AFC’s 2022 Henry Reed Fund Award Supports “Missouri Fiddlin'”

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E. Anthony (Tony) Collins’ project, “Missouri Fiddlin’: A Digital Archive of Old-Time Fiddlers in Missouri,” has won the 2022 Henry Reed Fund Award given by the American Folklife Center, given to support activities directly involving folk artists, especially when their activities reflect, draw upon, or strengthen AFC collections.

Reed funds will support the revitalization of Collins’ 1970s-1980s documentation project that recorded numerous prominent regional fiddlers; the online dissemination of the project’s materials; and follow-up contemporary interviews with Gordon McCann and Howard Marshall, longstanding musicians in the Missouri Old-time community. In addition, Reed funds will facilitate the acquisition of the Missouri Fiddlin’ Collection and resulting documentation by the LOC and others, using SEO and other tools.

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