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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Volume 8, Issue 2 of American Quarterly, the official publication of the American Studies Association, featured an article about the Alan Lomax Archive.  Read it here.


Posted on: May 5, 2016

On May 18th the Library of Congress held a wonderful celebration marking the 40th Anniversary of the American Folklife Center in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building. The entire Association for Cultural Equity staff was honored to be invited, and traveled down the Washington, D.C. to attend. Prior to the party, ACE was treated to an in-depth tour of the Alan Lomax Collection at the Library of Congress.

Posted on: May 5, 2016

We are pleased that Beyoncé and her production team have found in the field recordings of John and Alan Lomax two samples that have historical as well as contemporary relevance to their concept of Freedom. It heartens us knowing that so many musicians, filmmakers and other artists find creative inspiration in John and Alan Lomax’s recordings, photos, interviews, and films. We stream them on our website gratis at our Online Archive.

Posted on: February 2, 2016

I am very pleased to join the team at the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE) and I invite you to join me as we explore anew the vastly diverse peoples and cultures that Alan Lomax and his many collaborators documented

Alan Jabbour
Posted on: February 2, 2016

Anna Lomax Wood shares her memories of Alan Jabbour.

Posted on: January 1, 2016

Mark Davidson, University of California, Santa Cruz, organized and chaired the a fascinating session at SEM entitled Alan Lomax at 100: A Critical Re-evaluation of Lomax’s Legacy in the Twenty-First Century, sponsored by the Historical Ethnomusicology Section. Gage Averill, University of British Columbia gave a cogent summary of Lomax’s “metrics” (Canto, Choreo, etc.) and their relevance to ethnomusicology today.

Posted on: November 11, 2015

The American Folklife Center has announced the online publication of the Lomax Family manuscripts.

Posted on: October 10, 2015

The Association for Cultural Equity, in partnership with Berea College Special Collections & Archives, University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center, and the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, are proud to announce the launch of The Lomax Kentucky Recordings, an online exhibition of over 70 hours of Eastern Kentucky folk musi