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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

CALIFORNIA COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Daina Dickman
Series Editor: Ann Hoog

Revised: November 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 1928/002: Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection
Nineteen 10-inch tapes (copied from 825 wax cylinders) recorded by Robert Winslow Gordon 1922-1928 in California, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Represents a cross section of American folksong including Negro blues, spirituals, and ballads, British American ballads, gospel singing, sea chanties, recitations, and miscellaneous recordings such as the inauguration of President Coolidge. Singers include Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Nellie Galt, and others. (preservation tape LWO 9228 reels 1-19; LWO 12,100 reels 1-19) [catalog record]

AFS 18,994-18,997: Four tapes of folk songs, ballads, and recitations sung and spoken by various performers in California. (8 hours; preservation tape LWO 9228)

AFC 1928/003: Robert Winslow Gordon Manuscripts Collection
Correspondence from Adventure magazine relating to California. Includes one linear inch of chanties, ballads, and songs sent to Gordon. Also includes 1/2 linear inch of California "Inferno" [bawdy songs] originals and 1/2 linear inch of California "inferno" typescripts.

AFS 751-819: Helen H. Roberts American Indian and Pacific Island Recordings Collection
Sixty-nine 12-inch discs of music and spoken word recorded originally on wax cylinders in California, East Africa, Hawaii, Jamaica[?], Montana, New Mexico, Samoa, Tahiti, and Tonga by Martha Beckwith, Henry E. Crampton, Frank Hurley, Bernice M. King, Walter McClintock, Helen H. Roberts, Claude Schaeffer, and others. Donated by Helen H. Roberts, 1936. The collection includes 42 pages of lists and notes.

AFS 751-754: Four discs containing 20 Luiseño and Catalina songs sung by Celestino Awai'u and Flora Pa'henim. Recorded in Pichanga Reservation and Pala, California, 1926. (38 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 53)

AFS 774-776: Three discs containing 39 Konomihu songs sung by Mrs. Grant. Recorded in Somes Bar, Humboldt County, California, 1926. (50 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 55A)

AFC 1940/001: W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection, 1938-1940
Two hundred thirty-nine discs and numerous photographs, drawings, transcriptions, correspondence, and manuscripts documenting 17 ethnic groups recorded in northern California folk music by Sidney Robertson Cowell for the Northern California Work Projects Administration (WPA). The project was sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley, and co-sponsored by Library's Archive of American Folk Song. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFC 1940/008: Margaret Valiant Southwest and California Recordings
Thirteen 12-inch discs of songs and instrumentals sung and played by migrant workers in labor camps. Recorded in Southern California and the Southwest by Margaret Valiant for the Farm Security Administration, February and March 1939. [catalog record]

AFS 3560-3568: Eight 12-inch discs containing 19 songs recorded in migratory camps in Brawley, Calipatria, Indio, Shafter, and Visalia, California, February and March, 1939. (57 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 233)

AFC 1943/014: Chinese Music Recording Project
Five 12-inch discs of Chinese songs recorded in San Francisco, California, and China, ca. 1940s. Recorded by students and faculty of California College in China, Chao Rulan, and Margaret Speaks. The collection includes 4 pages of song lists and notes. (46 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 1A) (AFS 7014-7018) [catalog record]

AFC 1948/084: Mrs. Randolph Huntington Miner / Tales of Early Pioneer Life in California
Two 16-inch discs of tales of early pioneer life in California by Mrs. Randolph Huntington Miner recorded in the Recording Laboratory of the Library of Congress, May 26, 1947. The collection includes a log. (AFS 8966-8967) (13 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 174A)

AFC 1948/101: Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recordings, 1947
One 16-inch and one 12-inch disc of "Swannanoa Tunnel," "Mr. Garfield," "Banks of Ohio," "Death of Queen Jane," "Springfield Mountain," "I Wish I was a Mole," "Jennie Jenkins," and "Little Margaret," performed with banjo by Bascom Lamar Lunsford of Leicester, North Carolina. Recorded in Hollywood, California, by Ralph Auf Der Heide, April 14, 1947. The collection includes 19 pages of articles and lists. (AFS 9124-9125) (50 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 188B-189A) [catalog record]

AFC 1949/007: Mills College Students Collection of Folk Songs and Ballads
Fourteen discs of folk songs and ballads recorded in Farmersville, Kingsburg, and Visalia, California, by students at Mills College, including Nadean Hart and others, 1945-1947. Hart recorded at the Linnell migrant labor camp in Visalia, California and at a Holiness church in Farmersville. The collection includes a newspaper article, 6 pages of song texts, and a log. (AFS 9434-9447) (1 hour 28 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 217B-218A) [catalog record]

AFC 1947/004: Edward Winslow Gifford Collection of Eastern Pomo Music
Three 16-inch discs of copies of 18 cylinders of Pomo music sung by Jim Pumpkin. Recorded in Danobidau, a Pomo village near Upper Lake, California, by Edward Winslow Gifford, June 12, 1919. The original cylinders, now in the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum [formerly the Lowie Museum] of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, were sent to the Library of Congress in 1947 for duplication on disc. These cylinders constitute series #75 in the museum's catalog of early field recordings; information on the contents is also found on pages 244-248 of volume 5 in the Federal Cylinder Project catalog series. (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 239) (AFS 9566-9568)

AFC 1947/005: Edward Winslow Gifford Collection of Central Sierra Miwok Music
Three 16-inch discs of copies of 18 cylinders of Central Sierra Miwok songs sung by Tom Williams. Recorded at Chakachino, near Jamestown, Tuolumne County, California, by Edward Winslow Gifford, October 1914. The original cylinders, now in the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum [formerly the Lowie Museum] of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, were sent to the Library of Congress in 1947 for duplication on disc. These cylinders are part of a larger collection identified as series #67 in the museum's catalog of early field recordings; information on the cylinder contents is also found on pages 227-231 in volume 5 of the Federal Cylinder Project catalogs. (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 240) (AFS 9573-9575)

AFC 1947/006: Samuel Alfred Barrett Collection of Northeastern and Southeastern Pomo Music
Three 16-inch discs copied from 16 cylinders of Pomo music, recorded by Samuel Barrett in northern California between 1902 and 1907. The original cylinders, now in the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum [formerly Lowie Museum] of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, were sent to the Library of Congress in 1947 for duplication on disc. Recorded in the process of carrying out the Ethnological and Archaeological Survey of California, the cylinders are part of the collections identified as series #8, #14, and #40 in the museum's catalog of early field recordings. They are also described on pp. 238-243 of volume 5 in the Federal Cylinder Project catalog series.

AFC 1947/007: Derrick Norman Lehmer Collection of Eastern Pomo Music
Five 16-inch discs copied from 36 cylinders of Pomo songs sung by Bill Benson and Jim Pumpkin, recorded by Derrick Norman Lehmer in northern California between 1926 and 1929. The original cylinders, now in the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum [formerly Lowie Museum] of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, were sent to the Library of Congress in 1947 for duplication on disc. These cylinders constitute series #89 and #90 in the museum's catalog of early field recordings. They are also described on pp. 252-262 of volume 5 in the Federal Cylinder Project catalog series.

AFC 1947/008: Henriette Rothschild Kroeber Collection of Central Pomo Music
Two discs copied from eight cylinders of Central Pomo songs sung by Captain Tack of Hopland, California. Recorded by Henriette Kroeber on May 4, 1908. The original cylinders, now in the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum [formerly Lowie Museum] of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, were sent to the Library of Congress in 1947 for duplication on disc. In addition, two cylinders had previously been preserved on disc by Helen Roberts, who presented her copies to the Library of Congress in 1956. Mrs. Kroeber's collection constitutes series #21 of the Hearst Museum's catalog of early field recordings. They are also described on pp. 249-251 of volume 5 in the Federal Cylinder Project catalog series. (AFS 9564-9565; 11131:B2, 11132:B2)

AFC 1948/028: Austin Fife and Alta Fife Collection
Seventy-eight 12-inch and 9 10-inch discs of Mormon and other songs and narratives originally recorded on magnetic wire spools by Hector Lee. Recorded in California and Utah by Austin E. and Alta S. Fife, Summer 1946. The collection includes 28 pages of correspondence, logs, and notes. [catalog record]

AFS 8638B: One disc containing "Story of Three Nephites" and "Story of Restoration from the Dead" told by Dr. and Mrs. Norman Freestone. Recorded in Los Angeles, California, by Austin E. Fife, February 15, 1947. (2 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 127A)

AFC 1948/050: Sam Hinton Collection
Four 16-inch discs of ballads, cowboy songs, and children's songs performed by Sam D. Hinton of Texas and La Jolla, California. Songs were learned primarily in California, Oklahoma, and Texas. Recorded by Rae Korson and Duncan Emrich in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, March 25 and April 4, 1947. The collection includes four pages of correspondence and logs. (1 hour and 52 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 166) (AFS 8930-8933). [catalog record]

AFC 1951/022: Howard Bloomfield and Harry Gelpar Recordings of Yiddish songs
Six 12-inch discs containing Yiddish songs sung by Anita Bonden, Anna Kelman, Zisl Nathan, and Adele Weinrub. Recorded in Los Angeles, California by Howard Bloomfield and Henry Gilpar of UCLA under the supervision of Wayland Hand, 1949. The collection includes 13 pages of song lyrics in Yiddish and English and a recording log of song titles and performers' names. (AFS 10,132-10,137) (50 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 286B and 287A) [catalog record]

AFC 1952/013: Roye Dycus Collection
Two 7-inch tapes of songs learned at various locations in Georgia, sung with guitar and recorded by Roye Dycus of Chula Vista, California, summer 1950. This collection includes 3 pages of correspondence and song lists. (AFS 10,488-10,489) (2 hours; LWO 3535; LWO 12,523 reel 173) [catalog record]

AFC 1952/014: Hector Lee Collection of Stories about J. Golden Kimball
One 7-inch tape of stories about J. Golden Kimball, Mormon preacher, spoken and recorded in Chico, California, by Hector Lee, ca. 1951. The collection includes 6 pages of correspondence, listening notes, and other administrative papers. (AFS 10,490) [catalog record]

AFC 1952/021: Sam Eskin duplication project, 1952
Six 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and songs first recorded at various locations throughout the United States by Sam Eskin, 1940-53. The collection includes Achumawi, Miwok, Shasta, Modoc songs collected by Jaime de Angulo and recorded in 1949 for Sam Eskin. Also includes folk songs, ballads, sea chanties, sea songs, and stories. Collection includes lists of titles and correspondence between Sam Eskin and staff at the Archive of Folk Song dated 1951-1959. (AFS 10,501-10,506) (LWO 1923). See also: AFS 11,712-11,719 and AFC 1999/004. [catalog record]

AFS 11,007-11,299: Helen Roberts Collection
One hundred sixty-seven 12-inch, seventy-nine 10-inch, forty 8-inch, and seven 7-inch discs of various songs from Australia, California, China, Hawaii, Mexico, the South Pacific Islands, and Tahiti; and of North American Indians. Recorded by various collectors, including C.G. Dubois, Berthold Laufer, Carl Lumholtz, and C.E. Shaeffer and donated by Helen Roberts. The collection includes 37 pages of correspondence, logs and notes.

AFS 11,027-11,029: Three 12-inch discs containing 29 songs sung and played by various American Indian tribes in Round Valley, California. Recorded by Helen Roberts, 1926. (45 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 360B-361A)

AFS 11,037-11,044: Eight 12-inch discs containing 43 Diegueno and San Luiseno songs. Recorded in southern California, by C.G. Dubois. (1 hour and 23 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 362)

AFS 11,077-11,081: Five 12-inch discs containing 38 songs sung and played by members of the K!onomihu tribe in northern California. Recorded by Helen Roberts. (1 hour and 27 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5110 reel 365)

AFS 11,098-11,099: Two discs containing Cahuilla music. Recorded at the Sherman Institute, Riverside, California, by Charles Lummis, 1904.

AFS 11,082-11,108: Twenty-seven 12-inch discs containing music of American Indian tribes of California and the Southwest. Recorded by Charles Lummis for the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, California, 1904-1908. (4 hours and 52 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 365B-368A)

AFS 11,131-11,133: Three 12-inch discs containing 13 songs sung and played by members of the Klamath, Pomo, and Yurok tribes in California. Recorded by Kroeber and Barrett. (32 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 370)

AFS 11,307-11,309: Sidney Robertson Cowell Collection
Three 10-inch tapes of interviews and music recorded in California, Iran, Ireland (Co. Mayo and Co. Galway), Massachusetts, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, and Wisconsin by Sidney Robertson Cowell, 1952-56. The collection include 2 ½ inches of correspondence, journals, logs, notes, postcards, and transcriptions, and an article.

AFS 11,308B: One tape containing Spanish-language songs performed by Señora Galindo Arada-Ellis (recorded in Alameda, California) and three Persian songs sung by Ali Shamun of Iran (recorded in Berkeley, California), July 12, 1954. (2 hours; LWO 2496). (See also AFS 11,340, 11,344)

AFS 11,334-11,344: Sidney Robertson Cowell Duplication Project
Eleven 10-inch tapes of interviews and music recorded in Bangladesh; California; Iran; Ireland; Massachusetts; New York (State); North Carolina; Nova Scotia, Canada; Pakistan; Wisconsin; and Wyoming by Sidney Robertson Cowell, 1952-56. The collection includes 2 1/2 linear inches of correspondence, journals, logs, notes, postcards, and transcriptions, and an article.

AFS 11,334-11,335: Two tapes containing folk songs sung by Dorothy Mehrten of Colvaras County, California, narratives spoken by John Merten of Clements, California, and songs sung by Ada Jane Merten of Clements, California. Recorded in Oakland, California, October 14, and in Clements, California, October 21, 1952.

AFS 11,336-11,337: One tape containing Wisconsin folk songs sung by Elizabeth Walker Ford, of Crandon, Wisconsin. Recorded in Central Valley, California, September 25-26, 1952.

AFS 11,340: One tape containing Spanish American folk songs sung by Señora Galindo Arada-Ellis. Recorded in Alameda, California, ca. 1952-56. (see also: AFS 11,308B)

AFS 11,344: One tape containing three Persian songs sung by Ali Shamun of Iran and recorded in Berkeley, California, July 12, 1952. (see also: AFS 11,308B)

AFC 1959/015: Monterey Jazz Festival, 1958
Two 7-inch tapes of a forum held at the 1958 Monterey Jazz Festival entitled "Jazz, an International Language" recorded Saturday, October 4, 1958. The speakers are: Ralph Gleason, moderator; Dizzy Gillespie; Louis Armstrong; David Spears; and Albert McCarthy. The collection includes a partial transcript. (AFS 11,619-11,620).

AFC 1961/002: Wayland Hand Collection of Songs and Lore
Six 10-inch tapes containing songs and lore of the West and of urban minority groups in California. Recorded by Wayland Hand and his students from the University of California at Los Angeles in Riverside, Los Angeles, and Venice, California, 1955-1960. Included are African American, Armenian, Askenazic, Creole, Jamaican, Japanese, Mexican, Filipino, Polish, Romani, Russian-Jewish, Slovak, Ukranian, and miner and union stories and songs. This collection includes 24 pages of documentation, logs, and notes. (AFS 11,859-11,864) (12 hours; LWO 3272)

AFS 12,055: Helen Roberts / Cora Dubois and Lummis Collection
One 10-inch tape of songs sung and played by members of the Luiseno and Diegueno tribes. Recorded in Southern California by Cora G. Dubois and Charles Lummis, 1906-1908. The collection includes 2 pages of logs. (LWO 4284) [note: tape copies of AFS discs 11,037-11,044, 11,098-11,101]

AFC 1969/009: Joseph S. Hall Duplication Project, Tapes
Six 10-inch tapes of folk narratives, instrumentals, songs, and speech from the Great Smoky Mountains region of North Carolina and Tennessee. Recorded in California, North Carolina, and Tennessee by Joseph S. Hall of Pasadena College, 1956-1967. The collection includes 1 linear inch of articles, correspondence, disk labels, logs, notes, and photo lists. (AFS 13,710-13,715) (12 hours; LWO 5699) [catalog record]

AFS 13,720: Martin Gordon and Ron Lesser / Interview and Fiddling by "Fiddlin' Charlie" Chas. A. Waer
One 10-inch tape of an interview and fiddling by Charles A. "Fiddlin' Charlie" Waer, the "Native Son of Kansas." Recorded in Whittier, California, by Martin Gordon and Ron Lesser, July 1963. (50 minutes; LWO 5539)

AFC 1970/042: Benjamin A. Botkin Duplication Project
Four 10-inch tapes of narratives, radio programs, and songs recorded in California, Colorado, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, and Washington, D.C., by Benjamin A. Botkin and the Voice of America, 1949-58. The collection includes five pages of notes. Includes Botkin's Western trip of 1950, Voice of America folklore programs; air checks from ca. 1952-53 including a program honoring Carl Sandburg's 75th birthday; and selections from Botkin's U.S. southern trip of 1949. (AFS 14,218-14,221). [catalog record]

AFS 14,219B2: One tape containing narratives and songs told and sung by George Knight, Virginia Knight, Arlene Piper Clements, and A.D. Piper. Recorded in Willows, California, by Benjamin A. Botkin, August 1950. (LWO 6080)

AFC 1970/055: Southwest Museum Duplication Project
One 10-inch tape, copied from wax cylinders, of Cheyenne, Arapaho, Santo Domingo Pueblo, and Maidu music. Recorded by Frances Densmore for the Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, California.

AFS 14,315B: One tape containing music of Maidu music of California performed by Pablo Sylvers and Amanda Wilson. (LWO 6179)

AFC 1971/009: Dave Ricker Recordings
One 7-inch tape of fiddle tunes played by Earl Collins, originally of Oklahoma, and occasionally accompanied by Dave Ricker and Bess Lomax Hawes. Recorded in Downey, California, by Dave Ricker, October-November 1970. The collection includes two pages of logs and notes. (1 hour; LWO 6398) (AFS 14,458). [catalog record]

AFC 1971/030: A Study of Folksinging in a Mass Society / by Arlene Esther Kaplan
M.A. Thesis: University of California, October 18, 1954. 89 pgs. [catalog record]

AFC 1972/035: Omer C. Stewart Collection of American Indian Peyote Songs
Seven 12-inch and one 10-inch disc of Peyote and other songs of the Northern Paiute, Washo, and Ute tribes, including Comanche, Kickapoo, Kiowa, Miwok, Navaho and Shoshone. Recorded by Omer C. Stewart in California, Colorado, and Nevada, 1938. The collection includes six pages of notes and correspondence.

AFS 15,095-15,096: Two discs of Northern Paiute and Shoshone Peyote songs performed by Harry Tom and Eva Dick. Recorded in Coleville, California, by Omer C. Stewart, 1938. (LWO 7040)

AFS 15,403-15,423: Bureau of American Ethnology Transfers / American Indian Recordings
Twenty-one 10-inch tapes copied from 110 discs of American Indian recordings from the Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian of Luiseño Mission Indian songs recorded by John P. Harrington in Southern California, 1930-1941. Twelve discs of Aleut Indians recorded by John P. Harrington; 4 discs of Cherokee Indian material; 6 discs of Chumash Indian material (California), recorded by George Henley, 1912-1914; and 1 disc of Hopi Indian dance chants dubbed from Victor 20043. (LWO 7221)

AFC 1973/028: Laura Boulton Collection Part 4: California Indian Music
Six 10-inch discs, copied from wax cylinders, of Hupa, Kawia, Luiseno, Mons, and Serrano music. Recorded in Los Angeles, California, by Charles F. Lummis of the Southwest Museum, 1904-1908. (LWO 7551) (AFS 15,853-15,858).

AFC 1974/014: Jim Hitchcock Duplication Project
One 10-inch tape of college folksongs sung by Jim Hitchcock et al, of California. Recorded in Timonium, Maryland, by Joseph C. Hickerson, October 19-20, 1963. The collection includes a song list. (2 hours; LWO 7888) (AFS 17,022) [catalog record]

AFC 1974/021: Faith Petric Recording Project
One 10-inch tape of songs and stories by Faith Craig Petric of Idaho and California, including experiences with the migratory labor camps and the San Francisco Folk Music Club. Recorded at the Library of Congress by Joespeh C. Hickerson and Ed Tittel, July 9, 1974. (2 hours; LWO 7971) (AFS 17,105).

AFC 1974/023: Lalo Rodriguez and Maria Aurora Castillo Recordings of Mexican American Farm Workers' Songs
One 10-inch tape of Mexican American farm workers' songs sung by Maria Aurora Castillo, of Orange Cove, California, and Lalo Rodriguez, of Arvin, California. Recorded in the Library of Congress by Robert B. Carneal, Mike Heisley, Joseph C. Hickerson, John B. Howell, and Ed Tittel, August 1974. The collection includes one page of logs. (2 hours; LWO 8049) (AFS 17,114) [catalog record]

AFC 1976/016: California and Tennessee Recordings
Six 7-inch tapes of Anglo-American ballads, songs, and tales, recorded in Tennessee by Jerome Wenker, 1961; British, Dutch, German, Hungarian, and Spanish songs recorded in California by Norine Dresser, Spring 1970; German (Bavarian) fiddle tunes and songs recorded in Redondo Beach, California, by Eileen Marrison, Winter 1971. The collection includes 10 pages of logs and notes. (AFS 18,074-18,079) [catalog record]

AFS 18,074: One tape containing Bavarian songs and fiddle tunes played and sung by Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Hander. Recorded in Redondo Beach, California, by Eileen Marrison, March 4, 1971. (2 hours; LWO 8886 reel 1)

AFS 18,075-18,076: Two tapes containing British, Dutch, German, Hungarian, and Spanish songs. Recorded in California by Norine Dresser, Spring 1970. The Dutch songs are sung by Mary van Ruiten, Peter can Ruiten, Lucia van Ruiten, Johanna de Ruyter, Jacob de Ruyter; Spanish songs are sung by Maria del Rossario Condrero Curiel Rozo; British songs are sung by Stella Clarke Melvin; German songs are sung by Gertrude Voigt; and Hungarian songs are sung by Julia Friedman Ruby. (4 hours; LWO 8886 reels 2-3)

AFC 1976/028: San Diego Folk Festival, 1975
Ten 7-inch tapes of the San Diego Folk Festival, April 16-20, 1975. Performers include the Cajun band of McGee, Courville, and Savoy, Louisiana; Uillean pipes played by Dave Page; fiddle, banjo, and guitar played by Sam and Kirk McGee. Texas fiddling played by Benny Thomasson; blues piano played by George Winston; Tex-Mex singing by Lydia Mendoza; and Appalachian fiddling played by Tommy Jarrell. The collection includes one page of logs. (AFS 18,712-18,721) (10 hours; LWO 9095) [catalog record]

AFC 1979/073: Ward and Barbara Tabler / Josh White Recordings
Four 7-inch and six 10-inch tapes of songs and instrumentals sung and played by Josh White, Sam Gary, John Hawker, Bobby Wilson, and Barbara Tabler. Recorded in Berkeley, California by Barbara and Ward Tabler, September 1955. The collection includes eleven pages of documentation and logs. (AFS 19,461-19,470) (9 hours; LWO 12,966)

AFS 19,886-19,890: California Indian music samplers from the Lowie Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Five audiocassettes of American Indian songs recorded in California for the Lowie Museum on Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley. Included are Cahuilla songs sung by a group from Agna Calienta led by Joe Patencio; Hupa songs sung by Ewing Davis, Stan Long, Ernest Marshall, Glen Moore, and Sam Smoker; Kashia songs sung by Sidney and Essie Parrish; Miwok songs sung by Chief Leme; Panamint songs sung by Ivan Hansen; Pomo songs sung by Joe Augustine, Leland Fullwider, and Bill Graves; Tachi Yokut songs sung by Josie Atwell, O. Atwell, Clara Barrios, Emma Cheepo, Leon Manuel Maggie Marvin, May Sample, and Sam Sample; Tolowa songs sung by Sam Lopez and Ed Richards; West Mono songs sung by Emma Cheepo and Maggie Marvin; Wintun songs sung by Jim Brown, Leland Fullwinder, and Sam Lopez; and Yurok songs sung by Ewing Davis, Stan Long, Ernest Marshall, Glen Moore, and Sam Smoker. The collection includes seven pages of logs and notes. (LWO15,685)

AFS 20,335-20,341: John Peabody Harrington Tachi Yokuts Recordings
Seven 10-inch tapes, copied from 85 cylinders, of Tachi Yokuts music. Recorded in Lemoore, California, by John Peabody Harrington, 1921. (RWA 3347-3353)

AFS 20,341-20,344: John Peabody Harrington Costanoan (Chochenyo) Recordings
Four 10-inch tapes, copied from 27 cylinders, of Costanoan (Chochenyo) music. Recorded in California, by John Peabody Harrington, March 14-15, 1930. (RWA 3353-3356)

AFS 20,345-20,348: John Peabody Harrington Cahuilla, Gabrielino, Luiseno, and Serrano Recordings
Four 10-inch tapes, copied from 32 cylinders, of Cahuilla, Gabrielino, Luiseno, and Serrano music. Recorded in California, by John Peabody Harrington, 1918-1933. (RWA 3357-3360)

AFS 20,348-20,349: John Peabody Harrington Kitanemuk (Serrano) Recordings
Two 10-inch tapes, copied from 22 cylinders, of Kitanemuk (Serrano) music. Recorded at Tejon Ranch, California, by John Peabody Harrington, 1921. (RWA 3360-3361)

AFS 20,349: John Peabody Harrington Salinan Recordings
One 10-inch tape, copied from one cylinder, of Salinan music. Recorded in California, by John Peabody Harrington, 1930. (RWA 3361)

AFS 20,349: John Peabody Harrington Karuk Recordings
One 10-inch tape, copied from one cylinder, of Karuk music. Recorded in New York, by John Peabody Harrington, 1928. (RWA 3361)

AFS 20,350-20,352: John Peabody Harrington California Indian Music Recordings
Three 10-inch tapes, copied from 32 cylinders, of California Indian music, tribes are unidentified. Recorded by John P. Harrington. (RWA 3362-3364)

AFS 21,283-21,291: John Peabody Harrington Chumash Recordings
Nine 10-inch tapes, copied from 74 cylinders, of Chumash Indian music. Recorded in Santa Barbara Channel, California, by John Peabody Harrington, 1912-1916. (LWO 12,229 reels 1-9)

AFS 21,839-21,841: Alton C. Morris Cylinder Recordings
Three 10-inch tapes of 19 cylinder dubs of Anglo-American Folksongs recorded in Florida and California by Alton C. Morris, ca. 1936. (LWO 12,980)

AFS 22,068-22,070: Maria LaVigna "Native American Heritage on Wax" Anthology
Three 10-inch tapes of copies of the Maria La Vigna/Native American heritage on Wax Anthology, selected recordings from the Federal Cylinder Project. Includes music from the Apache, Blackfoot, Cahuilla, Cherijee, Comanche, Dakota, Fox, Gabrielino, Hopi, Karok, Keres, Kickapoo, Konomihu, Luiseno, Mescalero, Navajo,. Nez Perce, Omaha, Oto, Passamaquoddy, Pawnee, Sauk. Serrano, Shawnee, Sioux, Tachi, Yokuts, Tewa, Tiwa, Tlinget, and Winnebago tribes. Includes oration and corn, flute, gambling, Ghost Dance, love, mourning, peyote, and Sun Dance songs. Recorded between 1890 and 1941 by various collectors. The collection includes 21 pages of logs and notes.

Reel 1-4: Tachi Yokut song performed by Angela Lozada. Recorded in Lemoore, California by John P. Harrington, between 1916 and 1917. (50 seconds; LWO 12,980)

Reel 11-1a-11-2c: Cahuilla, Gabrielino, Luiseno, Serrano, songs performed by Jesus Jauro, et. al. Recorded in California by John P. Harrington, January 1933. (12 minutes; LWO 12,980)

AFC 1977/005: Miscellaneous Publications of the Folk Dance Federation of California
Two linear inches of miscellaneous publications from 1977-1978, including seven volumes of Folk Dances from Near and Far, an index and pronunciation guide, Costume Basics, and Steps and Styling: A Glossary of Frequently Used Terms.

AFC 1977/013: David Holt Recordings Collection
Thirteen 10-inch tapes of African American children's games, Appalachian string bands, banjo, fiddle, and hammered dulcimer music, Cajun music, cowboy songs, labor songs, and shape note religious singing. Recorded in California, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia by David Holt for the Appalachian Music Project of Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina, 1970-1976. The collection includes 12 pages of documentation, logs, and notes. [catalog record]

AFS 18,947: One 10-inch tape of the Scragg Family. Recorded in Santa Barbara, California, by David Holt, April 1973. (2 hours; LWO 9385)

AFC 1977/017: Miriam M. Maxwell Family Oral History Collection
Six 10-inch tapes in the personal collection of Miriam Maxwell, compiled during the 1960s, mostly in California. Includes young people singing and talking about Civil Rights, War in Vietnam, Peace Corps experience in Ghana, an interview with Prince Modupe and Maxwell's collection of family folklore and oral history, especially: reminiscences of domestic service in Edwardian England, homesteading in British Columbia, living on a farm in Iowa, and a repertory of sentimental and humorous songs and stories from Iowa and South Dakota. (12 hours; LWO 9379) (AFS 18,964-18,969) [catalog record]

AFC 1979/059: Fresno Folk Festival, 1973
Two cassettes of music recorded at the 1973 Fresno Folk Festival at Fresno City College, Fresno, California, by Charlie McCoy, May 11-13, 1973. The collection includes correspondence and performer lists. Performers include Jesse Fuller, Malvina Reynolds, Sandy and Caroline Paton, U. Utah Phillips, and Jim ringer. Recorded by Charlie McCoy.

AFC 1979/071: Berkeley Folk Festival, 1960
Five 7-inch tapes of the 1960 Berkeley Folk Festival. Recorded in Berkeley, California, June 30-July 2, 1960. Included are work songs, cowboy songs, and religious music, and five workshops. Participants include Slim Critchlow, Sam Hinton, John A. Lomax, Jr., Ewan MacColl, New Lost City Ramblers, Sandy Paton, Barry Olivier, and Peggy Seeger. The collection includes 12 pages of documentation. (AFS 19,450-19,454) (10 hours; LWO 12,960) [catalog record]

AFC 1981/006: The 1981 Neptune Plaza Concert Series
Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, audio recordings, and graphic materials that document the 1981 concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The annual series, which began in 1977, features the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. The concerts take place on the Neptune Plaza at the front of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress between May and October. The 1981 series was produced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts. The August 6, 1981, concert featured the rhythm and blues band J.C. Burris and "Piano" Red from California and Georgia. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1981/015: The Song Games and Chants of Children in Berkeley, California, 1974-1975 / by Lola J. Houston
Eighty-five pages of text and pictures presented to the faculty of Holy Names College in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Music Education, May 1975. [catalog record]

AFC 1981/018: Ethnic Broadcasting in America Collection
Eighteen 7-inch tapes, 2 five-inch tapes, and 117 cassettes 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, 1977-78. Documentation includes Theodore Grame's Ethnic Broadcasting in the United States (Washington, D.C.: American Folklife Center, 1980) and 9 linear inches of manuscript materials. [catalog record]

AFS 23,021-23,025: Five audiocassettes containing radio programs broadcast on KRBG 105.3 FM, San Francisco, California. Includes Armenian, Assyrian, Estonian, Filipino religious, Polish, and Portuguese religious radio programs. Recorded April 16, 1978.

AFS 23,033-23,036: Four audiocassettes containing radio programs broadcast on KEST 1450 AM, San Francisco, California. Includes African American, East Indian, German, Irish, and Pakistani radio programs. Recorded April 15 and 16, 1978.

AFS 23,037: One audiocassette of a Mexican radio program broadcast on KLV FM, Los Angeles, California. Recorded April 20, 1978

AFS 23,038-23,039: Two audiocassettes containing radio programs broadcast on KMAX, Los Angeles, California. Includes Chinese and Japanese radio programs. Recorded April 21, 1978.

AFS 23,041: One audiocassette containing an Irish radio program broadcast on KQED 88.5 FM, San Francisco, California. Recorded April 16, 1978.

AFS 23,047-23,052: Six audiocassettes containing radio programs broadcast on KTYM 1460 FM, Inglewood, California. Includes Armenian, German, Hungarian, Italian religious, Japanese, Russian religious, and Spanish religious radio programs. Recorded April 22-24, 1978.

AFC 1982/004: Mike Seeger Recordings, 1982
Twenty-eight 7-inch reels of bluegrass music recorded at the Bean Blossom, Indiana, bluegrass festival (1971), Park City, Utah (1974), and the California State University at Fresno (1974). Donated by Mike Seeger in 1982. Performers include: Eddie Adcock, Kenny Baker, Brother Bishop, Norman Blake, Bluegrass Alliance, Bluegrass 45, [ ] Brock, Roy Lee Centers, Vassar Clements, Curley Ray Cline, Tommy Collins, Jack Cooke, Elizabeth “Libba” Cotton, Country Gentlemen, Cousin Emmy, Bill Emerson, Lester Flatt, Big Howdy Forester, Buck Graves, Goins Brothers, Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, Bill Harrell, John Hartford, Johnson Family, Tex Logan, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Jimmy Martin, Bill Monroe, Birch Monroe, James Monroe, Ozark Mountain Boys, Lonnie Peerce, Otis Pierce, Louis Popejoy, Reverend Wendell Rains, Don Reno, Sandy Rothman, [Buck] Ryan, Johnny Shines, Ricky Skaggs, Roger Smith, Art Stamper, Ralph Stanley, Carl Story, Strange Creek Singer, Joe Stuart, Sullivan Family, Tut Taylor, Cliff Waldron, [Paul] Warren, Doc Watson, Merle Watson, Keith Whitley, and Mac Wiseman.

AFC 1982/011: 1982 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, audio recordings, and graphic materials that document the 1982 concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The annual series, which began in 1977, features the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. The concerts take place on the Neptune Plaza at the front of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress between April and October. The 1982 series was produced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts. The July 15, 1982, concert featured the California Mexican musical group Los Pregoneros del Puerto. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1984/025: Guszti Jánossy / Jánossy Family Scrapbook
Scrapbook on a Hungarian Immigrant Musical Family: The Jánossys A scrapbook detailing the musical lives of Stephen and Helen Jánossy and their children, Olga, Gusztav, William, Thomas, Henry, and John. Includes two linear inches of Articles, photographs, documents, and ephemera from the early 1900s through the early 1980s. The Jánossy's spent most of their lives in New Jersey but later moved to Torrance, California.

AFC 1985/001: Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Workers Collection
One hundred twenty-two discs, 27 graphic images (prints and negatives) and 1.5 linear feet of print materials including administrative correspondence, fieldnotes, recording logs, song text transcriptions, dust jackets with handwritten notes, news clippings, publications, and ephemera documenting the Farm Security Administration (FSA) migrant work camps in Arvin, Shafter, Visalia, Firebaugh, Westley, Thornton, and Yuba, California. Recorded by Charles Todd and Robert Sonkin, 1940-1941. (includes AFS 4088-4158; 5099-5146; 6314-6316) [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFC 1987/012: Tim Fitak / "Memories of Jelly Roll Morton" Collection
One videocassette entitled "Memories of Jelly Roll Morton" including jazz piano music in the style of Ferdinand (Jelly Roll) Morton and songs and dance in the style of Betty Boop by Zasu Zaz (Mrs. Timothy Fitak). Recorded by Tim Fitak. Includes scene of Jelly Roll Morton's grave in Los Angeles, California.

AFC 1988/003: John Bishop California Heartland Tape Collection
One ½-inch videocassette of the 1974 Smithsonian Folklife Festival presumably from a stage entitled "California Heartland." Donated by John Bishop, 1988. The collection includes 3 pages of correspondence. (30 minutes)

AFC 1988/009: 1988 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, sound recordings, and graphic materials that document the 1988 concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The annual series, which began in 1977, features the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. The concerts take place on the Neptune Plaza at the front of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress between April and October. The 1988 series was produced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts. The June 16, 1988, concert featured the California bluegrass group The Grant Street Band. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1988/026: Abraham A. Schwadron "Chad Gadya" Collection
Sixteen 7-inch tapes of over 160 versions of the Passover song "Chad Gadya" (One Kid), recorded in various parts of the United States and the world. Compiled by musicologist Abraham Schwadron, between 1973-1985, during his time at University of California Los Angeles. The collection includes one linear foot of background research, correspondence, indexes, informant information, logs, publicity, one box of index cards, four black-and-white photographs, and writings by Schwadron. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1989/007: "'To Keep My Culture': New Immigrant Musicians in Los Angeles"
One audiocassette of a radio-documentary program entitled To Keep My Culture: New Immigrant Musicians in Los Angeles, profiling the music of immigrant groups in Los Angeles, California. Includes interviews and performances of Cambodian, Mexican, Chinese, Iranian, Guatemalan, Armenian, Korean, and Belizeian musicians at various private and public events. Producers are Helene Rosenbluth and Sara Jacobus and project coordinator is Susan Auerbach. Copyright 1988 Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. The collection includes one page of correspondence. (1 hour)

AFC 1989/008: The Blues: Living Legends and the Music of Oakland
One videocassette entitled The Blues: Living Legends and the Music of Oakland and 1 photo print. Locally produced special series aired on The Channel 7 News, 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, the week of February 29, 1989 in San Francisco, California. The program was also aired as a thirty minute special on March 18, 1989 at 7:30 p.m. In the program KGO-TV sports anchor and vocalist Marc Gibson interviews well-known and local blues musicians about the Oakland blues scene from the 1940s to the present. The program was edited and produced by John Turned and co-produced by Marc Gibson. (30 minutes)

AFC 1989/022: Italian Americans in the West Collection
More than 300 hours of tape-recorded interviews; approximately 24,000 black-and-white and color photographs, and 35 hours of videotape related to the American Folklife Center's field research project that focused on the cultural traditions of Italian Americans in the western United States. The materials in the collection were compiled between the years 1988 and 1993; the field research took place from 1989 to 1991. Folklorists documented many aspects of Italian American folklife at five project sites: Gilroy and San Pedro, California; Pueblo, Colorado; mining and ranching communities in eastern and central Nevada; Carbon County, Utah; and Walla Walla, Washington. The collection includes approximately 2,000 pages of fieldnotes, photo and tape catalogs, and assorted ephemera were also collected in the study communities. The material was used to create a traveling exhibition on Italian American folklife in the West, entitled Old Ties, New Attachments. The project's findings are published in Old Ties, New Attachments: Italian-American Folklife in the West (Washington, D.C.; American Folklife Center, 1992) [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1989/022: IAW-DD-R003-IAW-DD-R005: Interview with John Royal and his mother Albina Royal, both of San Pedro, California. Recorded by Doug DeNatale and David Taylor, July 26, 1989.

AFC 1989/022: IAW-DD-A010: Interview with John Royal of San Pedro, California. Recorded by Douglas DeNatale, July 25, 1989.

AFC 1989/022: IAW-DD-A001: Interview with Giovanni Palomba of San Pedro, California. Recorded by Douglas DeNatale, July 19, 1989.

AFC 1989/022: IAW-DD-A002-A003: Interview with Tony Marabella of San Pedro, California. Recorded by Doug DeNatale, July 22, 1989.

AFC 1989/022: IAW-DD-A004: Interview with Tony Pirozzi of San Pedro, California. Recorded by Doug DeNatale, July 22, 1989.

AFC 1989/022: IAW-DD-A006: Recording of a bocce game at the Verona Bocce Club. Players are Frank Pontillo, Fred Arduini, and Pasquale D'Ambrose. Recorded in San Pedro, California, by Doug DeNatale and David Taylor, July 22, 1989.

AFC 1989/022: IAW-DD-007-008: Interview with Andrea and Margherita Briguglio. Recorded in San Pedro, California, by Doug DeNatale and John Alexander Williams, July 23, 1989.

AFC 1989/022: IAW-DD-A009: Interview with Tony Marabella at Marabella=s Vineyard. Recorded in Cucamonga, California by Doug DeNatale and John Alexander Williams, July 24, 1989.

AFC 1989/022: IAW-DD-A010-11: Interview with John Royal. Recorded in San Pedro, California, by Doug DeNatale, July 25, 1989.

AFC 1989/022: IAW-DD-A012-14: Recording of the delivery route followed by Andrea Briguglio for his fish peddling business. Recorded in San pedro, California, by Doug DeNatale, July 28, 1989.

AFC 1989/022: IAW-DD-A015: Interview with Gian Vittorio Perniciara. Recorded by Doug DeNatale in San pedro, California, July 30, 1989.

AFC 1989/025: John Turner / Howard Finster One Man Show, San Francisco
One videocassette of a home video of Howard Finster's one-man show at the Braunstein Gallery in San Francisco, California, and his visit to John Turner's home in Berkeley, California. The collection includes 1 page of documentation. Recorded by John Turner, April, 1981. [catalog record]

AFC 1990/013: Joseph Sargent Hall Interview Collection
One audiocassette of an oral history interview conducted by linguist Michael Montgomery with Joseph Hall. The interview concerns Dr. Hall's research and experiences recording speech and folklore in the Great Smoky Mountains Recorded at Dr. Hall's house in Oceanside, California, on January 8, 1990. The collection includes one page of notes. (1 hour and 30 minutes)

AFC 1991/010: A Stitch in Time: African American Quilters of Oakland
One videocassette entitled AA Stitch in Time: African Quilters of Oakland.@ The program was a half-hour special on African-American quilts and quiltmakers from Oakland, California. It was broadcast on KGO-TV, channel 7, San Francisco, California on January 20, 1991 at 6:30 p.m. Included are interviews with Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni, as well as quilters Charles Cater, Willie Ette Graham, and Bettie Phillips. The collection a 1-page press release. (30 minutes)

AFC 1991/024: Pat Monaco Collection
Collection of 56 black and white photographs, 64 pages of oral history typescript, 18 fliers, six programs, 19 clippings, 4 newspapers, 1 newsletter, and 1 magazine detailing the blues scenes of Chicago, Illinois; Indianola, Mississippi; Leland, Mississippi; and Oakland, California.

AFC 1992/001: 1992 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, sound recordings, graphic materials, and moving images that document the 1992 concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The annual series, which began in 1977, features the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. The concerts take place on the Neptune Plaza at the front of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress between April and September. The June 5, 1992, concert featured the California group Los Pregoneros del Puerto. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1993/001: Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools in America Project Collection
Twenty-four 5-inch tapes, 60 7-inch tapes, and 288 audiocassettes from the Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools in America Project, a survey of 23 ethnic schools from 22 ethnic groups. Recorded in various locations throughout the United States by Elena Bradunas and 23 fieldworkers, April-July 1982, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The collection includes 14 linear feet of slides, photographs, and reports. Includes documentation of a Hupa Indian school in Hoopa Valley, California, founded in the 1870s; and a Japanese school in Los Angeles, Calfornia, founded in 1928. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1995/001: 1995 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, sound recordings, graphic materials, and moving images that document the 1995 concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The annual series, which began in 1977, features the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. The concerts take place on the Neptune Plaza at the front of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress between April and September. The June 15, 1995, concert feature the California bluegrass band Laurie Lewis and the Grant Street Band. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1995/050: Structure and Function of an Old-Time Fiddlers' Association / George Kenneth Leivers
M.A. Thesis: California State, Chico, Spring 1974. 126 pgs. [catalog record]

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 1998/005: Sheila Cogan / Portable Folk Festival Collection
This collection is composed of a variety of materials relating to "The Portable Folk Festival." In June, 1971, 16 folk musicians boarded a 1947 reconditioned bus in Berkeley, California, for a cross-country, summer-long performance tour. The self-titled "Hoopers," documented their daily life in various media for the 2 1/2 month journey. Included are: 5 manuscripts highlighted by a 119-page travel log; 15 photos; 25 contact sheets; 1 original poster; one itinerary drafted on a continental U.S. map; and 13 pieces of ephemera. In addition, two original indexed audiocassettes of music and performers' commentary. Others on the "Portable Folk Festival" Tour included: Mike Cogan, Larry Hanks, Jon Wilcox, Jim Ringer, and Faith Petric. The 119-page log was updated daily by a rotation of "Hoopers," and provides an intimate look at the genre of the times through the activities and reflections of the "Portable" participants. Of note is a detailed accounting of the "Portable Folk Festival" authored by journalist Amie Hill which was published in the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle, November 21, 1971.

AFC 1999/004: Sam Eskin Collection
Collection consists of manuscripts, field recordings, photographs, and ephemera documenting folk music and folk music revivals in the United States, Canada, and Mexico from 1938 to 1966; plus manuscripts and field recordings of mostly unidentified artists performing folk music in Jamaica, Cuba, England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Morocco, Hong Kong, Philippines, India, and Thailand from 1953 to 1969 collected by Sam Eskin. Manuscript materials include correspondence, transcriptions of songs and lyrics, folk festival programs and flyers, a Japanese song book, Eskin's lecture notes, and his collection of bawdy songs and limericks. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 2000/001: Local Legacies Collection
Four hundred and five linear feet (approximately 90,000 manuscript pages, 475 sound recordings, 13,000 graphic materials, 330 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] [California Local Legacies]

AFC 2000/006: Peter Feldmann / First Monterey Folk Festival panel discussion on the Folk Music Revival, May 1963
One compact disc entitled The Folk Music Revival, a panel discussion held at the First Monterey Folk Festival, Monterey, California, May 1963. Participants included Clarence Tom Ashley, John Cohen, Roscoe Holcomb, Billy Ray Laythum, Mance Lipscomb, Bill Monroe, Ralph Rinzler, Doc Watson, Clarence White, and D.K. Wilgus of the University of California at Los Angeles serving as moderator. The collection includes a 1-page log. (1 hour and 22 minutes)

AFC 2001/015: September 11, 2001, Documentary Project
The collection documents reactions of ordinary citizens in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States through sound and video recordings of interviews and personal narratives; as well as photographs, children's drawings, two scrapbooks, letters and e-mail, poems, ephemera, and a few artifacts. Some items were submitted as group projects of schools, libraries, and museums from 30 states in the U.S., and from American military service personnel and their families in Naples, Italy. Includes audio recordings from Chico, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Lake Tahoe, and San Diego, California. [catalog record] [finding aid] [online presentation]

AFC 2001/032: Jack Mullin Tape Archive Collection of 1947 Burl Ives Radio Shows
One CD, copied from an audiocassette, of two Burl Ives radio shows, produced in Hollywood, California, sponsored by Philco, 1947. Both Burl Ives shows feature performances by Josef Marais and Miranda from South Africa. The collection includes an article by Richard L. Hess entitled, "The Jack Mullin/Bill Palmer Tape Restoration Project," (J. Audio Eng. Soc., 49, no. 7/8, 2001). The Burl Ives Show with Josef Marais and Miranda is part of the Jack Mullin Tape Archive, Stanford University. [catalog record]

AFC 2003/018: John Dawson Blues and Jazz Collection
Four CDs of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee at the Salt Cafe in Newport, Rhode Island, April 1978; Duke Ellington, Tanglewood, New Lenox, Massachusetts, July 15, 1956; Duke Ellington, Rotterdam, January 28, 1967; Billie Holiday, Embassy Theater, Los Angeles, California, April 24, 1946. Private recordings of live performances currently unavailable on commercial recordings. John Dawson is a collector of blues and jazz private recordings that circulate from collector to collector.

AFC 2007/018: Donald R. Hill and David Mangurian Collection
Original analog tapes and digitized copies of the tapes, representing over 40 hours of original field recordings made between 1958 and 1961 in Baltimore, Maryland; Clarksdale, Mississippi; Chicago, Illinois; Delaney, Arkansas; Los Angeles, California; Nashville, Tennessee; New Orleans, Louisiana; New York, New York; St. Louis, Missouri, and in Northern Georgia. The recordings comprise 724 songs and interviews with 20 of the musicians (including 12 blues and street singers). [catalog record]

AFC 2009/032: Lou Curtiss Collection
DVD copies of approximately 420 audiotapes from Lou Curtiss, recording engineer and record store owner, documenting the first nine years of the San Diego Folk Festival, 1967-1975, performances at the Sign of the Sun Bookstore, Folk Arts Rare Records, and other California venues. DVD copies of 57 audiotapes featuring performances by Sam Hinton, but which also include recordings of Doc Watson, Hedy West, Pete Seeger, Jimmy Driftwood, Sandy Paton, Seamus Ennis, and A.L. Lloyd, among others. DVD copies of radio programs from Mexican station XERB. Also included are databases for all of the recordings, except for the XERB tapes, as well as performer lists for all recordings.

AFC 2011/047: Agustín Lira and Alma & Quetzal Concert Collection
Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert entitled Augustin Lira and Alma & Quetzal: Cantos de mi cantón (Songs from My Home), of Chicano music from California. Recorded in Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 22, 2011, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. [catalog record] [webcast and concert flyer]

Microfilm Collection

California Folklore: Chico Collection. Six reels of microfilm of 17 volumes of student papers from Chico State College that indicate the variety and scope of folklore in Butte and adjacent counties. Topics include customs and beliefs, songs, ballads, and folk history. Collected by Hector Lee. [catalog record]

 

 

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