Jim Leary Presents "Remembering Bob Andresen: A Praise Song for a Proto-Archivist"
A Lecture from "Traditions in Dialogue: Nordic-American Communities and their Arts in Local and Transnational Contexts"
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Memorial Library 126, Memorial Library
Descended from Norwegian immigrants, Bob Andresen (1937-1995) was a graphic designer, musician, radio producer, record collector, and self-taught folklorist from Duluth, Minnesota. His substantial documentary collections--historic sound recordings, ephemeral publications, rare images--encompass the Upper Midwest's musical ferment, sustain the development of regional/traditional/ethnic collections at UW's Mills Music Library, and persist as a resource for researchers and musicians.
The event is free and open to the public.