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VERMONT FOLKLIFE CENTER Overview
The Vermont Folklife Center, founded in 1984, is a private, non-profit organization that is headquartered in Middlebury, Vermont. Our mission is to engage and document individuals and their cultural heritage, allowing their voices to be heard. Through this process we foster respect, encourage dialog, and strengthen communities.
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I'm an anthropologist with special interest in folk song.
It took a long time for Vermont to be recognized as a place where important folklore was to be found. When the first major collection of vernacular songs from Vermont’s Atwood family was published as part of the Schirmer “American Folk-...
I began working informally with the Vermont Folklife Center in 2008 when I exhibited an documentary photography project in their Vision and Voice Documentary Workspace Gallery. I discovered that my "approach" to documentary work mirrored the "ethnographic" field research concepts that form the ...
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My interaction with the Vermont Folklife Center has been a wonderful, thought-provoking experience. Through their Fieldwork program I was able to learn the basics of field recording and conduct interviews with elders in my Vermont town. These interviews greatly enhanced work I was already doing in...
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