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American Folklife Center, Library of Congress - Created by Congress in 1976 "to preserve and present American Folklife," the Center incorporates the Archive of Folk Culture, established at the Library in 1928 as a repository for American Folk Music. AFC collections encompass all aspects of folklore and folklife from this country and around the world.
 
Archives of Folklore@listserv.tamu.edu - This site hosts a complete month-by-month record of all the posts made to the internet's longest-running discussion-list on folklore, from 1991 to the present.
 
Ask a Folklore Expert at UCLA - Use this web-based email form to ask a question about folklore and receive a personal reply from one of the many experts at UCLA's Department of Folklore.
 
Australian Folklore Yesterday and Today: Definitions and Practices - Discussion by John S. Ryan on folkloristics in Australia, published in the e-zine Folklore.
 
Characteristics of Folklore - An analysis of the six characteristics of folkloric texts, which apply to folksongs and folktales alike.
 
Directory of Irish and Celtic Folklore - An "A to Z of Irish Folkore," including seasonal celebrations, folktales, folk sayings, folk cures, leprechaun and fairy beliefs, and the origins of names.
 
Eastern European Folklore and Customs - Polish, Hungarian, and Croation lore and tales.
 
Ethnographic Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture - Prepared by Stephanie A. Hall.
 
Folklife Resources in the Library of Congress - Edited by Timothy Lloyd and Hillary Glatt.
 
Folklife Sourcebook - A directory of folklife resources in the United States compiled by Peter Bartis and Stephanie A. Hall.
 
Folklife Theory: Brief History - Explains how and when academic folklorists developed and promoted ideas like Romantic Nationalism, Historic-Geographic Method, Cultural Evolutionism, Cultural Relativism, Contextualism, Functionalism, Oral-Formulaic Theory,and Folklore as Communication and Performance.
 
Folklife and Fieldwork - A layman's introduction to field techniques prepared by Peter Bartis.
 
Folklore - Estonian E-zine on folklore, with a focus on the Finno-Ugric peoples.
 
Folklore - Estonian E-zine on folklore, with a focus on the Finno-Ugric peoples.
 
Folklore News - Comprehensive online journal dedicated to folklore studies from all academic disciplines.
 
Folklore and Folk Ways - A brief definition of folklore by The Tree Leaves' Folk Fellowship.
 
Folklore and Legends - Classic Greek, Celtic, and Norse myths explaining everyday and natural things such as flowers, stars, star-signs, and animals.
 
Introduction to the Study of Material Culture - Using Appalachia as a model for study, author Gary W. Barrow provides definitions and practical tips on how to collect, preserve, and interpret Material Folk Culture in either an academic or hobby setting.
 
Latin-American Folklore Resources Online - Lengthy links-page from UCLA provides access to information about folkloric Latin American festivals (Day of the Dead, Cinco de Mayo, Quinceaneras), food (burritos, salsa), games, music, religion, and folktales.
 
 

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