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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 1952/005: Willard Rhodes and Louise B. Johannaber 1952 Field Recordings Collection
Two 10-inch tapes of 52 songs of American Indian music from the Apache, Arikara, Caddo, Cherokee, Creek, Ecuadorian, Eskimo, Navajo, Shawnee, and Shoshone tribes. Recorded in Oklahoma and Utah by Willard Rhodes, 1952. The collection includes a 4-page catalog including tribe, song name and description, performer, location and times. [catalog record]

AFS 14,624: One tape containing 4 traditional Ecuadorian Indian songs. Recorded in Brigham City, Utah. (12 minutes; LWO 6692 reels 7-8)

AFC 1981/018: Ethnic Broadcasting in America Collection
Eighteen 7-inch tapes, 2 5-inch tapes, and 117 audiocassettes Two 5-inch tapes, 18 7-inch tapes, and 117 cassettes of a survey of ethnic radio broadcasts recorded for the Ethnic Broadcasting in America Project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. Recorded mostly off the air by Elena Bradunas, Theodore Grame, Alan Jabbour, and Wolfgang Fleischhauer at various locations in the United States,1977-1979. The radio broadcasts include contemporary, popular, and folk music; community news and announcements; advertising; comedy; news; sports; politics; paid political ads; and religious broadcasts, with hymns, gospel music, sermons, church services, and masses. The collection includes Theodore Grame's Ethnic Broadcasting in the United States and 9 1/2 linear inches of correspondence, manuscript material, and tape logs. [catalog record]

AFS 23,078: One tape containing an Ecuadorian radio program entitled "La Voz del Ecuador" including music, news of the Ecuadorian community, interviews, and a series on the history of Ecuador and local advertisements. Broadcast on WHBI in Brooklyn, New York, March 18, 1978. (30 minutes; RYA 2937)

AFC 1973/028: Laura Boulton Collection

Laura Boulton Collection Part 20: Miscellaneous discs
Twenty-two 10-inch tapes of American Indian, Appalachian, Arabic, Colonial American, Brazilian, Ecuadorian, European chamber, French, Japanese, Mexican, Polynesian, and Peruvian music prepared for a class lecture at the University of California by Laura Boulton.

AFS 17,175: One tape containing 2 songs from Ecuador.

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 typed song list including titles, dates and locations. [catalog record]

AFC 1997/020: [No tape numbers]: One tape and 1 audiocassette containing 19 Ecuadorian children's songs and chants. Recorded in Arenca, Ecuador, by Henrietta Yurchenco, July 28, 1975. (38 minutes)

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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