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Subjects Cowell, Sidney Robertson
Folk Music
Native American Music and Dance
Title
California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties
Summary
The WPA California Folk Music Project is a multi-format ethnographic field collection that includes sound recordings, still photographs, drawings, and written documents from a variety of European ethnic and English- and Spanish-speaking communities in Northern California. The collection comprises 35 hours of folk music recorded in twelve languages representing numerous ethnic groups and 185 musicians. This elaborate New Deal project was organized and directed by folk music collector Sidney Robertson Cowell for the Northern California Work Projects Administration. Sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley, and cosponsored by the Archive of American Folk Song (now the Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center), this undertaking was one of the earliest ethnographic field projects to document European, Slavic, Middle Eastern, and English- and Spanish-language folk music in one region of the United States.
Subject Headings
-  Folk Music
-  Native American Music and Dance
-  Cowell, Sidney Robertson
Notes
-  sound recordings - 817, photographs - 168, drawings/sketches - 45, manuscripts (correspondence, field notes) (contents)
-  American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (Preferred Citation)
-  California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties (sort)
-  This presentation is a multi-format ethnographic field collection that includes sound recordings, still photographs, drawings, and written documents from a variety of European ethnic and English- and Spanish-speaking communities in Northern California. (browse display)
-  http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/afccchtml/cowcpyrt.html (copyright)
Form
web presentation
Related Resources
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/afccchtml/cowhome.html (Online Collection)
Respository
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Other Formats
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.scdb.200033550/mets.xml


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