Performance Style & Culture Research at the Library of Congress

The Performance Style & Culture Research Collection, consisting of more than 200 document boxes and hundreds of computer punch cards and mainframe printouts, was shipped to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress this month. Archivist Nancy Johnson spent over two and a half years at ACE organizing and annotating the massive body of materials documenting the research on expressive style performed by Alan Lomax and his collaborators from the mid-1950s through the mid-1990s. A detailed Finding Aid accompanies the collection. This work was made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Concordia Foundation, and the Rock Foundation.

Originally posted: July 1, 2008