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Boy at a pie eating contest at the Grabill County Fair.
Boy at a pie eating contest at the Grabill County Fair.
Part of Indiana's Local Legacies projects.


Indiana's folk culture is well represented in the collections of the American Folklife Center. Among the Center's recordings are fiddle tunes and other folk music; oral histories and storytelling about life in Indiana at the turn of the century; the Indiana field recordings and notes by well-known folklore collector Alan Lomax; Amish and French songs; and blues music from Indianapolis.


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

Local Legacies: This project provides a "snapshot" of local culture as it was expressed in the year 2000. View Indiana'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.

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.

Publication: "Glass Painting by Plain People," Folklife Annual 88-89. [catalog record]

Field School: In the summer of 2000 an ethnographic field school was conducted in Bloomington in co-operation with Indiana University's Folklore Institute. To read more about this field school, read "Indiana Field School Explores Life 'On the Square,'" by David. A. Taylor, in Folklife Center News, Fall 2000.


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