AFS managed four two-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create a scholarly edition of the James Madison Carpenter Collection, a groundbreaking collection of folk music, song, drama, dance, narrative, and children’s folklore documented in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland

A familiarity with several key words and phrases will help you understand the landscape of public policy around your issue and communicate effectively about the issue with legislators.  Key Legislative Terms Source: National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Appropriations Bill A

The Society completed work on a contract from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to conduct a seven-month survey of existing archival collections of oral histories of participants in the Civil Rights Movement in the US during the 1950s

Writing to your legislator can be an effective way of drawing attention to an urgent issue. E-mail is now the most efficient and inexpensive way to do this, and it eliminates the delays of traditional mail. In some cases, an in-person letter-writing

In 2020, folklorist Tim Tangherlini and his collaborators published an article on how narrative frameworks could help people distinguish between conspiracy theories and real conspiracies. Within months, his research was being written about and talked about by the BBC, Ars Technica, Axios,

Here is an example of creating additional funding for underserved audiences by the Committee on Responsive Philanthropy. Their campaign, Philanthropy’s Promise, has persuaded over 100 funders to designate at least half of their grant dollars for underserved communities. http://www.ncrp.org/philanthropys-promise This effort developed

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