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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

WASHINGTON, D.C., COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Joanna Harps, Todd Harvey, and Alex Sheriff
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: September 2014


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.

Note: This finding aid includes collections gathered or recorded in Washington, D.C., even when the performers are not from the area. The Library of Congress has been a frequent venue for Library of Congress studio recordings and performances and because these were recorded in Washington, D.C., they have been included here. Some ongoing event series have been listed separately at the end. When a performer in those series is from D.C., they have been provided a fuller description in the main body of this guide.

John A. Lomax Southern States Collection, 1933-1937 (AFC 1935/002)
Three 8-inch, 17 10-inch and 620 12-inch discs of church services, instrumentals, songs, and stories recorded in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., by John A. Lomax, Alan Lomax, Ruby T. Lomax, and Harold Spivacke, 1933-37. [catalog record]

AFC 1935/002: AFS 00717-00719; 00721: Three discs containing 14 songs and monologs played and spoken by James "Iron Head" Baker, of Sugarland, Texas. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by John Lomax, May 1936. (32 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 50B-51A)

AFC 1935/002: AFS 01859A2: One disc containing "Hi-ho for the wide Missouri" sung by Mrs. Millett from Washington, D.C. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by John A. Lomax, September 1933. (2 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 131B)

Charles J. Finger Recordings (AFC 1937/005)
One disc of 4 songs sung by Charles J. Finger of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, June 1937. (AFS 00999) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 71B) [catalog record]

Alan Lomax Recordings of Leadbelly, 1937 (AFC 1937/011)
Six dics of recordings of Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 22, 1937. The collection includes a song list. (AFS 00993-00998) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 71) [catalog record]

Janie Ellis Mason and Alan Lomax Recordings (AFC 1937/006)
One disc of 5 songs sung by Janie Ellis Mason of Texas, and one song sung by Alan Lomax. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 1937. (AFS 01000) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 71B) [catalog record]

Alan Lomax Recordings of Myra E. Hull (AFC 1937/008)
Twelve discs of songs sung by Myra E. Hull of Lawrence, Kansas. Recorded in Washington, D.C., for the Archive of Folk Song, Library of Congress, by Alan Lomax, July 1937. Includes folk songs, children's songs, hymns, parodies, cowboy songs, and popular songs; some are accompanied by piano. (AFS 01055-01058; 01298; 01602; 01871-01876) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 75B-76A, 95A, 117A, 132) [catalog record]

Alan Lomax Recordings of Los Tres Rancheros (AFC 1937/009)
One 12-inch disc of songs sung by Los Tres Rancheros (Alberto Rosas, Novelle Primarosa, and Hector Gonzales) of Mexico City, Mexico. Recorded by Alan Lomax in Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, 1937. (AFS 01059) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 76A) [catalog record]

The Jelly Roll Morton Collection (AFC 1938/001)
Fifty-four 12-inch discs of Interviews and musical performances of Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, 1938. Morton recounts his experiences, both in New Orleans and on the road, as a popular musician of the early twentieth century. Related manuscripts in the collection include official records, correspondence, one photograph, newspaper articles, biographical information, and partial transcripts of the interview. [catalog record]

Alan Lomax Recordings of Francis P. Sullivan (AFC 1938/007)
Two 12-inch discs of seven cowboy songs sung by Francis P. Sullivan. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, June 1938. The collection includes one page of notes and song lyrics for "C & O Canal Song." (AFS 01768; 01849-01850) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 131A) [catalog record]

Alan Lomax 1938 Library of Congress Sessions Collection (AFC 1938/011)
Twenty-two 12-inch discs of songs performed by Barbara Bell, Ernest Bourne, W.C. Handy, Alan Lomax, Bess Brown Lomax, the Resettlement Administration Singers, the Rindlisbacher Lumberjack Group, Earl Robinson, the Skyline Farm Singers, and Blaine Stubblefield. Recorded primarily in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, by Alan Lomax, 1937-38. The collection includes eight pages of notes. (AFS 01616-01637) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 118A-119B) [catalog record]

Penelope and Rebecca Tarwater Recordings (AFC 1939/028)
Four 8-inch discs of 13 songs sung by Penelope and Rebecca Tarwater of Rockwood, Tennessee. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Charles Seeger for the Special Skills Division of the Resettlement Administration, June 1936. (AFS 02086-02089) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 142A) [catalog record]

Frank A. Melton and Blaine Stubblefield Recordings (AFC 1939/009)
Three 12-inch discs containing seven songs sung by Dr. Frank A. Melton and Blaine Stubblefield. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress by Alan Lomax, January 1939. (AFS 01848; 02505-02506) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 131A; LWO 4872 reel 161A) [catalog record]

Interview with George Harris (AFC 1939/015)
One 12-inch disc of the track-lining call "Can’t you line 'em?" sung by George Harris (Library of Congress laborer), with dialog between Harris and Alan Lomax. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, February 1940. The collection includes a 1-page log. (AFS 03406) (8 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 225A) [catalog record]

Resettlement Administration Recordings Collection (AFC 1939/016)
One hundred sixty-five 12-inch discs of instrumentals and songs recorded in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C., by Sidney Robertson Cowell, Charles Seeger, Margaret Valiant, and others for the Special Skills Division, Resettlement Administration, 1936-37. The collection includes 3 1/2 inches of transcripts, correspondence, graphic images, and a program book from the 1937 National Folk Festival. [catalog record]

AFC 1939/016: AFS 03304: One disc containing 4 harmonica duets performed by Charles Pollock (of the Resettlement Administration) and Bernard Steffen. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Charles Seeger, June 1936. (8 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 441A)

John and Ruby Lomax 1940 Southern States Recordings Collection (AFC 1940/003)
One hundred forty-six 12-inch discs of a sermon and songs recorded in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia by Bess Brown Lomax, John A. Lomax, and Ruby T. Lomax, September-November 1940. The collection includes 1.5 linear inches of correspondence and song transcriptions. [catalog record]

AFC 1940/003: AFS 04087: One 12-inch disc containing "Twelve Apostles" sung by Mrs. Frank Hobden. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by John A. Lomax and John Langenegger, December 1940. (preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 276B-177A)

Alan Lomax Collection of Woody Guthrie Recordings (AFC 1940/007)
Seventeen 12-inch discs of songs and stories played and spoken by Woody Guthrie. Recorded in the Radio Studio of Department of Interior, Washington, D.C., by Nev. Rumble, March 1940. Alan Lomax, interlocutor. (AFS 03407-03423) (LWO 4872 reels 225A-227A) [catalog record]

Alan Lomax and Jerome Wiesner Recordings of Hobart Ricker (AFC 1940/012)
Three 12-inch discs of 18 songs played by Hobart Ricker (possibly of Washington, D.C.) on the 5-string banjo, with dialogue by Ricker and Alan Lomax. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax and Jerome Wiesner, July 1940. (16 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 255B) (AFS 3903-3904; 3909) [catalog record]

Alan Lomax Collection of Emory Stroop Recordings (AFC 1940/015)
Eight 12-inch discs of recordings of old time string band music, fiddle tunes, banjo music, and vocals featuring Herb Smoke from Winchester, Virginia, and Virginia fiddler Emory Stroop. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, 1940. (AFS 04412I-04419) [catalog record]

John A. Lomax Recordings of Cowboy Songs of New Mexico (AFC 1940/016)
One 12-inch disc of four cowboy songs sung by New Mexican cowboys: "Coma-ti-yippy-yi" and "Whoopee ti yi yo, git along little dogies" sung by Lloyd Shillings; and "Jesse James" and "The Dying Cowboy" sung by Texas Archer. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by John Lomax, January 1940. (AFS 04420) (LWO 4872 reel 301A) [catalog record]

Alan Lomax Recording of Jackie Foy (AFC 1940/020)
Two 12-inch discs of "My honey quit me in the wrong" sung by Jackie Foy of Ashland, Kentucky. Recorded June 1939. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax. (AFS 03807) (5 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 247B) [catalog record]

Alan Lomax Recording of Joel Daniel Hanke and Nicholas Ray (AFC 1940/021)
One 12-inch disc of "The tragedy of the Negro letter carrier" spoken by Joel Daniel Hanke and Nicholas Ray of Washington, D.C. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, February 1939. (AFS 03808) (4 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 247B) [catalog record]

"Man-on-the-Street" Interviews Collection (AFC 1941/004)
Five 16-inch and 12 12-inch discs of interviews from Washington, D.C.; Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Tennessee; Burlington, North Carolina; New York, New York; and Austin and Dallas, Texas, documenting the reactions of the "man-on-the-street" to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and declaration of war. Recorded by Robert E. Barton Allen, Philip Cohen, Fletcher Collins, John Henry Faulk, Charles T. Harrell, Charles Johnson, Alan Lomax, John A. Lomax, Robert Sonkin, and Charles Todd, December 8-10, 1941. Recorded as part of the Library of Congress Radio Research Project. The collection includes 1 linear inch of logs, and transcripts. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFC 1941/004: AFS 06357-06359: Three 16-inch discs containing interviews with barkers, government workers, National Guardsmen, newsboys, and soldiers. Recorded at the corners of 9th and U Streets NW, and 13th and F Streets NW, and in an African American Billiard Parlor, U Street, Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, December 8, 1941. (52 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 406)

Alan Lomax Recordings of Rehearsals for White House Program (AFC 1941/006)
Thirteen 12-inch discs of 35 songs and monologs performed by Woody Guthrie, Alan Lomax, J.M. "Sailor Dad" Hunt (of Marion, Virginia), a group of soldiers (stationed at Ft. Myer), and Wade Mainer’s Mountaineers (of North Carolina). Recorded as a dress rehearsal for "An Evening of American Folksong" for a February 17 performance at the White House. Recorded at Ft. Myer in Arlington, Virginia, and at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, February 8 and 16, 1941. (AFS 04428-04440) (2 hours; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 302) [catalog record]

James E. Strates Carnival Collection (AFC 1941/008)
Seven 16-inch discs of interviews with members of the James E. Strates carnival, including the fortune teller, the "fat lady," and the comedian, along with pitches by the barker. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Charles Harrell, spring 1941, for the Library of Congress Radio Research Project. The collection includes correspondence, logs, and transcripts. (AFS 04699-04705) (3 hours; preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 324-325A) [catalog record]

Joan and Betty Raynor Recordings (AFC 1941/019)
One 12-inch disc of two songs from New Zealand, "Botany Bay" and "Fox Came Out One Moonlight Night" sung by Joan and Betty Raynor. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, January 1941. The collection includes two pages of song lyrics. (AFS 04421) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 301A) [catalog record]

John A. Lomax Recording of an Arkansas Song (AFC 1941/020)
One 12-inch disc of a woman from Arkansas singing "Mishie-mishie." Recorded by John A. Lomax in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1941. (AFS 04422) [catalog record]

Alan Lomax Recordings of Carrie Grover (AFC 1941/023)
Seventeen 12-inch discs of ballads sung by Carrie Grover of Gorham, Maine. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, by Alan Lomax, April 18-19, 1941. The collection includes a 3-page song list. (AFS 04452-04468) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 304-305) [catalog record]

Alan Lomax Recordings of Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter (AFC 1941/024)
Five 16-inch discs containing 50 songs and monologues, played and spoken by Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, August 23, 1940. (AFS 04469-04473) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 306A-307A) [catalog record]

Robert MacGimsey Recording (AFC 1941/026)
One disc of African American spirituals sung by Robert Hunter MacGimsey, originally of Pineville, Louisiana. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, by Alan Lomax and John Langenegger, January 1941. The collection includes a one-page log. [catalog record]

Pete Seeger and Square Dance Music (AFC 1941/029)
One 16-inch disc of square dance music by Pete Seeger and group. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Jerome Wiesner, ca. 1941. (AFS 04489) [catalog record]

Songs by Woody Guthrie (AFC 1941/031)
One 16-inch disc containing seven folk songs sung by Woody Guthrie. Recorded by Alan Lomax and John Langenegger in Washington, D.C., January 4, 1941. The collection includes one page of correspondence. (AFS 04491) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 311A) [catalog record]

John M. (Sailor Dad) Hunt Recording (AFC 1941/036)
One 12-inch disc of "Get Up Jack, Let John Sit Down," sung by Sailor Dad [John M.] Hunt of Marion, Virginia. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, 1941. (AFS 05235) [catalog record]

Library of Congress Recording Laboratory Photographs (AFC 1941/038)
Fifteen glass slides, 4 photoprints, and 10 negatives relating to the Library of Congress Recording Laboratory, Washington, D.C., ca. 1940s. Copies, and perhaps original negatives, for these images are located in Library of Congress Archives collection in the Manuscript Division collections. [catalog record]

Alan Lomax Recordings of Mariana Schaupp (AFC 1942/009)
Twelve 12-inch discs of 24 folk songs sung by Mrs. Marianna Schaupp, originally from Illinois, but living in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, at the time of the recording. Schaupp sings traditional songs and ballads learned from her family and other sources. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, December 1941. The collection includes articles, correspondence, lyrics for "Banks of Champlain," notes, and song lists. (AFS 6077-6088) (LWO 3493 reels 39B and 40A) [catalog record]

Barbara Bell Recordings (AFC 1942/010)
Three 12-inch and three 16-inch discs of an interview with and songs performed by Barbara Bell of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax and Arthur Semmig, January 1942. The collection includes correspence and musical transcriptions. (AFS 06089-06091; 06311-06313) [catalog record]

Program of Negro folk song with commentary : emancipation celebration, 1940 (AFC 1942/011)
Four 16-inch discs of a folk music concert held at the White House entitled "The Emancipation Celebration" including songs sung and played by the Golden Gate Quartet and Joshua White, with commentary by Sterling Brown, Alain Locke, and Alan Lomax. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Sterling Brown, Alain Locke, and Alan Lomax, December 20, 1940. The collection includes 10 pages of correspondence and logs. (AFS 06092-06095) (2 hours; preservation tape LWO 5084 reels 10A2-11A1) [catalog record]

Almanac Singers and Cowboy Yodels Recordings (AFC 1942/013)
Two 10-inch and four 12-inch discs of songs sung by the Almanac Singers, Alan and John A. Lomax, and Earl Robinson. Recorded in New York City, January 1942. The collection includes a one-page song list; AFS 6104(?) includes a record of cowboy yodels by John A. Lomax, made in the Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., in the spring of 1941 in connection with the preparation of the Ballad Hunter series. (AFS 06100-06105) (preservation tape LWO 3493) [catalog record]

Alan Lomax Recording of Blaine Stubblefield Singing "The Golden Vanity" (AFC 1942/015)
One 12-inch disc of "The Golden Vanity" sung by Blaine Stubblefield. Recorded at the Library of Congress in the Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, ca. 1942. (AFS 06310) (preservation tape LWO 3493) [catalog record]

Songs and Conversation from Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico (AFC 1942/016)
Eleven 16-inch discs of songs and dialog sung by Governor Elias Jiron, custodian of songs for the Isleta Pueblo, Albuquerque, New Mexico, assisted by Diego Abieta, official spokesman for the tribe. Drum accompaniment. Made by Alan Lomax and Arthur Semmig in the Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., through the courtesy of Mr. Bradley of the National Archives. (AFS 06317-06327) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 402A-404A) [catalog record]

Michael Cruise Recordings of Fiddle Tunes and Miners' Stories (AFC 1942/018)
Three 16-inch discs of fiddle tunes, miners' stories, recitations, poems, square dance calls, and commentary, performed by Michael Cruise of Tucson, Arizona. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, by Alan Lomax and Josephine M. Schwartz. The collection includes two pages of notes and a recording log. (AFS 06354-06356) (preservation tape LWO 3493 reel 2) [catalog record]

Alan Lomax recordings of Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee (AFC 1942/021)
Two 16-inch discs of 10 songs performed by Sanders (Sonny) Terry (Durham, North Carolina), Brownie McGhee (Tennessee), and Huddie Ledbetter (Louisiana). Includes interviews of the performers by Alan Lomax. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, May 1942. The collection includes three pages of correspondence. (AFS 06502-06503) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 414B) [catalog record]

Lt. Alan Swartz Songs (AFC 1942/022)
One 16-inch disc and one 12-inch disc of Lt. Alan Schwartz of the Air Corps discussing life in training camp at Montgomery, Alabama, and singing songs current in the camp. Recorded at the Library of Congress, ca. 1942. (AFS 06504-06505) (preservation tape LWO 3493 reel 46A)

Jose Perdomo Spanish Song Collection (AFC 1942/025)
Two discs of songs of songs from Colombia performed by Jose Perdomo of Bogota, Colombia. Recorded at the Library of Congress in the Recording Laboratory, Washington, D.C., September 1942. The collection includes transcripts of the lyrics. (AFS 02071-02072) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 141B)

Michael Cruise Recordings (AFC 1943/016)
One 16-inch disc of nine fiddle tunes and commentary, performed by Michael Cruise of Tucson, Arizona. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, by Benjamin A. Botkin and John Langenegger, April 23, 1943. The collection includes a one-page recording log. [catalog record]

Gudrun Thorne-Thomsen Recordings (AFC 1943/017)
One 16-inch disc of 4 Norse stories, "Boots and his brothers," "The lad who went to the north wind," "Gudbrand on the Hillside," and "The princess who couldn't be silenced," told by Mrs. Gudrun Thorne-Thomsen. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by B. A. Botkin and Arthur Semming, June 1943. The collection includes 10 pages of correspondence and logs, plus a Christmas 1943 Horn Book. (AFS 07038) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 2B) [catalog record]

Frances Densmore Collection of Chippewa Cylinder Recordings (AFC 1943/018)
Three hundred thirty-six 4-inch and 21 6-inch cylinders containing Chippewa songs recorded by Frances Densmore on one visit to Washington, D.C. and during ten field trips to Red Lake, White Earth, Nett Lake, and Leech Lake in Minnesota, and to Lac du Flambeau in Wisconsin, between July 1907 and November 1910. Seventeen cylinders were gifts from Densmore to the Music Division of the Library of Congress in 1943 and 1944, but most of the cylinders were transferred from the National Archives in 1948, with additions from the Smithsonian Institution in 1979 and 1981. Included in the collection are the Sioux songs used by Chippewa singers in presenting a ceremonial drum to the Menominee community in 1910. (AFS 10515-10556A; 20220-20222; 21261-21262; 22176) [catalog record]

Priority Ramblers Song Recordings (AFC 1944/004)
One 16-inch disc and one 12-inch disc of 10 World War II and wartime Washington, D.C., songs performed by Jackie Gibson, Tom Glazer, Edna Nell, and Josephine Schwartz of the Priority Ramblers. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Rae Korson and Arthur Semmig, September 6, 1943. The collection includes 27 pages of correspondence, logs, lyric transcriptions, and notes. (23 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 3B) (AFS 7054-7055) [catalog record]

Carlie Tart and Jackie Tart Recordings (AFC 1944/005)
One 16-inch disc of songs sung with guitar by Carlie Tart of North Carolina. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., by B. A. Botkin and Arthur Semmig, September 1943. [catalog record]

David Pryor Recordings of Bahamian Spirituals (AFC 1944/006)
Three 16-inch discs of Bahaman spirituals by David Pryor of the Bahama Islands. Recorded in Washington, D.C., in the Recording Laboratory of the Library of Congress, by B.A. Botkin and Arthur Semmig, September 25, 1943. (AFS 07057-07059) [catalog record]

Four Freedoms Quartet Recordings (AFC 1944/007)
Two 16-inch discs of 17 songs sung by the Four Freedoms Quartet of the Army Training Selective School. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by B.A. Botkin, John Langenegger, and Arthur Semmig, November 1943. The collection includes 18 pages of correspondence, logs, and notes. (AFS 07060-07061) (40 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 4A) [catalog record]

Songs Sung by Daniel B. Botkin, age 6 (AFC 1944/009)
Two discs of five songs, "Soldier Won’t You Marry Me?," "Marching Through Berlin," "The Field Artillery Song," "The Marine's Hymn," and "Deep in the Heart of Texas" sung by Daniel A. Botkin, age 6. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by B.A. Botkin and John Langenegger, November 20, 1943. The collection includes a 1-page log. (AFS 07064-07065) [catalog record]

Eddie Nesbit and Carlie Tart Recordings (AFC 1944/010)
Two 16-inch discs of songs sung and played by Eddie Nesbitt on the steel guitar and Carlie Tart on the Hawaiian guitar. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by B.A. Botkin, John Langenegger, and Arthur Semmig, November 20, 1943. The collection includes a song list. (AFS 07066-07067) [catalog record]

Martha L. Smith Autobiography Recordings (AFC 1944/014)
Four 16-inch discs of an interview with Martha L. Smith, author of "Going to God's Country." Recorded at the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C., March 17, 1944. Recorded by B. A. Botkin and Arthur Semmig. Informant from Oklahoma, born 1852 in Missouri. Keywords: folk medicine, superstitions, history of the area. The collection includes a log, a newspaper article, and notes about the interview. (AFS 07093-07096) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 8-9A) [catalog record]

Helen Moshang and Virginia Moshang Recordings (AFC 1944/017)
One 16-inch disc of Chinese instrumentals and songs played on the "moon harp" and sung by Helen and Virginia Moshang of New York City. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, by Benjamin A. Botkin, Rae Korson, John Langenegger, and Arthur Semmig, August 26, 1943. The collection includes two pages of correspondence and a song list. Accompaniment on chinese moon harp by Helen Moshang. (AFS 07317) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 28B) [catalog record]

Carlie Tart and Vida Belle Tart Recordings (AFC 1944/018)
One 16-inch and 1 12-inch discs of songs performed by Carlie Tart, and his sister, Vida Belle Tart, of Benson, North Carolina, with guitar by Carlie Tart. Recorded in the Recording Laboratory of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by B. A. Botkin and Arthur Semmig, September 20, 1944. The collection includes a song list. (AFS 07598-07599) (preservation tape LWO 5111) [catalog record]

Mr. Jaffer Recording of Indian Chant (AFC 1945/006)
One 13 1/4-inch disc of an Indian Chant in the Temple (sung at the end of the day). Sung by Mr. Jaffer (informant for Hindustani language records). Recorded by Arthur D. Semmig in the Recording Laboratory of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May 23, 1944. (AFS 06179) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 400B)

Judge Learned Hand Recordings (AFC 1945/007)
Two 16-inch discs containing two complete songs and fragments of three others sung by Judge Learned Hand of Essex County, New York. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, by John Langenegger and Arthur D. Semmig, October 3, 1942. The collection includes a song list. (AFS 06180-06181) (preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 400B-401A) [catalog record]

Madam Juliette Gaultier de la Verendrye Recordings (AFC 1945/011)
Two 16-inch discs of 23 French Acadian folk songs, and Kwakiutl incantations, and Copper Eskimo songs sung by Mme. Juliette Gaultier de la Verendrye of Canada, with table harp and drum. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May 14, 1945. The collection includes two pages of logs. (AFS 07651-07652) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 57) [catalog record]

"Mormon Epic in Song" Radio Program (AFC 1947/003)
Two 16-inch discs of the radio program "Mormon Epic in Song," featuring recordings made in various locations throughout Utah by Austin E. Fife. The program is narrated by Arthur Gate and was recorded by radio station WOL, Washington, D.C., 1947. Featured singers were L.M. Hilton (Ogden), Joseph Watkins (Salt Lake City), Rutger McArthur (St. George), and the Centennial Singers. (AFS 09146-09147) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 193A) [catalog record]

New England Balladry, a Lecture by Mrs. Helen Hartness Flanders (AFC 1948/001)
Five 16-inch discs of an illustrated lecture entitled "New England Balladry" delivered by Helen Hartness Flanders. Recorded in Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, February 27, 1948, which included performances of ballad singers Asa Davis and Elmer George of Vermont and Charles Finnemore of Maine. (AFS 09127-09131) [catalog record]

Irma Ireland Recording of "Coolie Chinese" (AFC 1948/029)
One 12-inch disc of a song entitled "Coolie Chinese," sung by Irma Ireland. Recorded in the Recording Laboratory of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., ca. 1948. (AFS 08725) (preservation tape LWO 5111)

GIs Singing Air Force Songs and Poems (AFC 1948/031)
Three 16-inch discs of poems and songs performed by Air Force GIs. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., ca. 1948. (AFS 8761-8763) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 140A)

Don O'Meara Collection of Army Songs (AFC 1948/032)
One 16-inch disc of songs sung by Don O'Meara. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., ca. 1948. Includes two renditions of "Gee Mom, I Wanna Go Home." (AFS 8764) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 140A)

Paul Gilson Interview of Duncan Emrich (AFC 1948/033)
One 16-inch disc of an interview between correspondent Paul Gilson and Duncan Emrich, chief of the Folklore Section of the Library of Congress. Recorded for French broadcast in the Recording Laboratory of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., circa 1948. (AFS 08765) (8 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 140B) [catalog record]

David Brinkley Interview with Duncan Emrich (AFC 1948/034)
One 16-inch disc of an interview with Duncan Emrich conducted by David Brinkley for WRC/NBC Washington, 1948. Emrich discusses the role of the "Folklore Section" of the Library of Congress. The collection includes a log. (AFS 08766) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 140B) [catalog record]

Mrs. E. Stice / Kentucky Folksongs (AFC 1948/035)
One 16-inch disc of songs sung by Mrs. E. Stice from Kentucky, learned in her childhood. Recorded at the Library of Congress, November 1945. (AFS 08767) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 140B)

Duncan Emrich Recordings of Mr. and Mrs. I.G. Greer (AFC 1948/036)
Four 16-inch discs of songs and dialog sung and played on dulcimer by Mrs. I.G. Greer of Thomasville, North Carolina. Recorded at the Library of Congress by Duncan Emrich, November 29, 1945. The collection includes twenty-six pages of lists and correspondence. (AFS 08768-08771) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 140B-141A)

L. Parker Temple / Railroad Songs (AFC 1948/039)
Two 16-inch discs of nine railroad songs performed by L. Parker "Pick" Temple. Recorded in Washington, D.C. by Rae Korson and Arthur Semmig, April 3, 1945. The collection includes 23 pages of correspondence and logs. (AFS 8857-8858) (1 hour; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 151B)

L. Parker Temple Recordings of Folk Songs (AFC 1948/041)
One disc of lumberjack songs made by L. Parker Temple in the Recording Laboratory of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., ca. 1948. The collection includes a log. Songs include "The Jolly Lumberman," "The Streets of Laredo," "The E-ri-e Canal," "Chevrolet Car," "Foggy Dew," "Willie the Weeper," and two other unidentified song titles. (includes AFS 8860) (preservation tape LWO 5111)

Olga Van Stockum Collection of Scandinavian Folk Tales and Legends (AFC 1948/044)
Three 16-inch discs of Scandinavian folk tales and legends made by Olga Van Stockum in the Recording laboratory of the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C., ca. 1948. (AFS 08889-08891) (preservation tape LWO 5111)

Helen Hartness Flanders / Radio Program of New England Folk Songs (AFS 8927-8928)
Two 16-inch discs of a radio program about New England folk songs. Helen Hartness Flanders discusses how she got involved in ballad collecting, and plays selected tracks from her collection. Recorded as part of the radio series A Woman's World hosted by Esther Hotton for Station WQQW, Washington, D.C., ca. 1940s. The collection includes a log. (preservation tape LWO 5111)

Sheila Barrett Recording of English Tales (AFC 1948/049)
One 16-inch disc of two English stories including the Cockney tale "Victoria Station" and a story about a professional Southern belle, told by Sheila Barrett of New York City. Recorded in Washington, D.C. at the Library of Congress, March 14, 1947. (AFS 08929) (15 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 166A)

Sam Hinton Collection (AFC 1948/050)
Four 16-inch discs of American folk songs, including ballads, cowboy songs, and children's songs, performed by Sam D. Hinton. Recorded in the Recording Laboratory of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., March 25, 1947. Singer from Texas, now from California. The collection includes a song list. (AFS 08930-08933) [catalog record]

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson Recordings (AFC 1948/051)
One disc of 7 songs sung by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson of Baltimore, Maryland. Recorded at the Library of Congress Duncan Emrich, Arthur D. Semmig, and Herman Norwood, April 4, 1947. (AFS 08934)

Frank M. Warner Disc (AFC 1948/052)
One 16-inch disc of American folk songs and a street cry performed by Frank Warner in the Recording Laboratory of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., ca. 1948. Singer from New York. (AFS 08935) (preservation tape on LWO 5111)

Gail and Deborah Owen Singing Children's Songs (AFC 1948/055)
One 16-inch disc of 3 children’s songs, "My Father Killed a Kangaroo," "I Put My Nose in a Little Skunks' Hole," and "Down in the Valley," sung by Gail and Deborah Owens, sisters age 4 and 7 years. Recorded in Washington, D.C., November 17, 1947. (AFS 08944) (13 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 169A)

Mark Mahto Recording of Mandan Tribal Songs and Spoken Word (AFC 1948/056)
One 16-inch disc of 5 Mandan tribal songs from Elbowoods, North Dakota. Also statement in English and in Mandan regarding the building of the Garrison Dam. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., by Mark Mahto, ca. 1948.) [recording possibly done Jan. 17, 1947] (AFS 08945) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 169A) [catalog record]

George C. Groce Recordings of American Folk Songs (AFC 1948/058)
Two 16-inch discs of American folk songs made by George C. Groce in the Recording Laboratory of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., January 21, 1947. Singer is from Texas. (AFS 08950-08951) (preservation tape LWO 5111)

The Story of Thomas Wolfe's Life Made by Mabel Wolfe Wheaton (AFC 1948/059)
Nine 16-inch discs of an interview with Mrs. Mabel Wolfe Wheaton of Asheville, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C., concerning memories of her brother Thomas Wolfe. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Paul Beath and Duncan Emrich, January 23, 1947. Also included are two monologs by Wheaton and John S. Tarris, recorded July 21, 1947. The collection includes 67 pages of articles and correspondence. (preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 170-173A)

Frances Densmore Collection of Iroquois Cylinder Recordings (AFC 1948/070)
One tape (copied from 2 6-inch dictaphone cylinders) recorded by Frances Densmore in 1932 in Washington, D.C. John Napolean Brinton Hewitt, himself a Bureau of American Ethnology linguist of Tuscarora descent, sang four songs of the Condoling and Installation Council of the League of the Iroquois. The cylinders were transferred from the National Archives in 1948. (AFS 10,725) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 347; RWE 7457)

Alice C. Fletcher Collection of Chippewa Cylinder Recordings (AFC 1948/071)
Two tapes (copied from 3 4-inch cylinders) recorded by Alice Cunningham Fletcher in Washington, D.C., on January 24, 1899. Fletcher recorded Swift Flying Feather (Gay-zhe-gwun-e-osh), a member of a Leech Lake (Minnesota) delegation to the capital. Fletcher gave the cylinders to Frances Densmore at some later time. Through Densmore, the cylinders were deposited in the National Archives, from which they were transferred to the Library of Congress in 1948. (AFS 20,308: 7-8; 20,324:13) (RWA 3320; RWA 3336)

Merrick Jarrett Collection of American and Canadian Folk Songs (AFC 1948/081)
One 16-inch disc of ten American and Canadian folk songs, including cowboy songs, sung by Merrick Jarrett. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, April 23, 1947. (AFS 8962)

General Julius Franklin Howell's Tales of the Confederate Army (AFC 1948/082)
Two 16-inch discs of Tales of the Confederate Army made by General Julius Franklin Howell (age 101) of Bristol, Virginia, in the Recording Laboratory of the Library of Congress, June 2, 1947. The collection includes a 2-page log. (AFS 08963-08964) (30 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111) [catalog record]

J. M. Waddell Collection of Cowboy Songs (AFC 1948/083)
One 16-inch disc of cowboy songs sung by J. M. Waddel of Texas. Recorded in the Recording laboratory of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May 26, 1947. The collection includes a 2-page log. (AFS 08965) (preservation tape LWO 5111)

Mrs. Randolph Huntington Miner / Tales of Early Pioneer Life in California (AFC 1948/084)
Two 16-inch discs of tales of early pioneer life in California by Mrs. Randolph Huntington Miner recorded in the Recording Laboratory of the Library of Congress, May 26, 1947. The collection includes a log. (AFS 08966-08967) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 174A)

Willie Wilkerson Recordings of Negro Folk Songs (AFC 1948/085)
One 16-inch disc of 17 African American folk songs sung by Willie Wilkerson of Oxford, North Carolina. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., June 9, 1947. Song list available on catalog cards. (AFS 08968)

L. Parker Temple Singing Folk Songs (AFC 1948/103)
One 16-inch disc of 9 ballads and folksongs sung by Parker "Pick" Temple of Washington, D.C. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., April 5, 1948. (AFS 09132) (35 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 190B) [catalog record]

Marius Barbeau Lecture on Canadian French and Indian Folk Music (AFC 1948/105)
Six 16-inch discs of a lecture by Marius Barbeau on French Canadian and Indian folk music and folksong collecting. Recorded in Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May 10, 1948. The collection includes a 4-page log. (AFS 09135-09140A) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 191-192) [catalog record]

Songs by Howard S. Lee (AFC 1948/108)
One 7-inch tape of songs by Howard S. Lee, with guitar. Recorded in Recording Laboratory of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1948. (AFS 12,054) (LWO 4237)

Edith Allarie Recordings (AFC 1948/111)
One 16-inch disc of "Old Smokey," "Rich Old Lady," "Riddle Song," "Ballad of the House Carpenter," and "Love is Such a Funny, Funny Thing," sung by Miss Edith Allaire of New York City. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., November 1948. The collection includes a 1-page log. (AFS 09164) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 196B) [catalog record]

Determined Buffalo (William Jackson) Recordings (AFC 1948/112)
Three 10-inch discs of traditional songs and chants of the Sioux Nation, performed by Determined Buffalo (William Jackson). Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., 1948. The collection includes one page of notes. (AFS 09165-09167) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 196B-197A)

Nemone Balfour recordings of English and Scottish folk songs (AFC 1949/015)
One 16-inch disc of English, Scottish, and Irish folk ballads, including "The Death of Queen Jane," "The Little Prettie Nightingale," "The Bonnie Earl of Moray," "Died of Love," "Go from My Window," The Boatman," sung by Nemonie Balfour, of Scotland. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D .C., January 12, 1949. The collection includes a 1-page song list. (AFS 09605) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 245B) [catalog record]

American Folklore Society 1950 Annual Meeting Intermission Program Collection (AFC 1950/001)
One 16-inch disc of an "intermission program #12" with Librarian of Congress Luther Evans, Thelma James, and Louis C. Jones of Cooperstown, New York, on the occasion of the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, January 5, 1950. (15 minutes)

Stana Rasin and Barbara Lee Recording of Czech and Slavic Folk Songss (AFC 1950/011)
One 12-inch disc Czech and Slavic folk songs. Recorded in the studio, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Stana Rasin and Barbara Lee of Air Research Section, April 17, 1949. Includes texts. (AFS 09782) (preservation tape LWO 5111) [catalog record]

National Folk Festival, 1938 (AFC 1950/017)
One 12-inch and 39 16-inch discs of instrumentals, radio programs, and songs. Recorded primarily at the National Folk Festival in Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Recording Company, May 6-8, 1938. The collection includes 3/4 linear inch of song lists, newspaper articles, and programs. Sarah Gertrude Knott makes some introductions. One tape (AFS 9833A5) contains "Careless Love" sung by students from Wilson High School (of northwest Washington, D.C.) [catalog record]

A.H. Stoddard Collection of Gullah Recordings (AFC 1950/019)
Twelve discs of Gullah dialect tales spoken by A. H. Stoddard originally of Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. Recorded by Herman Norwood at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1949. (AFS 9888-9899) (LWO 5111 reel 275-277) [catalog record]

Carl Sandburg Recordings (AFC 1950/020)
One 16-inch disc of "It's All the Same," "Where You Go When You Die," "The Newspaper Man," and "Jesus Christ and Saint Peter," sung with guitar by Carl Sandburg of Chicago, Illinois, and Flat Rock, North Carolina. Recorded at the Library of Congress, December 10, 1949. The collection includes four pages of lists and correspondence. (AFS 09900)

Cyrus B. Koonce Collection (AFC 1950/037)
Nine 7-inch tapes of a Holiness church service, instrumentals, monologues, poetry, and songs, recorded in Asheville, Comfort, and Seven Springs, songs sung by Vernon R. Lyons, a North Carolina native, recorded in Clintwood, Virginia, and songs sung by Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Edmond, Mrs. L.V. Phillips, and Miss Tessy, of North Carolina, recorded in Washington, D.C., by Cyrus B. Koonce, 1949. The collection includes fifteen pages of collection lists. Includes recordings of the 22nd Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival and instrumentals played on the zither by Rumanian refugees in North Carolina. (AFS 09988-09997) [catalog record]

D. Twe recollections of Mark Twain (AFC 1951/004)
One 7-inch tape of Mr. D. Twe's reminiscences of Mark Twain. Twe was a servant of Mark Twain. Recorded in the Recording Laboratory of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1951. Partial transcript made September 6, 2001. (AFS 10,027) (LWO 1808)

Burl Ives Recordings of Bawdy American Folk Songs and Ballads (AFC 1951/055)
One 16-inch disc of bawdy American folk songs and ballads recorded by Burl Ives. Recorded in the Studio of the Recording Laboratory, Washington, D.C., March 1, 1950. preservation tape (AFS 10,364) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 300A)

Rolf Jacoby Collection of Korean Folk Music (AFC 1953/014)
One 5-inch tape of three Korean folk songs sung by high school student, Chong Hyun Kim of Pusan, Korea. Recorded at the Library of Congress, ca. 1950. Includes Korean instrumental native art music. (AFS 10,747) [catalog record]

Elmer C. Helm Collection of Texas Ballads (AFC 1956/003)
One 7-inch tape of Elmer C. Helm singing Texas ballads. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., ca. 1955. (AFS 10,941)

Acadian Folksongs from Louisiana Sung by John Dubois (AFC 1956/004)
One 7-inch tape of Acadian folk songs sung by John DuBois of Kaplan, Louisiana. Recorded in Washington, D.C. at the Library of Congress, 1956. The collection includes three pages of notes and correspondence. (AFS 10,942) (LWO 2460) [catalog record]

Frank Johnson / Mohawk Longhouse Songs (AFC 1955/012)
One 10-inch tape of prayers and tribal songs sung by Chiefs Frank Johnson and James Thompson of Mohawk Longhouse, Rooseveltown, New York. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, July 19, 1954. The collection includes three pages of correspondence and notes. (AFS 10,898) (LWO 2243)

Ross Lee Finney Recordings (AFC 1957/004)
One 7-inch tape of ten folksongs sung by Ross Lee Finney, originally from North Dakota, which he heard in his childhood including songs collected from John Jacob Niles, Carl Sandburg, and others. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., ca. 1957. The collection includes a one-page song list. (AFS 11,301) (LWO 2509) [catalog record]

Tom Dillon Recordings (AFC 1957/005)
One 10-inch tape of instrumentals performed on fiddle by Thomas Dillon of Webster County, West Virginia. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., by Robert B. Carneal, July 26, 1956. The collection includes song lists, correspondence, and reports, and newspaper clippings. (AFS 11,302) (LWO 2471 reel 1) [catalog record]

Rolando Alarcon Recordings of Chilean Music (AFC 1960/002)
One 10-inch tape of 16 traditional Chilean songs performed by Rolando Alarcon, as collected by his professors, Margot Loyola and Violeta Parra, the Conjunto Cancumen, and Gabriela Pizarro. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., March 15, 1960. The collection includes a 1-page song list with titles and descriptions. (AFS 11,621) (LWO 3064 reel 1)

Virginia Dalton Yerby and Edna Smith Dalton collection (AFC 1961/001)
One 10-inch tape of folk songs and song fragments sung by Virginia Dalton Yerby and her mother Edna Smith Dalton. Recorded in the recording studio of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. The collection includes a two-page log. Keywords: Civil War, Kansas, medicine shows, Ireland. (AFS 11,858) (LWO 3168 reel 1) [catalog record]

Reverend Robert Wilkins recordings collection (AFC 1964/007)
One 10-inch tape of songs by Reverend Robert Wilkins (with guitar), of Memphis, Tennessee. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Studio A, Washington, D.C., by Joseph C. Hickerson and Richard K. Spottswood on February 17, 1964. (AFS 12,032) (LWO 4227) [catalog record]

Television Program on Folk Music (AFC 1964/016)
One 7-inch tape of a television program of American folk music narrated and sung by George and Jean Foss. Recorded by WMAL, Washington, D.C., July 1963. The collection includes 3 pages of song lists. (AFS 12,074) (LWO 4197) [catalog record]

George W. Kay Collection (AFC 1965/005)
Two 10-inch tapes of George Kay interviewing Roy Carew about his memories of ragtime pianists who performed in New Orleans and Chicago in the first decade of the 1900s, including Jelly Roll Morton, Tony Jackson, and others. Carew also discusses his life in the 1920s; his association with Jelly Roll Morton in New York in the 1930s; ragtime structure; James P. Johnson and a comparison of the Midwestern ragtime styles of Joplin with the New York stride or "shout" piano; early music publishers and written scores; and the relationship of ragtime to jazz. Carew illustrates his reminiscences with piano performances of other composers’ rags, as well as some of his originals. Collection also includes a recording of a Sidney Bechet Memorial from the Felix Grant Show,” broadcast by WMAI, Washington, D.C., May 14, 1964. The collection includes logs. (AFS 12,304-12,305) [catalog record]

Gloria Greene Singing "The Mouse Who Lived on the Hill" (AFC 1965/019)
One 12-inch disc of a version of the children's song, "The mouse who lived on the hill," also known as "Frog's courtship," sung by 12-year old Gloria Greene. According to a letter dated May 9, 1947 written by Gloria's mother, Nellie Venture Greene, the song was discovered by Nellie Venture Greene, a resident of Washington, D.C., during her research for an article titled "Childlore from the Negro," for the journal Childhood Education. The letter includes the text of the song. (AFS 12,352) (3 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 403A) [catalog record]

Joseph A. Winn Recordings (AFC 1967/004)
One 7-inch tape of folksongs, recitations, and early 20th century popular and army songs performed by Joseph A. Winn of Bethesda, Maryland, formerly of Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. Recorded in Accokeek, Maryland, by Joseph C. Hickerson, October 15, 1966. The collection includes a 2-page log. (AFS 12,597) (1 hour; LWO 4985) [catalog record]

James Dickey Guitar Recordings (AFC 1968/001)
Thirty-two songs played on 6- and 12- string guitar by James Dickey, Poetry Consultant at the Library of Congress. Recorded in the Recording Laboratory of the Library of Congress, by Rae Korson and John Howell, June 7, 1968. The collection includes a one-page log. (AFS 13,111) (LWO 5358) [catalog record]

Elizabeth Wilson Recordings (AFC 1968/003)
Three 16-inch discs of instrumentals and songs played on plucked dulcimer and sung by Elizabeth Wilson of New York City. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., , June 3, 1946. (AFS 13,113-13,115) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 423A)

Dorothy M. Spencer Recordings of Gujarati Bhajans and Hindu Chants (AFC 1968/004)
Two 12-inch discs recorded by Dorothy Spencer in the Recording Laboratory of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May 24, 1946. Gujarati bhajans ("devotional songs") and mantras ("chants") sung by Mr. Pandit; passages from the Bhagavad Gita sung by Dr. Haridas T. Mazumdar; and Kusti (Zoroastrian) prayers sung by Mrs. C. E. Nonavutty, a Parsi residing in Bombay, Maharashtra. The collection includes 9 pages of correspondence and engineer's notes. (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 423) [catalog record]

Readings from the Bhagavad Gita (AFC 1968/005)
Two 12-inch discs of readings from the Bhagavad Gita sung by Dr. Haridas T. Muzumbar. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., in the Recording Laboratory by Dorothy Spencer, May 24, 1946. (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 423B)

Chen-hu Cha Recordings of Ch'in Music (AFC 1968/006)
Five 16-inch discs of flute and lute (ch'in) pieces played by Mr. C. H. Cha (LCNA Zha, Fuxi), of Soochow, China. Recorded at the Library of Congress in the Recording Laboratory, October 16, 1945. The collection includes 1/8 inch of correspondence, engineer's notes, and notes about the recordings by C.H. Cha, Chin-Yu Institute, China. (preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 423B-424A) [catalog record]

Eugenia Syriotis / Folksongs from Greece (AFC 1968/017)
One 10-inch tape of 8 folksongs from Greece, sung by Eugenia Syriotis (Mrs. Eugenia Burk). Recorded at Edgewood Recording Studios, Washington, D.C., January 24, 1968. The collection includes a song list. (AFS 13,472) (LWO 5256) [catalog record]

Benjamin A. Botkin Duplication Project, 1950-1958 (AFC 1970/042)
Four 10-inch tapes of narratives, radio programs, and songs recorded in California, Colorado, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, and Washington, D.C., by Benjamin A. Botkin and the Voice of America, 1949-58. The collection includes five pages of notes and Botkin's Western trip of 1950, Voice of America folklore programs; air checks from ca. 1952-53 including a program honoring Carl Sandburg's 75th birthday; and selections from Botkin's Southern trip of 1949. (includes AFS 14,218-14,221) (8 hours; LWO 6080) [catalog record]

Ed McDermott recording project (AFC 1970/057)
Two 7-inch tapes of an interview and 19 instrumentals played on fiddle by Ed McDermott, who immigrated to New York City from County Leitrim, Ireland, in 1915. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Alan Jabbour, October 4, 1970. The collection includes six pages of song lists and notes. (AFS 14,270-14,271; AFS 14272) (LWO 6125; LWO 6126) [catalog record]

National Folk Festival, 1960 (AFC 1971/005)
Seven 7-inch tapes of folk songs and performances, including Bob Beers of New Year, Montana, Leslie Skeen of Denville, West Virginia, and the Lester Wolfe Group. Recorded by Voice of America during the National Folk Festival in Washington, D.C., June 1 and 4, 1960. The collection includes 2 pages of song lists. (AFS 14,420-14,426) (3 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 6326) [catalog record]

I heard it through the true vine / by Flora Molton (AFC 1971/052)
One 7-inch 45 rpm disc of "The Sun Will Shine in Vietnam" and "I Heard It Through the True Vine," sung with guitar by Flora Molton, and accompanied by Ed Morris. Probably recorded in Washington, D.C., ca.1970. The collection includes a 1-page description. (AFS 14,617) (8 minutes; Molton’s Record 0001-0002) [catalog record]

Eleanor Dickinson Collection (AFC 1970/001)
video recordings, sound recordings, manuscripts, photographs, graphic materials, and artifacts documents Protestant religious revival meetings of various denominations in the southern Appalachian region, primarily in Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, and Georgia. The collection includes interviews with church leaders and members of congregations, and documentation of religious services, healing services, revivals, hymn singing, sermons, snake handling, and other religious rites and customs recorded by Eleanor Dickinson from 1968 to 1991. Includes some recordings made in Washington, D.C. [catalog record]

Robert E. Ruckman Recordings of Old-time Music (AFC 1971/022)
One 10-inch tape of instrumentals performed on banjo, fiddle, guitar, and steel guitar by the Victory Hillbillies (Gilbert and Ferdinand Coates, Mr. Dempsey, and Herbert Ruckman), originally of Ruckman, West Virginia. Originally recorded in Washington, D.C., ca. 1930s. The collection includes three pages of correspondence and lists. (AFS 14,556) (LWO 6181) [catalog record]

American Folklore Society annual meeting, Washington, D.C., 1971 (AFC 1972/039)
One 7-inch tape of a discussions from the Place-Names session of American Folklore Society annual meeting, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1971. Recording is incomplete. (AFS 15,228) (LWO 7047) [catalog record]

E.M. Blevins Recording Project (AFC 1973/003)
One 7-inch tape of banjo tunes played by E. M. Blevins on banjo sometimes accompanied by Alan Jabbour on fiddle. Recorded at the Jabbour's home in Washington, D.C., by Jabbour, January 5, 1973. The collection includes a 1-page log and notes. (AFS 15,401) (32 minutes; LWO 7173) [catalog record]

Flora Molton Recording Project (AFC 1973/039)
One 7-inch tape of 8 songs and comments sung with guitar by Flora Molton. Recorded in Washington, D.C. by Joseph C. Hickerson, November 16, 1973. The collection includes a 1-page log. (AFS 16,981) (30 minutes; LWO 7590) [catalog record]

University of Maryland Folklore Archive Collection (AFC 1974/024)
Thirteen 10-inch tapes of student collections from the University of Maryland, under the supervision of George G. Carey, 1967-1970. Recorded in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, West Virginia. Includes urban folklore, Pennsylvania Dutch traditions, mining folklore, Rhodesian folk tales, ghost tales, children's rhymes, Irish folklore, rugby songs, songs by Flora Molton, Girl Scout songs, college songs, etc. The collection includes 2.5 linear inches of logs and notes. (AFS 17,391-17,403) [catalog record]

Harmonica Playing and Spiritual Singing by Bennie Lee Hodges (AFC 1974/032)
Two 10-inch tapes of songs played on harmonica and spirituals played and sung by Bennie Lee Hodges. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Gerald E. Parsons and John E. Howell, December 3, 1974. (1 hour; LWO 8230) (AFS 17,469-17,470)

John and Ginny Dildine Collection (AFC 1975/001)
Approximately 150 5-inch, 7-inch, and 10-inch tapes of Washington, D.C., area folk music radio programs and events. Includes performances and interviews with area and nationally known musicians, including the New Lost City Ramblers, Bob Beers, Tom Paley, Carolyn Hester, Pete Seeger, Char [Charlotte] Daniels, Dave Sear, Rchard Farina, and Paul Clayton among others. [catalog record]

John Dildine Collection (AFC 1975/024)
Twenty-eight 7-inch tapes of songs and ballads performed by Paul Clayton, Char Daniels, Hutch Morris, Tom Paley, and Eric Von Schmidt. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by John R. Dildine, late 1950s. The collection includes 27 pages of logs. (AFS 17,469-17470) (7 hours; LWO 8505) [catalog record]

Percy Danforth interview (AFC 1976/022)
Two 10-inch tapes and one videocassette of sand dancing and bone playing performed by Percy Danforth. Danforth learned to sand dance and play the bones from black teenagers in Washington, D.C., circa 1916. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Gerald E. Parsons, August 20-21, 1975. (AFS 18,099-18,101) (LWO 8661; LVR 145; RVR 145)

John Cephas Recordings Collection (AFC 1976/030)
One 5-inch tape and 1 7-inch tape of blues singer and guitar player John Cephas, originally of Washington, D.C. Recorded by himself at the D.C. National Guard Armory in Washington, D.C., 1975; and by Mike Rivers, Joseph Wilson, and Richard Spottswood in Silver Spring, Maryland, June 9, 1976. (AFS 18,723-18,724) (LWO 9102)

L. H. Caldwell Pennsylvania Dutch Songs (AFC 1976/032)
One 7-inch tape of Kansas and Pennsylvania German family lore and six songs sung and spoken by L. Harold Caldwelll of Wichita, Kansas. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Gerald E. Parsons, December 22, 1975. The collection includes 1/4 linear inch of a bibliography, correspondence, and notes. Includes "Chingly Chan" songs. (AFS 18,732) (LWO 9104)

1977 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection (AFC 1977/003)
Consists of manuscript and print materials, audio recordings, and graphic materials that document the 1977 concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The annual series, which began in 1977, features the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. The concerts take place on the Neptune Plaza at the front of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress between April and October. The 1977 series was produced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following describes materials from the June 29, 1977, concert of Andean music performed by Los Rumi Songos of Washington, D.C.

AFC 1977/003:Folder 11: Concert fliers, press release, and news clippings.

LWO 9567 reels 1-2: Two 10-in tapes containing the concert. (1 hour)

AFC 1977/003:Envelope 7: One sheet of black-and-white 35mm (35 images) from the concert. Photographed by Carl Fleischhauer.

Ethnic Recordings in America: A Neglected Heritage Conference (AFC 1977/010)
Nine 10-inch tapes of proceedings and concerts from the Ethnic Recordings in America: A Neglected Heritage Conference including talks by Geno Baroni, Daniel Boorstin, Norman Cohen, James S. Griffith, Pekka Gronow, Joseph Hickerson, Alan Jabbour, Robert B. Klymacz, Don Leavitt, Richard K. Spottswood, and Chris Strachwitz, and performances by Zespot Harnasie, Lydia Mendoza, and the Polish Highlander Band. Recorded in Washington, D.C. at the Library of Congress, January 24-26, 1977. The collection includes 11 pages of logs and a photocopied program from the conference. (AFS 18,931-18,939) (LWO 9368 reels 1-9)

Elizabeth Atwood and Catherine Walker Collection of Black Children's Chants (AFC 1977/028)
Two 10-inch tapes of African American children's chanted "cheers," ring games, clapping/rhyming songs, jump-rope related songs all by sixth grade girls of the Brightwood School, Washington, D.C.; also an interview with Jean Alexander concerning these. Recorded in October 1976 by Elizabeth Atwood and Catherine Walker. The collection includes 14 color slides and one folder of logs. (4 hours; LWO 9621 reels 1-2) (AFS 19,146-19,147) [catalog record]

Irish Folklore by Susan Meehan (AFC 1977/033)
One 5-inch reel of Irish family folklore and songs including lullabies, drinking songs, and lyric fragments by Susan Meehan of Washington, D.C. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., by Gerald E. Parsons and David Shorey, October 25, 1977. The collection includes a log. (AFS 19,157) (13 minutes; LWO 9773)

Sue Pearl Williams Collection of Baptist Revival Services (AFC 1977/034)
Three 10-inch tapes of African American Baptist revival services from the Antioch Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina, and the Tried Stone Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Recorded by Sue Pearl Williams, October 4-7, 24, 1977. The collection includes 3 pages of administrative materials and notes. (AFS 19,158-19,160) (LWO 9773) [catalog record]

Jonas Balys collection (AFC 1953/016)
Collection of field recordings of Lithuanian and a few Polish and Greek folk and popular songs, and dance music recorded in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin. Recorded by Jonas Balys from 1949-1959, sponsored by the American Philosophical Society and Indiana University. The collection includes an alphabetic index of songs, copies of six diaries of field notes and song texts, mostly in Lithuanian, with a few translations into English. Genres include ballads, drinking songs, emigrant songs, flax working songs, harvest songs, herding songs, hunting songs, orphan songs, patriotic songs, religious songs, soldiers' songs, wedding songs, Christmas and Lenten songs, and a few hymns. The collection also includes tales, legends, beliefs, customs, and folk medical practices from Lithuania. [catalog record]

1978 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection (AFC 1978/004)
Consists of manuscript and print materials, audio recordings, and graphic materials that document the 1978 Neptune Plaza Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The annual series, which began in 1977, features the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. The concerts take place on the Neptune Plaza at the front of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress between April and October. The 1978 series was produced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following details documenation from the September 28, 1978, concert by the gospel group Mentrotone Baptist Church Singers, of Washington, D.C.

AFC 1978/004: Folder 18: One folder containing concert fliers, news clipping, and correspondence.

LWO 12,421 R1-2: Two tapes containing the concert. (1 hour)

AFC 1978/004: Envelope 11: One envelope containing one sheet of black-and-white negatives from the concert (36 images). Photographer unknown.

AFC 1978/004: Folder 19: One black-and-white contact sheet of images from the concert (36 images). Photographer unknown.

Scott Odell Collection (AFC 1978/032)
Seven 10-inch tapes of Appalachian string band music performed by Kyle Creed, Ernest Hodges, Tommy Jarrell, Sidney Myers and others. Recorded in Vermont, southwest Virginia, and at the Festival of American Folklife in Washington, D.C., by Scott Odell of the Smithsonian Institution's Division of Musical Instruments, 1966-1970. The collection includes 57 pages of logs, lyric transcriptions, notes, and photocopies of photographs. (AFS 19,334-19,340) (LWO 9187) [catalog record]

1979 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection (AFC 1979/006)
Consists of manuscript and print materials, audio recordings, and graphic materials that document the 1979 Neptune Plaza Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The annual series, which began in 1977, features the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. The concerts take place on the Neptune Plaza at the front of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress between April and October. The 1979 series was produced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts. [catalog record] [finding aid]

Ed Morris Duplication Project (AFC 1979/021)
Twelve 10-inch tapes of performances by and interviews with African American and folk revival musicians including Wilbert "Big Chief" Ellis, Ed Green, John Jackson, Skip James, George Jazz, Buddy Boy Jenkins, Raun MacKinnon, Bill McCulloh, Randy Mason, Frank Mizell, Flora Molton, and Ed Morris. Recorded in Virginia and Washington, D.C., by Ed Morris, Charles Perdue, and others, 1963-1965. The collection includes 22 pages of logs and notes. [Note: the logs are incomplete, therefore there may be additional related material contained in the collection.]

AFC 1979/021: AFS 19,346: One 10-inch tape containing 31 songs performed by William Henry Bruce, Ed Green, and Flora Molton. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at Ed and Anne Morris’s apartment near Dupont Circle, and in Adams Morgan at the Ontario Place Coffeehouse by Ed Morris, 1963-1964. (30 minutes; LWO 12,314)

AFC 1979/021: AFS 19,349: One 10-inch tape containing 29 songs performed by Ed Green, George Jazz, Bill McCulloch, Raun MacKinnon, and Ed Morris. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at Dupont Circle, at Ed and Anne Morris’s apartment near Dupont Circle, and in Adams Morgan at the Ontario Place Coffeehouse, by Ed Morris, 1963-1964. (30 minutes; LWO 12,314)

AFC 1979/021: AFS 19,351: One 10-inch tape containing 18 songs performed by Randy Mason, Frank Mizell, and Ed Morris. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at Ed and Anne Morris’s apartment near Dupont Circle, by Ed Morris, summer 1963. (30 minutes; LWO 12,314)

The Archive of Folk Song at Work, lecture by Joseph C. Hickerson for the Archive's 50th Anniversary (AFC 1979/023)
One 10-inch tape of Joseph C. Hickerson describing 10 selections excerpted from the Archive’s holdings, eight of which were used in the Archive of Folk Song at Work exhibit at the Library of Congress in celebration of the Archive’s 50th Anniversary, November 1978. The collection includes 3 pages of logs and notes. (AFS 19,358) (12 minutes; LWO 12,757) [catalog record]

Herbert Halpert Interview (AFC 1979/024)
One 10-inch tape of an interview with Herbert Halpert regarding his experiences collecting folklore for the WPA in New York City and elsewhere. Conducted by Peggy Farber and recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress in Studio "B", November 17, 1978. The collection includes six pages of content lists and notes. (AFS 19,359) (LWO 12,530) [catalog record]

Flora Molton soundtrack, 1972 (AFC 1979/031)
One 7-inch tape of Flora Molton singing and delivering sermon "The Rejected Stone" at Hagar’s Universal Spiritual Church. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Dave Deutch, c.1972; and an interview with Molton recorded by Josh Brooks broadcast live on WHFS-FM, 1972. The collection includes 2 pages of descriptions and logs. (AFS 19,369) (10 minutes; LWO 12,890) [catalog record]

Joe Wilson recordings of Benny Thomasson (AFC 1979/101)
Three 7-inch tapes of Benny Thomasson and Sons performing various fiddle tunes with the accompaniment of two guitars. Includes conversation about the tunes. Recorded at Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., November 16, 1978, as part of the 50th anniversary of the Archive of Folk Song, by Joe Wilson, NCTA (National Council for Traditional Arts). (AFS 19,376-19,378) [catalog record]

Washington Conference on American Folk Custom Collection (AFC 1980/009)
One audiocassette of keynote address given by Wayland D. Hand, Emeritus Professor of German and Folklife at the UCLA, during the Washington Conference on American Folk Custom, with an introduction by Alan Jabbour. Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., by the American Folklife Center, October 4, 1980. The collection includes one box of administrative materials, biographical material, notes, and program material. Sessions include: The Life Cycle and Other Rites of Passage, The Customs of Domestic and Social Life, Occupational and Industrial Folklife, Calendrical Customs, and Customary Law. (AFS 22,161) (RYA 2517)

1980 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection (AFC 1980/012)
Consists of manuscript and print materials, audio recordings, and graphic materials that document the 1980 Neptune Plaza Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The annual series, which began in 1977, features the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. The concerts take place on the Neptune Plaza at the front of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress between April and October. The 1980 series was produced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts. [catalog record] [finding aid]

Alice Fletcher Plains Indian Music on Cylinders (AFS 20,308-20,326)
Nineteen 10-inch tapes of North American Plains Indian music originally recorded on cylinders in the Midwest and Washington, D.C., by Alice Cunningham Fletcher, 1896-1905. Transferred from the National Archives, 1948.

1977 Inaugural folk dance and concert collection (AFC 1980/039)
Eight 10-inch tapes of musical performances by numerous artists including Beau Soleil, Jimmy Driftwood, John Jackson, and Ralph Stanley from folk and ethnic music and dance events celebrating the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the National Visitors Center and at Union Station, January 18 and 21, 1977. The collection includes 1 3/4 linear inches of correspondence, logs, performance releases, programs, and schedules. (15 hours; RWA 110-116, RWA 8051) [catalog record]

Walter E. Barton interview conducted by Gerald E. Parsons and Margaret B. Parsons, 1981 June 27 (AFC 1984/068)
Four 7-inch tapes of an interview with Walter E. Barton concerning his memories of life in Posey County, Indiana, in the early 1900s. He discusses family life, farm life, childhood activities, herbal remedies, and his decision to leave Indiana. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Gerald E. Parsons, Jr. and Margaret B. Parsons, June 27, 1981. The collection includes one contact sheet of 19 black-and-white images, 29 pages of correspondence, interview data, logs, newspaper articles, a speech transcript, tape summaries, and one hand-drawn map of Barton's home. (AFS 22,486-22,489) (4 hours; RXA 4044-4047)

Charles H. Jones family wedding collection (AFC 1986/054)
One 10-inch tape of ceremony and reception of Marilyn Francis Fletcher and Charles Henry Jones, Jr. wedding with accompanying narration by Foster’s Candid Recordings. Recorded at Calvary Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1949. The collection includes 12 pages of correspondence, logs, and newspaper clippings. (AFS 24,206) (RWB 2291) [catalog record]

The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection (AFC 1986/022)
Fifty-nine 10-inch tapes of public speeches and other utterances containing dialect samples, recorded at various locations in North America by various collectors, and compiled by the Center for Applied Linguistics for a project entitled "A Survey and Collection of American English Dialect Recordings." The collection includes fourteen linear inches of documentation, including an introduction and preface, a list of contents, content summaries, and transcripts. Collectors and interviewees vary, representing approximately 43 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Canada, and Puerto Rico. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFC 1986/022: AFS 24,356A3: One tape containing a conversation with Phyllis Marie Scott, an 11-year old black female, about jump rope rhymes, games, and football. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Ralph W. Fasold, October 30, 1968. (9 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFC 1986/022: AFS 24,356A4: One tape containing a conversation with Andrea Carroll, a 10-year old black female, about games she plays, television, school, and teachers. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Ralph W. Fasold, 1968. (9 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFC 1986/022: AFS 24,356A5: One tape containing a conversation with Lynn Postell, a 12-year old black female, about families, pets, school, friendships, and games. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Ralph W. Fasold, 1968. (9 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFC 1986/022: AFS 24,356B1: One tape containing a conversation with Alfred Thompson, an 18-year old black male, about childhood games and television. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Ralph Rasold, April 18, 1968. (11 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFC 1986/022: AFS 24,356B3: One tape containing a conversation with Jerry Hood, a 19-year old black male, about childhood games, television, and movies. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Ralph W. Fasold, May 14, 1968. (11 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFC 1986/022: AFS 24,356B4: One tape containing a conversation with Charles Ward, a 16-year old black male, about pets, school, pranks played on teachers, and friendships. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Ralph W. Fasold, June 3, 1968. (12 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFC 1986/022: AFS 24,356B5: One tape containing a conversation with Tajuana Hawkins, a 14-year old black female, about television, movies, school, school, and friendships. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Ralph W. Fasold, July 25, 1968. (11 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFC 1986/022: AFS 24,357A1: One tape containing a conversation with Ronald Rich, a 22-year old black male about childhood games, television, movies, music, school, and friends. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Ralph W. Fasold, July 10, 1968. (14 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFC 1986/022: AFS 24,357A2: One tape containing a conversation with Brenda Taylor, a 24-year old black female, about childhood games, television, movies, school, and college. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Ralph W. Fasold, August 3, 1968. (14 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFC 1986/022: AFS 24,357A3: One tape containing a conversation with Frances Wingfield, a 31-year old black female, about childhood games, television, movies, and schools. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Ralph W. Fasold, January 1969. (14 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFC 1986/022: AFS 24,357A4: One tape containing a conversation with William Taylor, a 43-year old black male, about Washington Senators baseball, television, pets, childhood games, and school. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Ralph W. Fasold, May 22, 1968. (14 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFC 1986/022: AFS 24,357B1: One tape containing a conversation with Melvin Sampson, a 24-year old black male, about pets, school, and practical jokes. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Ralph w. Fasold, May 22, 1968. (14 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFC 1986/022: AFS 24,357B2: One tape containing a conversation with LeRoy Warfield, a 56-year old black male, about his personal history, gangsters, pets, school, and childhood games. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Ralph W. Fasold, June 3, 1968. (14 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFC 1986/022: AFS 24,357B3: One tape containing a conversation with E. Williams, a 50+-year old black female, about childhood games, television, pets, and school. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Ralph W. Fasold, 1968. (14 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

AFC 1986/022: AFS 24,357B4: One tape containing a conversation with Raphael Smith, a 61-year old black male, about childhood games, television, and movies. Recorded in Washington, DC, by Ralph W. Fasold, 1968. (13 minutes) [audio] [transcript]

Greater Washington Ceili Club Dance with Buddy MacMaster and Maybelle Chisolm MacQueen, November 23, 1986 (AFC 1986/025)
One audiocassette of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, fiddler Buddy MacMaster and pianist Maybelle Chisolm MacQueen performing for a dance, accompanied by John Pellerin on fiddle, and stepdancing. Recorded at the Greater Washington Ceili Club ceili at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Washington, D.C., November 23, 1986. (AFS 24,360) (RYA 6547) [catalog record]

1986 Buddy MacMaster, Maybelle Chisolm MacQueen, and John Pellerin Concert Collection (AFC 1986/026)
Concert of traditional Cape Breton music performed by Buddy MacMaster, fiddle; Maybelle Chisolm MacQueen, piano; and John Pellerin, stepdance and fiddle; all from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; performed in concert at Carmichael Auditorium, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., November 23, 1986. Recorded by Jesse Winch. (AFS 24,359) (RYA 6546)

Tennessee Arts Commission Folk Arts Program / A Tennessee Homecoming Collection (AFC 1986/032)
One audiocassette of a radio program produced by the Tennessee Arts Commission Folk Arts Program and distributed by National Public Radio for broadcast October 27, 1986. Show presents highlights from Tennessee's program at the 1986 Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife in Washington, D.C. Narrated by John Hartford. Listening January 8, 1987: Produced by Bruce Nemerov and Robert Cogswell; written by Charles K. Wolfe. Complete program title: A Tennessee Homecoming: Folk Arts at the Smithsonian's 20th Festival of American Folklife. Performers include fiddlers Frazier Moss and Bob Douglas; blues musician Jessie Mae Hemphill; balladeer Johnny Ray Hicks; storyteller Parks Townsend; blues pianist Booker T. Laury; gospel groups The Fairfield Four, the Duck Creek Quartet, and the Hemphill Singers; string-jazz band Armstrong, Bogan and Armstrong. Rockabillies the Original Sun Rhythm Band; and blues artists the Fieldstones; and moonshiner Hamper McBee. Other topics include folk medicine, barbeque, sawmilling, marble-making, and the Rolley Hole marble game.

Washington Meeting on Folk Art (AFC 1987/004)
Visual and written records of a 2-day public meeting on folk art; presentations by scholars, collectors, curators, and others. See related publication Folk Art and Art Worlds, edited by John Michael Vlach and Simon J. Bronner (Utah State University Press, 1992.)

Nicolas G. Schidlovsky Old Believers Collection (AFC 1987/031)
Twenty-six 10-inch tapes of Old Believers' services and religious singing, and copies of a published recording of Russian church bells and religious chant. Recorded in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., by Nicolas G. Schidlovsky, 1972-85. The collection includes seven photographs, a six-page brochure entitled "Old Believers," and one linear inch of concordances, notes, photocopies of chant notations, recording logs, and early Slavic neumes. (AFS 25,956-25,981) (RWB 6101-6126)

Pete Seeger and the Hudson River Sloop Singers concerts, 1971 (AFC 1988/010)
Five 7-inch tapes of Pete Seeger and the Hudson River Sloop Singers Concerts. Recorded at Lisner Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University, Washington, D.C., November 12th and 13th, 1971. (AFS 26,172-26,176) [catalog record]

"Sounds from the Library of Congress" Collection (AFC 1988/014)
One audiocassette of intermission interviews related to folklore and ethnomusicology for broadcast on radio WGMS-FM's concerts at the Coolidge Auditorium Programs. Includes: 1) "Bonaparte's Retreat," with Alan Jabbour, aired November 6, 1987. Recorded by Michael Donaldson at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., in the Recording Laboratory. Pre-recorded interviews used during broadcasts. Several of these spots concerned folk-related topics. Contains versions of the fiddle tune as performed or set by Marcus Martin, W.M. Stepp, Aaron Copland, Pewee King, Kay Starr, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

"In Country": A Concert and Symposium on the Folksong Traditions of the Vietnam-Era Soldier, July 13, 1989 (AFC 1990/005)
Four 10-inch tapes, 2 DATs, 22 black-and-white prints and negatives, and 4 videocassettes of "In Country: A Concert and Symposium on the Folksong Traditions of the Vietnam-Era Soldier," presented by the American Folklife Center. Concert performers include Bill Dower and six Marines, Dolf Droge, James "Bull" Durham, Bill Ellis, Tom Price, Chuck Rosenberg, and Robin Thomas, with commentary by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, Congressman Lane Edwards, and Alan Jabbour. Symposium participants include Cecil Currey, Dower, Droge, Durham, Ellis, Lydia M. Fish, Toby Hughes, Jabbour, Harold Langley, and Rosenberg. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress in Coolidge Auditorium, July 13, 1989. The collection includes 5 linear inches of articles, correspondence, promotional material, and notes. Symposium (possibly held in Whittall Pavilion) on "Folksongs in the Military and the Folksong Collection of the late General Edward Lansdale," with Cecil Currey, Lydia Fish, and Harold Langley.

Terrence Lisbeth Collection of Washington, D.C., Folklife Presentation Events (AFC 1990/024)
One videocassette of footage recorded by Terrence Lisbeth at American Folklife Center and Smithsonian Folklife presentation events in 1989-90[?]. Includes footage shot at the Festival of American Folklife on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and portions of four American Folklife Center Neptune Plaza Concerts, 1989 and 1990 [possibly Ganya, bluegrass, klezmer, Hungarian].

Italian-American Holiday Foodways Demonstration Collection (AFC 1993/003)
One audiocassette of a demonstration by Lorenzo and Eleonora Lazzaro, owners of Mamma Lucia Italian Delicatessen in Wheaton, Maryland, preparating of Italian-American Christmas foods including fried pastries: Cenci, Crostali, Tortelli de Vino, and Pignolata. Recorded at the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C., December 15, 1993. The presenter was Phyllis A. Lesansky. The collection includes a flyer for the event which includes recipes for the above pastries.

Mike Seeger Collection (AFC 1995/004)
Two hundred and seventy-five 10-inch tapes of bluegrass, country, and folk music, recorded in California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia, primarily by Mike Seeger, 1953-67. The collection includes three linear inches of computer disks, correspondence, notes, and photos. These tapes supplement his collections already in the archive. Includes some examples made by other collectors, including recordings of autoharpist, John Kilby Snow recorded by Blaine Jaeger. Bluegrass music predominates this collection. A number of the tapes were recorded from radio and TV programs. Bluegrass performers represented include Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, Don Reno, and Red Smiley. Tapes also include interviews with country music artists of the 1920s and 1930s including Tom Ashley, Sam and Kirk McGee, Ernest V. Stoneman, Gid Tanner, and Frank Walker. In their reminiscences with Seeger, they speak of many other old-time musicians whom they knew and worked with, life on the road, musical sources, etc. Also includes Elizabeth Cotten. Compilation of logs and indexes is located in numerical file. [catalog record]

The 10th Annual World Folk Music Association Benefit Concert (AFC 1995/040)
One CD of a sound recording of the 10th Annual World Folk Music Association Benefit Concert. Held at the Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., January, 1995.

American Roots Fourth of July 1994 (AFC 1996/011)
Two audiocassettes of portions of the second annual American Roots Fourth of July concert hosted by Georges Collinet and Nick Spitzer. Performers include the ReBirth Brass Band, a New Orleans Jazz band; Edwin Colon Zayas y Familia Colon, a Puerto Rican jibaro band from Orocovis, Puerto Rico; the Akwesasne Mohawk Singers, a Native American group from the North American Indian Traveling College near Hogansburg, New York; the Johnson Mountain Boys, bluegrass performers from the Washington, DC area; and Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Cajun musicians from Louisiana. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Sylvan Theater (near the Washington Monument), July 4, 1994. Sponsored by Folk Masters, the National Council for the Traditional Arts, National Park Service, National Public Radio, and Radio Smithsonian. The collection includes 29 pages of correspondence and notes. [catalog record]

Endangered Music / Mickey Hart Radio Program and Interview (AFC 1996/012)
Two audiocassettes relating to The Spirit Cries, including Anne McLean's interview of Mickey Hart recorded June 15, 1992. The second cassette is a radio program entitled "Endangered Music from the New World Rain Forests" which contains examples from the published recording The Spirit Cries, and excerpts from the interview. This program was aired over WETA-FM, Washington, D.C., September 28, 1992. Recordings were made by Mike Donaldson and Larry Appelbaum of the Library of Congress, and produced by Anne McLean and Appelbaum.

Larry Appelbaum / "Remembering Ralph Rinzler" Collection (AFC 1996/013)
One 7-inch tape of a collage of memories and tales about Ralph Rinzler by his friends and colleagues, James Early, Richard Kurin, Jeffrey LaRiche, and Mike Seeger. This was broadcast on WPFW-FM, Washington, D.C., July 17, 1994. The show was hosted by Larry Appelbaum and produced by Melinda Messore.

June Apple Demonstration Tape Collection (AFC 1996/025)
One audiocassette of a demo tape made to send to organizers of folk dances in the Washington, D.C., area. Contains 6 medleys of folk dance tunes for contra and square dancing, including "Devil's Dream"/"Old Grey Cat"/"Marcel Martin," "Out on the Ocean"/"Rose in the Heather"/"Atholl Highlanders," "March of St. Timothy"/"Mairi's Wedding," "Enrichez-vous" (waltz), "Shenandoah Falls"/"Colde Frosty Morning"/"Kitchen Girl," and "Far from Home"/"Road to California"/"Trip to Windsor." The members of June Apple are: Alice Markham, piano Jeff Steinberg, fiddle Howard Markham, concertina Bob Garber, clarinet Mike McGeary, banjo

Jim Lloyd / BBC "Folk on 2" Radio Broadcast Collection (AFC 1996/031)
Four audiocassettes and one CD of several of folk music broadcasts donated by Jim Lloyd, producer and presenter of the British Broadcasting Company's radio program "Folk on 2." The material consists of a recording of his 25th anniversary program (broadcast on April 5, 1995), which documents the English folk music scene of the early 1970s, an interview with Peggy Seeger (broadcast on February 14, 1996) that covers the evolution of her career from the beginning of the folk music revival up to the early 1990s, and recordings and interviews from the 1996 Folk Alliance Conference in Washington, D.C. (broadcast on March 6, 1996). The Folk Alliance material features an interview with Joseph Hickerson, who gives a brief history of the American Folklife Center and Archive of Folk Culture and describes collections that would be of special interest to listeners in Great Britain. Other featured performers include: The Barra McNeils, Barry Dransfield, Bob Johnson, Peter Knight, Christine Kydd, and Martin Wyndham-Read.

1628 Intern House Parties Collection (AFC 1996/068)
One audiocassette of 23 fiddle tunes performed by Alan Jabbour and Scott Prouty, as well as conversation and stories from the others present, including Archive of Folk Culture interns John C. DeMetrick of Wakefield, Rhode Island; Maris Jaagosild of Tartu, Estonia; and Sara Zoe Patterson of Hudson, New York, as well as her housemate Christiane Lellig of Saar, Germany, and Alan Jabbour's daughter Rebecca, of Berkeley, California. Recorded at 1628 15th Street, NW, Washington, D.C, April 19, 1996. Sound quality is good for the fiddle tunes and harder to distinguish for the conversation.

"Shape-Note Singing" Concert with Hugh McGraw (AFC 1998/032)
One audiocassette and 1 videocassette of a performance by Hugh McGraw and members of the Sacred Harp Singers from Georgia and Alabama. Sponsored by the American Folklife Center and other divisions within the Library of Congress. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, July 24, 1998. [catalog record]

Local Legacies Collection (AFC 2000/001)
Four hundred and five linear feet (approximately 90,000 manuscript pages, 475 sound recordings, 13,000 graphic materials, 330 electronic media, and 75 artifacts) of documentation of local festivals, fairs, parades, and other community-based events from each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and trusts. The Local Legacies Collection was donated through the efforts of individuals, organizations, and institutions asked to participate by members of Congress. This project was part of the Library of Congress Bicentennial celebration in the year 2000. There is an online presentation of this collection entitled Community Roots. [catalog record] [online presentation] [Washington, D.C., Local Legacy]

Ethnographic Thesaurus Group, Second Meeting, May 11-12, 2001 (AFC 2001/010)
Recorded proceedings of the Second Meeting of the Ethnographic Thesaurus Group. Attending were Catherine H. Kerst, Ellen McHale, Marsha Maguire, Moira Smith, Michael Taft, Margaret Yocom, Suzanne Flandreau, Stephanie Smith, Dan Gardner, Dagobert Soergel, Jeff Field, Michael Pahn, Natalie Kelen. Other members of the American Folklife Center may have attended sections of this meeting. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May 11-12, 2001.

Chuck Brown Concert Collection (AFC 2002/014)
One videocassette of a concert by Chuck Brown, recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., July 24, 2002. Chuck Brown's go-go music is described in the program as a fusion of African rhythms, Pentecostal church call and response, rhythm and blues, with "doses of jazz, rock, or hip hop." The collection includes a concert review, publicity materials, and photographs. [catalog record]

Pete and Toshi Seeger Film Collection (AFC 2003/027)
Approximately 700 film and audio elements relating to Pete and Toshi Seeger's filmmaking from 1955-1965 at various locations in: Angola, Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Somoa, Sweden, Tanzania, Trinidad, Ukraine, and the United States. In the United States, locations include Beacon, New York; Circle Pines, Michigan; Hamilton, Ohio; Huntsville, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Madison, Wisconsin; New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Washington, DC, among others. Collection includes three bamboo flutes. [catalog record]

Warner Williams and Jay Summerour Concert and Interview collection (AFC 2003/038)
Collection consists of photographs, sound recordings, and video recordings documenting the concert; and sound and video recordings of an interview conducted by Barry Lee Pearson with the performers. Program flyer and publicity materials include two additional photographic prints of the performers. The duo, also known as "Little Bit of Blues," performs Piedmont-style acoustic blues music. Both performers are natives of the Washington, D.C., metro area. Recorded on the Neptune Plaza at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., September 11, 2003. [catalog record]

Sensacion Vallenata con Gustavo Nieto Concert Collection (AFC 2003/041)
Sound recording, videorecording, and photographs of the concert recorded December 11, 2003. The collection includes lyrics in Spanish for "La consentida," set list, program, and publicity materials. Gustavo Nieto, the group's leader and now a resident of the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, performs vallenato, acoustic dance music from the Colombian coastal region. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., as part of the Capitol Roots concert series, December 11, 2003. [catalog record]

La presenza italiana a Washington, D.C. : genesi, consistenza, identita by Christina Barbara Assouad (AFC 2003/054)
Thesis (laurea)--Università degli studi Macerata, 2001-2002.
Two bound volumes, in Italian, with some interviews and documents in English. Contains a history of Italian immigration with details on the role of the Italian Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., including information on Italian and Italian American stone carvers and sculptors. Some interviews are transcribed. [catalog record]

Eleanor Dickinson Interview (AFC 2004/006)
One audiocassette of an interview with folklorist and artist Eleanor Dickinson (originally of Tennessee), who documented the Pentecostal revival movement in the southeastern United States, often in Tennessee. Interview conducted by David A. Taylor of the American Folklife Center. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, April 1, 2004.

Washington Post seventh annual National Folk Festival program and note, 1940-1991 (AFC 2004/014)
Washington Post newspaper program (8 p.) for the seventh annual National Folk Festival, April 25-27, 1940, held in Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C., accompanied by one page note written by Ellen Grim, who may have attended the festival, signed "E. Grim, 1991." The program includes lists of participants, titles performed, and historical and performance notes. [catalog record]

Ethnographic Thesaurus Team Meeting, November 6-8, 2005 (AFC 2005/016)
Fourteen audiocassettes of the meeting of the Ethnographic Thesaurus Team, comprised of David Batty, Kristin Cooper Rainey, Jill Johnson, Catherine Kerst, Camilla Mortensen, and Michael Taft. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., November 6-8, 2005.

Ethnographic Thesaurus Team and Board Meeting, May 11-13, 2006 (AFC 2006/011)
Fourteen audiocassettes of the meeting of the Ethnographic Thesaurus Team and Board at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 11-13 May 2006. The Team members attending were Jill Johnson, Camilla Mortensen, Cathy Hiebert Kerst, David Batty, Kristin Rainey Cooper, and Michael Taft. The Board members attending were Marsha Maguire, Peggy Yocom, Maggie Kruesi, Robert Leopold, Moira Smith, and Ellen McHale.

Ethnographic Thesaurus Team Meeting, September 2006 Collection (AFC 2006/016)
Digital audio files of the Ethnographic Thesaurus Team meeting recorded at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., September 28-30, 2006. The team included David Batty, Jill Johnson, Catherine H. Kerst, Maggie Kruesi, Camilla Mortensen, and Michael Taft. Through conference calls, the meeting was also attended by Tim Lloyd of the American Folklore Society and Kristin Cooper-Rainey.

Ballad of the American Folklife Preservation Act sung by Bruce Collins (AFC 2006/052)
One DAT of "The Ballad of the Folklife Preservation Act," unaccompanied song performed by Bruce Collins, words by Bruce Collins; tune "Peter Wemberley." This ballad was written into the Congressional Record, House, September 8, 1975. The ballad honors Professor Archie Green, who worked for passage of the American Folklife Preservation Act. Recorded in the Library of Congress. Recording Laboratory on June 13, 2006 by Jonathan Gold, American Folklife Center. [catalog record]

North American Influence on a North Irish Folksong Collection, lecture by John Moulden (AFC 2007/011)
Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme, May 2, 2007. Moulden's lecture, "North American Influence on a North Irish Folksong Collection," is about the Sam Henry collection, "Songs of the People." John Moulden was interviewed on the same day by Stephen Winick in the LC Recording Laboratory. [catalog record]

Kay Shelemay Ethiopian Music Collection (AFC 2007/019)
One hundred three audio files of interviews conducted by Kay Shelemay with Ethiopian musicians and others involved in Ethiopian music. Most of the interviewees live in the Washington, D.C., area. The collection includes manuscript materials, digital photos, and published CDs and DVDs.

Robert "Sonny" Wood Interview on the 2008 Election (AFC 2008/039)
Interview with retired steel mill worker from Baltimore, Maryland, Robert "Sonny" Wood, age 70, about his background and his memories and feelings about Election Night, November 4, 2008. Mr. Wood recites his original poem, "Barack Hussein Obama," written on Election Night. Interviewed by Jennifer Cutting and filmed by Stephen Winick in studio LJ G33, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., December 9, 2008.

Andy Wallace Oral History Interviews Conducted by Nancy Groce (AFC 2008/040)
Digial audio files of an oral history interviews with Andy Wallace on December 2, 2008, July 8, 2009, and November 12, 2009 conducted by Nancy Groce. Recorded by Jonathan Gold in the Library of Congress Recording Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

Bruce Jackson oral history interview conducted Nancy Groce (AFC 2010/014)
Interview with folklorist and filmmaker Bruce Jackson regarding his collection and fieldwork conducted in prisons in Indiana, Missouri, and Texas; recordings at concerts and festivals including the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965, 1967-1968; interviews conducted at various events including Resurrection City, 1968; and interviews with and performances by various blues artists, folk artists, and others including poets and literary figures,1961-1980s. (1 hour) [catalog record]

Peggy Fleming Collection (AFC 2010/032)
Eighteen audiotapes, 28 black-and-white photographic prints, a 10-minute color documentary video, a CD-R of transcriptions, and manuscript documentation of the Capital Pool Checkers Club located at 813 S Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Documentation took place from 2006-2010. Documentation was created by Peggy Fleming, local historian and photographer in the Washington, D.C., area. Fleming interviewed and photographed club members. The main activity of this African American men's social club, founded in 1982, is playing the game of checkers. Includes a copy of Fleming's book Crown Me! Capital Pool Checkers Club (2010) autographed by the author and by many of the interviewees. [catalog record]

Capital Pool Checkers Club, 2011 March 18 : tradition, competition, and community in Washington, D.C. (AFC 2011/010)
Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture 2011, on March 18, 2011 in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress. Presenters included Peggy Fleming, photographer, filmmaker and author; Maurice Jackson, professor of history, Georgetown University; and Oliver Griffin and Tal Roberts, Capital Checker Club members. Included discussion of Fleming's video "Checkers at 9th and S" and her portrait photographs of members of the Capital Checker Club. [catalog record] [event flyer and webcast]

Peggy Fleming Film Collection (AFC 2011/018)
One film reel documenting 4th of July celebrations in a Washington, D.C. neighborhood from 1973-1975; and one film reel documenting the 1973 Music Festival at Cold Stream, West Virginia. [catalog record]

Nancy Groce Collection of 2009 Inauguration Photographs (AFC 2013/027)
Collection of digital color photographs of events immediately preceding and during the inauguration of Barack Obama as president of the United States taken by Nancy Groce in Washington, D.C. from January 17-20, 2009. The collection includes images of street vendors; shop windows and shop exteriors; flags, T-shirts, and photographs of crowds and individuals in attendance at various events; signs held by Obama supporters; signs held by protesters of the George W. Bush and Dick Cheney administration; as well as protestors promoting various causes. Many of the photographs were shot along 14th Street, NW and the U Street corridor; others were shot in the Howard-Shaw neighborhood, DuPont Circle, downtown Washington, D.C., and near or on the National Mall. [catalog record]

Ongoing Series recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.:

Homegrown Concert Series
Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series
Symposia

 

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