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AFS Receives NEH Support for National Archival Project

Wednesday, May 18, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Timothy Lloyd
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The AFS has received final approval from the National Endowment for the Humanities of its proposal to undertake the first, 2011-2013 phase of the National Folklore Archives Initiative (NFAI).

Folklore archival collections—unpublished multi-format collections of materials created in the field that document traditional cultural expressions and knowledge—comprise one of our nation’s most valuable cultural resources, but scholars, public humanists, teachers, students, and community members can access information about those collections only with difficulty. The purpose of the NFAI is to make the intellectual content of these collections more widely accessible.

The NFAI, supported by funding from the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program of the NEH's Division of Preservation and Access, will plan and test a process for providing access to information about archival collections held by folklore programs at academic institutions, community-based cultural and ethnic organizations, non-profit organizations, and state government-based arts and cultural agencies in the United States.

For a more complete description of the project, please visit the NFAI page of the AFS web site.

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