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Open Folklore

Collected by: Indiana University Web Collections

Archived since: Sep, 2011


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: City Lore


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: New York Folklore Society


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

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