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    Wed, 16 May 2012 12:39:27

    Merge Records Donating Archives to University of North Carolina - It will open to the public in 2013

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    Indie rock label Merge Records, started by indie rockers Superchunk, will donate their musical archives to the University of North Carolina. The collection of "music, art, and other ephemera from 23 years of releasing music we love" will open to the public in 2013. It will be housed at the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC's Wilson Library in Chapel Hill.

    Acts like Arcade Fire, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, the Magnetic Fields, Destroyer, Lambchop, Dinosaur Jr., M. Ward, She & Him, Conor Oberst and more have called Merge home over the years.

    The Southern Folklife Collection at UNC was also opened in 1989 and is dedicated to "all forms of southern musical and oral traditions" in the arts.

    Steve Weiss, Curator of the Southern Folklife Collection, said, "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."

    Do you have a favorite Merge artist?

    —Katie Sheehan
    05.16.12



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