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Finding Aids to Individual Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

THE 1980 NEPTUNE PLAZA CONCERT SERIES COLLECTION

AFC 1980/012

Library of Congress, Washington DC
November 1995
Updated August 2005

SUMMARY

The 1980 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, audio recordings, graphic materials, and video recordings that document the 1980 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 May and October. Adverse weather conditions sometimes force the concerts indoors. The 1980 series was produced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

The 1980 season consisted of the following:

May 8 Leo Sarkisian and group, VA (Armenian)
June 12 Don Stover, MD (Country)
July 10 Sam Brothers Five, LA (Zydeco)
August 14 Blema Bii (Children of the Ancient), DC (Ghanaian)
September 11 Las Estrellas Del Son, Roberto Borrell and Kubata, DC (Cuban)
October 9 Music of Southeast Asia, DC

Access and Reproduction: Listening and viewing access to the collection is unrestricted. Duplication of the materials requires prior permission of the Center and may be governed by copyright and other restrictions.

Primary Languages: Armenian, Creole, English, Ewe, French, Ga, Lao, Mon-Khmer, Spanish, Twi

Physical Description Location Numbers
Print Materials  
1 box  
Sound Recordings  
1 10" DT stereo reel at 7.5 ips LWO 16,538
6 10" DT mono reels at 7.5 ips LWO 16,767 R1-2
LWO 16,796 R1-2
AFS 20,170-71; LWO 16,844 R1-2; RWA 15-16
4 10" FT mono reels at 7.5 ips AFS 19,977-78; LWO 16,645 R1-2; LWO 16,678 R1-2
Graphic Materials


222 b&w negatives
8 b&w contact sheets
5 8x10 b&w photoprints
1 4x6 b&w photoprints
6 3x5 color photoprints
15 color polaroids
97 color slides
 
Moving Images  
2 videocassettes 3/4" sound, b&w LVR 326

COLLECTION INVENTORY


SERIES I: PRINT MATERIALS

Location
Contents
Folder 1
Archive of Folk Culture Administrative Materials. The collection guide (this document) and an article about the concert series.
Publicity and administration
Folder 2
Leo Sarkisian, 5-8-80. Press releases, news clippings, biographical sketches, descriptions of instruments, and a brochure about Sarkisian's art work.
Folder 4
Don Stover, 6-12-80. Press releases, newspaper and magazine clippings
Folder 7
Sam Brothers Five, 7-10-80. Press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and identification of people in photos on contact sheet.
Folder 9
Blema Bii, 8-14-80. Press releases, correspondence, photocopy of resume of Yacub Tetteh Addy, and identification of people in photos on contact sheet.
Folder 11
Las Estrellas del Son, 9-11-80. Press releases, correspondence, concert program, identification of people in photos on contact sheet and in color slides.
Folder 14
Music of Southeast Asia, 10-9-80. Press releases and identification of people in photographs.

SERIES II: SOUND RECORDINGS

Location
Contents
Reel-to-reels
LWO 16,538
Leo Sarkisian, 5-8-80. One 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips.
AFS 19,977-78
Don Stover, 6-12-80. Two 10" FT mono at 7.5 ips. LWO 16,645.
LWO 16,678
Sam Brothers Five, 7-10-80. Two 10" FT mono at 7.5 ips.
LWO 16,767
Blema Bii, 8-14-80. Two 10" inch DT mono at 7.5 ips.
LWO 16,796
Las Estrellas del Son, 9-11-80. Two 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.
AFS 20,170-71
Music of Southeast Asia, 10-9-80. Two 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.
LWO 16,844 R1-2; RWA 15-16

SERIES III: GRAPHIC MATERIALS

Location
Contents
Negatives
Envelope 1
Leo Sarkisian, 5-8-80. Two sheets of black and white 35 mm (63 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs and Carl Fleischhauer.
Envelope 4
Don Stover, 6-12-80. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (25 images). Photographed by Carl Fleischhauer.
Envelope 5
Sam Brothers Five, 7-10-80. One sheet of black and white 35 mm
(30 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 7
Blema Bii, 8-14-80. Two sheets of black and white 35 mm (64 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 10
Las Estrellas del Son, 9-11-80. One sheet of black and white 35 mm
(36 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 12
Music of Southeast Asia, 10-9-80. One sheet of black and white 35 mm
(36 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs
Photograph Prints
Folder 3
Leo Sarkisian, 5-8-80. Two black and white 35 mm contact sheets.
(63 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs and Carl Fleischhauer.
Folders 5-6
Don Stover, 6-12-80. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (25 images) and nine 3 x 3 color polaroids (photographer unknown). Photographed by Carl Fleischhauer.
Folder 8
Sam Brothers Five, 7-10-80. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet
(30 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Folder 10
Blema Bii, 8-14-80. Two black and white 35 mm contact sheets (64 images) and two 8 x 10 black and white photoprints. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Folders 12-13
Las Estrellas del Son, 9-11-80. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (36 images), three 8 x 10 black and white photoprints (photographed by John T. Gibbs), and six 3 x 5 color photoprints (photographer unknown, possibly Carl Fleischhauer).
Folders 15-16
Music of Southeast Asia, 10-9-80. One black and white contact sheet
(36 images), one 4 x 6 black and white photoprint (photographed by John T. Gibbs), and six 3 x 3 color polaroids (photographer unknown, possibly Carl Fleischhauer).
Color slides
Envelopes 2-3
Leo Sarkisian, 5-8-80. Two holders containing a total of 26. Photographed by John T. Gibbs and Carl Fleischhauer.
Envelope 6
Sam Brothers Five, 7-10-80. One holder containing 14. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelopes 8-9
Blema Bii, 8-14-80. Two holders containing a total of 25. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 11
Las Estrellas del Son, 9-11-80. One holder containing 13. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 13
Music of Southeast Asia, 10-9-80. One holder containing 19. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.

SERIES IV: MOVING IMAGES

Location
Contents
Videocassette  
LVR 326 Leo Sarkisian, 5-8-80. Two 3/4" black and white.

 

 

 

APPENDIX A

DANCE CONTENT

Concert
Description
Leo Sarkisian and group Solo dancer Eleanor Caroglanian, in costume, demonstrates three Armenian folk dances from different regions to the music of Leo Sarkisian's group. Mrs. Sarkisian and friends lead the audience in several line dances. Photographs and slides: folder 3, envelopes 2-3; videotape: LVR 326; sound recording: LWO 16,538. See also 6-16-83 concert.

 

 

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