Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Ruben Baboyan, portrait, photograph Photograph caption: From Van in Armenia. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ruben J. Baboyan performing Armenian and Armenian-Turkish songs on April 16, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Jack Bakalian playing dumbelek, portrait, photograph Photograph caption: Mr. Bakalian "from Armenia playing dumbeg [dumbelek] he bought in Syria." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Jack Bakalian performing Armenian music on the dumbelek on an unspecified day, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Joe Bedrosian holding zurna, seated, facing front, three-quarter length portrait, photograph Photograph caption: With his surna [zurna]. From Turkish Armenia." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Joe Bedrosian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish music on April 24, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Joe Bedrosian playing zurna, left profile, head-and-shoulders portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "Illustrating his contention that the surna is a kind of bagpipe for which his cheeks are the bag." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Joe Bedrosian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish music on April 24, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Joe Bedrosian playing his zurna while being photographed by WPA photographer, photograph Half-length portrait of Joe Bedrosian, seated, on left side of photograph. Photographer on right side of photo not identified. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Joe Bedrosian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish music on April 24, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Hartop Goshtigian playing the violin, portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "Armenian from Constantinople." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mary and Hartop Goshtigian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs and music on April 17, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Mary and Hartop Goshtigian playing oud and violin, group portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "They are Armenians from Constantinople." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mary and Hartop Goshtigian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish music on April 17, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Bedros Haroutunian playing qanun, portrait, photograph Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Bedros Haroutunian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish music on the kamanche and the qanun on April 22, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Bedros Haroutunian playing kamanche, portrait, photograph Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Bedros Haroutunian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish music on the kamanche and the qanun on April 22, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Bedros Haroutunian holding saz, facing front, portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "Saz, a 3-stringed plucked instrument, very old in Armenia. Owned by Mr. Bedros Haroutunian . . . (No player located)." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Bedros Haroutunian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish music on the kamanche and the qanun on April 22, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Archie Krotlian playing oud, seated, portrait, photograph Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish dance music on April 23, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Archie Krotlian playing oud, half-length portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "The pick is an eagle's feather from the Caucasus." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish dance music on April 23, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    T. Shatinian playing blul, facing left, three-quarter length portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "Playing his syrinx [blul], a pipe much prized by Kurdish shepherds." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting T. Shatinian performing Armenian music on the blul on April 24, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Mesrout Takakjian, portrait, photograph Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Aslanian's Armenian orchestra performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on April 23, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Joe Bedrosian playing zurna, seated, left profile, three-quarter length portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "Playing his surna [zurna]. From Turkish Armenia." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Joe Bedrosian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish music on April 24, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Joe Bedrosian playing zurna, seated, facing right, half-length portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "Playing his surna [zurna]. From Turkish Armenia." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Joe Bedrosian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish music on April 24, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Joe Bedrosian playing zurna, seated, facing left, half-length portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "Playing his surna [zurna]. From Turkish Armenia. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Joe Bedrosian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish music on April 24, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Bedros Haroutunian holding saz, facing left, portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "Saz, a 3-stringed plucked instrument, very old in Armenia. Owned by Mr. Bedros Haroutunian. . . (No player located)." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Bedros Haroutunian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish music on the kamanche and the qanun on April 22, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    T. Shatinian holding blul, facing left, three-quarter length portrait, photograph Photograph caption: Mr. Shatinian is standing in front of his barbarshop in Fresno, holding his blul from Armenia. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting T. Shatinian performing Armenian music on the blul on April 24, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    T. Shatinian playing blul near doorway, full-length portrait, photograph Photograph caption: Mr. Shatinian is standing near the doorway of his barbershop playing a blul from Armenia. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting T. Shatinian performing Armenian music on the blul on April 24, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Mary Goshtigian playing the oud, seated, portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "Armenian from Constantinople." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mary and Hartop Goshtigian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs and music on April 17, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Mary Goshtigian standing with oud, full-length portrait, photograph Sidney Robertson Cowell notes on verso of photograph: "A sophisticated performer on the oude [oud] from night clubs in Istanbul." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mary and Hartop Goshtigian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish music on April 17, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Hall, J. L. - Library of Congress. Music Division
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    T. Shatinian playing blul to the right of doorway, full-length portrait, photograph Forms part of a group of field materials documenting T. Shatinian performing Armenian music on the blul on April 24, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Camel's caravan Jack Aslanian, vocals and violin; Bedros Haroutunian, qanun; Archie Krotlian, oud; Mesrout Takakjian, clarinet. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 23, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish dance music on April 23, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra - Aslanian, Jack - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Haroutunian, Bedros - Krotlian, Archie - Takakjian, Mesrob
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Kele-kele Dance song. LC romanized form of title: Kele-kele. Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ruben J. Baboyan performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on April 16, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939