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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

LATVIA COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Maris Jaagosild, Daniel Schultz, and Linda M. Sudmalis
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: December 2013


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 1979/001: Miervaldis Jansevics 1975 West Coast Latvian Song Festival Collection
Twenty-four 7-inch tapes of the 6th West Coast Latvian Song Festival (Sesto Rictumu Krasta Latviesu Dziesmu Svetku), held in Seattle, Washington, July 3-7, 1975. The collection includes programs, papers in both Latvian and English, and a festival songbook. (AFS 26,838-26,851) (RWB 8564-8577)

AFC 1987/031: Nicolas G. Schidlovsky Old Believers Collection
Twenty-six 10-inch tapes of Old Believers' services and religious singing, and copies of a published recording of Russian church bells and religious chant. Recorded in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., by Nicolas G. Schidlovsky, 1972-85. The collection includes seven photographs, a six-page brochure entitled "Old Believers," and one linear inch of concordances, notes, photocopies of chant notations, recording logs, and early Slavic neumes. (AFS 25,956-25,981) (RWB 6101-6126)

AFC 1993/001: Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools in America Project Collection
Twenty-four 5-inch tapes, 60 7-inch tapes, and 288 cassettes from the Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools in America Project, a survey of 23 ethnic schools from 22 ethnic groups. Recorded in various locations throughout the United States by Elena Bradunas and 23 fieldworkers, April-July 1982, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The collection includes 14 linear feet of photographs, reports, and slides. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 23,597-23,633: Thirty-seven cassettes containing interviews and school events from fieldwork concerning the Latvian School, recorded by Ričardas Vidutis in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area, May 8-June 10, 1982. (29 hours; RYA 4559-4595)

AFC 1993/001: Box 12: One-half linear inch of manuscripts including contact sheets, a flyer, photo and slide logs, and photographs from fieldwork concerning the Latvian School, collected by Ričardas Vidutis in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area, May-June 1982.

AFC 1993/001: Box 27: Sixty-seven slides from fieldwork concerning the Latvian School, collected by Ričardas Vidutis in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area, May-June 1982.

AFC 1993/001: Box 32: Seventeen rolls of negatives from fieldwork concerning the Latvian School, collected by Ričardas Vidutis in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area, May-June 1982. Six rolls of negatives from fieldwork concerning the Lithuanian School, collected by Elena Bradunas in Rockville, Maryland.

AFC 1993/001:Reel 6: One microfilm including manuscripts from fieldwork concerning the Latvian School, collected by Ričardas Vidutis in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area, May-June 1982.

AFC 1993/001:Reel 8: One microfilm including manuscripts from fieldwork concerning the Lithuanian School, collected by Elena Bradunas in Rockville, Maryland.

AFC 1995/019: Turku pupa / Vilcējas
One audiocassette of songs from Latvia, from the regions of Vidzeme, Kurzeme, Zemgale, and Latgale, including lullabies, children's songs, shepherds' songs, work songs, dances, and spring and Easter songs performed by Vilcējas, 1987. A letter from Ilze Akerberga (1995) accompanies the cassette. The collection includes six sheets of lyrics, one page of brief song-explanations in English, a photocopied insert identifying the performers and a handwritten insert. [catalog record]

 

 

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