“Ranger Lore” Uploads Completed

That's a wrap! Full interviews with the more than 30 participants in “Ranger Lore: The Occupational Folklife of Parks” have now been uploaded to the “Ranger Lore” YouTube channel. These interviews, along with detailed interview information and verbatim transcripts, have also been deposited at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and Mammoth Cave … Continue reading “Ranger Lore” Uploads Completed

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“Ranger Lore” Videos Uploaded to YouTube Channel

As we approach the end of the academic school year, Graduate Assistant Hannah Davis is in the process of sharing more "Ranger Lore" content with the public. Visit our YouTube channel to see full-length interviews with rangers and guides at Mammoth Cave National Park. As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial in 2016, this project aims to document and … Continue reading “Ranger Lore” Videos Uploaded to YouTube Channel

“Ranger Lore” Now Accessible to Public

In 2013, Björkman and Jon Kay of Traditional Arts Indiana were awarded the Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. This fellowship is awarded each year to select projects dedicated to occupational folklore research. Björkman and Kay’s project, Ranger Lore: The Occupational Folklife of Parks, focuses on the lives … Continue reading “Ranger Lore” Now Accessible to Public

Ranger Lore: The Occupational Folklife of Parks

Over the course of the last 20 years the Kentucky Folklife Program has collaborated with both National and State Parks on various projects and presentations and beginning this summer, KFP's relationship with the parks will take a new form. Kentucky Folklife Program Director, Brent Björkman and Traditional Art Indiana Director, Jon Kay have been awarded … Continue reading Ranger Lore: The Occupational Folklife of Parks