Wednesday, July 27, 2005

July 27, 2005 Lisa Tolliver Show broadcasts live from Provo, Utah

Provo, UT - Lisa Tolliver, fellow Field School for Cultural Documentation participant Lisa Powell from Kentucky, and their instructors discussed their work on "Tradition Runs Through It: Environment and Recreation in Provo Canyon." The instructors -- Library of Congress Folklore Specialists Ilana Harlow, Guha Shankar, and David Taylor; Wilson Folklore Archives Curator and Field School Co-Director Kristi Young; and documentary photographer Rich Remsberg -- defined folklore and ethnography and urged listeners to contact local experts who could help conduct cultural documentation projects of their own. Popular examples include: creating scrapbooks, videotaping oral histories and archiving collections of papers and photographs.

The three-week 2005 Field School for Cultural Documentation is sponsored by the Library of Congress American Folklife Center and Brigham Young University ("BYU"). Participants are learning the tools and techniques of ethnography and applying them to Provo Canyon on behalf of the Utah Heritage Project. On Friday, August 5 at 7 pm, they will present their work at the "Tradition Runs Through It" exhibit opening and reception at BYU's L. Tom Perry Special Collections. The entire collection of field notes, photographs, tape recorded oral histories and material culture collected and developed during Field School 2005 will be archived at the Wilson Folklore Archives.

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"Lisa Tolliver Show"
Wednesday, August 10 at 1:30-2:00 pm, Eastern Time
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