Smithsonian Institution
Talk Story
Festival Blog
Festival Radio
Smithsonian Folkways Magazine

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Links to Folklife Resources

Folklife and Traditional Culture
Archives, Databases, and Academic Programs

Alan Lomax Audio Archive
The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Archive of World Music Collection, Harvard University
Archives of African American Music and Culture, Indiana University
Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University
Archives of Traditional Music, 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
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
The Mudcat Café
Northwest Folklife, Seattle
Southern Folklife Collection, University of North Carolina
The Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research (Svenskt Visarkiv)
Texas Folklife
The Traditional Ballad Index
UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive
The Vermont Folklife Center
Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives
Western Folklife Center


American Folklore Society
Country Dance & Song Society
English Folk Dance and Song Society
Folk Alliance International
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

Educational Resources
Resources for Teachers, Students, and Fieldworkers

CARTS: Cultural Arts Resources for Teachers & Students
Discovering Our Delta: A Learning Guide for Community Research
Folklife and Fieldwork: An Introduction to Field Techniques
Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide
Teachers, Library of Congress

Music and Records
Sources of Information


BluesNet Radio
Blues World (St. Louis and New Orleans blues and jazz)
Cajun/Zydeco Music and Dance
Discogs (music database)
Fasola: Sacred Harp and Shape Note Singing
Free Music Archive
Honky Tonks, Hymns and the Blues
Lead Belly Foundation
Musical Traditions Magazine
The Old-Time Herald

Stories and Storytelling

Center for Digital Storytelling
International Storytelling Center
Jack Tales
National Storytelling Network
TED Talks on Storytelling

Grant and Funding Information

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

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