The AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER at the Library of Congress is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016 by collecting photos of folklife tradition.
To participate in the project, the public is encouraged to share photos of their own folklife traditions. Photos can be shared at Flickr with the tag “MyTradition” and a Creative Commons license. The photos will be harvested and added to the AFC’s collections.
Librarians could use this project as an opportunity to talk with classes about American folklife as part of a school-wide social studies program.
For a definition and examples of American folklife, go to http://www.loc.gov/folklife/cwc/?loclr=blogflt.
To learn more about this special project and the 40th anniversary, go to the AFC’s blog at http://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/category/afc-40th-anniversary/.