To research American Folklife Center (AFC) collections, a good place to start is the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Each AFC collection has an individual catalog record. The following link provides a custom search in the catalog relating to Laos:
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 Laos.
Over a period of forty years, AFC staff compiled meticulous guides to archival collection material by state. While these are no longer maintained, they provide information at a more granular level than found in the Library's Online Catalog. Below is the guide to Laos.
The following guide offers general research strategies for use of the American Folklife Center collections.