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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

GREECE COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Vivy Niotis
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: October 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 3538; 3540-3542; 3544: Five discs containing 28 Greek songs recorded in Tarpon Springs, Florida, August 27, 1939. (40 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 230B; 231; 232A)

AFS 3546-3547A2: Two discs containing 7 Greek songs recorded in St. Augustine, Florida, September 27, 1939. (16 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 232A)

AFS 3547B2-3549: Three discs containing 10 Greek songs recorded in Jacksonville, Florida, October 4, 1939. (24 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 232)

AFC 1940/011: Florida WPA Recordings, 1940
Twenty-two 12-inch discs made in Florida for the Florida WPA Writers' and Music Projects and for the Archive of American Folk Song by Carita Doggett Corse, Robert Cornwall, John Corse, and John Filareton in Glades County, Jacksonville, Kenansville, Mayport, Sebring, and Tarpon Springs, Florida, and at sea, off the Georgia coast, March-July 1940. The collection includes 1 folder of logs and notes. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFS 3881-3889: Nine discs containing the following Greek subjects: an Orthodox church service held for the dedication of a building, children reciting the alphabet, patriotic poems, 4 pieces of dance music, 6 songs, and a survey of regional accents. Recorded in Tarpon Springs, Florida, by John Filareton, May 1940. (1 hour and 12 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 254)

AFC 1950/022: Amice Calverly / "Crete" Greece and Egyptian Music
Five 16-inch discs of dance music and songs recorded in Crete and Egypt by Amice Mary Calverley, ca. 1948-49. [catalog record]

AFS 9902: One disc containing a pentozali and 5 syrtos with lyra and vocals. Recorded in Goulidiana, Crete, 1949. (20 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 277B)

AFC 1951/042: Cooperative Acquisitions Project / Greek Music
One disc of Greek folk music transferred to Music Division from the Cooperative Acquisitions Project. Recorded ca. 1950s. (AFS 10,291)

AFS 10,751: Jonas Balys / Greek and Lithuanian Songs
One 7-inch tape of 8 Greek folk and popular songs sung by Georgia Tarsouli. Recorded in Bloomington, Indiana, by Jonas Balys November 1, 1951.

AFS 10,751A1-8: One tape containing 8 Greek songs, including a Christmas carol, a New Year's Eve carol, and "Come Charalambi, Let Us Marry You," sung by an unidentified woman. (10 minutes; LWO 2088)

AFC 1954/005: Russell Coile / French, Spanish, and Greek Folk Music
Six 7-inch tapes of folk music of various Mediterranean countries, including 3 tapes from Spain, 2 tapes from France, and 1 tape from Greece. Recorded in 1952 by Russell Coile.

AFS 10,830: One tape containing a rehearsal for a balos, including instructions and information concerning the dance's history and contemporary use. (1 hour and 15 minutes; LWO 1883 reel 5)

AFC 1958/012: James A. Notopoulos Collection of Greek Poetry, Music, and Tales
Seventy-three tapes containing copies of field recordings of instrumental music, Byzantine liturgical music, anecdotes, dance music, heroic poetry, poems on World War II, folk songs, narrative poems, wedding songs, and tales recorded by James A. Notopoulos at various locations in Greece, Crete, and Cyprus, 1952-1953. [catalog record]

AFS 10,943-10,944A: Two tapes containing women's and other songs recorded in Megara, 1952. (1 hour and 45 minutes; LWO 2251 reels 1-2A)

AFS 10,944B; 10,947B; 10,956A; 10,963A; 10,964A: Five tapes containing songs from Pontus. (2 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 2251 reels 2B; 5B; 14A; 21A; 22A)

AFS 10,945A; 10,967: Two tapes containing songs recorded in Crete, April 30-May 30, 1953. (1 hour and 40 minutes; LWO 2251 reels 3A; 25)

AFS 10,945B-10,946: Two tapes containing World War II poems and songs. (2 hours and 25 minutes; LWO 2251 reels 3B-4)

AFS 10,947A; 10,956B-10,960: Six tapes containing songs and World War II poems recorded in Epirus, 1952. (4 hours and 20 minutes; LWO 2251 reels 5A; 14B-18)

AFS 10,948: One tape containing songs recorded in Delvinaki, Messolonghi, and Preveza, 1952. (1 hour and 5 minutes; LWO 2251 reel 6)

AFS 10,949A: One tape containing songs from Thrace. (20 minutes; LWO 2251 reel 7A)

AFS 10,949B-10,951; 10,955: Four tapes containing songs recorded in Apeiranthos, Naxos, January 1953. (3 hours and 20 minutes; LWO 2251 reels 7B-9; 13)

AFS 10,952-10,954: Three tapes containing Klephtica dance music and songs recorded in Peloponnesos, July 11-13, 1953. (3 hours and 5 minutes; LWO 2251 reels 10-12)

AFS 10,961A: One tape containing songs from Samos. (30 minutes; LWO 2251 reel 19A)

AFS 10,961B-10,962: Two tapes containing a narrative, "Shepherd's Pipe," spoken by Apostolos Gogalos. (1 hour and 20 minutes; LWO 2251 reels 19B-20)

AFS 10,963B: One tape containing Demotic songs recorded in Salonika, April 1953. (30 minutes; LWO 2251 reel 21B)

AFS 10,964B-10,966: Three tapes containing Byzantine music recorded in Salonica, April 12-27, 1953. (1 hour and 50 minutes; LWO 2251 reels 22B-24)

AFS 11,350-11,370A: Twenty-one tapes containing anecdotes, dance music, heroic poems, poems on World War II, songs, and tales. Recorded at various locations in Crete, April 30-May 30, 1953. (20 hours and 35 minutes; LWO 2597 reels 1-21A)

AFS 11,370B-11,381A: Twelve tapes containing dance music, love couplet contests, poems, songs, tales, and wedding songs. Recorded in Cyprus, June 6-July 1, 1953. (11 hours and 5 minutes; LWO 2597 reels 21B-25; LWO 2611 reels 1-7A)

AFS 11,381B-11,383A: Three tapes containing Klephtica songs recorded in Peloponnesos, July 11-18, 1953. (2 hours and 5 minutes; LWO 2611 reels 7B-9A)

AFS 11,383B-11,385: Three tapes containing liturgies and religious music recorded in Athens, Epirus, and Mt. Athos. (2 hours and 35 minutes; LWO 2611 reels 9B-11)

AFS 11,386: One tape containing songs from Rhodes. (1 hour; LWO 2611 reel 12)

AFS 11,387: One tape containing religious celebrations and rites. (1 hour; LWO 2611 reel 13)

AFS 11,388-11,390A: Three tapes containing songs from Asia Minor recorded at the Academy of Athens, February-April 1953. (2 hours and 35 minutes; LWO 2611 reels 14-16A)

AFS 11,390B-11,392: Three tapes containing songs from Northern Epirus recorded at the Academy of Athens, February-April 1953. (2 hours and 35 minutes; LWO 2611 reels 16B-18)

AFS 11,393-11,396: Four tapes containing songs from Macedonia recorded at the Academy of Athens, February-April 1953. (4 hours and 5 minutes; LWO 2611 reels 19-22)

AFS 11,397: One tape containing songs from Kastoria, recorded in Macedonia, April 1953. (1 hour; LWO 2611 reel 23)

AFC 1968/017: Folk Songs from Greece sung by Eugenia Syriotis
One 10-inch tape of 8 Greek songs sung by Eugenia Syriotis Black. Recorded at Edgewood Recording Studios, Washington, D.C., January 24, 1968. (AFS 13,472) (13 minutes; LWO 5256) [catalog record]

AFC 1969/015: John B. Fergusson Recording of Greek Folk Music
One 10-inch tape of 8 instrumentals and songs performed by Greek musicians. Recorded in Alexandria, Egypt, by John B. Fergusson, 1961. (AFS 13,722) (16 minutes; LWO 5379) [catalog record]

AFC 1971/010: Michael Cutsumbis / Greek Folk Music
One 5-inch tape comprised from five 78 rpm commercial recordings of Turkish and Greek music purchased by the donor's father, Nicholas Michael Cutsumbis, in Warren, Ohio, from 1945-1950. Collection includes detailed biographical information about the Cutsumbis family. The song texts of several songs are translated into English. (LWO 6410) (AFS 14,459) [catalog record]

AFC 1971/014: Michael Cutsumbis / Greek Folk Music
Two 5-inch tapes of twelve Greek dances and songs, performed by The Kings of Folk Songs (G. Meintanas, N. Moraitis, V. Saleas, and M. Sarantos), recorded ca. 1965. Duplicated from a privately pressed LP recording entitled He Hara Tou Metanasti (Joys of the Immigrant) and donated by Michael N. Cutsumbis. (AFS 14,476-14,477) (30 minutes; LWO 6448)

AFC 1971/018: Michael Cutsumbis / Greek Folk Music
Two 5-inch tapes of Greek folk music dubbed from commercial 78 rpm discs. Gift of Michael N. Cutsumbis. (LWO 6493) (AFS 14,486-14,487)

AFC 1973/028: Laura Boulton Collection

Laura Boulton Collection Part 21: Appendix to Part 11 (Canada)

AFS 17,177-17,194: Eighteen 14-inch discs comprising an Appendix to Part 11 (Music of the Peoples of Canada). Ethnicities include French, Gaelic-Scots, Ukrainian, Greek, and Tsimsian Indian recorded in or about dances, church services (including Christmas), storytelling, potlaches, speechmaking, carol singing, etc. Instruments of special importance include violins and bells.

Laura Boulton Collection Part 23: Africa, Europe, Far East, Latin America, etc.

AFS 18,290-18,293: Four tapes containing dance music and songs from various locations in Greece recorded in Athens, 1954. (1 hour and 45 minutes; LWO 8956 reels 189-192; LWO 8949 reels 37-38)

AFS 18,294-18,303: Ten tapes containing dance music, parts of a performance, and songs from Carpathos and Rhodes, recorded in Rhodes, 1954. (2 hours and 45 minutes; LWO 8956 reels 193-203; LWO 8949 reels 38-39)

AFS 18,304: One tape containing dance music and songs from various locations in Greece recorded in Salonika, 1954. (40 minutes; LWO 8956 reel 204; LWO 8949 reel 40A)

AFS 18,305-18,308: Four tapes containing dance music and songs recorded in Yannitsa, 1954. (1 hour and 20 minutes; LWO 8956 reels 205-209; tape copy on LWO 8949 reel 40)

AFS 18,309-18,310; 18,313-18,314: Four tapes containing dance music and songs recorded in Crete, 1954 and 1961. (1 hour and 15 minutes; LWO 8956 reels 210-211; 214-215; LWO 8949 reel 41)

AFS 18,311-18,312: Two tapes containing love songs performed by Helen Karas and Athan Karas recorded 1954. (30 minutes; LWO 8956 reels 212-213; LWO 8949 reel 41)

AFC 1976/011: Pekka Gronow and Richard K. Spottwood / Commercial 78 rpm International Music Collection
Two 7-inch tapes of dance tunes, humor, and songs, mostly immigrant and non-English language material, from 78 rpm commercial recordings of Armenian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Italian, Irish, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Sicilian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Yugoslavian material. Gift of Pekka Gronow and Richard Spottswood. (LWO 8858) (AFS 18,000-18,001) [catalog record]

AFS 20,260-20,266: Carter Inaugural Concert Duplication Project, Part 1
Eight 10-inch tapes of musical performances by numerous artists including Beau Soleil, Jimmy Driftwood, John Jackson, and Ralph Stanley from folk and ethnic music and dance events celebrating the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter. Recorded at the National Visitors Center and at Union Station in Washington, D.C., January 18 and 21, 1977. Events sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. The collection includes 1 3/4 linear inches of correspondence, logs, performance releases, programs, and schedules.

AFS 20,262B5-20,263A1: Two tapes containing one instrumental piece and two songs performed by the Greek Echo Music & Dance Group. Recorded January 18, 1977. (25 minutes; RWA 112-113)

AFS 22,474-22,479: Dolores Jackson / Greek Festival Music Collection
Six 7-inch tapes of music recorded at weddings, festivals, and in taverns in Macedonia (near Salonika), Peloponessus (near Athens), and mountain villages of Northern Greece. Instrumental accompaniment includes bagpipes, bouzuki, clarinet, and zither. Recorded by Benjamin Jackson, a bilingual cultural affairs officer of the State Department in Greece, 1958-1962. (RXA 4033-4038)

AFC 1981/004: Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection
Ninety-nine 7-inch tapes and 245 audiocassettes, 13 linear inches of contact sheets, eight and three-fourths 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. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 20,524A: One audiocassette containing a discussion with Theodora Siakotos and Maria Lecas on various forms of embroidery and sewing done by Greek women. Recorded April 18, 1977. (19 minutes; RYA 0601)

AFS 20,525A: One audiocassette containing a discussion with Theodora Siakotos and Maria Lecas on Byzantine motifs in embroidery, reading coffee cups, folk medicine, and traditions concerning newborns. Recorded April 19, 1977. (25 minutes; RYA 0602)

AFS 20,526: One audiocassette containing a discussion with Angelos Kontaxis concerning the Greek community in Chicago. Recorded April 20, 1977. (33 minutes; RYA 0603)

AFS 20,527: One audiocassette containing a discussion with Fotis Litsas concerning card reading, mystical healing, and icon miracles. Recorded April 20, 1977. (37 minutes; RYA 0604)

AFS 20,528: One audiocassette containing a discussion with several women concerning looms, weaving, knitting, patterns used, and good luck charms. Recorded April 21, 1977. (52 minutes; RYA 0605)

AFS 20,529A: One audiocassette containing a discussion in English with Fotis Litsas and Demetra Aneste concerning Greek memorial services, funerals, cemeteries, priests, marriage, and dowries. Recorded April 21, 1977. (34 minutes; RYA 0606)

AFS 20,530-20,531: Two audiocassettes containing Greek music and songs performed with bouzouki and discussion by the Georganas family. Recorded April 21, 1977. (29 minutes; RXA 1004-1005)

AFS 20,532: One audiocassette containing a discussion with John Lambru concerning the Greek community in Chicago and the preservation of traditional art and music. Recorded April 22, 1977. (33 minutes; RYA 0607)

AFS 20,533A: One audiocassette containing Greek music and songs performed with bouzouki, guitar, and discussion by John Hemonas. Recorded April 22, 1977. (33 minutes; RXA 1006)

AFS 20,534A: One audiocassette containing a discussion with Bessie Danos concerning the preparation of kolyva. Recorded April 23, 1977. (18 minutes; RYA 0608)

AFS 20,535A: One audiocassette containing a discussion with George Kefalopoulos concerning karagiozi. Recorded April 23, 1977. (33 minutes; RXA 1007)

AFS 20,536B-2057A: Two audiocassettes containing dance music played on the santouri with discussion by John L. Katsikas. Recorded June 7, 1977. (42 minutes; RXA 1008-1009)

AFC 1981/018: Ethnic Broadcasting in America Collection
Eighteen 7-inch tapes, 2 -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 9 linear inches of manuscript materials. [catalog record]

AFS 23,054: One audiocassette containing a Greek program on WCAM, Camden, New Jersey, March 5, 1978. (1 hour; RYA 2919)

AFS 23,065A: One audiocassette containing a Greek program on WEDO, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, October 16, 1977. (30 minutes; RYA 2924)

AFS 23,069: One audiocassette containing a Greek program on WFSO, Pinellas Park, Florida, July 2, 1978. (1 hour; RYA 2928)

AFS 23,071: One audiocassette containing a Greek program on WHBI, New York, March 7, 1978. (1 hour; RYA 2930)

AFS 23,098A: One audiocassette containing a religious Greek Orthodox program on WMZK, Detroit, June 3, 1978. (30 minutes; RYA 2956)

AFS 23,109: One audiocassette containing a Greek program on WNTN, Newton, Massachusetts, March 12, 1978. (1 hour; RYA 2967)

AFS 23,113: One audiocassette containing a Greek program on WPIT, Pittsburgh, October 1977. (1 hour; RYA 2970)

AFS 23,114A1: One audiocassette containing a religious Greek Orthodox program on WPIT, Pittsburgh, ca. October 30, 1977. (17 minutes; RYA 2971)

AFS 23,121: One audiocassette containing a Greek program on WQVQ, Highland Park, Illinois, June 8, 1978. (1 hour; RYA 2978)

AFS 23,123B: One audiocassette containing a Greek program on WQVQ, Highland Park, Illinois, June 11, 1978. (30 minutes; RYA 2980)

AFS 23,124B: One audiocassette containing a Greek program on WEAW, Evanston, Illinois, June 11, 1978. (30 minutes; RYA 2981)

AFS 23,140B: One audiocassette containing a Greek program on WTAQ, LaGrange, Illinois, June 1978. (30 minutes; RYA 2988)

AFS 23,146: One audiocassette containing a Greek program on WWQT, Dunedin, Florida, September 17, 1978. (1 hour; RYA 2994)

AFS 23,149A: One audiocassette containing a Greek program on WZAK, Cleveland, Ohio, May 30, 1978. (30 minutes; RYA 2997)

AFC 1986/036: Maritime Heritage Survey. 1986-1987
Forty-six audiocassettes from the Florida Maritime Heritage Survey, a field project examining the maritime folklife of the Apalachicola region of Florida, including boatbuilding traditions and occupational lore. Recorded in Florida by Barbara Beauchamp, Helen Cooper Floyd, Ormond Loomis, Nancy Nusz, and David Taylor, July 15, 1986-November 11, 1986. Cosponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs. The collection includes two linear feet of fieldnotes, photographic materials, and slides. [catalog record]

AFS 26,773: One audiocassette containing an interview with Nick Nichols on changes in the community, his children, his family's store, immigrating from Greece to the United States, and new ethnic groups in Apalachicola, Florida. Recorded in Apalachicola by Barbara Beauchamp, October 15, 1986. (1 hour)

AFS 26,795A2: One audiocassette containing a discussion of Greek boatbuilding tradition in northwestern Florida, spoken by Mat Roland. Recorded in Mayport, Florida, by David Taylor, August 5, 1986. (1 minute)

AFC 1986/037: 1986 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
The 1986 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, audio recordings, and graphic materials that document the 1986 concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The annual series, which began in 1977, features the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. The concerts take place on the Neptune Plaza at the front of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress between April and September. The 1986 series was produced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 24,295-24,298: Four 10-inch tapes of Armenian, Greek, and Turkish instrumental and vocal music performed on clarinet, dumbek, kannon, and oud by Leo Sarkisian's Armenian Ensemble, followed by bluegrass instrumentals and vocals performed with banjo, bass, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin by the Johnson Mountain Boys. Recorded in concert at the Library of Congress Neptune Plaza by Pete Reiniger, May 22, 1986. Presented by the American Folklife Center in cooperation with the National Council for the Traditional Arts, to commemorate the Center's tenth anniversary.

AFS 24,296A1: One syrto performed by Leo Sarkisian's Armenian Ensemble. (5 minutes; RWB 3330A)

AFC 1987/042: Lowell Folklife Project Collection
Two hundred forty-seven 7-inch tapes and 90 audiocassettes from the Lowell Folklife Project, a field survey that examines ethnicity and occupational lore. Recorded in the Lowell, Massachusetts, area by various collectors under the direction of Doug DeNatale, August-October 1987; cosponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission. These recordings are accompanied by 5 linear feet of field notes and logs, 1 linear foot of "phony fiche," 9 linear inches of photographs, and 6 linear feet of slides. The following Greek examples were recorded in Lowell. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1987/042: LFP/DD/F0630.B: One videotape of Bill Giavis' childhood memories of life in Lowell, produced by Mike Wurms for the National Park Service. (15 minutes)

AFC 1987/042: LFP/DD/R048-R050: Three 7-inch tapes of a celebration of Greek Letter Days at the Hellenic Center, including children's recitations, piano playing, and songs. Recorded by Doug DeNatale, January 31, 1988. (1 hour and 30 minutes)

AFC 1987/042: LFP/DD/R051-R054: Four 7-inch tapes containing an interview with James and Eugenia Maverick on Greek music and Greek community life in Lowell. Recorded by Doug DeNatale and Tom Rankin, February 13, 1988. (2 hours)

AFC 1987/042: LFP/DD/R074-R075: Two 7-inch tapes containing a Good Friday vigil service held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Recorded by Doug DeNatale, April 8, 1988. (1 hour)

AFC 1987/042: LFP/DD/R076-R080: Five 7-inch tapes containing the Easter Service held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Recorded by Doug DeNatale, April 9, 1988. (2 hours and 30 minutes)

AFC 1987/042: LFP/DT/R014-R016: Three 7-inch tapes containing an interview with Vassilios (Bill) Giavis on the development of the Greek community in Lowell, the division of the Greek Orthodox Church, relations with Greece, and relatives in Greece. Recorded by Doug DeNatale and David Taylor, March 23, 1988. (1 hour and 30 minutes)

AFC 1987/042: LFP/DT/R023-R026: Four 7-inch tapes containing an interview with Dimitris Mattheos on the Greek community in Lowell, immigrating to the United States, traditions, and working. Recorded by David Taylor, April 1, 1988. (2 hours)

AFC 1987/042: LFP/DT/R031-R033: Three 7-inch tapes of an interview with children attending the Hellenic American School. Recorded by Doug DeNatale and David Taylor, April 4, 1988. (1 hour and 30 minutes)

AFC 1987/042: LFP/EW/A001: One cassette containing an interview with William Distiliaris on candle making, the Greek community in Lowell, and starting a business in the United States. Recorded by Eleanor Wachs, October 10, 1987. (45 minutes)

AFC 1987/042: LFP/EW/A004: One cassette containing an interview with Julia Tzanetakos on childhood memories, church, community, cutwork, entertainment, needlework, transportation, and working. Recorded by Tom Rankin and Eleanor Wachs, December 8, 1987. (1 hour)

AFC 1990/016: Arete: The Memories of Greek-American Women: An Oral History Collection Project, 1987-1988
Seventy-five cassettes of interviews with Greeks living in the United States, including biographical data, narratives on emigrating and working in the United States, and customs surrounding birth, death, holidays, and marriage. Recorded at various locations in the United States by members of the Daughters of Penelope Foundation, 1987-88. The collection includes 2 photographs, 29 photocopies of photographs, and 2 linear inches of questionnaires.

AFC 1991/022: Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection
One hundred and thirty-eight 7-inch reels, 59 audiocassettes, approximately 7500 color slides, 8300 black-and-white negatives, 11 linear inches of photo and sound logs, 6 linear inches of fieldnotes, 1 linear inch of interview report forms, 10 linear inches of survey response forms, as well as 1 1/2 linear feet of administrative materials, correspondence, publications, ephemera, final reports, and essays for the Rhode Island Folklife Project. This project documented and analyzed ethnic, regional, and occupational traditions of Rhode Island, especially ethnic traditions (African American, French Canadian, Greek, Irish, Polish, Portuguese, Ukrainian, and others), maritime activities, material culture, and local history. Collected by Peter Bartis, Michael E. Bell, Thomas Burns, Carl Fleischhauer, Kenneth Goldstein, Nancy Harley, Henry Horenstein, and Geraldine Johnson, July 15-December 31, 1979. Conducted by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, in cooperation with the Rhode Island Heritage Commission, the Rhode Island Council on the Arts, and the Rhode Island Historical Society. (RXA 3864-4001; RYA 2545-2603) [catalog record]

AFC 1993/001: Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools in America Project Collection
Twenty-four 5-inch tapes, 60 7-inch tapes, and 231 cassettes from the Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools in America Project, a survey of 23 ethnic schools from 22 ethnic groups. Recorded at various locations in the United States by Elena Bradunas and 23 fieldworkers, April-July 1982, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. These recordings are accompanied by 6 linear inches of black-and-white negatives, 13 linear feet of field notes and logs, and 1 1/2 linear inches of photographs. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 23,464-23,483: Twenty audiocassettes of interviews with teachers, former students, and parents from the Greek School at the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation. Recorded by Lydia Fish in Buffalo, New York, April-July 1982. (15 hours and 30 minutes; RYA 4469-4488)

AFS 23,484-23,493; 23,634-23,639: Sixteen audiocassettes of interviews with teachers, former students, and parents from the Greek School at Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Recorded by Nancy Conklin and Brenda McCallum in Birmingham, Alabama, April-July 1982. (16 hours; RYA 4489-4498; 4596-4601)

AFC 1993/006: "Music from Crete" Performance
One videocassette of a performance sponsored by the American Folklife Center titled "Music from Crete," November 22, 1993. Musicians include George Koukakis (Laouto), Soula Daskalomarkaki (Laouto), and Markos Daskalomarkakis (Lyra).

AFC 1998/011: Edward Keenan Collection on Old Believers
The collection consists mainly of materials related to religious music and belief among the Old Believers sect of the Russian Orthodox faith. Among the items in the collection are a spiral notebook which delineates a musical notation system which is used to interpret the music in the collection, several small booklets of hymns written in Cyrillic, some Russian language lessons, and a small booklet of catechism of the Greek Old Orthodox faith. Most of the material is either mimeographed or dittoed, and much of it is in Cyrillic script. The items were largely produced in the 1950s in Erie, Pennsylvania, by Rev. V. Smolakov. Additionally, there is a resource book for Russian Old Believers in Oregon produced in 1976.

AFC 2001/031: Ted Grame and Kathy Monahan Sound Recordings
A collection of 103 audio reels, made by Ted Grame and Kathy Monahan, documenting ethnic and religious recordings. Most of the recordings were made in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The collection includes liturgical recordings from Gaelic, Ukrainian, Greek, and Rumanian Byzantine masses. Additionally, there are recordings of Tamburitza music, highland games, Hasidic music, Hindu chants, and various folk festivals.

AFC 2011/043: Sophia Bilides Concert Collection, 2011-08-24
Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Sophia Bilides with Mal Barsamian and Mike Gregian in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 24, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Photographs by John Barton. [catalog record] [event flyer]

 

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