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A selfie photo of Isaac Rodriguez with Ralph Garcia of Houston Tejano band Avizo and drummer Joe Martinez of Big Lu y Los Muchachos standing together around a table

Community Collections Grants Recipients: Cultural Legacies of Houston’s Chicano Music Scene

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

The following is a guest post by American Folklife Center (AFC) Folklife Specialist Guha Shankar, who interviews AFC Community Collections Grant recipient Florencio “Isaac” Rodriguez about his project, “Sonidos de Houston: Documenting the City’s Chicano Music Scene.” This post is part of the Of the People blog series featuring the 2022 awardees of the American …

A graphic with photos representing each of the 2023 Community Collections Grant recipients with Library of Congress logo and orange and white design

Meet the 2023 Community Collections Grant Recipients

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

The Library of Congress American Folklife Center is pleased to announce the 2023 recipient cohort of the Community Collections Grants program. Over this year, the awardees will work to complete a range of meaningful research and documentation focused on community cultural traditions in an array of places across the country and U.S. territories. Their documentary …

Community Collections Grants Recipients: “And We are Still Here:” Stories of Resilience and Sustainability from Houma Culture Bearers in Louisiana

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

The following is a guest post by American Folklife Center (AFC) Folklife Specialist Guha Shankar, who interviews AFC Community Collections Grant recipient Professor Tammy Greer (and team) about their project, And We are Still Here: Stories of Resilience and Sustainability from Houma Culture Bearers in Louisiana. This post is part of the Of the People blog …

Community Collections Grants promotional graphic featuring Mark Boots Lupenui

Community Collections Grants Recipients: “Heirloom Songs” from Kohala, Hawai’i: Documenting a Fragile Musical Legacy

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

The following is a guest post by American Folklife Center (AFC) Folklife Specialist Guha Shankar, who interviews AFC Community Collections Grant recipient Mark “Boots” Lupenui about his project, Unearthing the Lost Songs of Kohala. This post is part of the Of the People blog series featuring the 2022 awardees of the American Folklife Center’s Community Collections Grants program. …

A photo of project team Members from left: Badar Hamdani (videographer), Phanat Xanamane (project director), Sami Haggood (assistant director), documenting the Louisiana Lao New Year Festival at Wat Thammarattanaram.

Community Collection Grants Recipients: Sabaidee Pi Mai: Documenting Lao New Year in Iberia Parish, Louisiana

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

 This is a guest post comprised of notes, observations, and an interview by Sami Haggood (Project Assistant Director) with Phanat Xanamane (Project Director) on their project, the Louisiana Lao New Year Archive, as part of the Of the People blog series featuring the 2022 awardees of the American Folklife Center’s Community Collections Grants program. The …

A bowl full of tea spices for making Coquito a Puerto Rican holiday drink

Community Collections Grants Recipients: Foodways in Chicago with Jorge Félix

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

This blog series features the 2022 recipients of the AFC’s Community Collections Grants program, highlighting their cultural documentation projects over the course of this first, grant-period year. The Community Collections Grants program is part of the Library’s Of the People: Widening the Path initiative, which seeks to create new opportunities for more Americans to engage …

Idelfonso Rodriguez with a coffee plant at Hacienda Masini

Community Collections Grants Recipients: Puerto Rican Coffee Traditions with Russell Oliver

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

This blog series features the 2022 recipients of the AFC’s Community Collections Grants program, highlighting their cultural documentation projects over the course of this first, grant-period year. The Community Collections Grants program is part of the Library’s Of the People: Widening the Path initiative, which seeks to create new opportunities for more Americans to engage …

Michaela Sukulbech weaving a lavalava on Falalop Island, Ulithi Atoll.

Community Collections Grants Recipients: Warp and Weft of the Remathau: Traditional Weaving on the Ulithi Atoll

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

This is a guest post by Nancy Groce, Senior Folklife Specialist at the American Folklife Center, as part of the Of the People blog series featuring the 2022 awardees of the Center’s multi-year Community Collections Grants program. Check out the first post in this blog series here. In spring 2022, the Habele Outer Island Education …

A promotional image for Urban Artistry featuring Junious Brickhouse dancing in a suit with hat

Community Collections Grants Recipients: An Interview with Urban Artistry’s Junious Brickhouse

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

This interview is the first in a series focused on the American Folklife Center’s Community Collections Grants program, highlighting each of the 2022 grant recipients and their projects over the course of the 2022 grant project year. The Community Collections Grants program is part of the Library’s Of the People: Widening the Path initiative, which …