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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: 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.

AFS 10,053-10,054: Erich von Hornbostel Collection
Two 10-inch tapes of music originally recorded on cylinders in Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Greenland, Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, New Guinea, North America, and South America, by various collectors. Compiled on 120 cylinders by Erich M. von Hornbostel at the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv as the Hornbostel Demonstration Collection, ca. 1911. Donated to the Archive by Walter V. Bingham, 1943. The collection includes 3/4 linear inch of correspondence, descriptions, lists, and notes. A published description is contained in volume eight, pages 35-77, of The Federal Cylinder Project: A Guide to Field Cylinder Collections in Federal Agencies: Volume 8: Early Anthologies (Washington, D.C.; American Folklife Center, 1984)

AFS 10,053B18-21: One tape containing a battle song; a choral song; orchestra pieces with drum, flutes, and rattles; and whistling from Cameroon. Recorded in Cameroon by Bernhard Ankerman, 1909, and in Berlin by the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv, 1909. (6 minutes; LWO 1416 reel 1B)


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