The View From the Castle: Our annual folk festival celebrates diversity; it may well have some lessons for the international arena

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, proud of the Smithsonian's successful annual folk festival, views the festival through an international perspective. Ripley relates active museum exhibits to the greater scheme of life.


Festival of American Folklife


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Smithsonian Vol. 6, no. 2 (Journal)

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


May 1975


  • Folk music
  • Art
  • Music
  • Castle View
  • Folk festivals
  • Public programs
  • Museums
  • Folk art

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