PCL MS 178 Brenda McCallum Collection
|Title||PCL MS 178 Brenda McCallum Collection|
The Brenda McCallum Collection consists of approximately 37 linear feet of manuscript materials. The collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library by Brenda McCallum beginning in 1989. This collection is unprocessed, but may be accessed by contacting the BPCL Reference email. The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works found in this collection. The finding aid was prepared by Manuscripts and Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown, and the preliminary inventory prepared by student assistant Lucas Denzler, in May 2017.
|Biographical Sketch||Brenda McCallum (1948-1992) was an American folklorist and archivist. After receiving a master's degree in American Studies from the State University of New York, she served as Director and Archivist for the Archive of American Minority Cultures, as well as Associate Curator of the Division of Special Collections the University of Alabama from 1979-1985. She joined Bowling Green State University in 1986 as Assistant Professor and Head of the Popular Culture Library, the second individual to hold that position. She remained at Bowling Green until her passing.|
As a folklorist, McCallum focused on American regional and ethnic cultures, primarily in the South. She authored or edited numerous volumes and articles on folk art, women's culture, and industrial workers. She served as Executive Producer for the radio series "Working Lives", broadcast on more than 40 public radio stations as well as NPR's "All Things Considered" in 1985. She served as producer on serveral recordings of field music from areas in Florida and Alabama. She was an active member of several professional organizations including the American Folklore Society, which today gives an award in her name.
|Scope and Content||This collection spans the entirety of Brenda McCallum's career as a student, folklorist, librarian, and educator. Researchers will find field recordings, lecture notes, research materials, and publications by Brenda McCallum and others. These materials relate to folk art and music in Alabama and Florida, the civil rights movement, women's rights, and work culture in the South in general.|
|Inventory||NOTE: This is a preliminary inventory and the contents have not been checked against the folder titles.|