Folk Culture Archives

Folk Culture Libraries, Archives and Directories

Traditional Music of Alleghany County, NC a great collection of information about traditional musicians, current and past

Online Folk Music Library an index of web links related to folk, old time, bluegrass, and blues music

Old Time All About Old Time Music

1001 Tunes Roots of American Fiddle Music, offering rare video footage and free downloads of mp3’s made from classic 78 rpm recordings.

Folk Index to recorded and print resources about folk music

Library of Congress – John & Ruby Lomax Recordings from their 1939 trip to the Southern U.S.

Library of Congress – Henry Reed Collection as recorded by Alan Jabbour in 1966-67

Traditional Music Library from the United Kingdom

Southern Appalachian Archives at Berea College including organizational records, personal papers, oral histories, and photographs that document the history and culture of the Southern Appalachian region

The Digital Library of Appalachia A comprehensive library from the collections of 28 colleges throughout Appalachia

Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music A database of recordings and more

Blue Ridge Institute at Ferrum College online exhibits of Appalachian ballads and many other facets of Virginia folklife

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University

Old Time Fiddle Tunes a collection of tunes from old recordings, festivals, jams, and workshops with standard notation, mp3s, youtube videos and midi files

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