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    1985 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Photographs include negatives, black and white contact sheets, internegatives, photographic prints, and color slides taken by John T. Gibbs, Reid S. Baker, and unidentified photographers. Manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of African American Piedmont blues music; music of the Andes; bluegrass music; Scottish harp music and Gaelic songs; Omaha Indian music and dance; Spanish flamenco music and dance, and African ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1985
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    Joel Martin Halpern collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Collection is comprised of manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, videorecordings, and published and unpublished academic articles related to the Halperns' anthropological field work in the Balkans, primarily among the Serbs; and among Laotian, Vietnamese, and Inuit ethnic groups. Joel Martin Halpern Collection (AFC 1998/001), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Duplication of the collection materials may be governed by ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1950
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    David Dunaway collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open collection, additional accruals expected. The collection consists of sound recordings of interviews, with transcripts, conducted by David Dunaway with folk music performer Pete Seeger from 1976 to 1983, plus additional interviews with Seeger's contemporaries through 2000. Dunaway recorded these for his radio program "Sing Out!" on KPFA in Berkeley, California, and for his biography of Seeger "How Can I Keep from Singing: Pete ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1976
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    Dáithí Sproule and Robert Watt concert collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on May 23, 2007 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Dáithí Sproule and Robert Watt in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on May 23, 2007 as part of the Homegrown concert series and the Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme series sponsored by ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007
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    The sound of Islamic music : women's voices and the Indonesian religious soundscape, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Anne K. Rasmussen, speaker. Recorded in Mary Pickford Theater,James Madison Building, Library of Congress on May 13, 2009 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Anne K. Rasmussen in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on May 13, 2009, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Based on ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Bridles, bits, and beads : folk and fieldwork from the high, wide and handsome state of Montana, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Alexandra Swaney, speaker. Recorded in LM 139, James Madison Building, Library of Congress on July 21, 2005 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Alexandra Swaney, folklife director at the Montana Arts Council discusses the traveling exhibition on Montana folk arts that she curated in the 1990s, which includes the work of several American Indian artists, a jazz pianist, a painter, and a saddle maker, a ...

    • Contributor: Swaney, Alexandra
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2005
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    'If it wasn't for the Irish and the Jews' : Irish and Jewish influences on the music of vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Mick Moloney, speaker. Recorded in Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on December 1, 2009 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Video recording of a lecture delivered by Mick Moloney in the Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, on December 1, 2009, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. In vaudeville's heyday between ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009
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    Writing archives / crafting order : a critique on the longstanding archival practices of arrangement and description / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Thesis (M.A.)--University of Kansas, 2009; Museum Studies with focus in American Studies. Includes bibliographical references: p. 73-75. Duplication may be governed by copyright and other restrictions. Bertram Lyons; Donation; 2011. 145 p.

    • Contributor: Lyons, Bertram
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009
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    Reverb concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    "Cosponsored with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage." Program: We're marching on to freedom land -- Lift every voice and sing -- Ain't going to let nobody turn me round -- Oh freedom -- I woke up this morning with my mind on freedom -- Dog, dog -- Live for my Jesus evermore -- Tuskeegee airmen -- Nubian man -- Buffalo soldier -- In this ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007
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    Basque culture in the western United States, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    "Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series" Maria-Carmen RA. Gambliel, speaker. Recorded in the West Dining Room, James Madison Building, Library of Congress, on July 16, 2004 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Maria-Carmen Gambliel, director of the Folk and Traditional Arts Program, Idaho Commission on the Arts, lectures on the Basque pioneers who came to the western United States in the 1860s, on Basque American identity ...

    • Contributor: Gambliel, Maria Carmen
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2004
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    Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin migrant workers collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Recordings were made with equipment loaned by the Archive of American Folk Song, Library of Congress. Various performers including Lum Wilson "Bill" Jackson, Myra Pipkin, Frank Pipkin, the King family, Russ Pike, and others. Charles Lafayette "Lafe" Todd, born December 9, 1911 in New York State, met Robert Sonkin, born in 1910 in New York City, while both were working in the Department of ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939
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    From patent medicines to patents for indigenous knowledge : material and spiritual economies, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    "Ben Botkin series" Margaret Kruesi, speaker. Recorded in Dining Room A, James Madison Building, Library of Congress, on August 31, 2004 from 12:00 to 1:20 p.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. From Patent Medicines ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2004
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    River Boys Polka Band concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    "Cosponsored with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage." Program: Fat boy polka -- Rancher's polka -- Katie-Katie polka -- Popsie's polka -- Farmer's waltz -- Dave's smokehouse polka -- Globeville polka -- Stumbling Russian -- Hayloft polka -- Music box waltz -- Asmus special -- Russian opera house -- Kalya polka -- Windsor special. Robert Schmer, accordion; Dave Beitz, hammered dulcimer; Jerry Hergenreder, trombone, vocals; ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2006
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    Rhode Island Folklife Project collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The collection is open for research; access to some collection materials is restricted, some or all content is stored offsite. Before requesting collection materials please contact the Folklife Reading Room at 202-707-5510 or folklife@loc.gov. A field survey project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, conducted in cooperation with the Rhode Island Heritage Commission, the Rhode Island Council on the Arts, and the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1979
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    Civil Rights History Project collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open collection, in process; additional accruals are expected. On May 12, 2009, the U. S. Congress authorized a national initiative by passing The Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-19). The law directs the Library of Congress (LOC) and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) to conduct a survey of existing oral history collections with ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010
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    David Dunaway collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open collection, additional accruals expected. The collection consists of sound recordings of interviews, with transcripts, conducted by David Dunaway with folk music performer Pete Seeger from 1976 to 1983, plus additional interviews with Seeger's contemporaries through 2000. Dunaway recorded these for his radio program "Sing Out!" on KPFA in Berkeley, California, and for his biography of Seeger "How Can I Keep from Singing: Pete ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1976
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    Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    "Cosponsored with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian" Mary Louise Defender Wilson, Dakotah/Hidatsa storyteller; Keith Bear, Mandan/Hidatsa storyteller and flute player; David A. Taylor, introduction; Troyd Geist, introduction. Concert recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on August 16, 2006 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Interviews with the performers recorded in ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2006
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    And wheat completed the cycle : flour mills, social memory, and vernacular culture in Sonora, Mexico, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Maribel Alvarez, speaker. Recorded in the Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, Library of Congress on April 21, 2010 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Maribel Alvarez holds a dual appointment as Assistant Research Professor in the English Department and Research Social Scientist at the Southwest Center, University of Arizona. Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Maribel Alvarez in the Mary Pickford ...

    • Contributor: Alvarez, Maribel L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010
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    Eight sounds of Chinese musical instruments, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    "The Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series" Nora Yeh, speaker. Recorded in the West Dining Room, James Madison Building, Library of Congress, on May 25, 2004 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Yeh, Nora
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2004
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    The Berntsons concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    "Cosponsored with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage." Loretta Kelley, Eleanore Berntson Lundeberg, Karl Fredrik Berntson Lundeberg, Marika Lundeberg, Andrea Hoag, and Charlie Pilzer. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on December 3, 2009 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Dance music and traditional song repertoire of a Norwegian American family and friends from Wisconsin and Virginia performed in the Coolidge ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009
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    Hoop Dances by Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    "Cosponsored with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage." Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner, dancers; Peggy A. Bulger, introduction, Andrea Graham, introduction; Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, Representative for South Dakota, speaker. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on November 15, 2007 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Dallas Chief Eagle ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007
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    Cultural democracy in a time of diminished resources, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Bau Graves, speaker. Recorded in the Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, Library of Congress on July 22, 2010 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. James "Bau" Graves is an American musician, ethnomusicologist, and arts activist. He is the executive director of the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago and author of Cultural Democracy: The Arts, Community, and the Public Purpose (2005). Video ...

    • Contributor: Graves, James Bau
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010
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    Ruže Dalmatinke concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    "Cosponsored with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage." Ljubica "Binki" Franulovich Spahi, lead vocals; Alma Franulovich Plancich, harmony vocals; Pasko Kesovija, accordion; Matthew Olich Tweten, prim; Steven Mataya, brač; Allan Swensson, guitar and bugarija; Matthew Thompson, bass. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on July 18, 2012 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Video recording and photographs of a concert in ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012
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    Woody Guthrie manuscript collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The Woody Guthrie manuscript collection includes unpublished correspondence; most are letters from Guthrie to Alan Lomax, assistant in charge of the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress, dated 1940-1942; plus drawings; essays; song lyrics; and a songbook, "Songs of Woody Guthrie." Woody Guthrie Manuscript Collection (AFC 1940/004), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. Selections from this ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1935
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    David Ayriyan and Levon Ayriyan concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    "Cosponsored with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage." Program: Ashkhark (The world) / Sayatʻ-Nova -- Siretsee, yarus taran (I loved someone, but they took her away from me) -- Saree bulbool (Mountain fawn) -- Kannee voor jan eem (As long as alive) / Sayatʻ-Nova -- Armenian dance -- Chka kezee numan (There is no one as beautiful as you) -- Dle yaman (Old Armenian melody) ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2006