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Folklore in the Archives: University of North Texas FREE Event

Folklore in the Archives


Folklore in the ArchivesJoin 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

 

Anomaly Archives Streamathon Fundraiser Finale Tomorrow

Source: Anomaly Archives Streamathon Fundraiser Finale Tomorrow

The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

December 25th, 2020 – Austin, Texas

STREAMATHON-2020 FINALE
THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26th @ 1 PM CST

Streaming-Live
You can watch this FREE FUNDRAISER content
@ our YouTube channel and @ our Facebook page

See all the details at our website: www.AnomalyArchives.org

Please Consider Supporting the Anomaly Archives with a

Recurring Monthly Donation or One-Time Donation

GoFundMe / PayPal – Me / Facebook

The Anomaly Archives marathon series of FREE streaming “Virtual-Conference” fundraisers is coming to an end TOMORROW. This is our final Saturday Streamathon session scheduled tomorrow, December 26th, beginning at 1pm CST.  You can watch all of our past streamathons at these links directly below…

Saturday-Streamathon-Series Archives 

YouTube Archives / Playlists / Past Event Pages…
Playlist – Link: Streamathon Fundraiser Series (ALL VIDEOS)

Further below is information on this coming Saturday’s scheduled presenters and special double-feature screenings of visual artist Ken Adams’ IMAGINATRIX: The Terence McKenna Experience and SMiles’ never before shown publicly, low-budget Sci-Fi / Horror film THE INCREDIBLE MIDNIGHT MOVIE MASSACRE!  [NOTE: This special screening of TIMMM has been cancelled]

  • 08:00 pm – Ken Adams – Special Screenings of… 
IMAGINATRIX: The Terence McKenna Experience
THE INCREDIBLE MIDNIGHT MOVIE MASSACRE!
[NOTE: This special screening of TIMMM has been cancelled]
[NOTE: This special screening of TIMMM has been cancelled]

Back in about 1990 – when I was fresh out of high school – I had a decent amount of money burning a hole in my wallet. I spent it on an idea floated to me by one of my most creative filmmaker friends. He wrote and directed the script that we’ve often referred to as Austin’s SciFi-Horror SLACKER – a sort of Kentucky Fried Movie meets Amazon Women On The Moon. Our low budget short was intended as a demo reel we’d shop around as a sample of what we could do with almost no money – hoping someone would give us MORE money to produce an actually good film. It didn’t work – the film was rejected by everybody we sent it to. We never had an official public showing of it – having only small private gathering screenings with various groups from the cast. So this is an extremely rare opportunity to witness a strange anomalous artifact from the vaults of SMiles Lewis’ personal video collection. Like some mysterious VHS tape discovered in an old VCR bought at a random pawn shop. Through the haze and static of a low-res “copy-of-a-copy” videotape, one can almost make out the weird visage of many old Austin haunts now long gone.

[NOTE: This special screening of TIMMM has been cancelled]

Join us at 10pm CST this Saturday night to witness…
THE INCREDIBLE MIDNIGHT MOVIE MASSACRE!
Tune in at these links: YouTube / Facebook 

WE NEED A NEW HOME!

Recently our landlord informed us that they are not extending an invitation to renew our lease at our current location. We had hoped to be able to stay at the current location for as long as possible, or at least another year. However, the landlord, itself a nonprofit, has also been hit hard by the pandemic and is having to make its own tough decisions and that has included not renewing leases when its tenants’ current lease terms expire; this includes another nonprofit that has been there for 20 years.

Three years ago, our current location was recommended to us by one of our email newsletter subscribers. We hope that perhaps one of you reading this now might have another good location opportunity you are aware of and that you will share it with us. We’d prefer something with its own entrance, with good parking, centrally located (but preferably in South or East Austin / south of Koenig Lane aka 2222), 800-1200 square feet for no more than about $1,200 per month total. Even better are locations with utilities included in that pricing. If you have leads on good inexpensive location options for lease, please reach out to us via email at Contact@AnomalyArchives.org or leave the information in a voicemail at (512) 842-9046.

Please Consider Supporting the Anomaly Archives with a

Recurring Monthly Donation or One-Time Donation

GoFundMe / PayPal – Me / Facebook

Check Out Our New Anomaly-Archives Merch-Store

Support the Anomaly Archives 

Shop Online The Online Store

SMiles Lewis / Founder
AnomalyArchives.org
SMilesLewis.com

 

 


Watch the Next Streamathon LIVE on YouTube 12/26/2020 @1pm CST

SCHEDULE:

Saturday-Streamathon-Series Part-Four
Events of December 26th, 2020 
ALL TIMES CST (Central Standard Time)

Watch this FREE FUNDRAISER content
@ our YouTube channel and @ our Facebook page

Tune in for Part-One at these links: YouTube / Facebook 

  • 01:00 pm – SMiles Lewis welcomes you to the FINAL of Streamathon-2020
  • 01:15 pm – Tim Binnall – “People of Flat Earth: The History of a Very Odd Conspiracy Theory”
  • 02:15 pm – David Perkins and SMiles Lewis – “UFOs, Cattle Mutilations and the Gaian Mind”
  • 03:30 pm – Susan Lepselter – “Dreaming Across Cultures”
  • 04:30 pm – Susan Demeter – “Spook Lights as Places of Paranormal Pilgrimage”
  • 05:15 pm – Daniel Alan Jones – “Myth.OS – Mythical Operating System: Investigating Simulation Theory, Non-Human Intelligence, and Unexplained Phenomena”
  • 06:30 pm – Stephanie Quick – “Interrogating My Near Death Experience: The Aftermath of Mystical Awakening”
  • 07:30 pm – Nikita Kranda – “I Saw Something Weird: A conversation about regular people experiencing something they couldn’t explain”

 

After Dark Virtual Drive-In Theater…

Tune in for Part-Two at these links: YouTube / Facebook 

  • @ 08:00 pm – Ken Adams – Special Screening of… 

IMAGINATRIX: The Terence McKenna Experience

Please Consider Supporting the Anomaly Archives with a

Recurring Monthly Donation or One-Time Donation

GoFundMe / PayPal – Me / Facebook

WATCH LIVE at our YouTube-Channel and Facebook-Page


Headlines

Here are some headlines of note for this week:

… Check our Anomaly Archives Flipboard for More Headlines

 

Check out more news links at the

Week Four of the Anomaly Archives’ Streamathon Fundraiser Series Continues this Saturday

Source: Anomaly Archives Week Four – Saturday Streamathon Fundraiser Series Continues this Saturday

The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

December 10th, 2020 – Austin, Texas

 

The Anomaly Archives presents…
STREAMATHON-2020
Emergency Fundraiser Event Series

Streaming-Live
@ our YouTube channel  and
@ our Facebook page

On November 21st, the Anomaly Archives launched a marathon series of FREE streaming “Virtual-Conference” fundraisers. You can watch that inaugural streamathon and subsequent streamathon events at these links directly below and further below is information on this coming Saturday’s lineup of presenters and special screening of DOOM VIBRATIONS.

 

Saturday-Streamathon-Series Archives 
of Parts One, Two, & Three
Now Archived IN TOTO HERE at these links… 

Watch the First Saturday Streamathon Archives (11/21/20) HERE.
Watch the Second Saturday Streamathon Archives (11/28/20) HERE.
Watch the Third Saturday Streamathon Archives (12/05/20) HERE (Part-A) & HERE (Part-B).

Or watch the separate lectures / parts linked below…
PLAYLISTStreamathon Fundraiser Series Part-One 11/21/2020
PLAYLISTStreamathon Fundraiser Series Part-Two 11/28/2020
PLAYLISTStreamathon Fundraiser Series Part-Three 12/05/2020

The Good News… 

Thanks to all of you who have donated to our fundraiser – whether here via GoFundMe, or via our Facebook Fundraiser campaign page or discreetly via PayPal or other channels – we have officially reach the halfway point of $10,000 towards our total goal of $20,000! We are tremendously humbled by everyone’s amazing generosity. Thank you! We still have a long way to go towards our total goal – and we have 3 more Saturday Streamathons to go before the end of the year and the end of this emergency fundraiser. Thanks again for all your support!

The Bad News…

Last week our landlord informed us that they are not extending an invitation to renew our lease at our current location. We had hoped to be able to stay at the current location for as long as possible, or at least another year. However, the landlord, itself a nonprofit, has also been hit hard by the pandemic and is having to make its own tough decisions and that has included not renewing leases when its tenants’ current lease terms expire; this includes another nonprofit that has been there for 20 years.

Three years ago, our current location was recommended to us by one of our email newsletter subscribers. We hope that perhaps one of you reading this now might have another good location opportunity you are aware of and that you will share it with us. We’d prefer something with its own entrance, with good parking, centrally located (but preferably in South or East Austin / south of Koenig Lane aka 2222), 800-1200 square feet for no more than about $1,200 per month total. Even better are locations with utilities included in that pricing. If you have leads on good inexpensive location options for lease, please reach out to us via email at Contact@AnomalyArchives.org or leave the information in a voicemail at (512) 842-9046.

 

COMING UP THIS SATURDAY, December 12th, at 1pm CST. This FREE STREAMATHON EVENT SERIES continues and is being held every Saturday until the end of 2020. We are raising funds towards our $20,000 annual budget to ensure our continued survival into 2021 and beyond. We’re drawing together researchers from all corners of the Esoterica realms: Anomalistics, Cryptozoology, Forteana, Parapsychology, and Ufology. We’ll be streaming many hours of great content covering these and other fields of inquiry. We’ll be sharing a sort of “Fabulous Fortean Film Festival” evening, Plus Music and MORE! All in an effort to raise funds for our 501(c)3 nonprofit community organization to survive the circumstances created by this terrible Covid-Crisis.

You can watch this FREE FUNDRAISER content
@ our YouTube channel and @ our Facebook page

See all the details at our website: www.AnomalyArchives.org

 

Please Consider Supporting the Anomaly Archives with a

Recurring Monthly Donation or One-Time Donation

GoFundMe / PayPal – Me / Facebook

 

Check Out Our New Anomaly-Archives Merch-Store

Support the Anomaly Archives 

Shop Online The Online Store

SMiles Lewis / Founder
AnomalyArchives.org
SMilesLewis.com

 

 

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Austin, TX 78702

(512) 842-9046 / EMAIL


Watch the Next Streamathon LIVE on YouTube 12/12/2020 @1pm CST

SCHEDULE:

Saturday-Streamathon-Series Part-Four
Events of December 12th, 2020 
ALL TIMES CST (Central Standard Time)

Watch this FREE FUNDRAISER content
@ our YouTube channel and @ our Facebook page

  • 01:00 pm – SMiles Lewis: Welcomes You…
  • 01:15 pm – Michael Hughes – “Demystifying Tarot: How to Ditch the BS and Become a Better Reader”
  • 02:15 pm – Aaron Gulyas – “Contactee Countdown” Top Most Influential (or Fun) UFO Contactees
  • 03:15 pm – Micah Hanks – “UFOs: A Historical Perspective”
  • 04:15 pm – Ed Conroy – “What’s it all about, Alfie? Reflections on five decades of anomalies–local and global.”
  • 05:00 pm – Special Screening: SMiles Lewis on his Mystery-Hum Experience
  • 06:00 pm – Steve Kohlhase – “Mystery-Hum: The GPS Hypothesis – Gas Pipeline Syndrome”
  • 6:30 pm – Special ScreeningDoom Vibrations by Garret Harkawik

Please Consider Supporting he Anomaly Archives with a

Recurring Monthly Donation or One-Time Donation

GoFundMe / PayPal – Me / Facebook

WATCH LIVE at our YouTube-Channel and Facebook-Page

Watch the Next Streamathon LIVE on YouTube 12/12/2020 @1pm CST


Headlines

Here are some headlines of note for this week:

… Check our Anomaly Archives Flipboard for More Headlines

Check out more news links at the

[NOTE: Inclusion of news & event info is purely informational
and does not indicate endorsement.]

Please Consider Supporting the Anomaly Archives with a

Recurring Monthly Donation or One-Time Donation

GoFundMe / PayPal – Me / Facebook