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Finding Aids to Individual Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

THE 1983 NEPTUNE PLAZA CONCERT SERIES COLLECTION

AFC 1983/009

Compiled by Michelle Forner
Library of Congress, Washington DC
November 1995

SUMMARY

The 1983 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, audio recordings, and graphic materials that document the 1983 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 September. Adverse weather conditions sometimes force the concerts indoors. The 1983 series was produced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

The 1983 season consisted of the following:

April 21 John Jackson and James Jackson, VA (Blues)
May 13 Khmer Classical Ballet, MD (Cambodian)
May 19 Grass Reflections, VA (Bluegrass)
June 3 The Deseret String Band, UT (Western)
June 16 Leo Sarkisian, DC (Armenian)
July 21 Glenn Ohrlin, AR (Cowboy)
August 18 "Fris" Holloway and John Dee Holeman, NC (Country Blues and Buck dancing)
September 15 Country Edd Michael and his group, VA (Country Blues Fiddling)

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, English, Mon-Khmer, Spanish

Physical Description Location Numbers
Print Materials
1 box  
Sound Recordings
13 10" DT mono reels at 7.5 ips RWA 5526-27
RWA 5725
RWA 5729
RWA 5869
RWA 5875-76
RWA 6290-91
RWA 6445-46
RWA 6448-49
Graphic Materials
233 b&w negatives
8 b&w contact sheets
6 8x10 b&w photoprints
1 5x7 b&w photoprints
13 3x5 color photoprints
130 color slides
 

 

COLLECTION INVENTORY

SERIES I: PRINT MATERIALS

Location
Contents
Folder 1
Archive of Folk Culture administration. The collection guide (this document), and an article about the concert series.
Publicity and administration
Folder 2
John Jackson and James Jackson, 4-21-83. Identification of people in photographs and biographical sketch.
Folder 4
Khmer Classical Dance, 5-13-83. Two documents listing photo credits.
Folder 7
Grass Reflections, 5-19-83. Press releases and identification of people in photographs.
Folder 9
Deseret String Band, 6-3-83. Press releases, band biography, and brochure on the band.
Folder 11
Leo Sarkisian, 6-16-83. Identification of band members by instrument (including dancer).
Folder 13
Glenn Ohrlin, 7-21-83. Press releases and biographical sketch.
Folder 15
"Fris" Holloway and John Dee Holeman, 8-18-83. Press releases and biographical sketch.
Folder 17 Country Edd Michael and his group, 9-15-83. One press release and biographical sketch.

SERIES II: SOUND RECORDINGS

Location
Contents
Reel-to-reels
RWA 5526-27
John Jackson and James Jackson, 4-21-83. Two 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.
RWA 5725
Khmer Classical Dance, 5-13-83. One 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.
RWA 5729
Grass Reflections, 5-19-83. One 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.
RWA 5869
Deseret String Band, 6-3-83. One 10" inch DT mono at 7.5 ips.
RWA 5875-76
Leo Sarkisian, 6-16-83. Two 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.
RWA 6290-91 Glenn Ohrlin, 7-21-83. Two 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.
RWA 6445-46
"Fris" Holloway and John Dee Holeman, 8-18-83. Two 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.
RWA 6448-49
Country Edd Michael and his group, 9-15-83. Two 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.

SERIES III: GRAPHIC MATERIALS

Location Contents
Negatives
Envelope 1 John Jackson and James Jackson, 4-21-83. Two sheets of black and white 35 mm (74 images). Photographed by Victoria Westover.
Envelope 3 Khmer Classical Dance, 5-13-83. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (29 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 6 Grass Reflections, 5-19-83. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (28 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 8 Deseret String Band, 6-3-83. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (17 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 9 Leo Sarkisian, 6-16-83. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (36 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 14 "Fris" Holloway and John Dee Holeman, 8-18-83. Two sheets of black and white 35mm (49 images). Photographer unknown.
Photograph Prints
Folder 3 John Jackson and James Jackson, 4-21-83. Two black and white 35 mm contact sheets (74 images). Photographed by Victoria Westover.
Folders 3-6 Khmer Classical Dance, 5-13-83. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (29 images, photographed by John T. Gibbs), 13 3 x 5 color photoprints (seven photographed by Mr. Jasuinas, six by an unknown photographer, possibly Mr. Jasuinas), and three 8 x 10 black and white photoprints (two photographed by Beverly Orr, one photographed by John T. Gibbs.)
Folder 8 Grass Reflections, 5-19-83. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (28 images, photographed by John T. Gibbs) and one 5 x 7 black and white photoprint (photographer unknown).
Folder 10 Deseret String Band, 6-3-83. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (17 images, photographed by John T. Gibbs) and one 8 x 10 black and white photoprint (photographed by Carol Edison).
Folder 12 Leo Sarkisian, 6-16-83. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (36 images) and one 8 x 10 black and white photoprint. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Folder 14 Glenn Ohrlin, 7-21-83. One 8 x 10 black and white photoprint. Photographer unknown.
Folder 16 "Fris" Holloway and John Dee Holeman, 8-18-83. Two black and white contact sheets (49 images). Photographer unknown.
Folder 18 Country Edd Michael and his group, 9-15-83. One 3 x 5 color photoprint. Photographer unknown.
Color slides
Envelope 2 John Jackson and James Jackson, 4-21-83. One tray containing 16. Photographed by Victoria Westover.
Envelopes 4-5 Khmer Classical Dance, 5-13-83. Two trays containing a total of 35. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 7 Grass Reflections, 5-19-83. One tray containing 19. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 10-11 Leo Sarkisian, 6-16-83. Two trays containing a total of 28. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 12-13 Glenn Ohrlin, 7-21-83. Two trays containing a total of 32. Photographer unknown.

APPENDIX A

DANCE CONTENT

Concert
Description
Khmer Classical Ballet The group consists of former members of the Cambodian Royal Classical Khmer Ballet who became refugees and eventually were relocated to Wheaton, MD. Performance features four short theater pieces (without stories). Rich Kennedy of the National Council for the Traditional Arts narrates the performance. Sound recording notes: folder 4; photographs and slides: folder 5, envelope 5; sound recording: RWA 5725. See also 9-31-81 concert.
Leo Sarkisian Documentation of Armenian folk dance is minimal. Photographs: folder 12. See also 5-8-80 concert.
"Fris" Holloway and John Dee Holeman Piedmont Blues musicians and buck dancers. The men take turns dancing and hand clapping ("patting juba," "hand jiving," "hamboning") for each other. Print material: folder 15; photographs: folder 16; sound recordings: RWA 6445-46.

 

 

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