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Bibliography of Current and Historic Print Publications
of the American Folklife Center

by Nancy Groce

Some of the publications below are available online (links provided), while many are out of print (as noted). Out of print publications may be found in the Folklife Reading Room. Some documents available online are in PDF format and require the free Adobe Reader External Link software.

American Folk Music and Folklore Recordings: A Selected List. Michael S. Licht, ed., 1984-86; Jeffrey Place, ed. 1987; Carl Fleischhauer and Jennifer Cutting, 1988; Jennifer Cutting, ed., 1989-1992. Library of Congress. Annual 1984-1992. (Out of print, issues available online.)

American Folklife Center. Egg Art, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1982.

Archive of Folk Culture: The National Collection of American and World Folklife. American Folklife Center, 1992. (Out of print.)

Bartis, Peter. Folklife and Fieldwork: An Introduction to Field Techniques. Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 3. Washington, D.C.: American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1979. Revised and expanded, 1990; Revised, 2002. Current issue available online.

Bartis, Peter. Preliminary Research Survey for the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project.  Washington, D.C.: American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1978. (Out of print.)

Bartis, Peter. Rhode Island Folklife Resources. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1983. (Out of print.)

Bartis, Peter. Tradición popular e investigación de campo: una introducción a las técnicas de investigación. Traducido por Cecilia Merrill. Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 3A. Washington, D.C.: Centro Americano de Tradición Popular, La Biblioteca del Congreso, 1985. Revisda. Traducción de Pampa Rótolo, 2004. (Spanish translation of Folklife and Fieldwork. Available online as a PDF [8.21M, 46 pp].

Bartis, Peter and Paddy Bowman. A Teacher's Guide to Folklife Resources for K-12 Classrooms. Washington, D.C.: American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1994. (Out of print. Replaced by the Folklife Resources for Educators online database.)

Bartis, Peter and Doris Craig. Activities of the American Folklife Center through 1980. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1981. (Out of print.)

Bartis, Peter and Doris Craig. Activities of the American Folklife Center: Services to the Nation 1976-1988. Revised and expanded. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1988.  (Out of print.)  

Bartis, Peter and Doris Craig. Activities of the American Folklife Center 1976-1992. Revised and expanded. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1993. (Out of print.)

Bartis, Peter, David S. Cohen, and Gregory Dowd, compilers. Folklife Resources in New Jersey. Washington, D.C.: American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and New Jersey Historical Commission, Dept. of State, 1985. (Out of print.)

Bartis, Peter and Mary Hufford, compilers. Maritime Folklife Resources: A Directory and Index. Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 5. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1980.  (Out of print.)      

Bartis, Peter with Mary Hufford. Arizona Folklife Survey. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1979. (Out of print.)

Bradunas, Elena. Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools in America. Compiled and edited by Brett Toppings. Studies in American Folklife, No. 4. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1988. (Out of print.)
                                   
Carter, Thomas and Carl Fleischhauer. Grouse Creek Cultural Survey: Integrating Folklife and Historic Preservation Field Research. Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 13. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1988. (Out of print.)

Check-list of Recorded Songs in the English Language in the Archive of American Folk Song to July, 1940. Alphabetical List with Geographical Index. 3 Vols. Library of Congress, Music Division, 1942. (Out of print. See the Traditional Music and Spoken Word Catalog (1933-1950) for a searchable database of AFC recordings from this era.)

Coe, Linda, compiler.  Folklife and the Federal Government: A Guide to Activities, Resources, Funds, and Services. Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 1. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1977. (Out of print.)

Conner, Paul and Jill Roberts, compilers. Pennsylvania German Fraktur and Printed Broadsides: A Guide to the Collections in the Library of Congress. Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 16. Library of Congress, 1988. (Out of print.)

Cutting-Baker, Holly and Kevin Lawlor Farley. Folklife and the Library of Congress: A Survey of Resources. Introduction by Don Yoder. Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 8.  American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1981. Revised edition: Folklife Resources in the Library of Congress, Timothy Lloyd and Hillary Glatt, eds., 1994. (Out of print.)

Eiler, Lyntha Scott, Terry Eiler, and Carl Fleischhauer, eds. Blue Ridge Harvest: A Region's Folklife in Photographs. An Essay from the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project conducted by the American Folklife Center, in cooperation with the National Park Service in August and September 1978. Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 7. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1981. (Out of print.)

Ethnic Recordings in America: A Neglected Heritage. Studies in American Folklife, No. 1. Washington, D.C.: American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1982. (Out of print.)

Ficklen, Ellen and the American Folklife Center. Watermelon. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1984. (Out of print.)

Fleischhauer, Carl, editor-producer. The Ninety-Six: A Cattle Ranch in Northern Nevada. (Two-sided videodisc, with accompanying booklet.) American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and MetaMedia Systems, ca.1986. (Out of print. Materials available online in the American Memory presentation Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-82.)

Fleischhauer, Carl and Howard W. Marshall, eds. Sketches of South Georgia Folklife.  Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 2. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1977. (Out of print.)

Folklife Annual: A Publication of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. James Hardin and Alan Jabbour, eds., 1985-89; James Hardin, ed., 1990. 5 Vols. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1985-1991. (Out of print.)

Folklife Center News. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1978-    . 

Grame, Theodore C. Ethnic Broadcasting in the United States. Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 4. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1980. (Out of print.)

Gray, Judith. "American Folklife Center." In Many Nations: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Indian and Alaska Native Peoples of the United States. Edited by Patrick Frazier. Library of Congress, 1996., pp. 276-307. (Out of print.)

Hall, Stephanie. Ethnographic Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture: A Contributor's Guide. Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 20. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress Washington 1995.

Hall, Stephanie. Folklife Sourcebook. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. Revised, expanded, and converted to a searchable database in 2010. (Previously a printed directory, now out of print. First web edition by Peter Bartis and Stephanie Hall, 1998.)

Hardin, James. "American Folklife Center." In American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women’s History and Culture in the United States. Edited by Sheridan Harvey, et al. Library of Congress, 2001., pp. 323-340.

Hardin, James. Library of Congress American Folklife Center: An Illustrated Guide. With companion CD: "Music and Spoken Word from the Archive of Folk Culture." Library of Congress, American Folklife Center, 2004.

Hufford, Mary. American Folklife: A Commonwealth of Cultures. Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 17. American Folklife Center, 1991. (Out of print. Available online.)

Hufford, Mary. One Space, Many Places: Folklife and Land Use in New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve: Report and Recommendations to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission for Cultural Conservation in the Pinelands National Reserve. Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 15. Washington, D.C.: American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1986. (Out of print.)

Inside Our Homes, Outside our Windows: Photographs of Chicago Ethnic Communities by Jonas Dovydenas for the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, August 10-September 30, 1979. Exhibit catalog in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. 1979. (Out of print.)

Kerst, Catherine Hiebert. Ethnic Folklife Dissertations from the United States and Canada, 1960 -1980: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography. Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 12. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1986.               

Lee, Dorothy Sara, et al., eds. Federal Cylinder Project: A Guide to Field Cylinder Collections in Federal Agencies: Vol. 1: Introduction and Inventory; Vol. 2: Northeastern and Southeastern Indian Catalogs; Vol. 3: Great Basin, Plateau Northwest Coast, Arctic Indian Catalog; Vol. 5: California Indian Catalog, Middle and South American Indian Catalog, Southwestern Indian Catalog; and Vol. 8: Early Anthologies. Studies in American Folklife, No. 2. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1984-90.

List of American Folksongs Currently Available on Records. Archive of American Folksong, 1953. (Out of print.)

Loomis, Ormond H. Cultural Conservation: The Protection of Cultural Heritage in the United States: A Study by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, carried out in cooperation with the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 10. Washington, D.C.: American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1983. (Out of print.)

Marshall, Howard W., with assistance from Cheryl Gorn and Marsha Maguire. American Folk Architecture: A Selected Bibliography. Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 8. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1981. (Out of print.)

Marshall, Howard W. and Richard E. Ahlborn. Buckaroos in Paradise: Cowboy Life in Northern Nevada. Originally published as Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 6. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1980 for an exhibition at the National Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution. University of Nebraska Press, 1981. (Out of print. Select the link above to view the web presentation in the online collection Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-82.)

Pinelands Folklife Project. Cranberries [PDF 3 MB, 36 pp.]. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1984.

Santino, Jack. Halloween: The Folklore and Fantasy of All Hallows. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1982. (Out of print. Available online.)

Sink, Susan. Traditional Crafts and Craftsmanship in America: A Selected Bibliography. (Reprinted with additions from Traditional Crafts in America: A Diagnostic Report.) Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 11. Produced in cooperation with the National Council for the Traditional Arts. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1983. (Out of print.)

Taylor, David A. Documenting Maritime Folklife: An Introductory Guide. Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 18. Library of Congress, American Folklife Center, 1992. (Out of print. Available online.)

Taylor, David A. and John Alexander Williams. Old Ties, New Attachments: Italian-American Folklife in the West. Studies in American Folklife, No. 5. Library of Congress, 1992. (Out of print.)      

Taylor, Lonn and Ingrid Maar, compilers. The American Cowboy. (Exhibition catalog.) Studies in American Folklife, No. 2. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1983. Reprint, New York: Harper & Row, 1983.  (Out of print.)      

Vlach, John Michael and Simon J. Bronner. Folk Art and Art Worlds. Essays drawn from the Washington Meeting on Folk Art organized by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, 1983. Originally published: Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, 1986. Utah State University Press, 1992.  (Out of print.)   

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