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Therese Dickman

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Fine Arts Librarian / Associate Professor
I am the past MLA Oral History Committee chair and the Coordinator of the Midwest Chapter, MLA Oral History Project.

In my faculty role at SIUE, I curate the National Ragtime and Jazz Archive and many fine music special collections, notably the Ruth Slenczynska (pianist) and John Kendall (Suzuki Music Method pioneer) Collections. The Albert Mohr Collection features paintings and drawings of opera stage sets and costume designs used in productions in European opera venues during the early to mid-1900s. The KMOX Collection contains the music library assembled by the KMOX Radio Orchestra during the early to mid-1900s.

My research interests are oral history, incorporating music special collections into the curriculum, experiential student learning, digital humanities, Louis Sullivan architectural ornaments, and St. Louis music and jazz music history.

Enjoy the conference! Therese Zoski Dickman, Fine Arts Librarian / Associate Professor (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) (tdickma@siue.edu)