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

Folklorists partner with archives to create ‘living archives’ of folk arts documentation

Posted by: Nicole Saylor

In April, Maryland Traditions, a program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), transferred its archives to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Sustainability of folklore fieldwork collections is a pressing issue for many state folk arts agencies throughout the United States. I recently had the opportunity to talk with state folklorist Clifford Murphy about …