Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE
Compiled by: Emily Hilliard and Katherine Zarrilli
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: December 2012
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All indications of time duration listed in this finding aid are estimates.
AFC 1935/002: John Lomax Southern States Collection, 1934-35
Two hundred eighty-six 12-inch discs of church services, instrumentals, songs, and stories recorded in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia by John A. and Alan Lomax, 1933-35. [catalog record] [audio titles]
AFS 44-54; 127-157: Forty-two discs of songs sung by Huddie Ledbetter (Lead Belly), originally of Shreveport, Louisiana. Recorded in Wilton, Connecticut, by John A. Lomax, February-March 1935.
AFS 73: One disc of songs sung by Aunt Molly Jackson, originally of Clay County, Kentucky. Recorded in Wilton, Connecticut, by John A. Lomax, March 1935.
AFS 751-819: Helen H. Roberts American Indian and Pacific Island Recordings Collection
Sixty-nine 12-inch discs of music and spoken word recorded originally on wax cylinders in California, East Africa, Hawaii, Jamaica[?], Montana, New Mexico, Samoa, Tahiti, and Tonga by Martha Beckwith, Henry E. Crampton, Frank Hurley, Bernice M. King, Walter McClintock, Helen H. Roberts, Claude Schaeffer, and others. Donated by Helen H. Roberts, 1936. The collection includes 42 pages of lists and notes. Performers include: Cream Antelope, Duck Head, Big Moon, Whitegrass, Dog Ears, Jim White Calf, Blood Jim, Dandy Jim, Stingy, Moonik, Big Top Knot, Big Moon, Bear Shoe, Mad Wolf (Siyeh), Many Tail Feathers, Running Crane, Mountain Chief, Hairy Coat, Makes Cold Weather, Rides to the Door, Russell, and others.
AFS 756-758A: Three discs of Navajo songs sung by Chick Sandoval. Recorded at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, by Helen H. Roberts, 1934.
AFC 1942/002: Eloise Hubbard Linscott Collection
Eleven wax cylinders, 441 discs, 33 tapes, ca. 200 mostly black-and-white photographs, 12 drawings, and approximately 18 linear feet of manuscript materials documenting singing games, ballads, sea songs, American Indian songs, lumberjack songs and other music of New England. Recorded by Eloise Hubbard Linscott, 1929-1978. [catalog record]
AFC 1942/002: sr351: One disc of "Jack Haggerty," sung by Sam Young Jr., and "Turkey in the Straw," "How Dry I Am," and the "Missouri Waltz," sung and played on banjo by Dennis McClure. Recorded in Willimantic, Connecticut, by Eloise Hubbard Linscott, ca. 1940.
AFC 1942/002: ph077: One black-and-white negative of Dennis McClure standing on a sidewalk. Photographed in Willimantic, Connecticut, by Eloise Hubbard Linscott, April 23, 1941.
AFC 1942/002: ph113-116: Four black-and-white negatives of William J. (Jack) Sherrard with the Joseph Conrad (a square-rigged ship) and an unidentified man at the Mystic Marine Museum, Mystic, Connecticut. Photographed by Eloise Hubbard Linscott, June 2, 1950.
AFC 1942/002: ph135-137: Three black-and-white negatives of portraits of Mr. Wadsworth. Photographed in Farmington, Connecticut, by Eloise Hubbard Lindscott, April 16, 1941.
AFC 1942/002: ph152-154: Three black-and-white negatives of the "oldest house," "silo and an adjacent building," and "a still house." Photographed in Farmington, Connecticut, by Eloise Hubbard Linscott, April 16, 1941.
AFC 1942/002: ph155-156: Two black-and-white negatives of the Farmington Canal and towpath. Photographed in Farmington, Connecticut, by Eloise Hubbard Linscott, April 16, 1941.
AFC 1942/002: ph 157-162: Six black-and-white negatives of the Joseph Conrad (a square-rigged ship), the Charles W. Morgan (a whaling ship), and a Revolutionary War-era anchor from a British warship. Photographed at the Mystic Marine Museum, Mystic, Connecticut, by Eloise Hubbard Linscott, June 2, 1950.
AFC 1970/040: Folk Legacy Records Duplication Project
Thirteen 10-inch tapes of folksongs performed by various folksingers. Recorded in Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Missouri, New Brunswick, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Vermont by Lee B. Haggerty, Charles "Sandy" Paton, and others for Folk-Legacy Records, Inc., 1958-69. [catalog record]
AFS 14,216: Fourteen songs, games, and rhymes, sung by children at the Baldwin School in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Annie Fisher School in Hartford, Connecticut. Recorded by Sandy and Caroline Paton, May 1969. (1 hour; LWO 6042 reel 13)
AFC 1969/006: Ruth Rubin Collection of Yiddish Folksongs and Folklore
Collection comprises 125 sound tape reels compiled by Rubin from her field recordings of Yiddish ballads, chassidic tunes, anti-chassidic songs, children's songs, rhymes, game songs, lullabies, love songs, marriage songs, fiddle tunes, Passover songs, holiday songs, songs of World War II, Yiddish art songs, poverty and work songs, labor songs, Zionist songs, humorous songs, topical songs, street cries, drinking songs, dancing songs, jokes, and prayers. Includes conversations, interviews, memories, and stories recorded primarily by Ruth Rubin from 1947-1967. Recorded at various locations in New York City and state, including Shrub Oak, Croton, Lake Charles, and Patterson, N.Y. (Camp Solomon), 1947-1967; Montreal and Toronto, Canada, 1955-1956, 1961; London, England, 1962; Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1965 by Ruth Rubin; and Chaim Plotkin recorded by his son Norman Cazden in Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1954-1956. The collection includes lists of titles, names, and locations of performers; and correspondence with Ruth Rubin related to the acquisition of this collection dated 1969-1974 is included in the collection. [catalog record]
AFS 14,692-14,695: Four tapes containing Hebrew and Yiddish folksongs sung by Chaim Plotkin. Recorded in Bridgeport, Connecticut, by Norman Cazden (Plotkin's son), May-June 1954 and April 1956. Plotkin was born in Borisov, White Russia, 1891 and came to the U.S. in 1910.
AFS 19,161-19,178: Jonas Balys Lithuanian American Recordings
Eighteen 10-inch tapes of Greek and Lithuanian songs recorded in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin by Jonas Balys, 1949-59. The collection includes 5 linear inches of manuscripts containing an alphabetic index of songs, copies of 6 diaries of field expeditions, and photocopies of original tape boxes having supplementary information.
AFS 19,176B: One tape containing 7 traditional Lithuanian songs sung by Gertrūda Valentienė, 17 sung by Ona Medonienė, and 9 sung by Marijona Baltulionienė. Recorded in Hartford, Connecticut, by Jonas Balys, July 9-10, 1950.
AFC 1979/074: Lebanon Elementary School Folksong Project
One audiocassette of folksongs collected in Lebanon, Connecticut, as a class project of the CREST program, Lebanon Elementary School, May 1979. The collection includes notes about each recording. (AFS 19,515)
AFC 1979/095: Maria LaVigna and David P. McAllester Interview with Helen Heffron Roberts
Six 7-inch tapes of an oral history interview with Helen Heffron Roberts, ethnomusicologist. Recorded in Hamden, Connecticut, by Maria LaVigna and David P. McAllester, December 5, 1979. (LWO 15,691) (AFS 19,894-19,899)
AFS 20,109-20,110: Bill Bonyan / Harry Garfield Duplication Project
Two 10-inch tapes of maritime folklore and reminiscences by Harry Garfield, who served aboard a ship off the southeast coast of Africa. Recorded with Bill Bonyan, place unknown, in 1954. The collection also includes songs by a group of Florida high school girls describing their work as planters, pickers, and sewers in the broad leaf tobacco growing industry in Connecticut. They also sing songs and cheers they used in the fields to cheer themselves up. Recorded by Bill Bonyan, ca. late 1950s. (LWO 16,813 reels 1-2)
AFC 1980/008: "An Investigation of Adolescent Females in America's Sub-Cultures" by Margo Davis
One hundred twenty-three-page manuscript entitled "An Investigation of Adolescent Females in America's Sub-Cultures." Includes interviews with young women aged 13-27, from Mormon, Mennonnite, Papago, Hopi, Hutterite, farming, and fishing communities. Interviews were conducted in Downeast Maine; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Boulder, Utah; Tucson and areas in northern Arizona;and Norfolk Connecticut, by Margo Davis, Oct. 1979-June 1980. Davis was traveling with the Audubon Expedition Institute for Environmental Education.
AFC 1981/018: Ethnic Broadcasing in America Collection
Eighteen 7-inch tapes, two five-inch tapes, and 117 cassettes of ethnic radio broadcasts recorded for the Ethnic Broadcasting in America Project of the American Folklife Center. Recorded mostly off the air by Elena Bradunas, Theodore Grame, Alan Jabbour, and others at various locations in the United States, 1977-78. Documentation includes Theodore Grame's Ethnic Broadcasting in the United States (Washington, D.C.: American Folklife Center, 1980) and 6 linear inches of manuscript materials. [catalog record]
AFS 23,135: One tape containing Spanish and Italian language radio programs broadcast on WLBH, Hartford, Connecticut, and WRYM, New Britain, Connecticut, March 15, 1978. (RYA 2983)
AFC 1984/011: American Dialect Society Collection
Approximately 900 12-inch discs of dialect samples recorded principally in New England, South Carolina, and Virginia by E. Marguerite Chapallaz, Miles Hanley, Guy S. Lowman Jr., Lorenzo Turner, and others, 1931-37. Recorded in part for the Linguistic Atlas of New England. Received on exchange from the American Dialect Society. The collection includes 13 3/4 linear feet of correspondence, database printouts, disc jackets, notes, phonetic transcriptions, and 70 pages of performer lists and subject cards. [catalog record] [finding aid]
AFS 24,468-24,471: Four discs containing Mrs. Virginia Van Heusen Fuller discussing food and cooking, the Civil War, personal and family history, fried pies, working in a match factory, working in a private home, and church. Recorded in Danbury, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, November 4, 1932.
AFS 24,472: One discs containing Levi Squires, farmer, discussing the use of a bull as a domestic animal, roads in boyhood, barter in old days, old customs, making and using charcoal, and wedding customs. Recorded in Weston, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, November 4, 1932.
AFS 24,473: One disc containing Wilbur Sturges, farmer, disussing opinions of the Catholic Church, South Carolina, crops, family history, snowstorm of 1888, and plowing with oxen and horses. Recorded in Weston, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, November 4, 1932.
AFS 24,474-24,475: Two discs containing Ray Stiles discussing personal and family history, fishing, fly fishing, Maine, fishing for pickerel, ice fishing, and other fish stories. Recorded in Southbury, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, November 12, 1932.
AFS 24,476-24,478; 25,036; 25,038: Six discs containing Harry Edgar Monson discussing fox hunting, prices of furs, guns, hunting, and the blizzard of 1888. Recorded in Southbury, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, November 12, 1932, and April 11, 1934.
AFS 24,484; 24,486: Two discs containing E.K. Dean, farmer, discussing personal history, story of Madame Echo, raising bees, the Civil War, draft, furlough, wedding customs, raising fruit on a farm, schooling, and boyhood. Recorded in Sharon, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, November 12, 1932.
AFS 24,488-24,489: Two discs containing David N. Gaines, painter, discussing personal and family history, story of clearing a cemetery, story of a stone fence, history of Hartland, old roads and turnpikes, remodeling of an old church, old methods of learning a trade, wagonmaking, and blacksmithing. Recorded in East Hartland, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, November 11, 1932.
AFS 24,490; 24,492: Two discs containing Hiram Hayes, farmer, discussing opinons of Roosevelt, radio, personal politics, investment stocks, trades as a young man, farming, animals, crops, the Civil War, opinions of modern life, Sloan's Liniment, food, cornmeal, old songs, churches, and opinions on Prohibition. Recorded in Granby, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, November 12, 1932.
AFS 24,495; 24,500; 24,503B2: Three discs containing Mrs. Ida B. Parsons discussing ghost stories, a haunted house, story of father playing cards in hay mow on Sunday, story of mother's working experiences, story of a minister's visit in Roth home, opinions of Roosevelt and Democrats, politics, the Depression, and the story of remodeling a house after her brother died. Recorded in Farmington, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, November 11, 1932.
AFS 24,502-24,503B1: Three discs containing John Blakeslee, farmer and teamster, discussing the care of horses, setting a field on fire from his cigarette, farming, story of sisters buying cows, old Ford, wedding customs, and the Patriotic Sons of America. Recorded in Farmington, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, November 11, 1932.
AFS 24,504; 24,705; 24,708; 24,711: Five discs containing Benjamin F. Palmer, retired oysterman, discussing oyster raising, oyster business, sorting and counting oysters, boats used in oystering, boyhood days, raising onions and other crops, games, wedding customs, shipbuilding in Old Greenwich, market boats, the Civil War, assassination of Lincoln, and occupational history. Recorded in Greenwich (Old Greenwich), Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, November 4, 1932, and December 7, 1933.
AFS 24,510-24,511; 24,513: Three discs containing Clara Treat, farmer, discussing wedding customs, childhood games, history of old homestead, making applie cider, storm signs, moon and stars, family history, flowers, and birds. Recorded in Winsted, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, October 13, 1933.
AFS 24,514-24,515: Two discs containing Clara and Lillian Treat, farmers, discussing methods of making apple cider, temperance, planting vegetables, animal and insect pests, writing a letter to their brother (Miles Stow), and Christmas. Recorded in Winsted, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, October 13, 1933.
AFS 24,516-24,519: Four discs containing George Green, fisherman, discussing oystering, boyhood days on the Sound, boating, swimming, disaster of 6 men from Charles Island, scallops, methods of shucking oysters, fishing, pollution, farm life, storms and blizzards, ancestors in Revolutionary War, baseball, and the storm of 1888. Recorded in Milford, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, October 14, 1933.
AFS 24,750: One disc containing Mrs. Joe Bronson discussing her life history, flower raising, husband's business, farming, and the Lincoln Thompson's sapphire cutting head (recording machine). Recorded in Wolcott, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, January, 20, 1934.
AFS 24,751; 24,754: Two discs containing Batterson French, salesman, discussing family history, original families in Wolcott, Louisa May Alcott family industries, charcoal burning, cemeteries, town history, town benefactor, school system, wood businesses, views on C.W.A., town affairs, Lester Green, town minister, foreign population in Wolcott, hog raising, and butchering hogs. Recorded in Wolcott, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, January 20, 1934.
AFS 24,814-24,815: Two discs containing Charles Raymond Howe discussing history of Packerville, weaving industry, farming, cemeteries, churches, foreign population, reading, athletics, childhood games, electricity and lighting in Canterbury, candle making, making feather beds, spinning, and soap making. Recorded in Canterbury (Packerville), Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, February 8, 1934.
AFS 24,816-24,817: Two discs containing Mrs. Sarah Kilpatrick and Mrs. Grace Kilpatrick Barrows discussing old houses, closets, summer kitchens, furniture, beds, high boys, terms for types of furniture, and various ways of cooking eggs. Recorded in Canterbury, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, February 8, 1934.
AFS 24,818-24,819: Two discs containing Mr. Edward Barrows and Mrs. Grace Kilpatrick Barrows discussing old-time parties, cider making, cooking pudding, hearing herself on an old recording, crops, wedding customs, family history, old local families, local industries, and the history of Canterbury. Recorded in Canterbury, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, February 8, 1934.
AFS 24,820-24,821; 24,824: Three discs containing Mrs. Sarah Paine discussing the geography of Connecticut, glacial features, various counties, geology, spelling problems, early history of Pomfret, ancestry of Putnum family, farming, town records, personal history, birdwatching, bird songs, butterflies, pressing flowers, trip to Texas, riding burros, trees and bushes, nature, shell collections, and moss collection. Recorded in Pomfret (Abington), Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, February 9, 1934.
AFS 24,826; 24,828; 24,830; 24,832: Four discs containing Leverett Belknap discussing reminiscences about Mark Twain, famous authors Belknap knew, history of bookstore, clippings books on old Hartford and old Connecticut, greeting granddaughter, scrapbooks, historical society, stamp collection, food, and medicine. Recorded in West Hartford, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, February 14, 1934.
AFS 24,834; 24,836; 24,838; 24,840: Four discs containing Henry W. Erving discussing Johns Hopkins, granddaughter who got tuburculosis, books on collecting antiques, Dr. Wallace Nutting, ministry, photography, furniture, personal history, terms for bait, David Lawrence and education, political commentary of leftists, comments about radio, changes in cars, Harvard Medical School, Gertude Stein, spiritualism, son's experience in WWI, ancestor from New Hampshire, personalities, opinions of elocutionary reading, and reading aloud as a lost art. Recorded in Hartford, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, February 14, 1934.
AFS 24,841; 24,843: Two discs containing James O. McLean discussing the town of Glastonbury, early history, industries, town records, original families, ancestors from Revolutionary War era, the Civil War, Southern sympathizers, Connecticut "War Democrats" who supported Lincoln, differences among New England states reactions to war, cousin who was killed in war, war dead returned, Mr. Wells' reports of hearing Gettysburg Address, oratory of Lincoln compared with that of Edward Everett, fruit farming, tobacco farming, fertilizers, clover sown between trees, protection from pests, marketing fruit, river navigation, and rail transport. Recorded in Glastonbury (Hartford), Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, February 15, 1934.
AFS 24,845: One disc containing Melvin L. Alexander discussing raising tobacco and the "angledogs" term for fishing worms. Recorded in Hartford (East Hartford), Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, February 15, 1934.
AFS 24,847-24,849; 25,613-25,615: Six discs containing Charles H. Tuttle, retired joiner and house builder, discussing cemeteries, ancestors, occupational experiences, building stone walls on farms, plowing with oxen vs. horses, husking bees, Halloween, wedding customs, drum corps from Wolcott, and drumming demonstrations. Recorded in Wolcott, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, February 16, 1934, and August, 31, 1934.
AFS 24,850: One disc containing John L. Reinartz discussing his personal history, experiences on North Greenland expedition with Admiral Byrd, comments on manner of speaking, radio in 1925, commercial vs. amateur radio, radio physics, and the value of radio. Recorded in Manchester, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, February 17, 1934.
AFS 24,855-24,858: Four discs containing Lawrence Miner discussing early history of New London, street names, neighboring settlements, history of Miner family, burials of family, history of the old church, cemeteries, trading and transportation in the old days, Revoluntionary War, War of 1812, New London as seafaring community, yachting, fishing, whaling, famous old people, monuments, books, houses, museum activities, manufacturing in New London, art colonies in Lyme and Mystic, Connecticut, antiques, and cooking utensils. Recorded in New London, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, February 23, 1934.
AFS 24,859; 24,961; 24,863: Three discs containing Joe Noyes discussing family history, industries around Stonington, farming, early settlers, cemeteries, getting rid of stones, plowing with oxen vs. horses, calls and directing oxen, farm horses, tractors, types of stone walls, building stone walls, barn types in the area, fishing, shipping, changes in transportation, blizzard of 1888, names of rivers and brooks, and wedding customs. Recorded in Stonington, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, February 23, 1934.
AFS 24,879; 24,881; 24,883: Three discs containing Daniel Jones discussing ancestors, drum playing, town of North Branford, cemeteries, family, farming, foreign population, carpentry, old furniture, schoolmaster's desk, straw hats, spun and knit articles, social occasions, husking bees, barn raisings, wedding customs, Fourth of July, Halloween, amusements in the old days, dances, cards, marbles, boyhood games, and oxen. Recorded in North Branford (Clintonville), Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, March 9, 1934.
AFS 24,976-24,978: Three discs containing Zachariah Keodirelang Matthews discussing the phonemic contrasts and other sounds of the Zulu language, also sings songs in Zulu language to illustrate clicks and other sounds. Recorded in New Haven, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, April 13, 1934.
AFS 24,980-24,981: Two discs containing Edward Sapir, Yale University professor of anthropology and linguistics, demonstrating American Indian consonants and vowel sounds used in words. Recorded at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, April 12, 1934.
AFS 24,982; 24,984-24,985; 24,987: Four discs containing Henry Clark, farmer, discussing Civil War stories, stories about Louisiana and owls, Arabian horse story, danger of death for Clark B., and story of Kipler(?). Recorded in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, April 13, 1934.
AFS 24,989; 24,992; 24,995: Three discs containing Frank Pratt, carpenter, discussing headstones and tablestones, private and town cemeteries, church and town records, history of Saybrook, summer residents, farming, salt hay, education in old days, teachers, St. Valentine's Day, colleges, churches, foreign population, reasons for coming, story of "raising" church, and stories of storekeeper. Recorded in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, April 13, 1934.
AFS 25,007; 25,009; 25,011; 25,013: Four discs containing Charles L. Gold, farmer, discussing history of Cornwall, chief industries, dairy farming, former iron industry, first foreign missions school, first agricutural school in U.S., stories of old politicians, ancestors, old mill, summer residents, early families, former mining industry, charcoal burning, iron and steel, private cemeteries, Ethan Allen, reasons for abandonment of farms, and history of his grandfather. Recorded in Cornwall (West Cornwall), Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, April 19, 1934.
AFS 25,015; 25,018; 25,021; 25,023: Four discs containing John T. Hubbard, lawyer, discussing the town of Litchfield, early history, story of Mr. Harris and the Indians, streets, counties, businesses, probate districts, various towns, government, foreign population, old money, inheritance tax, mill fire, Prospect Mountain, mining, Salisbury Iron Works, Litchfield Law School, Aaron Burr, and law education. Recorded in Litchfield, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, April 19, 1934.
AFS 25,025: One disc containing Olive Coe, high school sophomore, discussing personal and family history, ancestors, childhood games, movies, sports, and teachers at school. Recorded in Litchfield, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, April 19, 1934.
AFS 25,027: One disc containing Mildred Morehead, part-time librarian, discussing personal family history, school, books, organs, church, radio programs, and piano playing. Recorded in Litchfield, Connecticut, April 19, 1934.
AFS 25,028: One disc containing Mrs. Addie Lamb Morehead, housekeeper, discussing personal and family history, food terminology, domestic life, private cemeteries, churches, and old time dances and parties. Recorded in Litchfield, Connecticut, April 19, 1934.
AFS 25,029; 25,032; 25,052: Three discs of Mrs. Adella Lamb discussing personal and family history, life now and formerly, differences between a bucket and a pail, terms for coal scuttle, kitchens, food, and other terms for various things. Recorded in Litchfield, Connecticut, April 19, 1934.
AFS 25,035: One discs containing a family conversation with Addie Lamb Morehead, Adella Lamb, and Mildred Morehead, John T. Hubbard, and Olive Coe discussing books. Recorded in Litchfield, Connecticut, April 19, 1934.
AFS 25,040; 25,04425,044A; 25,046: Four discs containing Henry C. Goslee, farmer, discussing barn raising, dairy industry, transportation, domestic life, flax breaking, candle-making, apple brandy, old inns and taverns, personal history, family, blizzard of 1888, and past winter of 1933-34. Recorded in Litchfield (Morris) Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, April 20, 1934.
AFS 24,915B; 25,044B; 25,050-25,051: Four discs containing Charles F. Gerow, farmer, discussing wood as fuel, charcoal making, watch chains, dairy business around New Fairfield, crops, the lumber business, Friends Church, ancestors, family history, cemeteries, schools, raising a family, terms for various things, and summer kitchens. Recorded in New Fairfield (Bethel), Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, April 20, 1934.
AFS 25,047-25,048: Two discs containing Lucy Hoyt Kroha, housewife, discussing personal and family life, farming, quilt patterns, butchering, amusements when young, husking bees, square dances, food terminology, wedding customs, churches, foreign populartion, summer kitchens, porches, and plowing with oxen. Recorded in Bethel (Redding Ridge) Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, April 20, 1934.
AFS 25,055; 25,057; 25,059; 25,061; 25,063: Five discs of T.M. Russell, official of a manufacturing company, discussing importing and exporting in Middletown, development of town, Wesleyan University, state mental hospital, types of people, elastic and rubber product manufacturing, car brake linings, NRA codes, economic problems, strikes and labor issues, local character Sam collins, boats, seaport town of Essex, roads, War of 1812, cigarettes, and boat races. Recorded in Middletown, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, May 16, 1934.
AFS 25,065; 25,067; 25,069; 25,071: Four discs containing George Beaumont, farmer, discussing ancestors, old days in Wallingford, farm implements, water supply, sheep raising, spinning, knitting, making molasses during Civil War times, heating with Franklin stoves, religion, buying land, and the story building a road. Recorded in Wallingford, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, May 17, 1934.
AFS 25,073-25,074; 25,077; 25,080: Four discs containing Leonard Bostwick, harness maker and dealer in antiques, discussing the harness business, horses vs. automobiles, types of buggies and wagons, types of sleighs and sleds, transportation in old days, and the making of harnesses. Recorded in New Haven, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, May 17, 1934.
AFS 25,082-25,085: Four discs containing Ethel Lord Schofield, librarian, discussing the historical society, preservation, the founding of Yale, purchase of 1847 map, story of the "Redsaw[?] Judges," early settlers, industries in New Haven, Eli Whitney, effect of own speech behavior on other people, and the character of Connecticut Yankees. Recorded in New Haven, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, May 4, 1934.
AFS 25,088-25,089; 25,091-25,094: Five discs containing Howard S. Peck and family members discussing farming, early days, transportation in the snow, husking bees, stills and liquor, cemeteries, roads, daylight savings time, barns, butchering, food, fishing, dogs, personal history, school, future plances, baking clothes, and plants. Recorded in Middletown, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, May 4, 1934.
AFS 25,096; 25,098; 25,100-25,101: Four discs containing Elisha Lathrop, farmer, discussing cooking in an open fireplace, cooking, food animals kept in old days, making straw hats, Civil War, butchering, parties, boyhood games, winter sports, beards, animal calls, plowing with oxen, and various terms for whips and food. Recorded in Bossrah (Franklin), Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, June 6, 1934.
AFS 25,105-25,108: Four discs containing Edward Jarvis Crandall, farmer, discussing farming, crops, personal family history, fruit raising, cider, wine, history of town, foreign population, private cemeteries, stone walls, plowing, buthering, terms for food and other things, barns, summer kitchens, hunting, and barn raisings. Recorded in Tolland, Connecticut, by Miles L. Hanley, June 7, 1934.
AFS 25,594: One disc containing Elizabeth F. Gardner discussing personal history, schooling, year spent in Norway, and travel in Sweden, England, and France. Recorded in Derby, Connecticut, June 26, 1934.
AFC 1986/022: Center for Applied Linguistics / American English Dialect Recordings Collection
Fifty-nine 10-inch tapes of speech samples, linguistic interviews, oral histories, conversations, and excerpts from public speeches recorded at various locations in North America by various collectors, and compiled by the Center for Applied Linguistics for a project entitled "A Survey and Collection of American English Dialect Recordings." The collection includes fourteen linear inches of documentation, including an introduction and preface, a list of contents, content summaries, and transcripts. Collectors and interviewees vary, representing approximately 43 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Canada, and Puerto Rico. [catalog record] [online presentation]
AFS 24,313A1: One tape containing an interview with an 80-year old tobacco farmer, born in 1887 in East Berlin, Hartford County, Connecticut, talking about growing, storing, and shipping tobacco. Recorded in 1967. Collected by Mary Ritchie Key of University of California-Irvine. [audio] [transcript]
AFS 24,313A2: One tape containing a conversation with a Connecticut farmer discussing storing and shipping tobacco. Recorded in 1967. Collected by Mary Ritchie Key of University of California-Irvine. [audio] [transcript]
AFS 24,330A1: One tape containing an oral book report about The Day the Fish Came Out by a 14-year old black female. Recorded in New Haven, Connecticut, 1967. Collected by Miriam Meyers. [audio] [transcript]
AFS 24,330A2: One tape containing an oral book report and discussion of race relations by a 15-year old black male. Recorded in New Haven, Connecticut, 1967. Collected by Miriam Meyers. [audio] [transcript]
AFS 24,330A3: One tape containing an oral book report about The Fantastic Voyage by a 14-year old Italian American male. Recorded in New Haven, Connecticut, 1967. [audio] [transcript]
AFS 24,330A4: One tape containing an oral book report about Native Son by a 14-year old black female. Recorded in New Haven, Connecticut, 1967. Collected by Miriam Meyers. [audio] [transcript]
AFS 24,330A5: One tape containing an oral book report about a book she read and her relationships with friends. Recorded in New Haven, Connecticut, 1967. Collected by Miriam Meyers. [audio] [transcript]
AFS 24,330B1: One tape containing an oral book report about an immigrant family from the Netherlands, discrimination, and the Ku Klux Klan, spoken by an unidentified male student. Recorded in New Haven, Connecticut, 1967. Collected by Miriam Meyers. [audio] [transcript]
AFS 24,330B2: One tape containing an oral book report about A Raisin in the Sun by a 14-year old black female. Recorded in New Haven, Connecticut, 1967. Collected by Miriam Meyers. [audio] [transcript]
AFS 24,330B3: One tape containing an oral book report about Of Mice and Men by an 18-year old white female. Recorded in New Haven, Connecticut, 1967. Collected by Miriam Meyers. [audio] [transcript]
AFS 24,330B4: One tape containing an oral book report about The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by a 15-year old black female, born in Charlotte, North Carolina. Recorded in New Haven, Connecticut, 1967. Collected by Miriam Meyers. [audio] [transcript]
AFS 24,330B5: One tape containing an oral book report about Miss Lonely Hearts by a 14-year old white male. Recorded in New Haven, Connecticut, 1967. Collected by Miriam Meyers. [audio] [transcript]
AFC 1987/001: Folklife Programming and Resources in Connecticut: A Preliminary Survey and Recommendations
Manuscript materials from a preliminary survey to determine folklife holdings of a select group of Connecticut institutions. Contained in the 26 folders is information from the Connecticut Arts Council, Bruce Museum, Fairfield Historical Society, Litchfield Historical Society, Mystic Seaport Museum, New Canaan Historical Society, New Haven Colony Historical Society, New London County Historical Society, Noah Webster House, River Museum at Steamboat Dock, Stamford Historical Society, Wadsworth Atheneum, and Yale University Art Gallery.
AFC 2000/001: Local Legacies Collection
Four hundred and five linear feet (approximately 90,000 manuscript pages, 475 sound recordings, 13,000 graphic materials, 330 electronic media, and 75 artifacts) of documentation of local festivals, fairs, parades, and other community-based events from each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and trusts. The Local Legacies Collection was donated through the efforts of individuals, organizations, and institutions asked to participate by members of Congress. This project was part of the Library of Congress Bicentennial celebration in the year 2000. [catalog record] [online presentation] [Connecticut Local Legacies]
AFC 2001/015: September 11, 2001, Documentary Project
Three hundred and sixty-seven audiocassettes, 18 compact discs, manuscript materials, 401 images of various sizes, 57 black-and-white photographs, 292 color photographs, 12 videotapes, 11 computer disks, and 37 artifacts documenting reactions to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and the plane crash near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The sound recordings include approximately eight hundred oral interviews and narratives representing twenty-eight (?) states. [catalog record] [finding aid] [online presentation]
AFC 2001/015: SR080A: One audiocassette containing an interview of Greg Hanby conducted by John Danielson. Hanby discusses what he might have done if he had been in the World Trade Center or on one of the hijacked airplanes, what he thinks the U.S. reponse should be, and that prayer is an important part of support and action. Recorded in Waterford, Connecticut, November 25, 2001. (16 minutes) [audio]
AFC 2005/028: Negrura Peruana Concert Collection
Homegrown 2005 concert. Negrura Peruana perform Afro-Peruvian music and dance from Hartford, Connecticut. Recorded in Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, October 12, 2005. [catalog record] [event flyer and webcast]
AFC 2011/042: Daniel Boucher and friends concert collection, 2011 August 17
Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Daniel Boucher and friends in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 17, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Traditional French-Canadian fiddle music and songs from Bristol, Connecticut performed by fiddler Daniel Boucher, accompanied by George Wilson, guitar and fiddle; Ray Pelletier, guitar and fiddle; and fiddler/stepdancer Glen Bombardier of the Beaudoin family, playing fiddle, spoons, and jew's harp. Photographs by John Barton and Steve Winick. [catalog record]