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    Vance Randolph collection, 1941-1943, 1972

    Field recordings, photographs, and manuscripts documenting Ozark Mountains folksong, folklife, and local history from 1941 to 1972, collected by Vance Randolph.

    • Contributor: Randolph, Vance - McCord, May K. - Hammontree, Doney - Carlisle, Irene Jones
    • Date: 1941
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    Woody Guthrie manuscript collection, 1935-1950

    The Woody Guthrie manuscript collection includes unpublished correspondence, most are letters from Guthrie to Alan Lomax, assistant in charge of the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress, dated 1940-1942; plus drawings; essays; song lyrics; and a songbook, "Songs of Woody Guthrie."

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody - Lomax, Alan - Spivacke, Harold
    • Date: 1935
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    Kenneth M. Bilby Jamaican Maroon collection, 1977-1991

    An ethnographic field collection of sound recordings, moving images, and accompanying materials that document the music and dance of Jamaican Maroons, particularly the Kromanti Dance ritual complex recorded by Kenneth M. Bilby in 1977-1979, and in 1991.

    • Contributor: Bilby, Kenneth M.
    • Date: 1977
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    Anne and Frank Warner collection, 1938-1969

    Documentation of American traditional musicians and storytellers collected by Anne Warner and Frank Warner on numerous field recording trips to Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia from 1938 to 1969.

    • Contributor: Hicks, Ray - Proffitt, Frank - Sandburg, Carl - Solomon, Louis - Warner, Anne - Warner, Frank
    • Date: 1938
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    September 11, 2001 documentary project collection, 2001-2002

    Documentation of the reactions of individuals and communities across the United States and elsewhere (Naples, Italy) to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City; the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia; and the crash of the hijacked plane in Shanksville, Pennsylvania; in audio, video, and photographs from 2001-2002.

    • Date: 2001
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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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    Robert Sonkin Alabama and New Jersey collection, 1937-1941

    Correspondence, field notes, reports, recording logs, transcripts of song texts, and sound recordings of African American music traditions and folkways, collected by Robert Sonkin, primarily in Gee's Bend, Alabama, in 1941.

    • Contributor: Gaston, Alice - Moseley, Isom - Sonkin, Robert
    • Date: 1937
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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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    Fletcher Collins Jr. collection, 1935-1944

    The Fletcher Collins Jr. Collection is the result of the Anglo-American folksong collecting activities of Fletcher Collins Jr. from the mid-1930s to the early 1940s in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, under the auspices of the WPA Joint Committee on Folk Arts and for the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Song.

    • Contributor: Collins, Fletcher - Cole, Calvin - Greer, I. G. (isaac Garfield) - Tate, Dan
    • Date: 1935
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    Penne Laingen yellow ribbon collection, 1979-1991

    Collection comprises Penne Laingen's yellow ribbon marking the year her husband Bruce Laingen was held hostage in Tehran, Iran, during the Iran hostage crisis from 1979 to 1981; plus a 1991 interview with the Laingens and related documentation.

    • Contributor: Laingen, L. Bruce - Laingen, Penne - Parsons, Gerald E.
    • Date: 1979
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    Ken Lindsay collection of Woody Guthrie correspondence, 1952-1953

    This collection contains unpublished correspondence between Woody Guthrie, two of his wives, and British recording distributor, Ken Lindsay.

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody - Lindsay, Ken
    • Date: 1952-02-1953
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    Sergei Zhirkevich photograph collection, 1980-1998

    Collection consists of 28 black-and-white photographic prints and 46 pages of diary excerpts written in the field by Sergei Zhirkevich, who documented music, dance, religious traditions (processions, Shrovetide customs) and rural life in the Pskov and Leningrad regions of Russia, the North Caucasus mountain area, Kazakhstan, and the former Baltic states between 1982 and 1998 for his book, Ot Zamogil'ia do Blagodati, From Beyond ...

    • Contributor: Zhirkevich, Serge
    • Date: 1980
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    Sam Eskin collection, 1939-1969

    Collection consists of manuscripts, field recordings, photographs, and ephemera documenting folk music and folk music revivals in the United States, Canada, and Mexico from 1938 to 1966; plus manuscripts and field recordings of mostly unidentified artists performing folk music in Jamaica, Cuba, England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Morocco, Hong Kong, Philippines, India, and Thailand from 1953 to 1969 collected by Sam ...

    • Contributor: Eskin, Sam
    • Date: 1939
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Sara L. M. Davis collection on Tai Lüe culture, 1997-2005

    Collection of ethnographic field recordings, photographs, and manuscripts documenting Tai Lüe religious rituals; oral narrative traditions; popular songs; poetry; performances for tourists; interviews with poets and singers; and some local audio and video recordings collected in Sipsongpanna (Xishuangbanna), Yunnan Province, China, by anthropologist Sara L. M. Davis from 1997 to 2005 for her dissertation, published as Song and Silence: Ethnic Revival on China’s Southwest ...

    • Contributor: Davis, Sara L. M. (sara Leila Margaret)
    • Date: 1997
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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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    Mary Sheppard Burton collection, 1993-2006

    The collection contains hooked rugs and documentation of the craftsmanship of rug hooking artist, Mary Sheppard Burton, of Germantown, Maryland. Her Tell Me ‘Bout Series consists of 12 rugs created between 1993 and 2005 that interpret the history of her family.

    • Contributor: Burton, Mary Sheppard - Lindahl, Carl - Austen, Theadocia Millich
    • Date: 1993
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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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    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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    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
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    Square dance legislation collection, 1975-1995

    The Square Dance Legislation Collection consists of manuscript materials (1975-1995) compiled by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, documenting the history of legislative efforts to designate the square dance as a national or state folk dance. The bulk of the materials concerns the public hearing on House Resolution 1706 held June 28,1984 before the Subcommittee on Census and Population of the Committee on ...

    • Contributor: Parsons, Gerald E.
    • Date: 1975
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    1978 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1978

    Documentation of the monthly 1978 Neptune Concert Series, which consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs of performances of Irish music, French-Canadian folk music and contradance, Arab music and dance, bluegrass music, zydeco music, country music, and gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April through September 1978, sponsored ...

    • Contributor: McKenna, Joe - McKenna, Antoinette - Townsend, Graham - White, Buck - Ashby, John
    • Date: 1977