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Barbara Dane collection

Repository: Library of Congress. American Folklife Center

Collection Description (Extant): Collection of sound recordings of interviews, readings by authors, lectures and speeches, and radio broadcasts with songs and music, recorded and compiled by Barbara Dane and Irwin Silber for the "Sing Out!" radio program on WBAI-FM, New York City; and for other radio shows and documentation of other music and events from 1952-1978. Includes interviews with Vietnam War protesters, draft resisters, and topical songs written about the Vietnam War; songs many about other events of the 1960s and 1970s, including the African American civil rights movement; Native American survival movement; the women’s rights and gay rights movements. The collection includes some tapes submitted by performers or listeners of Barbara Dane’s shows, some with accompanying letters. Includes interview and songs performed by Catalan poet and composer, Raimon; Philippine songs; Cambodian songs; sound recordings of the Poor People’s March on Washington, 1968; folk festivals and other recordings.

Participants and performers include Kathryn Ann Porter, Julian Lee Rayford, Mike Fink, The Weavers, Paul Phillips, Barry Hall, Little Brother Montgomery, Willie Dixon, Mahalia Jackson, Ed Cray, Memphis Slim, Big Joe Williams, Lightning Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb, Fred McDowell, Tony Kraber, Pete Seeger, Estella Mama Yancey, Raimon, Chambers Brothers, and many others.

Access Copy Note: Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. Before requesting materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at folklife@loc.gov; 202-707-5510.

Collection URL: http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655230

Date(s): 1952-1978

Existing IDs: AFC 1980/001

Extent: 43 sound tape reels : analog, various speeds ; 10 in.
80 sound tape reels : analog, various speeds ; 7 in.
35 sound tape reels : analog, various speeds ; 5 in.
3 folders manuscripts.

Language: English

Rights (Extant): Duplication of sound recordings may be governed by copyright and other restrictions.

Subjects:

African American singers
Civil rights movements--United States--Songs and music
Folk songs
Protest songs
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Speeches

 

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