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The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at the
Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
constitute one of the world's most important archives of audio and video recordings, photographs, manuscripts, and other materials documenting traditional and grassroots cultures of the U.S. and the entire world. The holdings include more than 18,000 commercial discs, 4000 acetate discs, about 48,000 audiotapes (reel, cassette, DAT), more than 3000 CDs, over 1,000,000 still images, over 4000 videotapes, more than 500,000 feet of motion picture film, drawings and posters, files of correspondence and business records for Folkways and other labels acquired by the Center, the Woody Guthrie Papers, and other significant photographic and manuscript collections related to folk music and the activities of the Center. At present, not all collections are represented in the SIRIS catalog.