Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
CFCH.SFF.2013
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Summary
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2013
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 26-July 7, 2013
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cubic foot
approximate
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
This collection documents the planning, production, and execution of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Materials may include photographs, audio recordings, motion picture film and video recordings, notes, production drawings, contracts, memoranda, correspondence, informational materials, publications, and ephemera. Such materials were created during the Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as well as in the featured communities, before or after the Festival itself.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Arranged in 5 series.
Series 1: Program Books, Festival Publications, and Ephemera
Series 2: Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival
Series 3: One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage
Series 4: Special Events
Series 5: The Will to Adorn: African American Diversity, Style, and Identity

Historical note
Historical note
The Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998.
The 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival was produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and cosponsored by the National Park Service.
For more information, see Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

Introduction
Introduction
A remarkable celebration of the freedom of expression - sharing and seeking ideas and information - the Festival brings visitors face-to-face with hundreds of tradition bearers from around the world to explore their cultures and histories on the National Mall of the United States. The inherent give-and-take of the Festival creates relationships between people that in turn foster new understandings and new aspirations for communities large and small.
The Festival can only happen through collaboration with experts and supporters from around the world. The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage forms partnerships with people and organizations who share its commitment to cross-cultural communication and understanding. Together, they research the vital traditions of the highlighted communities, and imagine and prepare presentations for the public.
For this year’s Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival program, the Festival partnered with the Balassi Institute in Budapest, and especially its Hungarian Cultural Center in New York, to create a compelling presentation that highlighted the dynamism and diversity of traditional culture in Hungary. For the One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage program, the Smithsonian collaborated with UNESCO, the National Geographic Society’s Enduring Voices Project, and the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages to focus attention on the thousands of endangered languages in the world today and to demonstrate the important role that language documentation and revitalization play in sustaining cultural heritage and tradition. For the Will to Adorn: African American Diversity, Style, and Identity program, the Center engaged artists, organizations, researchers, and scholars from around the country, including a remarkable group of educators and youth from Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center in the Bronx, as well as Smithsonian colleagues at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, to explore the diversity of African American identity and communities through dress and adornment.
At the 2013 Festival, visitors could once again meet, talk with, and learn from the many exceptional people who are working to sustain the world’s diverse living cultures. The traditions presented and stories told at the Festival often spark new curiosity in visitors and participants alike. The public could continue to explore these through the Center's Web site. Ultimately, the hope was that the Festival would serve as a catalyst for ongoing exploration, dialogue, and learning. As a civic ritual in its 47th year, the 2013 Festival commemorated the expression of our common humanity and our cultural diversity, as part of the nation and the global community.
The 2013 Festival took place for two five-day weeks (June 26-30 and July 3-7) between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive and between 10th Street and 13th Street, south of the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of Natural History (see site plan). It featured three programs and special events including the Rinzler Concert.
The 2013 Program Book included participant lists for each program; keynote essays provided background on each of the programs; a separate brochure
[hyperlink]
provided a site plan and daily schedules.
The Festival was co-presented by the Smithsonian Institution and National Park Service and organized by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Michael Mason, Director;
Smithsonian Folklife Festival:
Olivia Cadaval, Betty Derbyshire, Sojin Kim, Daniel Sheehy, Reshma Sinanan-Hill, Barbara Strickland, Charlie Weber, Festival Interim Management Team; Cristina Díaz-Carrera, Production Manager
Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Advisory Council
Libby O'Connell, Chair, Cathy Sulzberger, Co-Chair, Mounir Bouchenaki, G. Wayne Clough (ex officio), Sandra Gibson (ex officio), Mickey Hart, Bill Ivey, Richard Kurin (ex officio), Enrique R. Lamadrid, Michael Mason (ex officio), Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, Jennifer Cover Payne, J. Scott Raecker, Ann Elizabeth Sheffer, Deborah Wong
The Festival was supported by federally appropriated funds; Smithsonian trust funds; contributions from governments, businesses, foundations, and individuals; in-kind assistance; and food, recording, and craft sales. Other support for the 2013 Festival came from Smithsonian Channel, ExxonMobil, Turkish Airlines, and AARP.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access note
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note
The Rinzler Archives is continually engaged in digitization of archival materials to facilitate preservation and ready access by users. However, given the diversity of legacy formats of the originals, some older materials may not be available. Notably, certain older audio recordings cannot be played because of deterioration of the tape stock, and the Archives has no playback equipment for EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) or multi-track audio recordings. Where listening or viewing copies are available, this is generally indicated for each item. Users are encouraged to contact Archives staff to verify that the materials of interest to them are already accessible, or to determine if they can be digitized as needed.

Forms Part Of
Forms Part Of
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival forms part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

Related Archival Materials note
Within the Rinzler Archives, related materials may be found in various collections such as the Ralph Rinzler papers and recordings, the Lily Spandorf drawings, the Diana Davies photographs, the Robert Yellin photographs, and the Curatorial Research, Programs, and Projects collection. Additional relevant materials may also be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives concerning the Division of Performing Arts (1966-1983), Folklife Program (1977-1980), Office of Folklife Programs (1980-1991), Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies (1991-1999), Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present), and collaborating Smithsonian units, as well as in the administrative papers of key figures such as the Secretary and respective deputies. Users are encouraged to consult relevant finding aids and to contact Archives staff for further information.

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Repository Contact
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
600 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, D.C.
Phone: 202-633-6440
rinzlerarchives@si.edu