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Dianne Ballon Collection

Identifier: MF216

Scope and Contents

Material related to Dianne Ballon's work in Maine.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1976-2008

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Dianne Ballon is a visual and audio artist. Her earlier work consisted mostly of visual art, finding her love for audio and sound later on in her career. She received her bachelor's degree in Fine arts from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Years later she attended the University of Maine at Augusta for Sound Engineering. Ten of her sound works have aired on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

She spent much of her career teaching workshops throughout Maine communities and schools. She was awarded an Artist-in-Residency at Shenandoah National Park. These workshops were given to people of all ages, in elementary schools and college campuses. She has taught many workshops in audio production to artists, producers and students. These include: Harvard University Music Department, PRX Podcast Garage, California State University Media Studies, Concordia University in Montreal at a women and sound technology conference, Maine College of Art, and at several Audubon Societies for her field recordings of bird sounds. In the 1990s, she served as Chair of the Media Arts Advisory Panel at the Maine Arts Commission.


4 boxes

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Box 1: Visual Arts files and early audio ideas files. Box 2: Audio/Sound Works files, Maine Arts Commission Touring Artist Books. Box 3: Videos of Scott’s Run Exhibit. Files from: images of Scott’s Run Exhibit and Scott’s Run “book” compilation. Box 4: Journals

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Dianne Ballon

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Guide to Dianne Ballon Collection
In Progress
Katrina Wynn
June 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States