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Finding Aids to 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 2004/004: Alan Lomax Collection
One thousand six hundred linear feet (appx. 650 linear feet manuscripts; 6,400 sound recordings; 5,500 graphic images; 6,000 moving images) of material created and collected by Alan Lomax and others in their work documenting song, music, dance, and body movement from many cultures. Includes field recordings and photographs Lomax made in the Bahamas, the Caribbean, England, France, Georgia, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Spain, the United States, and Wales, 1930s-2004. [catalog record]

AFC 2004/004: T1688-1690: Three reels of polyphonic music from Guria in Georgia, n.d.; T1692: One reel of Georgian folk music, students of the Tbilisi Conservatoire, n.d.

AFC 2004/004: T1716-1720: Five reels of field recordings made by Alan Lomax, 1964, of Georgian folk songs.

AFC 2005/040: Collecting and Performing Traditional Song in the Republic of Georgia, Lecture by Malkhaz Erkvanidze
Lecture by Malkhas Erkvanidze, ethnomusicologist and performer, illustrated with performance by 11 members of the Anchiskhati Choir, who demonstrate singing styles of Georgian choral polyphony. Recorded as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series at the Library of Congress, August 23, 2005. [catalog record] [webcast and event flyer]


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