National Folk Organization records on Pourparler, 1997-2013
Scope and Contents
This series contains records of the annual event, Pourparler. The first event started in 1997, funded by the National Folk Organization. Pourparler is French, meaning to talk and dance excitedly without stopping for three days. The event brings together folk dance educators to listen to lectures, engage in discussion, and participate in spontaneous dance. The materials in this series include syllabi for each event, financial records, participant information, and some recordings of the events as CD’s and DVD’s. Dates range from 1997 to 2013.
- National Folk Organization (Organization)
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.
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.
Language of Materials
This series is arranged in chronological order.