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BYU Folklore Archive to host third annual Folklife Field School June 11-July 1

"Agrarian culture in Utah Valley" is topic, applications due June 2

Brigham Young University’s William A. Wilson Folklore Archives at the Harold B. Lee Library will host its third annual Folklife Field School from June 11- July 1, inviting those interested to learn the skills of collecting, documenting and preserving culture.

For an application and more information about the program, tuition and housing, visit sc.lib.byu.edu/events/sweatofbrow or contact Kristi Young at (801) 422-6041 or kristi_young@byu.edu. Applications are due before June 2.

With the topic, “By the Sweat of Their Brow: Changing Agrarian Culture in Utah Valley,” participants will have the opportunity to learn the essential skills of documenting cultural histories and saving them for future generations.

Skills taught during the course include interviewing, photographing subjects in their natural surroundings, recording histories and presenting documented information in conclusive reports.

The documented findings will be kept in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in the Lee Library. The Utah Heritage Project, a program preserving Utah’s culture, sponsored by BYU and the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center, will also use the research findings.

David Taylor, head of the American Folklife Center’s projects and programs, will teach several courses, along with ethnographic photographer Rich Remsberg, who will teach about photographic methods.

The field school is also looking for Utah Valley residents who have knowledge and experience about local agrarian culture to participate in recorded interviews and share what they know with the students.

For more information, contact Kristi Young at (801) 422-6041 or kristi_young@byu.edu.

Writer: Brian Rust

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