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Library of Congress. American Folklife Center

101 Independence Ave. SE; LJG49
Washington, District of Columbia 20540

Email: folklife@loc.gov

Fax: 202-707-2076

Phone: 202-707-5510

Repository URL: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/

Repository code: dlcafc

Repository description (extant): The American Folklife Center's Archive was originally founded as the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress in 1928. In 1978 it became part of the American Folklife Center and was subsequently renamed the Archive of Folk Culture. Today the Archive includes over three million photographs, manuscripts, audio recordings, and moving images. It consists of documentation of traditional culture from all around the world including the earliest field recordings made in the 1890s on wax cylinder through recordings made using digital technology. It is America's first national archive of traditional life, and one of the oldest and largest of such repositories in the world.

Repository type: Federal Repository

Collections:

Veterans history project
Miriam M. Maxwell family oral history collection
National visionary leadership project
Voices of Civil Rights Project collection
Civil Rights History Project collection
Barbara Dane collection
Songs of the life, times, and assassination of President John F. Kennedy
StoryCorps
Alan Lomax collection

 

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