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Keith Bear telling a story at the Library of Congress, August 16, 2006. Photo by Stephen Winick.
of Past American Folklife Center Events
Available from the following list are flyer essays, event website pages, photographs, and webcasts of presentations from past events. The materials available online will vary with each event. If an event was recorded for webcast, the webcast may not become available until six months or more after the event. In some instances part, but not all, of an event was recorded for webcast. Recordings may be available in the Folklife Reading Room for an event or parts of an event that were audio-recorded or videotaped, but not produced as a webcast. For currently scheduled events, go to the What's Happening at the American Folklife Center page.
Select this link for a list of all folklife-related event webcasts: Search the LC Webcast site on "Folklife"
Select this link to search the LC Webcast site for Veterans History Project events
Botkin Lecture Series Online Archive
Select this link for lectures produced through the Botkin Lecture Series begining with the 2004 season. Webcasts and flyers are compiled and made available at the end of the year, so the most recent lectures available will be from the previous year. Links to presentations of lectures produced by the American Folklife Center that are not part of the Botkin Lecture Series are also available from this page.
Homegrown Concert Series Online Archive
Select this link for concerts produced through the Homegrown Concert Series, including music and storytelling events, begining with the 2005 season. Two short video excerpts from a concert produced in 2002 are also available. Webcasts and flyers are compiled and made available at the end of the year, so the most recent concerts available will be from the previous year. Links to presentations of concerts produced by the American Folklife Center that are not part of the Homegrown Concert Series are also available from the Homegrown Online Archive page.
National Visionary Leadership Project Collection Showcase Running time 55:53
The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month in 2008 with its signature event — a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. [The link goes directly to the webcast of the event. Further information is available on that page.]
Northern Ireland Concerts and Lectures:
2007 events: In 2007 the Library of Congress hosted a symposium, lectures, and concerts in connection with the Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme. Select the link for more information and available webcasts.
2008 events: In 2008 the Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme continued, with events hosted by the American Folklife Center, including a concert by Tommy Sands and family, and lectures by Len Graham and Maurice Leydan. Select the link for more information and available webcasts.
Symposia and Related Events Online Archive
Select this link for past American Folklife Center symposia and related events. These will be made available when the webcasts and other digital materials have been created and compiled. In some cases parts of the event, such as evening receptions, are not recorded for webcast. The earliest symposium, presented in 2000, was only partially recorded for webcast.