COLLECTION

National Folk and Folklife Festivals

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Identifier
FA 671 (local)
Date
1986 - 2005 (Inclusive dates)
Summary

Descriptive Inventory

2 boxes. 9 folders. 147 items. 1986-2005.

Originals, photocopies, video tapes, videocassette tapes, and cassette tapes.

SC2012.179.72

 

COLLECTION NOTE

This collection features information and documentation of the National Folk Festival held annually in various communities throughout the nation. The festivals focused on the collection include the 1993, 1994, and 1996 festivals in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as well as the 1986 and 2005 Smithsonian Folklife Festival held in Washington, DC. The National Folk Festival has been sponsored by the National Council for the Traditional Arts since 1934 and has been presented in 26 communities throughout the country. The Smithsonian Folklife Festival has been sponsored by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage since 1967 and is an international exhibition of the living cultural heritage of the nation. Information in the collection includes visits by the Kentucky Folklife Program and corresponding notes, video documentation, and schedules of past festivals.

 

SHELF LIST

BOX 1 NATIONAL Folk and Folklife Festivals 1986-2005 138 items

  • Folder 1: Inventory, 1 item
  • Folder 2: Brochures and correspondence, 1994, 21 items
  • Folder 3: 2005 Kentucky Folklife Program visit to the Smithsonian, 2005, 7 items
  • Folder 4: Slides of the 1986 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the 1993 and 1996 National Folk Festivals by Bob Gates, 1986-1996, 109 items

BOX 2 NATIONAL Folk and Folklife Festivals 1994-2005 9 items

  • Folder 1: Smithsonian Folklife Festival video tape, 2005, 1 item
  • Folder 2: National Folk Festival cassette tapes, 1994, 2 items
  • Folder 3: Smithsonian Folk Festival video tape, 1996, 1 item
  • Folder 4: Smithsonian Folk Festival videocassette tapes, 2005, 3 items
  • Folder 5: Smithsonian trip video tapes, 1996, 2 items

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD

FA NATIONAL Folk and Folklife Festivals 1986-2005

671

This collection features information and documentation of the National Folk Festival held annually in various communities throughout the nation.

2 boxes. 9 folders. 147 items. Originals, photocopies, video tapes, videocassette tapes, and cassette tapes.

 

SC2012.179.72

Creator and/or Contributor
Bob Gates (creator), Kentucky Folklife Program (creator)
Language
Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Chattanooga – Relating to (Local)
Folk festivals (Local)
National Council for the Traditional Arts – Relating to (Local)
National Folk Festival (Local)
Smithsonian Folklife Festival (Local)
Washington DC – Relating to (Local)
Related Entities:
Bob Gates (creator)
Kentucky Folklife Program (creator)