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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

GERMAN COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Christopher T. Hancock and Andrew T. Urban
Series Editor: Ann Hoog

Revised: December 2013


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.

Please note: This guide includes collections from Germany, collections with materials in the German language (including other European countries and various locations within the U.S.), and German traditions found in the U.S. Related materials may also be found by looking at individual countries and states in the Geographical Guides to Collections.

AFC 1938/004: Alan Lomax Ohio and Indiana Collection
Seventy-nine 12-inch discs of songs and stories performed and spoken by various people throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Recorded by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax, March 26-April 16, 1938. The collection includes one and 1/8 linear inch of fieldnotes, newspaper articles, notation, and transcription (portions of this collection are stored separately in the manuscripts bay). Recordings made through the courtesy of the Indiana Folklore Society, WPA Writer's Project, and Ohio Valley Folk Festival. AFS 1763-1767 contain French songs, and German material, including Amish hymns. [catalog record]

AFS 1762-1767: Six discs containing 10 Amish hymns sung in German by Eli Bontreger and Joni Easch. Recorded in Goshen, Indiana, April 13, 1938. (50 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 124B-125A)

AFC 1939/007: Alan Lomax Collection of Michigan and Wisconsin Recordings
Two hundred fifty 12-inch discs of field recordings of instrumentals, songs, and stories, and interviews. Includes lumbering songs and stories, Paul Bunyan stories, sea songs, ballads, fiddle tunes, Irish-American songs and tunes, blues, humorous and popular songs. Recorded in Michigan and Wisconsin by Alan Lomax, August 10-November 1, 1938 for the Archive of Folk Song, Library of Congress. The collection includes one-half linear inch of cards, correspondence, lists, and notes. [catalog record]

AFS 2339B1: One disc containing "Zang von Danzig" sung by Charles Ketvertis. Recorded in Newberry, Michigan, September 14, 1938. (3 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 151A)

AFS 2348-2349A1: Two discs containing 2 renditions of "Junge, Junge, sattel mir das schwartz klein Pferd" and "Was war an diesen Baum?" sung by Herman Myers. Recorded in Newberry, Michigan, September 16, 1938. (9 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 151B)

AFC 1940/013: University of Wisconsin Folk Music Recording Project
Thirty-five 12-inch discs of field recordings of instrumental music, folk songs, and religious songs, with some loggers' oral history and poetry, in nine languages, representing a number of ethnic groups in Wisconsin. Instrumental music includes fiddle tunes; marches and folk tunes played on a Swiss zither and other instruments; Bohemian dance music including polkas and waltzes; songs include ballads in English and Icelandic; lumberjack songs; miner's songs; bawdy songs; Civil War songs; folk songs from Kentucky; folk songs and sacred choral music sung in Welsh and in English at the Cymanfa Ganu in Pickett, Wisconsin; Finnish and Swedish folk songs accompanied by piano; and Bohemian, Belgian, and Dutch folk songs. The collection includes lists of song titles, performers, and some ethnological notes. Recorded in Wisconsin by Robert F. Draves and Helene Stratman-Thomas (Blotz) from August 19-September 5, 1940, for the University of Wisconsin and the Archive of Folk Song at the Library of Congress. [catalog record]

AFS 4160A2-4161A1; 4161B1-2: Two discs containing 7 Swiss tunes performed on zither by Albert Mueller. Recorded in New Glarus, Wisconsin, August 20, 1940. (12 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 282A)

AFC 1941/012: Robert F. Draves and Helene Stratman-Thomas Collection of Wisconsin Recordings
Seventy-eight 12-inch discs of field recordings of instrumental music, songs, poems, and conversations. Includes lumberjacks' songs, poetry, and conversations about logging and lumber rafts; dance orchestra music; folk songs; fiddle tunes; popular songs; bawdy songs; choral music; religious songs; tamburitza quartet music; psalmodikon (single-string bowed instrument) quartet music; hardanger fiddle music; German, Norwegian, Welsh, Bohemian, Polish, Ukrainian, French Canadian, Belgian, Croatian, Swiss, Irish and Irish American songs and instrumental music. Recorded at various locations in Wisconsin by Robert F. Draves and Helene Stratman-Thomas (Blotz), November 15, 1940 to August 19, 1941, for the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Song, and the University of Wisconsin. The collection includes 3/4 linear inch of descriptions and lists. [catalog record]

AFS 4981B1-2; 4982B1: Two discs containing "Weiss Du wie viel Sterne stehen?," "Freiheit, die Ich meine," and "Zigeuner Kind" sung by Robert A. Steinbach. Recorded in Wausau, Wisconsin, July 25, 1941. (8 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 357)

AFS 5005B2-5006A1: Two discs containing "An einem Fluss daraus an Schuss" sung by Martha Steinbach. Recorded in Wausau, Wisconsin, August 12, 1941. (3 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 357A)

AFS 5017B2-5018A2; 5018B1: Two discs containing three Ländler performed on accordion by Otto Rindlisbacher; "Emmentalerlied", and "Von Luzärn auf Wäggis" performed on Swiss bells by the Rindlisbacher family. Recorded in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, August 15, 1941. (9 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 357B)

AFC 1943/013: Marcus Bach and Addison Alspach Religious Recordings from Iowa
Twenty discs of Amish, Mennonite, Dutch Reformed, Welsh Prebyterian, and Morman hymns and congregational singing, plus interviews with clergy and church members, including Mrs. Leonora Scholte, a direct descendent of the founder of the Dutch Christian Reformed Church community at Pella, Iowa. Recorded by Marcus Bach and Addison Alspach, February-May, 1943. The collection includes one box of correspondence, logs, photos, and articles. [catalog record]

AFS 6994-6995: Two discs containing "O Gott Vater, wir loben dich," "Gelobt sei Gott im höchsten Thron," "Wach auf, Wach auf, o Menchen Kind," and "Lebt friedsam sprach Christus" sung by a group of Amish men and women. Recorded in Kalona, Iowa, February 8, 1943. (11 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 439B)

AFC 1944/011: Marcus Bach "Preserving Iowa's Religious Heritage" Collection, part 2
Thirteen 12-inch and 2 16-inch discs of hymns sung by Danish Lutheran, Welsh Presbyterian, Czech Presbyterian, and German Lutheran congregations at various locations in Iowa; plus hymns, a litany, and parts of the office sung by Trappist monks at New Melleray, Iowa. Includes several interviews with pastors and ministers of the congregations. The collection includes 6 pages of recording logs and notes. Recorded by Marcus Bach and Addison Alspach in Iowa, September, October, and November, 1943. [catalog record]

AFS 7079-7082: Four discs containing "Wir glauben all an Einem Gott," "Ein Feste Burg," "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden," "Auf, Auf, Mein Herz mit Freuden," "Von Himmel Hoch," "Jerusalem du Hochgebauter Stadt," and "Lobe den Herrn" sung by the congregation at Saint John's Lutheran Church. Also included is an interview with Reverend Otto Beer on the use of the German language in his church. Recorded in Homestead, Iowa, November 2, 1943. (33 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 7A)

AFC 1944/016: Helen Creighton Collection of Nova Scotia Recordings
Two hundred and fifteen 12-inch discs, one 10-inch disc, and one 6-inch disc of birds, instrumentals, monologues, religious matter, shanties, songs, and stories recorded in Nova Scotia by Helen Creighton, July 1943-June 1944. The collection includes 666 pages of textual transcriptions and notes. [AFS 7277A1 contains German material] [catalog record]

AFC 1948/022: University of Wisconsin Project
One hundred twelve 12-inch discs of field recordings of instrumentals performed on various instruments, including dance music (polkas, waltzes); band music; love songs; lullabies; square dance calls and music; sea chanteys and songs; lumberjack's songs; street cries; humorous songs, funeral marches and music; hymns, psalms, Swiss yodels and dance music; and stories. Collected from 22 ethnic groups and several American Indian groups. 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 correspondence between Leland A. Coon, University of Wisconsin School of Music and Alan Lomax of the Archive of Folk Song (1940-1941), recording logs, and translations of some of the song texts from various languages. [catalog record]

AFS 8384: One disc containing a Swiss ländler, 1 2-step, 2 waltzes, and 2 yodels performed on accordion and sung by Mrs. Vaughn Garfoot. Recorded in Verona, Wisconsin, August 3, 1946. (10 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 108A)

AFS 8393B-8394A1: Two discs containing the Swiss "Emmitaler Lied" and 3 yodels sung by John Giezendanner, and "Echo Yodel" performed by Albert and John Giezendanner. Recorded in Barron, Wisconsin, August 9, 1946. (5 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 109A)

AFS 8422B: One disc containing "Reite, reite," "So reiten die Herren," and "Hopp, hopp, hopp, immer im Galop," sung by Caspar A. Meyer. Recorded in Madison, Wisconsin, November 1, 1946. (5 minutes; preservation tapeLWO 5111 reel 111A). The 3rd song also appears on AFS 8431B2. (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 112A)

AFS 8428-8429: Two discs containing 11 Austrian and German instrumentals and songs. Recorded in Darlington, Wisconsin, August 22, 1946. (22 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 111B)

AFS 8438A3; B2: One disc containing "Die alte Uhr" and "Edelweiss" sung by Hans Huber. Recorded in Madison, Wisconsin, September 4, 1946. (4 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 112B)

AFS 8444; 8445A2; B2: Two discs containing "Wir sitzen so fröhlich beisamen," "Hans und Liesel," "Shir, dreizig Jahre bist du alt," "In des Garten's dunkles Laube," "Müde kehrt ein Wanderer züruck," and "Steh ich am Fenster Mitternacht," sung by Ella Mittelstaedt. Recorded in Mayville, Wisconsin, August 27, 1946. (13 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 113)

AFS 8454A: One disc containing "D'Graf," "Winterlied," and "Peter and his smart oxen" (in German), sung by Jacob C. Becker. Recorded in Belgium, Wisconsin, August 30, 1946. (9 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 113A)

AFS 8458A1-2: One disc containing "Wenn ich mein Diarndl halsen du" and "Hat schon eins geschlagen" sung by Robert Karner. Recorded in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, August 30, 1946. (3 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 114A)

AFS 8466-8467: Two discs containing "Der Tyroler und sein Kind," "Verlassen," "Nur eine Nacht," "Einmal Herzkrank ist," "Der Wiener Kutscher," "Wie die Himmel seine Sterne, so hab Ich dich gern," and "Mein Glück ist ein Hütte," performed on zither by Hans Huber. Recorded in Wisconsin, September 4, 1946. (23 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 114B-115A)

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 (see also AFC 1988/032).

AFS 9225B2: One disc containing a German lullaby sung by Mrs. W. B. A. Ritchie of Halifax. Recorded in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, June 16, 1948. (1 minute; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 203A)

AFS 9226A5: One disc containing a German lullaby sung by Mrs. Norman Veinotte. Recorded in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, June 18, 1948. (1 minute; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 203A)

AFS 9228A-B1: One disc containing German verses "When the New Year is fired in," two German songs, and a nursery rhyme spoken and sung by Danny Slauenwhite of North West, Lunenburg County, with commentary by Eleazer Nauss. Recorded in Mahone Bay, Novia Scotia, June 18, 1948. (7 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 203B)

AFC 1950/017: National Folk Festival, 1938
One 12-inch and 39 16-inch discs of instrumentals, songs, dance music, and folk dancing (Morris dance, sword dance, square dance, and social dances) performed by Scottish, American Indian, Spanish American, Anglo-American, African American, and Pennsylvania Dutch performers. Includes folk songs, ballads, fiddle tunes, coal miner's songs and music from Pennsylvania; cowboy songs; sea songs; Chinese music; Turkish music; Slavonic tamburitza music; Bach chorales; orchestral music; interviews; and lectures performed during the National Folk Festival in Washington, D.C. from May 6-8, 1938. Also includes a radio air check on United States foreign policy and defense; and several other radio programs not recorded at the National Folk Festival, including a WPA-sponsored program featuring the Prince George High School orchestra. The collection includes 3/4 linear inch of song lists, newspaper articles, and programs. Sarah Gertrude Knott makes some introductions. Recorded primarily at the National Folk Festival in Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Recording Company, May 6-8, 1938. [catalog record]

AFS 9856B1-2: One disc containing two Bach chorales sung by the Bethlehem Junior Chorus of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (7 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 269B)

AFS 9862B: One disc containing a Bach chorale and a German song sung by the Bethlehem Junior Chorus and 2 German songs sung by the Männercorps of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (12 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 270A)

AFC 1950/039: Bess Lomax Collection of Bund Songs
Six 10-inch discs of Bund songs donated by Bess Lomax of the Office of War Information, New York City. Recordings are from Germany. (AFS 9789-9794) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 260A&B)

AFC 1951/010: Oliver Beltz Collection of Hutterite Recordings
One 10-inch tape of Hutterite folk hymns 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 and other tunes can be found in a manuscript collection located in the Performing Arts Reading Room. (AFS 10,074) (57 minutes; LWO 1508) [catalog record]

AFC 1951/036: Cooperative Acquisitions Project / German Folk Music
Thirty-eight discs of German folk music transferred to Music Division from Cooperative Acquisitions Project. Recorded prior to 1951.

AFC 1951/056: Austrian Folksongs Sung by Austrian Students Sponsored by the Austrian State Tourist Department
One 16-inch disc of "Und taut's im Tal regnen," "Erzherzig Jochenn Jodler," "Wenn ich auf hohen Bergen steh," and "Drunt in der Schintergruabm," sung by the Austrian Good Will Group of Austria. Recorded at the Library of Congress by Herman Norwood, December 28, 1949. The collection includes 12 pages of correspondence and lists. (AFS 10,365) (11 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 300) [catalog record]

AFC 1955/001: The Duncan Emrich Autograph Album Collection
The collection consists of twenty autograph albums and ephemera dating from 1843 through 1973, compiled by Duncan Emrich, head of the Archive of Folk Song, 1945-1956. The autograph albums were sent to the Archive in response to Emrich's appearance on the "NBC Weekend" radio program. Apparently Emrich asked interested listeners to send albums to the Library. Emrich's collection is comprised of eight albums from the Habel, Steinmetz, Hale, and Wehls families, donated by Mrs. Orville B. Craig of Independence, Iowa, in 1955; three albums apparently donated by Neva Ruth Dye of Independence, Iowa, in 1956; plus seven albums, one set of loose pages from an album, and one greeting card, donated by various individuals. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1955/001:items 1, 3-8: Seven albums collected by Mrs. Orville B. Craig of Independence, Iowa, including some German entries.

AFC 1955/001:items 9-11: Three albums collected by Neva Ruth Dye of Independence, Iowa, including some German entries.

AFC 1955/001:item 18: One album collected by Anne M. S. Smith of New York, New York, including some German entries.

AFC 1958/007: George Korson recording of songs from Pennsylvania
One tape of 38 miner's songs and children's game songs of the Pennsylvania Germans recorded in and around Pottsville, Pennsylvania, by George Korson. (AFS 11,345) (1 hour; LWO 2683) [catalog record]

AFC 1959/012: Austrian Academy of Sciences Phonogrammarchiv Collection, 1939-1958
Eight 5-inch tapes of field recordings of Austrian folk music performed on zither, violin, and other instruments; folk songs, choral singing, children's songs, yodeling, hymns, funeral songs, and a recording of an Austrian wedding; plus Hungarian dances and Croatian choral singing and children's songs. Recordings were made in various locations, most between 1953 and 1957, Pech dances were recorded in 1939. Recordings are from the collections of the Austrian Academy of Sciences audiovisual research archive in Vienna. The collection was received in an exchange with the Library of Congress, and includes an interview in German with Werner Elinger conducted by Fred Oliver about the Library of Congress. (AFS 11,581-11,588) (LWO 3556 reels 1-8; tape copies on LWO 12,523 reels185-189) [catalog record]

AFC 1967/003: Harry Oster Collection of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Iowa recordings
Twenty-two 7-inch tapes of field recordings made by Harry Oster in Iowa, Louisiana, and Mississippi, March 11, 1957-November 12, 1966. The collection includes spirituals, hymns, and bible tales; blues, talking blues, boogie woogie, work songs, field hollers, bawdy songs, folk tales, cante fable, exempla, rhymes, street cries, ballads, folk songs, parodies, nonsense songs, lullabies, jokes, and recitations from African American, Anglo American, German American, and French-speaking Creole performers. Vocals are unaccompanied, or accompanied variously by guitar, harmonica, piano, accordion, washboard, hammered dulcimer, and glockenspiel. The collection includes interviews and conversations including discussions of racism experienced by African Americans. Son House, who was born in Mississippi, was interviewed by Oster in Iowa City and told tales, talked about his experiences as a musician, gave accounts of floods, talked about alligators and snakes, selling moss, and Creole girl friends. The collection includes Oster's lists of song titles and performers and correspondence of Oster with staff at the Archive of Folk Song dated 1958-1966. [catalog record]

AFS 12,590-12,591: Two tapes containing German dances, instrumentals, songs, and stories recorded at the Amana Oktoberfest, Homestead, Iowa, November 12, 1966. (45 minutes; LWO 5059 reels 16-17)

AFC 1970/004: Don Yoder Collection of Wire Recordings
Thirty-two wire recordings of field recordings of hymns and spirituals of Pennsylvania Dutch Evangelical United Brethren, United Christian, and Mennonite singers; humorous songs, folk songs, and conversations in Pennsylvania German; hymns, ballads, folk songs, tales, and ghost stories in English; several interviews about holidays, camp meetings, and traditional healing, including Pennsylvania Dutch powwowing. Musical accompaniment includes guitar and fiddle for some recordings. Recorded in Pennsylvania by Don Yoder, 1950-1951. [catalog record]

AFC 1971/002: Gretal and Paul Dunsing / A Collection of the Descriptions of Folk Dances
"A Collection of the Descriptions of Folk Dances as Taught by Gretel and Paul Dunsing." One 36-page manuscript of descriptions of 66 Austrian, German, and Swiss folk dances. Assembled by Gretel and Paul Dunsing of St. Petersburg, Florida, April 1971.

AFC 1972/031: Ernest Duerksen Duplication Project
One 10-inch tape of an oral history spoken in English and German dialect by Ernest Duerksen. Recorded in Hillsboro, Kansas, by Ernest Duerksen, December 1971-January 1972. The collection includes 9 pages of addresses and explanations. (AFS 15,077) (29 minutes; LWO 6965)

AFC 1973/028: Laura Boulton Collection

AFS 18,102-18,468: Laura Boulton Collection Part 23: Africa, Europe, Far East, Latin America, etc.
Three-hundred forty-four 7-inch tapes, 22 5-inch tapes and 1 3-inch tape of instrumentals and songs recorded in Africa, Europe, Far East, Latin America, Middle East, Near East, North America, South America, and Southeast Asia, by Laura Boulton, 1949-61. This is part 23 of the Laura Boulton Collection. The collection includes 1/3 linear inch of articles, correspondence, and lists.

AFS 18,350: One 7-inch tape containing 2 instrumentals and a fragment of a song recorded in Austria or Switzerland. (5 minutes; LWO 8956 reel 249, tape copy on LWO 8949 reel 50A)

AFS 18,354-18,357: Four 7-inch tapes containing 33 dances, instrumentals, songs, and yodels. Recorded in Interlaken, Switzerland, 1951. (1 hour and 30 minutes; LWO 8956 reels 253-256, tape copy on LWO 8949 reels 50B-51A)

AFS 18,358A7-9: One 7-inch tape containing 3 songs recorded in Zermatt, Switzerland, 1951. (8 minutes; LWO 8956 reel 257, tape copy on LWO 8949 reel 51B)

AFC 1975/005: Martin Ressler Recording of an Old Order Amish Lob-song
One 7-inch tape of a "Lob-Song" (Praise song) portion of an Old Order Amish worship service recorded in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by Martin E. Ressler, May 31, 1972. The collection includes 23 pages of articles, correspondence, and lists. (AFS 17,472) (30 minutes; LWO 7849) [catalog record]

AFC 1975/011: Vera Mae Duerksen Collection of Kansas Mennonite Recordings
One 10-inch tape of an oral history about Mennonites in Kansas spoken in English and German dialect by Mrs. P. P. Unruh. Recorded in Newton, Kansas, by Ernest Duerksen, December 9, 1974. (AFS 17,479) (28 minutes; LWO 8330) [catalog record]

AFC 1975/020: G. Allen Marburger Collection on Pennsylvania Dutch and English Folk Music and Folklore
Four 7-inch tapes of a radio interview with Samuel P. Bayard, including a discussion of Pennsylvania's folksong tradition and the fife as a folk instrument in Pennsylvania, and outtakes of that program, recorded at Penn State University radio station WDFM, in 1974 by Jim Walker; also a program for TV broadcast of Pennsylvania German folksongs with discussion by Albert F. Buffington, Walter E. Boyer and Samuel P. Bayard, recorded for WFIL-TV, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca.1956 by Harold Nelson. (AFS 17503-17506) (LWO 8418) [catalog record]

AFC 1975/022: National Folk Festival, 1954
Two 10-inch tapes of the 20th National Folk Festival. Performances include Mesquakie dances; clog dances; square dances; German polkas and waltzes; tanikling (a Philippine dance); czardas danced by Hungarian dancers from the Hungarian Hall in St. Louis; Jewish wedding music and dances; Scottish highland dance; Mexican dance; Anglo-American ballads and folk songs; African American spirituals and work songs; children's singing games; German songs; West Indian songs; Cuban songs; and instrumental music played on fiddle, banjo, accordion, guitar, and other instruments. The collection includes notes about performers and songs. Recorded in St. Louis, Missouri, by Voice of America, April 8, 1954. The collection includes 3 pages of lists. [catalog record]

AFS 17,509A1: One tape containing German instrumentals and songs performed by Fritz Thiessen and the Rhineland Wurst Jagers of Rheinland, Missouri. (15 minutes; LWO 7411 reel 19A)

AFC 1976/011: Pekka Gronow Collection of Ethnic Music
Two 7-inch tapes of dance tunes, humor, and songs, mostly immigrant and non-English language material, compiled from 78 rpm commercial recordings of Armenian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Italian, Irish, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Sicilian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Yugoslavian material. Gift of Pekka Gronow to Richard K. Spottswood, project coordinator for the Archive of Folk Song's "Folk Music in America" bicentennial series of recordings, for consideration for the series. The collection includes correspondence between Gronow and Spottswood (1975) and a list of the source recordings. [catalog record]

AFC 1976/014: Jack Manischewitz Duplication Project
Six 10-inch tapes of German, Yiddish, and international songs recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio; New York City; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; West Orange, New Jersey; and elsewhere by Jack Manischewitz, 1957-61. The collection includes 32 pages of lists. [catalog record]

AFS 18,053A23-24; 26-27; 18,053B23: One tape containing "Ah Lemni Statetim Bal" and "O Tannenbaum" sung by Rosalee Straus, "Hänschen Klein" sung by Mrs. Weisbacher, a German camp song sung by Mr. Weisbacher, and "Alle meine Ganze” sung by Lester Strauss. Recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio, ca. 1957. (9 minutes; LWO 8692 reel 1)

AFS 18,056A32-35: One tape containing 4 untitled, "favorite" Austrian songs sung by Mr. August. Recorded in West Orange, New Jersey, ca. 1960. (4 minutes; LWO 8692 reel 4A)

AFS 18,058A5; 7-8; 10-18; 20: One tape containing "Die Lorelei" sung by Alex Hamer; "Gute Nacht" sung by a group; the German National Anthem sung by an unnamed girl; "O ladee Oh" sung by Alex Hamer, a Swiss yodeling song sung by an unnamed girl; "Peter und Paul," "Ach du Lieber Augustin," "Ein Prosit," "Eins, zwei, gsuffa," and a drinking song by Alex Hamer; a German song by an unnamed girl; and 2 German songs sung by Alex Hamer. Recorded in West Orange, New Jersey, ca. 1961. (19 minutes; LWO 8692 reel 6A)

AFC 1976/015: Robert Doyle Collection of Pennsylvania Music and Interviews
Twenty-two 7-inch, 28 10-inch tapes, and 4 [unknown size tapes] of interviews with fiddlers in central Pennsylvania, and field recordings of square dance calling, string band playing, fiddling, bagpiping, and auctioneering among Pennsylvania Germans and other ethnic groups, 1973-1975. Also includes the 1976 and 1977 Penn State Fiddlers' Competition. Recorded by Robert Doyle, Matthew G. Guntharp, Timothy O'Briscoe, and Hugh Johnson, 1973-1976. The collection includes transcripts of interviews in AFS 18,059-18,072, correspondence, project proposal, and 1980 report on the Penn State Fiddle Competition. [catalog record]

AFC 1976/016: Archive of California and Western Folklore 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, 1970; and German instrumentals and songs recorded in California by Eileen Marrison, 1971. The collection includes 6 pages of lists. [catalog record]

AFS 18,074A1-13: One tape containing 13 instrumentals and songs sung and performed by Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Hander. Recorded in Redondo Beach, California, by Eileen Marrison, March 4, 1971. (23 minutes; LWO 8886 reel 1A)

AFS 18,076A17-23: One tape containing 7 songs sung by Gertrude Vogt, originally of Berlin, including 2 songs relating to German military campaigns in the 2nd World War. Recorded in Los Angeles, California, by Norine Dresser, 1970. (7 minutes; LWO 8886 reel 3A)

AFC 1976/032: L.H. Caldwell Pennsylvania Dutch Songs
One 7-inch tape of Kansas and Pennsylvania German family lore and fragments of songs sung and spoken by L. Harold Caldwell of Wichita, Kansas. Recorded at the Library of Congress by Gerald E. Parsons, December 22, 1975. The collection includes 1/4 linear inch of a bibliography, correspondence, and notes. (AFS 18,732) (LWO 9104)

AFC 1978/031: Funeral Service for Katherina Goosen Teichroew, First Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake, Minnesota
One 10-inch tape of a funeral service for Katherina Goosen Teichroew at the First Mennonite Church of Mountain Lake, Minnesota, a Dutch/Russian Mennonite congregation. Recorded by Alan Teichroew, April 1950. (55 minutes; LWO 12,250) (AFS 19,289) [catalog record]

AFC 1979/014: A Comparative Study of German and Kentucky Moon Beliefs by Katherine Rosser Martin
An unpublished M.A. thesis in Folk Studies, by Katherine Rosser Martin. (Bowling Green: Western Kentucky University, 1974; 67 pp.). [catalog record]

AFC 1981/004: Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection
Ninety-nine 7-inch tapes and 245 cassettes from the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection, a field survey of ethnic artistic expression including dance, foodways, neighborhood gatherings, religious celebrations, and instrumental and vocal music. Recorded in the Chicago, Illinois, area by various collectors under the direction of Elena Bradunas, February-November 1977; under the joint sponsorship of the American Folklife Center and the Illinois Arts Council. The collection includes a 561-page report on the project published by the American Folklife Center in January 1978, as well as 13 linear inches of contact sheets, 8 3/4 linear feet of fieldnotes and logs, 3080 slides, 210 photographs, and 2 videos. The following German contributions were recorded in Chicago by Tony Hellenberg. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1981/004:folder 116: Fieldnotes for Tony Hellenberg, documenting day-to-day activities in producing the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection.

AFC 1981/004:folder 130: Documentation of black and white photography pertaining specifically to Germanic-Language subject matters. Contains documentation and serial numbers for 24 black and white film rolls of varying length, in addition to individual photo descriptions.

AFC 1981/004:folder 172: Color logs for the entire Chicago Ethnic Arts Project. Contains documentation and serial numbers for 15 color film rolls of varying length, pertaining specifically to Germanic-Language subject matters. Also includes individual photo descriptions.

AFC 1981/004:folder 180: Documentation of fieldworker Tony Hellenberg’s sound-recording logs.

AFS 20,538A: One cassette containing an interview with Hans Bittner, silhouette cutter. Recorded April 20, 1977. (27 minutes; RYA 0609A)

AFS 20,538B: One cassette containing a television promotion featuring Sara Schwarz discussing the German-American aspect of the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project. Recorded at CBS Channel 2 Studios, April 22, 1977. (2 minutes; RYA 0609B)

AFS 20,539-20,542A: Four cassettes containing an interview with Martin and Sara Schwarz. Topics include life in Romania, immigration, history of Transylvanian Saxons, traditional costumes, religion, spinning, weaving, cooking, German-American clubs, Transylvanian farm life, Transylvanian village life, why Transylvanian Saxons are called Saxons, sauerkraut making, sewing, and needlepoint. Recorded April 21 and 23, 1977. (3 hours and 16 minutes; RYA 0610-0613A)

AFS 20,542B: One cassette containing an interview with Leonard Enders, founder of D.A.N.K. (German-American National Congress). Topics include discussion of Chicago chapters, meetings, and activities. Recorded at D.A.N.K. Nord headquarters, April 25, 1977. (4 minutes; RYA 0613B)

AFS 20,543-20,545: Three 7-inch tapes containing a concert by the Chicago Zither Club. Recorded April 24, 1977. (1 hour and 10 minutes; RXA 1010-1012)

AFS 20,546: One cassette containing an interview with Heidi Siewert, singer and yodeler. Topics include singing, yodeling, music clubs, immigration, regionalism, German relations with Austrians in America, the German ethnic community, and the German-American self image. Recorded over the telephone from Glen Ellyn, Illinois, April 26, 1977. (56 minutes; RYA 0614)

AFS 20,547-20,548: Two cassettes containing an interview with Isabella Erbe, columnist for the German-American newspaper Eintracht. Topics include origins of the newspaper, the interests of D.A.N.K., the Steuben Verein cultural organization, the annual Trachtenfest, Jewish German-American organizations, the Landsmannschaften organization, the Donauschwaben Club, the Sud-ost Deutsche organization, the future of German clubs in Chicago, the lack of unity of many German-Americans, regionalism, relations between German and Austrian immigrants, German-speaking Swiss-Americans, and attitudes towards German-Americans as a result of World War II. Recorded April 26, 1977. (1 hour and 14 minutes; RYA 0615-0616)

AFS 20,549: One cassette containing an interview with Eduard Adler, Austrian Consul. Topics include the difference between German and Austrian immigrants, early Austrian immigration, immigration of intellectuals during the 1930s, Germans in Austria, Hutterites, Donauschwaben, influence of slavic religion, conflicts between Hungarians and Germans, Sudeten Germans, and the official attitude of the Austrian government towards emigrants. Recorded April 26, 1977. (58 minutes; RYA 0617)

AFS 20,550-20,551A: Two cassettes containing an interview with Siegfried Schuh, violin maker. Topics include learning and production of violin making, materials used, repairing violins, variations in violins, difference between a fiddle and a violin, making guitars, and modern-day violins. Recorded April 27, 1977. (1 hour and 11 minutes; RYA 0618-0619)

AFS 20,551B-20,552: Two cassettes containing an interview with Martin and Sara Schwarz. Topics include traditional cooking, sewing and crocheting, alcoholic beverages of Transylvania, milk in Romania, costumes, customs related to marriage, and wedding costumes. Recorded April 27, 1977. (50 minutes; RYA 0619-0620)

AFS 20,553-20,554: Two cassettes containing a conversation between Walter Baroni, Willi Kanies, and Siegfried Reinke. Topics include reasons for lack of togetherness among German-Americans, attitude of second generation German-Americans, youth participation, goals of D.A.N.K., attitudes of Chicago government towards ethnic groups, ethnic neighborhoods, government assistance towards German-Americans, and the future of German-American ethnic identity. Recorded at the D.A.N.K. headquarters, April 28, 1977. (1 hour; RYA 0621-0622)

AFS 20,555-20,556A: Two cassettes containing interviews with Stephan Kozlowski and Karl Laschet. Topics include older immigrants, differences between German-American clubs, neo-Nazis in Chicago, Laschet discussing his role as an intermediary between German-Americans and the mayor's office, problems of maintaining German ethnicity, the need for inter-ethnic cooperation, German togetherness, government assistance to the ethnic community, German clubs in Chicago, and support for German clubs. Recorded at the Laschet Inn, April 28, 1977. (1 hour and 24 minutes; RYA 0623-0624)

AFS 20,556B-20,557: Two cassettes containing an interview with Rudy Wacek, zither player. Topics include the zither's traditional use, how to play the zither, performance of the zither, the Chicago Zither Club, zither music repertoire, amplification of zither, building zithers, composers of zither music, where zithers are most common, the 2 schools of zither music (Munich and Vienna), the "Third Man Theme," and ethnic restaurants with entertainment. Recorded April 29, 1977. (1hour and 16 minutes; RYA 0624-0625)

AFS 20,558: One cassette containing an interview with Johann and Irma Sieb. Topics include sewing, sausage making, meetings of the Donauschwaben Organization, difference between the Donauschwaben and other German groups, the possibility of a German cultural center, and the difference between German and Slavic ethnic groups. Recorded April 29, 1977. (30 minutes; RYA 0626)

AFS 20,559: One cassette containing songs and speeches sung and spoken at the 1977 "Siebenbürger Sachsen Stiftungsfest." Topics and songs included opening remarks, "Ich bin ein Sachs," "Wir wollen sein ein einig Volk," "Siebenbürgerland, du Wunderschönes Heimatland," an interview with Mrs. Stephen Roth concerning independence of German-speaking people, and an address by the club president and presentation of honored guests in German. Recorded at the Haus der Donauschwaben, April 30, 1977. (1 hour; RYA 0627)

AFS 20,560: One cassette containing an interview with the George Schuller family. Topics include home sausage making, native German foods still prepared and consumed, the making of Glühwein, the curative powers of sauerkraut juice and other foods, and pottery making in Transylvania. Recorded May 1, 1977. (1 hour; RYA 0628)

AFS 20,561-20,566: Six 7-inch tapes containing songs sung by Katharina Schuller, Martin Schuller, Sara Schwarz, Heidi Siewert and the Rode Jazz Musikanten. Originally recorded by Sara Schwarz in Rode, Romania, summer 1972. (3 hours and 48 minutes; RXA 1013-1018)

AFC 1981/005: Montana Folklife Survey Collection, 1979
One hundred forty-four 7-inch tapes and 2 cassettes from the Montana Folklife Survey, a field survey of traditional life in Montana including conversations and interviews with various informants. Recorded in Babbs, Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Havre, Miles City, Missoula, and other communities in Montana by Carl Fleischhauer, Paula Johnson, Gary Stanton, Barre Toelken, and Miiko Toelken, July 19-September 9, 1979; under joint sponsorship of the American Folklife Center and the Montana Arts Council. The collection includes 4 1/2 linear inches of contact sheets, 4 linear feet of fieldnotes and logs, 33 photographs, and 1 video. [catalog record]

AFC 1981/005:Folder 5: Fieldnotes for Paula Johnson, who dealt primarily with the German-language aspects of the Montana Folklife survey. Documents day-to-day activities in producing the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection.

AFC 1981/005:Folder 80: Black and white photography logs for fieldworker Paula Johnson. Contains documentation and serial numbers for 21 black and white film rolls of varying length, in addition to individual photo descriptions.

AFC 1981/005:Folder 88: Color photography logs for fieldworker Paula Johnson. Contains documentation and serial numbers for 48 color film rolls of varying length, in addition to individual photo descriptions.

AFC 1981/005:Folder 97: Documentation of sound-recording logs for fieldworker Paula Johnson.

AFC 1981/005: Three tapes containing an interview and hymns spoken and sung by members of the Turner Colony of Hutterites. Recorded in Turner by Paula Johnson, July 26, 1979. (38 minutes; RXA 0853-0855)

AFC 1981/005: Two tapes containing interviews with Hannahlore Carter, a German-American. Topics include European customs, immigration, learning English, life in Billings, citizenship, ethnic groups, teaching German, nationalism, storytelling, German traditions, Indians, food, Hutterites, and German relations. Recorded in Billings by Paula Johnson, August 19, 1979. (1 hour and 11 minutes; RXA 0863-0864)

AFC 1981/005: Two tapes containing interviews with Esther Schmall, a Russian-German-American. Topics include family background, speaking German, family singing, family customs, songs about drinking, marriage, lullabies, Christ, dialects, quilting, schools, and maintaining German traditions. Recorded in Laurel by Paula Johnson, August 20, 1979. (1 hour and 10 minutes; RXA 0865-0866)

AFC 1981/005: Two tapes containing Deutsche Festspielers practice. Recorded in Laurel by Paula Johnson, September 1, 1979. (55 minutes; RXA 0867-0868)

AFC 1981/014: Pennsylvania Folk Song: An Addition to an Old Heritage / by Jane T. Pippart
Two cassettes of interviews, correspondence, and songs recorded in Lancaster County and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by Jane T. Pippart and others, 1959-79. The collection includes an unpublished M.M. Thesis in Music Education, "Pennsylvania Folk Songs: An Addition to an Old Heritage," by Jane T. Pippart (Oakland, California: Holy Names College, July 1979; 135 pp.). [catalog record]

AFC 1981/014:SR1A: One cassette containing "Mary Kunkel and Her Songs," recorded in East Petersburg, Pennsylvania, June 29, 1979. (11 minutes)

AFC 1981/014:SR2: One cassette containing "The Amish, Their Schools and Their Music," recorded in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, March 15, 1978.

AFC 1981/018: Ethnic Broadcasting in America Collection
Eighteen 7-inch tapes, 2 5-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 23,019: One cassette containing a German program on KADX, Denver, Colorado, November 6, 19(?). (1 hour; RYA 2887)

AFS 23,033A: One cassette containing a German program on KEST, San Francisco, California, April 16, 1978. (30 minutes; RYA 2898)

AFS 23,051B: One cassette containing a German program on KTYM, Inglewood, California, April 23, 1978. (30 minutes; RYA 2916)

AFS 23,063A: One cassette containing a Viennese program on WEAW, Evanston, Illinois, June 12, 1978. (30 minutes; RYA 2922)

AFS 23,085B-23,086A; 23,089: Three cassettes containing 2 German programs on WITH, Baltimore, Maryland, September 23 and November 26, 1978. (2 hours; RYA 2944-2945; 2948)

AFS 23,126-23,134: One 5-inch and 9 7-inch tapes containing an interview with John Heurich about German radio and 2 German programs on WRMZ, Columbus, Ohio, May 21, 1978, and July 17, 1979. (4 hours and 15 minutes; RXA 4469-4477)

AFS 23,136-23,137: Two cassettes containing 2 German programs on WSOL, Tampa, Flordia, July 2 and August 12, 1978. (2 hours; RYA 2984-2985)

AFC 1985/031: Lionel Kilberg Recording of an Al Bluhm Concert
One audiocassette of a concert given by Al Bluhm, a former roper with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show, featuring comic ethnic (German, Irish, and Jewish), cowboy, and patriotic songs in the vaudeville tradition accompanied by guitar. Recorded live in the 1960s and copied onto cassette by Lionel Kilberg. (AFS 23,720) (RYA 4725)

AFS 23,720B9-11: "Du, du liegst mir im Herzen," a song to the tune of "Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?," and yodeling. (3 minutes; RYA 4725B)

AFC 1987/014: Victoria Larimore and Michael Taylor Amish Collection
Eighty nine 5-inch tapes of children's songs, interviews of Amish and formerly Amish people, New Order Amish singing, Old Order Amish hymns, and various sounds of Amish life. Recorded in Ohio by Victoria Larimore and Michael Taylor, September 1983-July 1984. The collection includes 52 pages of correspondence and lists. (30 hours; RXA 6612-6700)

AFS 24,382: One tape containing "Loblied" sung by Melvin and Katie Miller. Recorded October 1983. (4 minutes; RXA 6624)

AFS 24,439-24,440A2: Two tapes containing 9 songs sung in German by a New Order Amish group. Recorded July 22, 1984. (27 minutes; RXA 6681-6682A)

AFS 24,446-24,447: Two tapes including 4 hymns sung in German by an Old Order Amish group with commentary by Melvin Miller. Recorded July 23, 1984. (28 minutes; RXA 6688-6689)

AFC 1988/020: Michael A. Gowan Collection of Colorado Dutch Hop Music
Thirty 7-inch tapes and 2 cassettes of Dutch Hop instrumentals and songs performed by 9 Volga German bands. Recorded in Colorado by Michael A. Gowan, October 1986-May 1987. The collection includes 50 pages of brochures, correspondence, lists, and summaries. (15 hours)

AFC 1988/020:SR2A3: One tape containing "Du bist schöne" performed by Ron Eckhart's Dutch Hop Music Makers. Recorded in Arvada, October 5, 1986. (5 minutes)

AFC 1988/020:SR18A6; SR19A2: Two tapes containing "Spatz Kopf Polka" and "Die Wiedich Kat" performed by The Adolph Lesser Band. Recorded in Fort Collins, February 1, 1987. (7 minutes)

AFC 1988/020:SR27A5; SR28A6: Two tapes containing "Der Trauer Hussar" and "Der Schnee Walz" performed by Jim Ehrlich's Polka Mates. Recorded in Longmont, May 9, 1987. (8 minutes)

AFC 1988/030: Die Dolpehock Sanger Chor / Mir Singe Pennsylvanisch Deitsch Collection
One videocassette of Die Dolpehock Sanger Chor (The Tulpehocken Singing Choir) performing "Mir Singe Pennsylvanisch Deitsch", a program of songs and hymns; also some songs sung in High German. Recorded in western Berks County, Pennsylvania, by Hilltop Video Services, March 20, 1988, and donated by Edith Reifsnyder. The collection includes a 95-page transcript compiled by Betsy Reifsnyder. (1 hour and 10 minutes)

AFC 1990/009: Fraktur: American Folklife Center Lecture and Demonstration on the Pennsylvania German Folk Art and Illuminating Manuscripts, Dec. 11, 1986
One 10-inch tape of a lecture on the origin, history, and symbolism of Pennsylvania German Fraktur by Don Yoder, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Recorded at the Library of Congress, December 11, 1986. The collection is complemented by a 48 page book, Pennsylvania German Fraktur and Printed Broadsides: A Guide to the Collections in the Library of Congress, compiled by Paul Conner and Jill Roberts with an introduction by Don Yoder (Washington: Library of Congress, 1988 [Publications of the American Folklife Center, no. 16]). (AFS 27,018) (1 hour and 15 minutes; RWB 3976)

AFC 1990/034: Peter V. Fritsch / Brandywine Minstrels Collection
Two videocassettes of community programs written and directed by Peter V. Fritsch. Recorded in Topton, Pennsylvania, November 1989 and June 1990. The collection includes 2 program booklets.

AFC 1990/034:VR2: One videocassette containing "Uff die Alt Bauerei", a program of farm customs, songs, and stories performed in Pennsylvania German by ca. 60 actors and singers. Recorded ca. June 1-3, 1990. (1 hour and 34 minutes)

AFC 1991/009: Laura Boulton Collection Addition. Tapes, 1969--
Thirty-two 12-inch discs of the 1st Annual Pennsylvania Folk Festival organized by George Korson. Recorded in Allentown, Pennsylvania, by George Hibbit and Walter Garwick, May 3-4, 1935. This is Part 3 of the Laura Boulton Collection. The collection includes 2 linear inches of articles, correspondence, and lists.

AFC 1991/009:SR13-14: Ten discs containing Pennsylvania German dances and songs. (2 hours and 10 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7551 reels 13B-14)

AFC 1991/009:SR16: One 12-inch disc containing "Sollt Ich meinem Gott nicht singen?" performed by the Moravian Trombone Choir. (5 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7551 reel 16A)

AFC 1991/009:SR16: One disc contaning "Gott woll'n wir Loben" performed by the Moravian Trombone Choir. (3 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7551 reel 16A)

AFC 1991/012: 1991 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Eleven 7-inch tapes and 6 cassettes of 6 Neptune Plaza concerts recorded at the Library of Congress, April-September 1991. Sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The collection includes 2 videocassettes and 13 1/2 linear inches of concert logs, concert programs, 20 contact sheets, fliers, illustrations, 3 negatives, news clippings, 12 photographs, and press releases. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1991/012:SR3-4: Two 7-inch tapes containing the Alder Family of Switzerland performing Swiss traditional music including alphorn, coin rolling, cow bells, polkas, schottisches, waltzes, violin, and yodels. Recorded by Tim Kidwell, May 16, 1991. (1 hour and 30 minutes)

AFC 1991/026: "Down Home Dairyland" / Wisconsin Folk Museum Collection
Seven cassettes of part II of the radio series "Downhome Dairyland" hosted and produced by Jim Leary and Richard March, presented by the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Wisconsin Folk Museum, and broadcast weekly March 4-May 27, 1990. The collection includes 8 pages of a brochure, correspondence, datasheets, and an inventory.

AFC 1991/026:SR2B: One cassette containing "Swissconsin," traditional Swiss accordion music, choirs, and yodels from Green County, with commentary and performances by Martha Bernet, Rudy Burkhalter, and Betty Vetterli, broadcast March 25, 1990. (32 minutes)

AFC 1991/026:SR4B: One cassette containing "Ach Ja," traditional Austrian music of Syl Groeschl and the Groeschl Family of Calumet County, broadcast April 22, 1990. (32 minutes)

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. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1993/001:box 7: Materials pertaining to the report on the German-Russian Ethnic Studies program at Emmons Central High School in Strasburg, North Dakota, collected by Timothy J. Kloberdanz. Contains fieldwork for the chapter that appeared in Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools in America. Includes 5 color slide logs with photo descriptions for 85 individual slides, in addition to black and white photo logs for 7 rolls of film, each containing 36 photos with descriptions, as well as 5 photo enlargements. Miscellaneous items include a German-Russian dinner menu titled “Was Gibt es Zuessen?”, a postcard titled “The interior of SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church.” and 4 final reports written by Kloberdanz.

AFC 1993/001:microfilm reel 3: Contains personal correspondence, day-to-day fieldnotes, and expense sheets of fieldworker Timothy J. Kloberdanz. Also includes sound recording logs, photo logs, and interview sheets. Other miscellaneous documents include curriculum materials pertaining to the German-Russian ethnic studies course taught at Emmons Central High, reports and diagrams on the architecture of historic German-Russian houses in North Dakota, local newspaper articles, photocopies from the high school yearbook, song lyrics, and additional copies of the drafts for the final reports.

AFS 23,454-23,463: Ten audiocassettes containing interviews with various members of the Strasburg community, and students and staff at Emmons Central High School. Includes recording of 1 ethnic studies class session, and the end of the year German-Russian ethnic dinner. Also includes 14 German folk songs sung by the Young German Singers of Emmons County, in addition to a commercial recording made by the same group, containing 17 religious hymns. (RYA 4459-4468)

AFC 1995/031: Faces of Identity, Hands of Skill, 1994
Two cassettes of "Faces of Identity, Hands of Skill: Folk Arts in North Dakota," including Bryan Akipa playing the Sisseton Sioux "Siyo Tanka" flute, James LaRocque playing "Métis" (mixed) French/Chippewa/Cree fiddle tunes, John Gross, Jr., singing German-Russian songs, Sokhom and Bun Sun You playing and singing Cambodian dance music, and Luqman Maii playing Kurdish music on the tambour (a form of lute). Recorded in Bismark, Fargo, Napoleon, Sisseton, and Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, North Dakota, by Troyd Geist, 1994. The collection includes 26 pages of correspondence, descriptions, lists, and a newsletter. [catalog record]

AFC 1995/031:SR1A6-9: One cassette containing "Kleiner Man und Grosse Frau," "Die Königskinder," "O Strassburg, O Strassburg," and "Wir Sitzen so Frölich Beisammen” sung by John Gross, Jr.. Recorded in Napoleon, 1994. (13 minutes)

AFC 1995/031:SR2A6-B1: One cassette containing "Ich bin ein Farmer bu,” "Du, du liegst mir im Herzen," "In die Schweiz, in die Schweiz, in der Ruh," and "Im Fruhjahr" sung by John Geist. Recorded in Napoleon, 1994. (12 minutes)

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. There is an online presentation of this collection entitled Community Roots. [catalog record] [online presentation]

Delaware: Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest

Indiana: Seymour Oktoberfest (Jackson County); Tell City Schweitzerfest (Tell City)

Kentucky: Hartford Octoberfest (Ohio County)

Minnesota: Heritagefest (New Ulm)

North Dakota: Germans from Russia Cooking

Ohio: The Hamler Summerfest (Henry County)

Pennsylvania: Eintracht Singing Society (New Castle, Pennsylvania); Goschenhoppen Historians (upper Montgomery County)

AFC 2002/013: Karl and the Country Dutchmen concert and interview collection, 2002 June 19
Sound and video recordings a concert by Karl and the Country Dutchmen, recorded at the Library of Congress, June 19, 2002. The collection includes black-and-white photographs of the concert, a sound recording of an interview with the performers, a program flyer, a concert log, and publicity materials. The concert features German American polkas and waltzes. [catalog record]

AFC 2003/051: Don Yoder Collection of Tape Recordings
One hundred seventy-three tapes of field recordings made by Don Yoder, 1950s-1970s. Included are recordings of Pennsylvania Dutch conversation, interviews, hymns, prayers, folk dance music, humorous songs, and folk festivals. Recordings were made of various events including the first Pennsylvania Dutch Harvest Frolic, August 30-September 1, 1961; and the second annual Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Festival, Kutztown, Pennsylvania (recorded from a broadcast by WEEU) where participants were interviewed about local history; folk religious beliefs and practices, including prayer and the himmelsbrief; and healing traditions including powwowing. Local choirs performed Pennsylvania German hymns and revival hymns, some in English; and Christmas music from Pennsylvania Dutch country. [catalog record]

 

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