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Cultural Conservation Narrative Stage: Balladry continued: Conserving American Indian Culture

Cultural conservation had been an underlying, if implicit, principle of the Festival of American Folklife since its beginning in 1967. In 1985 the Festival inaugurated a program that explicitly explored the question of cultural conservation from several points of view. The exhibit examined the kinds of contexts in which cultural conservation becomes a necessary concern; it documented efforts on the part of the keepers of tradition themselves to conserve their own culture in the face of a changing social and physical environment; and it explored the efforts of U.S. public cultural institutions to address the problem of cultural conservation. Festival visitors were invited to participate in and comment on the exhibit, the performances by keepers of these valued traditions, and the discussions of various aspects of this important topic. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. If you can identify the speakers, please do so using the format {SPEAKER NAME= "____" } if you cannot identify the speakers, please simply indicate when a different individual is speaking by inserting the "Speaker 1," "Speaker 2," etc. tags.

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Cultural Conservation Narrative Stage: Conserving American Indian Culture: Various

Cultural conservation had been an underlying, if implicit, principle of the Festival of American Folklife since its beginning in 1967. In 1985 the Festival inaugurated a program that explicitly explored the question of cultural conservation from several points of view. The exhibit examined the kinds of contexts in which cultural conservation becomes a necessary concern; it documented efforts on the part of the keepers of tradition themselves to conserve their own culture in the face of a changing social and physical environment; and it explored the efforts of U.S. public cultural institutions to address the problem of cultural conservation. Festival visitors were invited to participate in and comment on the exhibit, the performances by keepers of these valued traditions, and the discussions of various aspects of this important topic. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. If you can identify the speakers, please do so using the format {SPEAKER NAME= "____" } if you cannot identify the speakers, please simply indicate when a different individual is speaking by inserting the "Speaker 1," "Speaker 2," etc. tags.

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Cultural Conservation Narrative Stage: Cowboy continued; Mayan Indian Culture in Guatemala; Native Hawaiian Culture: Gospel

Cultural conservation had been an underlying, if implicit, principle of the Festival of American Folklife since its beginning in 1967. In 1985 the Festival inaugurated a program that explicitly explored the question of cultural conservation from several points of view. The exhibit examined the kinds of contexts in which cultural conservation becomes a necessary concern; it documented efforts on the part of the keepers of tradition themselves to conserve their own culture in the face of a changing social and physical environment; and it explored the efforts of U.S. public cultural institutions to address the problem of cultural conservation. Festival visitors were invited to participate in and comment on the exhibit, the performances by keepers of these valued traditions, and the discussions of various aspects of this important topic. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. If you can identify the speakers, please do so using the format {SPEAKER NAME= "____" } if you cannot identify the speakers, please simply indicate when a different individual is speaking by inserting the "Speaker 1," "Speaker 2," etc. tags.

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Cultural Conservation Narrative Stage: Cowboy Culture; Poems & Stories

Cultural conservation had been an underlying, if implicit, principle of the Festival of American Folklife since its beginning in 1967. In 1985 the Festival inaugurated a program that explicitly explored the question of cultural conservation from several points of view. The exhibit examined the kinds of contexts in which cultural conservation becomes a necessary concern; it documented efforts on the part of the keepers of tradition themselves to conserve their own culture in the face of a changing social and physical environment; and it explored the efforts of U.S. public cultural institutions to address the problem of cultural conservation. Festival visitors were invited to participate in and comment on the exhibit, the performances by keepers of these valued traditions, and the discussions of various aspects of this important topic. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. If you can identify the speakers, please do so using the format {SPEAKER NAME= "____" } if you cannot identify the speakers, please simply indicate when a different individual is speaking by inserting the "Speaker 1," "Speaker 2," etc. tags.

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Cultural Conservation Narrative Stage: Cowboys continued; Native American & Hawaiian Music; NEA Folk Arts Program: Kmhmu

Cultural conservation had been an underlying, if implicit, principle of the Festival of American Folklife since its beginning in 1967. In 1985 the Festival inaugurated a program that explicitly explored the question of cultural conservation from several points of view. The exhibit examined the kinds of contexts in which cultural conservation becomes a necessary concern; it documented efforts on the part of the keepers of tradition themselves to conserve their own culture in the face of a changing social and physical environment; and it explored the efforts of U.S. public cultural institutions to address the problem of cultural conservation. Festival visitors were invited to participate in and comment on the exhibit, the performances by keepers of these valued traditions, and the discussions of various aspects of this important topic. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. If you can identify the speakers, please do so using the format {SPEAKER NAME= "____" } if you cannot identify the speakers, please simply indicate when a different individual is speaking by inserting the "Speaker 1," "Speaker 2," etc. tags.

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Cultural Conservation Narrative Stage: Federal Cylinder Project; Native American: Appalachian Ballads

Cultural conservation had been an underlying, if implicit, principle of the Festival of American Folklife since its beginning in 1967. In 1985 the Festival inaugurated a program that explicitly explored the question of cultural conservation from several points of view. The exhibit examined the kinds of contexts in which cultural conservation becomes a necessary concern; it documented efforts on the part of the keepers of tradition themselves to conserve their own culture in the face of a changing social and physical environment; and it explored the efforts of U.S. public cultural institutions to address the problem of cultural conservation. Festival visitors were invited to participate in and comment on the exhibit, the performances by keepers of these valued traditions, and the discussions of various aspects of this important topic. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. If you can identify the speakers, please do so using the format {SPEAKER NAME= "____" } if you cannot identify the speakers, please simply indicate when a different individual is speaking by inserting the "Speaker 1," "Speaker 2," etc. tags.

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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Interviews- Zakem, Barakat, Abraham, Khoury and Cory, 1962 July (OT0003_02-000001)

PLEASE NOTE: MANY OF THESE RECORDINGS INCLUDE ARABIC LANGUAGE. WHEN APPROPRIATE, PLEASE TRANSCRIBE WHAT IS SPOKEN IN ARABIC. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO TRANSCRIBE IN ARABIC PLEASE DO NOT MARK THE PAGE COMPLETE, SO THAT OTHER VOLUNTEERS MAY CONTINUE WORKING ON IT. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. Would you like to play a part in Arab American History; would you like to learn more about early Arab-America immigration? Help us transcribe these valuable Arab American oral history interviews. The Faris and Yamma Naff Arab American documents the immigration and assimilation of mostly Christian Syrian-Lebanese who came to America at the turn of the twentieth century. The immigrants were predominately-small land-owning peasants and artisans from the village of Syria and Lebanon. It was in these Syrian communities created by Arab immigrants that Dr. Naff sought interviews, photographs and personal papers.

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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Interviews- Zakem, Barakat, Abraham, Khoury and Cory, 1962 July(OT0003_01-000001)

PLEASE NOTE: MANY OF THESE RECORDINGS INCLUDE ARABIC LANGUAGE. WHEN APPROPRIATE, PLEASE TRANSCRIBE WHAT IS SPOKEN IN ARABIC. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO TRANSCRIBE IN ARABIC PLEASE DO NOT MARK THE PAGE COMPLETE, SO THAT OTHER VOLUNTEERS MAY CONTINUE WORKING ON IT. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. Would you like to play a part in Arab American History; would you like to learn more about early Arab-America immigration? Help us transcribe these valuable Arab American oral history interviews. The Faris and Yamma Naff Arab American documents the immigration and assimilation of mostly Christian Syrian-Lebanese who came to America at the turn of the twentieth century. The immigrants were predominately-small land-owning peasants and artisans from the village of Syria and Lebanon. It was in these Syrian communities created by Arab immigrants that Dr. Naff sought interviews, photographs and personal papers.

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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Oral History Interviews- Nazha Haney; Thomas and Latefee Cory, 1962 July(OT0001_01-000002)

PLEASE NOTE: MANY OF THESE RECORDINGS INCLUDE ARABIC LANGUAGE. WHEN APPROPRIATE, PLEASE TRANSCRIBE WHAT IS SPOKEN IN ARABIC. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO TRANSCRIBE IN ARABIC PLEASE DO NOT MARK THE PAGE COMPLETE, SO THAT OTHER VOLUNTEERS MAY CONTINUE WORKING ON IT. Would you like to play a part in Arab American History; would you like to learn more about early Arab-America immigration? Help us transcribe these valuable Arab American oral history interviews. The Faris and Yamma Naff Arab American documents the immigration and assimilation of mostly Christian Syrian-Lebanese who came to America at the turn of the twentieth century. The immigrants were predominately-small land-owning peasants and artisans from the village of Syria and Lebanon. It was in these Syrian communities created by Arab immigrants that Dr. Naff sought interviews, photographs and personal papers.

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Peenemünde Interviews Project: Karl Heimburg 11/9/1989 (Tape 3 of 3) B

The collection consists of the oral history recordings and transcripts for the Peenemünde Interviews Project, which examined the development of the German Peenemünde complex from the early 1930s through World War II. This project constitutes one of several oral history projects conducted within the Department of Space History, NASM. The principal investigator for this project was Michael Neufeld and the following individuals were interviewed: Werner Dahm; Konrad Dannenberg; Walter Haeussermann; Karl Heimburg; Helmut Hoelzer; Fritz Mueller; Herman Oberth; Eberhard Rees (with Mrs. Rees); Gerhard Reisig; Arthur Rudolph; Bernhard Tessman (with Karl Heimburg); Georg von Tiesenhausen; and Walter Wiesman. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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