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Inviting Nominations for the 2012 Archie Green Public Folklore Advocacy Award

Thursday, May 24, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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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.

Award Criteria

  • 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 

  • Thoroughness 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 14, 2012.

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 being nominated,

  • 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


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