CENTER FOR POPULAR MUSIC 94-060
Folk Festival (56th.
180 black and white 35 mm. Negatives and contact prints.
9 October 1994
These photographs were taken by Paul Wells, director of the Center for Popular Music.
1934 and sponsored by the National Folk Festival Association, the National Folk
Festival is the country’s oldest multi-cultural, multi-ethnic folk event. In
the 1970s the Association became the National Council for Traditional Arts and
began a long association with the National Park Service. For many years thereafter
the festival was held at
festival was held in
Scope and Content:
These photographs were taken by Center director Paul Wells of performers on the Aquarium Stage October 9, 1994, including the Georgia Sea Island Singers; Greenfields of America (Irish music), and Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, a Cajun group. Also included are back stage photographs of Greenfields of America.
These photographs are filed in the CPM-PR Iconographic file under National Folk Festival along with the photo log sheets prepared by Paul Wells (CPM-PR-00095).
A program, poster and section of the Chattanooga Free Press 2 October 1994 devoted to the festival are filed in the subject vertical file under National Folk Festival.
January 4, 1995