Search Manuscripts/Mixed Material

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    Celebrating the Acquisition of the NCTA Collection Barry Bergey, with the National Endowment for the Arts moderates a group of panelists who discuss the significance and highlights of the NCTA Collection.
    • Contributor: Wilson, Joe - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - National Council for the Traditional Arts
    • Date: 2009-09-11
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    The Sherman Holmes Project with Brooks Long & Phil Wiggins In this concert, Sherman Holmes and Brooks Long are joined by the great blues harmonica player Phil Wiggins.
    • Contributor: Wiggins, Phil - Holmes, Sherman - Long, Brooks - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2015-04-15
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    Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on May 25, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Concert of traditional Mississippi Delta-style blues music and compositions by Ben Wiley Payton. Photographs by John Barton.
    • Contributor: Payton, Ben Wiley - Thundering Harps (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2011
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    1990 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1990 The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images documenting the performance of bluegrass music, klezmer music, Hungarian folk dance and music, Piedmont blues music, gospel music, and Afro-Cuban music and dance recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Sapoznik, Henry - Cephas, John - Wiggins, Phil - Jabbour, Alan - Spottswood, Richard K. (Richard Keith)
    • Date: 1990
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    Barbara Lynn & Friends Barbara Lynn & Friends perform Texas rhythm and blues at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Lynn, Barbara - Rucker, Sarah - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - American Folklife Center - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2009-11-18
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    Local legacies collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Arranged by format and accessible by state or locality, the collection includes photographs, sound recordings, videorecordings, correspondence, published and unpublished materials, and artifacts related to community events, traditional occupations and practices, and cultural and religious life across the United States and its territories, providing a snapshot of American culture as it was expressed in the year 2000 in communities from every state in the...
    • Contributor: Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - American Folklife Center - Local Legacies Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1997
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    Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin migrant workers collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection includes field recordings made in July and August, 1940 and 1941 in Farm Security Administration migrant worker camps in California. These included the Arvin, Shafter, Visalia, Firebaugh, Westley, Thornton, and Yuba FSA camps. Recordings were made of dance music, popular songs, ballads and folk songs, original songs, conversations, camp council meetings, poems, and stories describing life in the camps, whose residents were...
    • Contributor: Pike, Russ - Sonkin, Robert - Todd, Charles L. - Lomax, Alan - Hemmig, Robert - Rothstein, Arthur - Lange, Dorothea - Archive of American Folk Song - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1939
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    Give my poor heart ease : voices of the Mississippi blues, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by William R. Ferris in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on February 17, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Bill Ferris presented selections from interviews that he recorded beginning in the 1960s with African American women and men in communities in Mississippi near the...
    • Contributor: Ferris, William R. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010
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    1984 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1984 The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of bluegrass music from Ohio, blues music and African American a capella doo-wop from Washington, D.C., folk music from Bengal, India; Japanese music from Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rican cuatro and salsa music from Washington, D.C. recorded live at the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, in concerts from May through...
    • Contributor: Edwards, Archie - Lawson, Doyle - Molton, Flora - Toro, Yomo
    • Date: 1984
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    I Feel So Good: The Life & Times of Big Bill Broonzy 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
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    1983 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1983 The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of blues music, Cambodian classical dance, bluegrass music, country-western music, Armenian music, cowboy songs, Piedmont country blues music and buck (step) dance, and country blues music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Jackson, John - Jackson, James - Sarkisian, Leo - Ohrlin, Glenn - Holloway, Quentin - Holeman, John Dee - Michael, Edd
    • Date: 1982
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    Art Rosenbaum Georgia folklore collection, 1955-1983 Copies of audio tape recordings made by Art Rosenbaum in north and coastal Georgia and South Carolina principally in the 1970s and early 1980s. These field recordings encompass many genres of acoustic folk music, including gospel, shout, blues, ballads, and some interviews with the performers, recorded in homes, churches, and festivals.
    • Contributor: Rosenbaum, Art - Finster, Howard - Jones, Bessie - Heaney, Joe - Pattman, Neal - Tanner, Gordon - Bruce, W. Guy
    • Date: 1955
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    James "Super Chikan" Johnson concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available James Johnson of Clarksdale, Mississippi, performed Delta blues in concert with special guest Richard Crisman "Daddy Rich," performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on May 23, 2006, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Johnson is also an instrument maker and performed on several of the hand painted guitars he calls "Chikantars." The collection includes a...
    • Contributor: Super Chikan - Morrisey, Larry - Daddy Rich - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2006
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    Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection consists of sound recordings, photographs, manuscript materials, videorecordings, publications, ephemera, administrative files, and field notes produced and collected during the 1977 Chicago Ethnic Arts Project field survey from 1976-1981; but primarily during fieldwork conducted by fourteen folklorists directed by the American Folklife Center in 1977. The final project report presented to the Illinois Arts Council summarized the current conditions and folk arts...
    • Contributor: Bartis, Peter - Bradunas, Elena - Brzovich, Mato - Choi, Chungmoo - Epstein, Shifra - Fiske-Rusciano, Roberta - George, Philip - Hellenberg, Antony - Kalčik, Susan J. - Klymasz, Robert Bogdan ... Bartis, Peter - Bradunas, Elena - Brzovich, Mato - Choi, Chungmoo - Epstein, Shifra - Fiske-Rusciano, Roberta - George, Philip - Hellenberg, Antony - Kalčik, Susan J. - Klymasz, Robert Bogdan - Klymasz, Shirley - Kubose, Minnie Somi - Libonati, Roland V. (Roland Victor) - Lund, Jens - March, Richard - Mathias, Elizabeth - Metcalfe, Ralph H. - Moloney, Mick - Robinson, Beverly J. - Swenson, Greta E. - Dovydenas, Jonas - Fleischhauer, Carl - González, José Gamaliel - Trbuhovic-Grasa, Gordana - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Illinois Arts Council - Chicago Ethnic Arts Project
    • Date: 1976
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    1977 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1977 Documentation of the monthly 1977 Neptune Concert Series, which consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs of performers of bluegrass music, country music, blues music, Andean music, Cajun music, and Missouri fiddling recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, from April through October 1977, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council...
    • Contributor: Jackson, John - Politte, Joe - Reed, Ola Belle - Boggs, Lindy
    • Date: 1977
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    James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman perform blues guitar from Mississippi, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Johnson , James "super Chikan" - Super Chikan - Morrisey, Larry - Daddy Rich - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2006-05-23
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    1986 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1986 Manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and color slides documenting the performance of bluegrass music, blues music, Armenian music, Senegalese music and dance, Irish music, country music, gospel music, Chinese traditional music and modern compositions, Caribbean music, and Polish music and dance celebrating the Harvest Festival from several regions in Poland. Most concerts were recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas...
    • Contributor: Berline, Byron - Crary, Dan - Hickman, John - Liang, David Mingyue - Pan, Huizhu - Yeh, Chen-Feng - Tang, Liangshan - Jackson, John - Jackson, James - Sarkisian, Leo - Kouyate, Djimo - Williams-Jones, Pearl - Brzostowski, Tom
    • Date: 1986
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    Phil Wiggins and friends concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert of African American acoustic blues music in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 6, 2014 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Wiggins, Phil - Brickhouse, Junious - Moore, Marcus Childs - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2014
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    1985 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1985 Manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of African American Piedmont blues music; music of the Andes; bluegrass music; Scottish harp music and Gaelic songs; Omaha Indian music and dance; Spanish flamenco music and dance, and African American gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April through October...
    • Contributor: Cephas, John - Wiggins, Phil - Hastings, Dennis - Kinnaird, Alison - Primrose, Christine - Martínez, Ana
    • Date: 1985
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    Legends and Legacies Concert: A Celebration of Public Folklore A Legends and Legacies concert celebrates Joseph T. Wilson and the NCTA Collection coordinated and produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA).
    • Contributor: Wilson, Joe - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - National Council for the Traditional Arts
    • Date: 2009-09-10
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    Los Texmaniacs
    American Folklife Center concert, 2013-09-11 | Los Texmaniacs, traditional conjunto dance music from Texas | Homegrown 2013, the music of America
    Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 11, 2013 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Los Texmaniacs founder Max Baca is a renowned innovator on the bajo sexto, a twelve-string guitar-like instrument, which customarily provides rhythm accompaniment for the button accordion, creating the core of the...
    • Contributor: Texas Folklife (Organization) - Texmaniacs (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) - Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2013
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    1988 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1988 The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of old-time music from the Cumberland Plateau, Irish folk music and dance, bluegrass music, Piedmont blues music, Vietnamese music, mariachi music, and gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. Concerts were sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National...
    • Contributor: Egan, Seamus - Moloney, Mick - Harney, Liam - Lewis, Laurie - Cephas, John - Wiggins, Phil - Nguyễn, Đình Nghĩa - Gore, Linda
    • Date: 1988
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    Barbara Lynn and friends concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs of Barbara Lynn, the "empress of Gulf Coast soul," singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Beaumont, Texas, in concert, performing her rhythm and blues hits from the 60s to the present on November 18, 2009 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Photographs of...
    • Contributor: Lynn, Barbara - Rucker, Sarah - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - American Folklife Center - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2009
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    Los Texmaniacs, traditional conjunto dance music from Texas, Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 11, 2013 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Los Texmaniacs founder Max Baca is a renowned innovator on the bajo sexto, a twelve-string Mexican guitar, which customarily provides rhythm accompaniment for the button accordion, creating the core of the...
    • Contributor: Texas Folklife (Organization) - Texmaniacs (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2013
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    I feel so good : the life and times of Big Bill Broonzy, lecture by Bob Riesman
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2012-11-16
    Bob Riesman discusses Big Bill Broonzy's life and his influence on other musicians. The lecture includes selections from Broonzy's performances. Riesman is the author of I feel so good : the life and times of Big Bill Broonzy (Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2011). Lectures.. Photographs.. manuscripts 1 folder. | 1 video file (59 min.) : digital, sound, color. | photographs |...
    • Contributor: Riesman, Bob - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012