The filmwork of Alan Lomax is a resource for students, researchers, filmmakers, and fans of America's traditional music and folkways. Shot throughout the American South and Southwest over the course of seven years (1978–1985) in preparation for a PBS series, "American Patchwork," which aired in 1991, these videos consist of performances, interviews, and folkloric scenes culled from 400 hours of raw footage, many of which have never been seen publicly. The project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
This PlaceStories map is dedicated to the online clips from Lomax's material, located on the Association for Cultural Equity's YouTube channel. For more information, explore the work of ACE here.
This map project was created by Rachel Beth Rudi of Art of the Rural, through the generous support of the National Rural Assembly, as well as through as a Rural Digital Advocacy Grant, an opportunity provided by the Rural Policy Action Partnership with funding from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
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