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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

CANADA COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Ann Hoog and Clare Zuraw
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 1941/021: Alan Lomax Recordings of French-Canadian Folksongs
Five 12-inch discs of French-Canadian folk songs, sung a capella or with piano accompaniment by Philéas Bédard of St. Rémi de Napierville, Quebec, Canada, and a group of unidentified musicians. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, at Station CKAC, by Alan Lomax in January 1941. The collection includes four original disc sleeves. (24 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 301A-B) (AFS 4423-4427) [catalog record]

AFS 4556-4627: William Fenton Iroquois Recordings
Seventy-two 12-inch discs of Seneca, Cayuga, and Onondaga songs recorded at the Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, Canada and at the Allegany Reserve, New York. Performers include Chancey Johnny John, Richard Johnny John, Simeon Gibson, George Buck, Billy Buck, Chief Joseph Logan (also possibly Albert Jones and John Eli Jacobs). Recorded by William N. Fenton, January-February 1941. (preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 318A-323A)

AFC 1944/016: Helen Creighton Collection of Nova Scotia Recordings
Two hundred fifteen 12-inch, one 10-inch, and one 6-inch discs of ballads, dialect samples, English folk songs, fiddle tunes, Gaelic songs, interviews, Micmac songs, sea chanties, singing games, stories, and war songs. Recorded in Nova Scotia by Helen Creighton, July 1943–June 1944. The collection includes 2 1/4 linear inches of logs, notes and transcriptions and The Helen Creighton Collection Finding Aid from the Public Archives of Nova Scotia. (35 hours; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 10-28B) (AFS 7100-7313) [catalog record]

AFC 1945/002: Marius Barbeau Recordings
Thirty-four 16-inch discs of French Canadian songs recorded in Les Eboulements, Charlevoix County, Quebec, Canada, by Marius Barbeau, 1916. Copied from cylinders by the National Museum of Canada (Ottawa). The collection includes 3/4 of a linear inch of correspondence, logs, and notes. (18 hours; preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 388-397A) (AFS 6110-6143) [catalog record]

AFC 1945/011: Madam Juliette Gaultier de la Verendrye Recordings
Two 16-inch discs of 23 French Acadian folk songs, Kwakiutl incantations, and Copper Eskimo songs sung by Mme. Juliette Gaultier de la Verendrye of Canada, with table harp and drum. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, May 14, 1945. The collection includes two pages of logs. (44 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 57) (AFS 7651-7652)

AFC 1948/010: William Fenton Collection of Recordings of Iroquois Indians of Canada and Six Nations Reserve of Western New York
Sixty-four 12-inch discs of Iroquois songs. Recorded on the Six Nations Reserve (Ohsweken and Sour Springs), Ontario; and Coldspring Longhouse and Cornplanter, Alleghany Reservation, New York. Recorded by William N. Fenton, 1945. (11 hours; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 82B-87B) (AFS 8042-8105)

AFC 1948/022: University of Wisconsin Project
One hundred and twelve 12-inch discs of instrumentals, songs, and stories recorded in Wisconsin by Charles Hofmann, Phyllis Pinkerton, Aubrey Snyder, and Helene Stratman-Thomas (Blotz), July 23-November 17, 1946, for the Library of Congress and the University of Wisconsin. The collection includes 3/4 linear inch of correspondence and descriptions.

AFS 8388-8393: Six discs containing 24 French Canadian songs recorded in Somerset, Wisconsin, August 8, 1946.

AFS 8409: One disc containing 5 French Canadian songs performed by Charles Cardinal. Recorded in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, August 13, 1946.

AFS 8446-8449: Four discs containing 10 French Canadian songs performed by Mrs. Morton Hull Starr. Recorded in Waukesha, Wisconsin, August 28, 1946.

AFC 1948/081: Merrick Jarrett Collection of American and Canadian Folk Songs
One 16-inch disc of 10 American and Canadian folk songs sung by Merrick Jarrett. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, April 23, 1947. (AFS 8962) (18 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 173)

AFC 1948/105: Canadian Folk and Indian Music: A Lecture by Dr. Marius Barbeau
Six 16-inch discs of a lecture on the music of the Indians of northwestern North America and Alaska and on the folk songs of eastern Canada, both French Canadian and Scots Irish and English, as the songs were recorded in the field by Marius Barbeau, head anthropologist and folklorist of the government of Canada. Recorded in Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May 10, 1948. The collection includes the program, a news clipping review of the lecture, and a log. (1 hour and 3 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 191-192A) [catalog record]

AFC 1949/002: Helen Creighton Collection of Canada Recordings
One hundred ten discs of recordings of fiddle tunes, ballads, and other folk songs recorded by Helen Creighton for the National Museum of Canada Recording Project, June-August 1948. Logs are located in the Finding Aid to the Helen Creighton Collection at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia in collection AFC 1988/032. (AFS 9187-9296) (17 hours; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 200B-209A)

AFC 1950/033: William N. Fenton Collection of Six Nations Reserve and New York Recordings
Eleven 7-inch tapes of Iroquoian songs recorded in New York and on the Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, Canada, by William N. Fenton, 1948. (AFS 9963-9973) (5 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 1251; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 283-1--283-3)

AFS 10,053-10,054: Erich von Hornbostel Collection
Two 10-inch tapes (copied from 120 cylinders) of ethnic and tribal music recorded by various collectors in various parts of the world and comprising a 1919 version of the Erich M. Von Hornbostel Demonstration Collection of the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv.

AFS 10,053B1: One tape containing "Lehal song" sung by an unidenfitied performer. Probably recorded in Spences Bridge, British Columbia, by Franz Boas, ca. June 1897. (2 minutes; LWO 1416)

AFC 1951/009: MacEdward Leach Collection of Newfoundland Recordings, 1950
Ten 10-inch tapes of field recordings of folklore and songs recorded by MacEdward Leach, Newfoundland, Canada, July-October, 1950. The collection includes folksongs, ballads (including Child ballads), sea songs, shipwreck songs, humorous songs, stories, and ghost stories performed by singers and storytellers of British and Irish descent. The recording trip was funded by the American Philosophical Society and sponsored by the Library of Congress. The collection includes six pages of correspondence and a tape concordance. (AFS 10,064-10,073) (20 hours; LWO 1679) [catalog record]

AFC 1951/010: Oliver Beltz Collection of Hutterite Recordings
One 10-inch tape of Hutterite folk music and religious services including a Hutterite wedding ceremony recorded at Graumen Colony, Graumen, Alberta, and religious songs recorded at the Stand Off Colony, McLeod, Alberta. Recorded in South Dakota and Alberta, Canada, by Oliver S. Beltz, July and August 1949. The collection includes 25 pages of correspondence, logs, and notes. A transcription of these tunes can be found in the Beltz manuscript collection located in the Performing Arts Reading Room. (AFS 10,074) (1 hour; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 283/49–283/50A) [catalog record]

AFC 1951/025: Martha Randle Collection of Mohawk Vocabulary
Three 12-inch discs of Mohawk vocabulary by an unknown person. Gift from Martha Randle (formerly Martha Champion Huot). (AFS 10,146-10,148) (25 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 283-1--283-3)

AFC 1952/016: Mary Agnes Starr Recording of French Voyageur Songs sung by Reuben Valley
One 7-inch tape containing French voyageur songs sung by 100 year-old Reuben Valley of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Recorded on June 17, 1950, by Mary Agnes Starr. (AFS 10,494) (LWO 1939) [catalog record]

AFS 10,515-10,744: American Indian Recordings
Two hundred thirty 16-inch discs mostly of North American Indian songs originally recorded on cylinders (cyl. 374-3964) in various locations primarily by Frances Densmore, 1907-36, for the Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution. Transferred from the National Archives in 1948.

AFS 10,691: One disc containing 8 Mainland Comox songs performed by Bob George. Recorded in Chilliwack, British Columbia, by Frances Densmore, September 1926. (20 minutes)

AFS 10,692: One disc containing 8 Mainland Comox songs performed by Bob George and Sophie Wilson. Recorded in Chilliwack, British Columbia, by Frances Densmore, September 1926. (20 minutes)

AFS 10,693A-B5: One disc containing Tsimshian songs and spoken word performed by Jane Green, Henry Haldane, Johnson (Chief Legare), and Ellen Stevens. Recorded in Chilliwack, British Columbia, by Frances Densmore, September 14-23, 1926. (20 minutes)

AFS 10,693B6: One disc containing the Carrier song "Dance song from Babine" performed by Abraham Williams. Recorded in Chilliwack, British Columbia, by Frances Densmore, September 1926. (2 minutes)

AFS 10,694-10,697: Four discs containing Nitinat music performed by F. Knightum, Annie Tom, Wilson Williams, Katherine Charlie, and Jake George. Recorded in Chilliwack, British Columbia, by Frances Densmore, September 14-23, 1926. (1 hour and 15 minutes)

AFS 10,725-10,726: Two discs containing 10 Squamish songs performed by Jimmie O'Hammon. Recorded in Chilliwack, British Columbia, by Frances Densmore, September 16-20, 1926. (20 minutes)

AFS 10,726A5-10,727A: Two discs containing Halkomelem songs and spoken word performed by Tasalt (Catholic Tommy) and Dennis Peters. Recorded in Chilliwack, British Columbia, by Frances Densmore, September 14-23, 1926. (30 minutes)

AFS 10,727B-10,728: Two tapes containing Thompson music and spoken word performed by Otter Billie, Annie Bolem, John Butcher, Julie Charlie, and Henry McCarthy. Recorded in Chilliwack, British Columbia, by Frances Densmore, September 14-23, 1926. (20 minutes)

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. Includes Anglo American songs and ballads from New England, Montana, and California; Portuguese songs from Massachusetts; English and Gaelic songs and ballads from Cape Breton Island, Canada; and Spanish-American songs from southern California. Some recorded with Wayland D. Hand. The collection also includes 2 1/2 linear inches of correspondence, journals, logs, notes, postcards, and transcriptions, and an article. (in combination with AFS 11,334-11,444)

AFS 11,308: One tape containing Scottish Gaelic music performed by the North Shore Singers and other performers of Breton Cove, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell, August 1953. (1 hour; LWO 2496)

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. (See also: AFS 11,307-11,309)

AFC 1960/015: Helen Creighton interviews for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Two 7-inch tapes of two radio broadcasts entitled "Bluenose Ballads" and "Bluenose Folklore" including interviews with Helen Creighton conducted by Ken Womer, and songs and stories from Creighton's collections. Recorded by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, May 1959. The collection includes three pages of correspondence. (AFS 11,832-11,833) (1 hour; LWO 3155) [catalog record]

AFC 1965/003: Hiroko Sue / Music and Stories of the Hare Indians of the Northwest Territories, Canada
Five 10-inch tapes of songs and stories of the Hare Indians of Mackenzie Basin, Northwest Territories, Canada. Recorded by Hiroko Sue, August 1962. The collection includes 18 pages of correspondence, logs, and notes. (9 hours; LWO 4365) (AFS 12,298-12,302) [catalog record]

AFS 12,316: Frances Densmore Salish Recordings
One 7-inch tape of music of the Indians of British Columbia, Canada. Recorded by Frances Densmore in the 1920s. (LWO 4359)

AFC 1967/010: Edith Fowke recordings of songs from the United States collected in Canada
Two 7-inch tapes of folksongs from the United States recorded in Quebec and Ontario, Canada, by Edith Fowke, 1957 and 1962. The collection includes two pages of logs. (AFS 13,048-13,049 (2 hours; LWO 5020) [catalog record]

AFC 1968/013: MacEdward Leach Collection of Newfoundland Recordings, 1951
Five 10-inch tapes of folk songs of Newfoundland. Recorded by MacEdward Leach of the University of Pennsylvania, 1951. The collection includes five pages of logs. (AFS 13,160-13,164) (10 hours; LWO 1826)

AFC 1969/006: The Ruth Rubin Collection of Yiddish Folksongs and Folklore
Collection comprises 125 sound tape reels compiled by Rubin from her field recordings of Yiddish ballads, chassidic tunes, anti-chassidic songs, children's songs, rhymes, game songs, lullabies, love songs, marriage songs, fiddle tunes, Passover songs, holiday songs, songs of World War II, Yiddish art songs, poverty and work songs, labor songs, Zionist songs, humorous songs, topical songs, street cries, drinking songs, dancing songs, jokes, and prayers. Includes conversations, interviews, memories, and stories recorded primarily by Ruth Rubin from 1947-1967. Recorded at various locations in New York City and state, including Shrub Oak, Croton, Lake Charles, and Patterson, N.Y. (Camp Solomon), 1947-1967; Montreal and Toronto, Canada, 1955-1956, 1961; London, England, 1962; Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1965 by Ruth Rubin; and Chaim Plotkin recorded by his son Norman Cazden in Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1954-1956. The collection includes lists of titles, names, and locations of performers; and correspondence with Ruth Rubin related to the acquisition of this collection dated 1969-1974 is included in the collection. [catalog record]

AFS 13,504: One tape containing "Der Rebe Hot gevolt" sung by "Lerer" Zachar, and Dora Wasserman, "Tsi veyst ir dos land" and "Der rebe iz a muflog" sung by "Lerer" Zachar, "S'iz oyfn yam amol geforn" sung by H. Ari, "Der rebe iz oyfn yam" sung by Mrs. Wiseman, and "In a shtetl nit vayt fundanen" sung by Toba Barsky. Recborded in Montreal and Toronto, Canada, 1955-1956. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,505: One tape containing "Di bord, di bord" sung by Dora Wasserman. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, 1955. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,506: One tape containing "O maminke, maminke", "Fun groys dasad", "Es hot mir mayn mame dertseylt", and "Tsvelf azeyger noch halbe" nacht sung by Anne Berkowitz, and "Gekent hob ich a meydle" sung by H. Ari. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, 1955. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,507: One tape containing 12 songs sung by Anne Berkowitz, Melech Racitsh, Mr. Persky, and H. and Sylvia Ari. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, 1955-1961. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,508: One tape containing "Zibn yor tsu candern," and "Gelibt hob ich a sheyn meydele" sung by Mr. Freeland, "Oy dray yor vi ich hob a libe gefirt" sung by Mrs. Kollender, "Lomir veynen, lomir klogn" sung by Toba Barsky, "Oy, vi-zhe vesti forn Shmerele Mayn man?" and "Gekent hob ich a shnayder-meydale" sung by Mrs. Zhukovsky, and "Her tsi got, mayn geshrey" sung by Ita Tsukert. Recorded in Toronto, Canada, 1956. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,510: One tape containing 8 songs sung by Rachel Spivack, Ruth Rubin, H. Ari, and Yankl Zipper. Recorded in Montreal and Toronto, 1948-1956. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,513: One tape containing "Loy omes ki echye" sung by Rachel Spivack, and "Husiatiner" sung by Yankl Zipper. Recorded in Montreal, 1955. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,514: One tape containing 7 songs sung by "Lerer" Zachar and H. Ari. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, 1955. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,515: One tape containing 31 rhymes and teasers that Ruth Rubin learned as a child in Montreal, Canada. Recorded in New York City, 1950-1960. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,516: One tape containing 9 children's games and rhymes rendered by Dora Wasserman, Esther Zuker, Mr. Persky, Rachel Spivack, and Mr. Plattner. Recorded in Montreal and Toronto, Canada, 1955-1956. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,521: One tape containing 14 children's games rendered by Israel Plattner and Herta Rose. Recorded in Toronto, Canada, 1956. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,522: One tape containing "Hot der rebe gemacht a koyse" sung by Anne Berkowitz, "Balabatim hayoyshvim" sung by Mr. Ortenberg, and "Hostu Beyle gutn med?" sung by Israel Plattner. Recorded in Montreal and Toronto, Canada, 1955-1956. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,524: One tape containing 7 songs sung by Chinke Asher, Mrs. Rothenberg, Anne Berkowitz, and Moyshe Kirshboym. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, 1955-1961. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,525: One tape containing 8 songs sung by Harry Ary, Mrs. Rothenberg, Dora Wasserman, and J. Zipper. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, 1955. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,526: One tape containing "Tavishn di shtern" sung by Mrs. Deltoff, "A meydele fun draytsn yor" and "Vos biztu azo troyerig Nockemke?" sung by Mrs. Frimmerman, "In dem hoys vu man veynt un men lacht" sung by Mrs. Dillman, and "At'n ayz ba der polonke" sung by Mr. Sternberg. Recorded in Toronto, Canada, 1956. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,527: One tape containing "Dos lebn iz a kamf" sung by Mrs. Wiseman, and "Di velt iz gevorn ge-adlt" sung by Ita Tsukert. Recorded in Toronto, Canada, 1956. (LWO 5679)

AFS 13,529: One tape containing "Veyst ir vos ich bin" sung by "Lerer" Zachar. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, 1955. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,530: One tape containing "Vos hostu mir opgeton?" and "Ich zits un shpil mir oyf der gitare" sung by Dora Wasserman. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, 1955. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,531: One tape containing 16 love songs sung by Dora Wasserman, Chinke Asher, H. and Sylvia Ari, Anne Berkowitz, Mrs. Weinsteing, and Esther Zuker. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, 1955. (LWO 5679)

AFS 13,532: One tape containing "Un ver es zogt as di libe in a glik" and "Indroysn is a tribar tog" sung by H. Ari, "Ich es nit, ich trink nit" and "Shtendig zits ich mir un tracht" sung by Ida Maze, "Finster un glitshig" sung by Mrs. Rothenberg, and "Ver se zogt as a libe is kayn fuler" sung by Mrs. Weinstein. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, 1955. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,533: One tape containing "Ich fir a libe" sung by Mrs. Friedman, "Ich shver dir benemones" sung by Mr. Zhukovsky, "In a zumer nacht" sung by Dora Tomchin, "Genug shoyn tsu lachn" sung by H. Ari, "Zits ich mir afn benkele" and "Dort bam gaychl" sung by F. Lapin. Recorded in Montreal and Toronto, Canada, 1955-1956. (LWO 5679)

AFS 13,535: One tape containing 8 poverty and work songs sung by Dora Wasserman, H. Ari, "Lerer" Zachar, Mr. Bach, and Mrs. Rothenberg. Recorded in Montreal, 1955. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,536: One tape containing "Chanele iz fun der arbet gegangen" sung by Chinke Asher and "Brider, mir hobn geshlosn" sung by Mrs. Rothenberg. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, 1955. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,537: One tape containing 9 songs of social significance sung by Anne Berkowitz, "Lerer" Zachar, Sonia Shtern, Sylvia Aril, Mr. Mamlok, Esther Zuker, and Fayne Lapin, and Mr. Zhukovsky. Recorded in Montreal and Toronto, Canada, 1955-1961. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,542: One tape containing "Feygelech shyninke" sung by Anne Berkowitz. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, 1961. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,543: One tape containing "A, a, lyu, lyu" sung by Dora Wasserman. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, 1955. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,544: One tape containing 11 lullabies sung by Anne Berkowitz, "Lerer" Zachar, Mrs. Weinstein, Mr. Bach, Mr. Persky, Mrs. Krishtalka, Dora Wasserman, Mrs. Pelayeff, and Yankl Zipper. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, 1955-1961. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,545: One tape containing "Unter yankele’s vigele" sung by "Lerer" Zachar, "Shlof-she mayn feygele" sung by Ita Tsukert, and "Shlof mayn king" sung by Dora Tomtshin. Recorded in Montreal and Toronto, Canada, 1955-1956. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,546: One tape containing 5 Zionist songs sung by Chinke Asher, Rachel Spivack, Anne Berkowitz, and Mr. Freeland. Recorded in Montreal and Toronto, Canada, 1955-1956. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,547: One tape containing 8 songs about soldiers and wars sung by Dora Wasserman, Sylvia and H. Ari, Mrs. Rothenberg, and Chinke Asher. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, 1955. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,550: One tape containing 5 humorous songs sung by Dora Wasserman, "Lerer" Zachar, and Esther Zuker. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, 1955. (30 minutes; LWO 5679)

AFS 13,551: One tape containing 5 humorous songs sung by Mr. Bach, Mr. Persky, Mrs. Lapin, and Dora Tarnoff. Recorded in Montreal and Toronto, Canada, 1955-1956. (30 minutes LWO 5679)

AFS 14,517-14,518: Two tapes including 14 "Songs of the Underworld" recorded in Montreal and Toronto, Canada by Ruth Rubin, 1955-1956. (1 hour; LWO 6514)

AFS 14,521-14,522: Two tapes containing 29 songs divided into two categories: songs created inside and outside of America. Includes two songs sung by Myshe Kirshbom and Lola Kipnis in Montreal and Toronto, Canada. Recorded by Ruth Rubin, 1956 and 1961. (1 hour; LWO 6514)

AFS 14,523: One tape containing 15 songs brought to America from Europe (most of which are of literary origin). Includes two songs sung by Anne Berkowitz and Mrs. Rothenberg. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, by Ruth Rubin, 1955. (30 minutes; LWO 6514)

AFS 14,524; 14,527: Two tapes containing 33 mixed language songs. Includes three songs sung by Dora Wasserman, Mr. Mamlock, and Mr. Plattner. Recorded in Monteal, Canada, by Ruth Rubin, 1955-1956. (1 hour; LWO 6514)

AFS 14,525: One tape containing 17 dancing and drinking songs. Includes three songs sung by Sylvia Ar, H. Ari, and S. Zachar in Montreal. Recorded in Montreal by Ruth Rubin 1955. (30 minutes; LWO 6514)

AFS 14,528: One tape containing 19 ballads, love songs, and dancing songs. Includes two songs sung by Mr. Sirokoff, and L. Lapin in Montreal and Toronto. Recorded by Ruth Rubin in Canada, 1955-1956. (30 minutes; LWO 6514)

AFS 14,529: One tape containing 13 love songs including one song sung by H. Ari. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, by Ruth Rubin, 1955. (30 minutes; LWO 6514)

AFS 14, 530: One tape containing 12 songs of Slavic influence or origin. Includes 4 songs sung by S. Zachar and Anne Berkowitz. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, by Ruth Rubin, 1955 and 1961. (30 minutes; LWO 6514)

AFS 14,537: One tape containing 17 songs concerning soldiers and wars. Includes one song sung by Mr. Plattner. Recorded in Toronto, Canada, by Ruth Rubin, 1956. (30 minutes; LWO 6514)

AFS 14,540: One tape containing 13 Hebrew songs including one song sung by Mr. Ortenberg. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, by Ruth Rubin, 1955. (30 minutes; LWO 6514)

AFS 14,541-14,542: Two tapes containing 21 songs of World War II. Includes six songs sung by Fanye Lapin, Mr. Persky, Mrs. Rothenberg, and Dora Wasserman. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, by Ruth Rubin, 1955. (1 hour; LWO 6514)

AFS 14,543-14,544: Two tapes containing 40 songs sung by persons born in Europe, the U.S.S.R., and the United States. Includes 20 songs recorded in Montreal, Canada, by Ruth Rubin, 1955 and 1961. (1 hour; LWO 6514)

AFS 14,552-14,554: Three tapes containing 40 Yiddish art songs composed in Europe and America. Includes songs sung various singers. Recorded in Montreal, Canada, by Ruth Rubin, 1955 and 1961. (1 1/2 hours; LWO 6514).

AFS 14,555: One tape containing 17 songs of "social significance." Includes one song sung recorded in Toronto, Canada, by Ruth Rubin, 1956. (30 minutes; LWO 6514)

AFS 14,665-14,695: Thirty-one 7-inch tapes of Yiddish folksongs and folklore recorded by Ruth Rubin in New York, Canada, and Israel, 1950s-1960s; and by Norman Cazden in Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1954-1956. (LWO 6855)

AFC 1969/007: Ralph Rinzler Duplication Project, part 1
Twenty-two 10-inch tapes of field recordings of Cajun and Creole music and radio broadcasts, including the Revon Reed KEUN Show, from Louisiana; Scottish Gaelic songs and pipe music from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, from various performers many of whom were born in Scotland; and English ballads and folk songs from Newfoundland. Field recording trips were sponsored by the Newport Folk Foundation, and the Balfa Brothers were recorded in Newport, Rhode Island in 1967. Recorded by by Ralph Rinzler and Mike Seeger, 1964-1966. The collection includes 48 pages of notes and song lists; notes include descriptions of the contents of Scottish Gaelic songs in English, provided by the singers. [catalog record]

AFS 13,693-13,702: Nine tapes containing Scottish-Gaelic ballads, songs and tunes from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Canada. Recorded in Cape Breton and Newfoundland, August 1964. (20 hours; LWO 5590)

AFC 1970/006: Anthony F. C. Wallace Collection of Tuscarora wire recordings
Sixteen wires of field recordings of Tuscarora kinship terms, personal narratives, texts, translations, and vocabularies recorded by Anthony F. C. Wallace in Niagara County, New York, 1948-1949. Included are tribal histories (especially relating to the 18th and 19th centuries), autobiographical stories, reminiscences, word lists, and descriptions of tribal government, organizations, and customs. Onondaga and Seneca song texts are included. Donated by the American Philosophical Society. (AFS 14,329-14,344) [catalog record]

AFC 1970/010: Morris Swadesh Collection of Nootka and Makah wire recordings
Five wire spools of Nootka and Makah stories. Recorded by Morris Swadesh, on an unknown date. Acquired from the American Philosophical Society. (AFS 14,368-14,372)

AFC 1970/040: Folk Legacy Records Duplication Project
Thirteen 10-inch tapes of children's games and rhymes, instrumentals, recitations, songs, and stories recorded in Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, New Brunswick, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Vermont by Lee Clancy, Paul Clayton, Henry Felt, Diane Hamilton, Lee Haggerty, and Charles (Sandy) Paton, for Folk-Legacy Records, 1958-1969. The collection includes 12 pages of logs. [catalog record]

AFS 14,210B-14,215: Six tapes containing traditional songs and stories from New Brunswick, Canada, sung and told by Florence Bateman, James Brown, Fred Campbell, Joseph R. Estey, Allan Kelly, Wilmot MacDonald, and Nick Underhill. Recorded throughout New Brunswick, August 1963. (11 hours; LWO 6042)

AFC 1970/053: Morris Swadesh Collection of Chitimacha and Nootka Cylinder Recordings
Fifteen six-inch dictaphone and seven four-inch wax cylinders of Chitimacha songs and spoken word recorded by Morris Swadesh in Charenton, Louisiana, in 1931 and 1934, and one dictaphone cylinder containing Nootka sentences and a story with an embedded song recorded by Swadesh, probably near Alberni on Vancouver Island, in 1933. The Chitimacha materials were sung and spoken by Benjamin Paul and Delphine Ducloux; the Nootka speaker was Alex Thomas. The cylinders were received by exchange from the American Philosophical Society in 1970.

AFS 18,473: One tape containing "Nootka sentences and story" spoken by Alex Thomas. Recorded on the Nootka Reserve near Alberni, Vancouver Island, by Morris Swadesh, 1933. (8 minutes)

AFC 1972/024: Edward D. Ives Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Duplication Project
Fifty-one 10-inch tapes of folksongs, folklore, and oral history recorded 1956-1970 in Maine, New Hampshire, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives. The collection includes 1/2-inch of logs and a folklore collecting manual for the University of Maine. (LWO 6749 ) (AFS 14,779-14,829) [catalog record]

AFC 1973/006: Mike Cohen / 22nd Annual Old Time Fiddle Contest, Shelburne, Ontario, Canada
Five 10-inch tapes of recordings made at the 22nd Annual Old Time Fiddle Contest, Shelburne, Ontario, Canada, August 1972, by members of Trailside Country School. (LWO 7227) (AFS 15,524-15,528)

AFC 1973/028: Laura Boulton Collection

AFS 16,336-16,653: Laura Boulton Collection Part 11: Music of the Peoples of Canada: Three hundred eighteen 10-inch discs of instrumentals and songs recorded in British Columbia, Illinois, Manitoba, Minnesota, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec by Laura Boulton, 1941-42, for the National Film Board of Canada. The collection includes 3 linear inches of notes. Includes several Indian, Eskimo and immigrant groups, especially French-Canadian, Anglo Irish, Scottish (including Gaelic), and Polish. (LWO 7551 reels 36b-49a (preservation copies)

AFS 17,177-17,194: Laura Boulton Collection Part 21: Appendix to Part 11 (Canada): Eighteen 14-inch discs comprising an Appendix to Part 11 (Music of the Peoples of Canada). Ethnicities include French, Gaelic-Scots, Ukrainian, Greek, and Tsimsian Indian recorded in or about dances, church services (including Christmas), storytelling, potlatches, speechmaking, carol singing, etc. Instruments of special importance include violins and bells.

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. (LWO 9379) (AFS 18,964-18,969) [catalog record]

AFC 1978/004: 1978 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Collection includes the May 11, 1978, concert of Graham Townsend and Maple Sugar (French-Canadian) (AFS 19,281-82) [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 19,281-19,282: Two tapes containing the Graham Townsend and Maple Sugar Performance at the Library of Congress. Includes Canadian instrumental and vocal folk music from the British, French, and Irish traditions. Maple Sugar is made up of Donny and Gina Gilchrest (step dancers), Glenn Paul (piano), James Gordon (banjo & vocal), Dorothy Hogan (guitar & vocal), and Graham Townsend (fiddle). (LWO 12,216)

AFC 1978/004: Envelope 2: One envelope containing 70 black-and-white images of the Graham Townsend and Maple Sugar concert. Photographed by Paula Johnson.

AFC 1978/004: Folder 5: One folder containing concert fliers for the Graham Townsend and Maple Sugar concert.

AFC 1979/038: Pete Seeger / M.T. Ferretta Songs
One audiocassette of M. T. Ferretta of Droche, British Columbia, Canada, singing his own compositions, "A Song for Grandmapa" and "Greenpeace." (AFS 19,381) (LWO 12,908)

AFC 1979/075: Dartmouth College / Celebration Northeast 1977
Nine 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and songs from Canada, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont recorded at Celebration Northeast, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 22-23, 1977. The collection includes four pages of concordances, correspondence, and two brochures. (AFS 19,517-19,525) (LWO 12,982)

AFS 21,266: Federal Cylinder Project / Frances Densmore
One tape, copied from cylinders, of recordings made in Chilliwack, British Columbia, by Frances Densmore, September 1926.

AFS 21,266 (cut 5): One tape containing a speech by Mr. Harding (Chief of Police of Chilliwack) and a Yakima song performed by Francis James. (2 minutes)

AFS 21,266 (cuts 6, 7, 8, 17): One tape containing Thompson healing songs and a hunting song performed by John Butcher. (8 minutes; RWA 3414)

AFS 21,266 (cuts 9, 11, 13): One tape containing Halkomelem songs: "Your pretty hair," "Another song of rider on kohaks," "Potlatch song," and "Tasalt's own dancing song used at Winter dances," performed by Julia Malwer and Dennis Peters. (6 minutes; RWA 3414)

AFS 21,266 (cuts 10, 12): One tape containing 2 Nitinat songs performed by Wilson Williams and F. Knightum. (4 minutes; RWA 3414)

AFS 21,266 (cuts 14-16): One tape containing Mainland Comox songs: "Canoe song," "Whisky song," "Doctor's song," and "Social song," performed by Bob George and Sophie Wilson. (6 minutes; RWA 3414)

AFS 21,988-22,050: Middlebury College / Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Part II: Discs
Sixty-three 10-inch tapes of folk music (primarily ballads) and interviews with various informants. Recorded in New England, especially Vermont, and Canada by Helen Hartness Flanders and Marguerite Olney, ca 1939-1948. Copied from approximately 1275 discs loaned by Middlebury College. (LWO 12,301 reels 1-63)

AFC 1980/001: Barbara Dane Collection
Forty-three 10-inch, 80 7-inch, and 35 5-inch tapes containing events, instrumentals, interviews, and songs. Recorded primarily by and for Barbara Dane and Irwin Silber at various locations in Canada and the United States, 1952-78, including the "Sing Out!" radio program on WBAI-FM, New York City. The collection includes 1 1/2 linear inches of content lists (from original tape boxes), correspondence, notes, and partial transcripts. Note: the logs are incomplete. (RXB 0001-0115; RWC 6400-6443[?])

AFC 1983/012: Simon Fraser Cape Breton Musicians Collection
Two audiocassettes of traditional Cape Breton music performed by Loretta Beaudry, Pat Cormier, Gordon Cote, Paul Cranford, Mary Gillis, Jerry Holland, Mildred Leadbeater, Sandy MacDonald, Dan Joe MacInnis, George MacInnis, Dave MacIssac, Alex Francis MacKay, Carl MacKenzie, Hector MacKenzie, John Neil MacLean, Donald MacLellan, Ronald MacLellan, Doug MacPhee, John Shaw, Sonny Slade. The music is played on violin, piano, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and tin whistle. There are also examples of singing. There is no list of the titles of the tunes and songs.

AFC 1984/037: University of Illinois Press / Joe Scott Collection
One audiocassette of songs by lumbermen and others from Maine, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Recorded by Edward D. Ives, 1956-1957. The collection includes five pages of song lists and notes. Many songs written by or attributed to Joe Scott. Published in connection with Ives' book entitled Joe Scott: The Woodsman-Songmaker (Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 1978.) (AFS 22,162) (RYA 2518)

AFS 22,201-22,207: Allen MacCabe Interview and Song Manuscript Collection
Seven 7-inch tapes of an interview with Allen MacCabe (1906-1983) concerning his early life in Nova Scotia, hoboing during the Depression, serving in the Army Air Corps, and operating a soft drink bottling plant. Documentation includes 230 typescript pages of songs, poems, and recitations collected by Mr. McCabe throughout his lifetime. Recorded by Gerald E. Parsons, Jr. and Margaret B. Parsons in Sarasota, Florida, April 21 and 23, 1983. (RXA 3857-3863)

AFS 22,496: Elli Köngäs-Maranda / "Folklore Studies in Quebec" Lecture Collection
One 10-inch tape of a lecture by Elli Köngäs-Maranda, professor at the Université Laval in Quebec, entitled "Identity, Patrimony, and Politics: Folklore Studies in Quebec." Sponsored by the American Folklife Center, with an introduction by Alan Jabbour. Recorded in the Whittall Pavilion of the Library of Congress, March 16, 1982. (RWA 7357)

AFS 23,183-23,184: William M. Doerflinger Collection of Maritime Songs
Two 10-inch tapes, copied from discs, of 52 maritime songs sung by various singers. Recorded in New Brunswick, Canada, and Sailor's Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York City, by William M. Doerflinger, 1940. The collection includes 1/4 linear inch of a concordance, correspondence, and recording logs. (RWA 8407-8408)

AFS 23,185-23,203: Ernest C. Oberholtzer / Ojibwa Collection
Five 5-inch tapes and 14 7-inch tapes containing Ojibwa legends and songs, with interviews. Recorded in Mine Center, Ontario, and oral history interviews recorded in Davenport, Iowa, by Ernest C. Oberholtzer, 1948-51.

AFS 23,185-23,186: Two tapes containing interviews, songs, stories, texts, and legends performed by Maggie Jackpot, Mrs. Notoway, and Johnnie Whitefish. Recordings also include Oberholtzer's "account of recordings and preparation for recording the Indians." Recorded in Mine Center, Ontario, Canada, by Ernest Obertholtzer, March-April 1946. (RWA 8526-8529A)

AFC 1984/011: American Dialect Society Collection
Sound recordings made between 1931-1937 to document American English dialects, mostly from New England and eastern Canada, for a proposed Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada. Most informants were elderly New Englanders, and included whalers, fisherman, farmers, and housewives. Among the well-known people who were recorded are Alistair Cooke, Charles H. Grandgent, John A. Lomax, Alan Lomax, Edward Sapir, and B. F. Skinner. Some recordings were made of Gullah dialects found on the Georgia and South Carolina coast and recordings include narratives of former slaves. Several recordings document other languages and regions. The collection includes project correspondence, transcriptions, and index cards. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 25,258: One disc containing an interview with Mrs. [Allen?] Hill. Discussion topics include: widow woman who stays with her, visitors, making patchwork, Dominion Day celebration and comparison with July 4th celebration, staying at home without getting out, birthplace and family history, immigration from Ireland and settled in New York, grandfather who fought in Revolutionary War, her family of 16 siblings, and her children living in various places. Recorded in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, by Guy Lowman and Marguerite Chappalaz, ca. 1931-37.

AFS 25,260: One disc containing an interview with Mrs. [Allen?] Hill. Discussion topics include: family history, niece as "one of the New Hampshire horsethieves," newcomers who have moved into area, schooling and teaching school, the weather, blueberries grown in area,parties with dancing in kitchen when she was a girl, and entertaining by Lt. Governor. Recorded in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, by Guy Lowman and Marguerite Chappalaz, ca. 1931-37.

AFS 25,262: One disc containing an interview with Allen Hill. Discussion topics include: history of the area, original settlement, changes in more recent years, more French moving in, history of Canada, disputes over land claims between French and English, Tories put out after Revolution, different nationalities settling different areas, English, French, Germans, Scotch, British loyalties of Canadians from English background, Canadian railroads, and connections with Canadian politics. Recorded in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, by Guy Lowman and Marguerite Chappalaz, ca. 1931-37.

AFS 25,264: One disc containing an interview with Louise Ketchum. Discussion topics include: summer weather, past winter, progress of flower garden, local hockey team, championship hocky games, ice rinks, swimming, family history, ancestors on Mayflower, and places where settled. Recorded in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, by Guy Lowman and Marguerite Chappalaz, ca. 1931-37.

AFS 25,266: One disc containing an interview with Louise Ketchum. Discussion topics include: early settlement of St. John, family records, pets, Mayflower B: enjoyment of own home, summer weather, story of being struck by lightning while in car, and pronunciation and changes of pronunciation of words. Recorded in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, by Guy Lowman and Marguerite Chappalaz, ca. 1931-37.

AFS 25,268: One disc containing an interview with John Russell. Discussion topics include: opinions of U.S. Depression economic policy, Canadian employment camps, early settlement history of St. Croix, 1783 Penobscot River Association Grant, family history in area, and the corruption of resettlement officials. Recorded in St. Croix (Bay Side, St. Andrews), New Brunswick, Canada, by Guy Lowman and Marguerite Chappalaz, ca. 1931-37.

AFS 25,269: One disc containing an interview with Adelia Gindrel McIntyre. Discussion topics include: name of town, ancestors, past winter, places where lived, changing times, boarding, schooling, Sunday school in old times, denominations, church, her sister, other old people in area, and gardening. Recorded in Otnabog (Elm Hill), Queens Co., New Brunswick, Canada, by Guy Lowman and Marguerite Chappalaz, ca. 1931-37.

AFS 25,270: One disc containing an interview with Eldrige McIntyre. Discussion topics include: farming, logging, planting, insecticides for apples, crops grown in area, marketing of crops, early crops, growing potatoes, dairying, lobbered milk (thick bitter milk), and type of cheese made from lobbered milk. Recorded in Otnabog (Elm Hill), Queens Co., New Brunswick, Canada, by Guy Lowman and Marguerite Chappalaz, ca. 1931-37.

AFS 25,272: One disc containing an interview with Rev. Allen Stairs. Discussion topics include: trip to England, experience with boats and water, rafting, people in England, similarities of Plymouth and Canadian speech, difference of London speech, purpose of trip to England, and research into inheritance of property. Recorded in Lower Southampton, New Brunswick, Canada, by Guy Lowman and Marguerite Chappalaz, ca. 1931-37.

AFS 25,273: One disc containing an interview with Rev. Allen Stairs. Discussion topics include: purpose of trip to England, expense of trip, value of research, weather in England while there, personal history, differences in local area, old friends are best, lack of community interest in present location, early settlement of Southampton, and ancestors settling in area. Recorded in Lower Southampton, New Brunswick, Canada, by Guy Lowman and Marguerite Chappalaz, ca. 1931-37.

AFS 25,274: One disc containing an interview with Lee Berton Bedell. Discussion topics include: ancestors from Great Britain, early settlers, Loyalist who moved to St. John in 1783, 1793 move up river, bringing peonies along from first move in 1783, Anglican ancestors moving into Congregationalist territory, and story of Rev. Ebenezer hiding from British soldiers. Recorded in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, by Guy Lowman and Marguerite Chappalaz, ca. 1931-37.

AFS 25,276: One disc containing an interview with Lee Berton Bedell. Discussion topics include: settlement of Sheffield, sympathy with U.S. revolutionaries, nationalities of early settlers, conflict with French before Revolution, "Year without a summer" - bad growing season, challenges facing early settlers, familiarity with people in parish and province, remaining original settlers and "new" people moving in, 1830-1860 immigration, emigration to West (Canada & U. S.), and stability of French population of Nova Scotia. Recorded in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, by Guy Lowman and Marguerite Chappalaz, ca. 1931-37.

AFS 25,278: One disc containing an interview with Frank Hagerman. Discussion topics include: personal business history, story of meeting with a competitor, story of beginning to manufacture Clean-All, early advertising rhyme for Clean All, Story of developing Eureka hand cleaner, Rhyme about cider making B: Business history (continued), Advertising strategy, Brush manufacture, Change caused by depression, Recitation of (own) poem about Hartland used for ad., Plans for future manufacturing, Plans to retire at 120 years; History of town of Hartland. Recorded in Hartland (Parish of Brighton, Victoria-Carlton Co.), New Brunswick, Canada, by Guy Lowman and Marguerite Chappalaz, ca. 1931-37.

AFS 25,280: One disc containing an interview with Frank Hagerman. Discussion topics include: ancestors, coming to New Brunswick during Revolution, German/Dutch roots, other Hagermans in business, story of great-grandfather and his brother settling in area, family history, McMillian branch of family, story of Wilsey ancestor dealing with Indians, Town of Hartland, lack of industry, advantages of town, opinions about incorporation of town, and settling of new immigrants. Recorded in Hartland (Parish of Brighton, Victoria-Carlton Co.), New Brunswick, Canada, by Guy Lowman and Marguerite Chappalaz, ca. 1931-37.

AFS 25,282: One disc containing an interview with Frank Hagerman. Discussion topics include: new immigrants, story of inexperienced Englishman felling a tree, more about the above Englishman's family & success, religious convictions, Hartland the "Center of gravitation," preference for community, and family history. Recorded in Hartland (Parish of Brighton, Victoria-Carlton Co.), New Brunswick, Canada, by Guy Lowman and Marguerite Chappalaz, ca. 1931-37.

AFC 1984/031: An Index to Selected Folk Recordings by Beverly B. Boggs and Daniel W. Patterson
Index of 500 recordings of traditional music and speech performances from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and the British Isles on microfiche. Accompanied by printed guide with title: An index of selected folk recordings / by Beverly B. Boggs and Daniel W. Patterson (vii, 75 p. ; 28 cm.). Printed guide includes a 50 p. thesaurus of terms used to index the recordings. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Curriculum in Folklore, University of North Carolina, 1984.

AFC 1985/030: Connie Goldman / "Horizons: The Grand Generation" Collection
National Public Radio program containing performances and interviews with elderly artists at the Smithsonian Institution's 1984 Festival of American Folklife. Commentary by Gene Bluestein, California State University at Fresno. Interviewees include Mayer and Doris Kirshenblatt, storytellers from Ontario, Canada; Estelle Oozevaseuk, Yupik Eskimo storyteller from Alaska; Rev. Daniel Womack, musician and preacher from Roanoke, Virginia; Kaui Zuttermeister, hula dancer from Oahu, Hawaii; Wade Mainer (banjo) and Julia Mainer (guitar) from Flint, Michigan; and Tommy Jarrell, fiddler from Mt. Airy, North Carolina. (AFS 23,719)

AFC 1986/022: Center for Applied Linguistics Collection
Fifty-nine 10-inch tapes of speech samples, linguistic interviews, oral histories, conversations, and excerpts from public speeches 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 14 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 24,312B1: One tape containing a group discussion with school children (ages 5-9) discussing teachers and school, favorite stories, television programs, travel, and family. Recorded in North York, Ontario, Canada, 1967. (30 minutes) [audio]

AFS 24,312B2: One tape containing a group discussion with children discussing the Walt Disney Show, pets, amusing stories, and school topics. Recorded in Ontario, 1967. (23 minutes) [audio]

AFS 24,327A1: One tape containing an oral history with Dora Kloss (approx. 40 years old) talking about her life in logging camps between 1934 to 1974. Recorded in British Columbia, by Derek Reimer, July 2, 1974. (30 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,327A2: One tape containing an oral history with Lindsay Carter (70-year old male) talking about the Depression and its effect on Sandon, British Columbia, World War II impact on economy, coal mines, logging; and more. Recorded in British Columbia, by Derek Reimer, February 2, 1976. (30 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,327B1: One tape containing an oral history with Louise Prevost (53 years old) talking about life in the area, fishing, cannery, social life, and the local Chinese and Japanese. Recorded in British Columbia, February 26, 1976. (30 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,327B2: One tape containing an oral history with Steve Sawczuk, (62 years old), talking about his parents immigration to Canada from Ukraine, school, ethnic makeup of Argenta, dairy farming, family, and local history. Recorded in Argenta, British Columbia, January 1979. (32 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,350A1: One tape containing a conversation with an unidentified 52-year old female discussing her family. Informant also reads passages, word pairs, and lists. Recorded in Toronto, Ontario, 1979. (30 minutes) [audio]

AFS 24,350A2: One tape containing a conversation with an unidentified 12-year old female discussing her family, her first language of Sabahan (a language of Malaysia), singing, and tomfoolery. Informant also reads passages, word pairs, and lists. Recorded in Toronto, Ontario, 1979. (30 minutes) [audio]

AFS 24,350B1: One tape containing a conversation with an unidentified 22-year old female discussing her family. Informant also reads passages, word pairs, and lists. Recorded in Toronto, Ontario, 1979. (30 minutes) [audio]

AFS 24,350B2: One tape containing a conversation with an unidentified 22-year old female discussing her family. Informant also reads passages, word pairs, and lists. Recorded in Toronto, Ontario, 1979. (30 minutes) [audio]

AFC 1986/025: Greater Washington Ceili Club Dance with Buddy MacMaster and Maybelle Chisolm MacQueen, November 23, 1986
One audiocassette of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, fiddler Buddy MacMaster and pianist Maybelle Chisolm MacQueen performing for a dance, accompanied by John Pellerin on fiddle, and stepdancing, at Greater Washington Ceili Club ceili at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Washington, D.C., November 23, 1986. (RYA 6547) [catalog record]

AFC 1987/006: John Shaw Lecture Collection
One audiocassette of a lecture on Gaelic music, primarily instrumental music, given by John Shaw of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Traces the history of Gaelic music and discusses its expression in Cape Breton. Recorded at Iona Parish Hall, Iona, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, by Dave Reich, Aug. 2, 1985.

AFC 1987/016: 1987 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Collection includes the May 21, 1987 concert of the Cape Breton Fiddlers and Dancers. Recorded at the Library of Congress. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 24,462-63: Two tapes containing the Cape Breton Fiddlers and Dancers concert. (1 hour)

AFC 1987/016: Folders 5-6: Two folders containing concert fliers, press releases, and newspaper and magazine clippings related to the Cape Breton Fiddlers and Dancers.

AFC 1987/016: Folder 7: One folder containing two black-and-white contact sheets (39 images) of the Cape Breton Fiddlers and Dancers concert, photographed by Reid S. Baker. Also includes one 3x3 color photoprint by an unknown photographer. [Note: the negatives for the Reid Baker photos are located in the Archives of the Library of Congress Collection available in the Manuscript Reading Room]

AFC 1988/033: Lisa Oshins Quilt Survey Collection
Quilt survey leading to the Oshins' publication Quilt Collections: A Directory for the United States and Canada, Acropolis Books, Ltd., Washington, D.C., 1987.

AFC 1989/009: 1989 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Collection includes the April 20, 1989 concert of Quebec Traditional Music and Dance (French-Canadian). Recorded at the Library of Congress. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1989/009: SR1-2: Two tapes containing the concert of Quebec Traditional Music and Dance.

AFC 1989/009:: Envelope 1: One envelope containing two sheets of black-and-white negatives (36 images), photographed by Reid Baker.

AFC 1989/009: Folder 2: One folder containing a concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, news clippings, press releases, and a concert log by Aldona Joseph.

AFC 1989/009: Folders 3-5, Envelopes 2-4: Three folders and three envelopes containing 3 black-and-white contact sheets (78 images), 5 8x10 black-and-white photoprints (photographed by Reid Baker), and 35 3x5 black-and-white photoprints (photographer unknown).

AFC 1989/009: Envelopes 5-6: Two envelopes containing 36 color slides, photographed by Reid Baker.

AFC 1991/022: Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection
One hundred and thirty-eight 7-inch reels, 59 audiocassettes, approximately 7500 color slides, 8300 black-and-white negatives, 11 linear inches of photo and sound logs, 6 linear inches of fieldnotes, 1 linear inch of interview report forms, 10 linear inches of survey response forms, as well as 1 1/2 linear feet of administrative materials, correspondence, publications, ephemera, final reports, and essays for the Rhode Island Folklife Project. This project documented and analyzed ethnic, regional, and occupational traditions of Rhode Island, especially ethnic traditions (Black, French-Canadian, Greek, Irish, Polish, Portuguese, Ukrainian, and others), maritime activities, material culture, and local history. Collected by Peter Bartis, Michael E. Bell, Thomas Burns, Carl Fleischhauer, Kenneth Goldstein, Nancy Harley, Henry Horenstein, and Geraldine Johnson, July 15 - December 31, 1979. Conducted by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, in cooperation with the Rhode Island Heritage Commission, the Rhode Island Council on the Arts, and the Rhode Island Historical Society. (RXA 3864-4001; RYA 2545-2603) [online presentation]

AFC 1991/029: Maine Acadian Cultural Survey Collection
Consists of audio and video recordings, photographs, manuscript materials, publications, ephemera, and accompanying documentation related to the American Folklife Center's 1991 Maine Acadian Cultural Survey. In cooperation with the North Atlantic Regional Office of the National Park Service, the Center conducted an 8-week field research project to document folklife in the Upper Saint John River Valley. The project yielded a collection of 8.5 linear feet of materials. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1995/013: Ida Halpern / Mungo Martin Collection
Mungo Martin, a Kwakiutl chief and mastersinger, performs over 100 songs, some from neighboring tribes such as Bella Bella, Haida, Nootka, and Bella Coola. Dance, feast, game, hunting, love, war, and thank-you songs, associated with Hamatsa, Madispi, Nimkish and Sisiutl clans.

AFC 1995/014: A Survey of Traditional Systems of Boat Design Used in the Vicinity of Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, and Hardangerfjord, Norway / David Alan Taylor
Ph.D. dissertation on traditional boat design and boatbuilding, entitled "A Survey of Traditional Systems of Boat Design Used in the Vicinity of Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, and Hardangerfjord, Norway." David Taylor submitted the dissertation in 1989 to Memorial University of Newfoundland's Department of Folklore. [catalog record]

AFC 1997/026: Annie Frazier Henry / "Totem Talk" Video Collection
One 22-minute video produced by Annie Frazier Henry of Full Regalia Productions in British Columbia (in cooperation with the National Film Board of Canada). The film is directed towards urban First Nations youth, encouraging them to become aware of and to identify with their tribal heritage.

AFC 1998/001: Joel Martin Halpern Collection
The contents of the collection reflect the Halperns' primary field work projects among Serbo-Croatians (both in Eastern Europe and in Canada), as well as some Russian, Bulgarian, Laotian, and Inuit material. It also includes some articles on topics unrelated to anthropology. The collection consists largely of published materials (with an emphasis on music and traditional costumes) but also includes some audiotapes, videocassettes, and manuscripts from the fieldwork of Halpern and his wife, Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1998/025: Annie Frazier Henry / "Singing Our Stories"
A film by Annie Frazier Henry, Full Regalia/Omni Films, broadcast initially on the Canadian Public Broadasting network. A study of native women singers and the women who documented them. Includes interview with Judith Gray regarding Frances Densmore, shots of a cylinder machine on the Folklife Reading Room table, and a "re-enactment" of a cylinder machine recording with Pura Fe as the singer (filmed in the Poetry Office space at the top of the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress).

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 2003/027: Pete and Toshi Seeger Film Collection
Approximately 700 film and audio elements relating to Pete and Toshi Seeger's filmmaking from 1955-1965 at various locations in: Angola, Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Somoa, Sweden, Tanzania, Trinidad, Ukraine, and the United States. In the United States, locations include Beacon, New York; Circle Pines, Michigan; Hamilton, Ohio; Huntsville, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Madison, Wisconsin; New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Washington, DC, among others. Collection includes three bamboo flutes. [catalog record]

AFC 2004/027: Don Roy Trio and Florence Martin Concert Collection
Homegrown 2004 concert on Neptune Plaza. Collection consists of sound recording, videorecording, and photographs of a concert featuring two groups of performers playing and singing the traditional French music of Acadia. The Don Roy Trio performed traditional French Canadian fiddle tunes learned from Don Roy’s family, and Cindy Roy demonstrated step dancing. Florence Rose Martin and her daughter Darlene performed French songs from the Acadian tradition of the St. John River Valley of New Brunswick and Maine collected over the years by their family in handwritten notebooks. In addition to the concert photographs there are three color snapshots of Florence and Darlene. [catalog record]

AFC 2004/039: Marcel Bénéteau Lecture
Lecture and demonstration of French folk songs by Marcel Bénéteau, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada in connection with Library of Congress celebration of La Francophonie. Recorded on March 10, 2004. at the Library of Congress. Lecture in French, discussion in English. [catalog record]

AFC 2006/006: David Smith Interview with Carl Fleischhauer
David A. Smith, Indigenous Studies Librarian at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, interviewed Carl Fleischhauer, Library of Congress staff member in the Office of Strategic Services, about digitization projects and resources related to indigenous peoples at institutions in the United States and Canada.

AFC 2008/018: James Brow and Judy Brow Esketemc Collection
Ethnographic documentation of Esketemc people belonging to the Alkali Lake Indian Band and neighboring people from Soda Lake, British Columbia, Canada, conducted in the summer of 1966. James Brow conducted structured interviews in English for a cross-cultural study of ethnocentrism, documented in his field notes and field recordings and published as Shuswap of Canada (1972). Judy Brow conducted research for her master's thesis, A socio-cultural history of the Alkali Lake Shuswap, 1882-1966 (1967). Sound recordings include Shuswap hymns performed by Alice Belleau, Celestine Johnson, and Inez Johnson; a Catholic church service at Alkali Lake with rosary and hymn led by Alice Belleau; interview with stories told by Celestine Johnson; and Celestine Johnson providing words in Shuswap for questionnaire, recorded in 1966. Manuscripts include James Brow's 2 field notebooks (1966), and 3 genealogical kinship diagrams, two of these charts are in Shuswap, evidently drawn by members of the community. [catalog record]

AFC 2010/030: Michael Taft Oral History Interview, 2008-07-01
Michael Taft discusses his family, educational background, and his emigration to Canada 40 years earlier during the Vietnam War. The collection includes a recording log of the interview (7 p.). Interviewer: Nancy Groce. [catalog record]

AFC 2011/042: Daniel Boucher and friends concert collection, 2011 August 17
Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Daniel Boucher and friends in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 17, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Traditional French-Canadian fiddle music and songs from Bristol, Connecticut performed by fiddler Daniel Boucher, accompanied by George Wilson, guitar and fiddle; Ray Pelletier, guitar and fiddle; and fiddler/stepdancer Glen Bombardier of the Beaudoin family, playing fiddle, spoons, and jew's harp. Photographs by John Barton and Steve Winick. [catalog record] [concert flyer and webcast]

Microfilm Collection

The folk songs of Canada / by Cyrus MacMillan
Ph.D. Thesis, Harvard University, 1909. Microfilm Number: 97/1118 [catalog record]

 

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