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Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection

Conducted by the American Folklife Center in 1977, the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project survey sought to "assess and document the status of ethnic art traditions in more than twenty ethnic communities in Chicago." Out of this survey grew a collection hosted by the Library of Congress containing over 1,000 visual artworks (photographs, prints, and drawings), manuscripts, film and video works, and audio recordings, as well as mixed material items. Visitors can begin by reading a short About this Collection section, then go on to browse Collection Items. The collection can be filtered by original format, online format (e.g. image or audio), location, subject matter, and more. Collection items originate primarily from Chicago, but there are also items from surrounding areas, such as Berwyn, Illinois. Most of the items are available in English, with a substantial number of Lithuanian, Spanish, and Korean audio recordings of interviews with survey participants also available.
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Date of Scout Publication
October 25th, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
October 14th, 2019 at 3:29pm
Date Of Record Release
October 23rd, 2019 at 2:21pm
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