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Monday, May 31, 1999

Hawaii 2000

Local Legacy projects sought



The Library of Congress Bicentennial Program is seeking participants for its "Local Legacies" project, documenting grassroots heritage at the end of the century.

A Local Legacy, according to the Library of Congress, "is a traditional activity, event or area of creativity that merits being documented for future generations."

Some of the materials gathered from every Congressional district and state in America will be shared electronically with the nation and world through the National Digital Library Program designed for use in libraries and schools.

A Local Legacy might include creative arts, crafts or customs that represent traditional community life, such as a rodeo, market, parade, festival, performance of music or dance, or working at crafts.

The project will consists of cultural documentation projects which involve conducting interviews, taking photographs and recording observations and discoveries.

Sumbissions need to include, at a minimum, photographs, a written report and administrative materials as specified in Local Legacy guidelines.

All projects are self-funded. Neither the Library of Congress nor the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, organizer of the project in Hawaii, will be offering funding for the project.

To nominate a Local Legacies team and propose a project, or to participate and receive guidelines, contact Dolly Strazer at the State Foundation office by June 10. The number is 586-0771.

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