National Folk Organization records
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of records created or collected by the National Folk Organization. A series of several installments have kept the collection up to date. Materials include correspondence from NFO members, newsletters, minutes, member directories, receipts and disbursements pertaining to the Utah branch. Dates range approximately 1950s-2014, with the bulk of the material between 1974-2014.
- approximately 1950-2014
- National Folk Organization (Organization)
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.
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.
16 boxes (8 linear ft.)
Arranged in twelve series: 1. National Folk Organization records on Pourparler, 1997-2013. 2. National Folk Organization records of dance descriptions and workshops, approximately 1950-2009. 3. National Folk Organization financial records, approximately 1987-2013. 4. National folk organization newsletters, 1986-2014. 5. National Folk Organization membership records, approximately 1986-2012. 6. National Folk Organization brochures, logo templates, and other printed materials, approximately 1986-2011. 7. National Folk Organization records on associated folk organizations, approximately 1988-2008. 8. National Folk Organization conference correspondence, minutes, and other materials, approximately 1986-2013. 9. National Folk Organization correspondence, 1985-2006. 10. National Folk Organization and member history, approximately 1986-2012. 11. National Folk Organization publications, approximately 1989-2007. 12. National Folk Organization legal documents, approximately 1986-2012.
Donated by the National Folk Organization of the United States of America in 2009.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; National Folk Organization; 2009.
Archives of local organizations with working relations with Brigham Young University, (Section IV.a.i.5 Music Special Collections Development Policy September 2010).
Processed; Melissa James; May 2011.
Processed; Jenna Faulkner; February-March 2014.
- Register of National Folk Organization records
- Under Revision
- Melissa James
- 2011 May 16
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.