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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.

AFS 11,923-11,930: Blake Robinson / Somali Poetry, Songs, and Dance Collection
Eight 7-inch tapes of poetry, songs and dances of Somaliland including recordings of the Somali-Bantu people during the Dabshid period and poems read and or sung by Farah Elmi Ali. Recorded by Blake Robinson, August 2-4, 1959. The collection includes descriptions of the poems and states the authors and performers. There is also an article from the magazine Culturefront entitled, "Somalia: Land of Poetry." (LWO 3734 reel 1; LWO 3138 reels 2-8)


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