G-Sync: Constance Rourke

Excerpt from “G-Sync: Rourke and Radner” by Tommy Allen in Rapid Growth, March 6, 2014.

Rourke’s work illustrates three distinct areas of American humor: the Yankee peddler, the backwoodsman and the controversial minstrel performer. These three are often referred to as the “trio” by Rourke scholars, including Clarey and another scholar, Dr. Carleton Gholz. Gholz is the founder of the Detroit Sound Conservancy – a group committed to the preservation of lost Detroit sound recordings and related historical material like press interviews found often on magnetic or other analog media.

Gholz has taken to modernizing Rourke for a new generation by becoming the editor of her Wiki page as well as running a Facebook and Twitter account devoted to the Grand Rapidian.