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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture


Compiled by: Jonathan Thomsen and Jud Wellington
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: September 2012

For additional information about Archive of Folk Culture collections, contact the Folklife Reading Room. To request copies, see our webpages regarding audio materials and photographic materials. Please refer to the AFC and/or AFS numbers when requesting information. All indications of time duration listed in this finding aid are estimates.

AFC 1948/054: J. M. Coopersmith Collection of Dominican Republic Folk Music
Seven 16-inch discs of field recordings of dance music, folk songs, religious songs, work songs, children's songs and singing games, merengues, plenas, décimas, drum music, and other folk music of the Dominican Republic, performed on various drums, gura, tambora, accordion, tambourine, clave, cuatro, guitar, marimba, saxaphone, conch shell, and other instruments, collected by J. M. Coopersmith in the Dominican Republic in January 1944. (LWO 1076; LWO 1099; preservation tape LWO 5111) (3 hours and 8 minutes) (AFS: 8937-8943) [catalog record]

AFC 1948/068: Edna Garrido de Boggs Recordings from the Dominican Republic
Thirty-nine 12-inch discs of folk songs recorded in the Dominican Republic by Edna Garrido, 1947-1948. The collection includes detailed notes about the content. (5 hours and 20 minutes; LWO 1301; preservation tape LWO 5111) (AFS 9362-9400) [catalog record]

AFS 1973/028: Laura Boulton Collection

AFS 16,278-16,335: Laura Boulton Collection Part 10: Music of the West Indies
Fifty-eight 10-inch discs of instrumentals, songs, and stories recorded in the Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Martinique, by Laura Boulton in 1938. The collection includes 3/4 of a linear inch of correspondence, description, and lists.

AFS 16,311-16,314: One tape containing music from Trujillo City, Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. Recordings include drums, trumpet, harp, guitars, and castanets. There are five dance songs and one recording of welcome speech in Spanish. The collection includes song titles, descriptions, vocal make-ups, and instruments. (18 minutes; LWO 7551, reel 35 B)

AFC 1981/018: Ethnic Broadcasting in America Collection.
Two 5-inch tapes, eighteen 7-inch tapes, and one hundred seventeen audiocassettes of various ethnic radio broadcasts recorded throughout the United States by Theodore Grame, Elena Bradunas, Alan Jabbour, and Carl Fleischhauer, 1977-1979, project sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The collection includes Theodore Grame’s Ethnic Broadcasting in the United States (Washington, DC: American Folklife Center, 1980) and manuscript materials.  [catalog record]

AFS 23,053: One tape containing a Dominican American broadcast from WADO, New York, New York. Recorded May 24, 1978. (RYA 2918)


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