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Folklore research resources in East European Studies: The Library and Archives of the American Hungarian Foundation
Folklorica (2009)
  • Judit H. Ward, Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
  • Sylvia Clark
Abstract
Resources for researching the folklore of immigrant groups vary from culture to culture. Hungarian Americans constitute several generations of immigrants who arrived in different waves. Their history of immigration shows strong similarities to that of many other ethnic groups from East Europe and their reasons for leaving can be attributed to the turmoil in the region in the late nineteenth and in the twentieth centuries. Folklore parallels to other ethnic groups have yet to be defined by scholars. A unique source for research in the area of folklore is the Library and Archives of the American Hungarian Foundation and it is a resource that can be used by folklorists and other scholars in many fields, not just by those interested in Hungarian Studies.
Keywords
  • American-Hungarian,
  • library,
  • ethnic collections,
  • folklore
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Judit H. Ward and Sylvia Clark. "Folklore research resources in East European Studies: The Library and Archives of the American Hungarian Foundation" Folklorica Vol. 14 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/judithward/1/