Merge Records is excited to announce that we are partnering with the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Wilson Library to archive music, art, and ephemera from 23 years of releasing music we love. Beginning in 2013, the entire Merge archives will be catalogued and opened to the public courtesy of the SFC.
“We’re deeply honored to work with Merge to preserve and provide access to their archives. The Merge Records Collection is an invaluable resource for the study of music, art, and culture of our region,” says Steve Weiss, Curator of UNC’s Southern Folklife Collection.
The Southern Folklife Collection ranks as one of the nation’s foremost archival resources for the study of American folk music and popular culture. SFC holdings extensively document all forms of southern musical and oral traditions across the entire spectrum of individual and community expressive arts, as well as mainstream media production.[see all news]