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April 7, 2014

Detail of photo of Kwakiutl ceremonial dress, with long beaks, on their haunches. Photo by Edward S. Curtis, 1914. LC-USZ62-108464The National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress has added one of the collections held by the Archives of Traditional Music to the 2013 Registry. A collection of aluminum disc recordings of Kwakwaka'wakw Chief Dan Cranmer made by Franz Boas and George Herzog in 1938 is now one of the 25 recordings selected for special recognition. Other registrants include Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel" album, the presidential recordings of Lyndon Johnson, and the Everly Brothers' single "Cathy's Clown." The Boas/Herzog collection is the only set of ethnographic recordings selected by the Library of Congress for this year's registry.

December 15, 2012

January 2013 issue of ChoiceThe January 2013 issue of Choice has recognized the EVIA Digital Archive Project as one of the most significant electronic works reviewed in the previous calendar year. The EVIA Project was one among twenty-nine Outstanding Titles in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Category. In addition to being named an Outstanding Title, the EVIA Project was recognized amount Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2012: Top 10 Websites. The EVIA Digital Archive Project is managed by the Archives of Traditional Music and the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities at Indiana University. Originally funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the EVIA Project was a major collaboration between multiple units at Indiana University and the University of Michigan.