|AFS-Utah State University "Collecting Memories: Oral Histories of American Folklorists" Project|
Collecting Memories: Oral Histories of American Folklorists is a joint project of the American Folklore Society, including its Archives and Libraries and History and Folklore sections, and Utah State University's Special Collections and Archives. The project is an effort to preserve and disseminate the voices and images of American folklorists and the field of folklore studies through oral histories (memories and personal commentary), photographs and related materials (personal papers, diaries, logs, etc).
The American Folklife Center is an adviser and contributor to the project.
The individuals to be interviewed will be selected by the project partners, with input from AFS Fellows and the general AFS membership (as needed).
Protocol: The oral histories gathered will be conducted under the direction of Randy Williams (USU Special Collections & Archives), Timothy Lloyd (American Folklore Society), Guha Shankar (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress), and two AFS sections: Archives and Libraries and History and Folklore, using best practices as set forth by the American Folklore Society, the Oral History Association and USU’s Institutional Review Board. The fieldworkers (interviewers) will come from the general membership of the American Folklore Society.For more information on this project, please contact: