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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture


Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: April 2011

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 1981/018: Ethnic Broadcasting in America Collection
Eighteen 7-inch tapes, 2 five-inch tapes, and 117 cassettes of ethnic radio broadcasts recorded for the Ethnic Broadcasting in America Project of the American Folklife Center. Recorded mostly off the air by Elena Bradunas, Theodore Grame, Alan Jabbour, and others at various locations in the United States, 1977-78. Documentation includes Theodore Grame's Ethnic Broadcasting in the United States (Washington, D.C.: American Folklife Center, 1980) and 9 linear inches of manuscript materials. (includes AFS 23,019-23,155) [catalog record]

AFS 23,111: One tape containing a Slovene radio program broadcast from WPIT, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Recorded October 16, 1978. (RYA 2968).

AFS 23,155: One tape containing a Slovenian radio program broadcast from WZAK, Clevelend, Ohio. Recorded June 1, 1978. (RYA 3003)

AFS 24,204: Colorado State Folk Arts Program / "Do Not Pass Me By" Collection
One cassette of a 13-part radio series, entitled "Do Not Pass Me By," documenting musical and spoken traditions of Colorado. Recorded at various locations in Colorado by David A. Brose, 1983-84, for the Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities, and narrated for KCFR-FM, Denver, Colorado, by Harry M. Tuft. Includes cowboy poetry and songs, vocal duets, fiddle tunes, Spanish American dance tunes, Slovenian-American accordion music, Volga German polkas, Irish American ballads and tunes, bluegrass-gospel, and contemporary black gospel music. Recorded in the performers' homes and at public gatherings.

AFS 24,204: One Slovenian accordion melody performed by Lillie and Sally Zadra (of Slovenian descent) in Leadville, Colorado. (2 minutes; RYA 5271)

AFC 1981/004: Chicago Ethnic Arts Project
Ninety-nine 7-inch tapes and 245 audiocassettes, 13 linear inches of contact sheets, eight and 3/4 linear feet of field notes and logs, 3080 slides, 210 photographs, and 2 videos from the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection, a field survey of ethnic artistic expression including dance, foodways, neighborhood gatherings, religious celebrations, and instrumental and vocal music. Recorded in the Chicago, Illinois, area by various collectors under the direction of Elena Bradunas, February-November 1977; under the joint sponsorship of the American Folklife Center and the Illinois Arts Council. The collection includes a 561-page report on the project published by the American Folklife Center in January 1978. Key Subjects: Communities activities; dance--performance, social, and folk; foodways; music--instrumental and vocal; religious celebrations; textile arts; and wood carving. [for specific Slovenian content contact the Folklife Reading Room]

AFC 1998/001: Joel Martin Halpern Collection
Sixteen boxes of manuscripts, 45 sound recordings, 2526 graphic materials, and 8 moving images related to the anthropological field work in the Balkans, primarily among the Serbs; and among Laotian, Vietnamese, and Inuit ethnic groups. The collection includes abstracts, published and unpublished articles, brochures, coding instructions, curricula vitae, exhibit catalogs, logs, periodicals, and other manuscript material. Collected and donated by Joel Martin Halpern and Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern, 1950-2000. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1998/001: Folder 26: One folder containing an unpublished text by Joel Martin Halpern, "Coding Instructions for Yugoslav Interviews," 1961: 1-55 (2 copies included). Carried out in Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia.

AFC 1998/001: Folder 32: One folder containing an article by Joel Martin Halpern and Slavko Kremensek, "Etnoloko-Antropolosko Dopisovanje, Ethnological-Anthropological Correspondence" Glasnik Slovenkega Etnoloskega Drustva: Bulletin of Slovene Ethnological Society 35, no. 2-3 (October 1995): 45-55.

AFC 1998/001: Folder 58: One folder containing Slovenian monographs and serials--photocopies of cover pages.

AFC 1998/001: Folder 69: One folder containing an article in Croation by Vladimir Kirin, Narodne Plesovi Jugoslavije (Folk Dances in Yugoslavia) pt. IV Slovenia, Istra, Hrvatsko Primorje. Zagreb: Naklada Nasa Djeca, 1957.

AFC 1998/001: Folder 77: One folder containing an article in Croation by Edward Stankiewicz, "Balkanski i Slovenski Elementi u Judeo-Spanskom Jeziku Jugoslavije": 84-91. [undated]

AFC 1998/001: Folder 85: One folder containing an article by Edward Stankiewicz, "The Prosodic System of the Slovenian Declension," 1968: 257-66.

AFC 1998/001: Folder 111: One folder containing an article in Slovenian, "Skofja Loka": 32 pages. [undated]

AFC 1998/001: Folder 151: One folder containing an article in Serbian, Slovenska Kmecka Nosa (Peasant Costumes of Slovenia), 1966: 17 pages.

AFC 1998/001: Folder 152: One folder containing an article in Serbian, Slovenian Museum Regional Study, 1966: 17 pages.

AFC 1998/001: Folder 155: One folder containing an article in Serbian, Glasnik: Bulletin of Slovene Ethnological Society, 1991: 104 pages.



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