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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 1950/009: Bernard Keiler Collection of Bolivian Recordings
Six 12-inch discs of 29 Bolivian folks songs, including the music of the Aymara Indians, the Queschua Indians, and the natives of the Bolivian tropics. Recorded in the regions of Tajani, Tarabuco, and Tarija, Bolivia, by Bernard Keiler, December 1946-August 1948. The collection includes a 4-page detailed description of each song, including details of the recording, instrumentation, and melodic transcriptions, written by Keiler and Oscar Arranibar. (1 hour and 7 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 259) (AFS 9774-9779) [catalog record]

AFC 1960/009: Music of Bolivia and Paraguay
Three 7-inch tapes of folk music folk music from the provinces of Aroma, Pacajes, and Saavedra, Bolivia and "El carnaval de Bolivia" recorded by Eduardo Medina, USIS, La Paz, Bolivia; and one tape of popular music, songs, and dance music performed by Maria Teresa Marquez, Juan Carlos Soria and his band, Digno Garcia, Oscar Torales, and Trio Los Paraguayos. The collection includes three pages of content lists in Spanish including instruments played, genres, performers, and titles. Portions of this collection can also be found in AFS 11,884. Recorded ca. 1958. [Portions of this collection can also be found in AFS 11,884] [catalog record]

AFS 11,729-11,730: Two tapes containing 13 Bolivian folk songs performed by 6 ensembles from the Aroma, Pacajes, and Saavedra provinces of Bolivia and two 10-minute segments of musical excerpts, entitled "Música de Bolivia" and "El Carnaval de Bolivia," with narration in English by George Natanson. Recorded November 18, 1958. (50 minutes; LWO 3152)

AFC 1961/010: Bolivian Folk Music Festival, La Paz, Bolivia, 1955
One 7-inch tape of 14 songs performed by ensembles from the Aroma, Comancha, Pacajes and Saavedra provinces, at a Bolivian folk festival sponsored by the Bolivian government. Recorded in La Paz, Bolivia, 1955. The collection was given to the United States Foreign Service in Bolivia and includes a 2-page song list with titles and descriptions and 1 page of correspondence. [Portions of this collection can also be found in AFS 11,729] (30 minutes; LWO 3173) (AFS 11,884) [catalog record]

AFC 1979/083: Gaston Bejarano Recordings of Bolivian Folk Music
Two 10-inch tapes of 3 ritual songs from the Aymara and Quechua Indians of the Bolivian highlands consisting of the propitiation of crops, hunting, quail hunting and drum and flute music from the Bolivian lowlands. Recorded in Bolivia, by Professor Gastón Bejerano, between 1958 and 1961. The collection includes 1 page of correspondence from Bejerano with details of the recording. (LWO 3152) (AFS 19,711)

AFC 2005/008: Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo Collection on Latin American Folklore
Publications pertaining to Latin American folklore and musical traditions from the library of Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo, Brazilian folklorist and musicologist. The collection includes monographs, articles, bibliographies, conference proceedings, and other publications about folk music, musical instruments, popular music, dance, folklore, food traditions, proverbs, children's folklore, traditional and folk medicine, local religious celebrations (including Christmas, Epiphany, and Easter) and devotions to various saints, Cuban santeria, Afro-Brazilian traditions, and anthropological studies of indigenous people of Brazil, among other topics. Publications are predomiantly about Brazilian culture but include significant works on folk culture in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela. [catalog record]


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