Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology News
Folk Studies MA Alum (2020) Wins Archie Green Fellowship from Library of Congress
- Author: Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
Samuel Kendrick, a 2020 graduate of WKU's Folk Studies MA program, has been awarded a 2020 Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The highly competitive award, named for folklorist Archie Green, supports research and documentation of occupational folklife in the U.S.
The AFC announcement describes Sam's project as follows: Folklorist Samuel Kendrick and photographer and educator Ellen Kendrick, of Richards, Missouri, received an Archie Green Fellowship for Agricultural Pilots: Crop Dusters in the Rural Midwest. The researchers will collect oral histories from 12-15 agricultural pilots or “crop dusters,” starting with those who service their farm and other farms in their southeastern Missouri community. The “ag pilots” will be asked to talk about their occupation, training, daily routines, experiences, the impact that “following the crops” during the season has on them and their families, and the essential role they play in modern farming.
See the full story here: https://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2020/06/american-folklife-center-fellowships-and-awards-2020/?loclr=eaftb.