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Finding Aids to Individual Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

THE 1992 NEPTUNE PLAZA CONCERT SERIES COLLECTION

AFC 1992/001

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

SUMMARY

The 1992 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, sound recordings, graphic materials, and moving images that document the 1992 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 1992 season consisted of the following:

April 23 Familia Colon, Puerto Rico (Puerto Rican Traditional String Music)
May 21 Ralph Blizard and the New Southern Ramblers, TN (Long Bow Fiddling)
June 5 Los Pregoneros del Puerto, CA (Veracruz Harp Music)
June 25 Santa Clara Pueblo Dancers, NM (Native American Music and Dance)
July 16 Donna Long and Brendan Mulvihill, MD (Irish Traditional Music and Dance)
August 20 Helen Smith and the Angels of Faith, DC (Gospel)
September 10 Everett Lilly and Clear Creek Crossin', WV (Bluegrass)

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. Performers may be contacted through the American Folklife Center administration office.

Primary Languages: English, Spanish, Tewa

Physical Description Location Numbers
Print Materials
2 boxes  
Computer Diskettes  
1 3 1/2" diskette  
Sound Recordings
7 10" DT stereo reels at 7.5 ips AFC 1992/001:SR1, 4, 6-8, 10-11
1 7" DT stereo reel at 7.5 ips AFC 1992/001:SR2
3 90-minute audiocassettes AFC 1992/001:SR3, 5, 9
Graphic Materials
36 b&w 35 mm negatives
5 8x10 b&w negatives
23 b&w contact sheets
23 8x10 b&w photoprints
4 8x10 color photoprints
1 5x7 b&w photoprint
49 color slides
 
Moving Image
9 1/2" VHS color videocassettes AFC 1992/001:V1-7 AFC 1992/001:V3-v1-2 (viewing copies)

COLLECTION INVENTORY

SERIES I: PRINT MATERIALS

Location
Contents
Folder 1
Archive of Folk Culture Administrative Materials. The collection guide (this document), an article describing the Neptune Plaza Concert Series, press releases on the 1992 concert lineup, and a three and one-half inch computer diskette containing logs of the concerts (all logs are available in hard copy in the individual concert folders).
Publicity and administration
Folder 2
Familia Colon, 4-23-92. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, press releases, promotional materials on the band in English and in Spanish, and a concert log by Catherine Hiebert Kerst.
Folder 6
Ralph Blizard and the New Southern Ramblers, 5-21- 92. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log by Catherine Hiebert Kerst, press releases, news clippings, correspondence from Phil Jamison, and promotional materials on the band.
Folder 10
Los Pregoneros del Puerto, 6-5-92. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log by Catherine Hiebert Kerst, news clippings, and promotional materials including information on the band.
Folder 15
Santa Clara Pueblo Dancers, 6-25-92. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, and news clippings.
Folder 20
Donna Long and Brendan Mulvihill, 7-16-92. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log by Catherine Hiebert Kerst, and news clippings.
Folder 23
Helen Smith and the Angels of Faith, 8-20-92. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log by Catherine Hiebert Kerst, and news clippings.
Folder 26
Everett Lilly and Clear Creek Crossin', 9-10-92. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log by Catherine Hiebert Kerst, news clippings, promotional materials about the band, and photocopies of photoprints of individual band members and of the group as a whole.

 

SERIES II: SOUND RECORDINGS

Location
Contents
Reel-to-reels
AFC 1992/001: SR1-2
Familia Colon, 4-23-92. One 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips and one 7" DT stereo at 7.5 ips.
AFC 1992/001: SR4
Ralph Blizard and the New Southern Ramblers, 5-21-92. One 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips.
AFC 1992/001: SR6
Los Pregoneros del Puerto, 6-5-92. One 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips.
AFC 1992/001: SR7
Santa Clara Pueblo Dancers, 6-25-92. One 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips.
AFC 1992/001: SR8
Donna Long and Brendan Mulvihill, 7-16-92. One SR8 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips.
AFC 1992/001: SR10
Helen Smith and the Angels of Faith, 8-20-92. One 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips.
AFC 1992/001: SR11 Everett Lilly and Clear Creek Crossin', 9-10-92. One 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips.
Audiocassettes
AFC 1992/001: SR3 Familia Colon, 4-23-92. One 90-minute (recorded concurrently with reel-to-reel).
AFC 1992/001: SR5 Ralph Blizard and the New Southern Ramblers, 5-21-92. One 90-minute (recorded concurrently with reel-to-reel).
AFC 1992/001: SR9 Donna Long and Brendan Mulvihill, 7-16-92. One 90-minute (recorded concurrently with reel-to- reel).

 

SERIES III: GRAPHIC MATERIALS

Location
Contents
Negatives
Envelope 1 Familia Colon, 4-23-92. One 8 x 10 black and white (publicity). Photographer unknown.
Envelope 2 Ralph Blizard and the New Southern Ramblers, 5-21-92. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (35 images) and one 8 x 10 black and white. Photographed by Jim Higgins.
Envelope 5 Los Pregoneros del Puerto, 6-5-92. One one-row sheet of 35 mm black and white (1 image). Photographed by Dan Sheehy of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Envelope 8 Donna Long and Brendan Mulvihill, 7-16-92. One 8 x 10 black and white (publicity). Photographer unknown.
Envelope 9 Helen Smith and the Angels of Faith, 8-20-92. One 8 x 10 black and white (publicity). Photographer unknown.
Envelope 10 Everett Lilly and Clear Creek Crossin', 9-10-92. One 8 x 10 black and white (publicity). Photographer unknown.
Note: negatives for photographs shot by Library of Congress photographers Reid Baker and Jim Higgins may be in the Public Affairs Office.
 
Photograph Prints
Folders 3-5 Familia Colon, 4-23-92. Two black and white 35 mm contact sheets (47 images), four 8 x 10 black and white photoprints, and one 8 x 10 color photoprint. Photographed by Reid Baker.
Folders 7-9 Ralph Blizard and the New Southern Ramblers, 5-21- 92. Six black and white 35 mm contact sheets (148 images) and two 8 x 10 black and white photoprints (publicity). Photographed by Jim Higgins and an unknown photographer.
Folders 11-14 Los Pregoneros del Puerto, 6-5-92. Three black and white 35 mm contact sheets (49 images) and seven 8 x 10 black and white photoprints. Photographed by Dan Sheehy of the NEA and Jim Higgins.
Folders 16-19 Santa Clara Pueblo Dancers, 6-25-92. Four black and white 35 mm contact sheets (76 images) and seven 8 x 10 black and white photoprints. Photographed by Reid Baker and possibly Yusef El- Amin.
Folders 21-22 Donna Long and Brendan Mulvihill, 7-16-92. Three black and white 35 mm contact sheets (66 images, photographed by Jim Higgins), two 8 x 10 black and white photoprints and one 5 x 7 black and white photoprint. Photographed by Jim Higgins.
Folders 24-25 Helen Smith and the Angels of Faith, 8-20-92. Three black and white 35 mm contact sheets (76 images), one 8 x 10 black and white photoprint, and one 8 x 10 color photoprint. Photographed by Reid Baker.
Folders 27-28 Everett Lilly and Clear Creek Crossin', 9-10-92. Two black and white 35 mm contact sheets (54 images, photographed by Yusef El-Amin), and two 8 x 10 color photoprints (publicity-photographer unknown).
Color slides
Envelopes 3-4 Ralph Blizard and the New Southern Ramblers, 5-21- 92. Two trays containing a total of 38. Photographed by John Gibbs.
Envelope 6 Los Pregoneros del Puerto, 6-5-92. One mylar sleeve containing one. Photographed by Dan Sheehy of the NEA.
Envelope 7 Santa Clara Pueblo Dancers, 6-25-92. One tray containing 10. Photographer unknown.

SERIES IV: MOVING IMAGES

Location
Contents
Videocassettes
AFC 1992/001: V1
Familia Colon, 4-23-92. One 1/2" VHS color.
AFC 1992/001: V2 Ralph Blizard and the New Southern Ramblers, 5-21-92. One 1/2" VHS color.
AFC 1992/001: V3 Los Pregoneros del Puerto, 6-5-92. One 1/2" VHS color. Viewing copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1992/001: V7 Santa Clara Pueblo Dancers, 6-25-92. One 1/2" VHS color copy
AFC 1992/001: V4 Donna Long and Brendan Mulvihill, 7-16-92. One 1/2" VHS color.
AFC 1992/001: V5 Helen Smith and the Angels of Faith, 8-20-92. One 1/2" VHS color.
AFC 1992/001: V6
Everett Lilly and Clear Creek Crossin', 9-10-92. One 1/2" VHS color.

 

APPENDIX A

DANCE CONTENT

Concert
Description
Santa Clara Pueblo Dancers The Tewa people from the Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico present the Buffalo dance. Background and narration provided by the governor of the pueblo, Walter Dasheno. Print material, photographs, and slides: folders 15-17, envelope 7; sound recording: AFC 1992/001:SR7; videotape: AFC 1992/001:V7.
Donna Long and Brendan Mulvihill Irish music and dance presented by Donna Long, Brendan Mulvihill, and Regan Wick. Wick, a champion step dancer, performs a set dance, a reel, and a hornpipe, as well as an a cappella piece. Print material and photographs: folders 20-22, envelope 8; sound recordings: AFC 1992/001:SR8-9; videotape: AFC 1992/001:V4.
Ralph Blizard and the New Southern Ramblers Long-time fiddler Ralph Blizard, known for his unique fiddling style called "Tennessee Long Bow," presents Appalachian music with members of the New Southern Ramblers, Phil Jamison and John Lilly. Jamison and Lilly, both former members of the Green Grass Cloggers, demonstrate individual clogging styles. Print material and photographs: folders 6-9; sound recordings: AFC 1992/001:SR4-5; videotape: AFC 1992/001:V2.

 

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