Address
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20540-4610
phone: 202-707-5510
fax: 202-707-2036
e-mail: folklife@loc.gov
web: www.loc.gov/folklife/index.html
Hours
Library of Congress Folklife Reading Room
Monday - Friday8:30 AM - 5 PM
Closed on Federal Holidays
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Peggy Bulger, Director
phone: 202-707-1745
e-mail: mbul@loc.gov
David A. Taylor, Head of Reasearch and Programs
phone: 202-707-1737
e-mail: dtay@loc.gov
Michael Taft, Head, AFC Archive
phone: 202-707-1739
e-mail: mtaf@loc.gov
Stephen Winick, Writer and Editor

Description

Read more about the American Folklife Center here: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/aboutafc.html

Mission

The American Folklife Center was established by Congress to preserve and present American folklife. The full text of AFC's enabling legislation can be read here: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/public_law.html

History

A history of the AFC and its predecessor, the Archive of Folk Song, can be read here: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/AFChist/

Publications

The American Folklife Center publishes a quarterly newsletter. In the past, it has also published a variety of small books, many of which are now available in online formats.

  • Folklife Center News: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/news/index.html
  • Folklife and Fieldwork: an Introduction to Field Techniques: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/fieldwork/index.html
  • The American Folklife Center: An Illustrated Guide: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/guide/index.html