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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

SOUTH AFRICA COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Reinhardt Schuhmann, Kenneth Schweitzer, and Jud Wellington
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: January 2011


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 1948/024: South African Broadcasting Corporation Collection of Bantu Music
Nine 12-inch discs of Bantu music recorded by the South African Broadcasting Company, ca. in South Africa, 1945. Includes instrumentals on pipes and bows, dancing songs, Christian church music, mission choirs, Euro-African music, traditional Zulu songs, and timbila xylophone orchestras. The collection includes 23-pages of detailed logs and notes about the recordings. (Includes AFS 8553-8561, and LWO 5111) (1 hour, 15 minutes) [catalog record]

AFC 1973/027: Thomas F. Johnston / The Music of the Shangana-Tsonga: A Study in Cultural Context, of the Vocal and Instrumental Music of a People of Mozambique and the Northern Transvaal
Two seven-inch tapes accompanying Thomas F. Johnston's thesis, University of Witwatersrand, 1972. Thesis itself is cataloged separately. (includes AFS 16,995-16,996) (LWO 7764)

AFC 1973/032: The Music of the Shangana-Tsonga: A Study in Cultural Context, of the Vocal and Instrumental Music of a People of Mozambique and the Northern Transvaal / by Thomas F. Johnston
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of the Witwatersrand, 1972. 500 leaves : ill., charts, maps, music ; 29 cm. [catalog record]

AFC 1979/039: Recording of Venda Music from Africa to Accompany John Blacking's How Musical is Man?
One audiocassette of Venda music to accompany the book, How Musical is Man? by John Blacking (University of Washington Press, 1973). (includes AFS 19,382) (LWO 12,914)

AFC 2001/032: Jack Mullin Tape Archive Collection of 1947 Burl Ives Radio Shows
Collection consists of an archival copy of a sound recording of two Burl Ives radio shows, produced in Hollywood, California, sponsored by Philco, and recorded on audiotape in 1947. Both Burl Ives shows feature performances by Josef Marais and Miranda from South Africa. The tapes were transferred and restored by Jack Mullin. The CD was donated by Richard L. Hess whose article about the tape restoration project, "The Jack Mullin/Bill Palmer Tape Restoration Project," J. Audio Eng. Soc., 49, no. 7/8, 2001 is included. [catalog record]

 

 

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