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Women Documenting the World


Women as Folklorists, Ethnomusicologists & Fieldworkers


Thursday, September 26, 2019
9:30 am -5:00 pm

Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, Library of Congress

Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at 202-707-6362 or [email protected]

9:30 Coffee
  View the webcast of the morning session Running time 2:44:40
10:00 AM Welcome: Elizabeth Peterson, Director, American Folklife Center [biography]

Orientation: Nancy Groce, Folklife Specialist, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress [biography]


Panel 1: Documentation and Archival Collections

Moderator: Catherine Hiebert Kerst, American Folklife Center (retired) [biography]

"'A Corps of Trained Workers': Schoolteachers as Ballad Collectors in Virginia, 1914-1929," Aldona Dye, University of Virginia [biography]

"Government Song Women: Margaret Valiant, Sidney Robertson and New Deal Collecting," Sheryl Kaskowitz, Independent Scholar, Berkeley, California [biography]

"Women and the American Folklife Center Archive," Ann Hoog, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress [biography]




Archive Highlights:
"Nancy Sweezy Collection,"
Jesse Hocking, American Folklife Center [biography]

"Latinas in the Archive: From Lydia Cabrera and Josefina Tarafa’s Música de los cultos Africanos en Cuba to Recent Acquisitions," Allina Migoni, American Folklife Center [biography]

12:45 Lunch
  View the webcast of the afternoon session Running time 2:46:18
2:00 Afternoon Greeting: Elizabeth Peterson and Nancy Groce
2:15 "Curating American Women's Music at the Smithsonian," Meredith Holmgren, Curator, American Women's Music, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution [biography]
2:30 Panel 2: Contemporary Documentation

Moderator: Lisa Gilman, George Mason University [biography]

"Documenting The Green Book," Candacy Taylor, Taylor Made Culture, New York, New York [biography]

"Woman among Women: Sisterhood and Ethnographic Fieldwork in Muslim Indonesia," Anne Rasmussen, The College of William & Mary [biography]


4:00 Archive Highlight: Bess Lomax, Ruby Lomax, and the Lomax Circle, Todd Harvey, American Folklife Center [biography]
4:15 Open Mic Discussion: Women Documenting the World
5:00 Reception


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