College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Tales from the Archive: Northern Virginia Folklife Archive Goes Digital


Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:30 to 9pm.   Meese Room, Mason Hall. GMU

Hear stories from Mason’s past as we gather to celebrate the new digital Northern Virginia Folklife Archive. Students and faculty will tell stories about their folklore fieldwork, and share tales and more that they have collected through the years. Archive assistant Nichole Procopenko will show how to access the Archive. Bring your computer and explore along with her. If you have contributed to the Archive, come discover your paper online.

Learn about careers in archiving and library science from returning alums. Paul Cantwell, Supervisor, Integrated Library Systems and Services at the Dept of Justice will join us. When he was a folklore student at Mason, Paul helped Professor Margaret Yocom with the Archive.

The online Northern Virginia Folklife Archive is part of a nation-wide digitization project--the National Folklore Archive Initiative--sponsored by the American Folklore Society and the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress.

This 24 April launch at GMU is part of the 35th Anniversary celebration of the Folklore Studies Program, founded in 1977 by Prof. Yocom who retires this June. Refreshments served. Free, open to all.

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