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AMFELLOWS  January 1998

AMFELLOWS January 1998

Subject:

New from the American Folklife Center

From:

"Judith K. Graves" <[log in to unmask]>

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American Memory Fellows <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Thu, 8 Jan 1998 16:11:08 -0500

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This is a wonderful collection.  Rev up your RealAudio plugin and enjoy!!
Judy Graves

>                        ANNOUNCING
>                VOICES FROM THE DUST BOWL:
>THE CHARLES L. TODD AND ROBERT SONKIN MIGRANT WORKER COLLECTION
>        AVAILABLE ON THE AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER WEB PAGES
>
>The American Folklife Center announces the release of its latest online
>presentation:
>
>_Voices from the Dust Bowl: The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant
>Worker Collection_, a multi-format ethnographic field collection from the
>American Folklife Center's Archive of Folk Culture, has just been made
>available through the National Digital Library Program of the Library of
>Congress (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/afctshtml/tshome.html). This
>collection documents the everyday life of residents of Farm Security
>Administration (FSA) migrant work camps in central California in 1940 and
>1941. This collection consists of audio recordings, photographs,
>manuscript materials, publications, and ephemera generated during two
>separate documentation trips undertaken by Todd and Sonkin.
>
>In addition, beginning at noon on January 8th , viewers may enjoy "Today
>in History," accessible through the Library of Congress's main homepage
>(http://lcweb.loc.gov/).  The entry uses the fiddle tune "Eighth of
>January" as represented in _Voices from the Dust Bowl_.
>
>The following materials on our website may also be of interest:
>
>_California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the '30s_, another
>ethnographic field collection from the American Folklife Center's Archive
>of Folk Culture, continues to be
>available online (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/afccchtml/cowhome.html).
>This elaborate online collection includes sound recordings, still
>photographs, drawings, and manuscripts documenting the musical traditions
>of a variety of European ethnic and English- and Spanish-speaking
>communities in California. It comprises 35 hours of folk music recorded in
>twelve languages representing 185 musicians.
>
>_Folklife Sourcebook: A Directory of Folklife Resources in the United
>States_ has been revised and expanded for 1997. Chapters include
>directories for graduate programs, public sector folklore organizations,
>archives, serial publications, and more. This edition will be available as
>an online resource only. Please send updates on information in the
>directory to Peter Bartis,
>[log in to unmask] The URL for this publication is:
>
>http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife/sourcebk.html
>
>In addition, the Folklife Center's web pages include many popular
>publications, guides to collections, information about projects to publish
>recordings from the collections on CD, and the Folkline information
>service. The URL for the Center's home page is:
>
>http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife/
>
>Posted by:
>
>American Folklife Center
>Library of Congress
>January 7, 1998
>
>This message has been posted to the following listserves and newsgroups:
>Anthropology, Folklore, Oral Tradition, Ethnomusicology, AFS Women,
>Publore, CARTS, Folk Archives, and rec.Music.folk
>
>
-------------------------------------------------------
Judith K. Graves
Instructional Technology Designer
Educational Services
National Digital Library Program
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.  20540-1320
[log in to unmask]     202/707-2562
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/

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