Historical Conference Proceedings

Proceedings of the 1988 program, Strangers in New Worlds, was published by the Western European Specialists Section of ACRL, co-sponsors of the program. Documenting Cultural Diversity in the Resurgent American South: Collectors, Collecting, and Collections, a compilation of papers from the ANSS programs in 1991 and 1993, edited by Margaret Dittemore and Fred Hay (both past chairs of ANSS) was published by ACRL in 1997. This work documents the cultural heritage of the American South and is based on papers given at two ANSS programs: “Portraits of Louisiana: Empowering Communities Through Diversity” (1993) and “Folk Cultures of the Modern South: Documentation of Living Traditions” (1991). This volume is available from ALA for $21.00 ($17.50 for ACRL members.) 128 p. ISBN 0-8389-7897-5.

This publication is the 1997 Recipient of the Brenda McCallum Memorial Award of the American Folklore Society.  The Brenda McCallum Memorial Award is given for “exceptional work dealing with folklife archives or the collection, organization, and management of folklife materials.” It is especially appropriate that this publication receive this award because the book is dedicated to Brenda’s memory and because Brenda helped organize the 1991 program. It is also another significant demonstration of the importance of ANSS programs to our membership, social science librarians in general, and the subject disciplines ANSS serves. (“Documenting Cultural Diversity in the Resurgent American South” is reviewed in the March 1998 issue of “College & Research Libraries.”)