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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

CZECH REPUBLIC COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

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 1939/026: Alton C. Morris Florida WPA Recordings
Fourteen 12-inch discs of Czech American, Slovak American, Greek American, and Minorcan American music recorded in Jacksonville, Masaryktown, St. Augustine, Slavia, and Tarpon Springs, Florida, by Alton Chester Morris, assisted by Florida Federal Writers' Project workers, 1939-40. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFS 3537A1: One disc containing an introduction to the Masaryktown recordings spoken by Alton Chester Morris. Recorded in Masaryktown, Florida, August 28, 1939. [audio]

AFS 3537A2: One disc containing "Marching Song" performed by Elizabeth Prácher. Recorded in Masaryktown, Florida, August 28, 1939. [audio]

AFS 3537A3: One disc containing "Tece voda, tece [?]" performed by Michael Prácher and Elizabeth Prácher. Recorded in Masaryktown, Florida, August 28, 1939. [audio]

AFS 3537A4: One disc containing "Zahucaly hory [?]" performed by Elizabeth Prácher. Recorded in Masaryktown, Florida, August 28, 1939. [audio]

AFS 3537B1: One disc containing an introduction to the Masaryktown recordings spoken by Alton Chester Morris. Recorded in Masaryktown, Florida, August 28, 1939. [audio]

AFS 3537B2: One disc containing "Lístecku dubový [?]" performed by Elizabeth Prácher. Recorded in Masaryktown, Florida, August 28, 1939. [audio]

AFS 3537B4: One disc containing "Ked cez ti hory pujdeme [?]" performed by Michael Prácher. Recorded in Masaryktown, Florida, August 28, 1939. [audio]

AFS 3537B5: One disc containing "Ked sa Slovak zo svey vlasty odberal[?]" performed by Elizabeth Prácher. Recorded in Masaryktown, Florida, August 28, 1939. [audio]

AFS 3537B6: One discs containing "Myjava" performed by Elizabeth Prácher. Recorded in Masaryktown, Florida, August 28, 1939. [audio]

AFS 3539B3: One disc containing "Kde domov muj[?]" (The Czech National Anthem) sung by Julia Jakubcin. Recorded in Slavia, Florida, September 1, 1939. [audio]

AFC 1944/011: Marcus Bach "Preserving Iowa's Religious Heritage" Collection, part 2
Thirteen 12-inch and 2 16-inch discs of hymns sung by Danish Lutheran, Welsh Presbyterian, Czech Presbyterian, and German Lutheran congregations at various locations in Iowa; plus hymns, a litany, and parts of the office sung by Trappist monks at New Melleray, Iowa. Includes several interviews with pastors and ministers of the congregations. The collection includes 6 pages of recording logs and notes. Recorded by Marcus Bach and Addison Alspach in Iowa, September, October, and November, 1943. [catalog record]

AFC 1951/054: Cooperative Acquisitions Project / Czechoslovakian Folk Music
One disc of Czechoslovakian folk music recorded on an unknown date. Part of the Cooperative Acquisitions Project. (AFS 10,363)

AFC 1950/011: Stana Rasin and Barbara Lee Recording of Czech and Slavic Folk Songs
One 12-inch disc Czech and Slavic folk songs. Recorded in the studio at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by Stana Rasin and Barbara Lee of Air Research Section, April 17, 1949. Includes texts. [catalog record]

AFS 22,183: Veronica Seiler / "Young Czechs" Collection
One audiocassette of Czech songs with accordion accompaniment performed by the "Young Czechs," a children's costumed song and dance group from Forestville, Wisconsin. Recorded by Veronica Seiler and sent to the Library of Congress through the office of Senator William Proxmire. (RYA 2524)

AFC 1981/004: Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection
Ninety-nine 7-inch tapes and 245 audiocassettes, 13 linear inches of contact sheets, 8 3/4 linear feet of field notes and logs, 3080 slides, 210 photographs, and 2 videos from the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection, a field survey of ethnic artistic expression including dance, foodways, neighborhood gatherings, religious celebrations, and instrumental and vocal music. Recorded in the Chicago, Illinois, area by various collectors under the direction of Elena Bradunas, February-November 1977; under the joint sponsorship of the American Folklife Center and the Illinois Arts Council. The collection includes a 561-page report on the project published by the American Folklife Center in January 1978. Includes documentation of Czech-American traditions in Chicago. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 2011/052: National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Oral History Collection
One hundred edited digital video files of oral history interviews from the project "Recording Voices and Documenting Memories of Czech and Slovak Americans" conducted by the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Interviews were conducted between November 2009 and August 2011 with Czechs and Slovaks who immigrated to the United States during the Cold War era.

 

 

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