The Folklife Program often serves as a public clearinghouse for information and resources on Tennessee folk culture and immigrant traditions. The program maintains an extensive collection of files, print materials, event calendars, Internet sites, photographs, and other media compiled in over thirty years of on-going contacts and fieldwork. The program provides content advice and technical assistance to museums, presenters, festivals, and community organizations, as well as to documentarians and researchers involved with folklife projects. It delivers similar services in support of the interests of practicing folk artists in the state. It regularly serves as a liaison with national and regional programs and projects in the field and works with economic and social development efforts that make use of folk cultural resources.

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