Oral Tradition Archives

This list presents an initial sample of archives holding records of traditional verbal arts. It aspires to offer an exhaustive compendium of such archives worldwide that is useful to all researchers. Your help compiling it is indispensable. We look forward to learning from you of additional archives both physical and virtual.

Name World Oral Literature Project
Institution University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Website http://www.oralliterature.org Collections: http://www.oralliterature.org/collections/collections.html
Address WOLP
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Downing Site, Cambridge, CB2 3DZ
Phone +44 (0)1223 333 504
Email oralliteratureproject@gmail.com
Physical location United Kingdom
Geographical areas Africa, Altai Republic, Bhutan, Burma, Canada, China, Egypt, England, Fiji, India, Iran, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Multiple and Varied, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Taiwan, Tibet, United Kingdom, Zambia
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Name Tobar an Dualchais
Website http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/
Address Isle of Skye Office:
Tobar an Dualchais
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
Isle of Skye
IV44 8RQ

South Uist Office
Tobar an Dualchais
Units 4, 5 & 6
Isle of South Uist
Western Isles
Phone Isle of Skye: 01471 888601
South Uist: 01878 700043
Email dualchas@smo.uhi.ac.uk
Physical location Database origin, United Kingdom; materials worldwide
Languages Gaelic, Scots
Geographical areas Scotland
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Name The American Folklife Center
Institution Library of Congress
Website http://www.loc.gov/folklife/index.html
Address 101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, D.C.
20540-4610 U.S.A.
Phone Phone: (202) 707-5510
Fax: (202) 707-2076
Email folklife@loc.gov
Physical location United States
Geographical areas Afghanistan, Albania, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Borneo, Bosnia and Hertzogovenia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central America, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kazakstan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Multiple and Varied, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philipines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Wales, Zimbabwe
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Name Alan Lomax Archive
Institution Association for Cultural Equity
Website http://www.culturalequity.org/index.php
Address 450 West 41st Street
Suite 602-606
New York, NY 10036
Phone Phone: (212) 268-4623
Fax: (212) 279-3710
Email staff@culturalequity.org
Physical location United States
Genres interviews, jokes, personal narratives, sermons, stories
Geographical areas Bahamas, England, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Spain, United States
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