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Weybright Archives to Move to Michigan

posted Jan 7, 2017, 1:27 PM by Sheila Salo   [ updated Jan 7, 2017, 1:28 PM ]

Gypsy Lore Society Victor Weybright Archives of Gypsy Studies

The Victor Weybright Archives of Gypsy Studies will be moving to the Michigan State University Libraries in East Lansing, Michigan.

Michigan State University Libraries intends to become an important center for the study of Gypsy/Romani groups. The Gypsy Lore Society Victor Weybright Archives of Gypsy Studies will be an important addition to the establishment of the Gypsy/Romani Research Collection within the MSU Libraries’ Special Collections.

The Victor Weybright Archives of Gypsy Studies was established in 1978 by the Gypsy Lore Society, North American Chapter, now the Gypsy Lore Society, in accord with the Society’s Articles of Incorporation. Victor Weybright (1903-1978) was a publisher who helped found the North American Chapter and provided financial support for its incorporation.

The Archives is a collection of books, articles, manuscripts, and audio-visual materials useful to scholars in the field of Gypsy Studies. Carmen Hendershott, volunteer archivist from 1979 to 2012, oversaw the expansion of the Archives and detailed cataloging of the collection. As it grew, finding a home for the Archives and making it available to researchers became a perennial issue.

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