• 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
  • 1985 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1985

    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 American gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April through October ...

    • Contributor: Cephas, John - Wiggins, Phil - Hastings, Dennis - Kinnaird, Alison - Primrose, Christine - Martínez, Ana
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Eloise Hubbard Linscott collection, circa 1815, 1929-2002

    Eloise Hubbard Linscott's collection of research materials for her book, Folk Songs of Old New England (1939) and other folk music research through about 1955. The collection includes correspondence; music transcriptions; sound recordings of folk music, lectures, and radio broadcasts; photographs of Linscott's informants; documentation of events and trips within New England; plus some materials from her estate, dated circa 1815-2002.

    • Contributor: Linscott, Eloise Hubbard - Bayard, Samuel Preston - Grover, Carrie B. - Sherrard, William J. - Reed, Elizabeth Foster
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Tom Raymond collection

    Collection of photographs taken by Tom Raymond documenting storytellers and audiences at the annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee, from circa 1984 to 2003. Most are 35 mm color slides and negatives. The collection documents the major storytellers and performers at the festival with more than 1,500 photographs of storyteller Ray Hicks taken at the festival over the years and at his home in ...

    • Contributor: Raymond, Tom
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Woody Guthrie manuscript collection, 1935-1950

    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."

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody - Lomax, Alan - Spivacke, Harold
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 1980 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1980

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images documenting the performance of Armenian music and dance, bluegrass music, zydeco music, Ghanaian music, Afro-Cuban music, and Southeast Asian music featuring Laotian, Vietnamese, and Hmong performers recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Sarkisian, Leo - Derderian, Leo - Stover, Don - Borrell, Roberto - Addy, Yacub
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 1995 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1995

    Documentation of the monthly 1995 Neptune Plaza Concert Series, which consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images of performances of zydeco music, lindy hop, bluegrass music, Hungarian folk dance and music, gospel music, and Argentine tango recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress from April through September 1995, sponsored by the American ...

    • Contributor: Jocque, Beau - Manning, Frankie - Lewis, Laurie
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002

    The collection consists of manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, artifacts, publications, and ephemera from an ethnographic field project conducted by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, which documented occupational culture in Paterson, New Jersey in 1994. Subjects include the textile industry, industrial architecture, machine shops, labor unions, family owned businesses, dressmaking, and ethnic restaurants. A single manufacturing firm, Watson Machine International, was the focus ...

    • Contributor: Cooper, Martha - Lautenberg, Frank R. - Pascrell, Bill - Taylor, David Alan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Agnes Bellinger Tlingit collection, 1985

    Collection comprises two videocassettes and a pamphlet on traditional music, dance, and other customs of the Tlingit nation of southeast Alaska.

    • Contributor: Bellinger, Agnes
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1985
  • 1988 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1988

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of old-time music from the Cumberland Plateau, Irish folk music and dance, bluegrass music, Piedmont blues music, Vietnamese music, mariachi music, and gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. Concerts were sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National ...

    • Contributor: Egan, Seamus - Moloney, Mick - Harney, Liam - Lewis, Laurie - Cephas, John - Wiggins, Phil - Nguyễn, Đình Nghĩa - Gore, Linda
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Kenneth M. Bilby Jamaican Maroon collection, 1977-1991

    An ethnographic field collection of sound recordings, moving images, and accompanying materials that document the music and dance of Jamaican Maroons, particularly the Kromanti Dance ritual complex recorded by Kenneth M. Bilby in 1977-1979, and in 1991.

    • Contributor: Bilby, Kenneth M.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Civil Rights History Project collection, 2010-2011

    Fifty-six filmed oral history interviews with various participants in the civil rights movement in the United States and related documentation, created by the National Museum of African History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, 2010-2011. Six interviews were conducted by Patricia Sullivan, Julian Bond, Dwandalyn Reece, Taylor Branch, and LaFleur Paysour in 2010. Forty-nine interviews were conducted by Joseph Mosnier of ...

    • Contributor: Ackerman, David M. - Ackerman, Satoko Ito - Anderson, Fletcher - Anderson, Cynthia Baker - Anderson, William G. - Avery, Anne Pearl - Bassett, Emmett W. - Bassett, Priscilla - Bennett, Geraldine Crawford - Bond, Julian - Booker, Simeon - Branch, Taylor - Breaux, Toni - Burras, Carol Cummings - Carawan, Candie - Carawan, Guy - Carter, Robert L. - Churchville, John Elliott - Cleaver, Kathleen - Collins, Barbara Maria - Conway, Purcell Maurice - Cotton, Dorothy F. - Cox, Courtland - Derby, Doris Adelaide - Duncan, Gwendolyn Annette - Finney, Ernest A. (Ernest Adolphus) - Gaither, Thomas Walter - Glascoe, Myrtle Gonza - Greenberg, Jack - Guyot, Lawrence - Hamilton, Audrey Nell - Hayling, Robert Bagner - Hicks, Charles Ray - Hicks, Darryl Robertson - Hicks, Gregory Vincent - Hicks, Robert Lawrence - Hicks, Valeria Payton - Hildreth, Marilyn Luper - Hopkins, Evans D. - Hrabowski, Freeman A. - Hutchings, Phil - Jackson, Gertrude Newsome - Jenkins, Willie Elliot - Jones, James Oscar - Jones, Jamila - Ladner, Dorie - Ladner, Joyce A. - Lowery, Joseph E. - Luper, Calvin - McDew, Charles - Moldovan, Alfred - Newson, Moses J. - Parker, Wheeler - Patton, Gwendolyn M. - Perry, Matthew J. (Matthew James) - Richardson, Gloria - Roxborough, Mildred Bond - Sales, Ruby - Saunders, William - Seeger, Pete - Sherrod, Charles - Sherrod, Shirley - Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah - Sobol, Anne Buxton - Sobol, Richard B. - Strickland, William - Terry, Esther M. A. - Ulmer, Joeann Anderson - Vickers, Barbara Edna - Vivian, C. T. - Williams, Cecil J. - Williams, Junius W. - Wright, Simeon - Young, Carrie Lamar - Bishop, John Melville - Mosnier, Joseph - Paysour, Lafleur - Reece, Dwandalyn R. - Sullivan, Patricia - Taylor, Kieran Walsh
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
  • 1989 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1989

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of French-Canadian music and dance, Polish-style polka, old-time bluegrass music, Bengali music, bluegrass music, vallenato-style Colombian music, and gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Legault, Normand - Blazonczyk, Eddie - Hooven, Greg - Spottswood, Richard K. (Richard Keith)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • National Visionary Leadership Project interviews and conference collection, 1997-2009

    The National Visionary Leadership Project Interviews and Conference Collection consists primarily of master recordings of interviews by the National Visionary Leadership Project with significant figures in 20th century African American history. In addition, the collection includes transcripts (both printed and electronic) of a portion of the interviews, edited versions of the interviews and print and digital photographs.

    • Contributor: Cosby, Camille O. (Camille Olivia) - Poussaint, Renee
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 1979 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1979

    Documentation of the monthly 1979 Neptune Plaza Concert Series, which consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs of performers of country, Irish, Cajun, gospel, and Mexican harp music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress, from May through September 1979, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

    • Contributor: Stover, Don - O'Donnell, Eugene - Moloney, Mick - Dickens, Hazel - Martinez, Melecio
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 1978 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1978

    Documentation of the monthly 1978 Neptune Concert Series, which consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs of performances of Irish music, French-Canadian folk music and contradance, Arab music and dance, bluegrass music, zydeco music, country music, and gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April through September 1978, sponsored ...

    • Contributor: McKenna, Joe - McKenna, Antoinette - Townsend, Graham - White, Buck - Ashby, John
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
  • Captain Pearl R. Nye collection, 1937-1944

    The collection is comprised of field recordings made in Akron, Ohio, by John A. Lomax (on June 27-28, 1937), and Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax (on November 3, 1937), of songs performed by Pearl R. Nye related to life on the Ohio and Erie Canal, plus photographs of canal life (some hand-decorated by Nye), and correspondence between Nye and Harold Spivacke of the Library ...

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Alan - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Sam Eskin collection, 1939-1969

    Collection consists of manuscripts, field recordings, photographs, and ephemera documenting folk music and folk music revivals in the United States, Canada, and Mexico from 1938 to 1966; plus manuscripts and field recordings of mostly unidentified artists performing folk music in Jamaica, Cuba, England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Morocco, Hong Kong, Philippines, India, and Thailand from 1953 to 1969 collected by Sam ...

    • Contributor: Eskin, Sam
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 1993 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1993

    Manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images documenting the performance of North Indian Bengali music; Jamaican music; African American gospel quartets and choral music; Irish folk dance and music; bluegrass music; African American hand dancing; and Andean music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April through September 1993.

    • Contributor: Briscoe, Erald - Doherty, Tom - Hubbard, Samuel O. - Moloney, Mick - Wick, Regan - Simpson Curenton, Evelyn - Blackwell, Lucien - Friedland, Lee Ellen
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 1987 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1987

    Manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and slides documenting performances of bluegrass music; music and dance from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; Afghan and Iranian traditional music; steel band music; gospel music; and Pan-Andean music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April through September 1987, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the ...

    • Contributor: Chiasson Cormier, Hilda - Holland, Jerry - Johnson, Mattie - Macisaac, Dave - Shabtaie, Rahmatollah - Arif, Mohammed (Musician)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Juan B. Rael collection, 1939-1999

    Sound recordings and manuscripts that document the musical heritage and cultural traditions of the Hispano residents of the portion of the Northern Rio Grande region of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, collected by Juan B. Rael in 1940.

    • Contributor: Anaya, Ernestina - Anaya, Nieves - Archuleta, Ricardo - Arellano, Esequiel - Arellano, Narciso - Cantú, José Ignacio - Chávez, Adelaido - Chávez, Adolfo - Espinosa, Rosabel L. - García, Pedro (Guitarist) - Lobato, Julián - Lobato, Salom - Mares, Remigio - Martínez Y Lavadi, Samuel - Medina, Esteban (Singer) - Montoya, Luis - Romero, Alfredo - Trujillo, Amado - Rael, Juan Bautista - Lamadrid, Enrique R.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Basque culture in the western United States,

    "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: Books - Web Pages - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Inauguration 2009 Sermons and Orations Project collection, 2008-2009

    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