Message #80:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Well-Preserved Arizona-Sonora Borderlands Folklore
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 96 14:42:00 MST
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The Southwest Folklore Center has moved, lock, stock, and archives, into 
Special Collections at the Main Library of the U. of A.  This makes my 
office more readily available to campus folks, and, most importantly, 
insures that our archives (manuscripts, photos, sound and video recordings) 
are well-preserved and maintained, and easily available. The move is 
completed; I expect to have all the tag ends tied up within a year.

News Items:
In November, the exhibition "a Cadena que no se Corta / The Unbroken Chain: 
Traditional Arts of Tucson's Mexican American Community" will open for about 
3 months in the main gallery of the University of Arizona Museum of Art. 
Sponsored by the Museum and the Southwest Folklore Center, the exhibition 
will include everything from handwork, home altars and cascarones to wrought 
iron, boots, murals and Low Riders.

Also, after a hiatus of several years, the Wa:k Powwow reinstated the All 
O'odham Old-Time Fiddle Orchestra Contest the weekend of March 9-10. This 
competition, which was originally sponsored by the Folklore Center, included 
three fine bands. In ascending prize order, they were:  The Southern Band, 
The Wa:k Fiddlers, and the Gila River Fiddlers.

I suppose I could also plug my new book, "A Shared Space: Folklife in the 
Arizona-Sonora Borderlands" (Logan: Utah State University Press,1995), which 
deals with several examples of the traditional visual and verbal arts of 
this region.

Jim Griffith jgriffit@bird.library.arizona.edu