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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

MARYLAND COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Mila L. Goldberg
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: March 2014


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 1938/011: Alan Lomax 1938 Library of Congress Sessions Collection
Twenty-two 12-inch discs of songs performed by Barbara Bell, Ernest Bourne, W.C. Handy, Alan Lomax, Bess Brown Lomax, the Resettlement Administration Singers, the Rindlisbacher Lumberjack Group, Earl Robinson, the Skyline Farm Singers, and Blaine Stubblefield. Recorded primarily in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, by Alan Lomax, 1937-38. The collection includes eight pages of notes. [catalog record]

AFS 1617-1619: Three discs containing eight songs played and sung by Alan Lomax, Bess Brown Lomax, Margaret Valiant, and the "Resettlement Folk Singers." Recorded in Chevy Chase, Maryland, by Alan Lomax, Fall 1937. (preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 118)

AFS 1624-1625: Two discs containing three songs sung and played by Gertrude Smartts, Minnie Swearingen, and Johnnie Robertson of Baltimore, Maryland. Recorded at the Library of Congress by Alan Lomax, May 1938. (preservation tape LWO 4872)

AFC 1941/009: Delaware and Maryland Recordings
Twenty-three 12-inch discs of approximately 50 songs and harmonica tunes and 10 interviews, recorded in various locations in Delaware and Maryland, by Jerome Wiesner, Joseph Liss, and Glenn Gildersleeve, June 1941. The collection includes 4 pages of logs. (preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 325B-327B) [catalog record]

AFS 4720B-4721A: Two discs containing an interview and songs by Lou Sheppard, recorded in Finchville, Maryland, in June 1941 by Jerome Wiesner, Joseph Liss, and Glenn Gildersleeve.

AFC 1944/019: David Pryor Singing Bahamian Spirituals
Two discs of 20 Bahamian spirituals sung by David Pryor from the Hebron, Maryland Labor Camp. Pryor is originally from Nassau, Bahamas. Recorded at the Library of Congress by Benjamin A. Botkin and Charles Schreider, October 2, 1944. (preservation tape LWO 5111) [catalog record]

AFC 1948/005: Charles Seeger Collection of Mexican Folksongs from a Pennsylvania Railroad Camp
Six discs containing sixteen songs sung by Mexican migrant workers from a Pennsylvania Railroad camp recorded in Cheverly, Maryland, in September 1944 by Charles Seeger. (AFS 8018-8023) [catalog record]

AFC 1948/051: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson Recordings
One disc of seven songs sung by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson of Baltimore, Maryland. Recorded at the Library of Congress Duncan Emrich, Arthur D. Semmig, and Herman Norwood, April 4, 1947. (AFS 8934)

AFC 1949/014: Dorothy G. Howard Singing Texas Lullabies
One disc containing four Texas lullabies sung by Dorothy Howard of the State Teachers College in Frostburg, Maryland, recorded at the Library of Congress in April 1949 by Duncan Emrich and George Steele. [catalog record]

AFC 1950/017: National Folk Festival, 1938
One 12-inch and thirty-nine 16-inch discs of instrumentals, radio programs, and songs. Recorded primarily at the National Folk Festival in Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Recording Company, May 6-8, 1938. The collection includes 3/4 linear inch of song lists, newspaper articles, and programs. [catalog record]

AFS 9851B-9852A2; 9861B1-2: Three discs containing four ballads with Appalachian dulcimer played and sung by Maurice Matteson of the State Teachers College in Frostburg, Maryland. Recorded at the National Folk Festival, Washington, D.C., in May 1938 by the U.S. Recording Company.

AFS 9855A3-4; 9862A4: Two discs containing three spirituals sung by a choir of oyster shuckers and crab pickers sponsored by the Rock Hall Creek Packing Company, Rock Hall, Maryland. Recorded at the National Folk Festival, Washington, D.C., in May 1938 by the U.S. Recording Company.

AFS 9867B: One disc containing five songs performed by the Prince George's County String Orchestra under the direction of B.F. Orndoff. Recorded at the National Folk Festival, Washington, D.C., May 1938 by the U.S. Recording Company.

AFC 1950/037: Cyrus B. Koonce Collection
Nine 7-inch tapes of a Holiness church service, including hymns, preaching, and testimony; instrumentals, monologues, poetry, and songs, recorded in Asheville, Comfort, and Seven Springs, songs sung by Vernon R. Lyons, a North Carolina native, recorded in Clintwood, Virginia, and songs sung by Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Edmond, Mrs. L.V. Phillips, and Miss Tessy, of North Carolina, recorded in Washington, D.C., by Cyrus B. Koonce, 1949. The collection includes 15 pages of collection lists. Includes recordings of the 22nd Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival and instrumentals played on the zither by Romanian refugees in North Carolina. [catalog record]

AFS 9990: One tape containing one narrative by ex-slave Fountain Hughes, recorded in Baltimore, Maryland, in June 1949 by Herman Norwood. [listen]

AFC 1951/006: Dorothy Howard Recording Project
Two tapes of songs, stories, recitations, toasts, interviews, and children's games, recorded in Frostburg, Lonaconing, Midland, and Old Town, Maryland, September through December 1949 by Dorothy Howard. (AFS 10,058-10,059) [catalog record]

AFC 1953/016: Jonas Balys collection
Collection of field recordings of Lithuanian and a few Polish and Greek folk and popular songs, and dance music recorded in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin. Recorded by Jonas Balys from 1949-1959, sponsored by the American Philosophical Society and Indiana University. The collection includes an alphabetic index of songs, copies of six diaries of field notes and song texts, mostly in Lithuanian, with a few translations into English. Genres include ballads, drinking songs, emigrant songs, flax working songs, harvest songs, herding songs, hunting songs, orphan songs, patriotic songs, religious songs, soldiers' songs, wedding songs, Christmas and Lenten songs, and a few hymns. The collection also includes tales, legends, beliefs, customs, and folk medical practices from Lithuania. [catalog record]

AFC 1964/002: Ward Family Songbooks Collection
Photopied indexes and songbooks from the Mr. and Mrs. Fields Ward family of Forest Hill, Maryland. Originals still with the family. 292 songs plus 25 poems. 1707 1/2 verses plus 301 unstanzed lines.

AFC 1966/004: Fields Ward recording project
Three tapes containing fifty-nine songs, guitar and banjo tunes, and seven spoken pieces by Fields Ward, originally of Galax, Virginia, recorded in Forest Hill, Maryland, in June 1966 by Joseph C. Hickerson. (LWO 4838) (AFS 12,362-12,364) [catalog record]

AFC 1967/004: Joseph A. Winn Recordings
One 7-inch tape of folksongs, recitations, and early 20th century popular and army songs, children's songs, and bawdy songs, sung with guitar by Joseph A. Winn, Bethesda, Maryland, formerly of Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. Recorded in Accokeek, Maryland, by Joseph C. Hickerson, October 15, 1966. (AFS 12,597) [catalog record]

AFC 1967/005: Stella Holaday and Fields Ward recordings
Three tapes containing fifty one songs and ballads sung and played by Stella Holaday, originally of Sparta, North Carolina, and Fields Ward, originally of Galax, Virginia, recorded in Forest Hill, Maryland, in October 1966 by Joseph C. Hickerson. (LWO 4986) (AFS 12,598-12,600) [catalog record]

AFC 1968/009: George Carey Collection of Narratives and Songs from the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Four 10-inch tapes of field recordings of storytelling and interviews with watermen and others in Crisfield, Lawsonia, and Fairmount, on the eastern shore of Maryland; and in Rhodes Point, Ewell, and Tylerton harbor on Smith Island, Maryland. Includes stories about oystering, fishing, crabbing, and sailing skipjacks on the Chespeake Bay; local history; experiences and beliefs about weather; discussions about dialect and occupational words and expressions; stories about preachers, family histories, ghost stories, ghost ships, and supernatural experiences. Carey also recorded crab pickers at work and singing hymns at Tawes Crab Plant, Crisfield, Maryland. The collection includes 17 pages of notes. (AFS 13,154-13,157) (LWO 5349) [catalog record]

AFC 1970/021: MacKinlay Kantor Recordings
Three 7-inch tapes of Mackinlay Kantor singing folksongs. Recorded at home of Roy Basler, Cheverly, Maryland, by Robert B. Carneal, October 1968. (AFS 14,106-14,108)

AFC 1971/007: "Steve O'Donald's Wake" sung by Joseph Gordon DiMisa
One tape containing "Steve O'Donald's Wake" sung by Joseph G. DiMisa of Woodbridge, Virginia, Frank G. DiMisa of White Plains, Maryland, and Jesse M. Clements of Kensington, Maryland, recorded by Joseph G. DiMisa. Accessioned in Februaru 1971. (AFS 14,429) (LWO 6379) [catalog record]

AFC 1971/043: Thomas J. Floyd recordings of Mr. and Mrs. Spearman Lancaster
One tape containing two stories, five songs, two discussions and a poem by Mr. and Mrs. Spearman Lancaster, recorded in Rock Point, Maryland, in April 1971 by Thomas Jerry Floyd. (AFS 14,583) [catalog record]

AFC 1971/049: Jason T. Pate recording of Alex Campbell and Ola Belle Reed
One tape containing two songs by Ola Belle Reed and Alex Campbell of Rising Sun, Maryland, originally from the Lansing-Grassy Creek area of North Carolina, recorded in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in 1950 by Jason Thomas Pate. (LWO 6596) [catalog record]

AFC 1972/025: Peter R. Hoover Collection
Twenty-two 10-inch tapes of primarily instrumental music recorded in Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia by Peter R. Hoover, 1959-67. Mostly instrumental folk music, including also music derived from Ireland, Scotland (from Howard Glasser Collection), Iowa, and Washington, D.C. [catalog record]

AFS 15,056: One tape containing twenty-one songs by Bob and Iolene Beach, Peter R. Hoover, Howard Mitchell, Carolyn Hester, and Joseph A. Winn recorded in Chevy Chase, Maryland in May 1960 by Peter R. Hoover. (LWO 6880)

AFC 1973/011: George Carey Collection of Interviews and Narratives from Maryland and Virginia
Six 10-inch tapes of field recordings of more than two hundred interviews, narratives, and oral histories with watermen and their family members recorded on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia in summer 1968 by George G. Carey. Interviews were recorded in Crisfield, Lawsonia, Cambridge, Marion, St. Stephens, Hopewell, and Fairmount, Maryland; and in Rhodes Point, Smith Island, Maryland, and Craddockville and Tangier Island, Virginia. Includes stories about oystering, fishing, crabbing, and sailing skipjacks on the Chesapeake Bay; family histories, local history, race relations; experiences and beliefs about weather; discussions about dialect and occupational words and expressions; stories about church and preachers, ghost stories, witch stories, omens, and supernatural experiences. (LWO 7304) (AFS 15,587-15,5926) [catalog record]

AFC 1973/014: A.F. Sisson / Songs from Arkansas
One 5-inch tapes of "Come All You Missouri Gals" and "Coming to Arkansas," sung by Dr. Albert F. Sisson of Avondale, Maryland. Recorded in April of 1973 by Albert Sisson, formerly of Mountain View, Arkansas. (AFS 15,600) [catalog record]

AFC 1974/014: Jim Hitchcock Duplication Project
One 10-inch tape of college folksongs (including bawdy songs) sung by Jim Hitchcock et al, of California. Recorded in Timonium, Maryland, by Joseph C. Hickerson, October 19-20, 1963. The collection includes a song list. (LWO 7888) (AFS 17,022) [catalog record]

AFC 1974/024: University of Maryland Folklore Archive Collection
Thirteen 10-inch tapes of student collections from the University of Maryland, under the supervision of George G. Carey, 1967-1970. Recorded in Maryland, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, West Virginia. Includes urban folklore , Pennsylvania Dutch traditions, mining folklore, Rhodesian folk tales, ghost tales, children's rhymes, Irish folklore, rugby songs, songs by Flora Molton, Girl Scout songs, college songs, etc. The collection includes 2 1/2 linear inches of logs and notes. (LWO 7306) (AFS 17,391-17,403) [catalog record].

AFC 1974/026: Gerald E. Parsons, Jr. / Interview with Capt. and Mrs. Harry Jobes
One 10-inch tape of an interview with Capt. Harry Jobes, decoy maker and waterfowling guide. Recorded in Aberdeen, Maryland, by Margaret B. and Gerald E. Parsons, June 18, 1974. (LWO 7960) (AFS 17,440) [catalog record]

AFC 1974/027: Gerald E. and Margaret Parsons / Maryland Waterman Interviews
Two tapes containing narratives by Newton Downey and Bob Tucker recorded in Rock Hall, Maryland, by Margaret B. and Gerald E. Parsons, June 1974. (LWO 7907) (AFS 17,441-17,442) [catalog record]

AFC 1975/037: Gerald E. Parsons, Jr. Duplication Project
One 10-inch tape of herblore and nursery rhymes recorded in Lonaconing, Maryland, and Keyser, West Virginia. Includes nursery rhymes by Mrs. E. R. Parsons, Keyser, West Virginia (age 90) and her great grandchildren; Herb-Lore from G. Crawford. Recorded by Gerald E. and Margaret Parsons, June 24, 1973. The collection includes three pages of fieldnotes. (LWO 7892) (AFS 17,601) [catalog record]

AFC 1975/039: Jane Day Abb Collection of Maryland Legends
One 10-inch tape of legends, belief tales, ghost stories, etc., recorded at home of Henry Fuller, Sandy Spring, Maryland, November 1969, by Jane Day Abb. Originals held by University of Maryland Folklore Archive. See also AFS 17391-17403. (LWO 6799) (AFS 17,606). [catalog record]

AFC 1976/006: Ola Belle Reed Photograph Collection
Sixty-four photographs of Country and Western singers active in southeastern Pennsylvania and northeastern Maryland in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

AFC 1976/030: John Cephas Recordings Collection
One 5-inch tape and one 7-inch tape of Negro blues singer and guitar player John Cephas. Recorded by himself at the D.C. National Guard Armory, mid 1975; and by Mike Rivers, Joseph Wilson, and Richard Spottswood at Silver Spring, Maryland, June 9, 1976. (LWO 9102)

AFC 1976/037: Gerald E. Parsons and Edward Tittel Recordings of Wayson's Corners, Maryland, Tobacco Auction
Two 5-inch tapes containing a tobacco auction conducted by Bob Cage from South Boston, Virginia, recorded in Wayson's Corners, Maryland, by Gerald E. Parsons and Edward Tittel, May 1976 . (LWO 9191)

AFC 1976/043: Henry Glassie Collection of Ola Belle Reed and Family Recordings
Eight tapes containing songs and banjo tunes by Ola Belle Reed and family of Rising Sun, Maryland, originally from the Lansing-Grassy Creek area of North Carolina, recorded in Oxford, Pennsylvania in 1966-1967 by Henry Glassie. (LWO 9080) [catalog record]

AFC 1977/003: 1977 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Includes a performance by Ola Belle Reed of Maryland. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1977/008: Alex Kellam Collection
Twenty-one 7-inch tapes of interviews, songs, and stories spoken and sung mostly by Alex Kellam, recorded primarily in Crisfield, Maryland, by George G. Carey and Carl Fleischhauer, 1977-78. The collection includes seventy pages of notes and transcriptions and fourteen pages of photocopied contact sheets of photographs of Crisfield, Kellam, and various watercraft. Kellam is a waterman, folk painter, storyteller, and insurance agent from Crisfield, Maryland. The collection includes approximately 445 photographs of Alex Kellam, Dot Kellam, decoy maker Lem Ward, landscapes, house types, copies of scrapbook photos, and copies of manuscript versions of Kellam's poems. (RXA 3706-3726) (AFS 22,409-22,429). [catalog record]

AFC 1977/015: Mike Seeger collections / Earl Scruggs, Don Reno, and Sam Bowles Recordings
One 5-inch tape of instrumentals recorded in Maryland and Ohio by Mike Seeger, July 1955 and February March 1971. Includes two banjo duets by Earl Scruggs and Don Reno recorded in a contest at Rising Sun, Maryland, July 24, 1955. Nine steel guitar instrumentals by Sam Bowles, Centerville, Ohio, 1971. The collection includes a one-page list. (LWO 9415) (AFS 18,962) [catalog record]

AFC 1978/026: Gerald E. Parsons and Zack Krieger Interview with Madison Mitchell
One tape containing an interview with decoy maker Madison Mitchell. Recorded in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in May 1977 by Zack Krieger and Gerald E. Parsons. (includes AFS 19,259) (1 hour, 35 minutes; LWO 12,105) [catalog record]

AFC 1979/006: 1979 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Includes a gospel music concert by the Burke Family of Maryland. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1979/040: Steve Rathe Interview at 1975 National Folk Festival
Two tapes containing an interview with Richard Semprit, leader of the Trinidad and Tobago Steel Drum Orchestra of Baltimore, Maryland. Recorded at the National Folk Festival in Vienna, Virginia, in the Summer of 1975 by Steve Rathe of National Public Radio. (AFS 19,383-19,384) [catalog record]

AFC 1979/041: Annie Weir interview, 1978 October 7, conducted by Gerald E. Parsons and Margaret Parsons
One tape containing an interview about rug hooking, religious experiences, and recipes with Annie Weir of Lonaconing, Maryland, recorded in Cumberland, Maryland, In October 1978 by Margaret B. and Gerlad E. Parsons. (LWO 12,913) [catalog record]

AFC 1979/058: Family favorites: selected from five albums by the Ivan J. Miller family
One cassette containing twenty seven Mennonite hymns selected from five albums of the Ivan J. Miller family of Grantsville, Maryland, recorded in North Carolina in 1977 by Ivan J. Miller. (AFS 19,415) (LWO 12,932) [catalog record]

AFC 1979/064: Maryland Folklife Festival, 1977
Eleven 10-inch tapes containing interviews and religious music, recorded in western Maryland in July 1977 by Margaret B. and Gerald E. Parsons. Collected and donated by the Maryland Arts Council. (AFS 19,434-19,444) (LWO 12,375)

AFC 1980/027: Scott Hambly recordings of Herman von Bernewitz and Francine von Bernewitz
Three 10-inch tapes containing an interview and forty four duets played by Herman Von Bernowitz, Director of the Takoma Park Mandoleers, on mandolin and Francine Von Bernowitz on guitar, recorded at the Library of Congress in February 1976 by John E. Howell and Scott Hambly. (LWO 8851)

AFC 1980/037: Steven Barr recording of Yiddish songs sung by Rose Cohan
One audiocassette containing two Yiddish socialist songs sung by Rose Cohan of Baltimore, Maryland, recorded in Bethesda, Maryland in April 1980 by Steven Barr. (RYA 0003) [catalog record]

AFC 1980/012: 1980 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Includes country music concert by Don Stover of Maryland. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1981/006: 1981 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Includes Cambodian music and dance by Khmer Classical Ballet of Maryland. [catalog record] [finding aid].

AFC 1981/018: Ethnic Broadcasting in America Collection
Eighteen 7-inch tapes, two five-inch tapes, and one hundred seventeen 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 nine linear inches of manuscript materials. [catalog record]

AFS 23,085-23,089: Five cassettes containing two German, one Italian, and two Lithuanian radio programs broadcast by radio station WITH-FM in Baltimore, Maryland. Recorded September-November 1978 by Elena Bradunas for the American Folklife Center's Ethnic Braodcasting in America project.

AFC 1982/011: 1982 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Includes Irish music by The Irish Tradition of Maryland. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1983/009: 1983 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Includes Cambodian music and dance by Khmer Classical Ballet of Maryland. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1984/011: American Dialect Society Collection
Sound recordings made between 1931-1937 to document American English dialects, mostly from New England and eastern Canada, for a proposed Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada. Most informants were elderly New Englanders, and included whalers, fisherman, farmers, and housewives. Among the well-known people who were recorded are Alistair Cooke, Charles H. Grandgent, John A. Lomax, Alan Lomax, Edward Sapir, and B. F. Skinner. Some recordings were made of Gullah dialects found on the Georgia and South Carolina coast and recordings include narratives of former slaves. Several recordings document other languages and regions. The collection includes project correspondence, transcriptions, and index cards. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1984/011: Folder 25: One folder containing biographies and community information on informants from Smith Island, Maryland. [Note: these informants don't seem to appear on the audio recordings]

AFS 25,741; 25,743: Two discs containing an interview with Gustavus Garnett Dudley about local businesses, shipping local goods to Baltimore, Maryland, sailors, occupations (continued), health, fishing, local paper mill, nationalities, racial relations, oysters, and prices for fish locally versus those in Baltimore. Recorded in Buena Vista district, King and Queen Co., Virginia, ca. 1935.

AFS 25,753: One disc containing an interview with Mrs. Rosie Francis Wimstead Tyson about a trip to Baltimore, Maryland, by steamer in former times, churches, racial relations, memories of Civil War, farming, and personal history. Recorded in Hyacinth, Northumberland County, Virginia, ca. 1935.

AFC 1984/032: Gerald E. Parsons Interview with Robert Litzenberg
Three 7-inch tapes of a discussion about railbird hunting, upland bird hunting, and waterfowling on the Upper Chesapeake, 1924-present, spoken by Robert Litzenberg. Recorded in Elkton, Maryland, by Gerald E. Parsons, September 18, 1981. The collection includes three color slides and eight pages of transcriptions. (AFS 22,155-22,157) (RXA 3846-3848) [catalog record]

AFC 1985/005: Mosaic : the American ethnic experience
Four videocassettes of programs 1-4 of the "Mosaic - The American Ethnic Experience" instructional video series, produced by the University of Maryland Ethnic Studies Project (Edward Jurewicz - production manager), and supported by a grant from the Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch of the U.S. Office of Education. [catalog record]

AFC 1985/015: 1985 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Includes blues music by John Cephas and Phil Wiggins of Maryland. [catalog record][finding aid]

AFC 1986/022: Center for Applied Linguistics Collection
Fifty-nine 10-inch tapes of speech samples, linguistic interviews, oral histories, conversations, and excerpts from public speeches recorded at various locations in North America by various collectors, and compiled by the Center for Applied Linguistics for a project entitled "A Survey and Collection of American English Dialect Recordings." The collection includes fourteen linear inches of documentation, including an introduction and preface, a list of contents, content summaries, and transcripts. Collectors and interviewees vary, representing approximately 43 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Canada, and Puerto Rico. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFS 24,299A6: One tape containing an interview with H.L. Mencken discussing various aspects of Baltimore, Maryland. Mencken grew up in Baltimore and wrote for the Baltimore Sun. Recorded ca. 1950s. Collected by Arnold Jacobsen. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,299B6: One tape containing a woman reading "The Song of the Chattahoochee," by Sidney Lanier. She was born in 1995 and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Recorded on an unknown date. Collected by Jack Phelan. [audio]

AFS 24,313A3: One tape containing a conversation with Anna Wade, age 67, black female from Maryland, discussing various aspects of tobacco farming. Recorded in 1967. Collected by Mary Ritchie Key. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,328A1-A2: Two tapes containing a conversation with a 68-year old white male and 45-year old white male of Ewell, Smith Island, Maryland, discussing local history, boats, oystering, school, crabbing, and weather. Recorded between 1983-1985. Collected by Rebecca Bills. [audio, part 1] [audio, part 2] [transcript, part 1] [transcript, part 2]

AFS 24,328A3: One tape containing a conversation with a 37-year old white male of Tylerton, Smith Island, Maryland, discussing career as a mail boat captain, and duck trapping. Recorded between 1983-1985. Collected by Rebecca Bills. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,328B1: One tape containing a conversation with an 18-year old white male of Rhodes Point, Smith Island, Maryland, discussing what young people do for entertainment, crabbing, bad weather, and erosion. Recorded between 1983-1985. Collected by Rebecca Bills. [audio]

AFS 24,328B2: One tape containing a conversation with a 41-year old white female of Rhodes Point, Smith Island, Maryland, discussing raising children, closeness of community, childhood, changes, and daily life. Recorded between 1983-1985. Collected by Rebecca Bills. [audio]

AFS 24,328B3: One tape containing a conversation with a 31-year old white female of Ewell, Smith Island, Maryland, discussing school days, dating and parties, working for the state legislature, and life on Smith Island. Recorded between 1983-1985. Collected by Rebecca Bills. [audio]

AFC 1986/037: 1986 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Includes a concert of Chinese folk and traditional music, performed by an ensemble based at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. (includes AFS 24,294). [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1988/009: 1988 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Includes Irish music by Seamus Egan, Mick Moloney, and Liam Harney of Maryland. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1989/009: 1989 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Includes Colombian music by Ivan Cuesta y sus Vallenatos Autenticos of Maryland. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1990/012: 1990 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Includes Piedmont blues music by John Cephas and Phil Wiggins of Maryland. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1991/003: Woody Guthrie Concert and Conversation, April 14, 1951
One audiocassette, originally recorded on wire, of a Woody Guthrie concert recorded at St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland, by James W. Mavor, Jr., April 14, 1951. Note on tape box says, "Comments by Woody's wife." (RYB 0667)

AFC 1991/044: Laura C. Kafka Collection / Blob's Park: Polkamania in Jessup, Maryland
Copy of a paper on Blob's Park presented at the 1991 MACSEM (Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology) meeting. Also a videotape entitled "The Polka Kids," a fundraiser and Desert Storm tribute at Blob's Park, recorded February 3, 1991.

AFC 1992/001: 1992 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Includes Irish traditional music and dance by Donna Long and Brendan Mulvihill of Maryland. [catalog record] [finding aid]

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 fourteen linear feet of slides, photographs, and reports. Includes documentation of a Korean school (founded in 1977) located in Silver Spring, Maryland. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1993/003: Italian-American Holiday Foodways Demonstration Collection
One audiocassette of a demonstration by Lorenzo and Eleonora Lazzaro, owners of Mamma Lucia Italian Delicatessen in Wheaton, Maryland, preparating of Italian-American Christmas foods including fried pastries: Cenci, Crostali, Tortelli de Vino, and Pignolata. Recorded at the Library of Congress, in Washington, DC, December 15, 1993. The presenter was Phyllis A. Lesansky. The collection includes a flyer for the event which includes recipes for the above pastries.

AFC 1995/004: Mike Seeger Collection
Two hundred and seventy-five 10-inch tapes of bluegrass, country, and folk music, recorded in California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia, primarily by Mike Seeger, 1953-67. The collection includes three linear inches of computer disks, correspondence, notes, and photos.

AFC 1996/080: Jack Manischewitz / Rachel Marshak and Harry Rudman Collection
One audiocassette containing songs by and conversation with Harry Rudman (originally from Ukraine) and Rachel Marshak (originally from Minsk, Russia). Recorded at their retirement residence, Ring House in Rockville, Maryland, on June 17, 1995 by Jack Manischewitz. Songs in Yiddish, English, Russian, and Ukrainian.

AFC 1997/011: Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection
Lands' End in cooperation with Good Housekeeping magazine sponsored quilt contests in 1992, 1994, and 1996. The collection,housed in 154 boxes, consists of visual images, entry blanks, and essays written by entrants, as well as Lands End administrative files and correspondence pertinent to the promotion of the contest. Approximately 13,100 entries for the three contests came from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Numerous types and styles of needlework, quilting, patchwork, applique and embroidery are represented among the visual images. [catalog record] [finding aid] [online presentation]

AFC 1999/006: Frank and Elizabeth Goodwyn Interview Collection
Two DATs of an interview with Frank and Elizabeth Goodwyn about John and Alan Lomax, and growing up on a Ranch in Texas. Recorded in Silver Spring, Maryland, on April 29, 1999. The Goodwyns spoke of the Lomaxes as well as about J. Frank Dobie.

AFC 2001/001: Local Legacies Collection
Four hundred and five linear feet (approximately 90,000 manuscript pages, 475 sound recordings, 13,270 graphic materials, 335 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. [catalog record] [online presentation] [Maryland Local Legacies]

AFC 2001/015: September 11, 2001, Documentary Project Collection
The collection documents reactions of ordinary citizens in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States through sound and video recordings of interviews and personal narratives; as well as photographs, children's drawings, two scrapbooks, letters and e-mail, poems, ephemera, and a few artifacts. Some items were submitted as group projects of schools, libraries, and museums from 30 states in the U.S., and from American military service personnel and their families in Naples, Italy. [catalog record] [finding aid] [online presentation]

AFC 2001/015: SR082-084: Three tapes containing 6 interviews documenting reactions to the events of September 11, 2001. Recorded in Takoma Park and Silver Spring, Maryland, by Peggy Bulger, September 24-25, 2001.

AFC 2001/015: SR203: One CD containing 6 interviews documenting reactions to the events of September 11, 2001. Recorded at the Cross Street Market, Baltimore, Maryland, by Rory Turner of this Maryland State Arts Council, September 14, 15, 18, 2001.

AFC 2003/016: Takoma Park Folk Festival Panel Discussion Collection
One CD of a panel discussion titled "Music from the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture." Particpants included Peggy Bulger, Jennifer Cutting, Joe Hickerson, and Andy Wallace. Recorded at the 2003 Takoma Park [Maryland] Folk Festival, Sept. 7, 2003, Takoma Park Middle School, Abbott Stage. [catalog record]

AFC 2004/047: From Bridge to Boardwalk, Lecture by Douglas Manger, Tatiana Irvine, and Elaine Eff
One videocassette of an illustrated lecture by Douglas Manger, Tatiana Irvine, and Elaine Eff based on the CD and book titled From Bridge to Boardwalk [catalog record], about the history and contemporary cultural traditions of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Recorded October 21, 2004. Part of the 2004 Benjamin A. Botkin Folklife Lecture Series. [catalog record]

AFC 2005/023: Washington Chu Shan Chinese Opera Institute Concert Collection
Three videocassettes of a concert by the Washington Chu Shan Chinese Opera Institute from Maryland founded by Chu Shan Zhu and his wife Judy Huang. Recorded at the Library of Congress, May 18, 2005. Part of the Homegrown 2005 concert series. [catalog record]

AFC 2007/018: Don Hill and David Mangurian Collection of Tape Recordings
Original analog tapes and digitized copies of the tapes, representing over 40 hours of original field recordings made between 1958 and 1961 in Baltimore, Maryland; Clarksdale, Mississippi; Chicago, Illinois; Delaney, Arkansas; Los Angeles, California; Nashville, Tennessee; New Orleans, Louisiana; New York, New York; St. Louis, Missouri, and in Northern Georgia. The recordings comprise 724 songs and interviews with 20 of the musicians (including 12 blues and street singers).

AFC 2008/024: Jun-ichi Yamada Collection of Bluegrass Recordings
One hundred thirty-seven 7-inch tapes of the recordings of bluegrass festivals in the United States, recorded by Jun-ichi Yamada of Japan. The festivals include Carlton Haney's Bluegrass Festival at Watermelon Park, Berryville, Virginia; Bluegrass Music Festival in Bluegrass Park, Campsprings, North Carolina; the Newgrass Festival of 1974; the Wise County Shrine Club Bluegrass Festival; the 2nd Carter Stanley Memorial Festival, McClure, Virginia; the 7th Annual Culpeper Bluegrass and Folk Music Festival, Culpeper, Virginia; Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festival, Bean Blossom, Indiana; Old Time Family Bluegrass Festival, Callaway, Maryland; Georgia State Bluegrass Music Festival, Lavonia, Georgia; Bluegrass Bonanza Showcase, Indiansprings, Maryland; Indiansprings Bluegrass Festival, Hagerstown, Maryland; the Country Store at Williams Restaurant; as well as performances by the Blue Sky Boys, J. D. Crowe, Vic Jordan, and Don Reno and Red Smiley. [catalog record]

AFC 2008/026: Seeing Mary: Belief, Politics, and Practice at Marian Apparition Sites, Lecture by Anne Pryor
Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series, June 3, 2008. Anne Pryor, Wisconsin Arts Board, discusses her ethnographic research at Marian apparition sites in Necedah, Wisconsin; Conyers, Georgia; Cold Spring, Kentucky; and Emmitsburg, Maryland. [catalog record] [event flyer and webcast]

AFC 2008/039: Robert "Sonny" Wood Interview on the 2008 Election
Interview with retired steel mill worker from Baltimore, Maryland, Robert "Sonny" Wood, age 70, about his background and his memories and feelings about Election Night, November 4, 2008. Wood recites his original poem, "Barack Hussein Obama," written on election night. Interviewed by Jennifer Cutting and filmed by Stephen Winick in studio LJ G33, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. on December 9, 2008.

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. [catalog record] [concert flyer and webcast]

AFC 2012/026: Singing and Praying Bands concert collection
Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 23, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The ministry of the Singing and Praying Bands takes place in host churches, often at a camp meeting after an evening preaching service is over. Members line out a hymn, pray a prayer, and end with a spiritual in which the group forms a circle, marching counterclockwise out onto the church grounds. Since the 1950s, the bands have diminished in number, and the singers have consolidated into one large band comprised of fifty to a hundred active members from twenty to thirty different churches in the Chesapeake Bay region. [catalog record] [concert flyer and webcast]

AFC 2013/023: Kalanidhi Dance collection, 2013-08-14 / performed by Kalanidhi Dance Company
Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a dance concert, Kalanidhi dance: traditional Kuchipudi dance from Maryland, held in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 14, 2013 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Kuchipudi, one of India's seven main classical dance styles, combines fast rhythms with fluid movements, creating a blend of control and abandon, strength and delicacy. Expressive facial techniques and subtle body movements serve as the cornerstone of Kuchipudi and document and preserve the centuries-old body language of Andhra Pradesh women. Kuchipudi is a form of south Indian classical dance whose name is derived from the southeastern Indian village where it first developed. [catalog record] [webcast]

 

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