Of, For, and By: The American Folklife Center Community Collections Grants Program

Michelle L. Stefano (American Folklife Center)

This (brief) presentation sets the stage for session presentations and discussions, beginning with an overview of the American Folklife Center’s Community Collections Grants program, its priorities, and lessons learned. As part of the Library of Congress Of the People: Widening the Path initiative, the program supports ten individual and organizational recipients each year, from across the U.S. and territories, in documenting their community cultural activities and traditions, and preserving and making accessible resultant documentation – interviews, videos, and photographs, among other materials – in the AFC archives and on the Library website, as well as in source community repositories.

Part of V2-02 Self-representation in Cultural Documentation and Archival Preservation: Projects in the American Folklife Center’s Community Collections Grants Program, Wednesday, October 11, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm