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folklorist

Amy Elizabeth Skillman, American folklorist.

Background

Skillman, Amy Elizabeth was born on November 21, 1952 in Pontiac, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Newton Junior and Sara Ann (Ekelund) Skillman.

Education

Bachelor in Cultural Minorities/Immigrant Experience, St. Lawrence University, 1975;Master's in Folklore and Mythology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1979.

Career

Program coordinator, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, 1981-1982;director Superfest, Corporation on Disabilities and Telecomm., Los Angeles, 1983-1986;coordinator cultural heritage programs, Missouri Cultural Heritage Center, Columbia, 1986-1988;director office of folklife programs, Pennsylvania Heritage Affairs Commission, Harrisburg, 1988-1996;vice-president, director folklife and cultural conservation programs, Institute Cultural Partnerships, Harrisburg, since 1996. Research associate American Folklife Center Library. of Congress, 1982. Coordinator Sundayafternoon concert series Santa Monica (California) National Recreation Area, summer/fall 1984.

Director old time fiddle camp Bethel German Communal Colony, 1988, 89, 90, 91. Folklife consultant International Institute Greater St. Louis, since 1988. Visiting panel member folk and traditional arts program National Endowment for the Arts, since 1988.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bicycling, hiking, weaving.

Connections

father:
Newton Skillman Junior

mother:
Sara Ann (Ekelund) Skillman