Jennifer Hecker

Archivist
Town Talk Library

I'm Jennifer and I'm an archivist with over a decade of experience processing collections of literary and personal papers including the Norman Mailer Papers, the David Mamet Papers and the Morris L. Ernst Papers, all at the Harry Ransom Center, and the Richard W. Pound Olympic Collection at the University of Texas Libraries. I am currently working on the Austin City Limits archive project at KLRU-TV in Austin.

I am also the founding director of Town Talk Library, which encompasses the Austin Fanzine Project, the Austin Music Documentation Initiative, Correspondence Club, and other zine- and self-publishing-related projects. We offer zine workshops of all kinds, and support scholarship around our collections. I also do a lot of work with the Archivists of Central Texas, a professional service organization. In even years, we host Austin Archives Bazaar. Sometimes I make things or do art stuff.

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