ARCHIVIO SONORO "FRANCO COGGIOLA" – CIRCOLO GIANNI BOSIO
Founded in 1969, the Archive is a leading institution in oral history and an international folk music archive. It was established as an independent, movement-oriented institution, to research, collect, and share the culture of the working classes, and was thus an integral part of the radical approach to folk music revival in Italy. It also promoted concerts and produced records and books. Its first campaigns focused on the folk and working-class musical traditions of Rome and the Lazio region, and on the working-class cultures of the industrial town of Terni and of the Appalachian region. In the 70s, it extended to an original approach to oral history, which has placed it at the vanguard of the international oral history movement.