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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture


Compiled by: Reinhardt Schuhmann, Kenneth Schweitzer, and Jud Wellington
Series Editor: Ann Hoog

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 1973/028: Laura Boulton Collection
One thousand one hundred sixty-six 10-inch discs, 18 14-inch discs, 1 3-inch tape, 22 5-inch tapes, and 344 7-inch tapes of music recorded in Angola, The Bahamas, Canada, Congo, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Jamaica, Japan, Martinique, Mexico, Native American Music, Nyasaland, Peru Polynesia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and the USA by Laura Boulton, Walter Garwick, George Hibbit, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, and Charles F. Lummis, ca. 1904-1961. The collection includes 12 linear inches of logs, correspondence, and notes.

AFS 16,845-16,957: Laura Boulton Collection Part 14: Miscellaneous speech samples and narratives
One hundred thirteen 10-inch discs of African and American Indian spoken word. Recorded at various locations in Africa and North America primarily by Laura Boulton, 1927-39. The collection includes 4 pages of logs.

AFS 16,845-16,853: Nine discs containing renditions of "The Spider and the Tortoise," a narrative in the Bulom language spoken by Ross Lohr. Recorded in Sierra Leone, ca. 1935, and pressed for private use on a "Victor Special Record." (36 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7551 reel 67A)


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