Friday, October 14, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
session will be recorded and available for later viewing online
Sponsored by the AFS Oral History Project, the American Folklore Society, and the Archives and Libraries Section
Chair: Daniel E Sheehy (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Bill Ivey (Mike Curb Foundation/IU Center for Cultural Affairs)
AFS continues the custom of including a public interview with a senior member of our field at the annual meeting. In this session, Bill Ivey will be interviewed about his life; his work at the Country Music Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Vanderbilt University, and in the recording industry; and his leadership of AFS and in the field of folklore studies. This session will be video recorded, and the recording will be deposited in the Society’s official archival collection at Utah State University and made available by AFS.
"A Conversation With..." is a series of oral history interviews with leaders of our field presented as panels during the AFS Annual Meeting, sponsored by the AFS Oral History Project.