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Archives Month 2014

On view in the Library Rotunda, September 2 - October 31:

American Archives Month 2014

Other resources

Maryland Traditions at the Maryland State Arts Council:

Archives Month webpage on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference website (link updated 2016-12-13)

American Archives Month at the Society of American Archivists (link updated 2016-12-13)

The American Folklife Center and the Library of Congress:

Reference book display:

Botkin, Benjamin Albert. 1984. A Treasury of Southern folklore: stories, ballads, traditions, and folkways of the people of the South. New York: American Legacy Press. Library Stacks GR108 .T74 1984

Carey, George Gibson. 1970. Maryland folklore and folklife. Cambridge, Md: Tidewater Publishers. Library Stacks and Special Collections GR110 .M3 C3

Coffin, Tristram Potter, and Hennig Cohen. 1966. Folklore in America; tales, songs, superstitions, proverbs, riddles, games, folk drama and folk festivals. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday. Library Stacks GR105 .J65

Darian-Smith, Kate, and Carla Pascoe. 2013. Children, childhood and cultural heritage. Library Stacks HQ781 .C543 2013

Eff, Elaine. 2013. The painted screens of Baltimore: an urban folk art revealed. Library Stacks and Special Collections NK838 .B35 E39 2013

Etzioni, Amitai, and Jared Bloom. 2004. We are what we celebrate: understanding holidays and rituals. New York: New York University Press. Library Stacks GT3930 .W37 2004

Fairclough, G. J. 2008. The heritage reader. London: Routledge. Library Stacks CC135 .H4633 2008

Ferris, William R. 1986. Afro-American folk art and crafts. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. Library Stacks NK839.3 .A35 A35 1986

Festival of American Folklife. 1976. Family folklore. [Washington]: The Institution. Library Stacks GR105 .F28

Hamilton, Paula, and Linda Shopes. 2008. Oral history and public memories. Philadelphia, Pa: Temple University Press. Library Stacks D16.14 .O735 2008

Kalela, Jorma. 2012. Making history: the historian and uses of the past. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. Library Stacks D16 .K35 2012

Langfield, Michele, William Logan, and Mairead Nic Craith. 2010. Cultural diversity, heritage and human rights: intersections in theory and practice. London: Routledge. Library Stacks JC571 .C76 2010

Lindahl, Carl. 2004. American folktales: from the collections of the Library of Congress. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe in association with the Library of Congress. Library Stacks GR105.5 .A44 2004

Mitchell, Ralph, and Christopher J. McNamara. 2010. Cultural heritage microbiology: fundamental studies in conservation science. Washington, DC: ASM Press. Library Stacks and Special Collections QR135 .C85 2010 Folio

Moody-Turner, Shirley. 2013. Black folklore and the politics of racial representation. Library Stacks GR111 .A47 M66 2013

Vlach, John Michael. 1991. By the work of their hands: studies in Afro-American folklife. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia. Library Stacks NK839.3 .A35 V54 1991b

Whitney, Annie Weston, and Caroline Canfield Bullock. 1925. Folk-lore from Maryland. New York: American Folk-lore Society. Library Stacks GR1 .A5 v. 18

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