The notion of ‘One World’ or the currently popular aspect of multiculturalism was completely promoted by Lomax in the 1940s. He was also the member of People’s Songs and the Popular Front. In the latter half of the 1940s, Lomax also invested in production of a succession of concerts at Carnegie Hall and Town Hall which explicitly offered flamenco calypso and guitar in association with the Appalachian music, country blues, jazz and Andean music. In the 1940s and ‘50s, Lomax programs on the radio shows were focused on the exploration of the music from the people all around the world.
As per believes of Lomax just like every other creative thing, music and folklore occurs at the very local level and not at the country level. He also suggested that the folklore flourishes and grows in the successful interplay with the variety of cultures and diminishes in value if in isolation. He constantly requested that the folklorists which are specially trained must actively help the societies in preserving and revitalizing their own indigenous ethnicities (Anon 2001).
The life work of Lomax and his believes, materialised since 1967 in the yearly Smithsonian Folk Festival on the Mall in Washington, D.C. in the form of national as well as local initiatives by the local activists and public folklorists in aiding societies to increase acknowledgement for their own oral ethnicities, traditions and way of lives both in their local home groups as well as in the entire world. Lomax had worked as a consultant in this event. Moreover, the National Heritage Awards, bestowed by the NEA and several State governments in the form of fellowships and concerts to master traditional and folk artists is one of the many impacts of Lomax’s work.
The Association for Cultural Equity (ACE) founded by Lomax in 1983, held at the Fine Arts Campus of Hunter College in New York City. It is the guardian of the Alan Lomax Archive. The mission of this body is to exercise “cultural feedback”, “facilitate cultural equity” and “preserve, publish, repatriate and freely disseminate” its collections (Anon 2001).