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Summary

The Board of Regents voted to change the name of the Festival of American Folklife to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The Folklife and Folkways Archives and Collection of the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies was also renamed; it is now the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections.

Subject

  • Board of Regents
  • Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
  • Folklife and Folkways Archives and Collections
  • Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
  • Festival of American Folklife
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Reference File, "The Torch," March 1998, p. 2.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

January 25, 1998

Topic

  • Folk festivals
  • Name Changes
  • Archives

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