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Folk Arts in Education, 1992-2008, 1992-2008

Identifier: Series

Scope and Contents note

The Folk Arts In Education collection includes color slides, B&W and color photographs, two student magazines, two learning units, program notes and artifacts. Beginning from the fieldwork undertaken in the Three Underserved Communities Project in 1992 to the present, the Folk Arts in Education project incorporates fieldwork in designated communities, the development of curriculum materials, and placing artists in schools to enhance folk arts education in Oregon schools.

This collection begins with the materials gathered by project coordinator Leila Childs between 1997 and 1998 to create student magazines and learning units for grades 3-6: Lao Traditions of Oregon; and Chinese Traditions of Oregon. Each learning unit contains a table top exhibit with handmade items of Oregon folk artists, magazine for each student, maps, books, articles, slides, videos, cassettes and other related materials, and a Teacher's Guide.

These magazines and learning units, together with the maritime and Mexican American materials, comprise the Oregon Folklife Series. The purpose of the series is to enliven instruction for Social Studies, English, Geography, Art, and even Math and Science,

The Folk Arts In Education project has received funding from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Regional Arts and Culture Council's Ed Initiative, the NEA Infrastructure Grant, the Jackson Foundation, PGE Enron, the Hoover Foundation, and US Bank.


  • 1992-2008


Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

General Physical Description note

2 binders containing 393 slides, 57 photographic prints; 6 sound recordings; circa 50 video recordings

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA