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
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.
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,