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National Folk Organization conference correspondence, minutes, and other materials, approximately 1986-2013

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7833 Series 8

Scope and Contents

This series contains all the materials regarding the annual National Folk Organization conferences. Materials include correspondence, annual board meeting minutes, registration materials, schedules, transportation, advertising, awards, recognitions, annual budgets, and contracts. The correspondence refers to materials sent to all the organization's members in regard to the conference, and also between board members reagarding planning of the events. The budgeting information refers to financial information presented at the board meeting, and not necessarily budgets regarding that year's conference. The dates range from approximately from 1986-2013.


  • approximately 1986-2013


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the National Folk Organization records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

From the Collection:

The National Folk Organization (1986- ) is committed to the preservation and promotion of the folk art traditions.

Vytautas F. Beliajus, Mary Bee Jensen, George Frandsen, and L. DeWayne Young founded the National Folk Organization (NFO) in 1986 to provide information and opportunities in the folk arts around the United States.

Many of its members include persons involved in dance ensembles, institutions, music groups, choreographers, teachers, and foundations, as well as community ethnic festivals, and international festivals that host folk ensembles from around the world.

The NFO holds annual conferences to promote activities of those involved, and continues to unite individuals and organizations that support folk arts.


3 boxes


This series is arranged in chronological order.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States