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Louisville’s punk music scene has kept an interest in preserving its history. Next month, the University of Louisville will collect materials from the city’s punk music (and related genres) for the Louisville Underground Music Archive.

Faculty from the UofL Libraries’ Archive and Special Collections will be at the Flea Off Market on March 8-9 to collect materials—recordings, photos, zines, flyers, T-shirts, etc., UofL said in a news release.

The team would also take oral histories from fans or artists.

“Records of this kind of pop culture are underrepresented in archives and that history is at risk of being lost,” said Archives and Special Collections director  Carrie Daniels in the news release.

UofL said it wants to preserve the materials for the community and for researchers—and for future curated exhibits and programs. The project documents the city’s underground music from the 1970s to today, but the team is especially interested in Louisville rock/punk/indie/hardcore music material from the 1980s and 1990s.

The Flea off Market on March 8-9 runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The LUMA Project can be contacted here.