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A man playing a guitar and singing to a close crowd of a dozen or so men and women

Finding aid to Eleanor Dickinson fieldwork collection now online

Posted by: Nicole Saylor

The following is a guest post from AFC processing archivist Marcia Segal. The remarkable audio and video recordings in the Eleanor Dickinson collection (AFC 1970/001), recorded circa 1969-1980, capture a moment in time in the years before the Internet and other technological developments changed the way people communicate. The immediacy of religious services, (uninterrupted by …

A man playing a guitar and singing to a close crowd of a dozen or so men and women

Finding aid to Vida Chenoweth’s fieldwork now online

Posted by: Nicole Saylor

This is a guest post by Maya Lerman, processing archivist at the American Folklife Center. We’re pleased to announce the launch of the finding aid for the Vida Chenoweth collection, circa 1940-2000. (Find it at the link above.  The permanent handle for this resource is [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af016007]) During my first year as an archivist at the American …

A man playing a guitar and singing to a close crowd of a dozen or so men and women

Hundreds of new terms added to the Ethnographic Thesaurus

Posted by: Nicole Saylor

This is a guest post by Catherine H. Kerst, an American Folklife Center cataloger who oversees the American Folklore Society Ethnographic Thesaurus. In January 2016, a new version (2.2) of the American Folklore Society Ethnographic Thesaurus was posted to the Library of Congress’s linked data site. With this update, we added hundreds of subject terms, and …

A man playing a guitar and singing to a close crowd of a dozen or so men and women

Unpacking the collection of a ’60s New York City folk music stalwart

Posted by: Nicole Saylor

This is a guest post by Maya Lerman, processing archivist at the American Folklife Center. She will be writing occasional guest posts as she makes discoveries during the processing of the Izzy Young Collection. In November 2015 the American Folklife Center acquired Izzy Young’s collection, including its rich manuscripts, journals, scrapbooks, photographs, and recordings. Israel Goodman …