Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Late Great Johnny Ace!

On 11/11/09, Dr. Jim Salem will give a talk and highlight his research on early Rock 'n' Roll legend, Johnny Ace. This talk, along with an exhibit of Ace materials, is in celebration of Dr. Salem's gift of his research to The W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library. The talk will be at the Hoole Library at 5 pm. The exhibit will be on display for the next few months.

These materials, now known as the James M. Salem Research Materials on the Late Great Johnny Ace and the Transition from R&B to Rock ‘n’ Roll are highlighted in the exhibit, and include photographs, LPs, documents, and artifacts. The collection also includes a wealth of interviews with those associated with Ace, and copies of articles focusing on popular culture of the 1950s, and much more -- and will be a great asset to scholars interested in American Popular Music, and Cultural Studies. Thank you, Dr. Salem for this wonderful gift!