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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture


Compiled by: Maris Jaagosild, Daniel Schultz, and Linda M. Sudmalis
Series Editor: Ann Hoog

Revised: December 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 1951/048: Cooperative Acquisitions Project / Folk Music of Estonia
Two discs of folk music of Estonia recorded on an unknown date (prior to 1951). Part of the Cooperative Acquisitions Project. (AFS 10,339-10,340)

AFS 14,385-14,386: Alfred Swan / Russian Wedding Rite and Folk Songs
Two 12-inch discs (pressings made by RCA Manufacturing Co.) of "Four experts from Russian wedding rite" and nine Russian folksongs "from Pskoff District-now in Esthonia." Labels include: "Copyright by Alfred J. Swan. Recording supported by American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia."

AFC 1981/018: Ethnic Broadcasting in America Collection
Eighteen 7-inch tapes, 2 5-inch tapes, and 117 audiocassettes of ethnic radio broadcasts recorded for the Ethnic Broadcasting in America Project of the American Folklife Center. Recorded mostly off the air by Elena Bradunas, Theodore Grame, Alan Jabbour, and others at various locations in the United States, 1977-78. Documentation includes Theodore Grame's Ethnic Broadcasting in the United States (Washington, D.C.: American Folklife Center, 1980) and 6 linear inches of manuscript materials and 170 photographs. [catalog record]

AFS 23,022: One cassette containing the "Estonian Christian Hour," broadcast on KBRG, San Francisco, California, April 16, 1978. (1 hour; RYA 2890)

AFC 1987/031: Nicolas G. Schidlovsky Old Believers Collection
Twenty-six 10-inch tapes of Old Believers' services and religious singing, and copies of a published recording of Russian church bells and religious chant. Recorded in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., by Nicolas G. Schidlovsky, 1972-85. The collection includes 7 photographs, a 6-page brochure entitled "Old Believers," and 1 linear inch of concordances, notes, photocopies of chant notations, recording logs, and early Slavic neumes. (AFS 14,630)


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