Welcome to the USC Digital Folklore Archives, comprising largely of data on folklore performances collected by students at the University of Southern California. These performances represent USC and the surrounding Los Angeles area in all its great diversity: the archives, although local, is also truly a global one.

This archives was funded by a grant from the Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET), and was created by Jeff Watson.

This database is open to the global scholarly community. For guest access to the archives,  please email the director, Prof. Tok Thompson (tokthomp@usc.edu).

For more on the study of Folklore at USC, please see: