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New York Folklore Vol. 15. Nos. 3-4, Summer-Fall 1989
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Vol. XV, Nos. 3-4, Summer-Fall 1989
Special Issue: Folk Arts in New York State—A Public Forum


Editor’s Preface Deborah Blincoe
John Forrest

Forty Years Before the Mast: Sailing the Stormy and Serene Seas of Public Folklife
Bruce R. Buckley 1

A Story Worth Telling: Pubishing in the Public Sector
Ellen McHale 17

Folk Arts on the Radio: Issues in the Production of "Old Traditions—New Sounds"
Rebecca S. Miller 23

The Makng of "God’s Mother is the Morning Star": A Case Study in Videotaping an Elderly Folk Artist
Karen D. Lux 33

Trouble Shooting: Overcoming Problems of Collaboration in Film Production

Peter Biella

Fieldwork Among White Russian Emigres: Some Conceptual Considerations
Peter Voorheis 69

Adirondack Balsam Pillows: Folk Art, Tourist Art, or Subsistence
Todd DeGarmo 75

The Government Giveth and the Government Taketh Away: Helping or Hindering Community Traditions?
Varick A. Chittenden 91

A Discussion: Community Cultural Empowerment

Daniel Franklin Ward
Miriam Graham, eds.




“There is much more to the lives of folk groups than their artistic expressions. Shared informal traditions are often essential in occupational and religious life, in coping with the physical or social environment, and in other aspects of daily life. Now is the time to be wary. The same governments, with agencies that create programs and grant funds to preserve or celebrate some community traditions, have other departments and bureaus which can and do modify or even eliminate other traditional practices and activities.” From the “The Government Giveth and the Government Taketh Away: Helping or Hindering Community Traditions?” by Varick A. Chittenden

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