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Links to Folklife Resources

Folklife and Traditional Culture
Archives, Databases, and Academic Programs

Alan Lomax Archive
The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Archive of World Music, Harvard University
Archives of African American Music and Culture at Indiana University
Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University
Archives of Traditional Music, Indiana University
Indiana University Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College, Chicago
City Lore (New York City)
Cross-Cultural Dance Resources
Department of Celtic and Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh
Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University
Department of Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania
The Digital Tradition Folk Song Database (The Mudcat Café)
Fife Folklore Archives, Utah State University
Harry Smith Archives
Institute of Texan Cultures, University of Texas at San Antonio
The Louisiana Folklife Center
The Maine Folklife Center, University of Maine
Michigan Traditional Arts Program
Missouri Folk Arts Program
Northwest Folklife, Seattle
Rio Grande Folklore Archive
Southern Folklife Collection Home Page, University of North Carolina
The Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research (Svenskt Visarkiv)
Texas Cultural and Arts Network - Folk Arts
Texas Folklife Resources
The Traditional Ballad Index
UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive
UCLA Folklore and Mythology Archives
Urban Legends Reference Pages
The Vermont Folklife Center
Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives
Western Folklife Center 

Organizations

American Folklore Society
Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture
Country Dance & Song Society of America
English Folk Dance and Song Society
Folk Alliance
Folklore Studies Association of Canada
International Association for the Study of Popular Music
International Ballad Commission
International Bluegrass Music Association
International Council for Traditional Music
International Society for Ethnology and Folklore
National Council for the Traditional Arts
The Society for Ethnomusicology
Storytelling Foundation International

Educational Resources
Resources for Teachers, Students, and Fieldworkers

Crossroads of the Heart: Creativity and Tradition in Mississippi
CARTS: Cultural Arts Resources for Teachers & Students
Discovering Our Delta: A Learning Guide for Community Research
Folklife and Fieldwork: A Layman's Introduction to Field Techniques
The Learning Page (Library of Congress)
Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide

Music and Records
Sources of Information

AMG Allmusic
All-Vinyl Records (for collectors)
BluesNet Page
Blues World (St. Louis and New Orleans blues and jazz)
Cajun/Zydeco Music and Dance
Cajun Zydeco Web Resources
Ebay (for collectors)
Fasola Home Page: Information resources for Sacred Harp
Honky Tonks, Hymns and the Blues
The Leadbelly Web
Music Memorabilia (for collectors)
Musical Traditions E-zine
The Old-Time Herald Online
Record Labels on the Web

Stories and Storytelling

International Storytelling Center
Jack Tales
National Storytelling Network

Grant and Funding Information

Fund for Folk Culture
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities

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