• 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
    • Date: 2007-10-17
  • Voices of Civil Rights Project collection, 2003-2006

    Voices of Civil Rights Project collection, 2003-2006

    Collection consists of oral history interviews, sound and video recordings, photographs and manuscript materials documenting memories of the 20th century civil rights movements in the United States, collected by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) from 2003 to 2004 in 48 cities in the South, Midwest and western United States.

    • Contributor: Adams, Victoria Gray - Andrade, Juan - Baxley, Bill (William Joseph) - Beal, Gerald K. - Beerman, Leonard I. - Boggs, Grace Lee - Bonilla, Rubén - Booth, Heather - Bourne, St. Clair - Branch, Raylawni G. - Braxton, Annye H. - Brownmiller, Susan - Carlos, John - Charles, Michael Ray - Collins, Wendell - Dahmer, Ellie J. - Davis, L. Clifford - Dickinson, James Luther - Dinkins, David N. - Doty, Juanita Sims - Epps, Jesse - Fife, John M. (John Macmillan) - Fleming, Karl - Forman, James - Fountain, Clarence - Frank, Barney - Garcia, Isabel (Isabel G.) - Gields, Clarence - Goodman, Carolyn - Graves, Curtis - Green, Percy - Gutiérrez, José Angel - Hackney, Lucy D. - Halpern, Rosario Salgado - Harjo, Suzan Shown - Harrington, Penny - Hayes, Shirley G. - Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene) - Hill, Oliver W. - Hite, Nancy - Holland, Endesha Ida Mae - Hooks, Benjamin L. (Benjamin Lawson) - Horowitz, Rachelle - Jarrett, Vernon - Jones, Doug (G. Douglas) - King, B. B. - Kirk, Ron - Kochiyama, Yuri - Kwoh, Stewart - Kyles, Samuel Billy - Landrieu, Moon - Lawson, James M. - Lee, Helen Shores - Lee, Sammy - Lewis, John, February 21 - Little Joe (Vocalist) - Lout, Mike (James M.) - Lowery, Joseph E. - Lyons, Kenneth O. - Mashariki, Job - McKinstry, Carolyn Maull - McWhorter, Diane - Mease, Quentin R. - Meier, Deborah - Mingo, Lucy - Monroe, Sputnik - Moses, Robert Parris - Moutoussamy Ashe, Jeanne - Murray, Tawanda - Norton, Eleanor Holmes - Oldham, Charles R. - Poussaint, Alvin F. - Pride, Carlton - Reid, Vernon - Rivers, Eugene - Romilly, Constancia - Rowles, Billy E. - Seay, Norman R. - Sellers, Cleveland - Shores, Barbara - Sims, Bernice Banks - Smith, Jerome M. - Spellman, Toyin - Steger, Michelle - Sutton, Goodloe - Swann Daniels, Carol - Tafel, Richard - Thompson, Larry Dean - Tisdale, Alice - Tisdale, Charles - Trickey, Minnijean Brown - Uyeshima, Erin Emiko - West, W. Richard - Wilder, Lawrence Douglas - Wilkins, Roger W. - Wilson, Diane - Wilson, Edwin O. - Wunrow, Jeffrey D. - Yamamoto, Joyce C. - Zabel, William D. - Bowley, Andy - Briggs, Jimmie - Hargrove, Earnestine - Iverem, Esther - Kellogg, Alex - Krol, Debra Utacia - Latimer, Leah Y. - Lewis, Dan - Lum, Lydia - Mapp, Marilyn - Marquez Stathis, Sandra - Miller, Tom - Neubauer, Rita - O'Konis, Jonathan - Patoski, Joe Nick - Pierce, Ponchitta Anne - Reavis, Dick J. - Rosenfeld, Megan - Rosenzweig, Hannah - Sloan, Lester - Smith, Vern E. - Whitehouse, Liz - Wolf, Bonny - Ynclan, Nery - Williams, Juan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • We had sneakers, they had guns : the kids who fought for civil rights in Mississippi, Catalog Record

    We had sneakers, they had guns : the kids who fought for civi...

    Tracy Sugarman, speaker; Peter Bartis, introduction. Recorded in Mumford Room, James Madison Building, Library of Congress on May 5, 2009 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Tracy Sugarman in the Mumford Room, James Madison Building LM 649, Library of Congress, on May 5, 2009, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009
  • Homegrown Concert Flyer for The Steve Meisner Band 2010 (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for The Steve Meisner Band 2010 (The ...

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for The Steve Meisner Band 2010: American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

  • Do All Indians Live in Tipis? and Other Compelling Questions for Education

    Do All Indians Live in Tipis? and Other Compelling Questions ...

    Stereotypes, inaccuracies and inappropriate representations of Native Americans continue to abound in American society today. Reflecting on his 20 years of experience working in the field of American Indian education, the Edwin Schupman explores examples, causes and implications of the current state of awareness about Native peoples and issues.

    • Contributor: Schupman, Edwin
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-08-05
  • Homegrown Concert Flyer for Daniel Boucher, 2011 (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for Daniel Boucher, 2011 (The America...

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for Daniel Boucher, 2011: American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

  • Woodie Guthrie: My Father, My Partner

    Woodie Guthrie: My Father, My Partner

    Nora Guthrie recounted her early recollections of family life (which include family gatherings and hootenannies with musicians close to the family), her father Woody's hospitalization with Huntington's Disease, her recognition of her father's growing mythology among artists in the 1960s folk music revival, and the gradual transition of her relationship with her father into one of professional partnership.

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Nora
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-03-29
  • Revolutionaries, Nursery Rhymes, and Edison Wax Cylinders: The Remarkable Tale of the Earliest Korean Sound Recordings

    Revolutionaries, Nursery Rhymes, and Edison Wax Cylinders: Th...

    On July 24, 1896, the pioneering ethnologist Alice Fletcher recorded six wax cylinders documenting the singing of three Koreans who were studying in Washington, D.C. Now housed in the American Folklife Center Archive, these cylinders have proved to be the earliest known recordings of Korean music. As interesting as the recordings themselves, are the extraordinary circumstances surrounding how they came to be made, as ...

    • Contributor: Provine, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-01-27
  • 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
    • Date: 2012-08-09
  • James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman

    James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman

    James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman perform blues guitar from Mississippi, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Johnson , James "Super Chikan"
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2006-05-23
  • 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
    • Date: 2013-06-25
  • 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
    • Date: 2005-06-21
  • Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

    Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

    Concert by the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers.

    • Contributor: Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2013-08-07
  • Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra

    Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra

    Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra perform Albanian music from New York, celebrating 40 years of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-06-19
  • Homegrown Concert Flyer for Balla Kouyaté and World Vision, 2010 (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for Balla Kouyaté and World Vision, 2...

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for Balla Kouyaté and World Vision, 2010 : American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

  • Archie Green Memorial: Remembering Archie

    Archie Green Memorial: Remembering Archie

    The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress hosted a two-day event including 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. The multifaceted event featured spoken tributes, musical performances, panel discussions, and rare glimpses at archival treasures, and was ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-09-10
  • Archie Green 1917-2009 (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Archie Green 1917-2009 (The American Folklife Center, Library...

    Archie Green 1917-2009 : American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

  • 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
    • Date: 2011-06-29
  • Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps

    Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps

    Ben Payton's voice resonates with a passion for life and his skills as a guitarist evoke the tradition of the original Delta blues greats such as Robert Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Charley Patton and Son House. He performs with Steve Chester on rhythm guitar, Cyndi Clark on conga drums and Kindrick Hart on electric bass.

    • Contributor: Payton, Ben
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-05-25
  • Traditional Norwegian-American Dance Music From Virginia

    Traditional Norwegian-American Dance Music From Virginia

    Part of the Homegrown Concert Series, the Berntson family performs traditional Norwegian-American dance music from Virginia.

    • Contributor: Berntsons, The
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-12-03
  • Botkin Lecture Flyer: Stetson Kennedy: Building Democracy in America (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Botkin Lecture Flyer: Stetson Kennedy: Building Democracy in ...

    Botkin Lecture Flyer: Stetson Kennedy: Building Democracy in America" : Botkin Flyers: Stetson Kennedy Interview : American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

  • The Zionaires

    The Zionaires

    The Zionaires perform gospel music from Maryland and Delaware, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: The Zionaires
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-07-24
  • The River Boys Polka Band

    The River Boys Polka Band

    The River Boys Polka Band performed as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Robert Schmer (accordion), Dave Beitz (hammered dulcimer), Jerry Hergenreder (trombone, vocals) and Steve Deines (bass, vocals) make up the River Boys Polka Band. They have played traditional Dutch Hop dance music together for 10 years. All four have performed at traditional weddings, anniversaries and other ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2006-06-21
  • Collecting and Performing Traditional Song in the Republic of Georgia

    Collecting and Performing Traditional Song in the Republic of...

    Ethno-musicologist, scholar and performer Malkhaz Erkvanidze talked about collecting traditional sacred and secular music in the Republic of Georgia as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Members of the Anchiskhati Choir assisted him with performance of material he and the members of his ensemble have collected.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2005-11-17
  • Folk Music from the Slovak Mountains

    Folk Music from the Slovak Mountains

    The fujara is the largest member of the overtone flute family. It developed in the seclusion of the Slovakian mountains, and, until recently, was barely known outside Slovakia. Even today, only a small number of traditional musicians play the instrument, and only a handful of craftsmen know how to make it. However, since the fall of the Iron Curtain, the fujara has been "discovered" ...

    • Contributor: Rychlik, Bohuslav - Rychlik, Bob
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-05-27
  • Hoop Dances by Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner

    Hoop Dances by Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner

    Two first place World Hoop Dance Champions have joined together to model and dance a vision of male and female balance, harmony and respect as traditionally practiced by their ancestors. Dallas Chief Eagle, Rosebud Sioux tribal member, and Jasmine Pickner of the Crow Creek Sioux tribe are both world-traveled hoop dancers. They performed as part of the American Folklife Center's Homegrown Concert Series.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-11-15
  • 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
    • Date: 2007-05-29
  • I Feel So Good: The Life & Times of Big Bill Broonzy

    I Feel So Good: The Life & Times of Big Bill Broonzy

    A major figure in American blues and folk music, Big Bill Broonzy (1903-1958) left his Arkansas Delta home after World War I, headed north, and became the leading Chicago bluesman of the 1930s. His success came as he fused traditional rural blues with the electrified sound that was beginning to emerge in Chicago. This, however, was just one step in his remarkable journey: Big ...

    • Contributor: Riesman, Bob
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-11-16
  • Patent Medicine event flyer

    Patent Medicine event flyer

    The American Folklife Center at the Library ofCongress presents A Lecture in the Ben Botkin series FROM PATENT MEDICINES TO PATENTS FOR INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE - MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL ECONOMIES ­ Illustrated lecture by Margaret Kruesi, American Folklife Center ./,:..,. /~~I/··O,. .'/flII'J ' 'Ilh'/ ll"/t.)///..d /lltff'· l;'l/l/'hllli/\ (~/ 'llt~! ,{(~~,(l\ . ~ /h'/I d .... ! ('///.' / I'(/_~l!t.) ."'~ .::. . ,l tlll/l ll/f ...

    • Original Format: Books - Web Pages - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
    • Date: 2008-05-21
  • 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
    • Date: 2011-11-29
  • The Secret History of Yodeling event flyer

    The Secret History of Yodeling event flyer

    The American Folklife C enter ofthe Library ofCongress The Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series Yode -Ay-Ee-Oooo: THE SECRET HISTORY OF l\-;~~\)(1l1~ Yo ELiNG ~. AROUND THE WORLD A lecture by BART PLANTENGA .... based on his recent book K SIGNING TO FOLLOW turing yodelers RANDY IRWIN and ·· CATHY FINK ******* Tuesday, April 27, 2004 6:00 P .M. umford Room, floor of the Madison ...

    • Contributor: Plantenga, Bart
    • Original Format: Books - Web Pages - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • R. Carlos Nakai: American Indian Flute Music from Arizona

    R. Carlos Nakai: American Indian Flute Music from Arizona

    R. Carlos Nakai performs American Indian flute music in a noontime concert in the Library's "Homegrown" series.

    • Contributor: Nakai, R. Carlos
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-11-17
  • We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi

    We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil...

    As an illustrator and journalist, Tracy Sugarman covered the nearly one thousand student volunteers who traveled to the Mississippi Delta to assist black citizens in the South in registering to vote. Two white students and one black student were slain in the struggle, many were beaten and hundreds arrested, and churches and homes were burned to the ground by the opponents of equality. Yet ...

    • Contributor: Sugarman, Tracy
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-05-05
  • 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
    • Date: 2007-02-07
  • Homegrown Concert Flyer for the New North Carolina Ramblers 2010 (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for the New North Carolina Ramblers 2...

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for the New North Carolina Ramblers 2010 : American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

  • 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
    • Date: 2010-12-02
  • Sonny Burgess and the Pacers

    Sonny Burgess and the Pacers

    Sonny Burgess and the Pacers perform rockabilly music from Arkansas, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Burgess, Sonny
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2006-10-18
  • Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)

    Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)

    Home Page for the Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. Motivated by the urgent need to collect the stories and experiences of war veterans while they are still among us, the U.S. Congress created the Veterans History Project in October 2000. The legislation calls upon the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to collect and preserve audio- and video-taped ...

    • Date: 2003
  • Negrura Peruana

    Negrura Peruana

    Negrura Peruana perform Afro-Peruvian music and dance from Connecticut, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Peruana, Negrura
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2005-10-12
  • Folklore's Champion: Ben Botkin

    Folklore's Champion: Ben Botkin

    Among Benjamin Botkin's accomplishments, the gathering of slave narratives has received the greatest amount of attention, though not always with his name attached. As folklore editor of the Federal Writers Project, and later head of the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress, Botkin guided the fieldworkers who collected the narratives, amassed and edited the raw materials, and produced 17 bound volumes ...

    • Contributor: Abrahams, Roger
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-08-15
  • Les Bon Hommes Du Nord: French-Canadian Fiddle Music & Songs from New Hampshire

    Les Bon Hommes Du Nord: French-Canadian Fiddle Music & Songs ...

    Patrick Ross and Jean Theroux present a program of fiddle tunes and songs drawn from their French-Canadian heritage. They will be joined by Dalton Binette and Bow Thayer. All four musicians hail from the northernmost area of New Hampshire, adjacent to the Canadian border, across which people and cultural influences have flowed steadily over the last hundred years or more. The fiddle, accordion, and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-08-08
  • The Gannon Family

    The Gannon Family

    The Gannon Family performs Irish music and dance from Missouri, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Gannon Family
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2006-11-15
  • Seeing Mary: Belief, Politics, and Practice at Marian Apparition Sites

    Seeing Mary: Belief, Politics, and Practice at Marian Apparit...

    What happens in a community after a Catholic claims to see and hear Mary, the Blessed Mother? Always a challenging situation, the claims are contested while individuals try to discern the credibility of the visionary and the apparition. Those who choose to believe develop devotional practices to honor Mary at the site made sacred through her visit. These devotions are both ancient and emergent, ...

    • Contributor: Pryor, Anne
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-06-03
  • The Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band

    The Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band

    The Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band performs at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-10-13
  • Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

    Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

    Russell Frank defines newslore as folklore that comments on, and is therefore indecipherable without 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. Such material, he argues in his new ...

    • Contributor: Frank, Russell
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-08-10
  • 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
    • Date: 2009-09-10
  • Afghan Women's Stories: the Problematics of Cover

    Afghan Women's Stories: the Problematics of Cover

    Afghan women in burkas have become iconic representations of women's oppression in western media, but this representation is contested in various ways by Afghan women and men. The most common observation by Afghan women activists is that we westerners should get over it, that the burka, hot, uncomfortable and inconvenient as it is, is certainly not their most pressing problem. It has even proved ...

    • Contributor: Mills, Margaret
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-09-19
  • 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
    • Date: 2007-03-21
  • David Warren Steel: Makers of the Sacred Harp

    David Warren Steel: Makers of the Sacred Harp

    David Warren Steel discusses his new book, "The Makers of the Sacred Harp," newly published by the University of Illinois Press.

    • Contributor: Steel, David Warren
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-10-21
  • Homegrown Concert Flyer for Traditional Music from Londonderry performed by Daithi Sproule and Robert Watt 2007 (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for Traditional Music from Londonderr...

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for Traditional Music from Londonderry performed by Daithi Sproule and Robert Watt 2007 : American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

  • From Oral Tradition to Critical Edition: The James Madison Carpenter Collection of Folk Music and Drama

    From Oral Tradition to Critical Edition: The James Madison Ca...

    This lecture showcases the variety and importance of the James Madison Carpenter Collection, which has been digitized and is intended for online presentation as part of the Performing Arts Encyclopedia. The talk describes some of the editorial challenges facing the James Madison Carpenter Project team as they prepare a critical edition of the collection.

    • Contributor: Bishop, Julia
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-04-23
  • Homegrown Concert Flyer for Amuma Says No 2010 (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for Amuma Says No 2010 (The American ...

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for Amuma Says No - Traditional and Contemporary Basque Music from Idaho 2010 : American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

  • Homegrown Concert Flyer for Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps, 2011 (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for Ben Payton and the Thundering Har...

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps, 2011: American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

  • 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
    • Date: 2009-09-23
  • Inauguration 2009 Sermons and Orations Project collection, 2008-2009

    Inauguration 2009 Sermons and Orations Project collection, 20...

    The Inauguration 2009 Sermons and Orations Project collection includes manuscripts (letters, sermons, orations, church programs, etc.), audio and video recordings, photographs, and other graphic materials created by the public in response to the 2009 election and inauguration of President Barack Obama and collected by the American Folklife Center. Includes submissions from over 300 individuals, religious and secular organizations, from 39 states and the District ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Northern Ireland Concert Flyer for Rosie Stewart 2007 (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Northern Ireland Concert Flyer for Rosie Stewart 2007 (The Am...

    Northern Ireland Concert Flyer for Rosie Stewart 2007 : American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

  • The Will to Adorn: Reflections on African American Identity and the Aesthetics of Dress

    The Will to Adorn: Reflections on African American Identity a...

    Diana N'Diaye shares stories, observations, and insights from "The Will to Adorn," a community-centered research and public presentation project, which explores and examines the diversity of African American cultural identities as expressed through traditional arts of the body, dress, and adornment.

    • Contributor: N'Diaye, Diana - N'Diaye, Diana Baird
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2013-01-30
  • Rediscover Northern Ireland Events 2008 (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Rediscover Northern Ireland Events 2008 (The American Folklif...

    2008 Rediscover Northern Ireland Events : American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

  • Homegrown Concert Flyer for Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn, 2011 (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for Tony Ellis and the Musicians of B...

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn, 2011: American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

  • 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
    • Date: 2011-07-27
  • Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear

    Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear

    Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear perform Sioux and Mandan Hidatsa storytelling and music from North Dakota, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2006-08-16
  • Botkin Lecture Flyer for Nora Guthrie, 2012 (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Botkin Lecture Flyer for Nora Guthrie, 2012 (The American Fol...

    Botkin Lecture Flyer for Nora Guthrie, 2012: American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Nora
  • 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
    • Date: 2013-08-14
  • 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
    • Date: 2009-10-14
  • Gary Haleamau: Traditional Hawaiian Music from Las Vegas

    Gary Haleamau: Traditional Hawaiian Music from Las Vegas

    Gary Haleamau and his band perform traditional Hawaiian slack-key guitar from Nevada, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Haleamau, Gary
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-08-20
  • Blind Boys of Alabama II

    Blind Boys of Alabama II

    Fresh from their Grammy win, the Blind Boys of Alabama present a free, lunchtime gospel concert on the steps of the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Blind Boys of Alabama
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2002-06-05
  • Homegrown Concert Flyer for the McIntosh County Shouters 2010 (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for the McIntosh County Shouters 2010...

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for the McIntosh County Shouters 2010 : American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

  • September 11, 2001 documentary project collection, 2001-2002

    September 11, 2001 documentary project collection, 2001-2002

    Documentation of the reactions of individuals and communities across the United States and elsewhere (Naples, Italy) to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City; the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia; and the crash of the hijacked plane in Shanksville, Pennsylvania; in audio, video, and photographs from 2001-2002.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole: Upper Louisiana French Creole Music from Missouri

    Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole: Upper Louisiana French...

    By an amazing string of chance events, young Dennis Stroughmatt came upon the descendants of French Midwestern settlers, and he spent over three years in southeast Missouri learning to speak Illinois French Creole, play the fiddle, and sing many of the traditional songs that have thrived in the region for over three hundred years. He would also go on to live, work and play ...

    • Contributor: Stroughmatt, Dennis
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-06-21
  • The Birmingham Sunlights

    The Birmingham Sunlights

    Gospel Quartet Birmingham Sunlights perform as part of the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Sunlights, Birmingham
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2005-12-07
  • Homegrown Concert Flyer for R. Carlos Nakai, 2010 (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for R. Carlos Nakai, 2010 (The Americ...

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for R. Carlos Nakai, 2010: American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

  • 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
    • Date: 2008-02-22
  • Giving a Voice To Sorrow lecture flyer

    Giving a Voice To Sorrow lecture flyer

    The Am rican Folklife C mer at the Library ofCongres The Ben Botkin Folklife Lecture Series IVI GA OleE TO ORROW: Creative Responses to Death lIana Harlow, Folklife Specialist, American Fo lklife Center ' Tuesday, March 23, 2004 12 NOON - ·1:00 PM Dining Room A sixth floor of the Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. .\~\) ~~t,n~\~H~~~t *********** \\\~t \ \ l ...

    • Contributor: Harlow, Ilana Beth
    • Original Format: Books - Web Pages - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Voices of Civil Rights

    Voices of Civil Rights

    The events of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement are documented through personal stories, oral histories, and photographs collected by the "Voices of Civil Rights" project, and marks the arrival of these materials to the Library.

    • Date: 2005-02-24
  • Tony Ellis & the Musicians of Braeburn

    Tony Ellis & the Musicians of Braeburn

    In this concert in the Library's "Homegrown" series, Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn play traditional banjo and stringband music from Ohio.

    • Contributor: Ellis, Tony
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-06-22
  • Documenting Katrina and Rita in Houston

    Documenting Katrina and Rita in Houston

    Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston is the first large-scale project, anywhere, in which the survivors of a major disaster have taken the lead in documenting it. The project's goal is to voice, as intimately as possible, the experiences and reflections of those displaced to Houston by the two major hurricanes that pounded the Gulf Coast in August and September of 2005. The heart ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-08-13
  • 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
    • Date: 2009-07-16
  • Chinese Folk Art Today event flyer

    Chinese Folk Art Today event flyer

    The American Folklife C enter presents free noontime event Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series IN CELEBRA no OF CHINESE N EW Y EAR CHINES FOLK ART TODAY E ap OO ~ ± ~* richly illustrated slide lecture by YAHGXIAN HG Artist and Professor Emeritus of the Be ijing Central Academy of Fine Arts Thursday, January 22, 2004 1 2 NOON - 1:00 PM Dining ...

    • Contributor: Yang, Xianrang
    • Original Format: Books - Web Pages - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Steve Meisner Band

    Steve Meisner Band

    Accordion polka concert with the Steve Meisner Band.

    • Contributor: Meisner, Steve
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-08-25
  • Decoration Day in the Mountains

    Decoration Day in the Mountains

    Decoration Day is a late spring or summer tradition that involves cleaning community cemeteries, decorating them with flowers, holding religious services in cemeteries, and having dinner on the ground. These commemorations seem to predate the post-Civil-War celebrations that ultimately gave us our national Memorial Day. Little has been written about this tradition, but it is still practiced widely throughout the Upland South, from North ...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-07-07
  • Francis McPeake Family Concert, May 16, 2007

    Francis McPeake Family Concert, May 16, 2007

    From March through May 2007, scholars and artists gathered at the Library of Congress and other venues in and around Washington, DC, to present and promote Northern Irish arts and culture through the Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme. The May events at the Library of Congress included an exciting and thought-provoking series of concerts and lectures and a special symposium. Together, they highlighted and focused ...

    • Contributor: Francis Mcpeake Family
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-05-16
  • Bar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming

    Bar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming

    The Bar J Wranglers perform cowboy music from Wyoming, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Wranglers, Bar J
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-10-02
  • 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
    • Date: 2010-09-22
  • Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues

    Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues

    In this presentation William R. Ferris discusses his book, "Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues" (University of North Carolina Press, Fall 2009).

    • Contributor: Ferris, William R.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-02-17
  • The Capital Pool Checkers Club: Tradition, Competition & Community in Washington DC

    The Capital Pool Checkers Club: Tradition, Competition & Comm...

    Ethnographic photographer Peggy Fleming spent three years photographing and interviewing the members of Washington's Capital Pool Checkers Club. Her resulting study, "Crown Me!" (2010), documents more than an interesting recreational club: it highlights a special place in the urban landscape where a group of men come together to share their personal memories, recall the history of their beloved city and create community. Fleming is ...

    • Contributor: Fleming, Peggy
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-03-18
  • Daniel Boucher & Friends: Traditional French-Canadian Fiddle Music from Connecticut

    Daniel Boucher & Friends: Traditional French-Canadian Fiddle ...

    Fiddler and singer Daniel Boucher is accompanied by guitarist Ray Pelletier, guitarist and fiddler George Wilson, and fiddler/stepdancer Glenn Bombardier of the Beaudoin family.

    • Contributor: Boucher, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-08-17
  • Unukupukupu Halau Hula

    Unukupukupu Halau Hula

    Unukupukupu is the traditional Halau Hula (Hula School) of Hawai`i Community College, Hilo, Hawai`i. Here ancient dances and songs, rooted in the sacred `Aiha`a Pele (Ritual Dance of Volcanic Phenomena) intermingle with the rigor of academic inquiry. To experience the particular fiery style of hula termed `Aiha`a Pele, one is trained to call up the fire within the body and to dance until sweat ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-06-26
  • Reflections on Memory & History: Collecting New Oral Histories of the Civil Rights Movement

    Reflections on Memory & History: Collecting New Oral Historie...

    A half-century on, what remains to be learned of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement? Plenty, it turns out. Last year 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. This testimony -- urgent and immediate, but also refracted by memory and time ...

    • Contributor: Mosnier, Joe - Mosnier, Joseph
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-04-12
  • Northern Ireland Lecture flyer for John Moulden 2007 (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Northern Ireland Lecture flyer for John Moulden 2007 (The Ame...

    Northern Ireland Lecture flyer for John Moulden 2007 : American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

    • Contributor: Moulden, John
  • Sreevidhya Chandramouli with Poovalur Sriji: South Indian Classical Music from Oregon

    Sreevidhya Chandramouli with Poovalur Sriji: South Indian Cla...

    Sreevidhya Chandramouli plays the vina, a plucked Indian lute with a fret board spanning three and a half octaves. She was trained in the Karaikudi vina tradition, the only school of south Indian vina players that goes back more than ten generations. Also featured is Poovalur Sriji on the mridangam.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-08-20
  • Daithi Sproule and Robert Watt Perform in Concert

    Daithi Sproule and Robert Watt Perform in Concert

    Singer and guitarist Daithi Sproule and Highland bagpiper Robert Watt perform in concert 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
    • Date: 2007-05-23
  • Homegrown Concert Flyer for Kiu Haghighi Master of the Persian Santour, 2011 (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for Kiu Haghighi Master of the Persia...

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for Kiu Haghighi Master of the Persian Santour, 2011: American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

  • North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection

    North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection

    John Moulden, singer and author from Ulster, presented a lecture titled "North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection" as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Included in his lecture was discussion of the Sam Henry Collection, the largest ...

    • Contributor: Moulden, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-05-02
  • The Beehive Band

    The Beehive Band

    The Beehive Band perform traditional Mormon string band music from Utah as part of the American Folklife Center's Homegrown Concert Series.

    • Contributor: The Beehive Band
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-04-24
  • 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
    • Date: 2010-09-15
  • "It's Of My Rambles..." A Journey in the Song Tradition of Ulster

    "It's Of My Rambles..." A Journey in the Song Tradition of Ul...

    Len Graham presented a lecture titled "'It's Of My Rambles...' A Journey in the Song Tradition of Ulster" as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program. Graham explored the folk song tradition of his native Ulster. His talk was interspersed with live performances of songs in English on many themes, including early classic ballads, broadside ballads, and songs of love, politics, emigration and many ...

    • Contributor: Graham, Len
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-11-06
  • 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
    • Date: 2006-04-12
  • Homegrown Concert Flyer for Marimba Linda Xelajú 2010 (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for Marimba Linda Xelajú 2010 (The Am...

    Homegrown Concert Flyer for Marimba Linda Xelajú 2010: American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

  • Kunqu: China's First Great Multi-art Theatrical Tradition

    Kunqu: China's First Great Multi-art Theatrical Tradition

    Marjory Bong-Ray Liu presented "Total Theatre -- The Art of Kunqu, China's Earliest Classical Opera" as part of the Benjamin Botkin lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Chinese opera, especially Kunqu, is particularly noted for its graceful dance movements and gestures that are an integral part of the total art form, unlike many western operas where the aural aspect is predominant. Kunqu ...

    • Contributor: Bong Ray Liu, Marjory
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-09-04