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Library News »02/14/2013


Library to host "Hamp's Legacy: The International Jazz Collections at the University of Idaho"

The University of Idaho Library will host a seminar in conjunction with the 2013 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, “Hamp’s Legacy: The International Jazz Collections at the University of Idaho.” Formally established at the University in 2000 with Lionel Hampton’s papers and photographs, the International Jazz Collections merged into the UI Library’s Special Collections & Archives in 2007 and is now considered one of the world’s significant jazz archives. 

The seminar is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 12:30 pm on the main floor of the library. Presenters Garth Reese, Head of Special Collections & Archives, and Barry Bilderback, Assistant Professor in the Lionel Hampton School of Music, will give an overview of the types of material in the collections and discuss their value to researchers. In addition, selected artifacts from the collections will be featured in display cases on the library’s main floor.

“Hamp’s Legacy: The International Jazz Collections at the University of Idaho” is part of the new University of Idaho Library Research Colloquium series, which was established to bring librarians and faculty researchers together to discuss a common research interest.