Louisville Underground Music Archive Collection
About the Collection
The Louisville Underground Music Archive (LUMA) Project began as a concerted effort in early 2013 to address the gap in the historical record related to independent/underground rock music culture in Louisville. Generally speaking, records of popular culture of this type are underrepresented in archives, putting this history at risk for loss. In addition, Louisville’s music scene was influential beyond the Ohio Valley, making it an area of interest beyond our immediate community. The LUMA Project collects oral histories, show recordings, set lists, photographs, zines, posters, flyers, t-shirts, ephemera, correspondence, business records, and early web history related to the local rock/punk/indie/hardcore music scene.
The LUMA digital collection consists of selected items from the LUMA Project. Starting with a full run (31 issues) of The Official Burt the Cat Fanclub Newsletter, items with clear copyright may be digitized and added to the LUMA digital collection as resources allow.
Conditions of Use
The University of Louisville welcomes fair use of this website and its contents. To link to the digital version, use its Reference URL (found by following the link in the header above the digital file. If you wish to publish, broadcast, or publicly display these materials, please notify Archives and Special Collections. In addition, it is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions, which may include paying fees for commercial use. For further information about permissions, use, and ordering reproductions, see Order Reproductions, or contact Archives and Special Collections, University of Louisville.
To cite an image from this collection, please use the format:
[Image Number], Louisville Underground Music Archive Collection, Archives & Special Collections, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.
To cite the digital version, add its Reference URL (found by following the link in the header above the digital file).
With guidance from Marcy Werner, Bryan Ricupero scanned the Burt the Cat fanzine as 600 ppi TIFFs at 8-bit grayscale on an Epson Expression 10,000 XL flatbed scanner. Heather Fox converted the TIFFs to PDFs and OCRed the files using Adobe Acrobat X Professional, and created metadata in accordance with the University of Louisville Digital Initiatives data dictionary (PDF) and uploaded the files into CONTENTdm version 6.1.3. Terri Holtze designed the HTML pages.