The American Folk Art Museum Announces the Digitization of Interviews from the Rosenak Collection

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New York, United States
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Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Oral History

The American Folk Art Museum Announces the Digitization of Interviews from the Rosenak Collection  

Recordings of Sam Doyle, Lee Godie, Howard Finster, and others are available digitally for the first time

(New York, New York)—The American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) has digitized the audio recordings of Charles B. and Janice M. Rosenak, offering a rare window into some of the most iconic folk and self-taught artists of the 20th century. Information about the recordings and other material in the Charles B. and Janice M. Rosenak Collection is available through a finding aid on the Museum’s website. The Museum will be sharing selections from the recordings on its various platforms in the coming months.

The recordings, as well as transcripts, are available for research upon request. Researchers interested in accessing this exciting collection should consult the finding aid and contact the AFAM Archives at

This project is funded through the generous support of the National Recording Preservation Foundation. The Museum would also like to thank the Northeast Document Conservation Center for its expertise and support.

About the National Recording Preservation Foundation

The National Recording Preservation Foundation’s mission is to help find, preserve, and make accessible the recorded history of the United States and help recuperate collections in libraries, universities, foundations, and public broadcasting stations.

About the American Folk Art Museum

The American Folk Art Museum engages people of all backgrounds through its collections, exhibitions, publications, and programs as the leading forum shaping the understanding and appreciation of folk and self-taught art across time and place.

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Regina Carra, Rapaport Archivist, American Folk Art Museum

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