Please excuse cross-postings.
The American Folklore Society <http://www.afsnet.org/> invites your
participation in the National Folklore Archives Initiative
<http://www.afsnet.org/default.asp?page=NFAI> (NFAI), a project
currently underway with funding from the National Endowment for the
One of the NFAI project activities is a survey of archival folklore and
folklife collections in the United States. By identifying folklore
related holdings nationwide we hope to create a valuable resource
facilitating discovery and use by researchers and the
public. Information gathered via the survey will be incorporated in a
publicly accessible online database beginning in 2013.
If your repository or program holds archival materials documenting or
pertaining to folk culture and traditional arts, we want to hear from
you--we hope you will spend a few minutes to complete the survey.
DEADLINE: The survey will be available online until 9pm, PST on Friday,
September 7, 2012. FINE PRINT: By completing the survey, you grant
permission to the American Folklore Society to incorporate the
information you provide in its online database for this project.
For questions regarding the survey please contact Steve Green, Archivist
at the Western Folklife Center, [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, or Nicole Saylor, Head of Digital
Research and Publishing, University of Iowa Libraries,
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>. For questions
about the National Folklore Archives Initiative, please contact me at
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
On behalf of the American Folklore Society, thank you for your interest,
time and assistance in helping to create this resource.
Timothy Lloyd, PhD, Executive Director
American Folklore Society
The Ohio State University
1501 Neil Avenue
Columbus OH 43201-2602 USA
e-mail [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
The American Folklore Society, founded in 1888, is an association of
people who study folklore and communicate knowledge about
folklore throughout the world. Our more than 2,200 members
and subscribers are scholars, teachers, and libraries at colleges and
universities; professionals in arts and cultural organizations; and
community members studying and conserving folk traditions. Join us in
New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 24-27, 2012, for our 124th
annual meeting, on the theme of "The Continuity and Creativity
of Culture." For annual meeting details and membership information, or
to learn more about folklore, the Society, and the work of folklorists,
please visit our web site (www.afsnet.org <http://www.afsnet.org/>).