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Stable Views: Stories and Voices from the Thoroughbred Racetrack

The following is a guest post by Ellen McHale, Ph.D., creator of the Occupational Folklife Project collection Stable Views: Stories and Voices from the Thoroughbred Racetrack. Explore the collection at this link! My introduction to the racetrack and its world of racing began in 1996, when I was asked by the National Museum of Racing and […]

“Taking Care: Documenting the Occupational Culture of Home Health Care Workers” Now Online

The American Folklife Center is delighted to announce that an important new oral history collection documenting the lives and careers of home health care workers throughout the state of Oregon is now available online through the Library of Congress’s website. This fieldwork project is part of American Folklife Center’s Occupational Folklife Project and the 7th […]

Everybody Works: Documenting Circus Life in Hugo, Oklahoma

Note: The following is a guest post by Tanya Finchum and Juliana Nykolaiszyn, creators of the Occupational Folklife Project collection The “Big Top” Show Goes On: An Oral History of Occupations Inside and Outside the Canvas Circus Tent.  All photos in this post are part of collection, and can be found, often at higher resoultions, by visiting […]

Circus Workers Now Online in the Occupational Folklife Project

The American Folklife Center is delighted to announce the online presentation of an important new oral history collection documenting the lives and careers of multi-generational circus workers in Hugo, Oklahoma. The ‘Big Top’ Show Goes On: An Oral History of Occupations Inside and Outside the Canvas Tent, created by librarians Tanya D. Finchum and Juliana […]