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    Truman K. Gibson papers, circa 1900-1994

    Lawyer, business executive, and boxing promoter. Correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, printed matter, photographs, and other papers reflecting the social life of the Gibson family in Chicago, Illinois. Also included in the papers is Gibson's correspondence with his wife, Isabelle Carson Gibson, written while he served as an adviser on African-American affairs to the United States War Department in Washington, D.C., during World War II.

    • Contributor: Gibson, Truman K. (truman Kella) - Gibson, Truman K.
    • Date: 1900
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    Stephen Bonsal papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, writings, subject files, and other papers relating chiefly to Bonsal's career as a journalist and as foreign correspondent for the New York Herald and New York Times. Documents his role as confidential interpreter for President Woodrow Wilson and Edward Mandell House at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919-1920, and as secretary of the U.S. Legation, Tokyo, Japan, 1895. Subjects include Japanese culture, customs, ...

    • Contributor: Bonsal, Stephen
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    Afghan women's stories : the problematics of cover, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Margaret A. Mills in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on September 19, 2007, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Afghan women in burkas have become iconic representations of women's oppression in western media, but this representation is contested in various ways by Afghan women ...

    • Date: 2007
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    Margaret Bayard Smith papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, journals, and commonplace books. Chiefly correspondence between Smith and her sisters, Jane Bayard Kirkpatrick and Maria Bayard Boyd, and her husband, journalist and banker Samuel Harrison Smith. Other correspondents include Mary Hering Middleton, A. Emilie Pichon, and Eliza Susan Morton Quincy. Topics covered include presidential elections, the British occupation of Washington in 1814, visits to Monticello, Va., and social life in Washington, ...

    • Contributor: Smith, Margaret Bayard
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    Rouben Mamoulian papers, 1740-1987

    Theatrical and film director. Correspondence, diaries, scripts, production material, speeches, writings, printed matter, scrapbooks, memorabilia and other papers relating to Mamoulian's life and career.

    • Contributor: Mamoulian, Rouben
    • Date: 1740
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    New Ideas of Music Ownership & the Musical Life of the Kïsêdjê

    The introduction of ideas taken from international intellectual property regimes to communities of indigenous peoples can lead to serious repercussions. This presentation discusses some of the results of the arrival new ideas and language about music and ceremonial ownership on central aspects of the musical, artistic, and economic life of a group of Brazilian Indians known in the literature as the Suyá, but who ...

    • Contributor: Seeger, Anthony - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015-04-08
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    Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop papers, 1699-1989

    Authors and journalists. Correspondence, writings, interviews, notes, subject files, office files, financial papers, family papers, clippings, printed material, and other papers relating primarily to Joseph Alsop's family and personal life; acquaintance with prominent politicians, public figures, writers, and scholars; work as a journalist; World War II experiences in China; and research and writing as an art historian. Includes material relating to Joseph and Stewart ...

    • Contributor: Alsop, Joseph
    • Date: 1699
  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    Conversation with 60 year old white male, West Virginia (Transcript)

    • Contributor: Unidentified - Christian, Donna - Wolfram, Walt
    • Date: 1974-00-00

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    Conversation with 15 year old male, New York, New York (Transcript)

    • Contributor: Unidentified - Wolfram, Walt
    • Date: 1970-00-00

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    Conversation with 46 year old Native American female, New Mexico (Transcript)

    • Contributor: Unidentified - Christian, Donna - Wolfram, Walt
    • Date: 1977-00-00

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  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    Juan B. Rael collection, 1939-1999

    Sound recordings and manuscripts that document the musical heritage and cultural traditions of the Hispano residents of the portion of the Northern Rio Grande region of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, collected by Juan B. Rael in 1940.

    • Contributor: Anaya, Ernestina - Anaya, Nieves - Archuleta, Ricardo - Arellano, Esequiel - Arellano, Narciso - Cantú, José Ignacio - Chávez, Adelaido - Chávez, Adolfo - Espinosa, Rosabel L. - García, Pedro (guitarist) ... Anaya, Ernestina - Anaya, Nieves - Archuleta, Ricardo - Arellano, Esequiel - Arellano, Narciso - Cantú, José Ignacio - Chávez, Adelaido - Chávez, Adolfo - Espinosa, Rosabel L. - García, Pedro (guitarist) - Lobato, Julián - Lobato, Salomé - Mares, Remigio - Martínez Y Lavadi, Samuel - Medina, Esteban (singer) - Montoya, Luis - Romero, Alfredo - Trujillo, Amado - Rael, Juan Bautista - Lamadrid, Enrique R.
    • Date: 1939
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    Adams family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly correspondence of John Quincy Adams. Also includes correspondence and other papers of Abigail Adams, Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886), Charles Francis Adams (1835-1915), Henry Adams, John Adams, Louisa Catherine Adams, Samuel Adams. Includes Henry Adams' address to the American Historical Association in a letter dated 1894 to Herbert B. Adams. Documents social life in Massachusetts and state and national political affairs. Correspondents include Joseph ...

    • Contributor: Adams, Abigail - Adams, Charles Francis - Adams, Henry - Adams, John - Adams, John Quincy - Adams, Louisa Catherine - Adams, Samuel
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    Conversation with 27 year old white female, West Virginia (Transcript)

    • Contributor: Unidentified - Christian, Donna - Wolfram, Walt
    • Date: 1974-00-00

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    Unukupukupu Halau Hula

    Unukupukupu is the traditional Halau Hula (Hula School) of Hawai`i Community College, Hilo, Hawai`i. Here ancient dances and songs, rooted in the sacred `Aiha`a Pele (Ritual Dance of Volcanic Phenomena) intermingle with the rigor of academic inquiry. To experience the particular fiery style of hula termed `Aiha`a Pele, one is trained to call up the fire within the body and to dance until sweat ...

    • Date: 2012-06-26
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    Gridiron Club (Washington, D.C.) records, 1885-1988

    Journalistic organization founded in 1885. Correspondence, writings, club records, membership books, autograph albums, dinner programs and menus, financial records, newspaper clippings, printed matter, scrapbooks, slides, photographs, and other records relating primarily to the club's annual dinner hosting members of the press, the president, and other elected officials and political figures.

    • Contributor: Gridiron Club (washington, D.C.)
    • Date: 1885
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    Schonbartbuch.

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. LC copy bound with Copy 2 of: Solis, Virgil. Wappenbüchlein. [1555]. Manuscript on paper. Leaves [3]-[66] numb. 132-195. Leaves [1]-[2], and [67]-[70] on different paper, in different, apparently later, handwriting. Leaves [1]-[2]: Vorred auf das Schempartbuch (rhymed). Leaves [3]-[66]: 64 full page colored drawings of the participants in the Schembart Carnival in ...

    • Date: 15??

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    Reuben Cleary book manuscripts, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Two volume manuscript entitled Brazil under the monarchy; a record of facts and observations from notes taken in Brazil during a period of more than twenty years. A revised and expanded version of the manuscript (4 volumes) is entitled Chronicas Lageanas. Includes observations made by Cleary while practicing medicine in Brazil between 1865 and 1885. Subjects include customs, the role of foreigners, government, history, ...

    • Contributor: Cleary, Reuben
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    'The High Lonesome Sound' Revisited: Documenting Traditional Culture in America

    In the early 1960s, the multitalented musician, filmmaker, and photographer John Cohen journeyed to eastern Kentucky to document the songs of church-goers, miners, and farmers, and the rural community that produced and sustained their uniquely American sound. The result was "The High Lonesome Sound," a classic 1963 documentary film than evocatively illustrates how music and religion help Appalachian people maintain their dignity and traditions ...

    • Contributor: Cohen , John
    • Date: 2009-06-11
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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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    Conversation with 86 year old black female, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi (Transcript)

    • Contributor: Unidentified - Maynor, Natalie
    • Date: 1983-00-00

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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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    Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

    Simon J. Bronner interprets the uses of play and ritual for students in different eras to work through tough issues of their age and environment. More broadly, campus traditions are shown to function centrally in the development of American culture.

    • Contributor: Bronner, Simon J.
    • Date: 2012-08-09
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    Thomas H. Hubbard papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Letters written by Hubbard during his years as U.S. representative to his wife, Phebe, who remained first in New York and then in Connecticut. The letters include descriptions of his journeys to Washington, D.C., the physical layout of the city, churches, life in boardinghouses, and social life of the capital. He also recorded his impressions of national political figures including John Quincy Adams, John ...

    • Contributor: Hubbard, Thomas H.
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    African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase

    The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-02-22
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    The "Hidden" carols : a Christmas singing tradition in the English Pennines, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Ian Russell, as a featured presenter in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series on January 7, 2014, sponsored by the American Folklife Center, discusses his research and plays examples illustrating the performance of distinctive carols sung during the Christmas season in villages in the West Country and in the region of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire around Sheffield, England. This is a vernacular carolling tradition, ...

    • Contributor: Russell, Ian
    • Date: 2014