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AFCBOARD  February 2000

AFCBOARD February 2000

Subject:

Re: Retraction & Correction

From:

Winston Tabb <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

AFC Board of Trustees <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Thu, 10 Feb 2000 09:45:10 -0500

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Yes.   Diane will report for me and this can and should be made
public.

I am very excited about the NCTA gift, not only for the reserach
content but for what it symbolizes about the  AFC turn-around.    Im
not sure which David you refer to, but I do think D Francis needs to
be involved in helping work through how the copying might work.  I am
asking Diane, via this email, to meet with you and D Francis to talk
about this.  We need to have a sense of the costs and process involved
in meeting this gift condition.  Once everything is set and we have a
gift agreement, I would want you to write up a "blurb" for the Gifts
to the Nation brochure (I gave you a copy in Nov) and our Website so
we can give public credit to Joe for this bicentennial gift.

_________________________________
Winston Tabb
Associate Librarian for Library Services
Library of Congress,  LM-642
Washington, DC  20540-4000

Email:  [log in to unmask]
202-707-6240 - phone
202-707-6269 - fax

>>> Peggy Bulger <[log in to unmask]> 02/10 8:03 AM >>>
Winston, I will talk to Mal about a conference call and let you
know.

In the meantime, two quick updates:

1.  I had a great meeting yesterday with Joe Wilson at NCTA and he
is
ready to give AFC his entire collection!!!  This includes all of the
recordings of the National Folk Festival (1936 to the present), the
recordings of the National Folk Heritage Award ceremonies (1980 to
the
present), all of his "Folk Masters" tours recordings, recordings of
the Lowell Folklife Festival and the Blue Ridge Parkway festivals.
In
addition, there are excellent slides, photos, videotapes and
manuscript materials for all.  This truly is a unique and invaluable
collection, documenting the best of traditional music over the past
fifty years.  Some of the National Folk Festival recordings document
folk music legends who were virtually unknown when they were alive,
and these are the ONLY recordings of them (Moses Williams, Peg Leg
Sam, etc.)

Joe is willing to GIVE us the collection, but he wants to have us
pay
for copies to be made for NCTA right as they are acquired, so that
they have unbroken access to the recordings (they are developing
radio
shows and CDs from them).  I will work with David (he's on jury duty
for two weeks) to get a cost estimate, but this has just made my
day!!
 I don't need to tell you that this is an incredible coup (he was
really leaning toward the folklife archive at UNC at Chapel Hill and
they were going to PAY for the collection).  After our chat, he was
convinced that we would take better care of it, some of the
collection
would be excellent for the NDL project, and a national collection
like
this needs to be in the LC, where we have THE folk archive (as
Mickey
would say, the Oz of Archives).  JUST A HEADS-UP:  The collection
fills an entire room (oh boy).

2.  Your news about staffing is fantastic!!  You and Diane have been
wonderful to work with me and pull rabbits out of the hat. . . I
would
love to announce this at the board meeting on Friday, for the
Associate Librarian's Report.  Would Diane be giving that report for
you, and could we announce this good news?  I know that the board
will
be as thrilled as I am that we are receiving this much needed help
from LS.

Thanks Winston!

peggy

Peggy A. Bulger, Director
American Folklife Center
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4610
(202) 707-1745
FAX (202) 707-2076
[log in to unmask]
http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife/

>>> Winston Tabb <[log in to unmask]> 02/09 3:23 PM >>>
Im so sorry--would love to be able to do this,  but I have to fly to
LA Wed evening in order to be ready for our 8:30 am meeting on
Thursday.  If a quick conference call early next week would help, I
d
be glad to try to work that in.

I assume Diane may have reported to you that we are including a
folklife  specialist position in  our FY00 succession  plan job
list.
 This would free you to go ahead and post one of these professional
positions--and if the LaPorte thing can be brought to closure, you
could fill two positions off the one posting.  These two new hires,
in
addition,  to the Cataloging detailee and junior fellow should offer
some much -needed help for this year, while  we look toward
something
more in FY01 and then the big-bang for 02.   Have you had any
discussion with Peter as to when he assumes he would return
full-time
to AFC?   My working assumption is that that would occur in early
summer, but we have never formally discussed this.  Once the big
ingathering of local legacies occurs, and we get past the May 23
celebration, the collections become AFC's--along with "ownership"
of
whatever on-going similar program may emerge from the strategic
planning

 >>> Peggy Bulger <[log in to unmask]> 02/09 2:04 PM >>>
Winston, I really am learning something new everyday (usually by
making the mistake and then having to correct it)!!

I am so sorry that you won't be here for the Board meeting - your
voice is a critical one, and we will count on Diane to represent
you.


Do you think you might be here to meet with Mal O'Connor, Bill
Kinney
and me over dinner on Wednesday the 16th?  We were planning to go
over
strategy for the meeting, and since you won't be there, dinner would
be a good time to get your input on things.  I think that we were
just
going to go to a restaurant within walking distance of the LC, and
we
were going to meet about 6:00 pm.

Let me know.

peggy

Peggy A. Bulger, Director
American Folklife Center
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4610
(202) 707-1745
FAX (202) 707-2076
[log in to unmask]
http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife/

_________________________________
Winston Tabb
Associate Librarian for Library Services
Library of Congress,  LM-642
Washington, DC  20540-4000

Email:  [log in to unmask]
202-707-6240 - phone
202-707-6269 - fax

>>> Winston Tabb <[log in to unmask]> 02/09 1:50 PM >>>
You're a quick learner--there are alwasy ways to get things done,
but
learning how to be effective in a circuitous manner is part of our
challenge

_________________________________
Winston Tabb
Associate Librarian for Library Services
Library of Congress,  LM-642
Washington, DC  20540-4000

Email:  [log in to unmask]
202-707-6240 - phone
202-707-6269 - fax

>>> Peggy Bulger <[log in to unmask]> 02/09 1:11 PM >>>
Dear Board Members:

It was brought to my attention that my previous message concerning
the reappointment of Bill Kinney to the Board could be construed as
lobbying.  Being new to the federal government, I was unaware that
this message might violate rules set for federal employees.  Please
accept my apologies and I hereby retract that message.

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting next week.

Best always,

Peggy

Peggy A. Bulger, Director
American Folklife Center
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4610
(202) 707-1745
FAX (202) 707-2076
[log in to unmask]
http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife/

Peggy A. Bulger, Director
American Folklife Center
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4610
(202) 707-1745
FAX (202) 707-2076
[log in to unmask]
http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife/

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