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Gullah Geechee Collections at the American Folklife Center

Using the Collections

To research materials in the American Folklife Center related to Gullah/Geechee culture, a good place to start is the Library of Congress Online Catalog. The following link provides a custom search in the catalog for the subject restricted to materials in the Archive of Folk Culture:

Finding aids provide a gateway to a wealth of Library of Congress treasures. These guides provide comprehensive overviews of unique Library resources. Progressively detailed descriptions of a collection's component parts summarize the overall scope of the content, convey details about the individuals and organizations involved, and list box and folder headings. The link below is a customized search of Library of Congress Finding Aids limited to finding aids in the American Folklife Center collections relating to Gullah Geechee culture.

Historic Cross-Collection Guides of Region by State

The Archive of Folk Culture holds approximately 3000 collections consisting of more than 150,000 sound recordings and 6 million items. At this time only a portion of them have catalog records and finding aids. These guides provide information about those collections arranged by state.