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Folklife Sourcebook: A Directory of Folklife Resources in the United States


To supplement this directory, readers may wish to consult a number of other guides to general and specific topics or networks. The comprehensive and readily available Directory of Directories (listed below) provides ample content analysis and includes price and ordering information. Other directories are general resources for the folklife field. Covering a broad range of topics and organizations, they reflect the breadth of subject matter, activities, and considerations that engage folklorists and other workers in the public and academic sectors. Such directories provide data ranging from addresses and operational information for museums, federal agencies, and state organizations to listings of private foundations and funding resources. Directory sections are also frequently included in many serial publications such as Folk Alliance, Dulcimer Player News, Living Blues, and the Newsletter of the North Carolina Folklore Society.

ALA Handbook of Organization
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

American Folklore Society
Online directory available with membership.

Anthropology Resources (American Anthropological Association)

Artist Directory
Guam Council on the Arts & Humanities
P.O. Box 2950
Hagatna, GU 96932
(Follow the link to the Artist Directory page. The directory is available as a PDF)

Arts Over America: Directory of State Arts Agencies (online resource)
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Association of American University Presses-- Online Directory of Members
Association of American University Presses
71 West 23rd St.
New York, NY 10010

Bluegrass Directory -- 2009 (Print publication for purchase)
International Bluegrass Music Association
2 Music Circle South, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37203

Congressional Staff Directory (online directory)
(See web site for more information.)

Directory of Special Libraries and Information Centers
Phone: 1-800-877-4253

Directory of State Education Agencies (online resource)
Corporation for National and Community Service

Encylopedia of Associations
Phone: 1-800-877-4253

Federal information: See (online resource)

Guide to Programs in Ethnomusicology in the United States and Canada (online resource)
Society for Ethnomusicology

Historical Societies:

Museums in the USA
Virtual Museums Pages

National Endowment for the Arts: Recent Grants (online)

National Endowment for the Humanities: List of Grant Awards by Year (online)
National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities Projects (online list of projects)

National Heritage Fellowships 1982-2007 (free publication to order online)
National Endowment for the Arts

National Trust Historic Sites: Online directory and map
National Trust for Historic Preservation
(See web site for more information.)

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Center for the Study of Southern Culture
P.O. Box 1848
1111 Jackson Avenue West
University, MS 38677

National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations
Phone: 1-800-877-4253

Teller Pages (online directory of storytellers)
National Storytelling Network
132 Boone Street
Suite 5
Jonesborough, TN 37659

Native American Directory: Canada, Alaska, and the United States
National Native American Co-operative
Box 27626
Tucson, AZ 85726-7626 U.S.A.
Phone: (520) 622-4900 Indian Trade Center

Native Art Network (online Native-owned commercial site. Includes a directory of artists.)

Official Museum Directory Online (subscription database)
National Register Publishing in cooperation with the American Association for Museums

Oral History Centers and Locations from H-Oralhist (online resource)

Social Sciences pages of Intute

Source Directory of [Native American] Arts and Crafts Businesses (online directory)
Indian Arts and Crafts Board
U.S. Department of Interior
1849 C. Street, N.W.
MS 2528-MIB
Washington, DC. 20240

The Ur-List: Web Resources for Visual Anthropology (Peter Biella) (online resource)
For information on federal organizations, services, grants, guides, etc.

The World of Learning Online (International Guide to the Academic World)
Europa Publications, Ltd.
18 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3JN

Worldwide Email Directory of Anthropologists (online resource)
SUNY at Buffalo

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