• Wasilat al

    Ms. Arabic. Title from line 6 of poem, fol.1b. Transcribed by Aḥmad Yūnis in 1300 H [1882]. Purchase of Mahmud al Mansuri collection, 1945. DLC Paper: yellowed cream, with watermark of Benedetto Gentili Vittorio; leaves are loose from spine but in good condition. Black and red ink used in text. Catchwords on rectos. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-768. DLC Author's full name from ...

    • Contributor: Miṣrī, Aḥmad Ibn Qāsim
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    Alfīyah fī al-ṭibb ismuhā Mughnīyat al-muʻānī ṣināʻat al-ṭibb / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Ms. Arabic. Title page written in later hand in violet pencil and in different script. Transcribed by Yāqūt ibn Aḥmad al-Mālikī on 17 Shaʻbān 1291 H [28 September 1874]. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. DLC Paper: yellowed cream, untrimmed, with watermarks, in good condition. Few diacritical marks. Text in black with violet decorations. Formula on fol. 2a to protect book from bookworms (Yā ...

    • Contributor: Shīwī, Ibrāhīm Ibn Aḥmad
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1874
  • John R. Alison VHP Collection

    John R. Alison Collection in the Veterans History Project Database (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    • Contributor: Alison, John R.
    • Original Format: Personal Narratives - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2003-01-01
  • 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
  • Fletcher Collins Jr. collection, 1935-1944

    The Fletcher Collins Jr. Collection is the result of the Anglo-American folksong collecting activities of Fletcher Collins Jr. from the mid-1930s to the early 1940s in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, under the auspices of the WPA Joint Committee on Folk Arts and for the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Song.

    • Contributor: Collins, Fletcher - Cole, Calvin - Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield) - Tate, Dan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Paul Field Sifton and Claire Sifton papers, 1912-1980

    Paul Field Sifton, playwright, government official, and Claire Sifton, editor and author. Correspondence, diaries, writings, subject files, family papers, printed matter, and miscellany relating to the Siftons' literary, labor, and governmental careers.

    • Contributor: Sifton, Paul Field
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Hadha kitab fath al

    Ms. Arabic. [Malatya, Turkey?] Paper: cream, with watermarks (Andrea Galvani Pordenone); varies in thickness, in medium condition. First 10 leaves are loose. Black, red, and violet ink on title page, text is principally in black with some rubricated words. Text framed by double violet line (fol.1a - 17b) and by double red line (fol.21b-142a). Catchwords on first 17 leaves. Library of Congress. Arabic manuscript, ...

    • Contributor: Maghribī, Abū SaʻĪd Ibn Ibrāhīm
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John Callan O'Laughlin papers, 1895-1949

    Politician, statesman, newspaperman, and publisher. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journals, writings, reports, printed material, scrapbooks, and records of the Army and Navy Journal documenting O'Laughlin's career as a newspaperman and advocate of Republican Party and conservative causes.

    • Contributor: O'Laughlin, John Callan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • al

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Ms. Arabic. Title from fol. 1a in later hand. Purchase ; Mahmud al-Mansuri ; 1945. Paper: yellowed cream, watermark of Venetian papermaker Andrea Galvani (d. 1855), in good condition, leaves loose from binding. Text of al-Yāsamīnīyah in red, with commentary in black ink. Catchwords on rectos. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-730. ...

    • Contributor: Sibṭ Al Māridīnī, Badr Al Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Hashiyat al

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Ms. Arabic. Transcribed by ʻUthmān ibn Yūsuf ibn Yūsuf ʻUthmān al-Ṣayyād al-Maḥallī. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. DLC Paper: yellowed cream, with watermarks, with untrimmed edges. Leaves loose from binding. Dark stains on some pages. Catchwords on rectos; marginal notes. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-731. DLC Commentary on Lumʻah al-Māridīnīyah ...

    • Contributor: Ḥifnī, Muḥammad Ibn Sālim
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Balla Kouyate & World Vision: Traditional Malian Music from Massachusetts

    Balla Kouyate is a griot and virtuoso player of the balaphon. Considered the predecessor of the xylophone and the first Mande instrument, the balafon is made up of wood slats of varying lengths. The slats are secured over two rows of calabash gourds, which serve as natural amplifiers. Each gourd is punctured with small holes over which Balla places thin plastic tape. The vibrating ...

    • Contributor: Kouyate, Balla
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-04-28
  • 1983 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1983

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of blues music, Cambodian classical dance, bluegrass music, country-western music, Armenian music, cowboy songs, Piedmont country blues music and buck (step) dance, and country blues music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Jackson, John - Jackson, James - Sarkisian, Leo - Ohrlin, Glenn - Holloway, Quentin - Holeman, John Dee - Michael, Edd
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    Sharḥ al-Khulāṣah fī al-ḥisāb / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Ms. In Arabic; Persian poem on title page. Title from introduction, fol. 1b. Transcribed by author, Jumadá al-awwal 1076 H [November 1665]. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. DLC Paper: mostly white, with some brown, with watermarks. Some leaves repaired; damage from humidity and termites. Black ink on title page, text is in black with a few rubrications. Text is particually underlined in either ...

    • Contributor: Jazarī, Ramaḍān Ibn Abī Hurayrah
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1665
  • al

    Ms. Arabic. Title from indrod. fol. 1b. Transcribed by Ḥasan al-Ṭawīl in 1289 H [1872]. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. DLC Paper: thick, cream-colored paper, with watermarks, in moderate condition. Black and violet ink in text. Catchwords on rectos. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-750. DLC Text is a compendium of astronomy which describes the methods of determining the positions of longitude; it ...

    • Contributor: Jighmīnī, Maḥmūd Ibn Muḥammad
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Margaret Bayard Smith papers, 1789-1874

    Social leader, author, and prominent Washingtonian. Family and general correspondence, diaries, journals, and commonplace books consisting mainly of family correspondence between Smith and her sisters, Jane Bayard Kirkpatrick and Maria Bayard Boyd, and her husband, journalist and banker, Samuel Harrison Smith (1772-1845).

    • Contributor: Smith, Margaret Bayard
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
  • Catalog Record

    Riggs family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Restrictions apply. Family and business correspondence, diaries, writings, financial records, biographical and genealogical papers, printed matter, and other papers of Riggs family members. Includes papers of Elisha Riggs (1779-1853) relating to family affairs, travel in Europe, sales of land in Illinois, and the development of his New York mercantile business; papers of Elisha Riggs, Jr. (1826-1881) relating to travel in Great Britain, the firm ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    Jāmiʻ al-qawāʻid fī al-misāḥah. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Ms. Arabic. Transcribed by Muḥammad ʻAyyād. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. DLC Paper: yellowed cream, with watermarks (tre lune; initials FC), in good condition. Text in black ink with rubricated titles; title page in blue ink in a later hand. Some marginal notes in various hands. Catchwords on rectos. Modern numbering incorrect (skips a leaf between 15 and 16). On leaves 4a, 10b, ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Florence Jaffray Hurst Harriman papers, 1857-1982

    Diplomat, political activist, and author. Correspondence, writings, news clippings, photographs, printed matter, and miscellaneous papers relating primarily to Harriman's activities as United States minister to Norway and her political activities on behalf of the Democratic party, world peace organizations, and District of Columbia voting rights.

    • Contributor: Harriman, Florence Jaffray
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Asaph Hall papers, 1837-1983

    Astronomer. Correspondence, diaries, journals, speeches, writings, scientific notebooks, biographical material, family papers, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating to astronomers Asaph Hall (1829-1907) and his son, Asaph Hall (1859-1930). Documents the career of Asaph Hall (1829-1907) at the United States Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C. and to his discovery of the moons of Mars.

    • Contributor: Hall, Asaph
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    Kitāb al-jadwal fī al-ḥisāb al-sinīn al-ʻArabīyah wa-al-Rūmīyah / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Ms. Arabic. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. [Syria?] Paper: yellowed cream, with watermarks, in fairly good condition, but the edges of some leaves are stained. Black ink on title page; black, red, and brown ink in text. Text is framed by a double red line; diacritical marks; marginal notes. Calculations in purple pencil in modern hand on fol. 13b. Library of Congress. Mansuri ...

    • Contributor: Thābitī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻAbd Al Laṭīf.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • James William Denver papers, 1868-1884

    Lawyer, army officer, United States representative from California, United States commissioner of Indian affairs, and governor of Kansas. Letterpress books containing correspondence relating to Denver's law practice in Washington, D.C., which was concerned with Choctaw Indian claims and land disputes in California and elsewhere in the West, and to his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, 1884.

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

    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
  • Hadhihi Hashiyat al

    Ms. Arabic. Transcribed by Ṭaha Yūsuf, who completed it in the middle of the month Dhū al-Ḥijjah, 1305 AH. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. DLC [Egypt?] Paper: yellowed cream, in good condition; loose. Black ink used for the text, which is framed by double red lines. Outer margins used for subheading. Catchwords on rectos. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-738. DLC Text is ...

    • Contributor: Janājī, Aḥmad Muḥammad
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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