ERIC Number: ED383634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Folklife Resources in the Library of Congress. Revised Edition.
Lloyd, Timothy; Glatt, Hillary
This booklet, a revised and updated edition of the 1981 Cutting-Baker original work, "Folklife and the Library of Congress: A Survey of Resources", introduces the Library of Congress from the perspective of folklife resources. It also points out some of the relevant materials in various divisions and suggests routes of access to those materials. By familiarizing folklorists and others with the quantity, quality, and diversity of folklife resources in the Library of Congress, this guide is intended to encourage more productive and creative folklife research within the Library. The Library of Congress is one of the great learning resources of the world, with collections unparalleled in size and scope. The volume includes the following: (1) "Preface"; (2) "Using the Library of Congress"; (3) "American Folklife Center"; (4) "Area Studies Divisions" (African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic); (5) "Children's Literature Center"; (6) "Copyright Office"; (7) "Geography and Map Division"; (8) "Humanities and Social Sciences Division"; (9) "Law Library"; (10) "Local History and Genealogy Reading Room"; (11) "Manuscript Division"; (12) "Microform Reading Room"; (13) "Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division"; (14) "Music Division"; (15) "Prints and Photographs Division"; (16) "Rare Book and Special Collections Division"; (17) "Science and Technology Division"; (18) "Serial and Government Publications Division"; and (19) "Other Library Offices." (EH)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Archives, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Cultural Maintenance, Culture, Folk Culture, Heritage Education, Libraries, Material Culture, Primary Sources, Reference Materials, Research Tools, Resource Centers, Resource Materials, Resources
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540-8100.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. American Folklife Center.