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<Student rehearsal at Monday Night Jazz Series
Student rehersal documented for the "Monday Night Jazz Series and Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz." Part of the documentation in Connecticut's Local Legacies projects.


The collections of the American Folklife Center include a wide variety of materials from the New England region. Among its recordings are interviews with migrant workers who worked in Connecticut's tobacco fields in the 1940s and 1950s; and the Helen Hartness Flanders and Eloise Hubbard Linscott collections of the folk music of New England. There are also American Dialect Society recordings from the early 1930s.


Finding Aid: View a complete list of our Connecticut collections.

Local Legacies Collection: This project provides a "snapshot" of local culture as it was expressed in the year 2000. View a list of Connecticut's Local Legacies projects.

Veterans History Project: Browse state collections from the Veterans History Project.

Songs of America: Browse an interactive state map for selected songs from the American Folklife Center’s collections, as well as songs from the Library’s Music Division and Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

Concert Webcast

Negura Peruana: Afro Peruvian music and dance from Connecticut. Recorded at the Library of Congress, October 12, 2005. [webcast and event flyer] [catalog record]

Additional Resources

Folklife Resources: Find state folklife-related agencies, societies, archives, higher education programs, and more, in Folklife Sourcebook: A Directory of Folklife Resources in the United States.


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