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Finding Aids to Individual Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

THE 1987 NEPTUNE PLAZA CONCERT SERIES COLLECTION

AFC 1987/016

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

SUMMARY

The 1987 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, audio recordings, and graphic materials that document the 1987 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 1987 series was produced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

The 1987 season consisted of the following:

April 23 Hobbs and Partners, DC (Old Time)
May 21 Cape Breton Fiddlers and Dancers, Canada (Cape Breton)
June 18 Afghan and Iranian Traditional Music, DC
July 16 The Original Trinidad and Tobago Steel Band of Washington, DC
August 20 Mattie Johnson and the Stars of Faith, DC (Gospel)
September 17 Ollantay, DC (Pan-Andean)

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, Persian, Spanish

Physical Description Location Numbers
Print Materials
1 box  
Sound Recordings
10 10" DT stereo reel at 7.5 ips AFS 24,462-65
AFS 27,005; RWB 9625
AFC 1987/016:SR1-4
AFC 1987/016:SR6
7 audiocassettes
(5 60-minute and 2 90-minute)
AFC 1987/016:SR5
Listening copies of AFS 24,462-65
AFC 1987/016:SR1-2
AFC 1987/016:SR6
Graphic Materials
56 b&w negatives
11 b&w contact sheets
2 8x10 b&w photoprints
1 3x5 color photoprint
100 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
Hobbs and Partners, 4-23-87. Concert fliers, press release, identification of people in photographs, publicity photo, and a bibliography of bluegrass music.
Folders 5-6
Cape Breton Fiddlers and Dancers, 5-21-87. Concert fliers, press releases, and newspaper and magazine clippings.
Folder 8
Afghan and Iranian Traditional Music, 6-18-87. Concert fliers, press releases and identification of people in photographs.
Folder 10
The Original Trinidad and Tobago Steel Band of Washington D.C., 7-16-87. Concert fliers, press releases, news clippings, and a list of songs performed at the concert.
Folder 13
Mattie Johnson and the Stars of Faith, 8-20-87. Concert fliers, press releases, and identification of people in photographs.
Folders 16-17
Ollantay, 9-17-87. Concert fliers, press releases, news clippings, and identification of people in photographs.

SERIES II: SOUND RECORDINGS

Location
Contents
Reel-to-reels
AFS 27,005
Hobbs and Partners, 4-23-87. One 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips. RWB 9625.
AFS 24,462-63
Cape Breton Fiddlers and Dancers, 5-21-87. Two 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips. Listening copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1987/016: SR1-2
Afghan and Iranian Traditional Music, 6-18-87. Two 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips. Listening copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFS 24,464-24,465
The Original Trinidad and Tobago Steel Band of Washington D.C., 7-16-87. Two 10" inch DT stereo at 7.5 ips. Listening copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1987/016: SR3-4
Mattie Johnson and the Stars of Faith, 8-20-87. Two 10" DT stereo at 7.5.ips.
AFC 1987/016: SR6
Ollantay, 9-17-87. One 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips. Listening copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
Audiocassettes
AFC 1987/016: SR5 Mattie Johnson and the Stars of Faith, 8-20-87. One 60-minute (recorded concurrently with reel-to- reel).

SERIES III: GRAPHIC MATERIALS

Location Contents
Negatives
Envelope 1 Hobbs and Partners, 4-23-87. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (35 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 4 The Original Trinidad and Tobago Steel Band of Washington D.C., 7-16-87. Two sheets of black and white 35 mm (56 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Photograph Prints
Folder 3-4 Hobbs and Partners, 4-23-87. Three black and white 35 mm contact sheets (84 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs and Reid S. Baker.
Folders 7 Cape Breton Fiddlers and Dancers, 5-21-87. Two black and white 35 mm contact sheets (39 images). Photographed by Reid S. Baker. One 3 x 3 color photoprint (photographer unknown).
Folder 9 Afghan and Iranian Traditional Music, 6-18-87. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (15 images). Photographed by Jim Higgins.
Folders 11-12 The Original Trinidad and Tobago Steel Band of Washington D.C., 7-16-87. Two black and white 35 mm contact sheets (56 images), two 8 x 10 black and white photoprints, and one 4 x 6 color photoprint. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Folder 14-15 Mattie Johnson and the Stars of Faith, 8-20-87. Three black and white 35 mm contact sheet (67 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Folder 18 Ollantay, 9-17-87. Three black and white contact sheets (75 images). Photographed by Jim Higgins.
Color slides
Envelopes 2-3 Hobbs and Partners, 4-23-87. Two holders containing a total of 34. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelopes 5-8 The Original Trinidad and Tobago Steel Band of Washington D.C., 7-16-87. Four holders containing a total of 66. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.

APPENDIX A

DANCE CONTENT

Concert
Description
Cape Breton Fiddlers and Dancers Jerry Holland, David MacIsaac, and Hilda Chiasson present music and dance from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, that is heavily influenced by Scottish tradition. Chiasson, a step dancer, performs two numbers combining strathspey and reel steps. Print material and photographs, folders 5-7; sound recordings: AFS 24,462-63.

 

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