Exploring archival collections: The American Folklife Center

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress¬†preserves records of American folklife. The Center both conducts and facilitates research on folklife and culture. Materials include songs, stories, images¬†and documents associated with ethnographic fieldwork. The Center takes care of over 6 million items dating from the 1890s to the present. Winick and Bartis (2016) point … Continue reading Exploring archival collections: The American Folklife Center

Visiting the archives

Recently I had the good fortune to visit the National Archives and Library of Congress in Washington DC. Both the National Archives and Library Congress house significant collections of archival materials. For anyone interested in examining historical records pertaining to a topic of interest, a visit to these collections is highly recommended. Where are the … Continue reading Visiting the archives

Examining the archives

This year I have been involved in a program that introduces faculty to archival collections at my institution, the University of Georgia (UGA). I have been learning about how archival collections are organized and catalogued, how to locate information that is useful for research purposes, and what to do next. I have a lot to … Continue reading Examining the archives