Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE
Compiled by: Pampa Rotolo
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
For additional information about Archive
of Folk Culture collections, contact the Folklife
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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 26,886-26,952: Kenneth M. Bilby / French Guiana and Suriname Collection
Sixty-seven 10-inch tapes of songs and dances of the Aluku and Ndjuka people. Recorded in French Guiana and Suriname, by Kenneth M. Bilby, between 1983 and 1987. The collection includes a finding aid compiled by Bilby, and a 1/2 inch of correspondence, notes, and several articles by Bilby including "Guide to Field Recordings of French Guiana Music," "War, Peace, and Music: The Guianas," "The Aluku and the Communes in French Guiana." (40 hours; LWO 23,814)
AFC 1941/007: Mrs. Nikol Smith / Suriname Recordings
Two 12-inch discs of 14 traditional songs from Suriname. Recorded in Holland, by Mrs. Nikol Smith (Moira Archbold). The collection includes a 2-page song list. (15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 323A) (includes AFS 4688-4689)
AFC 1941/010: Mrs. Nikol Smith Collection of Suriname Recordings
Twenty-six 12-inch discs of Surinamese Creole music in Sranan, Dutch, Loango, and Kromanti languages, including dance songs, folk songs, and Winti music, recorded in Paramaribo, Suriname, by Mrs. Nikol Smith (Moira Archbold) and M. J. P. Oostburg-Cop, June 21-30, 1941. The collection includes 44 pages of an index of songs including lyrics with English translations; an English translation of an introduction by Oostburg; a textual transcript of an interview of Smith by Alan Lomax; a paper entitled "Music in Suriname" by Father R. M. F. Abbenhuis; three articles in Dutch from De West-Indische Gids journal by Th. A. C. Comvalius; and additional notes by Kenneth M. Bilby. (2 hours and 50 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872, reels 327B-328) (includes AFS 4731-4756)
AFC 1953/009: David Findlay Oajna Indian Recordings
One 7-inch tape of 12 Oajana Indian songs, including a conference song, dance songs, a drinking song, group songs, love songs, lullabies, and flute music. Recorded in Paramaribo, Suriname, by David Findlay, ca. 1952. The collection includes 2 pages of correspondence with a song list and other details about the recording. (33 minutes; LWO 3544) (includes AFS 10,763)