University of Texas at San Antonio
The Festival of American Folklife, now the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, was initiated in 1967 and occurs annually over the July 4th weekend on the Mall, Washington, D.C. The 1968 festival was cosponsored by the Institute of Texan Cultures and highlighted Texas culture, including arts, crafts, agriculture, music and foods.
University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine - Alma Jordan Library
Videocassette contains brief video footage and still images of the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, held at the National Mall in Washington DC
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of records created and maintained by Robert Schneider, Technical Director, 2000-2015, documenting the technical design of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and other programs. Materials include drawings, specifications, scopes of work, schedules, budgets, research, meeting materials, correspondence, and related materials.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival website as it existed on June 25, 2014 (opening day). The website provides information about the 2014 Festival and background information about each of its featured programs. It also contains historical information about the Festival and a blog with posts dating as early as June 2010. Materials are in electronic format.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of program books and event programs published in association with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The event was known as the Festival of American Folklife prior to 1998. Some materials were created by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage's predecessor units, the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, 1992-2000, and the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1992.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival website as it existed on June 23, 2015, the day before the opening of the 2015 Festival. The website provides information about the 2015 Festival and its programs. It also contains historical information about the Festival. In addition, the website contains a blog which was crawled separately on June 26, 2015. Blog posts date as early as June 2010. Materials are in electronic format.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of brochures, pamphlets, program books, event programs, and other materials published in association with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The event was known as the Festival of American Folklife prior to 1998. Some materials were created by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage's predecessor units, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, 1992-2000, and the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1992.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of a website and a blog maintained by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The primary Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage website, crawled on January 21, 2015, includes information about the Center, its research initiatives, and its archival collections. It also includes online exhibitions and electronic versions of the newsletter, "Talk Story." The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Tumblr blog, crawled February 2, 2015, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The blog launched in June 2014 and has been inactive since November 2014. Materials are in electronic format.
University of Texas at San Antonio
Festival of American Folklife collection includes correspondence, news clippings, photographs and assorted printed material
Museum of New Mexico
Collection consists of material related to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival produced by the New Mexico Heritage Center at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, and first presented in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian's 1992 Festival of American Folklife. Co-curators of the program were Jose Griego and Andrew Wiget. Collection documents folkways and livelihoods representing the several diverse cultures and traditions observed in New Mexico in the twentieth century. Includes photocopies and reproductions of files compiled by the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies: field research notes, taped interviews, and photographic contact sheets. The notes of 30 fieldwork contributors are arranged in alphabetical order by author