Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE
Compiled by: Reinhardt Schuhmann, Kenneth Schweitzer, and Jud Wellington
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.
AFS 10,053-10,054: Erich von Hornbostel Collection
Two 10-inch tapes of music originally recorded on cylinders in Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Greenland, Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, New Guinea, North America, and South America, by various collectors. Compiled on 120 cylinders by Erich M. von Hornbostel at the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv as the Hornbostel Demonstration Collection, ca. 1911. Donated to the Archive by Walter V. Bingham, 1943. The collection includes 3/4 linear inch of correspondence, descriptions, lists, and notes. A published description is contained in volume eight, pages 35-77, of The Federal Cylinder Project: A Guide to Field Cylinder Collections in Federal Agencies: Volume 8: Early Anthologies (Washington, D.C.; American Folklife Center, 1984)
AFS 10,053B22-24: One tape containing a commemoration song, a choral song with harp, and a song with xylophone. Recorded in Guinea-Bissau by Gunther Tessman, 1907. (5 minutes; LWO 1416 reel 1B)