Search Manuscripts/Mixed Material

  • Collection
    Hidden Carols: A Christmas Singing Tradition in the English Pennines
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2014-01-07
    For well over two and a half centuries, the performance of distinctive carols has been a feature of the seasonal holiday of Christmas in villages in many parts of England, especially in the West Country and in the region of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire around Sheffield, on the eastern edge of the Pennine hills. In this talk Ian Russell explores the development of this...
    • Contributor: Russell, Ian - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014-01-07
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Passing for Traditional: The New Lost City Ramblers, lecture by Ray Allen
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2011-09-09
    Ray Allen discusses the careers of Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley -- the New Lost City Ramblers and their research and performance of old-time and traditional music. Lectures.. Photographs.. 1 folder. | 1 video file (58 min.) : digital, sound, color. | photographs | lecture by Ray Allen. (Statement Of Responsibility). Ray Allen, speaker. (Performers). Recorded in the Mary Pickford Theater, James...
    • Contributor: Allen, Ray - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011
  • Collection
    Documenting Katrina and Rita in Houston
    Documenting Katrina and Rita in Houston | Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2009-08-13
    Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston is the first large-scale project, anywhere, in which the survivors of a major disaster have taken the lead in documenting it. The project's goal is to voice, as intimately as possible, the experiences and reflections of those displaced to Houston by the two major hurricanes that pounded the Gulf Coast in August and September of 2005. The heart...
    • Contributor: Lindahl, Carl - Jasper, Pat - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston (Project)
    • Date: 2009-08-13
  • Collection
    Literatura de Cordel: Continuity and Change in Brazilian Popular Literature (Day 2, afternoon)
    Continuity and change in Brazilian popular literature | American Folklife Center symposium, 2011-09-26 to 2011-09-27
    Literatura de cordel, literally "string literature," refers to small popular books or chapbooks, predominantly from northeastern Brazil. They were often suspended from cords or strings, hung across marketplace stalls belonging to local poets during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Today, cordel chapbooks are still sold and performed on street corners and in markets throughout Brazil, but are more readily circulated through the Internet....
    • Contributor: Various - Chesnut, R. Andrew - Curran, Mark J. - Gambliel, Maria Carmen - Maia, Manuela - Marks, Morton - McCann, Bryan - Morris, Valda - Silva, Gonçalo Ferreira Da - Slater, Candace ... Various - Chesnut, R. Andrew - Curran, Mark J. - Gambliel, Maria Carmen - Maia, Manuela - Marks, Morton - McCann, Bryan - Morris, Valda - Silva, Gonçalo Ferreira Da - Slater, Candace - Soares, Marli Gomes - Williams, Gayle Ann - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Brazil. Embaixada (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011-09-27
  • Collection
    Baseball Americana Symposium 2009
    American Folklife Center symposium, 2009-10-02 to 2009-10-03
    The second part of this symposium brings together panelists who discuss the different aspects of baseball in America. Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is featured as well as a rendition of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game."
    • Contributor: Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. ... Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. - Kraig, Bruce - Reyburn, Susan - Smith, Claire - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Publishing Office - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-10-03
  • Collection
    Facing the Music: Traditional Culture and Copyright
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2006-05-31
    To what extent should copyright law protect the use and exploitation of traditional culture belonging to indigenous communities? Today's copyright law sadly overlooks and, arguably, discriminates against the interests of the authors of indigenous or traditional musical works - including folk music. As a single example, copyright law asserts that a work must, in effect, be written down for it to be copyrightable; this...
    • Contributor: Bachner, Bryan - Bachner, Bryan S. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006-05-31
  • Collection
    Cultural Heritage Archives Symposium Session 6
    Cultural heritage archives symposium, 2013-09-26 to 2013-09-27 | American Folklife Center symposium, 2013-09-26 to 2013-09-27
    The Cultural Heritage Archives symposium aims to energize the discussion of ethnographic archival thought and practice by presenting fresh and dynamic strategies for contemporary archival realities. This segment includes a panel on education and training and closing remarks by Nicole Saylor. Other speakers included Beth Davis-Brown, Doug Boyd, Elizabeth Call, Emanuel Valentin, Alexia Hudson-Ward, Shauna Collier, Holly Smith, Lori Harris and Cecilia L. Salvatore.
    • Contributor: Various - Bell, Danna C. - Boyd, Douglas A. - Giarlo, Michael J. - Lloyd, Timothy Charles - Meyers, Melanie J. - O'Neal, Jennifer R. - Reddy, Sita - Weiss, Steve - American Folklife Center - United States. Embassy (Kyrgyzstan) - American Folklore Society. Archives and Libraries Section - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013-09-27
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    My father, my partner, lecture by Nora Guthrie
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | Woody Guthrie : father & partner | American Folklife Center lecture, 2012-03-29
    Nora Guthrie discusses her work developing projects that bring Woody Guthrie's vast, often unknown, cultural and creative legacy to life. Lectures.. Photographs.. manuscripts 1 folder. | 1 video file (69 min.) : digital, sound, color. | photographs | lecture by Nora Guthrie. (Statement Of Responsibility). Nora Guthrie, speaker. (Performers). Recorded in the Mumford Room, LM 649, James Madison Building, Library of Congress on March...
    • Contributor: Guthrie, Nora - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012
  • Collection
    Open Mic: A Conversation with David Bromberg
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2014-03-31
    David Bromberg's genre-defying performance style and eclectic repertoire make him a great example of an outstanding artist who draws upon both tradition and personal creativity to captivate contemporary audiences. His second and equally successful career as a luthier (violin maker) and musical instrument expert will also be an important part of the conversation.
    • Contributor: Bromberg, David - Groce, Nancy - Ward-Bamford, Carol Lynn - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division
    • Date: 2014-03-31
  • Collection
    Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2010-02-17
    In this presentation William R. Ferris discusses his book, "Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues" (University of North Carolina Press, Fall 2009).
    • Contributor: Ferris, William R. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-02-17
  • Collection
    Literatura de Cordel: Continuity and Change in Brazilian Popular Literature (Day 1)
    Continuity and change in Brazilian popular literature | American Folklife Center symposium, 2011-09-26 to 2011-09-27
    Literatura de cordel, literally "string literature," refers to small popular books or chapbooks, predominantly from northeastern Brazil. They were often suspended from cords or strings, hung across marketplace stalls belonging to local poets during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Today, cordel chapbooks are still sold and performed on street corners and in markets throughout Brazil, but are more readily circulated through the Internet....
    • Contributor: Various - Chesnut, R. Andrew - Curran, Mark J. - Gambliel, Maria Carmen - Maia, Manuela - Marks, Morton - McCann, Bryan - Morris, Valda - Silva, Gonçalo Ferreira Da - Slater, Candace ... Various - Chesnut, R. Andrew - Curran, Mark J. - Gambliel, Maria Carmen - Maia, Manuela - Marks, Morton - McCann, Bryan - Morris, Valda - Silva, Gonçalo Ferreira Da - Slater, Candace - Soares, Marli Gomes - Williams, Gayle Ann - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Brazil. Embaixada (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011-09-26
  • Collection
    The Will to Adorn: Reflections on African American Identity and the Aesthetics of Dress
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2013-01-30
    Diana N'Diaye shares stories, observations, and insights from "The Will to Adorn," a community-centered research and public presentation project, which explores and examines the diversity of African American cultural identities as expressed through traditional arts of the body, dress, and adornment.
    • Contributor: N'diaye, Diana - N'diaye, Diana Baird - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013-01-30
  • Collection
    Collecting Jewish Cultural Treasures in a Post-WWII New York Lobby
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2013-11-13
    During the summer of 1948, only three years after the end of World War II, Ben Stonehill, a man devoted to Jewish culture, recorded recently-arrived Jewish survivors of the war who were temporarily housed in a hotel in upper Manhattan. The singers included men, women, and children. Stonehill collected over a thousand songs of many kinds: joyful as well as sad, mainly in Yiddish...
    • Contributor: Isaacs, Miriam - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013-11-13
  • Collection
    Old Cultures/New Contexts: Presenting the Traditional Music and Dance of Urban Immigrant Communities
    Old cultures, new contexts | Presenting the traditional music and dance of urban immigrant communities | Music, dance of urban communities | Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2008-06-20
    Ethnographer and performer Ethel Raim, co-founder and artistic director of New York's celebrated Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD), discusses her five decades of work with community-based traditional artists in urban America. Beginning at a time when to most Americans "folk music" was practically synonymous with rural and Anglo-Saxon, Raim built on her own interests in Balkan music and dance to document and...
    • Contributor: Raim, Ethel - Groce, Nancy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008-06-20
  • Collection
    We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi
    Kids who fought for civil rights in Mississippi | Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2009-05-05
    As an illustrator and journalist, Tracy Sugarman covered the nearly one thousand student volunteers who traveled to the Mississippi Delta to assist black citizens in the South in registering to vote. Two white students and one black student were slain in the struggle, many were beaten and hundreds arrested, and churches and homes were burned to the ground by the opponents of equality. Yet...
    • Contributor: Sugarman, Tracy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-05-05
  • Collection
    Cultural Democracy in a Time of Diminished Resources
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2010-07-22.
    Simply stated, "Cultural Democracy" is the notion that everybody's heritage and cultural expression is worthwhile and deserving of an equitable share of whatever resources are available. In recent years, Cultural Democracy has also gained traction as a descriptor for the whole realm of participatory, community-centered arts activities, practiced by millions of Americans everyday in their homes, backyards, public parks, places of worship, schools --...
    • Contributor: Graves, James Bau - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-07-22
  • Collection
    Decoration Day in the Mountains
    Decoration day in the mountains | Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2011-07-07
    Decoration Day is a late spring or summer tradition that involves cleaning community cemeteries, decorating them with flowers, holding religious services in cemeteries, and having dinner on the ground. These commemorations seem to predate the post-Civil-War celebrations that ultimately gave us our national Memorial Day. Little has been written about this tradition, but it is still practiced widely throughout the Upland South, from North...
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011-07-07
  • Collection
    Coffeehouses: Folk Music, Culture & Counterculture
    Coffeehouses: folk music, culture & counterculture | Benjamin Botkin Folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2014-04-11 | American Folklife Center symposium, 2014-04-11
    Since the 1950s, the history of the American folk music revival has been intertwined with the rise of coffeehouses and coffeehouse culture. This forum brings together notable coffeehouse producer Betsy Siggins from Boston's legendary Club 47, Caffe Lena History Project Founder and Producer Jocelyn Arem, filmmaker and documentarian Todd Kwait, and Baltimore-based performer and "open mic" organizer Rob Hinkal to explore folk music coffeehouses,...
    • Contributor: Arem, Jocelyn - Hinkal, Rob - Groce, Nancy - Kwait, Todd - Siggins, Betsy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014-04-11
  • Collection
    David Warren Steel: Makers of the Sacred Harp
    Makers of the Sacred Harp | Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2010-10-21
    David Warren Steel discusses his new book, "The Makers of the Sacred Harp," newly published by the University of Illinois Press.
    • Contributor: Steel, David Warren - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-10-21
  • Collection
    Corsican Language & Expressive Culture
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | Corsican language and expressive culture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2014-12-02
    Since the mid-20th century, a variety of social, economic and political factors have affected the cultural practices and conceptions of identity on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Linguistic anthropologist Alexandra Jaffe discusses the Corsican language and Corsican expressive culture. She addresses both the island's shift towards the French language and the Corsican language revitalization movement that began in the early 1970s. Drawing on ethnographic...
    • Contributor: Jaffe, Alexandra - Jaffe, Alexandra M. (Alexandra Mystra) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014-12-02
  • Collection
    I Feel So Good: The Life & Times of Big Bill Broonzy
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2012-11-16
    A major figure in American blues and folk music, Big Bill Broonzy (1903-1958) left his Arkansas Delta home after World War I, headed north, and became the leading Chicago bluesman of the 1930s. His success came as he fused traditional rural blues with the electrified sound that was beginning to emerge in Chicago. This, however, was just one step in his remarkable journey: Big...
    • Contributor: Riesman, Bob - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012-11-16
  • Collection
    Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955
    Yiddish-American radio | Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2009-10-14
    While all other aspects of Yiddish culture existed wherever Ashkenazic Jews lived, it was only in America that radio realized its greatest and most fulfilling use by and for Jews. Yiddish scholar Henry Sapoznik discusses and shares some of the most memorable and powerful moments in this nearly lost world of ethnic American broadcasting. By exploring amazingly broad category of Yiddish radio shows --...
    • Contributor: Sapoznik, Henry - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-10-14
  • Collection
    Cultural Heritage Archives Symposium Session 5
    Cultural heritage archives symposium, 2013-09-26 to 2013-09-27 | American Folklife Center symposium, 2013-09-26 to 2013-09-27
    The Cultural Heritage Archives symposium aims to energize the discussion of ethnographic archival thought and practice by presenting fresh and dynamic strategies for contemporary archival realities. This session covered sharing resources and featured Helena Zinkham, Melanie J. Meyers, Elaine Bradtke, Cynthia Byrd, Caroline Muglia and D.A. Sonneborn.
    • Contributor: Various - Bell, Danna C. - Boyd, Douglas A. - Giarlo, Michael J. - Lloyd, Timothy Charles - Meyers, Melanie J. - O'Neal, Jennifer R. - Reddy, Sita - Weiss, Steve - American Folklife Center - United States. Embassy (Kyrgyzstan) - American Folklore Society. Archives and Libraries Section - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013-09-27
  • Collection
    Work & Transformation: Panels 3 & 4
    Documenting working Americans | American Folklife Center symposium, 2010-12-06 to 2010-12-07
    This symposium featured presentations by the 2010 recipients of the American Folklife Center's Archie Green Fellowships on their research and documentation of the culture and traditions of American workers in New York, Idaho, and Louisiana. Panels also included representatives of community-based documentation projects supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services concerning the role of America's libraries and museums as vibrant centers for...
    • Contributor: Barr, Christina L. - Boone, Mary L. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Chute, Mary L. - Cohn, D'vera - Correa, Jennifer - D'abate, Richard - Deloach, Lynda - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - Greenhouse, Steven ... Barr, Christina L. - Boone, Mary L. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Chute, Mary L. - Cohn, D'vera - Correa, Jennifer - D'abate, Richard - Deloach, Lynda - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - Greenhouse, Steven - Groen, Jeffrey A. - Iyengar, Sunil - Loughran, Maureen - McCarl, Robert - Popovich, Mark G. - Ray, Joyce M. - Rogers, Nancy E. - Rothstein, Donna S. (Donna Suzann) - Semmel, Marsha L. - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Tabb, Derrick - Taft, Michael - Taylor, David Alan - Winick, Stephen D. - Wunder, Steve R. - Zeitlin, Steven J. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.) - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History
    • Date: 2010-12-07
  • Collection
    Literatura de Cordel: Continuity and Change in Brazilian Popular Literature (Day 2, morning)
    Continuity and change in Brazilian popular literature | American Folklife Center symposium, 2011-09-26 to 2011-09-27
    Literatura de cordel, literally "string literature," refers to small popular books or chapbooks, predominantly from northeastern Brazil. They were often suspended from cords or strings, hung across marketplace stalls belonging to local poets during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Today, cordel chapbooks are still sold and performed on street corners and in markets throughout Brazil, but are more readily circulated through the Internet....
    • Contributor: Various - Chesnut, R. Andrew - Curran, Mark J. - Gambliel, Maria Carmen - Maia, Manuela - Marks, Morton - McCann, Bryan - Morris, Valda - Silva, Gonçalo Ferreira Da - Slater, Candace ... Various - Chesnut, R. Andrew - Curran, Mark J. - Gambliel, Maria Carmen - Maia, Manuela - Marks, Morton - McCann, Bryan - Morris, Valda - Silva, Gonçalo Ferreira Da - Slater, Candace - Soares, Marli Gomes - Williams, Gayle Ann - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Brazil. Embaixada (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011-09-27