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Zolten invited to contribute biographical entry to Library of Congress

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 378 hits

Jerry Zolten, associate professor of communication arts and sciences, has been invited by the Library of Congress to write a biographical entry about the Dixie Hummingbirds to accompany the selection of their recording "Let's Go Out to the Programs" by the National Recording Registry.

Zolten's book Great God A'Mighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds (Oxford University Press) tells the group's story in the context of a changing American culture and evolving popular music.

The National Recording Registry is an annual list from the Library of Congress. Twenty-five recordings are named to the Registry every year which now numbers 400 recordings. Each of these recordings has been chosen by the Librarian of Congress, with input from the National Recording Preservation Board. Each of these recordings has been deemed so vital to the history of America—aesthetically, culturally or historically—that they demand permanent archiving in the nation’s library.

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