Burleigh Scratching the Surface

As we wrap up a month of research, it feels fitting to reflect on the things I’ve learned over the past few weeks. When I was writing the prose for the introduction of our project page and the “Mapping H.T. Burleigh” section, I found myself trying to grapple with the...

What a Month

In my usual way, I went about starting this blog post by trying to come up with a witty (at least to me) title. Check out hits like On the Media (for you NPR fans), and Pulling Out All the Stops. Seeing as this is my wrap-up of H.T. Burleigh research, this title...

A List For the Next Brave Soul

For my last blog post as apart of the Winter 2019 team, I would like to offer my reflection in the form of a list containing my biggest takeaways from this experience. If this was a CD, it would be a compilation album of all jams. Time is Money… But So Are Breaks:...
Final Reflection

Final Reflection

Harry Thacker Burleigh, the man, the myth, the legend. Through the course of these past few weeks I have taken on many different projects and roles, each of which has informed my learning throughout the month. I will go into detail on each of the aspects of this...

Data Rich Sources, Where are They?

I have had amazing results from online Newspaper collections where data streams into my spreadsheets at over 20 entries per hour. Other sources have not been so fruitful. Textbooks and periodical collections include more steps to transcribe data and are often less...

A side-project on Dvorak

Though the main focus of this month has been on the life and music of Harry T. Burleigh, one of the common ways he is known is as a student of Antonin Dvorak at the National Conservatory of Music in the early 1890s. While studying with Dvorak, Burleigh would sometimes...

On the Media

Greetings from the final week of Music Geography 396 here at St. Olaf College! We’ve split into groups depending on our specialties in the spirit of efficient and equal work responsibilities for this project on H.T. Burleigh. I was in two groups at the start of...