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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: January 2011


For additional information about Archive of Folk Culture collections, contact the Folklife Reading Room. To request copies, see our webpages regarding audio materials and photographic materials. Please refer to the AFC and/or AFS numbers when requesting information. All indications of time duration listed in this finding aid are estimates.

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 recordings and performances and because they 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 are from D.C., they have been provided a fuller description in the main body of this guide.

AFC 1935/002: John A. Lomax Southern States Collection, 1933-1937
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]

AFS 717-719; 721: 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; tape copy onf LWO 4872 reels 50B-51A)

AFS 1859A2: 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; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 131B)

AFS 993-998: Alan Lomax Recordings of Leadbelly
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. (tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 71)

AFS 1768-1777: Alan Lomax and Kay Dealey Miscellaneous Recordings
Ten 12-inch discs of 24 songs sung by Jennie Devlin, Kay Dealey, Francis Sullivan, and Alan Lomax, and others. Recorded in Gloucester, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C, by Alan Lomax and Kay Dealey, June 1938.

AFS 1768-1770: Eight songs sung by Francis Sullivan (of Washington, D.C.), Will Geer, and Burl Ives. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 1938. (23 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 125)

AFS 1848: Blaine Stubblefield Recordings
One disc of "Bryan O'Lynn" and "Poor Miner" sung by Blaine Stubblefield of Idaho. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, January 1939. (tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 131A)

AFC 1937/005: Charles J. Finger Recordings
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. (tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 71B) [catalog record]

AFC 1937/006: Janie Ellis Mason and Alan Lomax Recordings
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. (includes AFS 1000) (tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 71B) [catalog record]

AFC 1937/008: Alan Lomax Recordings of Myra E. Hull
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 1055-1058; 1298; 1602; 1871-1876) (tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 75B-76A, 95A, 117A, 132) [catalog record]

AFC 1937/009: Alan Lomax Recordings of Los Tres Rancheros
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. (includes AFS 1059) (tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 76A) [catalog record]

AFC 1938/001: The Jelly Roll Morton Collection
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]

AFC 1938/007: Alan Lomax Recordings of Francis P. Sullivan
Two 12-inch discs of seven cowboy songs sung by Francis P. Sullivan of Washington, D.C. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Alan Lomax, June 6, 1938. The collection includes one page of notes and song lyrics for "C & O Canal Song." (includes AFS 1849-1850) (18 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 131A) [catalog record]

AFC 1938/011: Alan Lomax 1938 Library of Congress Sessions Collection
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. (includes AFS 1616-1637) (tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 118A-119B) [catalog record]

AFS 2071-2072: Jose Perdomo Spanish Song Collection
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. (LWO 4872 reel 141B)

AFS 2086-2089: Penelope and Rebecca Tarwater Recordings
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. (tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 142A)

AFC 1939/009: Frank A. Melton and Blaine Stubblefield Recordings
Two 12-inch discs containing five songs sung by Frank A. Melton and Blaine Stubblefield. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress by Alan Lomax, January 1939. (includes AFS 2505A-2506) (tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 161A) [catalog record]

AFC 1939/015: Interview with George Harris
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. (8 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 225A) (includes AFS 3406) [catalog record]

AFC 1939/016: Resettlement Administration Recordings Collection
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]

AFS 3304: 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; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 441A)

AFS 3807: Alan Lomax Recording of Jackie Foy
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. (5 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 247B)

AFS 3808: Alan Lomax Recording of Joel Daniel Hanke and Nicholas Ray
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. (4 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 247B)

AFC 1940/003: John and Ruby Lomax 1940 Southern States Recordings Collection
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]

AFS 4087: 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. (tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 276B-177A)

AFC 1940/007: Alan Lomax Collection of Woody Guthrie Recordings
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. (includes AFS 3407-3423) (LWO 4872 reels 225A-227A) [catalog record]

AFC 1940/012: Alan Lomax and Jerome Wiesner / Hobart Ricker Recordings
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; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 255B) (includes AFS 3903-3904; 3909) [catalog record]

AFC 1940/015: Alan Lomax Collection of Emory Stroop Recordings
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. (includes AFS 4412I-4419) [catalog record]

AFC 1940/016: John A. Lomax Recordings of Cowboy Songs of New Mexico
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. (includes AFS 4420) (LWO 4872 reel 301A) [catalog record]

AFC 1941/004: "Man-on-the-Street" Interviews Collection
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]

AFS 6357-6359: 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; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 406)

AFC 1941/006: Alan Lomax Recordings of Rehearsals for White House Program
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. (includes AFS 4428-40) (2 hours; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 302) [catalog record]

AFC 1941/008: James E. Strates Carnival Collection
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. (includes AFS 4699-4705) (3 hours; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 324-325A) [catalog record]

AFC 1941/019: Joan and Betty Raynor Recordings
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. (includes AFS 4421) (tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 301A) [catalog record]

AFC 1941/020: John A. Lomax Recording of an Arkansas Song
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. (includes AFS 4422) [catalog record]

AFC 1941/023: Alan Lomax Recordings of Carrie Grover
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 three-page song list. (includes AFS 4452-4468) (tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 304-305) [catalog record]

AFC 1941/024: Alan Lomax Recordings of Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter
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. (includes AFS 4469-4473) (tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 306A-307A) [catalog record]

AFC 1941/026: Robert MacGimsey Recording
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]

AFC 1941/029: Pete Seeger and Square Dance Music
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. (includes AFS 4489) [catalog record]

AFC 1941/031: Songs by Woody Guthrie
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. (includes AFS 4491) (tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 311A) [catalog record]

AFC 1941/036: John M. (Sailor Dad) Hunt Recording
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. (includes AFS 5235) [catalog record]

AFC 1941/038: Library of Congress Recording Laboratory Photographs
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 LC Manuscript Division collections. [catalog record]

AFC 1942/009: Alan Lomax Recordings of Mariana Schaupp
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. (includes AFS 6077-6088) (LWO 3493 reels 39B and 40A) [catalog record]

AFC 1942/010: Barbara Bell Recordings
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. (includes AFS 6089-6091; 6311-6313) [catalog record]

AFC 1942/011: Emancipation Celebration, 1940, at the Library of Congress
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. (2 hours; tape copy on LWO 5084 reels 10A2-11A1) (includes AFS 6092-6095)

AFC 1942/013: Almanac Singers and Cowboy Yodels Recordings
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. (includes AFS 6100-6105) (tape copy on LWO 3493)

AFC 1942/015: Alan Lomax Recording of Blaine Stubblefield Singing "The Golden Vanity"
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. (includes AFS 6310) (tape copy on LWO 3493)

AFC 1942/016: Songs and Dialog from Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico
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. (includes AFS 6317-6327) (tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 402A-404A)

AFC 1942/018: Michael Cruise Recordings of Fiddle Tunes and Miners' Stories
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. (includes AFS 6354-6356) (LWO 3493 reel 2) [catalog record]

AFC 1942/021: Alan Lomax Recordings of Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee
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. (includes AFS 6502-6503) (LWO 4872 reel 414B)

AFC 1942/022: Lt. Alan Swartz Songs
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. (includes AFS 6504-6505) (tape copy on LWO 3493 reel 46A)

AFC 1943/016: Michael Cruise Recordings
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]

AFC 1943/017: Gudrun Thorne-Thomsen Recordings
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. (includes AFS 7038) (LWO 5111 reel 2B) [catalog record]

AFC 1943/018: Frances Densmore Collection of Chippewa Cylinder Recordings
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. (includes AFS 10515-10556A; 20220-20222; 21261-21262; 22176) [catalog record]

AFC 1944/004: Priority Ramblers Song Recordings
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; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 3B) (includes AFS 7054-7055) [catalog record]

AFC 1944/005: Carlie Tart and Jackie Tart Recordings
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]

AFC 1944/006: David Pryor Recordings of Bahamian Spirituals
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. (includes AFS 7057-7059) [catalog record]

AFC 1944/007: Four Freedoms Quartet Recordings
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. (40 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 4A) (includes AFS 7060-7061) [catalog record]

AFC 1944/009: Songs Sung by Daniel B. Botkin, age 6
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. (includes AFS 7064-7065) [catalog record]

AFC 1944/010: Eddie Nesbit and Carlie Tart Recordings
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. (includes AFS 7066-7067) [catalog record]

AFC 1944/014: Martha L. Smith Autobiography Recordings
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. (includes AFS 7093-7096) (LWO 5111 reels 8-9A) [catalog record]

AFS 7317: Helen and Virginia Moshang Recordings
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. (tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 28B)

AFS 7598-7599: Carlie Tart and Vida Belle Tart Recordings
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. (tape copy on LWO 5111)

AFC 1945/006: Mr. Jaffer Recording of Indian Chant
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. (includes AFS 6179) (tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 400B)

AFC 1945/007: Judge Learned Hand Recordings
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. The two complete songs, "Phil Sheridan" and "Iron Merrimac," have been published by the Library of Congress on recording number AFS L29, _Songs and Ballads of American History and the Assassination of Presidents_, and "Iron Merrimac" has also been published on A Treasury of Library of Congress Field Recordings (Rounder CD 1500). (includes AFS 6180-6181) (LWO 4872 reels 400B-401A) [catalog record]

AFC 1945/011: Madam Juliette Gaultier de la Verendrye Recordings
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. (includes AFS 7651-7652) (tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 57) [catalog record]

AFC 1947/003: "Mormon Epic in Song" Radio Program
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. (includes AFS 9146-9147) (LWO 5111 reel 193A) [catalog record]

AFC 1948/001: New England Balladry, a Lecture by Mrs. Helen Hartness Flanders
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 9127-9131) [catalog record]

AFC 1948/029: Irma Ireland Recording of "Coolie Chinese"
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. (includes AFS 8725) (tape copy on LWO 5111)

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

AFC 1948/032: Don O'Meara Collection of Army Songs
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." (includes AFS 8764) (tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 140A)

AFC 1948/033: Paul Gilson Interview of Duncan Emrich
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. (8 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 140B) (includes AFS 8765) [catalog record]

AFC 1948/034: David Brinkley Interview with Duncan Emrich
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. (tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 140B) (includes AFS 8766) [catalog record]

AFC 1948/035: Mrs. E. Stice / Kentucky Folksongs
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. (includes AFS 8767) (tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 140B)

AFC 1948/036: Duncan Emrich Recordings of Mr. and Mrs. I.G. Greer
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. (includes AFS 8768-8771) (tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 140B-141A)

AFC 1948/039: L. Parker Temple / Railroad Songs
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. (1 hour; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 151B) (includes AFS 8857-8858)

AFC 1948/041: L. Parker Temple Recordings of Folk Songs
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) (tape copy on LWO 5111)

AFC 1948/044: Olga Van Stockum Collection of Scandinavian Folk Tales and Legends
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. (includes AFS 8889-8891) (tape copy on LWO 5111)

AFS 8927-8928: Helen Hartness Flanders / Radio Program of New England Folk Songs
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. (tape copy on LWO 5111)

AFC 1948/049: Sheila Barrett Recording of English Tales
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. (includes AFS 8929) (15 minutes; LWO 5111 reel 166A)

AFC 1948/050: Sam Hinton Collection
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. (includes AFS 8930-8933) [catalog record]

AFC 1948/051: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson Recordings
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. (includes AFS 8934)

AFC 1948/052: Frank M. Warner Disc
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. (includes AFS 8935) (tape copy on LWO 5111)

AFC 1948/055: Gail and Deborah Owen Singing Children's Songs
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. (includes AFS 8944) (13 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 169A)

AFC 1948/056: Mark Mahto Recording of Mandan Tribal Songs and Spoken Word
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] (includes AFS 8945) (tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 169A)

AFC 1948/058: George C. Groce Recordings of American Folk Songs
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. (includes AFS 8950-8951) (tape copy on LWO 5111)

AFC 1948/059: The Story of Thomas Wolfe's Life Made by Mabel Wolfe Wheaton
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. (tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 170-173A)

AFS 8962: Merrick Jarrett / American and Canadian Folk Songs
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 8963-8964: General Julius Franklin Howell / Tales of the Confederate Army
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. (30 minutes; LWO 5111)

AFS 8965: J.M. Waddell Collection of Cowboy Songs
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. (tape copy on LWO 5111)

AFS 8966-8967: Mrs. Randolph Huntington Miner / Tales of Early Pioneer Life in California
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. (LWO 5111 reel 174A)

AFS 8968: Willie Wilkerson Recordings of Negro Folk Songs
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 9132: L. Parker Temple Singing Folk Songs
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. (35 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 190B)

AFS 9135-9140A: Marius Barbeau Lecture on Canadian French and Indian Folk Music
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. (tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 191-192)

AFS 9164: Edith Allarie Recordings
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. (tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 196B)

AFS 9165-9167: William Jackson Recordings
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. (tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 196B-197A)

AFS 9605: Nemone Balfour Collection of English, Scottish, and Irish Folk Ballads
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. (LWO 5111 reel 245B)

AFS 9988-9997: Cyrus B. Koonce Collection of Negro Holiness Church Recordings
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 10,027: D. Twe / Mark Twain
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. (LWO 1808)

AFS 10,364: Burl Ives Recordings of Bawdy American Folk Songs and Ballads
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. (LWO 5111 reel 300A)

AFC 1948/070: Frances Densmore Collection of Iroquois Cylinder Recordings
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. (includes AFS 10,725) (LWO 5111 reel 347; RWE 7457)

AFC 1948/071: Alice C. Fletcher Collection of Chippewa Cylinder Recordings
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. (includes AFS 20,308: 7-8; 20,324:13) (RWA 3320; RWA 3336)

AFS 10,898: Frank Johnson / Mohawk Longhouse Songs
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. (LWO 2243)

AFC 1950/001: American Folklore Society 1950 Annual Meeting Intermission Program Collection
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)

AFC 1950/011: Stana Rasin and Barbara Lee Recording of Czech and Slavic Folk Songs
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. (includes AFS 9782) (tape copy on LWO 5111)

AFC 1950/017: National Folk Festival, 1938
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]

AFC 1950/019: A.H. Stoddard Collection of Gullah Recordings
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. (includes AFS 9888-9899) (LWO 5111 reel 275-277) [catalog record]

AFC 1950/020: Carl Sandburg Recordings
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. (includes AFS 9900)

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

AFS 10,942: Acadian Folksongs from Louisiana Sung by John Dubois
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. (LWO 2460)

AFC 1953/014: Rolf Jacoby Collection of Korean Folk Music
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. (includes AFS 10,747) [catalog record]

AFC 1957/004: Ross Lee Finney Recordings
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. (includes AFS 11,301) (LWO 2509) [catalog record]

AFC 1957/005: Tom Dillon Recordings
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. (includes AFS 11,302) (LWO 2471 reel 1) [catalog record]

AFC 1960/002: Rolando Alarcon Recordings of Chilean Music
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)

AFS 11,858: Mrs. Yerby and Mrs. Dalton Singing American Folk Songs
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. (LWO 3168 reel 1)

AFS 12,032: Reverend Robert Wilkins Recordings Collection
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. (LWO 4227)

AFS 12,054: Songs by Howard S. Lee
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. (LWO 4237)

AFS 12,074: Television Program on Folk Music
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. (LWO 4197)

AFC 1965/005: George W. Kay Collection
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. (includes AFS 12,304-12,305) [catalog record]

AFC 1965/019: Gloria Greene Singing "The Mouse Who Lived on the Hill"
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. (3 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 403A) (includes AFS 12,352) [catalog record]

AFS 12,597: Joseph A. Winn Recordings
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. (1 hour; LWO 4985)

AFC 1968/001: James Dickey Guitar Recordings
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. (includes AFS 13,111) (LWO 5358) [catalog record]

AFC 1968/003: Elizabeth Wilson Recordings
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. (includes AFS 13,113-13,115) (LWO 5111 reel 423A)

AFC 1968/004: Dorothy M. Spencer Recordings of Gujarati Bhajans and Hindu Chants
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. (LWO 5111, reel 423) [catalog record]

AFC 1968/005: Readings from the Bhagavad Gita
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. (LWO 5111 reel 423B)

AFC 1968/006: Chen-hu Cha Recordings of Ch'in Music
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. (LWO 5111 reels 423B-424A) [catalog record]

AFS 13,472: Eugenia Syriotis / Folksongs from Greece
One 10-inch tape of folksongs from Greece, sung by Eugenia Syriotis (Mrs. Eugenia Black) in Washington, D.C., January 24, 1968. (LWO 5256)

AFC 1970/042: Benjamin A. Botkin Duplication Project, 1950-1958
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]

AFS 14,270-14,271: Alan Jabbour / Ed McDermott Recordings
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. (LWO 6125)

AFS 14,420-14,426: National Folk Festival, 1960
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. (3 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 6326)

AFS 14,617: Flora Molton / Vietnam War Protest Songs
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. (8 minutes; Molton’s Record 0001-0002)

AFC 1970/001: Eleanor Dickinson Collection
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]

AFC 1971/022: Robert E. Ruckman Recordings of Old-time Music
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. (includes AFS 14,556) (LWO 6181) [catalog record]

AFS 15,228: American Folklore Society Annual Meeting / Place-Name Session
One 7-inch tape of a disuccions from the Place-Names session of American Folklore Society annual meeting, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1971. Recording is incomplete. (LWO 7047)

AFC 1973/003: E.M. Blevins Recording Project
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. (32 minutes; LWO 7173) (includes AFS 15,401) [catalog record]

AFS 16,981: Flora Molton Recording Project
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. (30 minutes; LWO 7590)

AFC 1974/024: University of Maryland Folklore Archive Collection
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. (includes AFS 17,391-17,403) [catalog record]

AFC 1974/032: Harmonica Playing and Spiritual Singing by Bennie Lee Hodges
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) (includes AFS 17,469-17,470)

AFC 1975/001: John and Ginny Dildine Collection
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]

AFC 1975/024: John Dildine Collection
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. (7 hours; LWO 8505) (includes AFS 17,469-17470) [catalog record]

AFC 1976/022: Percy Danforth Reminiscences on Bones-Playing and Sand Dancing
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)

AFS 18,723-18,724: Richard K. Spottswood / John Cephas Recordings
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. (LWO 9102)

AFS 18,732: L.H. Caldwell Pennsylvania Dutch Songs
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. (LWO 9104)

AFC 1977/003: 1977 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
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.

AFC 1977/010: Ethnic Recordings in America: A Neglected Heritage Conference
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. (includes AFS 18,931-18,939) (LWO 9368 reels 1-9)

AFC 1977/028: Elizabeth Atwood and Catherine Walker Collection of Black Children's Chants
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) (includes AFS 19,146-19,147) [catalog record]

AFC 1977/033: Irish Folklore by Susan Meehan
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. (13 minutes; LWO 9773). (includes AFS 19,157)

AFC 1977/034: Sue Pearl Williams Collection of Baptist Revival Services
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. (includes AFS 19,158-19,160) (LWO 9773) [catalog record]

AFS 19,161-19,178: Jonas Balys / Lithuanian American Recordings
Eighteen 10-inch tapes of Greek and Lithuanian songs recorded in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin by Jonas Balys, 1949-59. The collection includes five linear inches of manuscripts containing an alphabetic index of songs, copies of six diaries of field expeditions, and photocopies of original tape boxes having supplementary information. (LWO 9748)

AFC 1978/004: 1978 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
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.

AFS 19,334-19,340: Scott Odell Collection
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. (LWO 9187)

AFC 1979/006: 1979 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
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]

AFC 1979/021: Ed Morris Duplication Project
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.]

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)

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)

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)

AFS 19,358: Joseph C. Hickerson "Archive of Folk Song at Work" Lecture for the Archive's 50th Anniversary
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. (12 minutes; LWO 12,757)

AFC 1979/024: Herbert Halpert Interview
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. (includes AFS 19,359) (LWO 12,530) [catalog record]

AFC 1979/031: Ed Morris Collection of Flora Molton Recordings
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)

AFS 19,376-19,378: Joe Wilson / Benny Thomasson Music and Interviews
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).

AFC 1980/009: Washington Conference on American Folk Custom Collection
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. (includes AFS 22,161) (RYA 2517)

AFC 1980/012: 1980 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
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]

AFS 20,308-20,326: Alice Fletcher Plains Indian Music on Cylinders
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.

AFS 20,260-20,266; 22,947: Carter Inaugural Concert Duplication Project, Part 1
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)

AFS 22,486-22,489: Walter E. Barton Interview Collection
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. (4 hours; RXA 4044-4047)

AFS 22,947: Carter Inaugural Concert Collection, Part 2
One 10-inch tape of 8 songs from the President Jimmy Carter Inaugural Concert Collection performed by Beau Soleil, Jimmie Driftwood, and Lydia Mendoza. Recorded at Union Station in Washington, D.C., by Richard Derbyshire, January 21, 1977. The collection includes 1 3/4 linear inches of correspondence, logs, performance releases, programs, and schedules. (1 hour; RWA 8051)

AFS 24,206: Charles H. Jones / Family Wedding Collection
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. (RWB 2291)

AFC 1986/022: The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection
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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

AFC 1986/025: Greater Washington Ceili Club Dance with Buddy MacMaster and Maybelle Chisolm MacQueen, November 23, 1986
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. (includes AFS 24,360) (RYA 6547) [catalog record]

AFC 1986/026: 1986 Buddy MacMaster, Maybelle Chisolm MacQueen, and John Pellerin Concert Collection
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. (includes AFS 24,359) (RYA 6546)

AFC 1986/032: Tennessee Arts Commission Folk Arts Program / A Tennessee Homecoming Collection
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.

AFC 1987/004: Washington Meeting on Folk Art
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.)

AFC 1987/031: Nicolas G. Schidlovsky Old Believers Collection
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. (includes AFS 25,956-25,981) (RWB 6101-6126)

AFC 1988/010: Pete Seeger and the Sloop Singers Concerts, 1971
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. (includes AFS 26,172-26,176)

AFC 1988/014: "Sounds from the Library of Congress" Collection
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.

AFC 1990/005: "In Country": A Concert and Symposium on the Folksong Traditions of the Vietnam-Era Soldier, July 13, 1989
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.

AFC 1990/024: Terrence Lisbeth Collection of Washington, D.C., Folklife Presentation Events
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].

AFC 1993/003: Italian-American Holiday Foodways Demonstration Collection
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.

AFC 1995/004: Mike Seeger Collection
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.

AFC 1995/040: The 10th Annual World Folk Music Association Benefit Concert
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.

AFC 1996/011: Folk Masters / American Roots Fourth of July 1994 Collection
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.

AFC 1996/012: Endangered Music / Mickey Hart Radio Program and Interview
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.

AFC 1996/013: Larry Appelbaum / "Remembering Ralph Rinzler" Collection
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.

FC 1996/025: June Apple Demonstration Tape Collection
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

AFC 1996/031: Jim Lloyd / BBC "Folk on 2" Radio Broadcast Collection
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.

AFC 1996/068: 1628 Intern House Parties Collection
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.

AFC 1998/032: "Shape-Note Singing" Concert with Hugh McGraw
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]

AFC 2000/001: Local Legacies Collection
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]

AFC 2001/010: Ethnographic Thesaurus Group, Second Meeting, May 11-12, 2001
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.

AFC 2002/014: Chuck Brown Concert Collection
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]

AFC 2003/027: Pete and Toshi Seeger Film Collection
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.

AFC 2003/038: Warner Williams and Jay Summerour Concert and Interview collection
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]

AFC 2003/041: Sensacion Vallenata con Gustavo Nieto Concert Collection
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]

AFC 2003/054: La presenza italiana a Washington, D.C. : genesi, consistenza, identita by Christina Barbara Assouad
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]

AFC 2004/006: Eleanor Dickinson Interview
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.

AFC 2004/014: Washington Post Seventh Annual National Folk Festival Program
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.

AFC 2005/016: Ethnographic Thesaurus Team Meeting, November 6-8, 2005
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.

AFC 2006/011: Ethnographic Thesaurus Team and Board Meeting, May 11-13, 2006
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.

AFC 2006/016: Ethnographic Thesaurus Team Meeting, September 2006 Collection
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.

AFC 2006/052: Ballad of the American Folklife Preservation Act sung by Bruce Collins
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]

AFC 2007/011: North American Influence on a North Irish Folksong Collection, lecture by John Moulden
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]

AFC 2007/019: Kay Shelemay Ethiopian Music Collection
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.

AFC 2008/039: Robert "Sonny" Wood Interview on the 2008 Election
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.

AFC 2008/040: Andy Wallace Oral History Interviews Conducted by Nancy Groce
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.

AFC 2010/014: Bruce Jackson Oral History Interview
Bruce Jackson oral history interview conducted by Nancy Groce. Recorded in the Library of Congress Recording Laboratory, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2010. (1 hour)

AFC 2010/032: Peggy Fleming Collection
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]

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

Homegrown Concert Series
Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series
Symposia

 

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