Folklore in the Archives: University of North Texas FREE Event

Folklore in the Archives


Join archivists, researchers, and lore enthusiasts from around North America as they share their collections and research in a two-part virtual showcase taking place on Friday, August 27, and Friday, September 3, from 11am-1:30pm CST.

Participants will learn about topics such as cryptids, urban legends, superstitions, local lore, hauntings and ghosts, UFOs, and more through examples of archival materials and special collections.

This is one event you don’t want to miss, so register today at: https://bit.ly/3BILXpv.

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This is a Zoom-based virtual mini-conference on Friday 8/27 & Friday 9/03.
Find out more at this Facebook page for the event.

August 27 speakers:

  • Jennifer Brannock, Curator of Rare Books & Mississippiana at the University of Southern Mississippi
  • Christine Blythe, Folklore Archives Specialist, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
  • SMiles Lewis, Anomaly Archives, Austin, Texas
  • Teresa Gray, Public Services Archivist, Special Collections, Central Library, Vanderbilt University
  • Helena de Lemos, Special Collections Instruction & Research Librarian, Occidental College Library
  • Nick Richbell, Head, Special Collections & Archives, University of Waterloo Library
  • Matina Newsom, Stacks Management and Evening Supervisor, and Bobby Griffith, Lead Government Information Reference Specialist, Sycamore Library, University of North Texas
  • Louise LoBello, Research & Collections Management Specialist, Franklin & Marshall College

 

September 3 speakers:

  • Samantha Dodd, Curator, Archives of Women of the Southwest, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
  • April C. Armstrong, Special Collections Assistant, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University
  • Joshua Youngblood, Rare Books Librarian, Special Collections Instruction and Outreach Services Unit Head, History Librarian, University of Arkansas Libraries
  • Ben Murphy, Archivist and Head of Digital Services, Whitman College and Northwest Archives
  • Stephanie Khattak, Independent Folklorist, Pine Curtain Project
  • Sara Butler-Tongate, Reference Archivist, Center for Archival Collections, Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University
  • Tiffany Cole, Special Collections Archivist, James Madison University Libraries
  • Jennifer Daugherty, Head, North Carolina Collection, Special Collections Division, Joyner Library, East Carolina University

Greetings Friends and Supporters of the Anomaly Archives!

It’s been many months since we last sent out an installment of this email newsletter. Despite the few short months of a seeming return to the “old normal,” the situation has reverted back to pre-vaccine lockdown conditions given the current Covid Delta variant surge here in Austin. Our collections are still in storage and we are continuing our search for a new affordable location. Meanwhile, we are hard at work behind the scenes as time allows.

We are excited to announce our participation in the above linked FOLKLORE IN THE ARCHIVES event being put on by the University of North Texas. Our presentation is scheduled for this Friday, August 27th, at 11:35 am. This event’s presentations feature short folklore talks from archivists working at many different institutions presenting materials and information on “cryptids, urban legends, superstitions, local lore, hauntings and ghosts, UFOs, and more”! This is a free virtual event and we hope you’ll consider attending.

We hope to have updates on the status of our efforts to obtain a new physical space and to resume our regular YouTube live streaming show (Anomaly-NOW!) soon. Stay tuned!

 

SMiles Lewis / Founder
AnomalyArchives.org
SMilesLewis.com

 

 

 

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Source: Folklore in the Archives: University of North Texas FREE Event

 

About SMiles Lewis

SMiles Lewis has had a lifelong interest in all things anomalous. An early age proclivity at recalling his nightly dreams as well as several personal experiences with ESP, precognition and dream switching bolstered his interest in the paranormal. Shortly after high-school he joined the local MUFON chapter in Austin, Texas. He would later become a MUFON State Section Director for that group as well as leader of the local UFO Experiencer Support and Study Group. A lover of books, SMiles collected over 1000 titles before founding the non-profit Anomaly Archives that serves as the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute (501c3). For over twenty years he has worked with digital audio, video and other bleeding edge internet technologies. He has published his own print journal (E.L.F. Infested Spaces), edited a local paranormal newspaper (Austin Para Times), maintained a large network of websites (ELFIS.net), organized a national UFO conference (NUFOC-38), spoken to anthropologists about UFOs and parapsychology (Encounters with the Fantastic), hosted (and been a guest on) both terrestrial and webradio talk shows and has been podcasting since before the phrase existed. All these efforts and more have led radio talk show host Robert Larson to describe Miles as a “Gonzo Alt-Media Proprietor and Informationalist.” He is also the LOWFI-Texas State Bureau Chief of The League of Western Fortean Intermediatists. SMiles’ current projects include co-hosting PsiOp-Radio with Mack White as part of the many unique shows airing daily on his ANOMALY RADIO Network. He is active with several local non-profits which includes his service on the board of directors for the Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies (INACS) and the Scientific Anomaly Institute‘s lending library, the Anomaly Archives. His writings can be found within the Archives of his print journal ELFIS and ANOMALY Magazine. In his day job with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission‘s Talking Book Program he manages a Volunteer Recording Studio and audio duplication department and has been a consultant on two digital audio development documents for the Library of Congress‘ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. View all posts by SMiles Lewis

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