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Archive: March 2018 (4 Posts)

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Caught My Ear: Robert Winslow Gordon & “Boogerman”

Posted by: John Fenn

This is a guest post by recent AFC intern, Riley Calcagno, who spent the month of January 2018 working on recordings by Robert Winslow Gordon that date back to the mid-1920s.   In the fall of 1925, Robert Winslow Gordon set up a tent in the mountains outside Asheville, North Carolina. Determined to document the …

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

Internship reflection: Josie Morgan

Posted by: John Fenn

This is a guest post by Josie Morgan, an undergraduate student at UCLA who interned at the American Folklife Center from September to December 2017. Flying from sunny Southern California to bustling Washington D.C. for the first time this past September, I began my experience at the Library of Congress with a welcome tour, a …

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

Music educators: How might you imagine using our resources?

Posted by: John Fenn

Back in December 2017, a colleague of ours here at the Library published a short piece in the Music Educator’s Journal highlighting the many video recordings of musical performances at the Library of Congress hosted on the Library’s YouTube channel. Focusing on videos documenting the American Folklife Center’s Homegrown concert series, Lee Ann Potter (Director, …

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

Paid Internships at the AFC: Summer 2018

Posted by: John Fenn

For many years, interns have assisted American Folklife Center staff in a range of tasks and projects central to supporting our mission. While rewarding in experience and skill-building, these have always been volunteer opportunities. We are excited to announce that we now offer paid internships as well! In summer 2018, the AFC at the Library …