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Open Folklore

Collected by: Indiana University Web Collections

Archived since: Sep, 2011

Description:

There are many web sites devoted to folklore and folklife, some created by academic programs or public sector and non-profit organizations, and others developed by enthusiasts and amateur interest groups. There is much of value in all of these sites, but they all suffer from two problems that all web sites are heir to. First, they are notoriously ephemeral and lack dependable preservation, making it difficult to reliably locate material after the passage of time. Second, generic Internet search engines like Google are not precise, especially in a popular field like folklore. This means that identifying reliable scholarly content in a sea of popular, and sometimes unreliable, online content poses a greater challenge for those interested in folklore topics than it does in other areas of scholarship. The Open Folklore initiative will tackle these issues by selecting reliable, content-rich folklore web sites and creating searchable archive copies of them with the permission of the web site owners.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Folklore

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Title: The Alaska Native Heritage Center

URL: http://alaskanative.net/

Description: The mission of the Alaska Native Heritage Center is to share, perpetuate and preserve the unique Alaska Native culture, languages, traditions and values through celebration and education. The Center does this by promoting the arts and languages of these people through programs in school and at the Center that focus on the culture around these arts and languages. The Center also focuses on preserving the past as well as establishing a clear idea of the present culture of the people in this area.

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Subject:   Art Education Culture Languages Education Folk Culture Folk Museums Indigenous Arts Indigenous People

Title: University of Louisiana Lafayette Folklore Studies

URL: http://anisette.ucs.louisiana.edu/Academic/LiberalArts/ENGL/Folklore/

Description: This website covers the University of Louisiana Lafayette folklore studies program. It also links to other websites including: Louisiana Folklife Center, American Folklife Center, and IU Library's "Folklore Resources".

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Subject:   Folklore Academic Program Post-Secondary Education Louisiana

Title: The Center for Folklore Studies at the Ohio State University

URL: http://cfs.osu.edu/

Description: The Center for Folklore Studies at the Ohio State University supports the learning, teaching, research, and outreach of folklorists and students of folklore. With participation from across the colleges of Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Education and Human Ecology, the Center provides OSU folklorists with a network for cooperation and interdisciplinary dialogue.

Captured  on Jan 20, 2012

Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Folklore Arts Humanities Social Sciences Behavioral Sciences Education Human Ecology

Title: City Lore

URL: http://citylore.org/

Description: City Lore’s mission is to foster New York City – and America’s – living cultural heritage through education and public programs. They document, present, and advocate for New York City’s grassroots cultures to ensure their living legacy in stories and histories, places and traditions. They work in four cultural domains: urban folklore and history; preservation; arts education; and grassroots poetry traditions. In each of these realms, they see ourselves as furthering cultural equity and modeling a better world with projects as dynamic and diverse as New York City itself.

Captured  on Apr 06, 2012

Videos: 60 Videos Captured

Subject:   New York Heritage Cultural studies Urban Folklore Urban History Education Traditions Heritage Preservation Poetry

Title: The Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures

URL: http://csumc.wisc.edu/

Description: The Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures (CSUMC) is committed to the languages and cultural traditions of this region's diverse peoples. CSUMC fosters research and the preservation of archival collections, while producing educational and outreach programs for a broad public audience.

Captured 2 times between Sep 30, 2011 and Sep 30, 2011

Videos: 200 Videos Captured

Subject:   Folklore Sound Recordings Folk Music Language Folk Culture Minnesota Upper Midwest Wisconsin Iowa Illinois Missouri Michigan Preservation

Title: The Folklore Program at the University of Oregon

URL: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~flr/

Description: The Folklore Program at the University of Oregon offers perspectives on ethnic, regional, occupational, gender, and other traditional identities of individuals in specific societies. Students study the extent to which tradition continues to enrich and express the dynamics of human behavior throughout the world.

Captured  on Jan 20, 2012

Videos: 3 Videos Captured

Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Folklore Ethnicity Cultural Heritage Popular Culture Performance Gender Film Religion Diversity Arts Administration Globalization

Title: The Public Folk Arts and Folklife Projects of the Upper Midwest

URL: http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/w/wiarchives/csumc.html

Description: A series of project collection guides highlighting a wealth of ethnographic documentation and public productions generated in the upper Midwestern region since the 1970s.

Captured 4 times between Sep 30, 2011 and Apr 20, 2012

Subject:   Folklore Folk Culture Minnesota Upper Midwest Wisconsin Iowa Illinois Missouri Michigan Collection Guides Documentary Ethnography

Title: University of Southern California Folklore

URL: http://dornsife.usc.edu/folklore/

Description: At USC, one can study folklore in various courses, or as part of the new interdisciplinary minor, "Folklore and Popular Culture". The core course: ANTH 333- Forms of Folklore aims to introduce students to the wide variety of folklore from around the world (and from their own lives), and to the basic methods of studying such material. Connected to the course is the USC digital multimedia folklore archive, which connects age-old folklore archiving techniques with cutting-edge technology. The archives is available to the worldwide scholarly community.

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Subject:   Folklore Popular Cutlure Mythology Legends Music Dance

Title: George Mason University Folklore Studies

URL: http://folklore.gmu.edu/

Description: Mason's Folklore Studies Program is a leading center for the study of vernacular cultures and the historical, cultural and social context in which these cultures are rooted. The program has a distinguished 35-year history that offers students of all levels opportunities to study the broad range of human expression including narrative, dance, material culture, verbal art, cultural performances, foodways, and sense of place. Our diverse course offerings provide theoretical and historical grounding in the study of folklore with a strong emphasis in writing and ethnographic research methods.

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Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Dance Arts Performance Foodways Storytelling

Title: University of Missouri Folklore, Oral Tradition, and Culture Studies

URL: http://folklore.missouri.edu/

Description: Advantageously situated within the Department of English with an emphasis on theoretical and writing strategies, the study of folklore at MU offers a unique opportunity for a truly interdisciplinary experience. With associated and affiliated faculty in Religious Studies, Sociology, Classical Studies, Anthropology, Women and Gender Studies, Theater, Art History, African Diaspora Studies, and Romance Languages, just to name a few, and the range of theoretical approaches students can explore increases even more. Folklore itself doesn’t exist in a vacuum: at MU, we believe the study of folklore shouldn’t either.

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Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Religion Arts Classical Studies Anthropology Gender Language Oral Histories Performance

URL: http://folklore.unc.edu/resources/resources-at-unc/

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Title: Utah State University Folklore Studies

URL: http://folklore.usu.edu/

Description: The program is nationally recognized and offers an undergraduate minor in Folklore and a Master’s Degree in American Studies with a concentration in Folklore. The Folklore Program provides a flexible and interdisciplinary approach to study, small class sizes, student-centered faculty, and close interaction between faculty and students. Utah State University houses the Fife Folklore Archives, a nationally recognized archive and repository for the papers of the American Folklore Society,

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Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Archives Traditions Oral Histories Folktales Folklife Festivals Dance

Title: The University of Wisconsin Folklore Program

URL: http://folklore.wisc.edu/

Description: The dynamic and ever-emergent Folklore Program engages varied comparative and interdisciplinary approaches in a broad range of courses on oral, material, social, and spiritual aspects of African, Middle Eastern, Asian, European, American Indian, North, Central, and South American folklore, on theory and the history of scholarship, and on the public presentation of folklore through archives, exhibits, festivals, media productions, and other modes of representation.

Captured  on Jan 27, 2012

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Subject:   Folklore Post-Secondary Education Cultural Expression Oral Histories Spirituality Language Ethnography

Title: Folkvine

URL: http://folkvine.umbc.edu/

Description: Folkvine is an ongoing interdisciplinary partnership project at the University of Central Florida that attempts to place art on the web in a manner that adequately represents select artists and their communities. In other words, the Folkvine Group collaboratively works to artistically tell the stories of selected artists within the context of their community settings.

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Subject:   Arts Storytelling Community Crafts

Title: YouTube Channel for The Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures: Part 1

URL: http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/uwcsumc/uploads?max-results=50

Description: The YouTube Channel for the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures.

Captured  on Oct 28, 2011

Videos: 50 Videos Captured

Subject:   Folklore Folk Culture Minnesota Upper Midwest Wisconsin Iowa Illinois Missouri Michigan Moving Image Recordings

Title: YouTube Channel for The Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures: Part 2

URL: http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/uwcsumc/uploads?max-results=50&start-index=50

Description: The YouTube Channel for the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures.

Captured  on Oct 28, 2011

Videos: 31 Videos Captured

Subject:   Folklore Folk Culture Minnesota Upper Midwest Wisconsin Iowa Illinois Missouri Michigan Moving Image Recordings

Title: The American Studies Program at Penn State Harrisburg

URL: http://harrisburg.psu.edu/hum/amst/

Description: The American Studies Program at Penn State Harrisburg integrates perspectives on United States history, culture, and society and represents a vibrant academic field with its own theories, methods, and applications. The Program emphasizes cultural and historical inquiry and the application of American Studies to public policy and heritage --including education, governmental work, museums, cultural agencies, archives, public policy, and communications.

Captured  on Jan 20, 2012

Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Folklore Folk Culture Ethnography Cultural Heritage Popular Culture Ethnicity Race Gender Age Performance Oral Histories

Title: Cultural Heritage Alliance at University of Central Florida

URL: http://heritagealliance.ucf.edu/

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Title: International Society for Folk Narrative Research

URL: http://isfnr.org/

Description: USE THIS SEED TO CAPTURE PDFS FROM ISFNR WEBSITE; DO NOT NEED TO MAKE VISIBLE FROM PUBLIC SITE

Captured 2 times between Mar 02, 2012 and May 18, 2012

Subject:   Oral Histories Best Practices Authority Control

Title: Missouri Folk Arts Program

URL: http://maa.missouri.edu/mfap/

Description: The Missouri Folk Arts Program is a division of the Missouri Arts Council and is administered by the Museum of Art and Archeology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. This program builds cross-cultural understanding by documenting, conserving and presenting Missouri’s living folk arts and folklife in collaboration with the citizens of Missouri. This program receives support from the Missouri Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the University of Missouri, and the MU Museum of Art and Archeology. MFAP also looks to expand education about folk arts and folk life and provides grants to encourage this expansion of understanding as well as an internship to encourage students and their interest in folk life.

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Subject:   Folk Art Post-Secondary Education Community Scholars Folk Life Research Grants

Title: Mid Atlantic Folk Arts Forum

URL: http://midatlanticfolkarts.wordpress.com/

Description: Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation develops partnerships and programs that reinforce artists’ capacity to create and present work, advance access to and participation in the arts, and promote a more sustainable arts ecology. This blog will include essays and entries from guest bloggers, advertise folk happenings around the region, and share other information the Mid Atlantic Folk Art Foundation thinks might be of use to their readers.

Captured  on Feb 24, 2012

Subject:   Folk Art

Title: The Museum Anthropology Review Weblog

URL: http://museumanthropology.wordpress.com/

Description: Museum Anthropology Review is an open access journal whose purpose is the wide dissemination of peer-reviewed articles, reviews, essays, obituaries and other content advancing the field of material culture and museum studies, broadly conceived.

Captured 2 times between Apr 06, 2012 and May 25, 2012

Subject:   Anthropology Museum culture Publications

Title: Ozark Studies Institute at Missouri State University

URL: http://ozarksstudies.missouristate.edu/

Description: The Ozark Studies Institute at Missouri State University looks to study the culture of the Ozarks and the people who inhabit the area. This website provides content on the Jews in the Ozarks, folk festivals in the area, as well as information on the Ozark Plateaus and the various collections they have for research.

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Subject:   Folk Festivals Post-Secondary Education Ethnography Religion Regional Ethnonology Regional Identity Research Institutes

Title: Texas A&M Department of Performance Studies

URL: http://perf.tamu.edu/

Description: Established in 1999, the Department of Performance Studies is the first department at Texas A&M solely devoted to the arts. The Department offers a B.A. and minor in both Music and Theatre Arts. The B.A. in Music offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of music, with courses in composition, ethnomusicology, music history, music theory, music technology, and performance through various means. The B.A. in Theatre Arts provides training in the classroom and in an integrated theatre production program. The curriculum preparesstudents for professional theatre training programs and/or graduate work in the liberal and fine arts, teaching theatre in the secondary school, and a variety of careers in the professional arena or the world of business and industry.

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Videos: 69 Videos Captured

Subject:   Music Theatre Arts Ethnomusicology Fine Arts Ethnography Cultural Preservation Festivals Religious Ceremonies Storytelling Folklore Indigenous Arts Women's Studies Ritual

Title: Rose Center: Council for the Arts

URL: http://rosecenter.org/

Description: The Rose Center Council for the Arts is an organization that is based out of the Rose Center and focuses on folk artists and their works. This center used to be a school and has become the cultural center for Morristown and Hamblen County, Tennessee. The organization puts on a major festival entitled Mount Makins Festival, which focuses on folk arts such as painting, storytelling, and sewing. The Rose Center also houses galleries that feature local artists and folk artists and the exhibits include painting, photography, and student art.

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Subject:   Folk Festivals Education Photography Painting Performing Arts Center Storytelling Folk Artists Performing Arts Centers City Centers Dance

Title: Alliance for California Traditional Arts

URL: http://www.actaonline.org/

Description: The Alliance for California Traditional Arts is the only state organization focused on all folk and traditional arts. Recognized for its culturally competent leadership, intellectual capital, and excellence in program administration, ACTA is the California Arts Council's official partner in serving the state's folk and traditional arts field. Dedicated to sustaining and fostering the growth of cultural traditions found within the California’s diverse communities, ACTA ensures that its core values of respect, cultural pluralism, and cultural democracy permeate every aspect of its activity and programming. ACTA helps people connect to their past and keep traditions a central part of life today and tomorrow. By supporting folk and traditional artists, ACTA supports the health, cultural continuity and diversity of California.

Captured  on Feb 24, 2012

Videos: 71 Videos Captured

Subject:   California Folk Art Folk Artists

Title: American Folklore Society

URL: http://www.afsnet.org/

Description: An association of people who study and communicate knowledge about folklore throughout the world. The web site provides content on The AFS Review, the Society's activities, and The Folklore Commons.

Captured  on Dec 09, 2011

Videos: 45 Videos Captured

Subject:   Professional Associations Folklorists Humanities Anthropology Cultural Heritage

Title: Mississippi Arts Commission

URL: http://www.arts.state.ms.us/

Description: The Mississippi Arts Commission is a government body that exists to promote arts in Mississippi through programming and administrative means. It is a grant giving body that employs government help to provide for all citizen participation in the arts as well as ties arts in Mississippi to economic growth and development. Besides the grant giving aspect of the Commission there are also the roles that the commission plays in the arts around Mississippi. These tasks include: fostering networks of local leaders and volunteers among arts of all disciplines, consult on community arts programs, and lastly provide training in managing the arts, art education planning, and community wide cultural planning.

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Subject:   Public Art Art Government Departments Art Education Poetry Writing Folk Art Music

Title: Blue Ridge Institute & Museum

URL: http://www.blueridgeinstitute.org/

Description: The Blue Ridge Institute and Museum was created by Ferrum College in the early 1970s to document, interpret, and represent the folk heritage of the Blue Ridge region. The Institute enjoys a national reputation and puts on festivals, concerts, and exhibits as well as produces publications. The Institute puts on major programming including: The Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, BRI Museum Exhibits, the Blue Ridge Farm Museum, and The Blue Ridge Heritage Archives. The audience of this institute spans all ages and backgrounds and seeks to expand its work throughout Virginia and Appalachia but still focuses on the western portion of the state.

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Subject:   Folk Festivals Archives Folk Music Historical museums Folklife Archives Folk Art Folk Museums

Title: Brooklyn Arts Council

URL: http://www.brooklynartscouncil.org/

Description: The Brooklyn Arts Council looks to utilize the benefits of the Brooklyn Community by showcasing the arts from this area of Manhattan as well as fiscally supporting them. The Brooklyn Arts Council supports the visual artists, dancers, and musicians of this community through grants and providing space for them to perform or display their art. This council is also heavily involved in encouraging arts in schools by providing Arts in Education, a program that looks to immerse teachers and students in educational arts experiences in the full range of arts disciplines.

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Subject:   Folk Art Music Visual Arts Culture Communities Dance Folk Dance Art Education Grants

Title: ChinaVine

URL: http://www.chinavine.org/

Description: The mission of ChinaVine is to educate English speakers about China’s cultural heritage. To complete this mission, ChinaVine has created an interactive website to help bring the English speaking community information about the folk art of China as well as the evolving visual, dramatic, and fiber arts of the country. Another goal of ChinaVine is to preserve the folk art of the rural parts of this country since many young people are moving to the cities of China to further their education.

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Subject:   Folk Art Education Architecture Dance Festivals Culture Religion Fiber Art Literature Drama Visual Arts

Title: Philadelphia Folklore Project

URL: http://www.folkloreproject.org/

Description: Here at the Philadelphia Folklore Project, we are committed to paying attention to the experiences and traditions of "ordinary" people. Our focus is to build critical folk cultural knowledge, sustain vital and diverse living cultural heritage in communities in our region, and create equitable processes and practices for nurturing local grassroots arts and humanities.

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Subject:   Folk Art Folklore Folk Culture Cultural Heritage Grassroots Folklife

Title: Talking Across the Lines

URL: http://www.folktalk.org/

Description: Talking Across the Lines is a folklife documentary consulting and production firm. This firm looks to tell the stories of minority groups and underrepresented groups that have not been represented in modern media. The oral histories they capture include ethnic groups from all over the southern United States as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender stories.

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Subject:   Oral Histories Interviews Folklore Folk Art Research Ethnic Groups Education Folklife

Title: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

URL: http://www.folkways.si.edu/

Description: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution and is dedicated to supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound.

Captured 4 times between Sep 30, 2011 and May 18, 2012

Videos: 311 Videos Captured

Subject:   Folklore Music Sound Recordings United States of America

Title: Goucher College Masters in Cultural Sustainability

URL: http://www.goucher.edu/graduate-programs/ma-in-cultural-sustainability/

Description: The Goucher College M.A. in Cultural Sustainability brings together knowledge from anthropology, history, folklore, ethnomusicology, communications, business and management, linguistics, and activism to teach students how to effect positive, community-driven change in the cultures they care about most-whether it be an African village, an American inner-city neighborhood, a remote tribe in Asia, or a threatened public space just down the street. The discipline of cultural sustainability can be and will be applied wherever valued ways-of-life are at risk.

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Subject:   Folklore Post-Secondary Education Anthropology Ethnomusicology Language Arts Globalization

Title: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña

URL: http://www.icp.gobierno.pr/

Description: The Institute of Puerto Rican Culture desires to research, preserve, promote, and disseminate the Puerto Rican culture in its diversity and complexity. The ICP promises to preserve and disseminate the knowledge of the lifestyles, customs, and art forms of the country of Puerto Rico. Respect for diversity and new traditions will provide for better living artifacts of Puerto Rican culture, which will be utilized to help identify the cultures of Puerto Rico.

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Subject:   Government Departments Government Archives Film Archives Archeology Art Museums Culture

Title: The Warren E. Roberts Museum of Early Indiana Life

URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~wer/

Description: This website focuses on the career of Warren E. Roberts and the folklore that was the passion of his career. The website include information not only about Roberts but folklife in Southern Indiana, information on the IU Folklore Archives, and the ability to visit the virtual museum that was Roberts' dream.

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Subject:   Indiana Folklore History Museum

Title: The International Society for Folk Narrative Research

URL: http://www.isfnr.org/

Description: The International Society for Folk Narrative Research is a scholarly and professional organization of international specialists in the areas of folk narrative, popular literature, folklore, and related fields. According to its statutes, the Society’s main goal is "to develop scholarly work in the field of folk narrative research and to stimulate contacts and the exchange of views among its members." Acknowledging developments in the field, this goal has broadened in recent years to covering all aspects of narrative as representing the pivotal category of human communication.

Captured 2 times between Mar 02, 2012 and May 18, 2012

Subject:   Professional Associations Folk Narratives Folklore

Title: Civil Rights History Project

URL: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/civilrights/

Description: On May 12, 2009, the U. S. Congress authorized a national initiative by passing The Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-19). The law directs the Library of Congress (LOC) and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) to conduct a survey of existing oral history collections with relevance to the Civil Rights Movement (CRM), and to record new interviews with people who participated in the Movement. The survey information and portions of selected interviews will be made available worldwide through the Project website. The interviews will become a permanent part of the national library and the national museum.

Captured  on Feb 24, 2012

Subject:   Civil Rights Collection Guides Oral Histories American Folklore Society

Title: Local Learning

URL: http://www.locallearningnetwork.org/

Description: Local Learning began as the National Task Force for Folk Arts in Education during a 1993 national roundtable at the National Endowment for the Arts. Today, it is a loose network of hundreds of people interested in engaging young people with their own traditional culture and with the local culture and folklore of their families, regions, and the larger world. Local Learning is an organization comprising folk cultural specialists, folk artists, and educators, who have developed Folk Arts in Education (FAIE) programs in a wide variety of educational venues.

Captured 2 times between Mar 09, 2012 and Mar 09, 2012

Subject:   Folk Art Folklore Education Folklorists Oral Histories Music Dance Cultural Conservation Traditions Popular Cutlure

Title: Long Island Traditions

URL: http://www.longislandtraditions.org/

Description: Long Island Traditions documents the culture and folk around the Long Island area. This group, in part, focuses on the local architecture that surrounds the area including bay houses, garden apartments, and farm buildings. Since Long Island has a disappearing maritime and farming culture, the Long Island Traditions is looking to preserve the traditions of this culture. Since Long Island has a wealth of diverse ethnic cultures they support major cultural activities including Irish stepdance, African American quilting, and Jewish klezmer music. By employing field interviews and oral histories, Long Island Traditions looks to preserve the cultural heritage of the people of the Island as well as break down boundaries between existing groups.

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Subject:   Oral Histories Folk Art Historic Preservation Ethnic Groups Traditions Education Folk Artists Architectural History

Title: Folklife in Louisiana

URL: http://www.louisianafolklife.org/

Description: The Louisiana Folklife Program, within the Division of the Arts, is designed to identify, document, conserve, and present the folk cultural resources of Louisiana. Folklife includes living traditions learned informally over time within ethnic, regional, occupational, and family groups.

Captured  on Feb 24, 2012

Videos: 282 Videos Captured

Subject:   Folklife Louisiana Folk Art Arts Crafts Language Music Film Oral Histories Traditions

Title: Keepers of Tradition

URL: http://www.massfolkarts.org/

Description: This web site — and a complementary exhibition that was on display at the National Heritage Museum from May 18, 2008-June 7, 2009 — draws on eight years of fieldwork by folklorists at the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This investigation took researchers into homes, dance halls, boat yards, places of worship, and festival sites — places where folk art is produced, used and valued. They found, talked with, photographed, and recorded people practicing folk art traditions, with the goal of understanding these practices from an insider's point of view.

Captured  on Mar 02, 2012

Videos: 28 Videos Captured

Subject:   Folk Art Massachusetts Celebrations Dance Music Religion Immigrants

Title: Memorial University of Newfoundland Department of Folklore

URL: http://www.mun.ca/folklore/

Description: The Memorial University of Newfoundland is the only Anglophone university in Canada to offer comprehensive folklore programs at all levels. Memorial University is also a vital part of its community - one steeped in unique lifestyles and traditions, and where the study and celebration of culture and heritage is considered crucial. This provides folklorists with rich opportunities for innovative community partnerships and learning experiences.

Captured  on Jan 20, 2012

Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Folklore Canada Ethnography Women's Studies Arts Administration Oral Histories Music Folksongs Childlore Language Popular Culture

Title: New York Folklore Society

URL: http://www.nyfolklore.org/

Description: The New York Folklore Society recognizes and celebrates the extraordinary in everyday life, bringing focus to the traditions of our state’s diverse peoples. NYFS is the leading resource for folklore and folklife by disseminating research and information throughout the state.

Captured  on Apr 06, 2012

Videos: 6 Videos Captured

Subject:   Folklife New York Folk Art Music Dance Festivals Celebrations Legends Folktales Foodways

Title: Philadelphia Folksong Society

URL: http://www.pfs.org/

Description: The Philadelphia Folksong Society is dedicated to serving the past, promoting the present and securing the future of folk music and related forms of expression through education, presentation, and participation. This organization was founded in 1957 and offers programs of presentation, engagement, and education throughout Greater Philadelphia and the nation. Many of these programs are focused on the present of folk music and the education around it. Philadelphia Folksong Society promotes and stages the following festivals of note: The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Fall Fling, Spring Thing, and Cabin Fever Festival.

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Subject:   Folk Music Folk Festivals Education Music Education Music Festivals

Title: PhilaPlace: Sharing Stories from the City of Neighborhoods

URL: http://www.philaplace.org/

Description: PhilaPlace is an interactive Web site, created by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, that connects stories to places across time in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. PhilaPlace weaves stories shared by ordinary people of all backgrounds with historical records to present an interpretive picture of the rich history, culture, and architecture of our neighborhoods, past and present. The PhilaPlace Web site uses a multimedia format – including text, pictures, audio and video clips, and podcasts – and allows visitors to map their own stories in place and time. More than a Web site, PhilaPlace includes ongoing community programs and publications, from workshops for teachers, to trolley tours, and exhibits. PhilaPlace is an engaging, meaningful way to understand more about where we live, and will serve as an enduring record of our heritage.

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Videos: 92 Videos Captured

Subject:   Philadelphia Urban History Architectural History Immigrants Cultural Conservation Folk Art Migrants

Title: Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts

URL: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html

Description: A collection of folk and mythology electronic texts, edited and translated by D. L. Ashliman at the University of Pittsburgh.

Captured  on May 18, 2012

Subject:   Folklore Mythology Folktales Fables

Title: Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum

URL: http://www.rlrlm.org/

Description: Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum is based in western Maine and focuses on the logging industry and the history they have left on this area. This museum looks to preserve the rich cultural heritage of logging in the Rangeley Lakes Region so that it can be preserved for generations to come. They also seek to educate about the contributions of logging, logging families, and the logging industry as well as instill appreciation for the natural resources of the western Main forest. The Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum looks to do this through producing classes for students, educating the public, and holding programs at their museum to instill this awareness about the logging industry that has existed in this region.

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Subject:   Logging (Forestry) Logging tools Industrial Museums Folk Art Visual Arts

Title: The University of Pennsylvania Graduate Program in Folklore and Folklife

URL: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/folklore/

Description: The Graduate Program in Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania began in 1962 under the direction of MacEdward Leach, a medievalist who taught in the English department, and whose sound recordings from Jamaica, Newfoundland, and the Southern Mountains launched the Folklore Archive. Over the next four decades nearly 250 students earned the Ph.D. in Folklore from Penn. In 1999, the Department of Folklore and Folklife was restructured as a Graduate Program and a Center for Folklore and Ethnography (open 1999-2008).

Captured  on Mar 30, 2012

Videos: 6 Videos Captured

Subject:   Folklore Folklife Post-Secondary Education Music Performance Folk Art Cultural Studies Popular Culture Film Religion Urban Folklore Anthropology Oral Histories

Title: North Dakota Council for the Arts

URL: http://www.state.nd.us/arts/

Description: The North Dakota Council for the Arts looks to preserve, promote, and perpetuate the art of North Dakota. This council intends to promote these endeavors by deepening citizens’ art and cultural engagement as well as enable community grass-roots projects focusing on art as a reflection of North Dakota culture. North Dakota Council on the Arts also looks to expand education in the K-12 sector and give citizens a greater understanding of art by encouraging artists’ creative expression and recognize artists as an essential educational tool in the classroom and outside of it.

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Subject:   Legislative Bodies Folklore Folk Art Public Art Proposals Teaching Education

Title: Traditional Arts Indiana

URL: http://www.traditionalartsindiana.org/

Description: Traditional Arts Indiana is dedicated to expanding public awareness of Indiana’s traditional practices and nurturing a sense of pride among Indiana’s traditional artists. TAI identifies, documents, and seeks to understand more fully the many ways in which cultural values are embedded in daily life. TAI actively documents Indiana’s traditional arts and artists through interviewing, recording, and photographing individuals and groups throughout the state about their crafts and traditions.

Captured  on Jun 01, 2012

Videos: 70 Videos Captured

Subject:   Folk Art Indiana Folk Culture Cultural Heritage Cultural Conservation Folklorists Folklife Music Crafts

Title: Peter and Doris Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore

URL: http://www.ukrfolk.ualberta.ca/

Description: The Kule Folklore Centre aspires to become the most important centre for the study of Ukrainian culture outside of Ukraine. Five strategic priorities have been identified which will be prominent in the Centre's profile: • teaching undergraduate and graduate programs • developing internet materials, including course delivery and resource banks • conducting fieldwork and maintaining a growing archive • reaching out to the community with publications and by other means • supporting researchers and students with scholarships and assistantships

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Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Folklore Cultural Studies Arts Traditions Anthropology Ethnography

Title: The University of Maine - Maine Folklife Center

URL: http://www.umaine.edu/folklife/

Description: The Maine Folklife Center, sponsored by the University of Maine, looks to promote, preserve, research, teach about, engage communities, and provide public programming in the vernacular arts and culture of Maine and the Maritime Provinces. The Folklife Center also offers a Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History that looks to preserve the oral histories of those who have lived in this area of Maine as well as artifacts of the culture that exists there. The Folklife Center also provides students at University of Maine with an opportunity to complete a minor concentration in folklore and provides them with hands on experience of research.

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Subject:   Folk Life Research Folk Festivals Preservation Post-Secondary Education Folklife Archives Oral Histories

Title: Américo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies

URL: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/culturalstudies/

Description: Drawing together students and faculty from various disciplines (Literature, Radio-Television-Film, Ethnomusicology, Theatre and Drama), APCCS provides a forum for engaging with scholarship from a variety of fields and working to synthesize them in the pursuit of distinctive research. Our starting point is ethnographic approaches to performance, representation, visual culture, aesthetics, affect, space, and publics. Our principal attention is geared towards how people perform, produce, and project cultural forms through verbal, visual, musical, kinesthetic, material, and dramatic means.

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Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Ethnography Anthropology Performance

Title: UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance

URL: http://www.wacd.ucla.edu/

Description: WACD is defined by a dynamic interdisciplinary approach that encourages intercultural literacies and repertoires, including and transcending geography, ethnicity, class, and other distinctions of identity. WACD is designed for self-motivated students who want to study the arts in global and local contexts.

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Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Arts Dance Cultural Studies

Title: Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

URL: http://www.wardmuseum.org/

Description: The Ward Museum looks to expand the world of waterfowl art and merge the ideas of art, culture, and nature. The museum is promoting these goals by exhibiting, collecting, and preserving the wildfowl art and the educational materials around them. Another object of focus for this Museum are the Ward Brothers, who started carving waterfowl and helped generate a business out of their craft.

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Subject:   Animal Art Folk Art Art Education Art Museums Museum Exhibits Wood Carvers Ducks

Title: Western Kentucky University Folk Studies Programs

URL: http://www.wku.edu/folkstudies/

Description: Western Kentucky University has one of the most successful folklore programs in the United States. Western's Programs in Folk Studies place special emphasis on public folklore and the related areas of folklore and education and historic preservation. Western's Folk Studies Masters Program graduates have an unparalleled rate of success in securing jobs in the discipline, and our graduates perform important, leading roles in public, private, corporate, and academic institutions around the nation.

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Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Preservation Public Folklore

Title: Georgia State University Heritage Preservation Program

URL: http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwher/

Description: The Georgia State University Master of Heritage Preservation Program offers compelling opportunities to pursue careers relating to the preservation, restoration, and interpretation of the physical past.

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Subject:   Post-Secondary Education Cultural Conservation Heritage Architectural History Urban History

Title: Folklore Resources @ GMU

URL: https://gmufolklorestudies.pbworks.com/

Description: Folklore Studies enable students to explore the processes of tradition that move through multiple expressive forms, such as folktales, folk beliefs, folk medicine, folk art, folksong, and literature. A discipline based on ethnographic fieldwork, studies in folklore offer a chance to work in communities and collect living traditional materials that are critical to human identity and values. Interdisciplinary by nature, folklore thrives on local particularities as well as compelling global connections.

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Subject:   Storytelling Folklore

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