Scope and Contents note
The Four Communities Survey collection contains color slides and B&W photographs, cassette recordings, and program announcements. The 1994 survey focused on folklife in the Tri-County (Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties) and Clark County, Southern Washington. The purpose of this fieldwork was to identify folk artists and develop new venues for them to participate in public programming, especially at the Oregon History Center where the Oregon Folklife Program is located.
Over seventy-five artists were contact by project leader, Nancy Nusz, and two graduate students from Portland State University's Music Department. Community cultural traditions represented Hawaiian, East Indian, Anglo-American, Lao, Chinese, Arabic, Native American, African and Euro-American storytelling, crafts, music and dance.
The project was funded by the Oregon Arts Commission.
- Creation: 1994
- Oregon Folklife Program (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
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
280 slides, 10 photographs