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Finding Aids to Individual Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

THE 1985 NEPTUNE PLAZA CONCERT SERIES COLLECTION

AFC 1985/015

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

SUMMARY

The 1985 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, audio recordings, and graphic materials that document the 1985 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. Adverse weather conditions sometimes force the concerts indoors. The 1985 series was produced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

The 1985 season consisted of the following:

April 18 John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, MD (Blues)
May 23 Tahuantinsuyo, DC (Inca music of the Andes)
June 20 Dry Branch Fire Squad, OH (Bluegrass)
July 18 Alison Kinnaird and Christine Primrose, Scotland (Scottish)
August 15 Omaha Indians Hethu'shka Society, NE (Native American)
Sept. 19 Ana Martinez, DC (Flamenco)
Oct. 15 The Gospel Music Workshop of America, DC (Gospel)

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: English, Gaelic, Omaha, Spanish

Physical Description Location Numbers
Print Materials
3 boxes  
Sound Recordings
7 10" DT stereo reels at 7.5 ips RWB 0293-94
RWB 0482
RWB 1556
RWB 1566
RWB 1734-35
4 10" DT mono reels at 7.5 ips RWB 0487-88
RWB 1199-1200
Graphic Materials
216 b&w negatives
1 3x4 b&w internegative
3 3x4 color internegatives
17 b&w contact sheets
2 8x10 b&w photoprints
1 7x8 b&w photoprint
319 color slides
 

COLLECTION INVENTORY

SERIES I: PRINT MATERIALS

Location
Contents
Folder 1
Archive of Folk Culture Administrative Materials. The collection guide (this document) and an article describing the Neptune Plaza Concert Series.
Publicity and administration
Folder 2
John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, 4-18-85. Concert fliers and a press release.
Folder 4
Tahuantinsuyo, 5-23-85. Concert fliers, press releases, news clippings and promotional photos.
Folder 6
Dry Branch Fire Squad, 6-20-85. Concert fliers, press releases, and news clippings.
Folder 10
Alison Kinnaird and Christine Primrose, 7-18-85. Concert fliers, press releases, and identification of people in photographs.
Folder 12
Omaha Indians Hethu'shka Society, 8-15-85. Concert fliers, press releases and identification of people in photographs.
Folder 14
Ana Martinez, 9-19-85. Concert fliers, press releases, and news clippings.
Folder 18
The Gospel Music Workshop of America, 10-15-85. Concert fliers, press releases, and identification of people in photographs.

SERIES II: SOUND RECORDINGS

Location
Contents
Reel-to-reels
RWB 0293-94
John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, 4-18-85. Two 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips.
RWB 0482
Tahuantinsuyo, 5-23-85. One 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips.
RWB 0487-88
Dry Branch Fire Squad, 6-20-85. Two 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.
RWB 1199-1200
Alison Kinnaird and Christine Primrose, 7-18-85. Two 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.
RWB 1556
Omaha Indians Hethu'shka Society, 8-15-85. One 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips.
RWB 1566
Ana Martinez, 9-19-85. One 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips.
RWB 1734-35
The Gospel Music Workshop of America, 10-15-85. Two 10" inch DT stereo at 7.5 ips.

SERIES III: GRAPHIC MATERIALS

Location
Contents
Negatives
Envelope 2 Tahuantinsuyo, 5-23-85. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (18 images). Photographer unknown.
Envelope 6 Dry Branch Fire Squad, 6-20-85. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (36 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 8 Alison Kinnaird and Christine Primrose, 7-18-85. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (31 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 13 Omaha Indians Hethu'shka Society, 8-15-85. One sheet containing three 3 x 4 color internegatives. Photographer unknown.
Envelopes 19-20 Ana Martinez, 9-19-85. Two sheets of black and white 35 mm (73 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs. One sheet containing one 3 x 4 black and white internegative. Photographer unknown.
Envelope 28 The Gospel Music Workshop of America, 10-15- 85. Two sheets of black and white 35 mm (58 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Photograph Prints
Folder 3 John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, 4-18-85. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (29 images), one 7 x 8 black and white photoprint, and two 8 x 10 black and white photoprints. Photographer unknown.
Folder 5 Tahuantinsuyo, 5-23-85. Two black and white 35 mm contact sheets (37 images). Photographer unknown.
Folders 7-9 Dry Branch Fire Squad, 6-20-85. Three black and white 35 mm contact sheets (73 images, photographed by John T. Gibbs), three duplicate contact sheets, and four 8 x 10 black and white photoprints (photographer unknown).
Folder 11 Alison Kinnaird and Christine Primrose, 7-18- 85. Two black and white 35 mm contact sheets (58 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Folder 13 Omaha Indians Hethu'shka Society, 8-15-85. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (18 images). Photographed by Reid S. Baker.
Folders 15-17 Ana Martinez, 9-19-85. Four black and white 35 mm contact sheets (100 images) and three 7 x 10 black and white photoprints. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Folders 19-20 The Gospel Music Workshop of America, 10-15- 85. Four black and white 35 mm contact sheets (93 images). Photographed by Reid S. Baker and John T. Gibbs.
Color slides
Envelope 1 John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, 4-18-85. One holder containing 15. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelopes 3-5 Tahuantinsuyo, 5-23-85. Three holders containing a total of 47. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 7 Dry Branch Fire Squad, 6-20-85. One holder containing 4. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
  Dry Branch Fire Squad, 6-20-85. One holder containing 4. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelopes 9-12 Alison Kinnaird and Christine Primrose, 7-18- 85. Four holders containing a total of 46. Photographed by Reid S. Baker and John T. Gibbs.
Envelopes 14-18 Omaha Indians Hethu'shka Society, 8-15-85. Five holders containing a total of 69. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelopes 21-27 Ana Martinez, 9-19-85. Seven holders containing a total of 130. Photographed by Reid S. Baker and John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 29 The Gospel Music Workshop of America, 10-15- 85. One holder containing 8. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.

APPENDIX A

DANCE CONTENT

Concert
Description
Omaha Indians Hethu'shka Society Members of the Hethu'shka or Warrior Society of the Omaha Tribe present traditional dances and songs, including a series of war dances and the Buffalo dance. The program is narrated by Dennis Hastings, historian and archivist. Print material, photographs, and slides: folders 12-13, envelopes 14-18; sound recording: RWB 1556.
Ana Martinez Ana Martinez and company present Flamenco music, song, and dance. Pieces include Alegrias, Fandagos, and Sevillanas forms. The performers also explain and demonstrate various percussive accompaniments, and invite audience participation. Print material, photographs, and slides: folders 14-17, envelopes 21-25; sound recording: RWB 1566.

 

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