folklife
noun Date: 1864 the traditions, activities, skills, and products (as handicrafts) of a particular people or group

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  • American Folklife Center — The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress was created by Congress in 1976 to preserve and present American Folklife (see Public Law 94 201 [http://www.loc.gov/folklife/public law.html] ). The Center incorporates the Archive of Folk… …   Wikipedia

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  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival — The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, launched in 1967 [ [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp dyn/content/discussion/2005/06/24/DI2005062401061.html Transcript of interview with Richard Kurin] , director of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage …   Wikipedia

  • Institute of Dialect and Folklife Studies —    This first sustained attempt to provide university level teaching of folklore in England grew out of the *English Dialect Survey, on foundations laid by Harold Orton (18981975), and benefited from the expansion in higher education occurring in …   A Dictionary of English folklore

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