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LOC Center Receives Roots Music Segments

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will receive nine segments of the “American Roots Music” series as a gift to be used by scholars and researchers.

The four-part television series, which aired last fall on PBS, traces the development of unique American music forms throughout the 20th century.

Some of these include blues, country, gospel and Cajun music, which were provided by the American Folklife Center to be used in the series.

The segments have been edited so that they can easily be viewed and used as stand-alone pieces, even though they were originally produced as part of the larger series.

Sequences are being donated through a special licensing arrangement to at least 15 other museums throughout the country.

— Sara Faiwell