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From grand-daddy down. Southern Pines, N.C. North Carolina Southern Pines, ca. 1914. Photograph.

Library of Congress Presentations for Kenton County Public Library Patrons

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

Dr. Todd Harvey and Karen Walfall, staff from the Library's American Folklife Center and Local History and Genealogy division presented on Library collections and research methodologies to patrons for Kenton County Public Library, CCDI's inaugural Libraries, Archives, and Museums recipient.

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 woman records a young man speaking as they sit together at a table

Grant Application Period Extended: CCDI Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, Museums Opportunities

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative team has extended the application deadline for its Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, Museums opportunities. The Library intends to award up to three Libraries, Archives, Museums grants and up to three Higher Education grants. We will award up to $50,000 for each grant and will support projects of up to …

A woman records a young man speaking as they sit together at a table

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative: Introducing Erika Gault

Posted by: Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal

We are pleased to announce that Erika Gault has joined the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) as a program specialist. We interviewed Erika about her role in CCDI, her experience in digital ethnography and Black Cultural Studies, and the opportunities she sees with digital initiatives at the Library.  CCDI is supported by a generous grant …