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UMBC Archives Month 2014

On view in the Library Rotunda, September 2 - October 31: MDTrad_AAMsignagePortrait

Celebrating American Archives Month:

Tradition, Folklife, & Scholarship

In 2013, the Special Collections department of the Albin O. Kuhn Library partnered with Maryland Traditions and the Maryland State Arts Council to transfer five archival collections relating to folklife traditions and scholarship in Maryland to UMBC. This exhibit will showcase the history of folklife scholarship and documentation in Maryland and will highlight items from the five new collections: the Maryland Folklife Program records, the Maryland Traditions records, the Dorothy Howard papers, the Ola Belle Reed collection, and the Jason Pate collection.


Lindsey Loeper
Special Collections Archivist
Phone: (410)-455-6290

Looking for previous UMBC Archives Month activities?

Other resources:

Maryland Traditions at the Maryland State Arts Council:

Archives Month webpage on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference website: Archives and Lifelong Learning

American Archives Month at the Society of American Archivists

The American Folklife Center and the Library of Congress:

Reference book display:

Botkin, Benjamin Albert. 1984. A Treasury of Southern folklore: stories, ballads, traditions, and folkways of the people of the South. New York: American Legacy Press. Library Stacks GR108 .T74 1984

Carey, George Gibson. 1970. Maryland folklore and folklife. Cambridge, Md: Tidewater Publishers. Library Stacks and Special Collections GR110 .M3 C3

Coffin, Tristram Potter, and Hennig Cohen. 1966. Folklore in America; tales, songs, superstitions, proverbs, riddles, games, folk drama and folk festivals. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday. Library Stacks GR105 .J65

Darian-Smith, Kate, and Carla Pascoe. 2013. Children, childhood and cultural heritage. Library Stacks HQ781 .C543 2013

Eff, Elaine. 2013. The painted screens of Baltimore: an urban folk art revealed. Library Stacks and Special Collections NK838 .B35 E39 2013

Etzioni, Amitai, and Jared Bloom. 2004. We are what we celebrate: understanding holidays and rituals. New York: New York University Press. Library Stacks GT3930 .W37 2004

Fairclough, G. J. 2008. The heritage reader. London: Routledge. Library Stacks CC135 .H4633 2008

Ferris, William R. 1986. Afro-American folk art and crafts. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. Library Stacks NK839.3 .A35 A35 1986

Festival of American Folklife. 1976. Family folklore. [Washington]: The Institution. Library Stacks GR105 .F28

Hamilton, Paula, and Linda Shopes. 2008. Oral history and public memories. Philadelphia, Pa: Temple University Press. Library Stacks D16.14 .O735 2008

Kalela, Jorma. 2012. Making history: the historian and uses of the past. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. Library Stacks D16 .K35 2012

Langfield, Michele, William Logan, and Mairead Nic Craith. 2010. Cultural diversity, heritage and human rights: intersections in theory and practice. London: Routledge. Library Stacks JC571 .C76 2010

Lindahl, Carl. 2004. American folktales: from the collections of the Library of Congress. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe in association with the Library of Congress. Library Stacks GR105.5 .A44 2004

Mitchell, Ralph, and Christopher J. McNamara. 2010. Cultural heritage microbiology: fundamental studies in conservation science. Washington, DC: ASM Press. Library Stacks and Special Collections QR135 .C85 2010 Folio

Moody-Turner, Shirley. 2013. Black folklore and the politics of racial representation. Library Stacks GR111 .A47 M66 2013

Vlach, John Michael. 1991. By the work of their hands: studies in Afro-American folklife. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia. Library Stacks NK839.3 .A35 V54 1991b

Whitney, Annie Weston, and Caroline Canfield Bullock. 1925. Folk-lore from Maryland. New York: American Folk-lore Society. Library Stacks GR1 .A5 v. 18

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