Carlson and Norie Guthrie, founders of the web site Indie Preserves, which will explore local music archives from the angles of institutions, creators, and researchers.

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Entry: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner