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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture


Compiled by: Jonathan Thomsen and Jud Wellington
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 1948/011: Henrietta Yurchenco Collection of Recordings from Mexico and Guatemala
Sixty 12-inch discs of of Quiche (K'iche'), Kekchi' (Q'eqchi'), Ixil, and Sutujil (Tz'utujil) songs and music recorded in Guatemala; and Tzotzil and Tzeltal songs and music recorded in Chiapas, Mexico, by Henrietta Yurchenco, April-May, 1945, for the Instituto Indigenista Interamericano, the Secretaria de Educacion Publica, and the Library of Congress. (AFS 8106-8165; AFS 8106-8139 or 8140 is Guatemala material. [catalog record]

AFC 1987/034: Casa K'ojom / Musica Indigena de Guatemala Collection
One audiocassette of music of various indigenous groups descended from the Mayan civilization recorded during rituals, ceremonies, and regional festivals at various locations and in various languages in Guatemala, by Samuel Franco Arce, 1985-87.

AFC 1989/007: "'To Keep My Culture': New Immigrant Musicians in Los Angeles"
One-hour radio documentary on the music of recent immigrant groups in Los Angeles. Includes interviews with and performances of Cambodian, Mexican, Chinese, Iranian, Guatemalan, Armenian, Korean, and Belizian musicians at various private and public events. Prod: Helene Rosenbluth and Sara Jacobus; project coord: Susan Auerbach.

AFC 2010/033: Marimba Linda Xelajú Concert Collection, 2010 September 15
Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Marimba Linda Xelajú in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 15, 2010, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Marimba Linda Xelajú is a family group from Maryland who form a small marimba orchestra (Marimba Grande, with drums and electric bass) performing Guatemalan music.


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