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Folkways

The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington is moving its archives. Thousands of rare recordings are being carefully packed up and sent to their new home. The collection is an eclectic mix of Americana, consisting of 34 years of recordings from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the catalog of Folkways Records. All Things Considered Director Bob Boilen went to visit the collection and archivist Jeff Place as he boxes up some of America's great musical treasures.

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