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Marcia Pankake Collection of A Prairie Home Companion

 Collection
Identifier: Mss096

Scope and Content Not

Contains research and drafts from A Prairie Home Companion Folk Song Book (Joe's Got a Head Like a Ping-Pong Ball), and A Prairie Home Companion Commonplace Book: 25 Years on the Air with Garrison Keillor.

Dates

  • 1973-2008
  • Majority of material found in 1999

Language of Materials

English

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open and available for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright retained by copyright holder.

Biographical Note

Marcia Pankake was raised on a farm in Maple Grove, MN. She attended the University of Minnesota, earning advanced degrees in American Studies and Library Science. She was hired as a librarian at the university in the 1970s, and helped build the literature collections there until her retirement in 2006. The Pankake Poetry Series at the University of Minnesota was founded in her honor. She and her husband Jon Pankake were members of the Minnesota string band, Uncle Willie and the Brandy Snifters. Longtime friends of Garrison Keillor, Marcia and Jon co-edited a collection of songs from the Prairie Home Companion radio show, published in the U. S. by Viking as Prairie Home Companion Folk Song Book, and published in England by Faber under a different title, that of Joe's Got a Head Like A Ping-Pong Ball. In 1999 Marcia Pankake edited a second publication A Prairie Home Companion Commonplace Book: 25 Years on the Air with Garrison Keillor.

Extent

1 Linear foot (1 box)

Abstract

Contains Marcia Pankake's research and drafts from editing books for and about the radio show A Prairie Home Companion.

Arrangemen

The collection is organized chronologically.

Physical Location

Mezz (R69, D4, S6)

Acquisitio

The collection was donated by Marcia Pankake in 2010.

Processing Informatio

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Kate McManus in 2016.

Title
Marcia Pankake Collection of A Prairie Home Companion
Author
Pankake, Marcia
Date
1973-2008, bulk 1999
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Literary Archives Collecting Area

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