Fruits of their Labors: The Orchards in Utah Valley; A Field School
Brigham Young University and The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
- Time: 9:00 AM
- Date: Jul 12, 2004 to Jul 31, 2004
- Place: Harold B. Lee Library
About the Event
This intensive, three-week-long course will offer hands-on training for beginners in the documentation of local cultural resources, the preservation of documentary materials, and the public presentation of cultural heritage. Instruction will cover such areas as research ethics, preliminary research, interviewing and sound recording techniques, documentary photography, ethnographic observation, and fieldnote writing. Training will also be provided on the archival organization of documentary materials gathered in the field and the use of documentary materials for exhibitions and other public presentations. Course instruction, which is provided by members of the Center’s staff along with other experienced cultural specialists, will include lectures, hand-on workshops, discussions, and supervised team-based fieldwork with a carefully selected cultural community.
This year, fieldwork conducted during the course will examine the culture and traditions of family-run orchards in Utah Valley. It is expected that participants will interview active and retired orchardists, observe and photograph aspects of orchard work, and explore the importance of orchards to the people who operate and work in them, and well as their importance to the region’s larger population.
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