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New collection showcases Tennessee folklife

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The Tennessee State Parks Folklife Project Collection website. The Tennessee State Parks Folklife Project Collection website.
NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - The Tennessee State Library and Archives is releasing a new digital collection showcasing Tennessee folklife.

The collection documents folk culture unique to Tennessee and highlights the state's significant contributions to national studies of folklife.

The project was designed to record interviews with local musicians, craftsmen and storytellers in communities around six state parks, and present annual community folk art festivals within those parks.

The recordings include material on traditional quilting, burial customs, storytelling, blacksmithing, herbal medicine, fishing, logging, farming techniques and music.

For more information about the collection, visit the secretary of state's office website at http://www.tn.gov/tsla/TeVAsites/TSPFolklife/index.htm

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