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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture


Compiled by: Reinhardt Schuhmann, Kenneth Schweitzer, and Jud Wellington
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: September 2016

For additional information about Archive of Folk Culture collections, contact the Folklife Reading Room. To request copies, see our webpages regarding audio materials and photographic materials. Please refer to the AFC and/or AFS numbers when requesting information. All indications of time duration listed in this finding aid are estimates.

Folclore Musical de Angola, v. 1-2 (AFC 1964/021)
Eleven 10-inch tapes of music of the Camissombo area, Chokwe people, Lóvuo Area, Lunda District, Angola. Recorded by Companhia de Diamantes de Angola (Diamang), Lisboa, Portugal, ca. 1950s. The accompanying book Folclore Musical de Angola, contains extensive information about the people studied and the recordings made and is broken down into six chapters: 1. Explanatory Notes; 2. Notes on the Chokwe people in the Lóvuo Area; 3. Musical Instruments used; 4. Photographic Documents; 5. Musical Analysis of the Lóvuo folklore; and 6. Wording of songs and comments. (11 hours; LWO 4289; 5360) (AFS 12,087-12,091; AFS 13,473-13,478) [catalog record]

Laura Boulton Collection (AFC 1973/028)
One thousand one hundred sixty-six 10-inch discs, 18 14-inch discs, 1 3-inch tape, 22 5-inch tapes, and 344 7-inch tapes of music recorded in Angola, The Bahamas, Canada, The Congo, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Jamaica, Japan, Martinique, Mexico, Native American Music, Nyasaland, Peru Polynesia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and the USA by Laura Boulton, Walter Garwick, George Hibbit, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, and Charles F. Lummis, ca. 1904-1961. The collection includes 12 linear inches of logs, correspondence, and notes.

AFC 1973/028: Laura Boulton Collection Part 6: Angolan Tribal Music
Ten 10-inch discs of Angolan tribal music recorded by Laura Boulton, 1931. (4 hours; LWO 7551 reels 17a-17b) (AFS 15,861-15,870) [catalog record]

Pete and Toshi Seeger Film Collection (AFC 2003/027)
Approximately 700 film and audio elements relating to Pete and Toshi Seeger's filmmaking from 1955-1965 at various locations in: Angola, Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Somoa, Sweden, Tanzania, Trinidad, Ukraine, and the United States. In the United States, locations include Beacon, New York; Circle Pines, Michigan; Hamilton, Ohio; Huntsville, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Madison, Wisconsin; New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Washington, DC, among others. Collection includes three bamboo flutes. [catalog record]

Tsikaya Project Collection, 2003-2005 (AFC 2005/013)
One CD titled "Tsikaya: Angola rhythms of change: Ritmos da nova Angola," recorded in 2003 in the province of Benguela, an Umbundu region. Produced by Victor Gama. Project for peace building in Angola through the recording and preservation of the Angolan rural musical heritage. The collection includes a 15-page report and a postcard. (19 minutes) [catalog record]


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