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Heritage Gardening - Vegetables: A 4-H FOLKPATTERNS Project

This illustrated publication, designed for educators interested in teaching horticulture, foods, nutrition, folklore, and photography projects. Information in the booklet is arranged according to the seasonal calendar year, from catalog ordering in the winter to the fall harvest. There is also a section on heritage gardening activities such as how to make a scarecrow and a water dowser.

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Michigan Quilts: 150 Years of a Textile Tradition

Celebrates the 150th year of Michigan's statehood by focusing attention on quiltmaking, quilts, and quilters. The quilts represent prized family possessions, important family and community documents, and the strength and breadth of quilting as an art activity in the state.

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Family Folklore

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Foodways

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Collection Manual and Oral History Interviewing Guide

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A Fistful of Flour, a Pinch of Salt: 1988 Festival of Michigan Folklife Cookbook

This small publication presents the cultural context and traditional recipes of cooks who were presented at the 1988 Festival of Michigan Folklife. The recipes reflect the following cultural traditions: Hmong, Belgian-American, San Marinese, South Central Italian, Cornish, and French. Included are recipes for Sauteed Pork and Squash Tips, Lukken (Belgian cookies), Cascioni, Meatball Soup, Cornish Pasty, Muskrat, and many more.

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A Guide to Greater Lansing Folklife Resources, 1983

A sampling of resources for those individuals or organizations interested in folklife research or programming.

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African American Quiltmaking in Michigan

Essays by Marsha MacDowell, Darlene Clark Hine, Cuesta Benberry, and Bill Harris examine the history and meaning of quilting in individual artist's lives and within the contexts of community and family. Also included are excerpts of interviews with quilters Sarah Carolyn Reese, Ione Todd, Deonna Green, and Rosa Parks.

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American Quilts

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Anishnaabek: Artists of Little Traverse Bay

This publication features the work of thirty-one artists who are Ottawa/Odawa and/or Chippewa/Ojibwa, descendants of nineteenth-century bands who lived in what are now Emmet, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Delta counties in Michigan. The book includes photos of their work, photographic portraits of the artists by Minnie Wabanimkee, and essays and artist biographical sketches by Frank Ettawageshik, Marsha MacDowell, Minnie Wabanimkee, James M. McClurken, and Kathy VanDeCar with Robert Shagonaby.

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Arab Americans in Metro Detroit

This book is a visual journey that explores the history of four generations of Arab Americans in metro Detroit. Through these images, it portrays the challenges, triumphs, and contributions to Detroit, Michigan, and the nation.

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Beaver Island House Party

Examines the unique musical legacy of Beaver Island, Lake Michigan's largest island, and includes biographical information on musicians, and lyrics to their music. The accompanying CD includes eleven historic field recordings never before available except in archives and fourteen contemporary studio recordings.

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Cast in Clay: The Folk Pottery of Grand Ledge, Michigan

This publication focuses on the historical and contemporary production and use of industrial and folk pottery in Grand Ledge, Michigan from 1859 to 1979.

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Downriver and Thumb Area Michigan Waterfowling: The Folk Arts of Nate Quillen and Otto Misch

Examines two distinctive aspects of the state's rich tradition of waterfowling: decoy making and boat building.

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E'aawiyaang: Who We Are

Showcases contemporary Saginaw Chippewa Indian poets, bead workers, painters, actors, black ash basket makers, regalia makers, doll makers, and stained glass artists whose work is on display at the Soaring Eagle casino. Includes an article describing the philosophy and history behind the formation of the Ziibiwing Cultural Society and its role in developing this collection of art.

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Ethiopia: Traditions of Creativity

A booklet, originally published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name, which includes a brief introduction to contemporary aesthetic traditions in Ethiopia. Includes are profiles of eleven contemporary Ethiopian artists who work in various media and represent different traditions.

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Ethiopia: Traditions of Creativity

This volume presents the work of fifteen contemporary Ethiopian artists and essays about Ethiopia's artistic traditions by twelve scholars from various countries and academic disciplines. Each essay considers the life and work of one or two artists, viewing them as individuals and members of specific communities and challenges the common assumption that in most African societies artists are anonymous.

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Fiesta, Fe, y Cultura: Celebrations of Faith and Culture in Detroit's Colonia Mexicana

With texts in both Spanish and English, this publication gives a brief history of the Detroit colonia Mexicana and the first comprehensive study of three Mexican-American religious fiestas in the Midwest: the Day of the Dead, feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and Los Posadas. The author draws on archival sources, field research, and oral interviews with Detroit's pioneering Mexican immigrants and their children.

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Folk Arts in Education: A Resource Handbook, 1987

Provides an overview of the development of folk arts in education programs in the United States, short reports from individuals who have used folk arts in projects and programs, a listing of individuals and professional assistance for folk arts planning, a glossary of folklife terms, and excerpts from a wide variety of folk arts in education curriculum materials.

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Great Lakes, Great Quilts from the Michigan State University Museum

This publication describes the development of the quilt collections and the Great Lakes Quilt Center at the Michigan State University Museum and profiles discrete collections (Mary Schafer Quilt and Ephemera Collection, Clarke Family Quilt Collection, Merry and Albert Silber Collection, Kitty Clark Cole Collection, North American and Native Hawaiian Quilt Collection, Michigan African American Quilt Collection, and the Durkee-Blakeslee-Quarton-Hoard Family Quilt Collection). The book also includes patterns and instructions for reproducing 12 quilts in the museum's collections.

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Gatherings: Great Lakes Native Basket and Box Makers

Showcases the work of contemporary American Indian artists who produce black ash splint baskets and porcupine quillwork-embroidered birch bark containers in the Great Lakes region, who attended two gatherings of artists in 1998 and 1999, and whose work was displayed in a 1998 exhibition.

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Hmong Folk Arts: A Guide for Teachers, 1994

A team of curators, classroom teachers, and curriculum specialists created this booklet of curriculum activities related to the traditions of Laotian-Hmong, who began in the late-1970s to immigrate in large numbers to the United States. Keyed to a variety of subject areas, each activity includes information on materials needed, instructions on how to do the activity, and ideas for follow-up activities.

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International Print Portfolio: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Lansing's Latin American Leagues: History in the Making

A history of mid-Michigan's Latin American baseball programs, from the late 1940s until the late 1990s, based on personal collections of news clippings, photographs, and interviews. Contains many team photographs of Lansing-area teams.

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Legacy: A Photographic Record of Ingham County

A state sesquicentennial project, this book tells the history of Ingham County (Michigan) through photographs by contemporary photographers. Their work reflects the county's cultural, racial, and geographical diversity. The subject matter captured is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago - rich farm land, bustling commercial centers, and community traditions.

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Marlinespikes and Monkey's Fists: Traditional Arts and Knot-Tying Skills of Maritime Workers

Explores the knot-tying traditions and artistry of maritime workers in the Great Lakes region. It contains a glossary of knot-tying terms, biographical sketches of fifteen knot-tyers, an 18-page essay describing various knot-tying customs such as decorating the workplace and personalizing tools, and experiences of the knot-tyers themselves: their careers, how they learn and pass on knot-tying techniques, and how they view the purpose and importance of the tradition.

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Mary Schafer and Her Quilts

Provides an account of the quiltmaking history of nationally-recognized quilter, quilt educator, and pioneering quilt historian, Mary Schafer. Her quilts reflect a passion for historical accuracy, creative adaptations of traditional designs, and skilled quilt construction.

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Michigan Folklife Reader, 1987

This collection of essays is an introduction to the wealth of folklore and folklife in Michigan, illustrating a wide variety of approaches and folklore genres. The book is divided into the following chapters: folk art and architecture, storytelling and meaning, folk music and song, occupational folklore and play, and symbols and identity. Includes a guide to folklife resources in Michigan.

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Nda Maamawigaami (Together We Dance): Contemporary Great Lakes Pow Wow Regalia

Showcases the work of contemporary American Indian artists who make and wear pow wow dance regalia in the Great Lakes region. In addition to photographs by Minnie Wabanimkee, the publication contains a series of essays on dance and dance regalia and a glossary of terms by Cameron Wood, Charlotte Heth, Arnie Parish, Thurman Bear, Frances Vincent, and Marclay Crampton.

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Pat-Riots to Patriots: American Irish in Caricature and Comic Art

Issued to accompany an exhibition of the same name, this book contains cartoons and illustrations that provide a glimpse into the American cultural scene from the 1700-1900s. It shows the negative and lasting stereotypes about Irish-American immigrants. Despite their meaning, the images are noteworthy for their artistic quality.

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People of the Three Fires: The Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Ojibway of Michigan

Geared towards young readers, this book discusses American Indians in Michigan historically as well as the way they live today. Some topics of discussion that are included are political and economic forces that affected Michigan Indians and their prehistoric roots.

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Q is for Quilt: An ABC Quilt Pattern Book

Reflecting the author's love for both children and of quilts, this publication includes renderings by artist Kathryn Darnell, of traditional quilt pattern blocks, each of which references a letter of the alphabet. This book can also be used as a coloring book for children.

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Quilts from the Albert and Merry Silber Collection

Illustrates and provides information on the primarily late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century quilts loaned or donated to the Michigan State University Museum by Michigan collectors Albert and Merry Silber. Also included is a brief description of the Michigan State University Museum collection of quilts.

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Rainbows in the Sky: Folk Art of Michigan in the 20th Century

This publication accompanied the 1978 exhibition of the same name. Includes biographies of artists, photographs of their work, and an essay on attitudes toward folk art.

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Religious Folk Art in America: Reflections of Faith

Based on a chronological approach to the development of religious denominations and folk art, this book includes discussions of origins of religious folk art, expansion of religious life in America, and religious iconography of America's folk culture.

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Sisters of the Great Lakes: Art of American Indian Women

The publication and exhibition of same name grew out of a series of professional development workshops for Native women artists hosted in 1994 at the Nokomis Learning Center. Essays by Deborah Galvan, Valorie Johnson, Janice Reed examine the sharing and celebration of identity by American Indian women in today's modern society. Artist portraits, biographies of artists, and color photographs of their baskets, pottery, beadwork, dolls, stained glass, sculptures, and drawings.

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Stories in Thread: Hmong Pictorial Embroideries

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Grand Ledge Folk Pottery: Traditions at Work

This study of an occupational folk art in Grand Ledge, Michigan looks at the history and geography of Grand Ledge, profiles of potteries, a discussion of worker's attitudes towards their work, and an overview of the approaches to the study of material culture.

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The Way it Happened: A Visual History of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa

This publication tells the history of the people who have inhabited the land between Little Traverse Bay and the Straits of Mackinaw since the 1670s. The survival of this Odawa culture has depended upon the passing of history, customs, beliefs, and traditions from old to young.

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To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions

Issued in conjunction with a national exhibition of the same name, this publication explores the history and meaning of quiltmaking within Native communities across North America and Hawaii. The volume features essays on contemporary and historical quilting traditions, quilt collections, quilt documentation projects, and quilters, exploring such topics as a basketball tournament star quilt ceremony, quilts and Hopi baby naming ceremonies, and quilting and fundraising activities on a Mohawk reservation.

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Your Wellwisher, J. B. Walker: A Midwestern Paper Cut-Out Artist

Examines the life and work of Midwestern paper cut-out artist John Brown Walker.

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Agricultural Fairs in America: Tradition, Education, Celebration

Authors from across the country explore America’s fairs from the perspectives of history, engineering, the arts, agriculture, communications, education, popular culture, and fair and festival administration. Also features paintings and posters from a unique 19th century American illustration art collection and information and history about The Fair Publishing House Inc. Collection. Sections include: Essence of Fairs; Agriculture, Arts & Innovation; Small Town to Metropolis; Educating Communities; and The Fair Publishing House, Inc. Collection.

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Rooted in Place: Cultivating Community Culture

Focuses on the richness and diversity of the arts, culture history, and heritage in small, rural and remote communities across Michigan and challenges the assumption that culture is mainly found in big cities. Rooted documents cultural life across the state, expands awareness of local arts initiatives and broadens the definition of arts and culture. Included are 14 essays on doing cultural work in small and rural communities and 62 vignettes on unusual and effective programs and organizations.

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MSU Campus: Buildings, Places, Spaces

This publication chronicles the emergence of the Michigan State University campus, since its founding in 1855, as a modest 'oak opening' in the wilderness to its present-day large campus park. The authors trace the campus growth as it reflected the commitment of campus leaders to develop MSU as a beautiful and educational public resource, as well as a demonstration model, benefiting one of the first land-grant institutions in the United States. From the early landscape gardeners influenced by Ossian Cole Simonds and the Olmstead Brothers, to the vision of John Hannah, the consistent intent has been to interrelate architecture and the campus park. The result is a campus whose development reflects major trends in American architecture and whose creators include local, regional, and nationally known architectural firms.

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Honoring Traditions: Michigan Heritage Awards, 1985-2004

The Michigan Heritage Awards program was initiated in 1985 and is coordinated by the Michigan State University Museum as part of its Michigan Traditional Arts Program, a statewide program in partnership with the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs. The Michigan Heritage Awards Program honors individuals and groups who, through a long process of observing, practicing, and learning, have become exceptional practitioners of their folk traditions. Since its inception, the awards have also honored community leaders who have promoted, supported, and helped maintain local traditions. Honoring Traditions: Michigan Heritage Awards, 1985-2004 provides illustrated profiles of the seventy-five awardees in the program's first two decades.

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Weavings of War: Fabrics of Memory

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Catalogue of Stamping Patterns

Written by an author known only as Mrs. T.G. Farnham, this book was originally published ca. 1886. The catalogue is a wonderful example of the resources that became available to needleworkers during the late nineteenth century and which helped to stimulate widespread interest in Redwork and other forms of art needlework.

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Weaving History

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Folk Arts in Education: A Resource Handbook II, 2008

Examines the state of folklife and folk art in education projects around the U.S. with sample curricula from over 50 exemplary programs for youth in educational settings in K-12 schools, youth-serving organizations, arts and humanities councils, museums, and cultural heritage and folk arts non-profit organizations.

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1987 Festival of Michigan Folklife

The 1987 Festival of Michigan Folklife by C. Kurt Dewhurst and Marsha MacDowell, Michigan State University Museum; The Michigan Traditional Arts Program; Migration to Michigan: An Introduction to the State's Folklife by Laurie Kay Sommers; Folklore of the Upper Peninsula by James P. Leary; Working on the Line by Michael J. Bell; Fishing for a Living on the Great Lakes by Janet C. Gilmore; River Guides, Long boats, and Bait Shops: Michigan River Culture by C. Kurt Dewhurst; Life in the Michigan Northwoods by Eliot A. Singer; God Bless dee Mushrat; She's a Fish! by Dennis M. Au; Crafts of Survival: The Material Culture of Ottawa, Ojibway, and Potawatomi Culture by James M. McClurken; Good News for the Motor City: Black Gospel Music in Detroit by Joyce M. Jackson and James T. Jones, IV; Copper Country: Snow Country by Marsha Penti; County Fairs, Roadside Stands, and Community Harvest Festivals: Outwards Signs of Michigan Agricultural Traditions by Marsha MacDowell; Michigan Traditions: Ethnic or Folk? by Yvonne Hiipakka Lockwood.

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1988 Festival of Michigan Folklife Children's Activity Packet

This packet of activities was designed for adults who want to assist younger children in learning more about the Michigan traditions presented at the 1988 Festival of Michigan Folklife. Some activities included are: recording a recipe, making Mexican-American flowers, and learning pigeon talk (terminology used by those involved in pigeon training).

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1988 Festival of Michigan Folklife

The Michigan Traditional Arts Program; Feather Bowling and Floor Bowling in Detroit's Belgian Community by Janet L. Langlois; Hmong Music: One for the Heart and One for the Soul by Amy Catlin; Much More then Music: American Indian Pow Wows in the Modern Era by George C. Cornell; We Made' Em to Fit Our Purpose: The Upper Lake Michigan Fishing Skiff Tradition by Janet C. Gilmore; Sauna: Some Like It Hot by Yvonne Hiipakka Lockwood; Health, Respect, and the Family: Detroit's Italian Immigrant Food Culture by John Allan Cicala; Blind Faith: Michigan Waterfowling Duck Blinds by C. Kurt Dewhurst; The Clock Tells the Story: Pigeon Racing in Michigan by LuAnne Gaykowski Kozma; There's Good Money in Quilts by Ruth D. Fitzgerald and Marsha MacDowell; The Roots of Conjunto Music by Laurie Kay Sommers; Country Remedies: Dem ‘Yarbs' Got Historical Roots by Ben C. Wilson.

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1989 Festival of Michigan Folklife

The Festival of Michigan Folklife; Michigan Traditional Arts Program; Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program; Michigan Heritage Awards; A Cook Called Wanda by Laurie Kay Sommers; One of the Family by LuAnne Gaykowski Kozma and Marsha MacDowell; Ethnic Detroit by William Lockwood and Yvonne Lockwood; 1989 Festival of Michigan Folklife Participants and Featured Traditions.

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1990 Festival of Michigan Folklife

Welcome to the 1990 Festival of Michigan Folklife; The Michigan Traditional Arts Program; Sea Stories and Monkey's Fists by LuAnne Gaykowski Kozma; Spanning the Straits of Mackinac by Val Roy Berryman; The Iron Traditions of Michigan by Jack Santino; Las Posadas in Southwest Detroit by Laurie Kay Sommers; Double Dutch: Jumping for Joy by Patricia Welch; An Island of Fiddlers by Glen Hendrix; 1990 Festival of Michigan Folklife Participant Biographies.

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1991 Festival of Michigan Folklife

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1992 Festival of Michigan Folklife

The Michigan Traditional Arts Program by Marsha MacDowell; The Michigan State University's Festival of Michigan Folklife by Marsha MacDowell and C. Kurt Dewhurst; Other Visions, Other voices by Laurie Kay Sommers; The American Surprise: Reflections on the Meaning of Encounter, Discovery, and the Columbian Quincentenary by John F. Moe; Ojibwe Architecture by Earl Nyholm; Ghost Suppers by Fred Ettawageshik; Epilogue by Frank Ettawageshik; Sawdust and Devils: Indian Fiddling in the Western Great Lakes Region by James P. Leary; Rap Music: Its Roots and Traditions in Detroit, Michigan by Cheryl L. Keyes; Braids, Cornrows, Dreadlocks, and Hair Wraps: An African Continuum by Jacquelin C. Peters; African-American Hair Braiders/Artists in Detroit - History and Context by Deborah Smith Barney; African-American Quiltmaking Traditions in Michigan by Marsha MacDowell; Puerto Rican Musical Traditions by Roberta Singer; Mexican Foodways in the Great Lakes Region: Prehispanic and Spanish Colonial Symbols of Greater Mexico by Mario Montaño; 1992 Festival of Michigan Folklife Participant Biographies.

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1993 Festival of Michigan Folklife

The Michigan State University's Festival of Michigan Folklife by Marsha MacDowell and C. Kurt Dewhurst; The Traditional Arts Program: A Year in Review by Marsha MacDowell; Migration to Michigan: An Introduction to the State's Folklife by Laurie Kay Sommers; Dialect Stories of the Upper Peninsula: A New Form of American Folklore by Richard M. Dorson; Old Techniques of Paj Ntaub, New Patterns of Expression by Marsha MacDowell; The Gospel Announcer and the Black Gospel Music Tradition by Deborah Smith Barney; Migration to Michigan, A Cultural Odyssey: The Indian Experience by Members of the Indian Women's Association of Okemos, Michigan an Asian Indian Wedding in Michigan Photographs by LuAnne Gaykowski Kozma; Polka Providers: Makers and Polka Media Folks Keep Things Hopping in Michigan by Richard March; God Bless dee Mushrat: She's a Fish! by Dennis M. Au; Something to Pass On: American Indian Quillwork Tradition in Michigan by C. Kurt Dewhurst and Marsha MacDowell; 1993 Festival of Michigan Folklife Participant Biographies.

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1994 Festival of Michigan Folklife

The Michigan State University Museum's Festival of Michigan Folklife by C. Kurt Dewhurst and Marsha MacDowell; Rural Traditions: 1994 Festival of Michigan Folklife by Marsha MacDowell and Yvonne R. Lockwood; Family Reunions: Preservation, Protection, and Renewal by Marilyn M. White; Home on the Grange in Michigan by Laurie Kay Sommers and LeeEllen Friedland; Don't Fence Me In: Fence Making and Markings on the Land by C.Kurt Dewhurst; Finnish Farm Architecture in Houghton and Baraga Counties, Michigan: A Historical Perspective by Richard Vidutis; Early County Fairs: Community Arts Agencies of their Time by Julie A. Avery; 1993-94 Michigan Traditional Arts Program: A Year in Review by Marsha MacDowell; 1994 Heritage Award Recipient Biographies; 1994 Festival Participant Biographies.

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1995 Festival of Michigan Folklife

The 1995 Festival of Michigan Folklife: Creativity at Work by C. Kurt Dewhurst and Marsha MacDowell; Michigan's Stained Glass Industry: Tradition and Innovation by Betty MacDowell; The Folklore of Computer Users by Thomas W. Kozma; Alligators to Lions: A Community Tradition at Work by C. Kurt Dewhurst; The Extension Home Economist by Marie A. Gile with Yvonne R. Lockood; When the Church Becomes Your Party...: The Attire of Gospel Performers and the People Who Create It by Deborah Smith Barney; 1994-95 Michigan Traditional Arts Program: A Year in Review by Marsha MacDowell; 1995 Michigan Heritage Award Recipient Biographies; 1995 Festival Participant Biographies.

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1996 Michigan Folklife Annual

A Celebration of Celebrations by Laurie Kay Sommers; Symbol Building at the Summer Equinox: The Midsummer Pole in Sweden and Finland by Barbro Klein; Celebrating Midsummer in Brevort by Lynne Swanson; The Anishnaabek: Artists of the Little Traverse Bay Project: A Community-Based Collaborative Arts Survey by Marsha MacDowell; Stitching to Heal and Remember: The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in Michigan by A. Christopher Carmichael; The Celebration of Community and Culture Through Music and Dance at Three Arab-American Weddings by Anne K. Rasmussen; Beyond the Field: The Traditions of a High School Homecoming by Marit Dewhurst; The Pierogi-ites of Hearts by LuAnne Gaykowski Kozma; Stepping, Saluting, Cracking, and Freaking: The Cultural Politics of African-American Step Shows by Elizabeth C. Fine; A Year in Review: 1995-1996 by Marsha MacDowell; Michigan Heritage Awards Program: 1996 Recipients; Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program: 1996 Participants; Michigan Celebrates!: Traditions Presented at the 1996 Festival of Michigan Folklife.

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1997 Michigan Folklife Annual

Barney Oldfield: Michigan's Fastest Folk Hero by Mark D. Howell; Memories by William G. Lockwood; Automotive Folk Art: Street Rods, Custom Cars, and Low Riders by William G. Lockwood; A Look at the Untouchables of Lansing by Noé Hernandez; Family AUTO Biography by Norma Fay Green; Learning to Drive by Norma Fay Green; Singing Union, Singing factory by Laurie Kay Sommers; A Sampling of Literary Creations by Autoworkers; I Had That Button Once: Union Buttons and Union Activism by John P. Beck; Artists at Work: Worker Artist as Folk Artist by C. Kurt Dewhurst; A Year in Review: 1996-1997 by Marsha MacDowell; 1997 Michigan Heritage Awards; 1997 Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program; Car Culture/Workers Culture: Traditions Presented at the 1997 Festival of Michigan Folklife.

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1998 Michigan Folklife Annual

Thumbs Up to Agriculture! by Terry Shaffer; Barns of Michigan's Thumb: Photographs of Mary Keithan, text by Julie Avery, Steven Stier, and Jack Worthington; Polka in Michigan's Thumb: German and Polish Styles by Paula Savaglio; Quilting in Michigan's Thumb by Marsha MacDowell; Waterfowling Traditions in Michigan's Thumb by C. Kurt Dewhurst; Fish Patties, Russian Spoons, and Other Not-So-Well Known Traditions from the Watery Edges of Michigan's Thumb by LuAnne Gaykowski Kozma; Learning to Document Maritime Traditions: The 4-H FOLKPATTERNS Maritime Folklife Workshop by LuAnne Gaykowski Kozma; What's Under the Helmet? Life on the Job as a Fire Fighter by Rick Houghton; Entering the World of the Fire Fighter by LuAnne Gaykowski Kozma; Michigan Traditional Arts Program Year in Review: 1997-1998 by Marsha MacDowell; 1998 Michigan Traditional Arts Awards and Apprenticeships, Traditions of Michigan's Thumb and Fire Fighting Traditions presented at the 1998 Festival of Michigan Folklife.

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1999 Michigan Folklife Annual

A Brief History of the National Folk Festival by Timothy C. Lloyd; Michigan Food and Foodways by William G. Lockwood; Folk Arts by Marsha MacDowell; Traditional Games by LuAnne G. Kozma; Michigan Traditional Arts Program Year in Review: 1998-1999 by Marsha MacDowell; and Michigan Traditional Arts Awards and Apprenticeships. Included are descriptions of program areas: Traditional Games, Great Lakes Storytelling, Children's Folk Activities, Folk Arts Marketplace, Taste of Traditions Food Court, and numerous local and national musical groups presented at this the first of three National Folk Festivals.

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