As noted in a recent post on this blog, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will be launching a Community Collections Fellowship program under the Library’s “Of the People” initiative funded with support from the Mellon Foundation. This program will enable people to conduct fieldwork documenting the cultural activities and experiences that […]
The Mellon Foundation will sponsor an online event, “Storytelling for Justice: How Libraries and Archives Hold History to Account,” on February 10. The event is a panel discussion including Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded initiative, Of the People: Widening the Path, supports the Library’s Internship and Fellowship Programs (IFP) division in its efforts to expand paid internships across the Library. IFP coordinates a portfolio of over 80 programs offering a wide range of experiential learning and career development placements that advance the academic and […]
You may have seen the news about the Library’s exciting new program Of the People, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which will allow us to do more to connect our collections, staff, and services to the experiences of underserved Americans. I’m excited to share more details about the portion that my team, the […]
The American Folklife Center is excited to be involved with “Of the People: Widening the Path,” an initiative at the Library of Congress funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. A general overview announcing the initiative is here, and in this post we’ll provide background and details about the Community Collections Fellowship program that the […]
The Library today announced a new, multiyear initiative to connect more deeply with Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and other minority communities by expanding its collections, using technology to enable storytelling and offering more internship and fellowship opportunities, supported by a $15 million investment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.