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Memphis/Shelby County Public Library (Memphis, TN 38104-4021)
Diane Cofer (Project Director: May 1980 to present)

Our Folks Have Lore: We Have a Story to Tell

To support a pilot project in which Shelby County, TN youth, ages l3-l8, will interview and tape record the memoirs of elderly residents, focusing on tradi- tional customs, tales, and sayings. A folklore pamphlet will be produced, and the audiotapes will be made available through the Memphis Public Library.

Project fields:
Folklore and Folklife; History, General

Humanities Projects for Youth

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,499 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1981 – 8/31/1981