University of Texas. “Two Time Dixie
Murderer Sings Way to Freedom,” read the
headline in the Philadelphia Independent, a
long-defunct black newspaper. It detailed
how Lead Belly came to accompany John
Lomax, an English professor with an interest in folk songs, to the conference.
If not for the single clipping held at
UT-Austin, almost no trace of that early link
between the academic world and the Afri-
can-American blues tradition would survive.
“Lots of archival material from black
Her time at the National Humanities
newspapers has been destroyed,” Dore
noted. “So the whole process of trying to
find this turned up interesting facts about
Andrade spends a lot of time thinking
about what gets remembered and what gets
lost. History is never impartial, and she
sees a librarian’s job as helping to unearth a
more complete, more honest story.
Center also has given her a deep reverence
for the value of scholarly work, however
impractical or narrow it might seem today.
“You can’t measure the value of a book
by how many times it’s been checked
out or how many libraries own it. We’ll
sometimes get books out of deep storage
at Davis Library, and it’s 100 years old, and
the pages are still uncut. Then our scholar
reads it and says, ‘Wow, this is one the most
amazing things I’ve ever seen!’
“One book could be checked out one
time and change a discipline forever.”
A librarian’s dream. And a humbling
reminder that knowledge holds enduring
power, even if you can’t Google it.
— Eric Johnson ’08
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