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Prize-winning quilt by Minnesota quilter Audree Sells
Prize winning quilt by Minnesota quilter Audree L. Sells titled "...And Then Jack's Mother Threw the Magic Beans Out of the Window." From the online collection Quilts and Quiltmaking in America: 1978- 1996.


The collections of the American Folklife Center contain rich and varied materials from Minnesota that document the diversity of the state's folk traditions. Among its unique recordings are Chippewa songs recorded between 1899 and 1949; folk music of Yugoslavian immigrants; Norwegian and Swedish folk music; African American Baptist services; and Dutch-Russian Mennonite funeral services conducted in English and High German.


Finding Aid: View a complete list of our Minnesota collections.

Local Legacies: This project provides a "snapshot" of local culture as it was expressed in the year 2000. View Minnesota's Local Legacies projects.

Veterans History Project: Browse state collections from the Veterans History Project.

Songs of America: Browse an interactive state map for selected songs from the American Folklife Center’s collections, as well as songs from the Library’s Music Division and Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

Additional Resources

Educational Resources: View a list of educational materials related to Minnesota from A Teacher's Guide to Folklife Resources.

Folklife Resources: Find state folklife-related agencies, societies, archives, higher education programs, and more, in Folklife Sourcebook: A Directory of Folklife Resources in the United States.

Publications: "Minnesota Logging Camp, 1937" in Folklife Annual 1986. [catalog record]


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