Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
June 26-July 7, 1996
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
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.