Folklore of a 21st Century Pandemic
Lithuanian Folksongs in America Recorded by Jonas Balys (1949–1951)
Edited by Austė Nakienė and Rūta Žarskienė. Vilnius: Lietuvių literatūros ir tautosakos institutas, 2019, 152 p., audio recordings of 40 pieces.
Gražina Kadžyte receives the 2019 Cultural Ministry Award.
We recommend listening to archival recordings at www.pakartot.lt
Information for visitors
You may find information about the materials housed at the Lithuanian Folklore Archives in inventory documents as well as in our databases.
If you are unable to find what you are looking for by browsing the digitized materials, we invite you to visit our reading room in person, where you can order and look through the desired collections. Visitors are welcome on Mondays–Thursdays from 9:00–12:00 and 13:00–16:00; and on Fridays from 9:00–14:30.
The Lithuanian Folklore Archives – are the largest and oldest repository of folklore in Lithuania with abundant audio and photo archives. Since the end of the 20th century, a video archive has also been compiled. The oldest manuscript dates to 1800, and the oldest photograph is from 1907. The first sound recordings were recorded on wax cylinders in 1908, on phonograph discs in 1935, and on magnetic tapes in 1952. The oldest video recording is from 1972.
Books, Archival sound recordings, Phonograph recordings
Day of Folklore and recipients of the “Folklore Honey” award
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the famous folklore collector, Jurgis Dovydaitis, in 2007, the employees of the Folklore Archives Department decided to proclaim his birthday, October 19th, as the Day of Folklore and established the “Folklore Honey” award to recognize outstanding contemporary folklore collectors.