Portals & Websites

The American Folklife Center. Library of Congress. Describes the Center's collections of photographs, manuscripts, audio recordings, moving images, and other materials in its archive.

American Folklore Society  Membership organization ". . . for people who study and communicate knowledge about folklore throughout the world." The Society publishes the Journal of American Folklore. Site offers a Folklore Wiki, Forums, career center, and more.  

Alan Lomax Collection. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress."Contains manuscripts, sound recordings, graphic images, and moving images of ethnographic material created and collected by Alan Lomax and others in their work documenting song, music, dance, and body movement from many cultures,"

The Archive of Folksong: A Bibliography. Compiled by Joseph C. Hickerson. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. 1978. Online.

City Lore (New York City) "Founded in 1986, City Lore’s mission is to foster New York City – and America’s – living cultural heritage through education and public programs.  We document, present, and advocate for New York City’s grassroots cultures to ensure their living legacy in stories and histories, places and traditions."

Ethnographic Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture: a Contributor's Guide. Stephanie A. Hall. Library of Congress, 1995.

Ethnographic Thesaurus American Folklore Society.

FF Communications Series  (232 monographs held by OSUL).  Folklore Fellows "is an international network of folklorists, which promotes scientific contacts between researchers, publication work and research training."

Folk Ohio "represents the holdings of the OSU Center for Folklore Studies Archives . . . and contains a number of different ethnographic fieldwork projects, some of which have been digitized from slides, photographs, tapes, and other media dating to the 1970s. Many of the projects deal with traditional culture found in Ohio."

Folklore Sourcebook: a Directory of Folklife Resources in the United States. Peter Bartis and Stephanie A. Hall. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1997. Online.

Folklore Listservs Center for Folklore Studies, Ohio State University.  Provides links to important listserv communities on the Internet, including Publore, H-Folk, and more.

Folklore Fellows  "is an international network of folklorists, which promotes scientific contacts between researchers, publication work and research training." This site offers the Complete Catalogue of the Folklore Fellows' Communications (Folklore Forum)

The Fund for Folk Culture "is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the dynamic practice and conservation of folk and traditional arts and culture throughout the United States."

Kentucky Folklife Program  Describes manuscript collections and the Kentucky Museum Archive Collection.

Louisiana Voices Folklife in Education Project  Mission: "Provides educators with tools for teaching Louisiana folklife -- including extensive teaching materials, training, research strategies, student activities, concepts, and content."

National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA)  " . . . nonprofit founded in 1933, dedicated to the presentation and documentation of folk and traditional arts in the United States."

National Endowment for the Arts, National Heritage Fellowships  The site features audio, video, profiles of award recipients, and information about the NEA's support of the folk and traditional arts and the National Folk Festival Association.

Open Folklore developed by the American Folklore Society and the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries– aims to be a open resource for digital publications, educational materials, and scholarship in folklore. Includes: AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus.

Publore sponsored by the American Folklore Society, Publore offers resources, a wiki and a listserv for Folklorists.