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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: 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 1951/007: Arthur S. Alberts Collection of West Africa Recordings
Twenty-four 7-inch tapes of music recorded in French Guinea, French Sudan, Gold Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, and Upper Volta by Arthur S. Alberts, ca. 1949-50. The collection includes a 3-page concordance.

AFS 10,043: One tape containing "bush music" played by Baule performers recorded in Ivory Coast. (30 minutes; LWO 4070 reel 15)

AFC 1958/009: Musee de l'Homme / Music of Pondo Kakou Secret Society from Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Guinea
One 12-inch commercial LP entitled Music of Pondo Kakou, secret society from Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Guinea. Recorded by Gilbert Rouget, ca. 1950s. The collection includes a short article about the Pondo Kakou, written in French. (The Musee de l'Homme LD 17 [LP shelf]) (AFS 11,347)

AFS 22,194-22,195: Dorothy Morrison / Operation Crossroads Africa Collection
Two 7-inch tapes of environmental sounds and dance music and songs performed with drums and flute by Boy Scouts from Abidjan and surrounding areas. Recorded at various locations in the Ivory Coast and Upper Volta by Dorothy Morrison in cooperation with Operation Crossroads Africa, July-August 1981. The collection includes 11 color slides.

AFS 22,194: One tape containing circle dancing, environmental sounds, and songs in English, French, and various African languages performed by Boy Scouts and Crossroaders. (1 hour and 3 minutes; RXA 3855)

AFS 22,195A-B6, 9: One tape containing African songs, a Boy Scout drill, a circle dance, and a shuffling circle dance. (55 minutes; RXA 3856)


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