Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Culture Of, By, and for the People

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Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Smithsonian Institution, 1998 - Public folklore - 176 pages
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Why We Do the Festival

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About the author (1998)

Dr. Richard Kurin is the director of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage where he oversees the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, and other cultural heritage programs. A former Fulbright fellow with a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, he is the author of "Reflections of a Culture Broker: A View from the Smithsonian". Dr. Kurin has been awarded the Smithsonian Secretary's Gold Medal for Exceptional Service and the American Folklore Society's Botkin Prize for lifetime achievement.

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