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From:   Peggy Bulger <[log in to unmask]>
To:     [log in to unmask], 
Date:   11/05/2013 06:32 AM
Subject:        Re: AFC First E-Publication
Sent by:        Archie Green Union Listserv <[log in to unmask]>

Congratulations to all!!! Especially to Todd . . . . this is a great first 
product in the new world of e-trade.  I am so pleased to see the 
partnership between AFC and ACE, MSU, and Dust-to-Digital . . . . Congrats 
to Betsy for great leadership on this.

All my best always,


On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 1:01 PM, Thompson, William <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Dear AGU Members:
I am very proud to say that the American Folklife Center's first 
e-publication, Michigan-I-O: Alan Lomax and the 1938 Library of Congress 
Folk-Song Expedition  is out!  I have attached a jpeg of the book cover 
and the Library press release about the book and the traveling exhibition 
is below.  We have been receiving terrific press.  Thanks to our 
partners--Michigan State University Museum, the Association for Cultural 
Equity and Dust to Digital. This has been an innovative partnership 
allowing the AFC and the Library to provide greater access to our 
collections and reach new audiences. It will likely be a replicable model 
for other partnerships to come.  Lastly, congratulations to the author, 
AFC's own Todd Harvey, for his excellent work.
Here is the link to the book in iTunes:
Please share with your friends!  It would make a lovely digital stocking 
stuffer or holiday gift!
Best wishes to everyone,
Betsy Peterson, Ph.D.
Director, American Folklife Center
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE 
Washington, DC 20540-4610
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September 26, 2013
Press contact: Audrey Fischer (202) 707-0022
75th Anniversary of Library’s Folklife Survey in Michigan Marked 
By New e-Book, Podcasts, Traveling Exhibition 
Book, Events Celebrate the 1938 Field Trip of Folklorist Alan Lomax
In 1938, the Library’s Archive of American Folk-Song (today the American 
Folklife Center in the Library of Congress) dispatched folklorist Alan 
Lomax to complete a folklife survey of the Great Lakes region. He returned 
almost three months later with a cache of 250 discs and 8 reels of film. 
These materials documented the diversity of ethnicity—Irish, Finnish, 
Serbian, Polish, German, Croatian, Canadian French, Hungarian, and more—in 
Michigan, as well as cultural expression among loggers and lake sailors. 
A new multimedia e-book, a series of podcasts and a traveling exhibition 
will mark the 75th anniversary of the Lomax field expedition to 
“Michigan-I-O: Alan Lomax and the 1938 Library of Congress Folk-Song 
Expedition” will be published Nov. 1 by the Library of Congress in 
cooperation with Dust to Digital, a media company specializing in early 
sound recordings. The e-book, which will be available for $9.99 from the 
iBookstore, was created by Todd Harvey, curator of the Alan Lomax 
Collection in the Library of Congress. 
This innovative e-publication celebrates a compelling narrative, 
illustrated with original items from the 1938 field trip, including audio 
and video clips, field notes and telegrams. Together, these materials 
provide fascinating insights into both the region that Lomax called “the 
most fertile source” of American folklore, and the man who would become 
the most famous 20th-century folklorist in America.
On Sept. 30, the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress will 
release the first 21 podcasts in a series featuring these recordings. 
These and subsequent additions throughout the year will be accessible at  
                Also making its debut on Sept. 30 is a traveling 
exhibition, “Michigan Folksong Legacy: Grand Discoveries from the Great 
Depression.” Produced by the Michigan State University Museum and opening 
in Central Michigan University’s Park Library in Mount Pleasant, the 
exhibition tells the story of the Library of Congress effort to document 
traditional culture throughout the United States, with a special focus on 
the 1938 field trip to Michigan. 
The exhibition will travel to five additional venues (dates to be 
announced) located in or near sites in Michigan where Lomax made 
significant field recordings: the Beaver Island Community Center, the 
Dennos Museum in Traverse City, the Rogers City Community Theater, the St. 
Ignace Public Library and Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier Upper 
Peninsula Heritage Center in Marquette. A special event, to be held in 
August 2014 at the Great Lakes Folk Festival in East Lansing, will 
celebrate the Lomax legacy.  
For more information about the 75th anniversary celebration of the Lomax 
field trip, visit the American Folklife Center’s Michigan 1938 project web 
page, at 
                Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s 
oldest federal cultural institution. The Library seeks to spark 
imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom 
by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, 
publications, programs and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich 
resources can be accessed through its website at
The American Folklife Center was created by Congress in 1976 and placed at 
the Library of Congress to “preserve and present American Folklife” 
through programs of research, documentation, archival preservation, 
reference service, live performance, exhibition, public programs and 
training. The center includes the American Folklife Center Archive of folk 
culture, which was established in 1928 and is now one of the largest 
collections of ethnographic material from the United States and around the 
world. For more information, visit
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