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Produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts and Esri

Special thanks to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and the National Council for the Traditional Arts

Folklife Team

Project Director & Curator: Marjorie Hunt
Project Coordinator: Arlene Reiniger
Web Developers: Toby Dodds, Sandy Wang
Editor: Elisa Hough
Communications: Jake Naughton
Video Producer: Charles Weber
Photographer: Tom Pich

Esri Team

Web Developer: Lee Bock
Design: Allen Carroll
Social Media: Michelle Thomas

Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Staff

Greg Adams, Betty Belanus, Marquinta Bell, Halle Butvin, Olivia Cadaval, Josue Castilleja, Amalia Cordova, Jim Deutsch, Cristina Diaz-Carrera, Erin Dowdy, Beshou Gedamu, Meredith Holmgren, Sojin Kim, Mary Linn, Michael Mason, Mary Monseur, Sabrina Motley, Diana N’Diaye, Anne Pedersen, Cecilia Peterson, Jeff Place, Pete Reiniger, Huib Schippers, Daniel Sheehy, Ronnie Simpkins, Stephanie Smith, Claudia Telliho, Dave Walker, JB Weilepp, Jonathan Williger, Erin Younger

Folklife Interns

Isaac Allen, Becca Angstadt, Sean Baker, Kaylie Connors, Emma Cregan, Claire Denny, Sarah Donnelly, Kate Hanks, Devon Hardy, Chloe Hite, Jordan Lee, Sarah Lerner, Julia Miller, Hayley O’Brien, Hancie Stokes, Bekeh Utietiang

We are grateful to the following people and organizations for their valuable assistance:

Bobbie Athon, Elizabeth Auclair, Diana Bossa Bastidas, Jane Beck, Rubin Bendolph, Barry Bergey, John Bishop, Lora Bottinelli, Brent Bjorkman, Paddy Bowman, Joey Brackner, Norma Cantú, Jennie Chinn, Delores Churchill, Martha Cooper, Louise Cort, Amanda Dargan, C. Daniel Dawson, Linda Deafenbaugh, Kurt Dewhurst, Eduardo Díaz, Karen Duffy, Carol Edison, Paul Espinosa, Carl Fleischhauer, Roland Freeman, Troyd Geist, Henry Glassie, Tom Goldfogle, Alan Govenar, Judith Gray, Greyson Harris, David Alan Harvey, Carrie Hertz, Emily Hilliard, Glenn Hinson, Maggie Holtzberg, Mary Hufford, Mary Jackson, Anne Kaplan, Lily Kharrazi, Amy Kitchener, Mike Knoll, Andy Kolovos, Winifred Lambrecht, Ruth LaNore, Charlie Lockwood, Jon Lohman, Lucy Long, Maureen Loughran, Marsha MacDowell, Bill Mansfield, Kathleen Mundell, Clifford Murphy, Gordon McCann, Julia Olin, Pat O’Rourke, Joanna Pecore, Elizabeth Peterson,Tom Pich, Anne Pryor, Mark Puryear, Lisa Rathje, Madeleine Remez, Paul Rhetts, Harry Rice, Pete Rushefsky, Carolyn Sanders, Nicole Saylor, Cheryl Schiele, Theresa Secord, Toni Shapiro-Phim, Amy Skillman, Laurie Sommers, Nick Spitzer, Michael G. Stewart, David Swenson, Jennie Terman, Charles Tompkins, Lisa Trujillo, Sally Van de Water, Boris Weintraub, Lynne Williamson, Steve Zeitlin, Terry Zug

Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, Alabama State Council on the Arts; Alliance for California Traditional Arts; American Folklife Center; American Swedish Institute; Berea College (The John Lair Collection, Hutchins Library Special Collections and Archives); Center for Traditional Music and Dance; City Lore; Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program; Documentary Arts; Kansas Historical Society; Kentucky Folklife Program, Western Kentucky University; Local Learning; Museum of International Folk Art; Minnesota Historical Society; NEA Folk & Traditional Arts; North Dakota Council on the Arts; Philadelphia Folklore Project; Smithsonian American Art Museum; Texas Folklife; Virginia Folklife Program, Virginia Humanities; Vermont Folklife Center

This project received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center, and from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.

About Esri

Esri is the world’s leading provider of geographic information systems software and services. Headquartered in Redlands, California, and with offices and partners across the globe, Esri inspires and enables people to positively impact the future through a deeper, geographic understanding of the changing world around them. ArcGIS StoryMaps are web applications that combine interactive maps with multimedia content—text, photos, video, audio—to tell stories about the world.

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