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  • Data Set Title: Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives & Collections
  • Description: "The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is home to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. The Rinzler Archives houses two major collections. One collection is the Moses and Frances Asch collection, which consists of original recordings, business records, correspondence and photographic material which came to the Smithsonian with the purchase of Folkways Records in 1987. The other major archival collection in the Rinzler Archives consists of the written, audio, and visual records of projects and exhibits sponsored by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, most notably the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, formerly known as the Festival of American Folklife." [Excerpt from website]
  • Data and Document Types: papers, photographs, sound recording, video recording
  • Topics: Art, Folk Culture, Music
  • Discipline: Anthropology
  • Nature of Collection: Physical collection with the website summarizing and describing their holdings.
  • Location of Collection: Washington DC (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Notes: According to the website there is a strong focus on "American, and more specifically Euro-American, African-American, Caribbean, and Native American musical and performance traditions."

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