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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture


Compiled by: Pampa Rotolo
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: December 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 1942/025: Jose Perdomo Spanish Song Collection
Two 12-inch discs of 19 traditional Colombian folk songs, including children's rounds, lullabies, popular cheers, and revolutionary chants, performed and described by José Perdomo. Recorded at the Library of Congress Recording Laboratory, Washington, D.C., September, 1942. The collection includes a textual transcript by Susan Montgomery. (1 hour and 15 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 141B) (AFS 2071-2072)

AFC 1951/005: Per Host Recordings of Folk Music of Colombia, South America
One 7-inch tape of music and other sounds from the rainforest region of Colombia and Panama, including Chocó Indian children's songs, a medicine man's song and howler monkey noises. Recorded on the border of Colombia and Panama, by Per Host, 1949.
(1 hour; tape copy on LWO 1573) (AFS 10,028) [catalog record]

AFC 1953/011: George McCready Collection of Colombian Folksongs
One 16-inch disc of four Colombian folk songs entitled "El Boga" and performed by Conjunto los Juanes. Recorded at an unknown location, December 16, 1952. (16 minutes; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 352A) (AFS 10,765)

AFC 1989/009: 1989 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Fourteen 10-inch tapes, 10 audiocassettes, 95 black-and-white negatives, 18 black-and-white contact sheets, 6 8x10 black-and-white photographic prints, 105 3x5 black-and-white photographic prints, 108 color slides, and one videocassette of performances from the 1989 Neptune Plaza Concert Series, sponsored by the American Folklife Center, featuring the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., April 20-October 19, 1989. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following lists materials from the September 21, 1989, performance of Ivan Cuesta y sus Vallenatos Auténticos from Maryland.

AFC 1989/009:SR 12-13: Two tapes of vallenato music from northern Colombia, performed by Ivan Cuesta y sus Vallenatos Auténticos. (1 hour and 5 minutes)

AFC 1989/009:Folder 15: Sixteen pages of materials including a program autographed by the performers, fliers, press releases, news clippings and correspondence.

AFC 1989/009:Folder 16: Five contact sheets of 70 black-and-white photographs of Ivan Cuesta and the band members.

AFC 1989/009:Folder 17: Four 3x5 black-and-white promotional photographs of Ivan Cuesta.

AFC 1997/020: Henrietta Yurchenco Collection of Recordings from Colombia and Ecuador
Ten 5-inch tapes and 5 audiocassettes of folk music from Colombia and Ecuador. Recorded in Colombia and Ecuador, by Henrietta Yurchenco, 1974-1976. The collection includes a 5-page song list with titles, dates, and locations. [catalog record]

AFC 1997/020: [No tape numbers]: Nine tapes and 5 audiocassettes containing "Friday Night Musical Concursos," "La Fiesta del Bambuco," chants of the Guajiro Indians, children singing, and an interview with Soto. Recorded in La Boca, Los Camarones, Cartagena de Indias, La Guajira, Neiva, San Agustin and Santa Marta, Colombia, 1974-1976. (10 hours)

AFC 2003/041: Sensacion Vallenata con Gustavo Nieto concert collection, 2003 Dec. 11
Sound recording, videorecording, and photographs of the concert recorded December 11, 2003. The collection includes lyrics in Spanish for "La consentida" set list, program, and publicity materials. Gustavo Nieto, the group's leader and now a resident of the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, performs vallenato -- acoustic dance music from the Colombian coastal region. [catalog record]

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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