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SmithsonianFolklife Oct 9
Our contains documentation from communities around the world, but some recordings may be sensitive or sacred. Our new Shared Stewardship policy ensures that source communities share authority over those materials.
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SmithsonianFolklife Mar 10
Interested in a career in cultural heritage? We offer internships working closely with staff members of the Festival, the , and . The application deadline for summer internships is March 15. Learn more and apply:
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Smithsonian Folkways 8 Jul 15
Guitarist & songwriter Elizabeth Cotten at the 1968 , Photo by Diana Davies courtesy
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SmithsonianFolklife 30 Jan 17
Library science students, we're offering one paid summer internship in the . See Funded Internship:
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SmithsonianFolklife 28 Mar 17
Library science students, applications for paid summer internship are due Friday:
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SmithsonianFolklife 4 May 18
During the 1989 Folklife Festival, a buffalo gave birth to a healthy 120-pound calf on the National Mall. She was named Nasca Necasere or “summer calf” by the participating Mandan tribal elders.
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SmithsonianFolklife 2 Nov 16
Digitizing the : how to make a album cover
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SmithsonianFolklife Oct 23
This year, introduced audio transcription projects, which present some new challenges. Luckily, documentation in our hold some answers. Read about our process on the Smithsonian Collections Blog:
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SmithsonianFolklife Mar 5
ATTN library science students and future archivists! We are currently accepting applications for a 10-week paid summer internship in the . Learn more and apply:
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SmithsonianFolklife 18 Oct 16
Folklore scholars, we offer fellowships in DC with access to and other Smithsonian resources:
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Smithsonian Folkways 22 Jul 15
. stopped by the office and yesterday for a tour with archivist Jeff Place.
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SmithsonianFolklife 27 Oct 16
Celebrate World Day for with "Deep Cuts from Deep Gap," a Doc Watson playlist:
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Dave Walker Apr 24
Let’s talk about audio discs! From 2017-2018, the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at completed a major rehousing and condition reporting project for our archival audio discs.
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SmithsonianFolklife 14 Apr 15
digitization specialist Josh Weilepp is taking over our Instagram this week:
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SmithsonianFolklife 5 Jan 17
Today came to visit and found Doc Watson's first recording in the :
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SmithsonianFolklife Oct 27
Here’s a snapshot of some of the ~4,200 unique and rare instantaneous audio discs held in our . Conservators inspected and photographed each recording to better understand their condition and prioritize preservation.
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Smithsonian Folkways 27 Aug 15
Merle and perform at the 1967 Philadelphia Folk Festival. Photo by Diana Davies via
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SmithsonianFolklife Feb 12
The Summer Internship offers students interested in library science a paid opportunity to learn collections management best practices in arranging, describing, digitizing, and more. Learn more and apply:
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SmithsonianFolklife 13 Sep 18
What did look and sound like in 1973? Ethnomusicologist Daniel Sheehy took this footage 45 years ago, which we recently digitized in the . Read and watch more:
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Andrew Viñales Jan 28
I did this and loved it! Anyone in my network want to give this a try? I would also love to see more Black/ Afro-latinxs try it out! Last summer I got to engage with folks at the and learned so much!
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