NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 1985

  • Eppie Archuleta was born January 6, 1922, in Santa Cruz, New Mexico. She was raised in Medanales, New Mexico,...

  • Alice Blue Legs was born July 25, 1925, in Grass Creek, South Dakota. Her mother died when Alice was...

  • Periklis Halkias was born in 1908 in the Pogoni region of Epiros, a rugged and mountainous area of northwestern...

  • Jimmy Jausoro was born December 30, 1920, in Nampa in southwest Idaho. His parents had migrated to Idaho from...

  • Meali'i Kalama was born January 30, 1909, into a family of quilters. As a child, she often lay under...

  • Lily May Ledford was born March 17, 1917, and grew up on a tenant farm in Powell County, Kentucky,...

  • Leif Melgaard was born January 15, 1899, in Sor-Fron, Gudbrandsdal, Norway, into a peasant family, and spent his childhood...

  • Bua Xou Mua was born in 1915 in Ban Whoi Na, a village in northeastern Laos where his family...

  • Julio Negrón-Rivera was born in 1925 in Morovis, Puerto Rico. He was raised in a family of traditional musicians...

  • Glenn Ohrlin was born October 26, 1926, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a boy, he heard and liked cowboy songs,...

  • Henry Townsend was born October 27, 1909, in Shelby, Mississippi, the third son of Allen and Omelia Townsend. Allen...

  • Horace Williams was born May 9, 1910, in Newberry County, South Carolina, into an impoverished sharecropping family. He began...