Warren E. Roberts papers, 1863-1999, bulk 1960-1990.
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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 Languag...
In 1953, Warren Everett Roberts became the first person to earn a PhD in Folklore not only at Indiana University, but also within the United States. As a student, Roberts served as a teaching fellow and upon earning his degree, joined the faculty of the IU Dept. of English. He held a split appointment with the Folklore Institute until 1966, when he became full-time faculty with the Institute, remaining until his 1994 retirement. From the description of Warren E. Roberts papers, 1863-...