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American Folklife Center Acquires the Papers of Folk Arts Pioneer Bess Lomax Hawes

Monday, June 16, 2014   (0 Comments)
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The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has announced its acquisition of a collection of manuscripts, images, and recordings documenting the life and work of the late Bess Lomax Hawes, one of the nation's pioneering advocates for government support of folk arts. Materials in the Bess Lomax Hawes Collection, selected and donated to the American Folklife Center by Bess's children, range from letters documenting her early family life and travels to papers from her time at the NEA that help to "humanize the federal government's foray into cultural heritage." To read its announcement of this acquisition, and to learn more about this new collection, visit the AFC's Folklife Today blog.

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