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University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Mullins Library, Room 214O
365 North McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002

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University of Arkansas Libraries
365 North McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002

Who We Are

Virginia Siegel, Folk Arts Coordinator


Background and Interests

M.A., Folk Studies, Western Kentucky University
B.F.A., Historic Preservation, Savannah College of Art and Design

As the Folk Arts Coordinator for Arkansas Folk and Traditional Arts, I research and document the folklife of Arkansas and oversee our mission. Previously, I served as the Folklife Specialist for the Kentucky Folklife Program. At KFP, I was particularly proud of a project centered on the traditional arts and stories of the Bosnian American diaspora in Kentucky.  My additional research interests include historic preservation, architectural history, and vernacular architecture (including traditional cultural properties).  I am also interested in Chinese folklife and language. 我说一点中文,我在学中文。 很高兴认识您!


Selected Publications

  • Siegel, Virginia and Michael Ann Williams. 2017. “Folklife and Historic Preservation.” In Folklife and Museums: Twenty-First-Century Perspectiveseds. C. Kurt Dewhurst, Patricia Hall, and Charlie Seemann. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Björkman, Brent and Virginia Siegel. 2016. “The Kentucky Folklife Program and the Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University.” Journal of Folklore and Education 3:113-118.
  • Williams, Michael Ann (魏梅安) and Virginia Siegel (苏吉雅). 2017. “民间生活与历史建筑保护: 传统文化场所和克里奥罗人的林孔小屋.” 文化遗产 (“Cultural Heritage”) 2017年06期. Translated by 陈熙 .

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