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Alan Lomax collection

Repository: Library of Congress. American Folklife Center

Collection Description (CRHP): Items related to the civil rights movement include manuscripts related to civil rights music and singers, the Highlander Folk School, and the Black Identity Project, in addition to materials on African American music and folklore.

Collection Description (Extant): Collection comprises manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, film, and videorecordings created and collected by Alan Lomax in his work documenting song, music, dance, and body movement from many cultures. Includes field recordings and photographs Lomax made in the Bahamas, the Caribbean, England, France, Georgia, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Spain, the United States, and Wales, 1930s-2004.

Origin Info: Association for Cultural Equity; 2004.

Access Copy Note: Collection is open for research. Some materials are in process and access may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at

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Date(s): circa 1933-2004

Digital Status: Partial

Existing IDs: AFC 2004/004

Extent: 845 linear feet (330,000 manuscripts, 3876 sound recordings, 5060 graphic images, 3035 moving images)

Finding Aid URL:

Language: English, Multiple

Rights (Extant): Duplication of the collection materials may be governed by copyright and other restrictions.


African American musicians
Black Arts movement
Civil rights movements--United States--Songs and music
Folk music
Folk songs
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)
Highlander Research and Education Center (Knoxville, Tenn.)


Sound recordings


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