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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

MASSACHUSETTS COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Emily Hilliard and Rachel Wise
Series editor: Ann Hoog

Revised: December 2010


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.

Eloise Hubbard Linscott Collection (AFC 1942/002)
Sound recordings, photographs, and manuscripts (including correspondence and other research materials) was compiled by Eloise Hubbard Linscott and resulted in a book, Folksongs of Old New England (1939), and other writings and unpublished manuscripts. Twenty-five glass-based lacquer discs of Lincott's field recordings with field notes were accessioned by the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Song in 1942. The recordings include folk music, folk songs, children's songs, sea songs, lumberjack songs, fiddle tunes, and dance music, including dance calls. [catalog record]

AFC 1942/002: AFS 6072-6076: Five discs containing flute and harmonica instrumentals and songs performed by Isaac McNeilly. Recorded in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Eloise Hubbard Linscott, ca. 1941. (22 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 387)

AFC 1942/002:sr040-043; sr046-048; sr065; sr135; sr141; sr156; sr168; sr207-208; sr227; sr298; sr377; sr410; 434-435; sr459; sr462-463: Twenty-four discs containing folk songs recorded in Beverly, Cambridge, Dedham, Fitchburg, Jamaica Plain, Lenox, Marblehead, Needham, New Bedford, North Wilmington (Foster Pond), Taunton, and Springfield, Massachusetts, by Eloise Hubbard Linscott, ca. 1941.

AFC 1942/002:ph010; ph025-28; ph032-33; ph043-44; ph; ph070; ph081-084; ph086; ph093-94; ph121; ph123; ph125; ph176; ph186; ph197-200: Twenty-six black-and-white photos of performers, buildings, and landscapes, photographed in Beverly, Boston, Brooklin, Cambridge, Gloucester, Jamaica Plain, Lenox, Marblehead, Marlboro, Medfield, Needham, New Bedford, North Wilmington (Fosters Pond), Pittsfield (Hancock Shaker Village), and Taunton (Walker Street), Massachusetts, by Eloise Hubbard Linscott, ca. 1941.

Hans Nathan / Minstrel Music (AFC 1948/016)
One 12-inch disc of "'Twill Nebber Do to Gib It Up So" and "Jordan Is a Hard Road to Trabel" sung with banjo, bones, tambourine, and violin. Recorded in Boston, Massachusetts, by Hans Nathan, July 10, 1945. The collection includes one page of correspondence. (8 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 104A) (includes AFS 8322).

AFC 1950/002: Anne and Frank Warner Collection; Anne and Frank Warner Collection: Addenda
One hundred five discs of various sizes, 2 5-inch tapes, 17 7-inch tapes, and one 10-inch tape of instrumentals, interviews, a lecture, radio programs, readings, recitations, songs, and stories. Recorded in Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Vermont, and Virginia by Anne and Frank Warner, 1940-66. The collection includes 1 1/4 linear inches of collection lists, concordances, correspondence, and field notes, and 45 photographs. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 15,361B33-40: One disc containing 8 songs sung by Pricilla Dyer. Recorded in Plainfield, Massachusetts, 1941. (9 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 5B)

AFS 15,362B41-43: One disc containing 3 songs sung by Mrs. Oliver Williams and Tom Williams. Recorded in Pigeon Cove, Massachusetts, 1941. (3 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 5B)

AFS 15,373A2-11: One tape containing an interview including 10 songs performed with banjo by Frank Proffitt of Mountaindale, North Carolina, and Frank Warner of Farmington, New York. Interview by Douglas Kennedy of London, England. Recorded at the Pinewoods Camp, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, August 1961. (51 minutes; LWO 7220 reel 21; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 11A)

AFC 1950/017: National Folk Festival, 1938
One 12-inch disc and 39 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 lists, newspaper articles, and programs. [catalog record]

AFS 9832B2; 9843B1: Two discs containing the call for intermission spoken by Amos Emanuel Kubik, town crier of Provincetown, Massachusetts. (2 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 263B, 266A)

AFS 9861B: One disc containing "Hulls Victory" (square dance) performed with banjo, fiddle, and piano by Sammy Spring and group from Massachusetts. (5 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 270B)

AFS 10,873-10,874: Jonas Balys / Lithuanian Folksongs
Two 10-inch tapes of Lithuanian folk songs recorded in Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin by Jonas Balys of Indiana University, ca. 1950s. [see also AFS 19,161-19178 and AFS 18,805]

AFS 10,978: Paul Clayton Recordings from Kentucky and Virginia
One 7-inch tape of 16 instrumentals and songs performed with banjo and guitar, recorded at various locations in Kentucky and Virginia by Paul Clayton, January 29-March 26, 1956. The collection includes two pages of correspondence. (30 minutes; LWO 3529; tape copy on LWO 12,523 reel 171A)

AFS 10,978A12-16: One tape containing 5 songs sung by Paul Clayton of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Recorded at the University of Virginia School of Speech, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 26, 1956. (8 minutes; LWO 3529; tape copy on LWO 12,523 reel 171A)

AFC 1957/003: Paul Clayton Recordings
One 10-inch tape of 23 ballads, shanties, and other songs sung with guitar by Paul Clayton (Worthington) of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Recorded at the Library of Congress, July 16, 1956. The collection includes 5 pages of correspondence, song lists, and memos. (52 minutes; LWO 2467) (includes AFS 11,300). [catalog record]

AFS 11,307-309; 11,334-344: Sidney Robertson Cowell Collection; Sidney Robertson Cowell Duplication Project
Fourteen 10-inch tapes of interviews and music recorded in California, Canada, Iran, Ireland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, and Wisconsin by Sidney Robertson Cowell, 1952-56. The collection includes 2 1/2 linear inches of correspondence, journals, lists, notes, postcards, a published article, and transcriptions.

AFS 11,308B24-27: One tape containing 4 instrumentals and songs performed with flute, guitar, and harmonica by Manuel and Joaquim Nacimento Zoro of Provincetown, Massachusetts. (20 minutes; LWO 2496 reel 2B)

AFS 11,340B: One tape containing 12 songs sung by the North Shore Singers of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Recorded at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 22, 1955. (28 minutes; LWO 2496 reel 10B)

AFC 1959/004: Sidney Robertson Cowell Collection of Folk Music Recorded in Ireland, Iran, Pakistan, and Malaya
Twelve 10-inch tapes of interviews and music recorded in Ireland, Iran, Malaya, Massachusetts, and Pakistan by Sidney Robertson Cowell in the 1950s. The collection includes 20 pages of correspondence, notes, and a photograph.

AFS 11,463A1-5: One tape containing 5 songs sung by the North Shore Singers of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Recorded in Newton Corner, Massachusetts, ca. 1950s. (27 minutes; LWO 2684 reel 2A)

AFS 11,463A6-B4: One tape containing 15 songs sung by Malcolm A. MacLeod and Dan J. Morrison of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Recorded in Arlington, Massachusetts, 1955. (46 minutes; LWO 2684 reel 2)

AFS 12,597: Joseph A. Winn Recordings
One 7-inch tape of recitations, songs, and stories sung with guitar and spoken by Joseph A. Winn of Bethesda, Maryland, originally of Massachusetts. Recorded in Accokeek, Maryland, by Joseph C. Hickerson, October 15, 1966. (1 hour; LWO 4985)

AFS 14,575: Norman Cazden / Monadnock Duplication Project
One 10-inch tape of 20 contra and square dances called by L.A. "Duke" Miller and performed with accordion, piano, and violin by Allan Block, Paul L. Lawrence, and Robert C. McQuillen of New Hampshire, and Arthur Quinlan of Dover, Massachusetts. Recorded at the Monadnock Country Club, Peterborough, New Hampshire, by Norman Cazden, July 25, 1969. The collection includes 2 pages of notes. (1 hour and 20 minutes; LWO 6526)

AFS 14,602-14,603: Charles S. Adams / New England Recordings
Two 10-inch tapes of folklore, folksongs, and fiddle tunes from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Recorded by Charles S. Adams. 1961.

AFC 1972/004: Margaret MacArthur Duplication Project
Five 10-inch tapes of poetry and songs recorded in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont by Margaret MacArthur, 1961-68. The collection includes 68 pages of collection lists and concordances.

AFS 14,631A19-21,24-28: One tape containing 8 songs sung by Cora Shippee Bardwell of Bernardston, Massachusetts, and Cora and Lester Fairbanks of Colrain, Massachusetts, and West Dover, Vermont. Recorded in West Dover, Vermont, September 19, 1961. (23 minutes; LWO 6595 reel 1A)

AFS 14,631B2-5: One tape containing 4 songs sung by Anna Kuhn of East Hampton, Massachusetts. Recorded October 3, 1961. (5 minutes; LWO 6595 reel 1B)

AFS 14,631B45-49: One tape containing 5 songs sung by Lester Fairbanks of Colrain, Massachusetts and West Dover, Vermont. Recorded in West Dover, Vermont, June 1962. (8 minutes; LWO 6595 reel 1B)

AFS 14,632A1-5: One tape containing 5 songs sung by Lester Fairbanks of Colrain, Massachusetts, and West Dover, Vermont. Recorded in West Dover, Vermont, March 14, 1962. (7 minutes; LWO 6595 reel 2A)

AFS 14,632B39-40: One tape containing 2 songs sung with guitar by David Toomey of Boston, Massachusetts. Recorded April 16, 1963. (4 minutes; LWO 6595 reel 2B)

AFC 1973/024: May Gadd Recording Project
One 10-inch tape of an interview with May Gadd, Director-Emeritus of the Country Dance and Song Society of America. Recorded at Pinewoods Camp, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, by Joseph C. Hickerson, August 22-23, 1973. The collection includes one page of collection notes and a published transcription of part of the interview. (2 hours; LWO 7589) (includes AFS 16,980).

AFC 1975/026: Art Rosenbaum Duplication Project
Twenty-seven 10-inch tapes of blues, country, fiddle, gospel, and other music recorded in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, and Scotland primarily by Art Rosenbaum, 1958-71. Genres include country, fiddle, gospel, and blues music and Scottish ballads by various performers: Pete Franklin, Shirley Griffith, Yank Rachell, Scrapper Blackwell, John Summers, Louis Riendeau and "Doc" Oscar Parks. Also Albert Hash, Dwight "Red" Lamb, Elvin Campbell, H.E. "Pappy" Wells, Silver Light Gospel Singers, Bert Hare, migrant farm workers, Mary McBride Heekin, White / Whyte family, Clester Hounchell, J.M. Stone, Omie Rose Helton, Ed & Max LeBlanc, Old Threshers' Reunion, and Fidel Martin. [catalog record]

AFS 18,877-18,878: Jeff Todd Titon / A.M.E. Church Service, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Two 7-inch tapes of two services recorded at St. Paul's AME Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Jeff Todd Titon, April 22 and May 27, 1973. The collection includes 3 pages of correspondence. (4 hours; LWO 9193)

AFS 19,161-19,178: Jonas Balys / Lithuanian American Recordings
Eighteen 10-inch tapes of Greek and Lithuanian songs recorded in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin by Jonas Balys, 1949-59. The collection includes 5 linear inches of manuscripts containing an alphabetic index of songs, copies of 6 diaries of field expeditions, and photocopies of original tape boxes having supplementary information. [see also AFS 10,751, AFS 10,873-10,874, and AFS 18,805]

AFC 1977/036: Judith Blank Collection of African American Children's Songs
One cassette of "Zoo-De-O" and "Going Back to Texas" sung by African American school children. Recorded at an unidentified public school, possibly in Worcester, Massachusetts by students of Judith Blank of the College of Holy Cross, spring 1977. The collection includes 4 pages of correspondence. (5 minutes; LWO 9861A) (includes AFS 19,180) [catalog record]

AFS 19,268-19,280; 21,988-22,050; 22,051-22,062: Middlebury College / Helen Hartness Flanders Duplication Project, Part I: Audiotapes; Part II: Discs; Part III: Cylinders
Eighty-eight 10-inch tapes of instrumentals, recitations, and songs recorded originally on cylinders, discs, and tapes primarily in New England (especially Vermont) by Helen Hartness Flanders and others, 1931-58. Obtained on exchange from the Middlebury College/Helen Hartness Flanders Collection. The collection includes 7 3/4 linear inches of catalogs, concordances, correspondence, indexes, and notes.

AFS 19,268B1-4, B7: One tape containing 5 songs performed with guitar sung by Edward Forbes and Eric Schroeder of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Recorded originally on discs in 1945. (14 minutes; LWO 12,170 reel 1B)

AFS 19,268B10-18: One tape containing interview and 9 songs performed by Albert Thorton of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Recorded in Holyoke, Massachusetts, December 1949. (30 minutes; LWO 12,170 reel 1B)

AFS 19,270B3-5: One tape containing 3 songs sung by Michael Barden of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Recorded in Dorchester, Massachusetts, December 1952. (10 minutes; LWO 12,170 reel 3B)

AFS 19,271B2-11: One tape containing 10 songs sung by Michael Barden of Dorchester, Massachusetts, recorded September 29, 1952. (35 minutes; LWO 12,170 reel 4B)

AFS 19,271B12: One tape containing "Andrew Bordeen" sung by Silence B. Bellows of Boston, Massachusetts. Recorded in Boston, Massachusetts, October 1943. Originally recorded on disc. (16 minutes; LWO 12,170 reel 4B)

AFS 19,272B1-2: One tape containing "Barberry Allen" and "So Farewell Cold Winter" sung by Anna R. French Bush of Concord, Massachusetts. Recorded in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1950s. (4 minutes; LWO 12,170 reel 5B)

AFS 19,274A10-19: One tape containing 10 songs performed with guitar by Paul Clayton (Worthington) of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Recorded in New Bedford, Massachusetts, May 1950. (14 minutes; LWO 12,170 reel 7A)

AFS 19,274B13-20: One tape containing 8 songs performed by Josephine DeWolf Brooks of Swansea, Massachusetts. Recorded in Swansea, Massachusetts, July 1, 1951. (18 minutes; LWO 12,170 reel 7B)

AFS 19,275A4-5: One tape containing "Constitution and Guerriere" and "Wildwood Flowers" performed by Josephine DeWolf Brooks of Swansea, Massachusetts. Recorded in Swansea, Massachusetts. (5 minutes; LWO 12,170 reel 8A)

AFS 19,279A1-4: One tape containing "The White Headed Boy" sung 4 times by Josephine DeWolf Brooks of Swansea, Massachusetts. Recorded in Swansea, Massachusetts by Marguerite Olney. (12 minutes; LWO 12,170 reel 13A)

AFS 21,988A14-16: One tape containing 3 songs sung by Herbert J. Ward of Millers Falls, Massachusetts. Recorded in Millers Falls, Massachusetts, February 7, 1940. Originally recorded on disc. (4 minutes; LWO 12,301 reel 1A)

AFS 21,988A21-24: One tape containing 4 songs and stories sung and told by John A. Taggart of Greenfield, Massachusetts. Recorded in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Originally recorded on disc. (9 minutes; LWO 12,301 reel 1A)

AFS 21,988B1-5: One tape containing 5 songs and stories sung and told by John A. Taggart of Greenfield, Massachusetts. Recorded in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Originally recorded on disc. (9 minutes; LWO 12,301 reel 1B)

AFS 21,990B5-6: One tape containing "Brian O'Linn" and "My Irish Jaunting Car" sung by Thomas O'Brien of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Recorded in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Originally recorded on disc. (5 minutes; LWO 12,301 reel 3B)

AFS 22,035A5-6: One tape containing "Four Marys" and "Springfield Mountain" sung by Mrs. Charles Lansing of Melrose, Massachusetts. Recorded in Melrose, Massachusetts, August 30, 1944. Originally recorded on disc. (3 minutes; LWO 12,301 reel 48A)

AFS 22,035A13-16: One tape containing 4 songs performed with guitar by Edward Forbes of Cambridge and Naushon Island, Massachusetts. Originally recorded on disc. (8 minutes; LWO 12,301 reel 48A)

AFS 22,035A24-26: One tape containing 3 songs sung by Michael Barden of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Recorded in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Originally recorded on disc. (9 minutes; LWO 12,301 reel 48A)

AFS 22,036A24: One tape containing fragments of "Game Song" sung by Mrs. Sumner Schlicter of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Recorded in Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 5, 1944. Originally recorded on disc. (2 minutes; LWO 12,301 reel 49A)

AFS 22,036B7: One tape containing "Wildwood Flowers" sung by Josephine Dewolf Brooks of Swansea, Massachusetts. Recorded in Swansea, Massachusetts. Originally recorded on disc. (1 minute; LWO 12,301 reel 49B)

AFS 22,037A6-8,14: One tape containing 4 songs sung by Michael Barden of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Recorded in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Originally recorded on disc. (13 minutes; LWO 12,301 reel 50A)

AFS 22,038A22-23: One tape containing "Foot of the Mountain Brow" and Old Elm Tree" sung by Michael Barden of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Recorded in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Originally recorded on disc. (5 minutes; LWO 12,301 reel 51A)

AFS 22,038B1-2: One tape containing "Boston Burglar" and "Maid of the Mountain Brow" sung by Michael Barden of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Recorded in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Originally recorded on disc. (7 minutes; LWO 12,301 reel 51B)

AFS 22,038B13-14: One tape containing "Quakers Wooing" and "I Come a Knight a Courting" sung by Alice Clark Gilmore of Westboro, Massachusetts. Recorded in Westboro, Massachusetts, March 16, 1945. Originally recorded on disc. (6 minutes; LWO 12,301 reel 51B)

AFS 22,039A2-25: One tape containing 24 songs sung by Jesse Anthony and Rachel Thomas (sisters) of Winchester, Massachusetts. Recorded in Winchester, Massachusetts, October 3, 1946. Originally recorded on disc. (42 minutes; LWO 12,301 reel 53A)

AFS 22,039B15-16;27-19: One tape containing 5 songs sung by Edward Forbes of Cambridge and Naushon Island, Massachusetts. (13 minutes; LWO 12,301 reel 53B)

AFS 22,039B18-19: One tape containing "Fair Charlotte" sung by Mrs. Charles Scott of Westboro, Massachusetts. Recorded March 14, 1945. Originally recorded on disc. (6 minutes; LWO 12,301 reel 53B)

AFS 19,517-19,525: Dartmouth College / Celebration Northeast 1977
Nine 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and songs from Canada, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont recorded at Celebration Northeast, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 22-23, 1977. The collection includes 4 pages of concordances, correspondence, and 2 brochures.

AFS 20,097: Katalin Kiss-Balazs / Hungarian Song Project
One audiocassette of 32 Hungarian songs sung by Katalin Kiss-Balazs of the Kodaly Center of America, West Newton, Massachusetts. The songs are from Bekes, Somogy, and Tolna counties of Hungary; Bukovina and Csik counties of Romania; and Nyitra county of Slovakia. The collection includes 1/4 linear inch of musical and textual notations.

AFC 1981/018: Ethnic Broadcasting in America Collection
Eighteen 7-inch tapes, 2 five-inch tapes, and 117 audiocassettes 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 6 linear inches of manuscript materials.

AFS 23,109: One tape containing a Greek radio broadcast from WNTN (1550 AM), Newton, Massachusetts. Recorded March 12, 1978. (RYA 2967)

AFS 23,142: One tape containing Jewish and East Indian radio broadcasts from WWEL (1430 AM), Medford, Massachusetts. Recorded March 12, 1978. (RYA 2990)

AFS 23,143: One tape containing a Lithuanian radio broadcast from WWEL (1430 AM), Medford, Massachusetts. Recorded March 12, 1978. (RYA 2991)

AFS 23,144: One tape containing a Portuguese radio broadcast from WWEL (1430 AM), Medford, Massachusetts. Recorded March 12, 1978. (RYA 2992)

AFS 23,145: One tape containing a Polish radio broadcast from WWEL (1430 AM), Medford, Massachusetts. Recorded March 12, 1978. (RYA 2993)

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. Several recordings document other languages and regions. The collection includes project correspondence, transcriptions, and index cards. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 24,520-24,522; 24,524: Four discs containing interviews with C.T. Scott and W.A. Holland. Recorded in Boston, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, October 24, 1933.

AFS 24,526-24,531: Seven discs containing interviews with Annie Woodfin and Jack Hamson. Recorded in Marblehead, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, October 27, 1933.

AFS 24,532; 24,534; 24,742: Three discs containing an interview with Ensign Gardner and Frederick A. Hersey. Recorded in Hingham, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, November 2, 1933, and January 14, 1934.

AFS 24,536-24537; 24,539: Three discs containing an interview with Edwin Bates. Recorded in Cohasset, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, November 2, 1933.

AFS 24,540-24,543; 24,545; 24,547-24,548: Seven discs containing interviews with Mr. and Mrs. I.W. Hastings, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Warren. Recorded in Weston, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, November 3, 1933.

AFS 24,549-24,552: Four discs containing an interview with R.G. Morse. Recorded in Sharon, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, November 8, 1933.

AFS 24,555-24,558: Four discs containing interviews with Danforth Comins and Howard Melvin. Recorded in Concord, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, November 10, 1933.

AFS 24,559-24,561: Three discs containing an interview with George Crosby. Recorded in Billerica, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, November 15, 1933.

AFS 24,562; 24,564: Two discs containing an interview with Bessie Baker. Recorded in Beverly, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, November 16, 1933.

AFS 24,566; 24,568; 24,570: Three discs containing an interview with J.W. Dwinell. Recorded in Topsfield (South Topsfield), Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, November 16, 1933.

AFS 24,571; 24,573; 24,575; 24,714: Four discs containing interviews with Robert L. Stone, Elizabeth Stone, and Charles Stone, Jr. Recorded in Andover, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, November 22, 1933, and January 1934.

AFS 24,577-24,579; 24,581; 24,583-24,584; 24,586; 24,588; 24,590-24,592; 24,595: Twelve discs containing interviews with Mrs. Granville Steele, Sarah Maria Gould Steele, Dorothy Elizabeth Steele, Alberta Short (nee Steele; aka Mrs. Henry Moses Short), J. Lyman Pearson (both father and son), and Fred D. Pearson. Recorded in Byfield (Newbury), Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, November 24, 1933.

AFS 24,595-24,596; 24,599; 24,602; 24,604-24,605; 24,607; 24,609: Eight discs containing interviews with Nellie D. Stevens and Abbie York. Recorded in Rockport, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, November 28, 1933.

AFS 24,612-24,615; 24,617: Five discs containing interviews with John Hanners and Anna Hanners. Recorded in Beverly, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, December 2, 1933.

AFS 24,632; 24,635; 24,638; 24,641: Five discs containing an interview with Captain Tom Smith. Recorded in North Truro, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, December 8, 1933.

AFS 24,644; 24,646-24,648; 24,650: Five discs containing interview with Charles Aydelotte and Mrs. Charles E. Aydelotte (nee Nellie Rich). Recorded in Truro, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, December 9, 1933.

AFS 24,652; 24,654-24,657: Five discs containing an interview with Sam Nickerson. Recorded in Eastham, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, December 9, 1933.

AFS 24,668; 24,670: Two discs containing an interview with Lincoln Thompson, originally of Worcester, Massachusetts. Recorded at the Gamma Delta Club, New York University, by Miles L. Hanley, December 14, 1933.

AFS 24,672: One disc containing an interview with Emily Carr. Recorded in Newton, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, December 17, 1933.

AFS 24,674; 24,676; 24,678; 24,680; 24,682: Five discs containing interviews with Andrew Lawrence, Dana Lapham, Harding Lapham. Recorded in Barnstable (West Barnstable), Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, December 20, 1933.

AFS 24,684-24,688; 24,691; 24,694; 24,696; 24,698: Nine discs containing interviews with Ellis W. Brewster, Spencer H. Brewster, Bill Brewster, Edgar W. Washburn, Ruth Ella (Blake) Washburn. Recorded in Plymouth, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, December 20, 1933.

AFS 24,699; 24,701; 24,703: Three discs containing an interview with Chester W. Humphrey. Recorded in Rochester, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, December 21, 1933.

AFS 24,716; 24,718: Two discs containing an interview with Henry T. Horton. Recorded in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, January 10, 1934.

AFS 24,720-24,723: Three discs containing an interview with Judson King. Recorded in Raynham Center (Taunton), Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, January 10, 1934.

AFS 24,724; 24,726: Two discs containing an interview with Rebecca Ellen Craw. Recorded in Westport (Horse Neck), Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, January 11, 1934.

AFS 24,739: One disc containing an interview with Richard Merrill. Recorded in Danvers and Saugus, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, December 24, 1933.

AFS 24,744: One disc containing an interview with Bessie Webb Marden. Recorded in Milton, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, January 15, 1934.

AFS 24,749: One disc containing an interview with Elmer Duncan MacKenzie. Recorded in Chelsea, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, January 16, 1934.

AFS 24,760; 24,762-24,767: Seven discs containing interviews with Joseph B. Raddin and Lawrence Blood. Recorded in Groton, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, January 26, 1934.

AFS 24,768; 24,770; 24,772; 24,774: Three discs containing interviews with John Gregory, Leslie Gregory, and Ruth Gregory. Recorded in Winchendon, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, January 27, 1934.

AFS 24,774: One disc containing an interview with Dorothea Lindstrom. Recorded in Marion Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, January 27, 1934.

AFS 24,795-24,797; 24,799: Four discs containing interviews with Harry Lee Lyford and Dr. A.A. Bemis. Recorded in Spencer, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, February 1, 1934.

AFS 24,801-24,803; 24,808-24,811: Seven discs containing interviews with Romeo E. Allen and Mrs. A.J. Harlow. Recorded in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, February 3, 1934.

AFS 24,804-24,807: Four discs containing an interview Thomas Hovey Gage. Recorded in Worcester, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, February 3, 1934.

AFS 24,825: One disc containing an interview Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana and C.H. Grandgent. Recorded in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, February 10 and March 3, 1934.

AFS 24,866; 24,869; 24,872: Three discs containing an interview with Hannah Tutt. Recorded in Marblehead, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, March 2, 1934.

AFS 24,885; 24,887: Two discs containing an interview with Marion Perry. Recorded in Hardwick, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, March 21, 1934.

AFS 24,891-24,892; 24,894-24,895; 24,898; 24,900: Six discs containing interviews with Arthur W. Fiske and Herbert E. Warner. Recorded in Granby, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, March 22, 1934.

AFS 24,903; 24,905; 24,907; 24,909-24,913: Eight discs containing interviews with Benjamin Hinckley, Benjamin Hinckley, Jr., and Annetta Clark. Recorded in Northampton, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, March 23, 1934.

AFS 24,918-24,920: Three discs containing an interview with William H. Brainerd. Recorded in Palmer, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, March 23, 1934.

AFS 24,922; 24,925: Two discs containing an interview with Ralph Stowell, Billy Marshall, and Russell Cox. Recorded in New Salem, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, April 4, 1934.

AFS 24,929-24,932: Four discs containing an interview with Harvey W. Partridge. Recorded in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, April 5, 1934.

AFS 24,934-24,937: Four discs containing an interview with John C.C. Carter and Mrs. Arthur A. Richardson. Recorded in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, April 5, 1934.

AFS 24,939; 24,941; 24,943; 24,945; 24,947; 24,949; 24,951; 24,953: Eight discs containing interviews with Leon A. Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin, Mrs. H. Emagene Stevens, Richard Giles, and Ashley Stevens. Recorded in Cummington, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, April 6, 1934.

AFS 24,955; 24,957; 24,959: Three discs containing an interview with Floyd Wells. Recorded in Cheshire, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, April 6, 1934.

AFS 24,961; 24,963; 24,965; 24,967: Four discs containing an interview with Fred H. Goodell. Recorded in Williamstown (South Williamstown), Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, April 7, 1934.

AFS 24,969-24,972: Four discs containing an interview with William H. Donelson. Recorded in Colrain, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, April 7, 1934.

AFS 24,998; 25,001-25,002; 25,004; 25,006: Five discs containing an interview with Orland W. Crawford. Recorded in New Marlborough, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, April 13, 1934.

AFS 25,102-25,104: Three discs containing an interview with Clara Shurtleff. Recorded in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, June 14, 1934.

AFS 25,383-25,384: Two discs containing an interview with Ephraim Emerton. Recorded in Salem, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, July 27, 1934.

AFS 25,503-25,504; 25,507-25,508: Four discs containing an interview with Alva Paige. Recorded in New Salem, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, August 14, 1934.

AFS 25,555; 25,557; 25,560-25,561; 25,563; 25,567; 25,569; 25,572-25,576; 25,578: Thirteen discs containing interviews with T.H. Gibbs, Sidney B. Folger, and Edward F. Coffin. Recorded in Nantucket, Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, August 23, 1934.

AFS 25,580-25,581; 25,583: Three discs containing an interview with E.R. Norton. Recorded in West Tisbury (Makonikey, Martha's Vineyard), Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, August 24, 1934.

AFS 25,584-25,586: Three discs containing an interview with Charles W. Vincent. Recorded in Edgartown (Edgartown Plains section), Massachusetts, by Miles L. Hanley, August, 25, 1934.

AFS 25,597; 25,599; 25,601; 25,603; 25,605; 25,607: Six discs containing an interview with Charles H. Dowse. Recorded in Sherborn (Sherborn Center), Massachusetts, by Bernard Bloch and Marguerite Chapallaz, September 4, 1934.

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 24,309A1: One tape containing an oral history with Gladys Rowe Clark (age 85) of Concord, Massachusetts. Recorded ca. July 1977. Collected by Renee Garrelick. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,309A2: One tape containing an oral history with David Little (64 years old) of Concord, Massachusetts. Recorded on an unknown date. Collected by Renee Garrelick. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,309A3: One tape containing an oral history with Elizabeth Babcock (age 72) of Concord, Massachusetts. Recorded on an unknown date. Collected by Renee Garrelick. [audio] [transcript]

AFS 24,309B1: One tape containing an oral history with Samuel Arkin (age 92) of Concord, Massachusetts. Interview conducted by Norma Wessinger and William Bailey. Recorded December 1982. Collected by Renee Garrelick. [audio]

AFS 24,309B2: One tape containing an oral history with James Powers (age 73) of Concord, Massachusetts. Recorded November 18, 1980. Collected by Renee Garrelick. [audio] [transcript]

AFC 1987/042: Lowell Folklife Project Collection
Field project in Lowell, Massachusetts, examining the city's ethnic history and the history of their occupational lore, done in cooperation with the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities. The field data were used as the basis for the Center's "Report to the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission." The collection contains audio logs, transcripts of sound recordings, Black-and-white photograph logs, color slide logs, data from the Lowell Neighborhood Map Project, as well as fieldnotes, reports, publications and ephemera. Key Subjects: Library of Congress Subject Headings include: acculturation; Cambodian Americans; community life; community organization; community centers; community development, urban; ethnic architecture; ethnic arts; ethnic attitudes; ethnic neighborhoods; ethnic relations; ethnic festivals; festivals; fishing; folk music; folklife; food habits; French Americans; Greek Americans; group identity; immigration; Irish Americans; Laotian Americans; Lowell (Mass.); Lowell-ethnic relations; manners and customs; marriage customs and rights; neighborhood; oral history; oral tradition; Polish Americans; Portuguese Americans; processions; Puerto-Rican Americans; recreation; religious life; rites and ceremonies; textile industry; urban folklore; urban renewal; Vietnamese Americans. Other subjects not found in LCSH include: belief and behavior systems; domestic and formal religous expression; expressive traditions; family life; neighborhood orientation. [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. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1993/001: Boxes 3-4: Two boxes containing documentation of an Armenian school in Watertown, Massachusetts. School was founded in 1970.

AFC 1993/001: Boxes 18-20: Three boxes containing documentation of a Portuguese school in Taunton, Massachusetts. School was founded in the 1950s.

AFC 1993/002: 1993 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images documenting the performances from the 1993 Neptune Plaza Concert Series. Recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following includes documentation from the June 17, 1993, concert of North Lights, a bluegrass band from Massachusetts.

AFC 1993/002: Folders 10-11: Two folders containing concert fliers, press releases, concert log, a publicity photo, and news clippings.

AFC 1993/002: Folders 12-14: Three black-and-white 35 mm contact sheets (72 images) and 5 8x10 black-and-white photoprints from the concert. Photographed by Yusef El-Amin.

AFC 1993/002: Envelope 1: One 4 x 5 black-and-white internegative (publicity). Photographer unknown.

AFC 1993/002: SR3: One 10-inch tape containing the concert. (1 hour)

AFC 1993/002: SR4-5: Two audiocassettes containing the concer. Each cassette is a complete recording of the concert (recorded concurrently with reel-to-reel).

AFC 1993/002:V3: One videocassette containing the concert. (1 hour)

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. These tapes supplement his collections already in the archive. Includes some examples made by other collectors, including recordings of autoharpist, John Kilby Snow recorded by Blaine Jaeger. Bluegrass music predominates this collection. A number of the tapes were recorded from radio and TV programs. Bluegrass performers represented include Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, Don Reno, and Red Smiley. Tapes also include interviews with country music artists of the 1920s and 1930s including Tom Ashley, Sam and Kirk McGee, Ernest V. Stoneman, Gid Tanner, and Frank Walker. In their reminiscences with Seeger, they speak of many other old-time musicians whom they knew and worked with, life on the road, musical sources, etc., thus making this collection a source of important historical information on early country music.

AFC 1995/018: To-Ho-Ne Camp Songs
One audiocassette of 40 camp songs from the book of Camp To-Ho-Ne songs, published in the 1940s. Donor Billie Hockett indicates that To-Ho-Ne was a private boys' camp on Lake Buel, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and had been run by her father, Peter Menaker. Recorded in 1989. The collection includes a song list.

AFC 1996/027: Jeanne E. LaPierre / "Lives in Patchwork" Videotape
This documentary covers activities of the Granville (Massachusetts) Quilt and Needlework Guild. It also profiles individual members. The video contains an interview with Suzanne Flynt, the curator of the Memorial Hall Quilt Collection in Old Deerfield, Massachusetts. Emphasis on preserving the craft of quiltmaking.

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 1997/019: Tom Glazer and Laura Freedman / African-American Childrens' Songs Collection
Eighteen schoolyard songs sung by elementary school children from Roxbury, Massachusetts. The songs were recorded by school teacher Laura Freedman in 1972, and donated to the Archive by Tom Glazer.

AFC 2000/001: 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] [Massachusetts 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:SR205: One tape containing interviews with Sharon Batista, Guan Sankar, Ed McNamara, and Roberto Morey who were students from Harvard University. Recorded in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Roberto Morey and Kay Kaufman Shelemay, November 16, 2001. [audio]

AFC 2002/024: John Hubbard Linscott and Anne L. Czerkawski Interview Collection
Two audiocassettes of an interview with the son and granddaughter of collector Eloise Hubbard Linscott. Interview conducted by Michael Taft and Marcia K. Segal. Recorded at Anne L. Czerkawski's home in Cohasset, Massachusetts, November 7, 2002.

AFC 2003/015: The New England Fifes and Drums Music Collection
Eight CDs of sound recordings and 5 books of sheet music documenting the New England fife and drum community. Performers include the Middlesex County Volunteers, John Ciaglia, John Benoit, Xenia Funfschilling, and Scott Mitchell.

AFC 2003/018: John Dawson Blues and Jazz Collection
Four CDs of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee at the Salt Cafe in Newport, Rhode Island, April 1978; Duke Ellington, Tanglewood, New Lenox, Massachusetts, July 15, 1956; Duke Ellington, Rotterdam, January 28, 1967; Billie Holiday, Embassy Theater, Los Angeles, California, April 24, 1946. Private recordings of live performances currently unavailable on commercial recordings. John Dawson is a collector of blues and jazz private recordings that circulate from collector to collector. He has digitally cleaned these recordings.

AFC 2003/025: Department of Irish Folklore, University College Dublin, Field Recordings from Massachusetts, USA
Copies of field recordings of interviews with Irish American immigrants made in Massachusetts in 1982, under the sponsorship of The Folklore of Ireland Council. The original recordings were made by Prof. Séamas O Catháin and Leo Corduff of the Department of Irish Folklore (Roinn Bhéaloideas Éireann), University College Dublin. In English and Gaelic, includes emigration stories, folk beliefs and holiday customs (Christmas, Easter, St. Stephen's Day), burial and wake customs, family history, songs, stories, recitations, etc. Interviewees aged 50 to 92 years old, many emigrated from Co. Mayo, Co. Kerry, includes Gaelic speakers from the Blasket islands. [catalog record]

AFC 2003/042: Joe Derrane and Friends Concert and Interview Collection
Collection consists of photographs, sound, and video recordings of the concert at the Library of Congress; plus listening copies, concert program flyer and publicity materials. An interview with Joe Derrane was conducted by Maggie Holtzberg of the Massachusetts Cultural Council at Joe Derrane's home in Randolph, Massachusetts, March 7, 2003. The interview is an oral history of Derrane's life as a professional musician in Boston, and describes performances at Irish venues as well as performances of jazz and popular music. Sound recording and transcripts of the interview are included in the collection. Musicians include Joe Derrane, accordion; John McGann, mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar; Bridget Fitzgerald, vocals (sean nós singing); Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance. [catalog record]

AFC 2008/020: David Jacobs Collection
Twenty-nine audio tapes recorded by David Jacobs of live performances of folk singers, mostly recorded in coffee houses in and around Boston, Massachusetts, in the early 1960s. Performers include Debbie Green, Jim Kweskin, Jeff Gerber, Mitch Greenhill, John Hammond, Carolyn Hester, Marjorie Marel, Chris Mullaney, Robert Rettig, Tom Rush, Mark Spoelstra, Eric von Schmidt, Jackie Washington, Anne Wells, Hedy West, Lydia Wood and Rolf Cahn. The venues include Café Yana, Club 47, Golden Vanity Coffee House, the Community Church of Boston, the Salamander Coffee House, and the Jacobs' home.

 

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