ERIC Number: ED128261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
To Establish an American Folklife Foundation in the Library of Congress: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Library and Memorials of the Committee on House Administration, House of Representatives, Ninety-Third Congress, Second Session on H. R. 8770, May 9-10, 1974.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on House Administration.
This 1974 legislation, known as the "American Folklife Preservation Act," was supported by approximately 200 House members and more than 50 members of the Senate. American folklife is defined as the traditional customs, beliefs, dances, songs, art, crafts, and other expressions common to a group of people within the United States. The bill proposed that the center be directed by a board of 12 trustees which would include four members appointed by the President and eight members appointed by the Librarian of Congress. The subcommittee hearings reflect the opinions of 18 representatives of Congress, numerous librarians, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, folklorists, artists, musicians, and students. Also submitted for the record were six letters supporting the bill. The statements generally endorsed increasing the support of American folklife and promoted the establishment of the folklife foundation in particular. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: American Culture, Anthropology, Archives, Books, Cultural Centers, Culture, Ethnology, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Folk Culture, Government Role, Information Sources, Library Acquisition, Library Collections, Library Material Selection, Library Role, National Libraries
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on House Administration.