Finding Aids to Collections Organized by Topic in the Archive of Folk Culture
FRENCH FOLK MUSIC AND SONG FROM THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
THE FIELD RECORDINGS IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE
Compiled by: Elizabeth Gamble
Series Editor: Joseph C. Hickerson
Publication Date: February 1978
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of Folk Culture collections, contact the Folklife
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Please refer to the AFC and/or AFS numbers when requesting information.
All indications of time duration listed in this finding aid are estimates.
AFS 11-17, 20-21, 24-43, 79-83, 85, 111-113: Discs recorded
by John A. Lomax in southern United States. Cajun music: New Iberia,
Kaplan, Crowley, and Erath, Louisiana. 1934.
AFS 889-893, 939, 944: Discs recorded by John A. Lomax in New
Orleans, Louisiana. 1937.
AFS 1757, 1761-1762: Discs recorded by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax,
Ft. Wayne and Vincennes, Indiana. 1938.
AFS 2425-2430, 2435-2438, 2440, 2445-2466: Discs recorded by
Alan Lomax in northern Michigan. 1938.
AFS 3119-3134: Discs recorded by Herbert Halpert. Some French
from New Orleans, Louisiana. 1939.
AFS 3990-3991: Discs recorded by John A. and Ruby T. Lomax.
Some Cajun from Shreveport and New Roads, Louisiana. 1940.
AFS 4423-4426: Five 12-inch acetate discs. French-Canadian
folksongs recorded by Station CKAC, Montreal, Canada. 1941.
AFS 4998, 4999: Discs recorded by Robert Draves in Wisconsin
for the University of Wisconsin. 1941.
AFS 6110-6143: Thirty-four 16-inch discs. Recorded in Quebec
by Dr. C. Marius Barbeau. 1916.
AFS 7103, 7113, 7114, 7125A: Discs recorded by Helen Creighton
in Nova Scotia. 1943-44.
AFS 7651-7652: Two 16-inch discs. French Acadian folksongs,
Indian songs and Copper Eskimo songs. Sung by Madame Juliette Gaultier
de la Verendrye, with table harp and drum, at the Library of Congress
Recording Laboratory. Accessioned 1945.
AFS 8388-8393, 8446-8449A: Disc recordings of folk music of
Wisconsin made by the University of Wisconsin. Recorded by Aubrey Snyder,
Phyllis Pinkerton, and Helene Stratman-Thomas (Blotz). Accessioned
AFS 9092: Twenty-three 12-inch discs. Folk music and folklore
from the New York City area recorded by the New York Public Library
Recording Project. Includes some French-language songs. Accessioned
AFS 9135-9139: Six 16-inch discs. Lecture by Dr. C. Marius
Barbeau on Canadian-French and Indian Folk Music, at the Library of
Congress. Accessioned 1948.
AFS 9247-9290: Discs recorded by Helen Creighton in Nova Scotia.
1948. Includes some French.
AFS 9590-9595: Six 16-inch discs. Cajun music collected in
Southwestern Louisiana. William A. Owens Duplication Project. 1948
AFS 9974-9978: Five reels of 7-inch single-track tape. Traditional
French ceremony (New Year's Eve) recorded by John W. Allen for the
Southern Illinois University Museum. Accessioned 1950.
AFS 10,494: One reel of 7-inch single-track tape. French Voyageur
songs recorded by Mrs. Mary Agnes Starr. Accessioned 1952. Sung by
Reuben Valley (100 years old) of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
AFS 10,942: One reel of 7-inch tape. Acadian folksongs from
Louisiana sung by John Dubois. Recorded at the Library of Congress.
AFS 12,594: One reel of 7-inch tape. Negro-French folksongs
from Louisiana. Recorded by Harry Oster of the University of Iowa.
AFS 13,681-13,702: Twenty-two 10-inch double track reel tapes
at 7.5 ips. Cajun music from Louisiana, Scottish-Gaelic from Nova Scotia,
ballads from Newfoundland. Ralph Rinzler Duplication Project. Accessioned
AFS 13,992-14,021: Includes thirty-one items in French from
the National Federation of Music Clubs collection. Recorded by Mrs.
Mary Agnes Starr, Wisconsin, 1963.
AFS 15,075-15,076: Two 10-inch double track tapes at 7.5 ips.
Includes Negro-French music from Louisiana, recorded by Ralph Rinzler.
AFS 15,110: One 7-inch tape ST 7.5 ips. Old Christmas, Song
of the Three Kings. Recorded by John W. Allen in Illinois. Accessioned
AFS 15,402: One 7-inch tape FT at 7.5 ips. John Dubois singing
Acadian-French folksongs with Bunyan Webb on guitar. Accessioned 1973.
AFS 16,336-16,978: Six hundred forty-three acetate discs. Music
of the Peoples of Canada. Recorded 1941-42 in Illinois, Minnesota,
Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Manitoba, and NW Territories
by Laura Boulton. Includes some French.
AFS 16,984-16,994: Eleven 10-inch DT tapes at 7.5 ips. Fiddle
tunes recorded by Chris Delaney in Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. Includes Cajun music
and copies of old hillbilly 78's. Accessioned 1973.
AFS 17,473: One 7-inch FT tape at 15 ips. Jolly Boys of Lafayette,
LA, recorded by Decca Co. No 542A. Accessioned 1975.