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dc.contributor.authorBaker, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorHuber, Alison
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:28:46Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:28:46Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-06-03T02:53:51Z
dc.identifier.issn17407133
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/59766
dc.description.abstractThis article introduces the work of a volunteer-run, 'DIY institution': the Victorian Jazz Archive (VJA), located in Melbourne, Australia. This archive was set up in 1996 by a community of enthusiasts who saw a need for an archival facility to house the growing volume of jazz ephemera otherwise in danger of being lost from the public record. The VJA survives on a small budget that relies on grants, donations and membership fees, and remains open and accessible only through the generosity of an army of volunteers dedicated to preserving this music's material history. Drawing on fieldwork conducted at the archive, including in-depth interviews with fourteen volunteers, the article explores some of the cultural and social func- tions of this informal institution. It describes the ways in which volunteers perceive the impor-tance of vernacular knowledge to the task of archiving jazz, and what this might mean for the sustainability of the VJA.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEquinox Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.equinoxpub.com/journals/index.php/PMH
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom263
dc.relation.ispartofpageto282
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPopular Music History
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPerforming Arts and Creative Writing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160899
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1904
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2103
dc.title'Masters of our own destiny': Cultures of preservation at the Victorian Jazz Archive in Melbourne, Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
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gro.griffith.authorBaker, Sarah L.


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