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A promotional graphic including photos of the 2023 CCDI Award Recipients. The five images include portrait shots of project leads from Houston Community College System, the University of New Mexico, Boone County Public Library, Guild Hall of East Hampton, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Meet the 2023 Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Award Recipients

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

Houston Community College System and The University of New Mexcio are the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative's 2023 Higher Education award recipients. Boone County Public Library, the Guild Hall of East Hampton, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania are the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative's 2023 Libraries, Archives, Museums award recipients.

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 …

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 …