Ky. folklife collections merge at WKU - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Ky. folklife collections merge at WKU

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- The Kentucky Folklife Program has been folded into Western Kentucky University, almost doubling the school's archived collections.

Brent Bjorkman, director of the Kentucky Folklife Program, told the Daily News that the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort decided it no longer wanted to offer the folklife program and so it joined WKU's Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology.

WKU has had a folk studies program and folklife archives for four decades and had worked with the state program in the past.

Bjorkman said the Kentucky Folklife Program's archives were moved last week from Frankfort to WKU's Kentucky Museum where they are being housed in the Folklife Archives.

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