ERIC Number: ED316376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Preserving Traditional Arts: A Toolkit for Native American Communities.
The surest way to preserve a traditional art form is to continue its practice. However, it is also possible for Indian and other Native American people to use modern documentation tools to safeguard the survival of their cultural traditions for the future. This book presents a selection of professional documentation techniques that are especially practical, effective, and adaptable for community use. Chapters examine organizing a cultural preservation project; locating resources; preparing a proposal; using the still camera, tape recording equipment, and video tools; preserving tapes; and preserving traditional art collections. It is emphasized that it does not necessarily take a large sum of money to make a good cultural preservation project. Above all, people--and especially community involvement and support--make a project work. This book provides general information about organization and personnel as well as technical information about tools and methods. Sample forms, proposals, registration forms, timetables, and budgets; checklists; detailed instructions for using cameras and tape recorders; and suggestions for collecting and maintaining artifacts and keeping collection records are provided and are accompanied by many drawings, diagrams, and photographs. This book contains 119 references. (DHP)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Art Products, Audiotape Recordings, Community Programs, Cultural Education, Cultural Images, Documentation, Preservation, Program Design, Program Development, Tape Recordings, Videotape Recordings
American Indian Studies Center, University of California, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024 ($20.00).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. American Indian Studies Center.