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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture


Compiled by: Pampa Rotolo
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: November 2012

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.

AFC 1942/007: Seamus Doyle South American Recordings
Fifty-three 12-inch discs of music recorded in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay, by Seamus Doyle, July-September, 1941, while Doyle was on tour with the Kirstein American Ballet Group. The collection includes Doyle's six-page journal entitled "Report on the Collection of Folk Music in South America" and a detailed song list including performers, titles, genres, recording dates, and locations. [catalog record]

AFS 5704-5717: Fourteen discs containing 51 courtship, dance, love songs, and other traditional Argentine music, from various rural and urban regions. Recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 23-24, 1941. (2 hours and 20 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 383B-385A)

AFS 5718-5719: Two discs containing 7 Argentine and Uruguayan dance and folk songs. Recorded in Montevideo, Uruguay, July 1941. (15 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 385A)

AFS 5720-5722: Three discs containing 11 rural Argentine dance and folk songs. Recorded in Córdoba, Argentina, August 9-10, 1941. (25 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 385A)

AFS 5723-5725: Three discs containing 13 northern Argentine dance and folk songs recorded in Mendoza, Argentina, August 1941. (28 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 385B)

AFC 1956/005: Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera and Isabel Aretz Recordings of Folk Music of Argentina and Venezuela
Two 10-inch tapes of traditional music and songs, including dance music, carnival music, and religious songs, from various regions in Argentina and Venezuela. Recorded by Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera and Isabel Aretz (Mrs. Ramón y Rivera), directors of the Venezuelan Institute of Folklore. The collection includes a one-page partial song title list, "Folklore Musical Argentino." [catalog record]

AFS 10,968-10,969A: Two tapes containing 56 traditional dance and folk songs from various regions in Argentina. Included is Ramón y Rivera’s list of the first 40 songs. The genres and/or titles are announced on the recording preceding each song. (3 hours; LWO 2371, 2374A)

AFC 1947/001: Instituto de Arqueologia, Linguistica y Folklore de Universidad Nacional de Cordoba / Music of Argentina Collection
One and 1/4 linear of inch of manuscript materials detailing the music and dances of various regions in Argentina. The collection includes correspondence and notes.

AFC 1948/038: Charles W. Furlong / Fuegian Songs Recorded in Patagonia
Five 16-inch discs, copied from 12 cylinders, of Fuegian songs (including Ona (or Selknam) and Yahgan (or Yamana) Indians). Recorded in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, by Charles Wellington Furlong, during his expedition through Patagonia, December 1907-January 1908. (1 hour; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 151A) (AFS 8852-8856)

AFC 1973/028: Laura Boulton Collection
Part 23: Africa, Europe, Far East, Latin America, etc.
One 3-inch tape, 22 5-inch tapes; 344 7-inch tapes of music from Africa, Europe, Far East, Middle East, Near East, North America, South America, and Southeast Asia recorded by Laura Boulton between 1949 and 1961.

AFS 18,447: One tape containing recordings from Argentina.

AFS 18,451-18,453: Three tapes containing recordings from Argentina.

AFC 1995/001: 1995 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Documentation of the monthly 1995 Neptune Plaza Concert Series, which consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images of performances of zydeco music, lindy hop, bluegrass music, Hungarian folk dance and music, gospel music, and Argentine tango recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress from April through September 1995, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council for the Traditional Arts. The September 21 concert featured tango performed by Buenos Aires Connection, from Argentina and New York. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 2005/008: Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo Collection on Latin American Folklore
Publications pertaining to Latin American folklore from the library of Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo, Brazilian folklorist and musicologist. Traditional song, music, stories, dance, and religious folklife primarily from Brazil, but also Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Many of the publications are dedicated to topics that appear in literatura de cordel. [catalog record]


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