American Folklife Center Announces 2016 Archie Green Fellowships
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
The American Folklife Center is pleased to announce it will award several fellowships of up to $35,000 each for the period July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017, to support new, original, independent field research into the culture and traditions of contemporary American workers and/or occupational groups found within the United States.
The Archie Green Fellowships have been established to honor the memory of Archie Green (1917-2009), a pioneering folklorist who championed the establishment of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. As a scholar, Green documented and analyzed the culture and traditions of American workers and encouraged others to do the same.
The Archie Green Fellowships are intended to support new research in this area, and to generate significant digital archival collections (audio recordings, photographs, videos, and fieldnotes), which will be preserved in the American Folklife Center archive and made available to researchers and the public.
The deadline for 2016 Archie Green Fellowship applications is March 15, 2016.
Information about AFC’s Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award and The Henry Reed Fund Award, which this year will share the March 15 deadline, will be released shortly.