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  • Popplestone, Ann
    ... From: Hugh Jarvis [mailto:hjarvis@buffalo.edu] Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 6:14 PM To: ANTHRO-L@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU Subject: Library of Congress
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      FW: Library of Congress Parsons Fund and Blanton Owen Fund Awards for 2001 [fwd]

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Hugh Jarvis [mailto:hjarvis@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 6:14 PM
      To: ANTHRO-L@...
      Subject: Library of Congress Parsons Fund and Blanton Owen Fund Awards
      for 2001 [fwd]


      [Forwarded by request. Details below. Hugh]

      "Stephanie A. Hall" wrote:
      >
      >                American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
      >       Announcing Parsons Fund and Blanton Owen Fund Awards for 2001
      >
      > The Parsons Fund Award
      >
      > The Parsons Fund Committee for the Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund
      > for Ethnography at the Library of Congress invites applications for awards
      > of up to one thousand eight hundred dollars (awards in previous years have
      > been between two hundred and one thousand dollars). The committee is
      > composed of the professional staff of the American Folklife Center.
      >
      > The purpose of the fund is to make the collections of primary ethnographic
      > materials housed anywhere at the Library of Congress available to the
      > needs and uses of those in the private sector. Awards may be made either
      > to individuals or to organizations in support of specific projects.
      >
      > Projects may lead to publication in media of all types, both commercial
      > and non-commercial; underwrite new works of art, music, or fiction;
      > involve academic research; contribute to the theoretical development of
      > archival science; explore practical possibilities for processing
      > ethnographic collections in the Archive of Folk Culture or elsewhere in
      > the Library of Congress; develop new means of providing reference service;
      > support student work; experiment with conservation techniques; and support
      > ethnographic field research leading to new Library acquisitions. Past
      > recipients and their research topics have included:
      >
      > 1996
      >      Julia Bishop: The James Madison Carpenter Collection
      >
      > 1997
      >      William T. Dargan: African American Lining Out Hymn Performance
      >      Lucy Long: Appalacian Plucked Dulcimer
      >
      > 1998
      >      Carl Lindahl: British- and Irish-American Folk Tales
      >      Thomas Gilcrease Museum Association: Yuchi Dance Music
      >
      > 1999
      >      Susan Lutz: Documentary film entitled Sunday Dinner: Food, Land, and
      > Free Time
      >      Yucel Demirer: Representations of Kurdish National Identity in the
      > Woodrow Wilson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
      >
      > 2000
      >      Larry Polansky: Research for the publication of work on folksong
      > transcription and notation by the ethnographer Ruth Crawford Seeger
      >      Anne Laskey and Gail Needleman: Research for educational music
      > textbooks using folksong based on the Kodaly method
      >
      > Applicants should submit a two-to-three page narrative describing their
      > proposed project and its potential products and audiences, and should
      > provide a budget and time-frame. Applications should include a resume or
      > statement of previous experience and the names, addresses, and phone
      > numbers of three references who are qualified to speak about the
      > applicant's professional work. Send applications to the Parsons Fund
      > Committee, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 101 Independence
      > Ave, SE, Washington D.C. 20540-4610, by March 1, 2001. Awards will be
      > announced in early April. For questions, call or write the chair of the
      > Parsons Fund Committee at the American Folklife Center--phone: (202)
      > 707-5510; FAX (202) 707-2076.
      >
      > The Blanton Owen Fund for Fieldwork Award
      >
      > The Blanton Owen Fund for Fieldwork at the Library of Congress was created
      > in 1999 by Ted Owen, other members of the Owen family, and friends and
      > colleagues, in honor of the late Blanton Owen. Blanton Owen was "the
      > quintessential ethnographic fieldworker," and documentation from several
      > of his projects is housed in the Archive of Folk Culture at the American
      > Folklife Center.
      >
      > The purpose of the fund is to support ethnographic field research and
      > documentation, especially but not exclusively by young researchers in the
      > United States, and to encourage the addition of the results of such
      > research and documentation to the collections of the Library of Congress.
      > Recipients of awards may be either individuals or organizations. Graduate
      > students, public folklorists, dedicated amateurs, and members of cultural
      > groups are encouraged to apply. Agencies of the federal government of the
      > United States and individuals on official duty with such agencies are not
      > eligible. Examples of the way the award might be used include, but are not
      > limited to, the rental or purchase of equipment or supplies, costs of
      > travel, and the costs of creating copies of field documentation.
      >
      > The American Folklife Center will make the first award from the Blanton
      > Owen Fund, for up to $1,000, in the spring of 2001.
      >
      > Guidelines for submitting applications are similar to those for the
      > Parsons Fund for Ethnography. Applicants should submit a two-to-three page
      > narrative describing their proposed project and its potential products and
      > audiences, and should provide a budget and time-frame. Applications should
      > include a resume or statement of previous experience and the names,
      > addresses and phone numbers of three references. Send applications to the
      > Blanton Owen Fund Committee, American Folklife Center, Library of
      > Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20540-4610, by
      > March 1, 2001. To contact the Center call (202) 707-5510; FAX (202)
      > 707-2076. The award will be announced in early April.
      >
      > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      > Stephanie A. Hall, shal@...        Library of Congress
      > American Folklife Center               101 Independence Ave, SE
      > http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife/         Washington, DC 20540-4610
      > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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