Research spotlight

John Fenn, Ph.D. 2004

Originally, in 1928, the Archive of American Folk-Song in the Music Division of the Library of Congress originally set out to record and preserve American folk music. Over time, its efforts progressed to include folklore, verbal arts, and oral history. The collections of the Archive became especially important to the public after World War II, during the folk music revival of the 1950s and ‘60s.

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