Folklorist in the Park (Mammoth Cave)
Subjects:African Americans, agriculture, Amish, Baskets, Basket makers, Basket making, Baptism, Beaver Dam Creek Baptizing Center, Bees, Beekeeping, Bell's Tavern, Brooms, Cave Country Carvers Club, canning, Preserving, Chair Making, Fiddlers, fiddling, Folk art, Food preservation, Green River Ferry, Gospel singers, guitars, Hill Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Honeysuckle, Hunting, Icy Sink Baptist Church, Locks and dams, Luthier, Mammoth Cave National Park, Mandolin, Merry Oaks, Quilting, quiltmakers, Quilts, Railroads, Rocky Hill, Shape-note singing, tobacco, transportation, Willow baskets, Woodcarvers, Woodcarving
The Kentucky Folklife Program at Western Kentucky University partnered with Mammoth Cave National Park for a special 2015 summer-long, National Endowment for the Arts sponsored project titled “Folklorist in the Park”. The project was conducted by Josh Chrysler, a former graduate student at Western Kentucky University. This collection consists of ethnographic interviews, oral histories and photographs. Topics include basket and quilt making, beekeeping, and hunting. Also includes interviews with various artists from the Mammoth Cave region about their work.
The digital video and audio interviews are stored in the WKU Sound Archives, and digital photos are stored in the WKU Photo Archives.
To view the WKU Folklife Archives finding aid for this collection, click the following link: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_fa_fin_aid/850/