Center for Southern Folklore (Memphis - Shelby County)

Dublin Core

Title

Center for Southern Folklore (Memphis - Shelby County)

Description

The Center for Southern Folklore is a non-profit organization founded in Memphis in 1972 by Judy Peiser and William Ferris. The Center’s mission is “to preserve, defend and promote the music, culture, arts, and rhythms of the South” by producing “programs in the print and broadcast media, cyberspace, public performance venues, tourism and education that celebrate the region’s cultural heritage.” In addition to the media services offered, the Center has a vast archive of video and audio recordings, photographs, film, and art. In 1999, the Center moved from its location on Beale Street to its present location on Main Street.

Creator

Judy Peiser and William Ferris

Source

“History.” Accessed February 7, 2019. https://www.southernfolklore.com/history.

Date

1972

Contributor

Johnson, Elizabeth, photographer.

Coverage

20th century

Citation

Judy Peiser and William Ferris, “Center for Southern Folklore (Memphis - Shelby County),” Tennessee Jewish Heritage Digital Archive Project, accessed November 12, 2019, http://tennesseejewishheritage.org/items/show/99.

Output Formats