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Organization name: Vermont Folklife Center

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CA-21657-89Challenge Programs: Challenge Grants for MuseumsVermont Folklife CenterChallenge Grant1/1/1988 - 7/31/1992$175,000.00JaneC.Beck   Vermont Folklife CenterMiddleburyVT05753-1425USA1989Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralChallenge Grants for MuseumsChallenge Programs01750000175000

To support the expansion of educational programming capabilities in the humanities, financial stability, and the building of an endowment.

GM-24291-90Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsVermont Folklife CenterThe Making of the Vermont Farmstead7/1/1990 - 6/30/1991$40,000.00Meg Ostrum   Vermont Folklife CenterMiddleburyVT05753-1425USA1990Rural StudiesHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs400000400000

To support planning for a traveling exhibition, publication, and interpretive programs on the history and development of Vermont's agricultural landscape.

GM-25076-94Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsVermont Folklife CenterTwo Centuries of Making and Remaking Vermont's Farmsteads1/1/1994 - 12/31/1996$140,000.00Meg Ostrum   Vermont Folklife CenterMiddleburyVT05753-1425USA1994Rural StudiesHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs1000004000010000040000

To support a traveling exhibition, publications, and interpretive programs that will examine the evolution of Vermont's farm landscape.

PA-23824-01Preservation and Access: Preservation/Access ProjectsVermont Folklife CenterCreating a Digital Archive of Materials Related to Traditional Culture in Vermont and New England5/1/2001 - 9/30/2001$20,000.00ChristinaL.Barr   Vermont Folklife CenterMiddleburyVT05753-1425USA2001Folklore and FolklifePreservation/Access ProjectsPreservation and Access200000200000

The development of a prototype digital archive of folklore material.

PA-24204-02Preservation and Access: Preservation/Access ProjectsVermont Folklife CenterCreating a Digital Archive of Materials Related to Traditional Culture in Vermont and New England7/1/2002 - 12/31/2006$160,000.00Christine Barr   Vermont Folklife CenterMiddleburyVT05753-1425USA2002Folklore and FolklifePreservation/Access ProjectsPreservation and Access16000001600000

The arrangement, description, digitization, and dissemination via the World Wide Web of audio recordings and related documentation of the history and culture of New England.

PB-274524-20Preservation and Access: Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (P&A)Vermont Folklife CenterListening in Place: Vermont Folklife Center’s COVID-19 Archival Outreach Project7/1/2020 - 6/30/2021$97,017.00Andrew Kolovos   Vermont Folklife CenterMiddleburyVT05753-1425USA2020Folklore and FolklifeCooperative Agreements and Special Projects (P&A)Preservation and Access970170970170

The retention of four employees, the creation of a new position, and the hiring of a contract worker to expand remote access to, and educational use of, digital ethnographic archives.

In March of 2020 the Vermont Folklife Center (VFC) launched the first phase of the Listening in Place project ( as a response to the isolation, anxiety and fear brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. We now request support for phase two of Listening in Place, which focuses on creating remotely-accessible resources from the VFC Archive including making multiple archival collections accessible online, creating six episodes of our VT Untapped podcast ( drawn from our archival collections, and completing updates of two archivally-grounded VFC educational publications for Vermont Schools.

PG-252823-17Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance GrantsVermont Folklife CenterVermont Folklife Center Archive Digital Collections Assessment2/1/2017 - 7/31/2018$6,000.00Andrew Kolovos   Vermont Folklife CenterMiddleburyVT05753-1425USA2016Folklore and FolklifePreservation Assistance GrantsPreservation and Access6000060000

The hiring of an audiovisual preservation consultant to conduct an assessment of 5,302 digitized audio field recordings of interviews and regional traditional music and associated still images and manuscripts from the 1940s to the present. This collection focuses on the cultural heritage and life experiences of residents of Vermont and the surrounding region. The materials were generated by staff folklorists conducting interviews and cultural documentation across the state as well as by other researchers, community scholars, documentarians, and journalists. Significant areas of study represented in the archive include farm and rural community life in Northern New England; social, economic, environmental and cultural history of distinct geographic regions such as Lake Champlain, the Northern Forest, and the Mad River Valley; ethnic cultures; and occupational traditions and labor history. One of the highlights of the archive is the Turner Family Collection, which includes an 80-hour interview with 100-year-old Daisy Turner, who recounted her family’s history as slaves during the Civil War to her time raising a family in Vermont.

Bertram Lyons of AVPreserve will assess the digital collections of the Vermont Folklife Center (VFC) Archive. The consultancy will focus on the following activities: 1) Lyons will visit VFC in Middlebury, VT and conduct an onsite assessment of the current digital storage and digital preservation practices employed by VFC; 2) Lyons will craft a report outlining ways for VFC to improve file management workflows and align our approaches with current best practices for the storage and preservation of digital cultural heritage materials. At the conclusion of the project VFC will have in hand a clearly articulated set of institutional needs in relation to our digital collections as well as an actionable plan for addressing these needs. The report produced by Lyons will be a vital tool for VFC in a planned, large scale, fund- raising initiative to ensure the preservation and accessibility of our multimedia holdings in perpetuity.