Maryland Folklife Program Records

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Coll_116 (local)
1967 - 1990 (Date created)

The collection contains the administrative and ethnographic fieldwork files pertaining to the Maryland Folklife Program of the Maryland State Arts Council from its inception in 1974 until 2000. It is organized into three archival series and includes materials in various formats. The current extent of 15.5 linear feet reflects the materials previously located at the Maryland State Arts Council’s (MSAC) Ostend Street office in Baltimore and the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) in Silver Spring.  These materials consist of ethnographic field documentation of Maryland folklife, mainly collected in advance of the Maryland Folklife Festivals (1975-1980) as well as film footage for (and final edits of) film projects on Maryland Folklife produced by MSAC with Maryland Public Television (The Folk Way, Calling Me Home). Contents include audio recordings, slides, photographs, film, print materials and administrative files. These materials are still being surveyed and processed. Additional, corresponding materials created by the Maryland Folklife Program are currently located at the Maryland State Archives (MSA) in Annapolis and should also be consulted as part of any research effort.

Creator and/or Contributor
Maryland State Arts Council (creator), Charley Camp (creator)
27 (Boxes)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Folk festivals (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Folk music (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Folklore (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Maryland, Western (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Geographic Coverage
Western Maryland (Local)
Related Entities:
Maryland State Arts Council (creator)
Charley Camp (creator)
Related Subjects:
George Carey (subject)
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