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Folk Heritage Collections in Crisis

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A Message from Peggy Bulger,
Director of the American Folklife Center

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In December of 2000 the American Folklife Center and the American Folklore Society convened 100 invited experts to discuss the problems of endangered folklore collections. This two-day symposium brought together not only folklorists and ethnomusicologists, but also archivists, lawyers, sound engineers, preservation specialists, and media specialists.

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Peggy BulgerPeggy Bulger, Director of the American Folklife Center.
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Our cross-disciplinary approach resulted in an educational experience for all who attended, but more importantly the symposium produced a set of action steps and resources. A real effort to address the issues facing our ethnographic audio collections from this diverse professional standpoint continues now, and is growing.

The American Folklife Center and its symposium partners, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Recording Industry Association of America, and the GRAMMY Foundation, are happy to share with you the proceedings of the first day of the symposium.

 

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