WCU starts project to record craft revival online
CULLOWHEE (AP) ó A project to record online the effort to revive handcrafts in western North Carolina is getting its official start at a state university.
Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library will house the Web site and digital archive of “Craft Revival: Shaping Western North Carolina Past and Present.”
The school will receive artifacts from partners such as the John C. Campbell Folk School and the Penland School of Crafts that tell the story of the craft revival from 1895 to 1945. Artifacts such as documents, letters, photographs, oral histories and other objects will be digitized and uploaded into the project database.
The launch begins Friday evening at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway and continues Saturday with a workshop at the library.
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