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The Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife was first held in 1967. This festival brings together craftspeople, musicians, dancers, and other folk artists from every region of the United States and from many American ethnic communities. The 1987 festival was attended and documented by students of the Indiana University Folklore Institute. Students photographed and recorded (video and audio) presentations at the 1987 festival. The theme of the 1987 festival was Cultural Conservation and Languages: America's Many Voices, with the Appalachian, Chinese-American, Lao-American, and Mexican-American communities highlighted. The festival was held in Washington D.C. and in the state of Michigan.

From the description of Indiana University Folklore Institute files on the Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife 1987 1979-1995, (bulk 1986-1987). (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 746764463

The Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife was first held in 1967. This festival brings together craftspeople, musicians, dancers, and other folk artists from every region of the United States and from scores of American ethnic communities. The 1987 festival was attended and documented by students in the Indiana University Folklore Department. Students photographed and recorded (video and audio) presentations at the 1987 festival. The theme of the 1987 festival was Cultural Conservation and Languages: America's Many Voices, with the Appalachian, Chinese-American, Lao-American, and Mexican-American communities highlighted. The festival was held in Washington D.C. and in the state of Michigan.

This collection contains research about past festivals and how to participate in future festivals. The research about past festivals includes past programs, news clippings, and publications offered by the Smithsonian. Student reports comprise the bulk of this collection. The reports consist of written reports, photograph collections, and audio and visual recordings. Each report focuses on one type of presentation presented at the festival, such as a Yemini dance group or tales from Great Lakes fisherman.

From the guide to the Indiana University Folklore Institute files on the Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife 1987, bulk, 1979-1995, 1986-1987, (Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Management http://www.libraries.iub.edu/archives)

Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Folk festivals
Artisans
Folk artists
Folk musicians
Occupation
Function

Corporate Body

Active 1979

Active 1995

Americans

English

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