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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

ARIZONA COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Carrie Berard, Judy Ng, and Victoria E.M. Pendleton
Series Editor: Ann Hoog

Revised: September 2012


For additional information about Archive of Folk Culture collections, contact the Folklife Reading Room. To request copies, see our webpages regarding audio materials and photographic materials. Please refer to the AFC and/or AFS numbers when requesting information. All indications of time duration listed in this finding aid are estimates.

AFC 1939/016: Resettlement Administration Recordings Collection
One hundred sixty-five 12-inch discs of instrumentals and songs recorded in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C. by Sidney Robertson Cowell, Charles Seeger, Margaret Valiant, and others for the Special Skills Division, Resettlement Administration, 1936-37. The collection includes 3 1/2 inches of transcripts, correspondence, graphic images, and a program book from the 1937 National Folk Festival. The festival included a performance by Arizona cowboy, Romaine Lowdermilk of Soda Springs Ranch, Rimrock, Arizona. (preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 141B-142A; 210A-218A) (AFS 2068-2070; 2090-2092; 3155-3313) [catalog record]

AFC 1939/017: Margaret Valiant Recordings for the Farm Security Administration
Twenty 12-inch discs recorded in Arizona and California by Margaret Valiant for the Farm Security Administration, Feb. 1939. Includes Apache, Papago, Hopi, Pima, Yuma, and Mojave music recorded in Phoenix, Arizona. Also recordings from various migratory camps in California. [catalog record]

AFS 3314-3315; 3334A: Three discs containing 14 songs and dances performed by groups of girls and boys from the Apache, Hopi, Mojave, Papago, Pima, and Yuma tribes. Recorded in Phoenix, Arizona, February, 1939. (35 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 218A and 219A)

AFS 3318: One disc containing songs performed by an unidentified group of Mexican musicians, featuring violin, guitar, mandolin and bull fiddle. Recorded in Tempe, Arizona, 1939.

AFS 3319; 3323A: Two discs containing "Darby Ram," "He was Only Just a Cowboy," "Four H's of Mexico," and "Chizzum Trail" sung by Cal Boies. Recorded in Phoenix, Arizona, February 1939.

AFS 3320A: One disc containing "Love Song" sung and played by Quartet Caliente. Recorded in Tucson, Arizona, February 1939.

AFS 3322: One discs containing "El Jarabe Tapatio," and "Atotonilco" performed by Tipica Orchesta. Recorded in Puebla Granda, Arizona, February 1939.

AFS 3323B1-B2: One disc containing an old English ballad and "Robin bird song" sung by Mrs. Howard. Recorded in Phoenix, Arizona, by February 1939.

AFS 3324A: One disc containing "The Banks of the Sweet Dundee" sung by Louise Holland. Recorded in Casa Grande, Arizona, Febuary 1939.

AFS 3324B: One disc containing "Sing Tru-la-loo-loo" sungy by Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Aldrich. Recorded in Casa Grande, Arizona, February 1939.

AFS 3325A: One disc containing "Under Yonders Tree" sung by Mrs. Benton Cooper. Recorded in Casa Grande, Arizona, Feburary 1939.

AFS 3327A1: One disc containing "Old Man Crumble" sung by Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Aldrich. Recorded in Casa Grande, Arizona, Febuary 1939.

AFC 1940/008: Margaret Valiant Southwest and California Recordings
Thirteen 12-inch discs of recordings made in Southern California and the Southwest (in Arizona) by Margaret Valiant for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) in 1939. Presented by the FSA to the Archive of American Folk Song. [catalog record]

AFS 3558: One disc containing "There's a Spot that I Know," "Wagonwheels," and "Wanderer of the Wasteland," sung by the McGee family with guitar. Recorded in Casa Grande Valley Farms, Coolidge, Arizona, February 1939.

AFS 3559A: One disc containing "Way Down in Old St. Francis Bottom" sung by Agnes Cunningham. Recorded in Tucson, Arizona, February 1939.

AFS 3567A: One disc containing "No Home for the Poor" sung by Mrs. Howard with guitar. Recorded in Tempe, Arizona, March 1939.

AFS 3570A: One discs containing "Her Name was Lil, She was a Beauty," sung by Odd Halseth. Recorded at the Museum of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona, February 1938.

AFC 1941/039: Willard Rhodes 1941 Field Recordings Collection
Forty-four 16-inch discs of Indian songs made by Willard Rhodes of Columbia University for the Government since 1947. The collections includes logs. Performers include: Henry Butterfly, Joseph Old Chief, William Buffalo Hide, Mr. And Mrs. Joe Morning Gun, Henry Morning Gune, Alvin Warrior, Mathew Eagle Bay, and others. (copies on AFS 12,097-12,138)

AFS 9519-9520: Two discs containing 20 chants, dances, lullabies, and songs performed by Frank Toledo and others. Recorded in Flagstaff, Arizona, July 5, 1941. (1 hour and 18 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 228B)

AFS 9521A-B: One disc containing 9 Hopi games, lullabies, and songs performed by Jimmy and Pierce Kewanytewa, and Edmond Nequatewa. Recorded in Flagstaff, Arizona, July 7, 1941. (20 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 229A)

AFS 9521B-9522A: Two discs containing 18 Hopi lullabies and songs performed by Mrs. Elizabeth White's students. Recorded in Oraibi, Arizona, July 1941. (45 minutes; preservation tape LWO reel 229)

AFS 9522A-9523: Two discs o containing 22 Choctaw, Laguna Pueblo, Navajo, and Paiute dances, songs, and lullabies performed by Ambrose Roan Horse. [?]

AFS 9524-9526B: Two discs containing 32 Navajo dances and songs performed by Joe and Elmer Lee, and James Smith. Recorded in Lukachukai, Arizona, July 21, 1941. (1 hour and 19 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 229B-230A)

AFS 9528: One disc containing 21 Navajo dances and songs performed by pupils at Hunterspoint Day School. Recorded in St. Michael's, Arizona, July 24, 1941. (40 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 230B)

AFS 9529: One disc containing 13 Navajo lullabies and songs performed by Mrs. Gordy. Recorded in Fort Defiance, Arizona, July 1941. (32 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 231A)

9532B-9533A: Two discs containing 8 Navajo songs performed by Ambrose Roan Horse and Sam Roan Horse. Recorded in Fort Wingate, New Mexico, August 4, 1941. (17 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 231B)

AFC 1942/003: "Dear Mr. President" Collection
Four 16-inch, 48 12-inch, and 3 8-inch discs of recorded reactions to war-time conditions in the United States. Recorded by Robert E. Barton Allen, Harry Behn, Fletcher Collins, Duncan Emrich, John Henry Faulk, Helen Hartness Flanders, Charles Johnson, Lewis Jones, Marguerite Olney, Vance Randolph, William N. Robson, Robert Sonkin, and Charles Todd in various locations throughout the United States, January-February 1942. Recorded for the Office of Emergency Management Radio Section program "Dear Mr. President." The collection includes 1 linear inch of correspondence, logs, and transcripts. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFS 6445-6450: Six discs containing narratives by Jerome Arrison, Willie Clay, Carlos Lopez, Matt Mansfield, Carlos Ronstadt, Enos Francisco, Sr. (Tohono O'odham), Tom K. Ritchie, Matthew Schneck, W.R. Voris, Recorded in Tucson, Arizona, by Harry Behr, Jan-Feb. 1942. (preservation tape LWO 5111)

AFC 1942/018: Michael Cruise Recordings of Fiddle Tunes and Miners' Stories
Three 16-inch discs of fiddle tunes, miners' songs, recitations, square dance calls, and commentary, performed by Michael Cruise of Tucson, Arizona. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, by Alan Lomax and Josephine M. Schwartz, ca 1940s. The collection includes 2 pages of notes and a recording log. (1 hour and 10 minutes; preservation tape LWO 3493 reel 42) (AFS 6354-6356) [catalog record]

AFC 1942/024: Willard Rhodes 1942-1943 Field Recordings Collection
Fifty-eight 12-inch discs of American Indian music recorded in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, and South Dakota by Willard Rhodes, summer 1942 and 1943, for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The collection includes 35 pages of notes.

AFS 12,184-12,185; 12,186B: Three discs containing 6 Navajo dances and songs, performed by Ambrose Roan Horse, Chester Roan and Tom Roan. Recorded in Pine Springs, Arizona, August 5, 1942. (12 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 395A)

AFS 12,187-12,188: Two discs containing 5 Navajo songs, performed by Ambrose Roan Horse. Recorded in Pine Springs, Arizona, August 5, 1942. (12 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 395B)

AFS 12,189: One disc containing 4 Navajo songs, performed by Mrs. Charley Moss. Recorded in Window Rock, Arizona, August, 1942. (10 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 395B)

AFS 12,190: One disc containing 7 Navajo songs, performed by Glenhasbah. Recorded in Lukachukai, Arizona, August, 1942. (17 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 395B)

AFS 12,191-12,196: Six discs containing 20 Navajo dances and songs, performed by Joe Lee. Recorded in Lukachukai, Arizona, August 11, 1942. (49 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 395B-396A)

AFC 1943/016: Michael Cruise Recordings
One 16-inch disc of nine fiddle tunes and commentary, performed by Michael Cruise of Tucson, Arizona. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, by Benjamin A. Botkin and John Langenegger, April 23, 1943. The collection includes a 1-page recording log. (23 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 2B) (AFS 7037) [catalog record]

AFC 1949/001: Willard Rhodes 1949 Field Recordings Collection
Thirty-two 12-inch discs, and 1 10-inch disc of American Indian chants, dances, prayers, and songs, performed by school children, in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. Recorded by Willard Rhodes, in the summer of 1949, for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Duplicating Project. The collection includes a concordance, notes and a recording log.

AFS 12,265-12,266: Two discs containing 8 Navajo songs by Hazel Litzen, Eleanor Jensen Nieto, and Mrs. Chabah Watson (from Chinlee, Arizona). Recorded in Stewart, Nevada, 1949. (20 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 400B)

AFS 12,267: One disc containing 3 Navajo songs by Robbie George, Glen James, Kayah David (Window Rock, Arizona), Cornelius Kasner and Roy Spencer (both from Phoenix, Arizona). Recorded in Stewart, Nevada, 1949. (7 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 400B)

AFS 12,269-12,270: Two discs containing 5 Apache songs by Herbert Teesway, Gin Riley, Quentin Dafkoshey, William Duryea (Cibecue, Arizona), Denny Parker, Robert Colelay, Fred Larzehre (Maverick, Arizona) and Ronnie Iupe (Whiteriver, Arizona). Recorded in Stewart, Nevada, 1949. (10 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 400B)

AFS 12,276-12.278: Two discs containing 8 Walapai and Havasupai songs by Tom Lane, Jacob Honga, Frank Beecher, and Gus Walena. Recorded in Peach Springs, Arizona, 1949. (24 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 401)

AFS 12,279-12,280: Two discs containing 7 Havasupai songs by Paul Burre. Recorded in Grand Canyon, Arizona, 1949. (20 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 401B)

AFS 12,282-12,283: Two discs containing 8 Navajo songs by Ambrose and Sam Roan Horse, from Arizona. Recorded in Fort Wingate, New Mexico, 1949. (24 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 401B-402A)

AFS 12,286-12,287: Two discs containing 6 Hopi songs by Wesley Poneoma and others. Recorded in Toreva and Second Mesa, Arizona, 1949. (20 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 402A)

AFS 12,288-12,291: Four discs containing 8 Hopi songs by Wesley Poenoma and others. Recorded in Oraibi, Arizona, 1949. (23 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 402)

AFS 12,292-12,295: Four discs of 19 Hopi, Navajo, Taos, and Zuni dances and songs by Valjean Joshevama and others. Recorded in Oraibi, Fort Defiance, and Polacca, Arizona, 1949. (48 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 402B)

AFC 1949/003: University of Arizona Folklore Committee Collection of Recordings from Arizona
Sixty-five 12-inch discs of Latter-Day Saints hymns and other Mormon songs, children's songs, cowboy songs, folk songs, English and Scots ballads (including Child ballads), Civil War songs, World War II songs, corridos, Spanish American songs, dance music, Irish songs, fiddle tunes, an old-time fiddling contest, and instrumentals on mandolin and guita. Recordings made for the University of Arizona Folklore Committee, by various collectors in Chandler, Mesa, Patagonia, and Tucson, Arizona, 1948-49. The collection includes logs and song texts. [catalog record]

AFS 9297-9306: Ten discs containing canciones, fiddle tunes, and songs, performed by Abraham John Busby, and others. Recorded in Chandler, Patagonia, and Sonora, Arizona, by Doris Seibold and Peter Tufts, in 1948. (1 hour and 26 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 209)

AFS 9307-9308: Two discs containing camp and other songs, performed by Desmond Powell. Recorded in Tucson, Arizona, by Peter Robinson, 1949. (16 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 209B)

AFS 9309-9312: Four discs containing songs, performed by Bob Thomas. Recorded in Tucson, Arizona, by A.W. Bork, 1949. (37 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 209B)

AFS 9313-9316: Four discs containing canciones, sung in Spanish, by Tranquelino Ortega, Julio Ortega, and Juan Urias. Recorded by Doris Seibold, 1949. (25 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 210)

AFS 9317-9331A: Fifteen discs containing canciones, dances, and songs, sung and played by Alvessa Hummel and her orchestra, Mercedes Amados, Laguna Brothers, Edwin Gardner, Pauline Beals, William (Scotty) Kier, and Grace Murrieta. Recorded in Patagonia, Arizona, by Doris Seibold and Al Whiting, 1948-49. (1 hour and 55 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 210B-211B)

AFS 9335-9344: Ten discs containing songs and fiddle tunes, sung and played by George Copeland and others, for the Old Time Fiddlers' Contest. Recorded in Tucson, Arizona, by Charles Wiley, February 15, 1948. (1 hour and 10 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 211-212A)

AFS 9345-9348: Three discs containing songs sung in Spanish by Tony Corral. Recorded in Tucson, Arizona, by Vicente Acosta, March 1948. (25 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 212)

AFS 9349-9357: Eight discs containing songs sung by Mrs. John A. Ray. Recorded in Mesa, Arizona, by Frances Gillmor, April 3, 1948. (1 hour and 10 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 212B-213A)

AFS 9357-9361[?]: Four discs containing songs sung in Spanish by Vicente Acosta, Paco Rios, and Concepcion, Eugene, and Lalo Guerrero. Recorded in Tucson, Arizona, by Vicente Acosta, May 29, 1948. (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 213A)

AFC 1950/008: Frances Gillmor Recordings of Amy Hancock Baird
Seven 12-inch discs of 19 songs sung by Amy Hancock Baird, who learned these songs in Taylor, Arizona, a Mormon community, in the years 1888-1900. Recorded in Safford, Arizona, by Frances Gillmor, June 1949, for the University of Arizona Folklore Project. The collection includes 17 pages of logs and textual transcriptions. (45 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 258B-259A) (AFS 9767-9773) [catalog record]

AFC 1951/001: Willard Rhodes 1951 Field Recordings Collection
Eight 7-inch tapes of American Indian dances, hymns, prayers, and songs, performed by various groups in Arizona, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming, recorded by Willard Rhodes, June-August, 1951, for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The collection includes 1/8 linear inch of concordance, correspondence, notes, and a 17-page recording log. [catalog record]

AFS 14,620A1; 14,620B-14,621A: Two tapes containing 22 songs from an Apache Face Painting Ceremony of Girls Puberty Ceremony by Medicine Man James Hume and others, at the Fort Apache Reservation. Recorded in Cibecue, Arizona, July 27, 1951. (1 hour and 15 minutes; LWO 6692 reels 3-4A)

AFS 14,620A2-3: One tape containing 12 Apache Devil Dance songs by Medicine Man Macklin Palmer, Andrew Palmer, Sinew Riley, and Tribal Judge Stanley Paxson. Recorded in Whiteriver, Arizona, July 30, 1951. (40 minutes; LWO 6692 reel 3B-4A)

14,621A1-9: One tape containing 8 Apache dances, fiddle tunes, and songs by Clarence Peaches, David Dazen, and others. Recorded in Cibecue, Arizona, August 1, 1951. (28 minutes; LWO 6692 reel 4A)

14,621A1-8: One tape containing 8 Apache songs and dances by Medicine Man Macklin Palmer, Andrew Palmer, Sinew Riley, and Tribal Judge Stanley Paxson. Recorded in Whiteriver, Arizona, August 2, 1951. (28 minutes; LWO 6692 reel 4B)

14,621B1: One tape containing 4 Apache love songs and fiddle tunes by Clarence Peaches. Recorded in Whiteriver, Arizona, August 3, 1951. (14 minutes; LWO 6692 reel 4B)

AFC 1951/023: Frances Gillmor Recordings of Paul Bailey
Seven 12-inch discs of 25 fiddle tunes and songs performed by Paul Bailey. Recorded in Patagonia, Arizona, by Alfred F. Whiting, March-April 1950, for the University of Arizona Folklore Project. The collection includes 1 linear inch of correspondence, lyrics, notes, and a recording log. (AFS 10,138-10,144) (1 hour and 8 minutes; LWO 5111 reel 287)

AFS 10,879: William N. Fenton / American Indian Music of the Southwest
One 7-inch tape of Southwest American Indian music recorded in various locations by William Fenton, summer 1950. Includes Navajo and Hopie love songs and dance songs. (LWO 3538)

AFC 1964/017: Paul V. Long / Wilford Babcock and Jim Griffith Interviews Collection
One 7-inch tape of "true" cowboy and miner stories told by Wilfred Babcock of Kingman, Arizona, and two songs, "Naco" and "Athabascan Bastards," about the Apache performed by Jim Griffith of Flagstaff, Arizona. Interviews conducted by Paul V. Long, Jr. and L. Parker "Pick" Temple. Recorded by Paul V. Long Jr., July 19, 1958 and December 6, 1959, respectively. The collection includes a 1-page recording log. (1 hour and 43 minutes; LWO 4198) (AFS 12,075)

AFC 1964/020: David McAllester Recordings of a Navajo Blessingway and Protection Rite
Six 7-inch tapes of prayers and songs of the Navajo Blessingway and Protection Rite performed by Frank Mitchell. Recorded in Chinle, Arizona, by David P. McAllester, December 16-18, 1957. The collection includes 6 pages of notes and logs. (12 hours, LWO 4234) (AFS 12,081-12,086) [catalog record]

AFS 12,097-12,138: Willard Rhodes
Thirty-one 12-inch discs, and 11 10-inch discs of American Indian chants, dances, prayers, and songs, performed by school children, in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. Recorded by Willard Rhodes, in the summer of 1941, for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

AFC 1965/014: David McAllester / Navajo Ceremony
Eleven 7-inch tapes of Navajo ceremonial prayers and songs performed by Dine Tsusi and Ray Winnie. Recorded in Lukachukai, Arizona, by David P. McAllester, June 2-10, 1958. The collection includes 8 pages of notes and logs. (22 hours, LWO 4520) (AFS 12,321-12,331) [catalog record]

AFS 12,332-12,342: J. D. Robb / Music of the Southwest
Nine 7-inch, 1 5-inch, and 1 3-inch tapes of folk songs and "Spanish-American" dances, performed by Ray Reed and others. Recorded in Arizona and New Mexico, by J.D. Robb, June 6, 1951 and December 31, 1953. The collection includes 2 pages of notes and a recording log.

AFS 12,337-12,342: Six tapes of Matachines dances and "Spanish-American" music. Recorded in Patagonia, Arizona, at the Doris Seibold Ranch, December 31, 1953. (3 hours; LWO 4599)

AFS 14,058: KTAR / Navajo Rain Chant
One 12-inch disc of the Navajo Rain Chant broadcast on radio station KTAR, Phoenix, Arizona, May 3, 1937. (12 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 429A)

AFC 1970/013: Robert A. Black Duplication Project
Nineteen 10-inch tapes of Acoma, Hopi, Laguna, Pueblo, and Zuni chants and music performed by various people. Recorded in Arizona and New Mexico by Robert A. Black, 1957-1965. The collection includes 11 pages of correspondence, logs, and notes. [catalog record]

AFS 14,059-14,069A: Twelve tapes containing Hopi chants and songs. Recorded in northern Arizona, by Robert A. Black, on an unknown date. (19 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 5800, reels 1-11)

AFS 14,072-14,077: Six tapes containing Hopi chants, dances, and songs. Recorded in Northern Arizona, by Robert A. Black, on an unknown date. (12 hours; LWO 5800, reels 14-19)

AFC 1970/014: Carl B. Johnson Duplication Project
One 10-inch tape, originally recorded on wax cylinders, of 14 Navajo songs. Recorded in New Mexico and Arizona by Geoffrey O'Hara, 1914. The collection includes 2 pages of correspondence. (1 hour; LWO 5930; LWO 19,377 reel 1) (AFS 14,078)

AFC 1973/001: Guy Logsdon / Riley Neal Tapes, Part 2
Five 7-inch tapes of an interview with and songs sung by Arizona cowboy, Riley Neal. Recorded in Payson, Arizona, by Guy Logsdon, April 11-14, 1970. The collection includes 4 pages of correspondence and logs. (5 hours; RWB 8301-8305) (AFS 26,820-26,824). (See also AFC 1973/012)

AFC 1973/012: Guy Logsdon / Riley Neal Tapes, Part I
Two 10-inch tapes of an interview with and songs sung by Arizona cowboy Riley Neal. Recorded by Guy Logsdon, August 1968. The collection includes 5 pages of logs and notes. (4 hours; LWO 7240) (AFS 15,593-15,594) (See also AFC 1973/001)

AFC 1975/029: Richard K. Spottswood / Ray and Ina Patterson Recordings
Four 7-inch tapes of hillbilly vocal and instrumental music played on guitar and mandolin by Ray and Ina Patterson. Recorded in Tucson, Arizona, by Richard K. Spottswood, April 27, 1975. (2 hours, LWO 8566) (AFS 17,573-17,576).

AFC 1975/041: Richard K. Spottswood / Waila ("chicken scratch") Music
Three 7-inch tapes of Wyla (or "chicken scratch") band music played by Mike Enis and his group (Papago [Tohono O'Odham]). Recorded in Arizona by Richard K. Spottswood, April 1975. (2 hour and 30 minutes; LWO 8578) (AFS 17,621-17,623).

AFC 1975/043: Richard K. Spottswood Collection of Fiddle Music
Nine 7-inch tapes of fiddle music played by Clarence Langen and others. Recorded in Thatcher, Arizona, by Richard K. Spottswood, April 1975. The collection includes 4 pages of logs. (2 hours and 15 minutes; LWO 8577) (AFS 17,627-17,635). [catalog record]

AFC 1975/053: Richard K. Spottswood Collection of Papago Songs
One 7-inch tape of Papago [Tohono O'Odham] vocal music with percussion accompaniment performed by the Danny Lopez Singers. Recorded in Tucson, Arizona, by Richard K. Spottswood, April 26, 1975. (LWO 8667) (AFS 17,979)

AFC 1976/008: Richard K. Spottswood and Jim Griffith / Ed Smith Fiddle Tunes
Five 7-inch tapes of fiddle and string band music played by Ed Smith, John Ragsdale, and Jim Griffith. Recorded in Tucson, Arizona, by Richard K. Spottswood, April 27, 1975. The collection includes 5 pages of logs. (2 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 8832) (AFS 17,986-17,990)

AFC 1976/012: Gail "Syerry Petes" Gardner Cowboy Songs Collection
Two 7-inch tapes of cowboy songs composed, sung, and discussed by Gail "Syerry Petes" Gardner. Recorded in Prescott, Arizona, by Richard K. Spottswood, April 23, 1975. The collection includes 2 pages of logs. (1 hour; LWO 8859) (AFS 18,002-18,003)

AFC 1977/038: Monroe Benton Collection of Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial and Flagstaff All-Indian Pow-Wow Recordings
Five 7-inch tapes of Apache, Crow, Cuchan, Hopi, Kiowa, Laguna, Navajo, Oyeh, Pima, Santa Anna, Ute, and Zuni songs, chants, and dance music. Recorded at the Inter-Tribal Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico, and the All-Indian Pow Wow in Flagstaff, Arizona, August 14 and July 4, 1969, respectively. The collection includes 4 pages of correspondence and logs. (5 hours; LWO 9883) (AFS 19,182-19,186) [catalog record]

AFS 19,727-19,746: Tucson Meet Yourself Festival, 1976
Twenty 7-inch tapes of performances from the 1976 Meet Yourself Festival, featuring African American gospel, bluegrass, Cajun, cowboy songs, Irish bagpipes, fiddle tunes, Mexican, and American Indian (Apache, Papago, Yaqui) performers. Recorded in Tucson, Arizona, by Richard K. Spottswood, October 8-10, 1976. The collection includes 22 pages of lists of performers, and notes. (10 hours, LWO 15,572)

AFC 1978/003: Diana Cohen Hopi Religion Collection
One 10-inch tape of songs and interviews concerning song composition, snake dance, Kiva ceremonies, and other aspects of Hopi religion performed by Ferrel Secakuku and Perry Honani. Recorded in Second Mesa, Arizona, by Diana Cohen, May 1974. The collection includes 1/8 linear inch of correspondence, notes and textual transcriptions. (1 hour and 30 minutes; LWO 16,532) (AFS 19,976). [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 22,499: Robert Sayers / Doc Williams Collection
One 5-inch tape of fiddle tunes performed by and an interview with Doc Williams about his life in the saddle maker's trade in Arizona and New Mexico. Recorded in Flagstaff, Arizona, by Robert Sayers, November 1971. The collection includes 2 pages of notes. (1 hour; RXA 4050)

AFC 1980/008: "An Investigation of Adolescent Females in America's Sub-Cultures" by Margo Davis
One hundred twenty-three-page manuscript entitled "An Investigation of Adolescent Females in America's Sub-Cultures." Includes interviews with young women aged 13-27, from Mormon, Mennonnite, Papago, Hopi, Hutterite, farming, and fishing communities. Interviews were conducted in Downeast Maine; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Boulder, Utah; Tucson and areas in northern Arizona;and Norfolk Connecticut, by Margo Davis, Oct. 1979-June 1980. Davis was traveling with the Audubon Expedition Institute for Envirnmental Education.

AFC 1981/018: Ethnic Broadcasting in America Collection
Eighteen 7-inch tapes, 2 5-inch tapes, and 117 audiocassettes of ethnic radio broadcasts recorded for the Ethnic Broadcasting in America Project of the American Folklife Center. Recorded mostly off the air by Elena Bradunas, Theodore Grame, Alan Jabbour, and others at various locations in the United States, 1977-1978. Documentation includes Theodore Grame's Ethnic Broadcasting in the United States (Washington, D.C.: American Folklife Center, 1980), 9 1/2 linear inches of correspondence, manuscript materials, and recording logs. [catalog record]

AFS 23,027: One audiocassette containing the "Navajo Country Hour" and a Spanish-language program broadcast on KCLS, Flagstaff, Arizona. Recorded April 25, 1978. (1 hour; RYA 2895)

AFC 1983/006: Jim Griffith Collection on Van Holyoak
Two videocassettes of Van Holyoak, a rancher, highway maintenance worker, storyteller, singer, and cowboy poet from Clay Springs, Arizona. This program features Holyoak attending to duties around his ranch, while performing jokes, poetry, songs, and stories. Recorded by Jim Griffith, March-April, 1977. The collection includes 15 pages of correspondence. (4 hours) [catalog record]

AFC 1985/013: BBC American Cowboy Exhibition Collection
One audiocassette of a radio documentary entitled Round Up on Capitol Hill concerning the American Folklife Center's traveling exhibit on the American Cowboy. Includes commentary by Jim Griffith, from the University of Arizona, about cowboy songs. Recorded in Washington, D.C., for the BBC. Produced by John Powell and presented by Christopher Frayling. Original transmission date, September 26, 1983. The collection includes 17 pages of a transcript of the program and notes. (43 minutes) (AFS 24,207).

AFC 1986/022: Center for Applied Linguistics Collection
Fifty-nine 10-inch tapes of public speeches and other utterances containing dialect samples, recorded at various locations in North America by various collectors, and compiled by the Center for Applied Linguistics for a project entitled "A Survey and Collection of American English Dialect Recordings." The collection includes fourteen linear inches of documentation, including an introduction and preface, a list of contents, content summaries, and transcripts. Collectors and interviewees vary, representing approximately 43 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Canada, and Puerto Rico. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFS 24,354A1: One tape containing a conversation with a 32-year old male discussing studies in law enforcement, father as a medicine man, health care among the Navajo, and fading traditions. Recorded in Arizona, by Keith Cunningham, September 1984. (30 minutes) [audio]

AFC 1986/030: Arizona Survey
Eleven folders of materials documenting responses to a questionnaire designed by Edward Danson of the Museum of Northern Arizona; records of holdings such as artifacts, photographs, films, audio recordings.

AFC 1997/011: Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection
Lands' End in cooperation with Good Housekeeping magazine sponsored quilt contests in 1992, 1994, and 1996. The collection consists of visual images, entry blanks, and essays written by entrants, as well as Lands End administrative files and correspondence pertinent to the promotion of the contest. Approximately 13,100 entries for the three contests came from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Numerous types and styles of needlework, quilting, patchwork, applique and embroidery are represented among the visual images. [catalog record] [finding aid] [online presentation]

AFC 1999/025: The Romaine Lowdermilk Arizona Cowboy Songs Collection
One disc pressing and one compact disc copy of thirteen cowboy songs performed by Arizona cowboy, Romaine "Romy" Lowdermilk. Recording location and date unknown. The collection includes 23 pages of published articles and correspondence. (35 minutes)

AFC 2000/001: Local Legacies Project Collection
Four hundred and five linear feet (approximately 90,000 manuscript pages, 475 sound recordings, 13,270 graphic materials, 335 electronic media, and 75 artifacts) of documentation of local festivals, fairs, parades, and other community-based events from each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and trusts. The Local Legacies Collection was donated through the efforts of individuals, organizations, and institutions asked to participate by members of Congress. This project was part of the Library of Congress Bicentennial celebration in the year 2000. [catalog record] [online presentation] [Arizona Local Legacies]

AFC 2005/029: Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers Concert Collection
Homegrown 2005 concert. Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers perform Navajo music and dance from Arizona and New Mexico in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. Concert recorded on November 16, 2005 in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress. [catalog record] [concert flyer and webcast]

AFC 2007/027: John P. Dixon and Floyd Ramsey Collection of Romaine Lowdermilk Cowboy Song Recordings
Recordings of Romaine Lowdermilk performing cowboy songs recorded at Ramsey's Recording Studio in Phoenix, Arizona. The engineer was Floyd Ramsey, and the current owner of the tapes is John Dixon. Recorded ca. 1951.

 

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