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About this Blog: Folklife Today

Folklife Today is a blog for people interested in folklore, folklife, and oral history. We’ll feature brief articles on folklife topics, highlighting the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress, especially the American Folklife Center and the Veterans History Project. These collections include the songs, stories, traditional arts, cultural expressions and oral histories of people from all over the country and the world. We’ll also announce AFC and VHP services to the public, such as field schools and research awards, and AFC and VHP events, such as concerts, lectures and symposia. Please join us for a fun and fascinating look at Folklife Today!



A man playing a guitar and singing to a close crowd of a dozen or so men and women
Noted folk singer Pete Seeger entertaining at the opening of the Washington labor canteen, sponsored by the United Federal Labor Canteen, Federal Workers of America, Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in attendance, February 1944 (Joseph A. Horne/Prints and Photographs Division)