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Image Support our efforts to preserve our archives before they decay! 

For nearly 40 years our filmmakers, folklorists and historians have interviewed, recorded, photographed and filmed men and women whose stories, music, foods and crafts represent the diverse traditions and communities of the Memphis/Delta region.

  In their current form these tape recorded personal narratives and music will not last. 

With your help the very fragile materials that are stored in the Center's Archives -- 1500 analog audio recordings, 300,000 images, and several hundred hours of film footage and video can be preserved on digital files and be available for generations to come. 

"The Center's films, photographs, interviews, exhibits, folk art, and championing of individuals and the community represent an invaluable resource too rare to call priceless (it would be an insult to the diversity and purity of its subjects) but requiring the kind of archival attention that will allow them to be preserved."   - Peter Guralnick

 Can include varying levels of promotion and acknowledgement on our live stages, our web site, television and print materials.  Sponsorships can be for specific events, programs or ongoing support. 

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One of our most generous supporters is the TN Arts Commision, but they need your support in order to provide assistance to organizations like us and TN artists.  You can help by signing up for a personalized license plate courtesy of the Tennessee Arts Commission.  Every specialty plate makes an annual $30 donation to TAC which "stimulates and encourages the presentation of performing, visual and literary arts throughout the state and encourages public interest in the cultural heritage of Tennessee." 

Express your artistic flair and fill out an application today!



Join our new mailing list and receive automatic reminders about our live music concerts in the Folklore Gift Store! Become a fan of our ReverbNation venue page for music updates and artist details and help us increase the Center's online presence.  Or if you're a musician interested in performing a Brown Bag Lunch or Weekend Night Show send us a message through the ReverbNation web page!

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119 S. Main Street
At Peabody Place Trolley Stop
Memphis, TN 38103

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Folklore Store:
123 S. Main Street
At Peabody Place Trolley Stop
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 525-3655
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