Manuscripts/Mixed Material Correspondence
[Letter from Alan Jabbour to W. Wade Miller, August 22, 1985]
August 22, 1985
Dear Mr. Miller:
We had a splendid program of Omaha traditional music and dance yesterday here at the Library of Congress, thanks to the fine works of the Hethu'shka Society members who made the trip to Washington. The event also marked the publication of our recording (with accompanying booklet) entitled Omaha Indian Music, drawn from the early cylinder recordings at the Library of Congress and issued in both disc and cassette editions. You will recall that I discussed this project with the Omaha Tribal Council over two years ago, and we have been pleased to be able to work with the Council on the project. Enclosed is a copy of the final publication (in the disc edition); I hope you find it appropriate and attractive.
Dorothy Sara Lee, Director of our Federal Cylinder Project, and I are making plans, to attend the annual pow-wow in Macy next weekend, and we of course will be bringing additional copies of Omaha Indian Music. We also would like to document the event with sound recording equipment, which I trust can be done with a minimum of disruption to the event itself. I should like to request your permission to bring a recording engineer to record at the pow-wow. Thank you very much for your consideration.
Mr. W. Wade Miller