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The Smithsonian Institution Office of Folklife Programs: What We Stand For

Since 1967 the Festival of American Folklife, through the celebration of cultural richness and diversity, has sought to conserve traditional folklife both in the United States and abroad. The Festival is the most visible symbol of broader commitments and activities which engage not only the Smithsonian's Office of Folklife Programs (the Festival's producer), but also scholars, professionals, public agencies and community advocates.

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