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    Ethel L. Voynich papers, 1928-1948

    Ethel Lillian Voynich (1864-1960) was a social activist, novelist, translator, and composer. Voynich's musical compositions, based principally on sacred or poetic texts, are represented by holograph manuscript scores, sketches, lyric sheets, printed music, and notes. The remaining materials consist of subject files on musicological topics, research materials, and a handful of programs.

    • Contributor: Voynich, E. L. (ethel Lillian) - Voynich, E. L.
    • Date: 1828
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    Lauro Ayestarán collection, 1830-1966

    The collection consists primarily of art and popular music scores and holographs written by Uruguayan composers, with a comprehensive sample of the best composers in each group. In addition, there is a representative number of works written by European composers who settled in Montevideo during the 19th century, mainly from Spain and Italy. Included are photographs of the holographic items, as well as portraits ...

    • Contributor: Ayestarán, Lauro
    • Date: 1830
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    Frederick Loewe collection, 1923-1988

    Frederick Loewe was a German-born composer who wrote, with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, the scores for such musicals as My Fair Lady, Camelot, Gigi, and Brigadoon. The collection contains music manuscripts from Loewe's stage and screen musicals, as well as individual songs not associated with a particular show. In addition, the collection contains photographs, a small amount of correspondence, clippings, business papers, writings, and ...

    • Contributor: Loewe, Frederick - Lerner, Alan Jay
    • Date: 1923
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    Henryk Szeryng collection, 1933-1988

    The collection documents the life and career of violinist Henryk Szeryng (1918-1988) who was also known as a teacher, patron of the arts and cultural ambassador. The collection contains printed and holograph manuscript scores, writings, teaching materials, correspondence, personal and business papers, performance files and programs, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, publicity material, awards, and books.

    • Contributor: Szeryng, Henryk
    • Date: 1933
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    1992 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1992

    Manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images documenting the performance of Puerto Rican folk music; Tennesse old-time music; folk music from Veracruz, Mexico; dances of the Tewa Indians from the Santa Clara Pueblo; Irish folk dance and music; gospel music; and bluegrass music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April ...

    • Contributor: Blizard, Ralph - Jamison, Phil - Long, Donna - Mulvihill, Brendan - Lilly, Everett - Wick, Regan - Harte, Frank - Spottswood, Richard K. (richard Keith)
    • Date: 1992
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    Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002

    The collection consists of manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, artifacts, publications, and ephemera from an ethnographic field project conducted by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, which documented occupational culture in Paterson, New Jersey in 1994. Subjects include the textile industry, industrial architecture, machine shops, labor unions, family owned businesses, dressmaking, and ethnic restaurants. A single manufacturing firm, Watson Machine International, was the focus ...

    • Contributor: Cooper, Martha - Lautenberg, Frank R. - Pascrell, Bill - Taylor, David Alan
    • Date: 1993
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    Hugo Leichtentritt papers, 1888-1972

    Hugo Leichtentritt was a German musicologist, music critic, and composer. The collection contains his original music manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, programs, scrapbooks, articles and drafts of his writings on music history, criticism, and theory.

    • Contributor: Leichtentritt, Hugo
    • Date: 1888
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    Carmen McRae collection of musical arrangements and other materials, 1931-1993

    Carmen Mercedes McRae (1920-1994) was an American jazz vocalist, pianist, composer, and recording artist. The papers chiefly contain musical arrangements and lead sheets for approximately 800 songs. While many of the arrangements include both full scores and parts, the majority are lead sheets or parts used for her small group performances. The papers also include a small amount of correspondence, photographs, song lists, program ...

    • Contributor: McRae, Carmen - Boland, Francy - Burns, Ralph - Carter, Benny - Clayton, John - DI Novi, Gene - Holman, Bill - Jones, Jimmy - Jones, Thad - Katz, Fred ... McRae, Carmen - Boland, Francy - Burns, Ralph - Carter, Benny - Clayton, John - DI Novi, Gene - Holman, Bill - Jones, Jimmy - Jones, Thad - Katz, Fred - Keating, John - Mardin, Arif - Matz, Peter - Nelson, Oliver - Pierce, Nat - Rogers, Shorty - Sebesky, Don - Simmons, Norman - Wilkins, Ernie
    • Date: 1931
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    1991 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1991

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images documenting the performance of Peking Opera, Swiss folk music, Bluegrass music, Bulgarian folk music, Javanese gamelan music and dance, and gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Supartha, I Gst. Agung Ngurah - Spottswood, Richard K. (richard Keith)
    • Date: 1991
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    Civil Rights History Project collection, 2010-2011

    Fifty-six filmed oral history interviews with various participants in the civil rights movement in the United States and related documentation, created by the National Museum of African History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, 2010-2011. Six interviews were conducted by Patricia Sullivan, Julian Bond, Dwandalyn Reece, Taylor Branch, and LaFleur Paysour in 2010. Forty-nine interviews were conducted by Joseph Mosnier of ...

    • Contributor: Ackerman, David M. - Ackerman, Satoko Ito - Anderson, Fletcher - Anderson, Cynthia Baker - Anderson, William G. - Avery, Anne Pearl - Bassett, Emmett W. - Bassett, Priscilla - Bennett, Geraldine Crawford - Bond, Julian ... Ackerman, David M. - Ackerman, Satoko Ito - Anderson, Fletcher - Anderson, Cynthia Baker - Anderson, William G. - Avery, Anne Pearl - Bassett, Emmett W. - Bassett, Priscilla - Bennett, Geraldine Crawford - Bond, Julian - Booker, Simeon - Branch, Taylor - Breaux, Toni - Burras, Carol Cummings - Carawan, Candie - Carawan, Guy - Carter, Robert L. - Churchville, John Elliott - Cleaver, Kathleen - Collins, Barbara Maria - Conway, Purcell Maurice - Cotton, Dorothy F. - Cox, Courtland - Derby, Doris Adelaide - Duncan, Gwendolyn Annette - Finney, Ernest A. (ernest Adolphus) - Gaither, Thomas Walter - Glascoe, Myrtle Gonza - Greenberg, Jack - Guyot, Lawrence - Hamilton, Audrey Nell - Hayling, Robert Bagner - Hicks, Charles Ray - Hicks, Darryl Robertson - Hicks, Gregory Vincent - Hicks, Robert Lawrence - Hicks, Valeria Payton - Hildreth, Marilyn Luper - Hopkins, Evans D. - Hrabowski, Freeman A. - Hutchings, Phil - Jackson, Gertrude Newsome - Jenkins, Willie Elliot - Jones, James Oscar - Jones, Jamila - Ladner, Dorie - Ladner, Joyce A. - Lowery, Joseph E. - Luper, Calvin - McDew, Charles - Moldovan, Alfred - Newson, Moses J. - Parker, Wheeler - Patton, Gwendolyn M. - Perry, Matthew J. (matthew James) - Richardson, Gloria - Roxborough, Mildred Bond - Sales, Ruby - Saunders, William - Seeger, Pete - Sherrod, Charles - Sherrod, Shirley - Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah - Sobol, Anne Buxton - Sobol, Richard - Strickland, William - Terry, Esther M. A. - Ulmer, Joeann Anderson - Vickers, Barbara Edna - Vivian, C. T. - Williams, Cecil J. - Williams, Junius W. - Wright, Simeon - Young, Carrie Lamar - Bishop, John Melville - Mosnier, Joseph - Paysour, Lafleur - Reece, Dwandalyn R. - Sullivan, Patricia - Taylor, Kieran Walsh
    • Date: 2010
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    Ray M. Lawless collection, 1952-1965

    Research materials including questionnaires, some correspondence, and photographs of approximately 200 folksingers and singers of folksong (a few of them are performers of art songs and classical music) collected by Ray M. Lawless to illustrate his book, Folksingers and Folksongs in America (New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1960; second edition, 1965).

    • Contributor: Lawless, Ray McKinley
    • Date: 1952
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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 Madison Carpenter collection, 1928-1987

    The James Madison Carpenter Collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and graphic materials that document folk songs, ballads, sea songs, folk music, dance, and British folk drama. The materials span the years 1928-1955, with some related material generated by other scholars dated 1972 and 1987. The bulk of the material was collected between 1928-1935 by Carpenter during fieldwork in England, Scotland, and Wales; ...

    • Contributor: Carpenter, James Madison - Jabbour, Alan
    • Date: 1928
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    Harold C. Conklin Philippine collection, 1955-1995

    Audio copies of original ethnographic field recordings made by anthropologist and linguist Harold C. Conklin, primarily of music and rituals of the Ifugao of northern Luzon, Philippines from 1961-1995. Also includes copies of 24 recordings, some made by other researchers and of other Philippine groups and languages dated 1955-1977. Related manuscripts include correspondence with Conklin, recording logs, and indices to the original recordings.

    • Contributor: Conklin, Harold C.
    • Date: 1955
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    Billy Taylor papers, 1942-2004

    Billy Taylor was an American jazz pianist, composer, educator, broadcaster, lecturer and advocate. The collection contains materials related to his life and career, including music manuscripts, correspondence, writings by and about Taylor, business papers, promotional and publicity materials, clippings, scripts, programs, photographs, awards, honorary degrees and plaques. The music materials chiefly consist of manuscript scores, lead sheets and parts, by Taylor and other jazz ...

    • Contributor: Taylor, Billy - Taylor, Theodora Castion - Albam, Manny - Henderson, Luther - Mardin, Arif - Nelson, Oliver - Wess, Frank
    • Date: 1942
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    American Dialect Society collection, 1931-1937

    The American Dialect Society Collection contains field recordings of samples of regional American speech recorded between 1931-1937 for the Linguistic Atlas of New England (LANE) and the Dictonary of American Regional English (DARE), as well as related materials.

    • Contributor: Ashton, Sally - Boyd, Phoebe - Brooks, Sarah Ashton - Polite, Samuel - Quall, Susan A. - Quarterman, Wallace - Thompson, Susanna Rebecca Wright - Bloch, Bernard - Hanley, Miles L. - Hill, Archibald A. - Lowman, Guy Sumner - Turner, Lorenzo Dow - Lomax, John A. (john Avery)
    • Date: 1931
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    Inauguration 2009 Sermons and Orations Project collection, 2008-2009

    The Inauguration 2009 Sermons and Orations Project collection includes manuscripts (letters, sermons, orations, church programs, etc.), audio and video recordings, photographs, and other graphic materials created by the public in response to the 2009 election and inauguration of President Barack Obama and collected by the American Folklife Center. Includes submissions from over 300 individuals, religious and secular organizations, from 39 states and the District ...

    • Date: 2008
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    Paul Bowles Moroccan music collection, 1957-1989

    An ethnographic field collection of sound recordings, photographs, and accompanying documentation of Moroccan folk, popular, and art music. The collection includes recordings Paul Bowles made in 1959 during a four-month field project sponsored by the Library of Congress with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation as well as additional field recordings that he and Christopher Wanklyn made between 1960 and 1962.

    • Contributor: Bowles, Paul - Wanklyn, Christopher
    • Date: 1957
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    Italian Americans in the West Project collection, 1988-1993

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, graphic materials (including color slides, black-and-white negatives, and photographic prints), and moving images collected during a field research project documenting Italian American occupational, cultural, and religious traditions in several locations in the western United States. Fieldwork was conducted in Gilroy, California; San Pedro, California; Pueblo, Colorado; Carbon County, Utah; Walla Walla, Washington; and several mining and ...

    • Contributor: Taylor, David Alan - Williams, John Alexander
    • Date: 1988
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    Lands' End all-American quilt collection, 1992-1997

    The collection consists of photographs of quilts and quilters, essays, entry forms, and a few fabric and needlework samples submitted in three nationwide contests in 1992, 1994, and 1996 sponsored by Coming Home, a division of Lands’ End, Inc. home shopping service, and Good Housekeeping magazine. Approximately 13,100 entries for the three contests came from all 50 states and the District of Columbia with ...

    • Contributor: Akana, Elizabeth A. - Allison, Mary Ann K. - Alltizer, Leona - Anderson, Jennifer Jared - Arakaki, Nancy - Aruns, Jane - Averett, Linda - Baggett, Gladys - Ballard, Debra - Balunis, Evelyn F. ... Akana, Elizabeth A. - Allison, Mary Ann K. - Alltizer, Leona - Anderson, Jennifer Jared - Arakaki, Nancy - Aruns, Jane - Averett, Linda - Baggett, Gladys - Ballard, Debra - Balunis, Evelyn F. - Baugh, Catherine - Bawn, Rosemary - Beecroft, Anne Tisdel - Benzo, Terry - Berry, Irene G. - Bolton, Pat - Brooks, Kathleen Rindal - Bryan, Mamie - Bryant, Jill D. - Burge, Shelly - Burrill, Jean F. - Butler, Barbara - Calhoun, Frances - Calistro, Polly - Cameron, Charlotte - Chase, Lori - Choate, Donna - Clabo, Margo J. - Clarine, Barbara - Clarke, Eileen - Denaxas, Pat - Denenberg, Rita - Dick, Betty E. - Dison, Deanna D. - Dubbs, Kathleen - Dunn, Frances V. - Elmer, Susan E. - Elvgren, J. - Encarnación, Patricia - Erlenborn, Dorothy C. - Evans, Jane R. - Fahl, Ann - Finlayson, Constance - Fisher, Emma M. - Fraley, Ted - Fuquay, Susan - Fusco, Mary Bartlett - Gant, Alice - Gaudynski, Diane - Gillihan, Anne - Glaze, Sally - Goff, Candy - Gould, Patricia - Greenhoe-Bergh, Eliza - Gresham, Mabel - Haglund, Joan R. - Haider, Vicky - Hall, Jane - Harbison, Edna R. - Harshbarger, Linda - Hattaway, Cesarina - Hague, Elizabeth A. - Haywood, Dixie - Hearst, Lavena - Hedin, Susan R. - Hegge, Ken - Hire, Dianne S. - Holihan, Jane - Hughes, Margaret (quiltmaker) - Ingersoll, Patricia - Inverso, Therese M. - Jordan, Ethel Taylor - Kailhofer, Patricia - Keehr, Brenda - Kepaa, Rita - Kimball, Annabelle - Kimball, Charlene - Kinnear, Geri - Klipfel, Leah - Koehler, Fran - Krauss, Joanne L. - Kruelskie, Patricia - Laceky, Carolyn - Landkamer, Ginny - Lee, Kathy A. - Ludwig, Janet - Lutz, Marcia - Manzanares, Helen - Matthews, Pat J. - McAlister, Mary Alma - McCabe, Mary Jo - McCoy, Susanne - McKie, Barbara Barrick - McLennand, Sara Ann - McNutt-Kaestner, Cindy - McWilliams, Margaret C. - Medovic, Cathy - Metz, Pearl - Morris, Ruth W. - Miller, Dianne (quiltmaker) - Millward, Hazel I. - Musick, Ruann - Myers, Dorothy A. - Nancarrow, Ree - Newman, Terrie - Nicholson, Naomi - Null, Nancy Marzilli - Olson, Noelle M. - Ott, Carol K. - Parks, Laura Bailey - Patch, Adele - Patton, Ila - Paul, Anna Mae - Pelletier, Sophie - Perea, Ilse - Potter, Maggie - Prentice, Royce H. - Ramsey, Kathy - Rasso, Nancy - Reisch, Lori - Richards, Rhonda (rhonda L.) - Rouse, Kathryn - Schell, Ann-Lillian - Schutt, Suzanne Peery - Schwam, Vicki - Scoggan, Pam - Seay, J. Alex - Seigel, Rebekka - Sells, Audree L. - Sewell, Natalie - Sewell, Sonja - Shaw, Leslie - Shockley, Maggie - Sierra, Lois - Simmons, Lorraine E. - Singer, Vivian R. - Smith, Karen A. (quiltmaker) - Smith, Sandra E. - Spencer, Jeannette E. - Splitt, Martha - Stanley, Lura - Stewart, Joyce - Strasberg, Lois - Styring, Patricia - Sugiyama, Yuki - Thompson, Judith I. - Timby, Deborah Bird - Todd, Zenna - Tucker, Daren L. - Tummings, Laquita - Webb, Marianne P. - Weber, Julia C. - White, Norma - Witteman, Lori - Wood, Sherri - Woodfield, Marlene Brown - Wortman, Penelope - Ziegler, Madge - Zocher, Judie
    • Date: 1992
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    George Crumb papers, 1956-2011

    George Crumb is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer, long-associated with the University of Pennsylvania. The collection consists of holograph manuscript scores and sketches, correspondence, business papers, and a series of meticulously assembled scrapbooks chronicling Crumb's career as a composer.

    • Contributor: Crumb, George
    • Date: 1956
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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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    Von Tilzer / Gumm collection, 1878-1959

    The Von Tilzer / Gumm Collection consists of both personal and professional papers of composer and music publisher Harry Von Tilzer (1872-1946) and his brother, H. Harold Gumm (1881 or 82-1973), who was a lawyer, agent, and producer in the entertainment business. After having served as attorney for the Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co. (HVTMPC) for several decades, Harold Gumm served as executor ...

    • Contributor: Von Tilzer, Harry - Gumm, H. Harold - Singer, Dolph - Nordstrom, Frances - McCree, Junie
    • Date: 1878
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    Billy May arrangements, 1939-1995

    Billy May (1916-2004) was an American arranger, composer, musician, and bandleader. The collection chiefly consists of holograph or photocopied manuscript scores, parts, lead sheets, and manuscript sketches. Additional materials include printed scores, part changes, film cues, and a handful of counterpoint exercises.

    • Contributor: May, Billy
    • Date: 1939
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    World War II rumor project collection, 1942-1943

    Manuscript collection created by the Office of War Information in 1942-1943. Field representatives of various federal agencies in 42 states enlisted individuals who collected rumors generated in the United States during World War II. These individuals or "correspondents" included dentists, beauty shop operators, policemen, proprietors, and librarians who had access to rumors in their communities. Reports were submitted to Dr. Eugene Horowitz at the ...

    • Contributor: Horowitz, Eugene
    • Date: 1942