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American Folklife Center

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Works: 634 works in 823 publications in 1 language and 16,005 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Discographies  History  Bibliography  Directories  Catalogs  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: GR105, 978
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Ethnic recordings in America : a neglected heritage by American Folklife Center( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklife Center news( )

in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklife annual : a publication of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress( )

in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Federal cylinder project : a guide to field cylinder collections in federal agencies by Erika Brady( Book )

in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural conservation : the protection of cultural heritage in the United States : a study by American Folklife Center( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk art and art worlds : essays drawn from the Washington Meeting on Folk Art by Washington Meeting on Folk Art( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklife and fieldwork : an introduction to field techniques by Peter Bartis( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American folk architecture : a selected bibliography by Howard W Marshall( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listening is an act of love : a StoryCorps special( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first-ever animated feature from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. Presents stories from ten years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people from across the country sit down together to ask life's important questions and share stories from their lives. Framing the six featured conversations is an interview between StoryCorps founder Dave Isay and his 9-year-old nephew, Benji
Maritime folklife resources : a directory and index by Peter Bartis( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One space, many places : folklife and land use in New Jersey's Pinelands National Reserve : report and recommendations to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission for cultural conservation in the Pinelands National Reserve by Mary Hufford( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1978, the U.S. Congress established the Pinelands National Reserve on a million-acre landscape of New Jersey woodlands, farms, marshes, suburbs, towns, rivers, and bays. The reserve was to protect not only the region's great natural beauty and scientific value, but also the cultural life of its people, which is largely undocumented. In 1983, the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress inaugurated the Pinelands Folklife Project, a field survey that documented on audio tape and film hundreds of residents of the area, capturing images of their lives in songs, stories, recipes, poems, crafts, festivals, recreation, tools, and technologies. Like natural resources, such expressions warrant consideration from planners, but their intangible aspects pose a special challenge. This document refutes the popular image of the region as a wilderness sparsely populated with quaint, backwoods people, presenting instead a place rich in cultural and environmental diversity and describing how residents convey their sense of place through myriad cultural expressions, which planners can factor into their land-use decisions. The concluding chapter on cultural conservation makes specific recommendations for protecting the region's cultural heritage. Dozens of illustrations, including black and white photographs, line drawings, and charts and maps from the Pinelands Folklife Project Archive complement the description and analysis. Appendices provide information on the logistics of the survey and a checklist for development review for municipal planning boards. (Jb)
American folk music and folklore recordings : a selected list( )

in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veterans History Project : project instruction kit( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnic folklife dissertations from the United States and Canada, 1960-1980 : a selected annotated bibliography by Catherine Hiebert Kerst( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This annotated bibliography lists over 220 multi-disciplinary Ph.D. dissertations written between 1960 and 1980 on the subject of indigenous and immigrant ethnic folklife in the United States and Canada. Only dissertations providing substantial attention to traditional forms of ethnic folk culture in context were considered. The concept of "folklife" governing the selection process was guided by the definition used in the American Folklife Preservation Act (P.L. 94-201) which states that folklife is "the traditional expressive culture shared within the various groups...familial, ethnic, occupational, religious, regional; expressive culture includes a wide range of creative and symbolic forms such as custom, belief, technical skill, language, literature, art, architecture, music, play, dance, drama, ritual, pageantry, handicraft; these expressions are mainly learned orally, by imitation, or in performance, and are generally maintained without benefit of formal instruction or institutional direction." Dissertations are organized alphabetically by the author's last name. Each entry includes author's name, complete dissertation title, name of university granting the Ph.D., academic department/field for which the dissertaion was written, year the degree was granted, pagination, order number from University Microfilms International, abstract citation, bibliographic reference to published edition (when applicable), and condensed version of author's abstract. (Nec)
Folklife and fieldwork : a layman's introduction to field techniques by Peter Bartis( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklife resources in the Library of Congress by Timothy Charles Lloyd( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American cowboy by Lonn Taylor( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklife and the Federal Government : a guide to activities, resources, funds, and services by Linda Coe( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The guide describes fifty-four diverse federal programs and activities which are potential sources of financial and other assistance to those interested in various aspects of folklife. Potential users are folk artists; folklorists; researchers in linguistics, anthropology, and ethnology; members of ethnic or regional groups involved in presenting or preserving aspects of their cultural heritage; or American people generally. The efforts of John Wesley Powell, John Collier, Holger Cahill, the Archive of American Folk Song, the Bureau of American Ethnology, and other people and institutions are noted in a short introductory section describing 200 years of contradictory federal response to American folklife, culminating in the 1976 American Folklife Preservation Act. The programs described are organized by sponsoring federal agency, and are numbered sequentially for indexing purposes. The one-to-two page descriptions note what assistance is available, for whom it is intended, and whom to contact for more information. Examples are given of assistance previously granted under some programs. There is a briefly annotated bibliography of six publications dating from 1975 which contain detailed information of the federal government and its programs. (Sb)
American folktales : from the collections of the Library of Congress( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: This two-volume collection of folktales represents some of the finest examples of American oral tradition. Drawn from the largest archive of American folk culture, The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, the first-of-its-kind set includes magic tales, legends, jokes, tall tales, and personal narratives -- over 200 in all, many of which have never been previously transcribed or published. Eminent folklorist and award-winning author Carl Lindahl selected and transcribed over 200 recording sessions -- many from the 1920s and 1930s -- that span the twentieth century, including recent material drawn from the September 11th project. This varied collection is organized in chapters by storyteller, tale type, or region, representing diverse American cultures from Appalachia and the Midwest to Native American and Latino traditions. Each chapter begins by discussing the storytellers and their oral traditions, and then introduces and presents each tale, so that the collection is equally accessible to high school students, general readers, or scholars. Multiple indexes further aid in locating tales by motif and tale type, storyteller, and geographical origin
September 11, 2001, documentary project( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The September 11, 2001, Documentary Project captures the heartfelt reactions, eyewitness accounts, and diverse opinions of Americans and others in the months that followed the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93. Patriotism and unity mixed with sadness, anger, and insecurity are common themes expressed in the sound and video recordings, written narratives, poetry, photographs, and drawings that comprise this online presentation. The day after the attacks, the American Folklife Center called upon the nation's folklorists and ethnographers to collect, record, and document America's reaction. A sampling of the material collected through this effort was used to create the September 11, 2001, Documentary Project. This collection captures the voices of a diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and political cross-section of America during trying times and serves as a historical and cultural resource for future generations
 
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American folktales : from the collections of the Library of Congress
Alternative Names
American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress

American Folklife Foundation

Centro Americano de Tradición Popular

Folklife Center

Folklife Center Washington, DC

Library of Congress

Library of Congress American Folklife Center

Library of Congress Etats-Unis American folklife center

Library of Congress Folklife Center

Library of Congress (Washington) American Folklife Center

Library of Congress Washington, DC American Folklife Center

Library of Congress Washington, DC Folklife Center

United States American Folklife Center

United States. Library of Congress. American Folklife Center

Languages
English (131)

Covers
Library of Congress American Folklife Center : an illustrated guide