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Finding Aids to Individual Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

THE 1993 NEPTUNE PLAZA CONCERT SERIES COLLECTION

AFC 1993/002

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

SUMMARY

The 1993 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, sound recordings, graphic materials, and moving images that document the 1993 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 1993 season consisted of the following:

April 15 Master Performers and Their Apprentices, DC (Northern Indian, Jamaican, and Gospel)
May 20 Traditional Irish Music and Dance--Tom and Maureen Doherty, NY and PA
June 17 Northern Lights, MA (Bluegrass)
July 15 Philadelphia Ambassadors Chorale and Ensemble, PA (African-American Sacred Music)
August 19 African-American Hand Dancing, DC
September 16 Ollantay, PA (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. Performers may be contacted through the American Folklife Center administrative office.

Primary Languages: English, Spanish

Physical Description Location Numbers
Print Materials
2 boxes  
Sound Recordings
6 10" stereo reels at 7.5 ips AFC 1993/002:SR1-3, 6, 9, 12
8 60-minute audiocassettes AFC 1993/002:SR4-5, 7-8, 10-11, 13-14
Graphic Materials
2 color negatives
1 4x5 b&w internegative
19 b&w contact sheets
27 8x10 b&w photoprints
1 7x9 b&w photoprint
132 color slides
 
Moving Image
8 1/2" VHS color videocassettes AFC 1993/002:V1-6
AFC 1993/002:V2-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), concert schedules, and articles describing the Neptune Plaza Concert Series.
Publicity and administration
Folder 2
Master Performers and Their Apprentices, 4-15-93. Concert fliers, concert log (logger unknown), and a list of performers.
Folder 6
Traditional Irish Music and Dance--Tom and Maureen Doherty, 5-20-93. Concert fliers, press releases, and a concert log (logger unknown).
Folders 10-11
Northern Lights, 6-17-93. Concert fliers, press releases, concert log (logger unknown), publicity photo, and news clippings.
Folder 15
Philadelphia Ambassadors Chorale and Ensemble, 7-15-93. Two concert fliers autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, press releases, and a concert log by Thea Austen.
Folder 20
African-American Hand Dancing, 8-19-93. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, press releases, news clippings, and a concert log by Stephanie Hall.
Folder 27
Ollantay, 9-16-93. Concert fliers, press releases, jacket notes from a published cassette, and a concert log by Stephanie Hall.

SERIES II: SOUND RECORDINGS

Location
Contents
Reel-to-reels
AFC 1993/002: SR1
Master Performers and Their Apprentices, 4-15-93. One 10" stereo at 7.5 ips.
AFC 1993/002: SR2
Traditional Irish Music and Dance--Tom and Maureen Doherty, 5-20-93. One 10" stereo at 7.5 ips.
AFC 1993/002: SR3
Northern Lights, 6-17-93. One 10" stereo at 7.5 ips.
AFC 1993/002: SR6
Philadelphia Ambassadors Chorale and Ensemble, 7-15-93. One 10" stereo at 7.5 ips.
AFC 1993/002: SR9
African-American Hand Dancing, 8-19-93. One 10" stereo at 7.5 ips.
AFC 1993/002: SR12
Ollantay, 9-16-93. One 10" stereo at 7.5 ips.
Audiocassettes
AFC 1993/002: SR4-5 Northern Lights, 6-17-93. Two 60-minute. Each cassette is a complete recording of the concert (recorded concurrently with reel-to-reel).
AFC 1993/002: SR7-8 Philadelphia Ambassadors Chorale and Ensemble, 7-15-93. Two 60-minute. Each cassette is a complete recording of the concert (recorded concurrently with reel-to-reel).
AFC 1993/002: SR10-11 African-American Hand Dancing, 8-19-93. Two 60-minute. Each cassette is a complete recording of the concert (recorded concurrently with reel- to-reel).
AFC 1993/002: SR13-14 Ollantay, 9-16-93. Two 60-minute. Each cassette is a complete recording of the concert (recorded concurrently with reel-to-reel).

SERIES III: GRAPHIC MATERIALS

Location
Contents
Negatives
Envelope 1 Northern Lights, 6-17-93. One 4 x 5 black and white internegative (publicity). Photographer unknown.
Envelope 2 African-American Hand Dancing, 8-19-93. One sheet of color 35 mm (2 images). Photographed by Bobby Lane.

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 Master Performers and Their Apprentices, 4-15-93. Two black and white 35 mm contact sheets (60 images) and five 8 x 10 black and white photoprints with three duplicates. Photographed by Yusef El-Amin.
Folders 7-9 Traditional Irish Music and Dance--Tom and Maureen Doherty, 5-20-93. Two black and white 35 mm contact sheets (57 images) and four 8 x 10 black and white photoprints with two duplicates. Photographed by Jim Higgins.
Folders 12-14 Northern Lights, 6-17-93. Three black and white 35 mm contact sheets (72 images) and five 8 x 10 black and white photoprints. Photographed by Yusef El-Amin.
Folders 16-17 Philadelphia Ambassadors Chorale and Ensemble, 7-15-93. Three black and white 35 mm contact sheets (77 images), one 7 x 9 black and white photoprint, and eight 8 x 10 black and white photoprints. Photographed by Jim Higgins.
Folders 21-26 African-American Hand Dancing, 8-19-93. Six black and white 35 mm contact sheets (131 images) and five 8 x 10 black and white photoprints with two duplicates. Photographed by Jim Higgins.
Folders 28-29 Ollantay, 9-16-93. Three black and white 35 mm contact sheets (61 images). Photographed by Yusef El-Amin.
Color slides
Envelopes 3-10 African-American Hand Dancing, 8-19-93. Eight holders containing 132. Photographed by David A. Taylor.

SERIES IV: MOVING IMAGE

Location
Contents
Videocassettes
AFC 1993/002:V1
Master Performers and Their Apprentices, 4- 15-93. One 1/2" VHS color (a copy of an original that is not in the collection).
AFC 1993/002:V2
Traditional Irish Music and Dance--Tom and Maureen Doherty, 5-20-93. One 1/2" VHS color. Viewing copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1993/002:V3 Northern Lights, 6-17-93. One 1/2" VHS color.
AFC 1993/002:V4 Philadelphia Ambassadors Chorale and Ensemble, 7-15-93. One 1/2" VHS color.
AFC 1993/002:V5 African-American Hand Dancing, 8-19-93. One 1/2" VHS color.
AFC 1993/002:V6 Ollantay, 9-16-93. One 1/2" VHS color.

APPENDIX A

DANCE CONTENT

Concert
Description
Traditional Irish Music and Dance Tom Doherty, Maureen Doherty-Macken, Mick Moloney, and Regan Wick present traditional Irish music and dance. Wick, a champion step dancer, performs set dances, reels, a hornpipe, jig, and an a capella dance. Print materials and photographs: folders 6-9; sound recording: AFC 1993/002:SR2; videotape: AFC 1993/002:V2.
African-American Hand Dancing Demonstration of hand-dancing, a local couple dance derived from the lindy hop that has seen a recent revival in the Washington African-American community. Folklorist LeeEllen Friedland narrates and provides background information. Three couples demonstrate basic steps and individual variations, as well as other dances in the repertoire such as line dances, the Bop, Walk, Slop, Birdland, Bugaloo, Jerk, Twist, and line dances. Audience participation included. Print material, photographs, and slides: folders 20-26, envelopes 3-10; sound recordings: AFC 1993/002:SR9-11; videotape: AFC 1993/ 002:V5.

 

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