ALF-SCAN, A CONCERT FOR DIGITIZING THE ALF EVERS ARCHIVES AT THE WOODSTOCK BYRDCLIFFE GUILD
Event Date and Time: Saturday, August 29, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is pleased to present a concert at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts on Saturday, August 29, 8:00 pm to raise money for the software and equipment that will be used to scan the multitude of images and documents contained in the Alf Evers archive.
Performers: Amy Fradon, Leslie Ritter, Scott Petito, Jules Shear, Marc Black, Tom Pacheco (with Brian Hollander), Ed Sanders, Mikhail Horowitz, Gilles Malkine, Michael Veitch, Julie Last and others.
Tickets are $25 general admission, or $22 for members of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.
On Saturday August 29 at 8:00 pm, the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts will host a star-studded concert to raise funds to digitize the historically important document and image collection of Alf Evers contained in the Alf Evers Archive of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.
Gathering to sing and to celebrate the digitizing of these historic photographs and documents are Amy Fradon, Leslie Ritter, Scott Petito, Jules Shear, Marc Black, Tom Pacheco with Brian Hollander, Mikhail Horowitz, Gilles Malkine, Ed Sanders, and Michael Veitch with Julie Last.
Alf Evers (1905 - 2004) was a cherished writer and historical researcher who lived in Woodstock for over 50 years, while writing a series of books of great strength and beauty. Among them are his famous histories of the Catskills, Woodstock and Kingston. Evers passed away in December of 2004, just weeks shy of his 100th birthday.
At his death, Byrdcliffe acquired Evers's library and a large collection of papers, photographs and other documents pertaining to life in Woodstock and other Catskill towns in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Archive features more than 12,000 objects, including research for his books as well as a large collection of historical articles from local and regional newspapers and magazines.
Located at 34 Tinker Street, the Archive has since 2006 been available for consultation and study by scholars and those interested in the vital past, when dedicated archivist Eila Kokkinen began the organizing process that has resulted in an important research tool for those interested in the history of Woodstock, the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, the American Arts and Crafts Movement, and many other topics.
A finding aid to the Evers Archive is available on Byrdcliffe's website, and Mr. Evers's large collection of books on regional and national history is now available as a browsing library in the Loom Room of White Pines in the Byrdcliffe Art Colony.
So, don't miss the all-star Alf-Scan concert on Saturday, August 29, 8:00 pm, at Byrdcliffe's Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, to help scan and preserve this treasure of photos and documents from Woodstock's past.