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  • Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

    Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the ...

    Simon J. Bronner interprets the uses of play and ritual for students in different eras to work through tough issues of their age and environment. More broadly, campus traditions are shown to function centrally in the development of American culture.

    • Contributor: Bronner, Simon J.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012-08-09
  • Politics and Poetics: Fieldwork in Afghanistan and Jamaica

    Politics and Poetics: Fieldwork in Afghanistan and Jamaica

    Margaret Mills, professor at Ohio State University, and Kenneth Bilby, research associate at the Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthropology presented lectures in a program titled "Politics and Poetics: Fieldwork in Afghanistan and Jamaica" as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Mills discussed "The Same River: Dilemmas and Challenges of Long-term Cultural Research in Conflict Zones and Failing ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006-08-03
  • Sreevidhya Chandramouli and friends concert collection, Catalog Record

    Sreevidhya Chandramouli and friends concert collection,

    Collection of sound recordings, photographs, and video of a concert featuring Sreevidhya Chandramouli singing and playing the vina, a plucked Indian lute with a fret board spanning three and a half octaves. She was trained in the Karaikudi vina tradition, a school of south Indian vina players that goes back more than ten generations. Also featured is Poovalur Sriji on the mridangam. The concert ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • Hear, O Israel : Yiddish-American broadcasting 1925-1965, Catalog Record

    Hear, O Israel : Yiddish-American broadcasting 1925-1965,

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Henry Sapoznik in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on October 14, 2009, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Sapoznik discusses the wide range of Yiddish radio shows in the United States, particularly in New York city -- from rabbinical advice programs to live Yiddish ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • Torcuato Zamora: Flamenco Guitar with Dancers from Furia Flamenco

    Torcuato Zamora: Flamenco Guitar with Dancers from Furia Flam...

    A concert featuring guitarist Torcuato Zamora and flamenco dance company Furia Flamenco.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-04-23
  • The Gannon Family concert collection, Catalog Record

    The Gannon Family concert collection,

    Collection of video recordings and program flyer for a concert of Irish music and dance performed by the Gannon Family of St. Louis, Missouri, performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on November 15, 2006, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006
  • Barbara Lynn & Friends

    Barbara Lynn & Friends

    Barbara Lynn & Friends perform Texas rhythm and blues at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Lynn, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-11-18
  • La quinceañera : a coming of age ritual in Latino communities, Catalog Record

    La quinceañera : a coming of age ritual in Latino communities,

    Norma E. Cantú describes the social practices of la quinceañera, the coming of age ritual for young Latina women. She discusses the origins of the custom in indigenous Mexican tradition and European tradition, the performance of the feminine through this ritual and its meanings in Mexican American families and communities.

    • Contributor: Cantú, Norma E.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006
  • Surati: Classical and Folk Indian Dance from New Jersey

    Surati: Classical and Folk Indian Dance from New Jersey

    Surati performs Indian classial and folk dance from New Jersey, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Surati Dance Group
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-11-19
  • Celebrating the Acquisition of the NCTA Collection

    Celebrating the Acquisition of the NCTA Collection

    Barry Bergey with the National Endowment for the Arts moderates a group of panelists who discuss the significance and highlights of the NCTA Collection.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-09-11
  • McIntosh County Shouters: Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout from Georgia

    McIntosh County Shouters: Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout from Georgia

    The McIntosh County Shouters perform Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout at a concert at the Library.

    • Contributor: Mcintosh County Shouters
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-12-02
  • Translating Africa in Global Contexts

    Translating Africa in Global Contexts

    Although African myths and folktales have long been trivialized as childish, translators today are revealing new insights, which show that Africa led the world in the invention of the most sophisticated literary styles. Critics now particularly value the figurality, or use of metaphor, which dominates the African literary imagination. The ethics and politics of translating African oral literature, or folklore, are a microcosm of ...

    • Contributor: Haring, Lee
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-09-22
  • Aubrey Ghent and Friends

    Aubrey Ghent and Friends

    Aubrey Ghent with friends performed sacred lap steel guitar for the Library's annual Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Ghent, Aubrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007-10-17
  • Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers concert and interview collection, Catalog Record

    Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers concert and interview c...

    Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 7, 2013 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers perform jubilee-style, a cappella, sacred gospel music and secular songs. Members of the group were interviewed on the day of the performance and the interview is ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2013
  • "Making a way out of no way" Martin Luther King's use of proverbs for civil rights / Catalog Record

    "Making a way out of no way" Martin Luther King's use of prov...

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Wolfgang Mieder in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on February 10, 2011, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Professor Mieder discusses his research for his recent book, "Making a Way Out of No Way": Martin Luther King's Sermonic Proverbial Rhetoric (2010).

    • Contributor: Mieder, Wolfgang
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011
  • Major League Tassa

    Major League Tassa

    Major League Tassa performs Indo-Caribbean drumming and dance from Queens, New York, as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Tassa, Major League
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-01-31
  • Folklore and seeing : photographs from Cummins Prison, 1915-2010, Catalog Record

    Folklore and seeing : photographs from Cummins Prison, 1915-2...

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Bruce Jackson in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on March 25, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Jackson, Bruce
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • Dale Jett and the Carter Singers perform a Carter Family Tribute

    Dale Jett and the Carter Singers perform a Carter Family Tribute

    Dale Jett and the Carter Singers perform a Carter Family Tribute at the Library of Congress, September 20, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 63 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). September 20, 2005. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Dale Jett and the Carter Singers - Wilson, Joe
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005
  • Kiu Haghighi and Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh concert collection, Catalog Record

    Kiu Haghighi and Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh concert collection,

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Kiu Haghighi with Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on July 20, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Kiu Haghighi from Evanston, Illinois, improvises on the Persian hammered dulcimer, known as santour or santūr, with Tooraj Moshref on various drums, including ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011
  • Sonny Burgess and the Pacers concert collection, Catalog Record

    Sonny Burgess and the Pacers concert collection,

    Collection of video recordings and program of a concert performed by Sonny Burgess and the Pacers, performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on October 18, 2006, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. This group includes performers who have been with the band since the 1950s and 1960s. Rockabilly, the merging of black rhythm 'n' blues ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006
  • Built with Faith: Place Making and the Religious Imagination in Italian New York

    Built with Faith: Place Making and the Religious Imagination ...

    This presentation examines how Italian Americans create and use vernacular architecture, material culture, and ceremonial display to inscribe meaning on New York City's religious and cultural landscapes. Yard shrines, sidewalk altars, Christmas displays, and other creative productions transform everyday urban space into unique, communal sites of religiosity. Sciorra is especially interested in how people remember, imagine, and interpret the city, as well as people's ...

    • Contributor: Sciorra, Joseph
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-09-23
  • Aubrey Ghent and friends concert collection, Catalog Record

    Aubrey Ghent and friends concert collection,

    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Aubrey Ghent and his band on October 17, 2007 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Ghent, a minister, performs "sacred steel" music, a gospel music tradition developed in House of God churches in the southern United States, featuring ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007
  • Celebrating the Acquisition of the NCTA Collection

    Celebrating the Acquisition of the NCTA Collection

    Barry Bergey, with the National Endowment for the Arts moderates a group of panelists who discuss the significance and highlights of the NCTA Collection.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-09-11
  • Rediscover Northern Ireland 2008: I Am a Wee Weaver: Weaving and Singing in Northern Ireland

    Rediscover Northern Ireland 2008: I Am a Wee Weaver: Weaving ...

    Handloom weaving was dominated by men in 19th century Ireland. The Industrial Revolution changed that, enabling women to take the dominant role in the factory production of linen. In this talk, Maurice Leyden discusses the reasons for this historical shift, and the impact of this change on the traditions of singing and songwriting among weavers. To illustrate his lecture, Leyden sings songs composed by ...

    • Contributor: Leyden, Maurice
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-12-04
  • Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does it Mean to Sing Russian/Mennonite Songs?

    Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does...

    Jonathan Dueck presented "Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does It Mean to Sing Russian/Mennonite Songs?" as part of the Benjamin Botkin lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. As "colonists" in 19th-century Russia, Mennonites sang German diasporic choral musics and borrowed Russian choral musics; when war drove many to North America, Mennonites drew on this repertoire and borrowed new repertoires to forge ...

    • Contributor: Dueck, Jonathan
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-05-21
  • An-Sky Ensemble Oral History

    An-Sky Ensemble Oral History

    Members of the An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble, who are performers as well as researchers of Yiddish music, discuss their history.

    • Contributor: An Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2013-06-25
  • Harmonia: Music of the Danube to the Carpathians from Ohio

    Harmonia: Music of the Danube to the Carpathians from Ohio

    Harmonia presents traditional folk music of Eastern Europe, ranging from the Danube to the Carpathians. Its repertoire reflects the cultures of this region: Hungarian, Slovak, Ukrainian, Romanian, Croatian and Gypsy. Performed on authentic folk instruments, and styled after turn-of-the-century eastern-European Gypsy bands, their music is drawn from both the urban and rural traditions of eastern Europe. The musicians come from varied eastern-European backgrounds; in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2013-07-11
  • North American influence on a North Irish folksong collection, Catalog Record

    North American influence on a North Irish folksong collection,

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture and performance delivered by John Moulden in the Mumford Room, Library of Congress, on May 2, 2007, as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme series sponsored by the American Folklife Center; the Department of Culture, Arts, and Leisure, Northern Ireland; Arts Council of Northern Ireland; and the Northern Ireland Bureau. This collection also includes digital photographs ...

    • Contributor: Moulden, John
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007
  • New North Carolina Ramblers concert collection, Catalog Record

    New North Carolina Ramblers concert collection,

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by The New North Carolina Ramblers in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on May 19, 2010 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The group performs old-time string band music, including songs and tunes from the repertoire of Charlie Poole. Photographs of the event by Megan ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • I am a wee weaver : weaving and singing in Northern Ireland , Catalog Record

    I am a wee weaver : weaving and singing in Northern Ireland ,

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture and performance delivered by Maurice Leyden in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on December 4, 2008, as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland series sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Maurice Leyden discusses the history of songs collected, written, and performed by linen weavers and journeymen of Northern ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008
  • Passing for Traditional: The New Lost City Ramblers and Folk Music Authenticity

    Passing for Traditional: The New Lost City Ramblers and Folk ...

    The New Lost City Ramblers were pioneers in the old-time music revival that paralleled the great folk music boom of the 1960s. Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley (later replaced by Tracy Schwarz) were city-born and suburban-bred folk musicians who specialized in recreating the sounds of rural southern stringband and early bluegrass music at a time when the folk music scene was dominated ...

    • Contributor: Allen, Ray
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-09-08
  • Margaret MacArthur

    Margaret MacArthur

    Margaret MacArthur performs ballads and songs from Vermont, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Macarthur, Margaret
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005-06-21
  • From patent medicines to patents for indigenous knowledge : material and spiritual economies, Catalog Record

    From patent medicines to patents for indigenous knowledge : m...

    Lecture on images of American Indians and African Americans used in patent medicine advertising from 1840 to 1910 and on the current economic interest in "indigenous knowledge" as it relates to traditional medicine and healing.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2004
  • Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn concert collection, Catalog Record

    Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn concert collection,

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on June 22, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Concert features old-time and bluegrass music. Photographs by John Barton.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011
  • Balla Kouyaté and World Vision concert collection, Catalog Record

    Balla Kouyaté and World Vision concert collection,

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Balla Kouyaté and World Vision in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on April 28, 2010 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Balla Kouyaté is a griot (or djeli) and virtuoso player of the balaphon, the ancient West African ancestor of the xylophone. Played with ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • The Bajich Brothers: Tambura Music from Kansas

    The Bajich Brothers: Tambura Music from Kansas

    The Bajich Brothers perform tambura music from Kansas, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Brothers, Bajich
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-09-17
  • Surati Concert Collection, Catalog Record

    Surati Concert Collection,

    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Surati, Inc. on November 19, 2008 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Surati Dance Group, founded and directed by Rimli Roy, presents classical Indian dance styles -- the Bharatanatyam, Oddisi and Manipuri -- in choreographed stage performances, ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008
  • African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase

    African American History Month Celebration: National Visionar...

    The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-02-22
  • Reflections on memory and history : collecting new oral histories of the civil rights movement for the LOC/Smithsonian NMAAHC, Catalog Record

    Reflections on memory and history : collecting new oral histo...

    Historian Joe Mosnier, together with videographer John Bishop, journeyed to twenty states to interview fifty individuals who, most as teenagers or young adults, gave themselves over to the civil rights struggle. These interviews are the first installment of a five-year national research initiative, the Civil Rights History Project, supported by an act of Congress and jointly led by the Library of Congress and the ...

    • Contributor: Mosnier, Joseph
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012
  • Capital Pool Checkers Club, : tradition, competition, and community in Washington, D.C. / Catalog Record

    Capital Pool Checkers Club, : tradition, competition, and com...

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Peggy Fleming in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on March 18, 2011, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Presenters included Peggy Fleming, photographer, filmmaker and author; Maurice Jackson, professor of history, Georgetown University; Oliver Griffin, Frank Webber, and Tal Roberts, Capital Checker Club members. ...

    • Contributor: Fleming, Peggy
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011
  • Marimba Linda Xelaju: Guatemalan Marimba Music from Maryland

    Marimba Linda Xelaju: Guatemalan Marimba Music from Maryland

    Marimba Linda Xelaju performs traditional Guatemalan marimba.

    • Contributor: Xelaju, Marimba Linda
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-09-15
  • Merita Halili and Raif Hyseni Orchestra concert collection, Catalog Record

    Merita Halili and Raif Hyseni Orchestra concert collection,

    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Merita Halili and Raif Hyseni on June 19, 2008 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The vocal repertoire for which Merita is best known is that of the towns of central Albania (Shqipëria e Mesme), particularly Tiranë, Elbasan, ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008
  • Reverb

    Reverb

    Gospel/inspirational harmony group Reverb performs as part of the Library's celebration of African American History Month. The concert was also part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Reverb Ensemble
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007-02-07
  • Warning of global warming? : shamanic traditions, politics, and ecological change in Siberia, Catalog Record

    Warning of global warming? : shamanic traditions, politics, a...

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on January 27, 2009, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Based on her long-term fieldwork in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Balzar presented concerns of her Sakha colleague, Uliana Vinokurova, sociologist and former deputy in the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • Barbara Lynn and friends concert and interview collection, Catalog Record

    Barbara Lynn and friends concert and interview collection,

    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs of Barbara Lynn, the "empress of Gulf Coast soul," singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Beaumont, Texas, in concert, performing her rhythm and blues hits from the 60s to the present on November 18, 2009 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Photographs of ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • Translating African oral literature in global contexts, Catalog Record

    Translating African oral literature in global contexts,

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Lee Haring in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on September 22, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Folklorist Lee Haring discusses the art and ethics of translating materials derived from Africa: folktales, epics, proverbs, riddles, and other verbal art, from five island groups ...

    • Contributor: Haring, Lee
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • A Musical Demonstration by Gary Hastings and Brian Mullen

    A Musical Demonstration by Gary Hastings and Brian Mullen

    Flautist Gary Hastings and singer Brian Mullen present a concert and lecture as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007-05-29
  • Passing for traditional : the New Lost City Ramblers and folk music authenticity, Catalog Record

    Passing for traditional : the New Lost City Ramblers and folk...

    Ray Allen discusses the careers of Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley -- the New Lost City Ramblers and their research and performance of old-time and traditional music.

    • Contributor: Allen, Ray
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011
  • It's of my rambles... a journey in the song tradition of Ulster, Catalog Record

    It's of my rambles... a journey in the song tradition of Ulster,

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture and performance by Len Graham in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on November 6, 2008, as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland series sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Len Graham sings unaccompanied English language folk songs and ballads learned at home in Glenarm in Ulster. He discusses ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008
  • Singing and Praying Bands concert collection, Catalog Record

    Singing and Praying Bands concert collection,

    Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 23, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The ministry of the Singing and Praying Bands takes place in host churches, often at a camp meeting after an evening preaching service is over. Members line out a hymn, pray a prayer, ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012
  • Amuma Says No: Traditional and Contemporary Basque Music from Idaho

    Amuma Says No: Traditional and Contemporary Basque Music from...

    Amuma Says No plays Basque music in a concert at the Library of Congress

    • Contributor: Amuma Says No
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-07-14
  • Coffeehouses: Folk Music, Culture & Counterculture

    Coffeehouses: Folk Music, Culture & Counterculture

    Since the 1950s, the history of the American folk music revival has been intertwined with the rise of coffeehouses and coffeehouse culture. This forum brings together notable coffeehouse producer Betsy Siggins from Boston's legendary Club 47, Caffe Lena History Project Founder and Producer Jocelyn Arem, filmmaker and documentarian Todd Kwait, and Baltimore-based performer and "open mic" organizer Rob Hinkal to explore folk music coffeehouses, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-04-11
  • Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps concert collection, Catalog Record

    Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps concert collection,

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on May 25, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Concert of traditional Mississippi Delta-style blues music and compositions by Ben Wiley Payton. Photographs by John Barton.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011
  • Traditional Chinese Zheng Music from Florida

    Traditional Chinese Zheng Music from Florida

    Ann Yao plays the zheng, a long, horizontal plucked zither that is one the most ancient musical instruments in China. She is joined in this performance by Wang Guowei playing the erhu, a two-stringed fiddle, and by Chen Yihan, playing the pipa, a pear-shaped lute.

    • Contributor: Yao, Ann
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-07-27
  • Spyros Koliavasilis and Karpouzi Trio concert collection, Catalog Record

    Spyros Koliavasilis and Karpouzi Trio concert collection,

    Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Whittal Pavillion, Library of Congress on May 7, 2014 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Spyros Koliavasilis' research focuses on the music, composers and singers of the past. His area of special scholarship has been the Asia Minor region called Mikrasia, but his interests and expertise ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014
  • Anxieties of authorship and ownership : intellectual property, indigenous collections, and decolonial futures, Catalog Record

    Anxieties of authorship and ownership : intellectual property...

    Jane Anderson discusses the philosophical and practical problems for intellectual property law and the protection of indigenous/traditional knowledge resources and cultural heritage, featuring her work in partnership with Murkutu on the development of the TK Licenses and Labels initiative, which develops site-specific intellectual property protocols to assist local communities in supporting already existing knowledge-management practices.

    • Contributor: Anderson, Jane E.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2013
  • Traditional Turkish & Bulgarian Instrumental & Vocal Music

    Traditional Turkish & Bulgarian Instrumental & Vocal Music

    Turkish and Bulgarian vocalists and instrumentalists Tzvety Weiner, Valeri Georgiev & Varol Saatcioglu share their traditional music.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-03-05
  • Dog Tags: History, Stories & Folklore of Military Identification

    Dog Tags: History, Stories & Folklore of Military Identification

    The 100th anniversary of the official use of American personal identity tags, affectionately known as "dog tags," recently passed without fanfare. Dog tags are highly personal items to warriors of every service and to their families as well. Each dog tag carries its own human-interest story. The acts of receiving the dog tag, hanging it around the neck, and feeling it against the body ...

    • Contributor: Cucolo, Ginger
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012-01-26
  • Flory Jagoda and Friends

    Flory Jagoda and Friends

    Flory Jagoda, with friends Susan Gaeta, Howard Bass, and Tina Chancey, performs traditional Sephardic music from the former Yugoslavia and other parts of the world as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The concert also marks the Library's celebration of Women's History Month.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007-03-21
  • What's in a Name? AIDS, Vernacular Risk Perception and the Culture of Ownership

    What's in a Name? AIDS, Vernacular Risk Perception and the Cu...

    Since reports of the first cases of HIV/AIDS in the early 1980s, contemporary, or "urban," legends about origins of the virus, modes of transmission, deliberate infection, withheld treatment and minority genocide have proliferated. Told cross-culturally, AIDS legends recount HIV-filled needles in movie theater seats, pinpricks in drugstore shelf condoms, semen in fast food and HIV-positive sexual predators. Diane Goldstein explores the story-making activities that ...

    • Contributor: Goldstein, Diane - Goldstein, Diane E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006-10-04
  • Down in the old belt : voices from the tobacco south, Catalog Record

    Down in the old belt : voices from the tobacco south,

    Videorecordings and photographs of a lecture delivered byJim (James P.) Crawford in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress on July 5, 2007, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Jim Crawford screened his documentary film "Down in the Old Belt: Voices from the Tobacco South," which reveals the decline of the tobacco culture in the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007
  • Steve Meisner Band concert collection, Catalog Record

    Steve Meisner Band concert collection,

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by the Steve Meisner Band in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 25, 2010 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. They performed Slovenian style polka performed on piano accordion, banjo, saxophone, and drums. All music and songs written by Steve Meisner, his father Vern ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • My father, my partner, Catalog Record

    My father, my partner,

    Nora Guthrie discusses her work developing projects that bring Woody Guthrie's vast, often unknown, cultural and creative legacy to life.

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Nora
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012
  • Makers of the Sacred Harp, Catalog Record

    Makers of the Sacred Harp,

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by David Warren Steel in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on October 21, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Professor David Warren Steel discusses his book, "The Makers of the Sacred Harp," published by the University of Illinois Press, including a discussion of the ...

    • Contributor: Steel, David Warren
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • Coffeehouses : folk music, culture and counterculture symposium, Catalog Record

    Coffeehouses : folk music, culture and counterculture symposium,

    Since the 1950s, the history of the American folk music revival has been intertwined with the rise of coffeehouses and coffeehouse culture. This forum brings together notable coffeehouse producer Betsy Siggins from Boston's legendary Club 47, Caffè Lena History Project founder and producer Jocelyn Arem, filmmaker and documentarian Todd Kwait, and Baltimore-based performer and "open mic" organizer Rob Hinkal to explore folk music coffeehouses, ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014
  • Unukupukupu concert collection, Catalog Record

    Unukupukupu concert collection,

    Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on June 26, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The concert featured traditional dances and songs, rooted in the sacred `Aiha`a Pele (Ritual dance of volcanic phenomena) performed by members of Unukupukupu, meaning "Shrine of ferns [rooted in fresh lava]," the Hālau ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012
  • Legends and legacies : an American Folklife Center celebration of public folklore concert and symposium, Catalog Record

    Legends and legacies : an American Folklife Center celebratio...

    Sound recordings and photographs of a symposium on September 10-11, 2009, including an evening concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The events included a tribute, a symposium, and a concert, honoring folklorists Archie Green and Joe Wilson, and celebrating the acquisition of the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) Collection by the Center's archive. Prior ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • What's in a name? : AIDS, vernacular risk perception, and the culture of ownership, Catalog Record

    What's in a name? : AIDS, vernacular risk perception, and the...

    Diane Goldstein, professor at Memorial University, Newfoundland, lectured on contemporary legends about the AIDS virus. She presented case studies of stories about transmission of AIDS in communities in Newfoundland, Canada, and the potential implications of legend discourse for public health. The lecture was given in recognition of the recent designation of the AIDS Memorial Quilt as an American Treasure, and in honor of the ...

    • Contributor: Goldstein, Diane E.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006
  • Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin concert collection, Catalog Record

    Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin concert collection,

    Collection of sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin, members of the Passamaquoddy tribe in Maine, who present songs, stories, hymns, and a discussion of the culture and language of the Passamaquoddy and related Abenaki tribes, on September 16, 2009, in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • Newslore : contemporary folklore on the internet, Catalog Record

    Newslore : contemporary folklore on the internet,

    Russell Frank defines newslore as folklore that comments on, and therefore requires knowledge of, current events. Newslore takes multiple forms: jokes; urban legends; digitally altered photographs; mock news stories; press releases or interoffice memoranda; parodies of songs, poems, political and commercial advertisements and movie previews and posters; still or animated cartoons and short live-action films. In this lecture, Russell Franks talks about his book: ...

    • Contributor: Frank, Russell
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011
  • Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

    Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

    The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers perform a capella gospel music from Kentucky, another in the 2009 Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-07-16
  • 'The High lonesome sound' revisited : documenting traditional culture in America, Catalog Record

    'The High lonesome sound' revisited : documenting traditional...

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by filmmaker John Cohen in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on June 11, 2009, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Director John Cohen screens a 12-minute clip from the beginning of his film, "The High Lonesome Sound," (1962) filmed in Hazard, Kentucky, and focusing on ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • Eight sounds of Chinese musical instruments, Catalog Record

    Eight sounds of Chinese musical instruments,

    Illustrated lecture in which ethnomusicologist Nora Yeh discusses characteristics of traditional Chinese instrumental music and the categorization of the "eight sounds" as they are related to the tonal qualities and colors produced on the instruments.

    • Contributor: Yeh, Nora
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2004
  • Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955

    Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955

    While all other aspects of Yiddish culture existed wherever Ashkenazic Jews lived, it was only in America that radio realized its greatest and most fulfilling use by and for Jews. Yiddish scholar Henry Sapoznik discusses and shares some of the most memorable and powerful moments in this nearly lost world of ethnic American broadcasting. By exploring amazingly broad category of Yiddish radio shows -- ...

    • Contributor: Sapoznik, Henry
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-10-14
  • Legends and Legacies Concert: A Celebration of Public Folklore

    Legends and Legacies Concert: A Celebration of Public Folklore

    A Legends and Legacies concert celebrates Joseph T. Wilson and the NCTA Collection coordinated and produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA).

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-09-10
  • Reverb concert collection, Catalog Record

    Reverb concert collection,

    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Reverb on February 7, 2007 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Introductions by Debra Murphy and Mike Licht, who discuss the history and events scheduled for African American History Month. Reverb is a Washington, D.C. a cappella gospel ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007
  • Folk music from the Slovak mountains, lecture/demonstration of the fujara and other overtone flutes / Catalog Record

    Folk music from the Slovak mountains, lecture/demonstration o...

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Bob Rychlik in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on May 27, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Rychlik discusses the history of flutes from the Slovak mountain region, plays selections on the fujara and other flutes and sings traditional songs. The lecture was ...

    • Contributor: Rychlik, Bob
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • Living and building between tradition and change : vernacular architecture in northern Sweden, Catalog Record

    Living and building between tradition and change : vernacular...

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Mats Widbom in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on January 27, 2009, in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Architect Mats Widbom presented his research on the traditional building culture of Dalecarlia in northern Sweden focusing on how the parstuga (double house) has been used and rebuilt ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • The Beehive Band concert collection, Catalog Record

    The Beehive Band concert collection,

    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by The Beehive Band on April 24, 2008 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The band performs old-time American music, which developed in the Latter-day Saint communities of Utah, including hymns, songs, and fiddle tunes of the Utah pioneers.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008
  • Negrura Peruana concert collection, Catalog Record

    Negrura Peruana concert collection,

    Collection of sound and video recordings and a program flyer of a concert featuring Afro-Peruvian music and dance performed by the group Negrura Peruana, from Hartford, Connecticut. The group, consisting of seven musicians and four dancers, performs the music and dance of Peru's African and criollo population originally living in the coastal area around Chincha south of the captial and later transplanted to Lima, ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005
  • Open mic: a conversation with David Bromberg / Catalog Record

    Open mic: a conversation with David Bromberg /

    David Bromberg, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, violin authority, and storyteller, a featured presenter in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series on March 31, 2014, launches the American Folklife Center's new interview series, "Open Mic: Conversations About Tradition and Inspiration," co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Library of Congress Music Division. Bromberg discusses his musical upbringing, lessons with the Reverend Gary Davis, stories about ...

    • Contributor: Bromberg, David
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014
  • Force and violins : what the FBI had on folksingers, Catalog Record

    Force and violins : what the FBI had on folksingers,

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by David King Dunaway in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on March 19, 2008, in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Dunaway presents his research resulting from his successful suit under the Freedom of Information Act to reveal the surveillance conducted by the FBI and CIA on the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008
  • Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin: Traditional Passamaquoddy Music From Maine

    Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin: Traditional Passamaquoddy...

    Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin, members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe in Maine, perform at Coolidge Auditorium. They share music and culture of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-09-16
  • Kalanidhi Dance: Traditional Kuchipudi from Maryland

    Kalanidhi Dance: Traditional Kuchipudi from Maryland

    Kalanidhi Dance Company was founded in 2005. Its artistic approach is to explore creative and contemporary ideas through the vocabulary of Kuchipudi, while retaining the essence and integrity of the classical form. Dancers include Supraja Chittari, Ankitha Durvasula, Ramya Durvasula, Pragnya Thamire and Deviga Valiyil.

    • Contributor: Kalanidhi Dance Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2013-08-14
  • D. J. Battiest-Tomasi and Tim Tingle concert collection, Oklahoma Choctaw storytellers and flute players / Catalog Record

    D. J. Battiest-Tomasi and Tim Tingle concert collection, Okla...

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by D. J. Battiest-Tomasi and Tim Tingle in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on June 29, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. D. J. Battiest-Tomasi and Tim Tingle are enrolled members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and regularly participate in tribal events, as ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011
  • Los Texmaniacs, traditional conjunto dance music from Texas, Catalog Record

    Los Texmaniacs, traditional conjunto dance music from Texas,

    Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 11, 2013 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Los Texmaniacs founder Max Baca is a renowned innovator on the bajo sexto, a twelve-string Mexican guitar, which customarily provides rhythm accompaniment for the button accordion, creating the core of the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2013
  • Tim Tingle & D.J. Battiest-Tomasi

    Tim Tingle & D.J. Battiest-Tomasi

    Both D.J. Battiest-Tomasi and Tim Tingle are enrolled as members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and regularly participate in tribal events. Both also share relatives who came on the Trail of Tears from the original Choctaw homelands in Mississippi. They speak Choctaw as a part of their performances. They normally perform individually, but have been asked to perform together on this occasion.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-06-29
  • Seeing Mary : belief, politics, and practice at Marian apparition sites, Catalog Record

    Seeing Mary : belief, politics, and practice at Marian appari...

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by by Anne Pryor in the Montpelier Room, Library of Congress, on June 3, 2008, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Pryor discusses her ethnographic research at Marian apparition sites in Necedah, Wisconsin; Conyers, Georgia; Cold Spring, Kentucky; and Emmitsburg, Maryland.

    • Contributor: Pryor, Anne
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008
  • Revolutionaries, nursery rhymes, and Edison wax cylinders : the remarkable tale of the earliest Korean sound recordings, Catalog Record

    Revolutionaries, nursery rhymes, and Edison wax cylinders : t...

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Robert Provine in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on January 27, 2009, in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Provine discussed wax cylinder recordings that were made by Alice Fletcher of Korean songs sung by three Korean men in Washington, D.C. in 1896. Photographs of the event ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • La Quinceanera: A Coming of Age Ritual in Latino Communities

    La Quinceanera: A Coming of Age Ritual in Latino Communities

    Norma Cantu, professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio, presented this talk as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Quinceanera, the traditional coming-of-age celebration for Latinas, is an an elegant party on the girl's 15th birthday, highlighting God, family, friends, music, food and dance. Many questions emerge as one looks at this ...

    • Contributor: Cantu, Norma E. - Cantú, Norma E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006-11-08
  • David and Levon Ayriyan

    David and Levon Ayriyan

    David and Levon Ayriyan performed Armenian music from Rhode Island, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. David Ayirian plays Armenian dance music and is accompanied by his son on the dumbek, a Middle Eastern drum. The kemancha is one of the oldest stringed instruments from the Middle East. Played in ancient Persia, it has continued to be used ...

    • Contributor: Ayriyan, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006-04-12
  • Ann Yao Trio concert collection, Catalog Record

    Ann Yao Trio concert collection,

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Ann Yao Trio in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on July 27, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Ann Yao plays the zheng, a long, horizontal plucked zither; she is joined in this performance by Wang Guowei playing the erhu, a two-stringed fiddle, ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011
  • Belfast's Linen Hall Library

    Belfast's Linen Hall Library

    John Killen brings to life the collections of this unique Irish institution. The Linen Hall Library was envisioned as the archive of its community; its mission statement, written on 1 January 1795, outlines its goals: "The object of this society is the collection of an extensive Library, Philosophical Apparatus and such productions of Nature and Art as tend to improve the mind and excite ...

    • Contributor: Killen, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-11-29
  • Amuma Says No concert collection, Catalog Record

    Amuma Says No concert collection,

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by the Basque band, Amumu Says No, in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on July 14, 2010 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Songs sung in the Basque language, Euskara, accompanied by trikitixa -- button accordion and tambourine -- with electric guitar, drums, folk percussion, ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • Hoop Dances by Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner concert collection, Catalog Record

    Hoop Dances by Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner concert...

    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner on November 15, 2007 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Jasmine Pickner delivered a brief introduction in Lakota. Dallas Chief Eagle discussed the traditions of the Lakota, and the balance between males ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007
  • September 11, 2001 documentary project collection, Catalog Record

    September 11, 2001 documentary project collection,

    The collection documents reactions of ordinary citizens in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States in sound and video recordings of interviews and personal narratives; as well as photographs, children's drawings, two scrapbooks, letters and e-mail, poems, ephemera, a sermon, and a few artifacts, including three United States flags. Photographs document spontaneous shrines near the Pentagon, in ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2001
  • Give my poor heart ease : voices of the Mississippi blues, Catalog Record

    Give my poor heart ease : voices of the Mississippi blues,

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by William R. Ferris in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on February 17, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Bill Ferris presented selections from interviews that he recorded beginning in the 1960s with African American women and men in communities in Mississippi near the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • The Long Black Freedom Struggle: African American Soldiers in WWI & Korea

    The Long Black Freedom Struggle: African American Soldiers in...

    Adriane Lentz-Smith of Duke University and David Cline of Virginia Tech discuss the forgotten history of African-American participation in WWI and Korea, followed by a discussion facilitated by Robert Patrick, director of the Veterans History Project.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-03-18
  • Alma and Quetzal concert collection, Catalog Record

    Alma and Quetzal concert collection,

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by the two groups representing California Chicano music, Alma and Quetzal in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 14, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Photographs by John Barton. Agustín Lira is a composer, musician, and singer songwriter whose songs address issues of ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011
  • The Berntsons concert and interview collection, Catalog Record

    The Berntsons concert and interview collection,

    Dance music and traditional song repertoire of The Berntsons, a Norwegian American family and friends from Wisconsin, now located in Virginia, performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. An interview with Eleanore Berntson Lundeberg, who plays the pump organ, was conducted by Virginia state folklorist Jon Lohman at the Library ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009