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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture


Compiled by: Jonathan Thomsen and Jud Wellington
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: July 2012

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 22,189-22,190:  Karen Ellis-Bell / Virgin Islands Collection
Two audiocassettes of "An Abridged Compilation of American Virgin Islands Children's Songs, Chants, Circle Games, and Elimination Games."  Recorded by Karen Ellis-Bell on St. Croix in 1978.  (RYA 2530-2531) (2 hours)

AFS 22,603:  Gilbert A. Sprauve / Virgin Islands Dutch Creole Collection
One audiocassette of two Dutch Creole stories paraphrased into English Creole by Gilbert A. Sprauve of the College of the Virgin Islands, and re-translated into Dutch Creole by Alice Stevens of St. John; includes an introduction by Gilbert Sprauve and a short interview with Alice Stevens concerning her learning of Dutch Creole. Recorded through the auspices of WTJX-TV and the Enid Barr Library in the Virgin Islands, May 1983. The collection includes one-half linear inch of correspondence, notes, and transcriptions. (1 hour; RYA 2764)

AFC 1991/008:  Karen Ellis Collection of "Domino:" Traditional Songs, Proverbs and Culture from the American Virgin Islands
One audiocassette of traditional children's songs and chants recorded in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, 1978, by Karen Ellis. Includes performances by Ellis and by students in her second and fourth grade classes. The collection includes a 90-page book containing sheet music, words, and instructions for performing the songs and games, along with photos and introductory material. (35 minutes)


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