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“40 Years of Tucson Meet Yourself: An Evening with Big Jim Griffith”

Jim Griffith, Southwest Folklore Center, 1984/original photograph courtesy of Special Collections

Date: September 12, 2013

Times: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location:   Special Collections

Contact: Bob Diaz


Join us for the opening lecture of Special Collections newest exhibition, "40 Years of Tucson Meet Yourself."  The evening includes a discussion about the early days of Tucson Meet Yourself featuring Dr. Jim Griffith, retired UA professor, former director of the Southwest Center & founder and former director of Tucson Meet Yourself.

A panel of notable festival volunteers and friends – Dan Madden, Loma Griffith, Debbie Friesen, Fred Klein, Richard Morales and Gary Tenen – will also share stories and reminiscences of Tucson Meet Yourself from its earliest days and how it evolved into the largest folklife festival in the Southwest.

Watch our 90 second exhibition preview video!