Inviting Nominations for the 2012 Archie Green Public Folklore Advocacy Award
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
Established in 2009 in honor of the late preeminent labor scholar and
passionate advocate for the discipline of folklore (1917-2009), the Archie
Green Award is presented by the Public Programs Section of the American
Folklore Society to individuals who have made significant contributions to the
preservation and encouragement of folk traditions in the United States while operating
professionally outside the field of public folklore.
Previous Awardees include Tom
Davenport, filmmaker and creator of Folkstreams.net; Jack Loeffler, author and
producer, for his cultural and environmental advocacy; and Patty Miller, director
of the Basque Museum and Cultural Center in Boise, Idaho
For whom is this award intended?
Living individuals who work outside the professional field of folklore
and who have advanced the general mission of public folklore either
individually or in concert with others, including professional folklorists.
- Demonstrated positive impact on the
preservation/perpetuation of tradition and/or on a specific traditional
community. (Areas of impact may include cultural preservation, presentation,
funding, advocacy, and/or community engagement.)
- Significance and quality of contribution to
advancing the field of public folklore
and strength of the nomination package, including support letters
How to Submit a Nomination
All 2012 nominations and support materials must be submitted in
electronic format using this online form. Please
follow the directions on the form for file types and specifications.
The deadline for 2012 nominations is September
Fill out the online form at the AFS Website and upload only the
requested supplemental materials, which include
- a one-page biography or resume of the individual
- documentation of the nominee's contributions,
including work samples as appropriate, and
- three (3) to five (5) letters of support that specifically
address the stated review criteria. These should be from a broad range of
people, including community members who have benefited from the nominee's work,
folklorists, and people from outside the folklore field.
The 2012 committee consists of co-chairs Pat Atkinson and Maria Carmen
Gambliel and committee members Peter Bartis and Elaine Eff. The Award
announcement will be made at the Public Programs Section meeting at the AFS
Annual Meeting and via the AFS website.
For more about Archie Green, see the American
Folklife Center's Folklife Center News: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/ArchieGreen.html