Cooperstown Graduate Program

local traditions documented

Approximately 1,200 of these projects include audio and video recordings collected by former students enrolled in CGPs American Folk Culture and Museum Studies programs. The bulk of the recordings were created in the field and on the road, though several were dubbed from previous sources. Local traditions were documented and explained, such as community ghost stories, jokes, bee-keeping, lobstering, quilting, cooking, and farming. Today, the ANYSF contains over 1,800 audiotapes and videotapes. Photographs, architectural drawings, slides and other supplemental materials compliment the audio-visual media.

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