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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

MEXICO RECORDINGS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Mary Alfaro, Marjorie K. Crouch, Joseph C. Hickerson, Therese Langer
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: January 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 1935/002: John A. Lomax Southern States Collection, 1933-1937
Three 8-inch, 17 10-inch and 620 12-inch discs of church services, instrumentals, songs, and stories recorded in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., by John A. Lomax, Alan Lomax, Ruby T. Lomax, and Harold Spivacke, 1933-37. [catalog record]

AFS 1: One disc containing "Que malas son las mujeres," and "Marrana pinta," "El pescador," and "María Elena," sung and performed on guitar by Ricardo and Ramiro Cardenas, ages 11 and 13. Recorded at Sidney Lanier School, San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, April 1934.

AFS 2A: One disc containing "Que tendré yo, que nada me consuela," sung and performed on guitar by Marcos Sávarez [?]. Recorded near San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, 1934.

AFS 2B1-2B2: One disc containing "El ranchero afamado," "Y dile que sí, y dile que no," sung by Zenovia Zenuguia [?], accompanied on guitar by her father Pedro Zenugia. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, May 1934.

AFS 3: One disc containing play songs/nursery rhymes "El payasito," "El piojo y la pulga," "El pan de maíz," "Las glorias de Santa Teresa," collected by Ms. Jovita González and sung by a group of unidentified children from St. Mary's Home. Recorded in the Río Grande, San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, 1934.

AFS 4A; 4B2: Two discs containing "Los versos de Montalbo (El corrido de Montalbo)," and "El abandonado," sung by Richie Dobie. Recorded in Cotulla, Texas, by John A. Lomax, April 1934.

AFS 4B1: One disc containing "El corrido de Kiansis," and "Mexican love ditty," [unspecified Mexican ranchera song] sung by two unidentified men, Richie Dobie, and accompanied by solo guitar. Recorded in Cotulla, Texas, by John A. Lomax, February 7, 1934.

AFS 5A: One disc containing two unspecified Mexican rancheras and "El pescador," sung by a man and a woman accompanied on guitar. Recorded in Texas, by John A. Lomax, 1934.

AFS 5B2: One disc containing "El pescador," "Cuatro suspiros," and one unspecified ranchera sung by an unidentified woman. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, April 1934.

AFS 5B3: One disc containing "Pobrecitos de los trampas," sung by Marcos Alvarez and Pedro Zenugia with guitar. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, April 1934.

AFS 6A1-6A2; 6B2-6B3: Two discs containing "La naranja dulce," "La pastora," "Angel del oro," "La huasanita," "La puerta está quebrada," and "Santo Domingo," sung by a a group of children (Roxanna Holland, Betty Epps, Eloise Phillipson, Grace Locke, and Grace Venable). Recorded in St. Mary's Hall, San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, April 1934.

AFS 7A1-7A2; 7B1-7B2: Two discs containing "El presidente Wilson me puso ordenaza," "Corrido de Miguel Ruvalacaba," "Y soy de la tierra," and "Tierra mojada" sung as solos and duets by various men with guitar accompaniment (Jose Vayo, Güero Sanchez, Antonio Treviño, Refugio Castillo, and Refugio Binkley). Recorded in Cotulla, Texas, by John A. Lomax, April 1934.

AFS 8: One disc containing "Los pastores," sung by a group of unidentified men. Recorded in Cotulla, Texas, by John A. Lomax, May 1934.

AFS 9A1-9A2, 9B1-9B2: Two discs containing "Corrido de Pancho Villa," "Una tragedia," "Corrido de Juan Flores," "El amor se acaba," and "Soy Mexicano," sung by Marcos Alvarez and Pedro Zenugia, with guitar. Recorded in
San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, April 1934.

AFS 10A1; 10A3-10A4: One disc containing the play songs "Hijo, hijo, mira esta mujer," "La viborita, la viborita con su cascabel," "Serían las dos, serían last tres," "La viudita de Santa Isabel," "Compadre de donde viene, compadre del trabajo," "Cuatro palomitas me trajeron de León," sung by a group of young Mexican girls (Aurora González, Josephine González, Pearl Menchaco, Lia Trujillo, and Adela Flores). Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, May 1934.

AFS 84A: One disc containing game songs/nursery rhymes "Juego de Juan Pirulero," "Matarile-rile-ron" "La rueda de San Miguel," "La viudita," collected by Jovita González at the Old Víboras Ranch, Texas, and sung by a group of young girls (Roxanna Holland, Betty Epps, Eloise Phillipson, Grace Locke, and Grace Venable). Recorded in St. Mary's Hall, San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, April 1934.

AFS 84B: One disc containing game songs/nursery rhymes "Patito, patito color de café," "La gallinita," "El periquito," and "El indio," collected by Jovita González at the Old Víboras Ranch, Texas, and sung group of young girls (Roxanna Holland, Betty Epps, Eloise Phillipson, Grace Locke, and Grace Venable). Recorded in St. Mary's Hall, San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, April 1934.

AFS 560: One disc containing "Los matachines," "La prensa," "El perico," "El Toro," "El negro [?]" and four other unspecified tunes, whistled by Nicolas Vásquez, Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 1936.

AFS 561A: One disc containing "La paloma," sung by Mercedes and Emilio Cortes. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 1936.

AFS 561B1: One disc containing "A la víbora, víbora de la mar," "Viva l'amor," and "Las posadas," sung by Mercedes Cortes. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 1936.

AFS 562A: One disc containing "Las gaviotas," sung by Florinda Hernandez, Elsa Martinez, Mary Louisa Guerrero, and Helen Calena, "Pajarillo barrigueño [?]," sung by Mercedes Cortes, "Las gaviotas," sung by two unidentified individuals, "Cradle song," "Pio pio pica perico," and "A la ru ru ru, duermete niño," sung by Mercedes Cortes and Emilio Cortes. Recorded at San Antonio Technical High School, San Antonio, Texas, January 10, 1936.

AFS 562B: One disc containing "Señora Santa Ana," sung by Tracy Mañon [?] and "Agua le pido a mi Dios," sung by Rafael Munguia Malpica. Recorded at San Antonio Technical High School, San Antonio, Texas, January 10, 1936.

AFS 562B1: One disc containing the song "Señora Santa Ana," sung by Lucy Magnan. Recorded at Technical High School, San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 1936.

AFS 564A1-564A2, 564B2-564B4: Two discs containing two unspecified game songs, "Señora Santa Ana," "La pajara pinta," and "Cuatro animalitos," sung by a group of Mexican children. Recorded at Lanier Senior High, San Antonio, Texas, by John A Lomax, January 1936.

AFS 565: One disc containing "Los Desposarios de la Maria Virgen (continued)," "The rose of May," "Shepherds' chorus," "Angels' chorus," "Shepherds' chorus," "Adoration," and "Parce [?]," Recorded at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 24, 1936.

AFS 566A: One disc containing "¡Que bueno eres!" "Naranja dulce," "La vibora de la mar," and "La huerfanita," sung by a group of children. Recorded at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, 1937.

AFS 566B: One disc contiaining "Hilitos, hilitos de oro," "¿Qué es este ruido?" "La pajara pinta," "Venimos de Veracruz," and "Las Palomitas," sung by a group of children. Recorded at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, 1937.

AFS 568A: One disc containing the song "Corrido de Alejo Sierra," sung by Jesse Favela and Pedro Rodriguez. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A Lomax, January 1936.

AFS 571-574: Four discs containing music and songs in "Los pastores, a religious play," under the direction of Leandro Granando and Salome Rabago, sung by Paulo Alejandro, Salome Rabago, and 24 members of cast, Guadalupana march composed by Adolfo Martinez. Recorded at Guadalupe Church, San Antonio, Texas, by John A Lomax, January 1936.

AFS 581A: One disc containing two unspecified songs and "La chilena," [fandango song from the Mexican state of Guerrero], sung by Miss Elena Landauri and accompanied on piano. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 5, 1936.

AFS 581B: One disc containing the lullaby "Los borregos son blancos," "Que voy a resar," [Spanish song from the 18th century], and two additional Mexican lullabies "Todos los pastores, vamos a verle," and "El niño lloraba," sung by Elena Landauri and accompanied on piano. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 5, 1936.

AFS 582A-582B: One disc containing "Las posadas," sung by Mrs. M. de Jesus, C. de Garcia, Laura de la Peña, Carlotta Marcial, and Josefina V. Ayala. Recorded at the Y.W.C.A. in San Antonio, Texas, January 1936.

AFS 583B: One disc containing "Duermete niño que tengo que hacer," "Entre cortinas blancas," the Christmas song "Papá y mamá componen un arbol con un sol," and "Frijolito pinto," sung by a chorus of children and a capella by Gertrude Cañez and Louis Martin. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 1936.

AFS 584B: One disc containing "Mi mamá me hechó a la escuela," "Señora Santa Ana," "La viudita," "Naranja dulce," and "La víbora de la mar," sung a capella by a child and a woman [Mary Louise Jackson], also "La rueda de San Miguel," "A la ru ru ru, que tan tan tan, debajo de un arbol sale un alacrán," "La mica le dijo al mico," "La cucaracha," "Tecolote de guadanya [?]," "Nací como un moponcito," and " Señora Santa Ana," sung by a chorus of children and a capella by solo children. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 7, 1936.

AFS 585: One disc containing "El caballo canciller," "El caballo brayo," "Canción de cuna," "Jarabe viejo," "Zacatecas," sung by a group of five Market House Street singers. Recorded at the public market square in San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 3, 1936.

AFS 586: Six discs containing the songs "El amor," "Pobre mujer," "El cafetal," "La escala musical," "Mujercita fiel y bonita," and "Mujer divina," sung by Mrs. Y.C. Carvajal and Miss Slate Cascano. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 10, 1936.

AFS 587A: One disc containing the playsongs "Adolorito," "La Cucaracha," "Ojitos chinitos," "Jarabe tapatío," "Adelita," "Manitas," sung by Emilio and Esperanza Cortes and arranged by Guadalupe de Perez. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomaz, January 4, 1936.

AFS 587B: One disc containing "Adios mi chaparrita," and "Allá en el rancho grande," sung by Frances Palitha [?] and Minerva Lopez. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, January 4, 1936.

AFS 588A: One disc containing "El cielo," "Idolo mío," and "Ausencia," sung by Juanita Orozco (learned from her mother, Evarisla P. de Orozco). Recorded at Guadalupe church in San Antonio, Texas, by John A Lomax, January 1936.

AFS 588B: One disc containing"Adios, adios," and "Celos," sung by Juanita Orozco (learned from her mother, Evarisla P. de Orozco). Recorded at Guadalupe church in San Antonio, Texas, by John A Lomax, January 1936.

AFS 589A: One disc containing "Si Porinita [?]" and "Corrido Rosita," sung by Mr. and Mrs. Pete Elimindarez. Recorded at their home in the Mexican quarter, San Antonio, Texas, January 26, 1936.

AFS 589B: One disc containing "play party songs" and "Love song," sung by Mr. and Mrs. Pete Elimindarez. Recorded at their home in the Mexican quarter, San Antonio, Texas, January 26, 1936.

AFS 589B5: One disc containing "Do re si, do si la," Sung by Mrs. Pete. Elimindarez. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A Lomax, January 1936.

AFS 590A: One disc containing "Cuando mi madre [illegible]" and "O In
[illegible] mar," sung by Zenayla and Barbara Contreras. Recorded in a Catholic church, Crystal City, Texas, January 26, 1936.

AFS 590B: One disc containing "Las Bodas," and "Canto a Maria," sung by Mrs. Benito P. Alfaro and Mrs. Manuela L. Saloma. Recorded in a Catholic church, Crystal City, Texas, February 26, 1936.

AFS 591A8: One disc containing "El abandonado," and "Liquidos de amor," sung by Jon and Bitra Caballeros. Recorded in the home of Bitra Caballeros in the Mexican quarter, San Antonio, Texas, January 20, 1936.

AFS 591B: One disc containing "Anastacio Pacheco," "Nicholas," and "Por Esposa Varios," sung by Jon and Bitra Caballeros. Recorded in the home of Bitra Caballeros in the Mexican quarter, San Antonio, Texas, January 20, 1936.

AFS 591B2: One disc containing "Nicolas," "Goodbye to Mexico," "The Drunkard," and "Jesus and Lazarus," sung by Joe Caballeros. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A Lomax, January 1936.

AFS 592: One disc containing "Goodbye to Mexico," "The drunkard," "Becerrero," and "Jibarito," sung by Joe and Caballeros. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A Lomax, January, 1936.

AFS 593: One disc containing "Si tu fueras la brisa," "Patito, patito," "Jesus & sararas [?]," sung by Joe and Caballeros. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by Bess Brown Lomax, November 13, 1936.

AFS 594: One disc containing "Noche de luna," "School song in Spanish: Las estrellas," and unknown number and titles of songs on side B. Recorded at the San José School, San Antonio, Texas, December 17, 1936.

AFS 597B2: One disc containing "Dance of matachines," played by Bernabe Huerta on violin. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A Lomax, January 1936.

AFS 607: One disc containing two tracks titled "Gaviotas," and two unspecified songs on side A, "Morir soñando," and an unidentified song on side B, sung by Pedro Rodriguez, Jon Arellano, children, Ernest and Fred Hernandez. Recorded at Washington Irving Jr. High School, San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 7, 1936.

AFS 609: One disc containing "Cradle song," "Hymn to the passion of Christ," and "Salve Guadalupe," sung by Mr. and Mrs. Manuela Paloma. Recorded at the cathedral school, Crystal City, Texas, by John A. Lomax, February 1936.

AFS 624: One disc containing the songs "Adelaida," "Soñando," "El morenito," "Cuando era niño," "El corridor de Kiansis" and "Beautiful Ohio," sung by Bita and Pete [or Joe?] Almendarez, San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 26, 1936.

AFS 625A: One disc containing the song "La Gardenia," sung by members of the Hill Billy Band W.P.A. Jesse Fareen and Pedro Rodriguez. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 22, 1936.

AFS 626: One disc containing "El corrido de Kiansis," "Conchita," and "Cuando era niño," sung by Jon and Bitra Caballeros. Recorded in the home of Bitra Caballeros in the Mexican quarter, San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 20, 1936.

AFS 627-629: Three discs containing songs from the religious theater production "Los Pastores," including "El adios," "El carbonero," "Canto del demonio," "Alegria de los pastores," etc. sung by the López family (Gonazlo Lopez, Jose Lopez, Ambrosio Lopez, Rafaela Lopez, Paula Lopez). Recorded at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Houston, Texas, by John A. Lomax, February 28, 1936.

AFS 630: One disc containing the songs "El tecolote," "La Trina," "El perico," "El toro," and "El perico," (repeated), whistled by a Mexican peasant. Our Lady of the Lake College, San Antonio, Texas, January 5, 1936.

AFS 631: One disc containing the songs "Ave María," "Virgen más pura," and "Santísima Virgen," sung by Miss Paloma and Daughter, Crystal City, Texas, by John A. Lomax, February 26, 1936.

AFS 632A: One disc containing an unidentified corrido, "Mi Mexicana – popular songs (?)" and "The blue dove," sung by Miss Landazuri. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, January 5, 1936.

AFS 633: One disc containing two recordings of "Matachines dance," an unidentified Mexican folk song, Christmas song, and "El alabado," whistled by Nicholas Vasquez and sung by Miss Elena Landauri. Recorded in San Antonio. Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 5, 1936.

AFS 634A: One disc containing songs from the religious drama "Los desposarios de la santísima Virgen, Coloquia" including "Children's chorus," and "Angel's chorus," sung by a group of over eight children. Recorded at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 9, 1936.

AFS 634B: One disc containing "Macalililion," "La renquita," "Señora Santa Ana," "El coyote," and "El lobo," sung by a group of Mexican children. Recorded at Our Lady of Guadalupe church, San Antonio, Texas, January 9, 1936.

AFS 635: One disc containing the songs "A Belem todos corremos," and "Viva Jesus mi amor," "Venid pastorsitos," "Pobre niño que naces al mundo," and "Señor de Jesus," sung by a group of four children (Elisa Celestino, Alicia Pina, Damiana Vaiz, and Carlota Bazan). Recorded at Our Lady of Guadalupe church, San Antonio, Texas, January 9, 1936.

AFS 636: One disc containing two unspecified hymns and two alabados "El trisago de la santísima Trinidad," and "Hermosa niña - himno de la santísima Virgen," sung by Alejadro Palomo and Manuela Limon de Palomo. Recorded at Sacred Heart Church, Crustal City. Texas, by John A. Lomax, February 26, 1936.

AFS 658B1: One disc containing the song "The Trail to Mexico," sung by Mrs. Lucile Henson. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A Lomax, January, 1936.

AFS 633: One disc containing the songs "El armisticio de Pancho Villa," "La guacamaya," "La adelita," and "En las playas del mar," Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Loma, February, 1936? (no year written on disc sleeve).

AFS 666: One disc containing "Quién duda (aguinaldo)," "Son penurias del alma," and "Una marcha escolar," "Las mulas de Salamanca," and "De las flores que tu tienes (huapango)," recited by M.L. Godinez and sung by Alejandro Hernandez and Domingo Ramos. Recorded ca. 1936[?].

AFS 667: One disc containing "Las abajeñas," "La vaquilla (huapango)," "El carretero," "The drunkard," and "Beautiful little girl," sung by Joe Caballero [?], Antonio Hernandez, Pedro Beyesca, Andres Berlanga, Bernardo San ramon, Agustine Zulaica, an Estaneslao [?] Bensor. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, by John A. Lomax, January 21, 1936.

AFS 675, 677-678: Three discs containing popular corridos (unspecified number, title names, and performers). Recorded near Saltillo, Mexico, by John A Lomax, January 5, 1936.

AFS 731: One disc containing an unidentified song, "Que malas son," Mano a mano," and "Corrido de Kiansis," sung by Pedro Rocha, Luis Bera, and Refugio Luévano. Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, January 15, 1936.

AFS 738: One disc containing an unidentifiable song, "The poor man," "Driving Bulls in…[?]," "Pinto horse," and "I am going to Laredo, Texas," sung by Raymon Monte mayor, Loreno Pere, Noe Monte Mayor, and Santiago (Jim) Monte Mayor. Recorded in Crystal City, Texas, February 26, 1936.

AFS 742: One disc containing "La toma de Zacatecas," "Muerte de Pancho Villa," "Derrota de Celaya," and "Toma de tambor [?]" sung by Mexican singers from a San Antonio market place. Recorded at the home of Mrs. Esther Ruiz Carvajal in San Antonio, Texas, January 15, 1936.

AFS 846B1: One disc containing "Mexican Blood," performed by Red and Ernest Hernandez (11 and 13 yrs old). Recorded at Washington Irving Jr. High School, San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 7, 1936.

AFS 846B2: One disc containing music by the Modern Girls Hernandez Bros., Recorded in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 7, 1936.

AFS 846B: One disc containing "Sangre Mexicana," and "Las muchachas modernas," sung by two 11 and 13-year-old Hernandez brothers. Recorded at Washington Irving Jr. High School, San Antonio, Texas, January 7, 1936.

AFC 1937/009: Alan Lomax Recordings of Los Tres Rancheros
One 12-inch disc of songs sung by Los Tres Rancheros (Alberto Rosas, Novelle Primarosa, and Hector Gonzales) of Mexico City, Mexico. Recorded by Alan Lomax in Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, 1937. [catalog record]

AFS 1059: One disc containing "La saltinita" and "El Toro," sung by Los Tres Rancheros (Alberto Rosas, Novelle Primarosa, and Hector Gonzales) of Mexico City. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, by Alan Lomax, July 17, 1937. (preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 76A)

AFC 1939/001: John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip
One hundred sixty-five discs recorded by John A. and Ruby T. Lomax in various southern states between April and June 1939. Genres include ballads, blues, children's songs, cowboy songs, dance music, fiddle tunes, field hollers, lullabies, Mexican corridos, play-party songs, religious dramas, spirituals, work songs. Also includes discs recorded for Gamut Records (aka General Records). For details on Mexican American songs recorded primarily in Texas, see the online presentation. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFC 1939/017: Margaret Valiant Recordings for the Farm Security Administration
Twenty 12-inch discs recorded in Arizona and California by Margaret Valiant for the Farm Security Administration, Feb. 1939. Includes Apache, Papago, Hopi, Pima, Yuma, and Mojave music recorded in Phoenix, Arizona. Also recordings from various migratory camps in California. [catalog record]

AFS 3320A: One disc containing "Love song," sung and played by Quartet Caliente. Recorded in Tucson, Arizona, by Margaret Valiant, February 18, 1939.

AFS 3323A1: One disc containing "Four H's of Mexico," sung by Carl Bois. Recorded in Phoenix, Ariona, by Margaret Valiant, February 1939.

AFC 1940/001: W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection, 1938-1940
Two hundred thirty-nine discs, 168 photos, and 4 linear feet of correspondence, field notes, musical and textual transcriptions, and scale drawings of musical instruments documenting 17 ethnic groups recorded in northern California folk music by Sidney Robertson Cowell for the Northern California Work Projects Administration (WPA). The project was sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley, and co-sponsored by Library's Archive of American Folk Song. The collection includes one 168 photos, and 4 linear feet of correspondence, field notes, musical and textual transcriptions, and scale drawings of musical instruments. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFS 3855A1, 3855B1-2, AFS 3856: Two discs containing "Ana Magdalena Waltz," "Jota," "Morena," "Zopilote Mojado," "Polka," "Paso doble," and "Paso doble (3 tunes)," performed by Julio Gomez' Orchestra in Carmel, California, at the wedding of Ben and Rosa Figueroa. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell, February 18, 1939.

AFS 3854B1, AFS 3856B3: Two discs containing "Caminito," performed by Julio Gomez. Recorded in Carmel, California, by Sidney Robertson Cowell, February 18, 1939.

AFS 3855A2: One disc containing "Las Margaritas," sung by Mrs. Madariaga with Julio Gomez' Orchestra. Recorded in Carmel, California, by Sidney Robertson Cowell, February 18, 1939.

AFS 3854B2: One disc containing "Y ando pasando trabajo," sung and performed on guitar by Ben Figueroa. Recorded in Carmel, California, by Sidney Robertson Cowell, February 18, 1939.

AFS 3367A3: One disc containing "Mexican dance," performed on harmonica by Aaron Morgan. Recorded in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California, by Sidney Robertson Cowell, July 17, 1939.

AFS 3358A2: One disc containing "Mexican waltz," performed on harmonica by John Stone. Recorded in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California, by Sidney Robertson Cowell, August 5, 1939.

AFS 3843A2: One disc containing "El Soldado," sung a capella by Pablo Ruthling. Recorded in Carmel, California, by Sidney Robertson Cowell, January 19, 1939.

AFS 3856A3: One disc containing a discussion by Sidney Robertson Cowell about the occasion of Ben and Rosa Figueroa's wedding. Recorded in Carmel, California, by Sidney Robertson, February 18, 1939.

AFS 3850B5: One disc containing "Palomita, que hace?," sung a capella by Jessie de Soto. Recorded in Cowell Concord, California, by Sidney Robertson Cowell, February 10, 1939.

AFS 3880B2: One disc containing "Atotonilco," performed by Olive Flores, Frank Cunha, and Joaquim Flores. Recorded in Oakland, California, by Sidney Robertson Cowell, April 12, 1939.

AFC 1940/002: Juan B. Rael Collection
Thirty-six discs of religious and ceremonial music (e.g. alabados, entregas, despedimientos), secular music (e.g. música de baile, marchas, trovas), religious folk plays and dramas (e.g. pastorelas, "Las Posadas," "Moros y Cristianos.") Recorded in Alamosa, Manassa, and Antonito, Colorado, and in Cerro and Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico, by Juan Bautista Rael, 1940. The Collection includes approximately 650 pages of administrative material, correspondence, recording logs, song text transcriptions, and excerpts from publications. [catalog record] [finding aid] [online presentation]

AFC 1940/003: John and Ruby Lomax 1940 Southern States Recordings Collection
One hundred forty-six 12-inch discs of field recordings of ballads, folk songs, cowboy songs, blues, lullabies, children's songs and games, hymns, gospel music, shape note singing, fiddle tunes; a few Mexican American lullabies and songs, and a few French Creole songs. Also recorded were African American sermons and church services, children's play party songs, African American blues, gospel music, hymns, and work songs including railroad workers' track lining and tie tamping chants. Manuscripts include correspondence and a field report by John A. Lomax. Also included are some song transcriptions, including correspondence from Mrs. Elizabeth Fulks, Prairie Lea, Texas, and song texts in her hand. Notes include description of "Baptizing on the Clara Muziques Plantation," near Natchez, Mississippi, and descriptions of funeral services; plus descriptions of traveling throughout the southern states to collect folksongs. [catalog record]

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]

AFC 1941/037: Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax Photographs of Texas and Mexico, 1941
Sixty-seven black-and-white images made by Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax in Comanche County, Texas, and in Mexico, May and June 1941. Subjects in Texas include: African American men; horses, automobiles, dogs, landscapes, and Elizabeth Lomax; a hot tamale vendor in a mule-drawn cart in San Marcos, Texas; Anglo-American men and women, houses, porches, mules, and a tractor. Photographs taken in Mexico include landscapes (including mountains, hills, roads, towns); Mexican men, women, and children; an ox-drawn cart; and houses with thatched roofs. [catalog record]

AFC 1941/037: ph16-ph22: Seven black-and-white negatives of a man selling tamales from a mule drawn carriage, several buildings in the background including one with sign "San Marcos hardware Co." and road sign leading to Texas highway 80. Photographed in San Marcos, Texas, by Alan or Elizabeth Lomax, May or June 1941.

AFC 1941/037: ph46: One black-and-white negative of a woman wearing a shawl holding a young boy, young girl also wearing a shawl standing beside her. Photographed in Mexico, by Alan or Elizabeth Lomax, May or June 1941.

AFC 1941/037: ph47: One black-and-white negative of a young girl wearing a shawl looking into the window of a car, clasping door with hands. Photographed in Mexico, by Alan or Elizabeth Lomax, May or June 1941.

AFC 1941/037: ph48: One black-and-white negative of a young boy wearing a hat, holding fruit in his hands. Photographed in Mexico, by Alan or Elizabeth Lomax, May or June 1941.

AFC 1941/037: ph49-ph52: Four black-and-white negatives of landscape scenes, road with hills and mountains. Photographed in Mexico, by Alan or Elizabeth Lomax, May or June 1941.

AFC 1941/037: ph53: One black-and-white negative of a person [?] lying on road, two people standing further away, buildings, steeple [?], and mountains in the background. Photographed in Mexico, by Alan or Elizabeth Lomax, May or June 1941.

AFC 1941/037: ph54-ph56: Three black-and-white negatives of landscape scenes, road with hills and mountains. Photographed in Mexico, by Alan or Elizabeth Lomax, May or June 1941.

AFC 1941/037: ph57: One black-and-white negative of hill with corn (?) crop with structure at peak, power line at left, and a sign with number 975 at base of hill, mountains in the background. Photographed in Mexico, by Alan or Elizabeth Lomax, May or June 1941.

AFC 1941/037: ph58: One black-and-white negative of a church's arches with three bells and façade. Photographed in Mexico, by Alan or Elizabeth Lomax, May or June 1941.

AFC 1941/037: ph59: One black-and-white negative of Elizabeth Lomax standing with children, three young girls and one young boy. Photographed in Mexico, by Alan or Elizabeth Lomax, May or June 1941.

AFC 1941/037: ph60: One black-and-white negative of a young boy with light-colored shirt leaning against wooden wall, looking to his right. Photographed in Mexico, by Alan or Elizabeth Lomax, May or June 1941.

AFC 1941/037: ph61: One black-and-white negative of three men wearing hats, facing camera, next to wooden building and palm tree. Photographed in Mexico, by Alan or Elizabeth Lomax, May or June 1941.

AFC 1941/037: ph62-ph 63: Two black-and-white negatives of an elderly man with white hair and beard outside next to wooden structure, children and palm tree in background. Photographed by Alan or Elizabeth Lomax in Mexico, May or June 1941.

AFC 1941/037: ph 64: One black-and-white negative of three young boys standing on carriage drawn by two oxen, thatched roof dwelling in background. Photographed in Mexico, by Alan or Elizabeth Lomax, May or June 1941.

AFC 1941/037: ph 65: One black-and-white negative of an elderly woman in a collared dress and a young man in straw hat in doorway of dwelling. Photographed in Mexico, by Alan or Elizabeth Lomax, May or June 1941.

AFC 1941/037: ph66: One black-and-white negative of a woman walking on a dirt road with basket or box on her head, thatched roof dwellings and trees in the background. Photographed in Mexico, by Alan or Elizabeth Lomax, May or June 1941.

AFC 1941/037: ph67: One black-and-white negative of dirt road with thatched roof dwellings and trees in background. Photographed in Mexico, by Alan or Elizabeth Lomax, May or June 1941.

AFC 1942/005: John A. Lomax Texas Recordings, Winter 1941
Thirty-two 12-inch discs of field recordings of Spanish American songs and ballads; Mexican dance music; cowboy songs and tales; cattle, hog, and chicken calls; fiddle tunes, children's songs, work songs, and other folksongs, tales, and recitations. Includes examples of decimas in Spanish and an explanation of them in English. [catalog record]

AFS 6144-6151: J. D. Robb New Mexico Recordings
Eight 12-inch discs of Spanish-American folk songs recorded in New Mexico by J. D. Robb, 1944. (preservation tape LWO 4872 reel 397)

AFC 1942/020: Roy Mitchell and Seamus Doyle New York City Recordings
Six 12-inch discs of four Armenian, one Mexican, and three Russian songs recorded in New York City by Seamus Doyle and Roy and Mrs. Roy (Jocelyn Taylor) Mitchell, 1941. The collection includes 1/4 linear inch of correspondence and textual transcriptions. See also AFC 2000/016. [catalog record]

AFC 1943/008: Brownie McNeil Collection of Southern Texas Recordings
Twenty-five 12-inch discs of corridos and other songs and dance music collected by Norman Laird "Brownie" McNeil. McNeil sings twelve corridos. Other recordings of corridos, songs and dance music from local performers were made by McNeil at various locations in south Texas in 1942. The collection includes correspondence about the recording project, primarily between McNeil and Alan Lomax. [catalog record]

AFC 1945/010: Henrietta Yurchenco Collection of Cora, Huichol, and Seri Music from Mexico
Forty-one 12-inch discs of of field recordings of Cora, Huichol, and Seri music and songs, including songs for fiestas, Carnaval, Holy week, dance music, choral music, children's songs, wedding songs, love songs, religious songs, including peyote songs; healing; and war songs; some with accompaniment or instrumentals played on violin, rattles, wooden bow, reed flute, drums, mitote, chirimia, and wood sticks. Recorded by Henrietta Yurchenco, May-September 1944. (AFS 7612-7650) [catalog record]

AFC 1948/005: Charles Seeger Collection of Mexican Workers' Folksongs
Six discs of 16 songs sung by Mexican migrant workers from a Pennsylvania Railroad camp. Recorded in Cheverly, Maryland, September 16, 1944, by Charles Seeger. [catalog record]

AFC 1948/011: Henrietta Yurchenco Collection of Recordings from Mexico and Guatemala
Sixty 12-inch discs of of Quiche (K'iche'), Kekchi' (Q'eqchi'), Ixil, and Sutujil (Tz'utujil) songs and music recorded in Guatemala; and Tzotzil and Tzeltal songs and music recorded in Chiapas, Mexico, by Henrietta Yurchenco, April-May, 1945, for the Instituto Indigenista Interamericano, the Secretaria de Educacion Publica, and the Library of Congress. AFS 8106-8139 or 8140 is Guatemala material. [catalog record]

AFC 1948/012: Henrietta Yurchenco Collection of Mexican Music, 1946
Thirty-seven 12-inch discs of Indian music recorded by Henrietta Yurchenco in Mexico, 1946, for the Instituto Indigenista Interamericano, the Secretaria de Educacion Publica, and the Library of Congress.

AFC 1948/028: Austin Fife and Alta Fife Collection
Nineteen 16-inch discs, 78 12-inch and 9 10-inch discs of African American, Anglo American, Hopi, Mexican American, Mormon, and Shoshone music and stories recorded in California and Utah by Alta S. Fife, Austin E. Fife, Martha Huot, M.M. Keller, Hector Lee, July 1946–April 1947 and Sept. 3, 1947-July 9, 1951. The collection includes content lists and correspondence. [catalog record]

AFC 1948/048: Henrietta Yurchenco Recordings of Tarascan and Mestiza Music from Michoacan
Fifteen 16-inch discs of music of Tarascan and Mestiza music from Michoacan. Recorded in Michoacan by Henrietta Yurchenco for the Instituto Indigenista Interamericano, the Secretaria de Educacion Publica, and the Library of Congress, 1942.

AFC 1948/063: Truman Michelson Collection of Mexican Kickapoo Cylinder Recordings
Two six-inch dictaphone cylinders recorded by Truman Michelson on one of his trips to the area around Shawnee or McLoud, Oklahoma, probably in the early 1910s. Joe Murdock was the singer. The cylinders were transferred from the National Archives in 1948.

AFS 9610-9628: J.D. Robb / Spanish and Indian Folk Songs
Nineteen 12-inch discs of Spanish folk songs and American Indian songs. Recorded by J. D. Robb for University of New Mexico Project.

AFS 10,053-10,054: Erich von Hornbostel Collection
Two 10-in tapes copied from 120 cylinders of ethnic and tribal music recorded by various collectors in various parts of the world and comprising a 1919 version of the Erich M. Von Hornbostel Demonstration Collection of the Berlin Phonogramm- Archiv. Gift of Walter V. Bingham.

AFS 10,053 B4-6: One tape containing music of Cora and Huichol Indians recorded by Karl Theodor Preuss in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, 1906-7. (LWO 1416 reel 1B; preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 283\29B)

AFC 1955/011: Gran Sociedad Cultural de Amigo Aztecas / Spanish and Aztec Texts
Fifteen 12-inch discs of Aztekatl (Aztec) / Spanish language lessons, including a transcription by Juan Luna Cardenas, published by the Gran Sociedad Cultural de Amigos Aztecas, Mexico City. Transferred to the Library of Congress from the Smithsonian Institution, 1955. (AFS 10,923-10,937) (preservation tape LWO 5111 reels 355B-356A)

AFS 11,007-11,299: Helen Roberts Collection
One hundred sixty-seven 12-inch, 79 10-inch, 40 8-inch, and 7 7-inch discs of various songs from Australia, California, China, Hawaii, Mexico, the South Pacific Islands, and Tahiti; and of North American Indians. Recorded by various collectors, including Berthold Laufer, Carl Lumholtz, and C. E. Shaeffer and donated by Helen Roberts. The collection includes 37 pages of correspondence, logs and notes.

AFS 11,017-11,023: Seven 12-inch discs containing copies of cylinders of music of the Huichol Indians, recorded by Carl Lumholtz in central Mexico, 1898. (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 360A-B)

AFS 11,254 B1-3: One 12-inch disc containing music of the Huichol Indians. (preservation tape LWO 5111 reel 378B)

AFC 1960/014: Patricio Castillo Urquidi: Lecture/Recital on Incan and Aztec Music
One 7-inch tape of a lecture/recital on Aztec and Inca music. Selections arranged, adapted, and performed on the violin by Patricio Castillo Urquidi. Recorded in Mexico City, 1959. (LWO 3154)

AFC 1961/002: Wayland Hand Collection of Songs and Lore
Six 10-inch tapes of songs and stories recorded primarily in the Los Angeles, California, area by Wayland D. Hand, D.K. Wilgus, and various UCLA students, 1956-60. The collection includes 40 pages of correspondence, lyrics, notes, transcripts, and song lists. Includes western folk songs and songs and lore of urban minority groups in California. (AFS 11,859-11,864) (LWO 3272)

AFC 1970/009: John Alden Mason Collection of Tepehuan and Yaqui Wire Recordings
Five wires of Yaqui, Northern Tepehuan, and Southern Tepehuan music and spoken material recorded by John Alden Mason in the states of Sonora, Chihuahua, and Durango, Mexico, 1948-54. (AFS 14,374-14,378) (LWO 6256 reels 22B-24A)

AFS 14,379-14,384: Robert Barlow Collection of Nahuatl Texts and Totonac and Yaqui Songs
Six 10-inch discs of Nahuatl texts and Totonac and Yaqui songs. All discs labeled "Grabacion Casa Llaloc, Azcapotzalco, D.F." Recorded by Robert Barlow, ca. 1949. (LWO 6256 reel 24A-B)

AFC 1971/040: Old Colony Mennonite Song, Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico, Duplication Project
One 5-inch tape of Old Colony Mennonite Church singing recorded by Helen Enz near Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico, ca. 1960. (AFS 14,576) (LWO 6525) [catalog record]

AFS 15,459-15,523: J. D. Robb / Folk Music of the Southwest
Sixty-three 7-inch and two 5-inch tapes of principally Mexican American music; also includes music from Mexico, Nepal, Spain, and Venezuela. Recorded by John Donald Robb in New Mexico and elsewhere, 1939-73. Principally Spanish-American, but also American Indian and Anglo (cowboy, instrumental, etc.). Possibly includes recordings from El Salvador. (LWO 7226)

AFC 1973/028: Laura Boulton Collection

AFS 16,654-16,698: Laura Boulton Collection Part 12: Music of Mexico
Forty-five 10-inch discs of vocal and instrumental music recorded by Laura Boulton in various parts of Mexico, 1940. Acquired on exchange from Columbia University. Features voice, guitar, drum, flute, reed instruments, etc. (preservation tape LWO 7551 reels 49B-57B)

AFS 16,958-16,972: Laura Boulton Collection Part 15: Miscellaneous from U.S.
Fifteen 10-inch discs of instrumentals and songs, including examples from African-American, Mexican, Polish, and Ukrainian traditions, recorded at various locations in the United States. Recorded by Laura Boulton, 1941-42, for the National Film Board of Canada. The collection includes two linear inches of notes. Includes spirituals some of which are sung by the "Yellow Pocahantas" group of New Orleans, Louisiana. (preservation tape LWO 7551 reels 68B-69B)

AFS 17,155-17,176: Laura Boulton Collection Part 20: Miscellaneous discs
Twenty-two 10-inch discs of music recorded by Laura Boulton in various parts of the world, 1949-61. Boulton's demonstration recordings for a class at University of California at Los Angeles. Includes American Indian, Mexican, Polynesian, Japanese, Arabic, Ecuadorian, Peruvian folk music. Also includes European classical music for organ and chamber orchestra. (preservation tape LWO 7551 reels 72B-74A)

AFS 18,102-18,468: Laura Boulton Collection Part 23: Africa, Europe, Far East, Latin America, etc.
Three-hundred and forty-four 7-inch tapes, 22 5-inch tapes and 1 3-inch tape of instrumentals and songs recorded in Africa, Europe, Far East, Latin America, Middle East, Near East, North America, South America, and Southeast Asia by Laura Boulton, 1949-61. The collection includes 1/3 linear inch of articles, correspondence, and lists.

AFS 18,436-18,444: Nine tapes containing dance music, a poem recitation, a piece played on pre-Columbian instruments, and other instrumental music, recorded in Mexico, 1960. (LWO 8956; additional tape copy on LWO 8949 reels 69A-70A)

AFC 1974/023: Lalo Rodriguez and Maria Aurora Castillo Recordings of Mexican American Farm Workers' Songs
One 10-inch tape of Mexican American farm-workers' songs sung by Maria Aurora Castillo and Conrado "Lalo" Rodriquez of California in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, August 5, 1974. Recorded by Mike Heisley, Joseph C. Hickerson, Robert Carneal, John B. Howell, and Ed Tittel. [catalog record]

AFS 17,114: One 10-inch tape of migrant worker songs from California recorded by Mike Heisley, Joseph C. Hickerson, Robert B. Carneal, John E. Howell, and Ed Tittel at the Library of Congress, 1974.

AFC 1975/022: National Folk Festival, 1954
Two 10-inch tapes of the 20th National Folk Festival. Performances include Mesquakie dances; clog dances; square dances; German polkas and waltzes; tanikling (a Philippine dance); czardas danced by Hungarian dancers from the Hungarian Hall in St. Louis; Jewish wedding music and dances; Scottish highland dance; Mexican dance; Anglo-American ballads and folk songs; African American spirituals and work songs; children's singing games; German songs; West Indian songs; Cuban songs; and instrumental music played on fiddle, banjo, accordion, guitar, and other instruments. The collection includes notes about performers and songs. Recorded in St. Louis, Missouri, by Voice of America, April 8, 1954. The collection includes 3 pages of lists. [catalog record]

AFC 1976/028: San Diego Folk Festival, 1975
Ten 7-inch tapes of the San Diego Folk Festival, April 16-20, 1975. Performers include the Cajun band of McGee, Courville, and Savoy; Uillean pipes of Dave Page; country fiddle, banjo and guitar music by Sam and Kirk McGee; Texas fiddling by Benny Thomasson; white blues piano by George Winston; Tex-Mex singing by Lydia Mendoza; and Appalachian fiddling by Tommy Jarrell. The collection includes logs. [catalog record]

AFS 19,502-19,513: School of American Research Cylinder Duplication Project, Part II
Twelve 10-inch tapes copied from cylinders of American Indian and Mexican music and spoken word. Recorded by Ernest Beaglehole, Helen H. Roberts, and members of the 1931 Ethnology Field Training Group. Acquired on exchange from the School of American Research, 1979. American Indian tribes: Acoma, Cochiti, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Taos, and Tesuque Pueblo, Hopi, Mescalero Apache.

AFS 19,509 A1-5: One tape containing copies of five cylinders of Nahuatl music and spoken word performed on the occasion of the annual pueblo fiesta (Altepe-ilhuitl) commemorating the legendary king and pueblo defender, El Tepozteco. Recorded by Edgar Lee Hewett in Tepoztlan, 1906. (LWO 12,840 reel 8A)

AFC 1979/006: 1979 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Documentation of the monthly 1979 Neptune Plaza Concert Series, which consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs of performances of country music, Irish music, Cajun music, gospel music, and Mexican harp music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress, from May through September 1979, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council for the Traditional Arts. Includes documentation of the August 30 performance by Melecio Martinez, Mexican music group from Illinois. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1979/086: Tucson Meet Yourself Festival, 1976
Twenty 7-inch tapes of performances from the 1976 Meet Yourself Festival, featuring African American gospel, bluegrass, Cajun, cowboy songs, Irish bagpipes, fiddle tunes, Mexican, and American Indian (Apache, Papago, Yaqui) performers. Recorded in Tucson, Arizona, by Richard K. Spottswood, October 8-10, 1976. The collection includes 22 pages of lists of performers, and notes.

AFC 1980/024: Jim Griffith / Lydia Mendoza Duplication Project
One 10-inch tape of an interview with Mexican American, Nortena singer and guitarist, Lydia Mendoza, recorded on May 27, 1977, in Spanish. The collection includes a handwritten transcipt by Griffith (questions in English, response in Spanish). (LWO 16,508)

AFC 1980/039: Carter Inaugural Concert Duplication Project
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 20,260-20,266; AFS 22,947)

AFC 1982/011: 1982 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of Irish music, Ghanaian music and dance, Japanese koto music, Mexican string band music, Senegalese music, and West Virginia old-time music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April through October 1982, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council for the Traditional Arts. Includes documentation from the July 15 performance of Los Pregoneros del Puerto, Mexican music from California. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1984/034: Ramiro Cardenas Interview
One audiocassette of an interview with Ramiro Cardenas, DDS, and Mrs. Cardenas. In 1934, Dr. Cardenas and his brother Ricardo were recorded by John A. Lomax in San Antonio, Texas. Their singing of Mexican American songs with guitar appears on AFS 1. Recorded at the Library of Congress, July 7, 1982, by Gerald E. Parsons, Jr., and Peter T. Bartis. (AFS 22,154) (LWO 2477)

AFC 1985/025: All Souls Day / El Dia de los Muertos Program Collection
Documentation of a bilingual English/Spanish program presented on Thursday, November 7, 1985, at the Library of Congress. Participants from Mexico and Central America living in the Washington D.C. area demonstrated offerings of bread and flowers; Alicia Gonzalez (Smithsonian Institution) and Olivia Cadaval (Institute for Contemporary Culture) served as presenters, narrators, and translators.

AFC 1986/023: Rio Grande Arts Center / "Tradiciones del Valle" Collection
One hundred eighteen 7-inch tapes of Anglo-American fiddle tunes and songs, and primarily Hispanic popular and traditional musical forms; also includes customs, interviews, proverbs, riddles, and stories. Recorded in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico by Dana Everts, May September 1985, for the Rio Grande Arts Center. The collection includes two linear inches of notes. Includes penitente songs, alavados, comdos, canciones, versos, and dance band music; also interviews, storytelling, proverbs, riddles, oraciones, customs, and verbal remedies documented. Fieldwork intended for production of radio programs produced by KRZA public radio in Alamosa [see AFC 1986/043 for the radio programs]. Funded by Folk Arts Program of NEA and by the Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities Folk Arts Program.

AFC 1988/009: 1988 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of old-time music from the Cumberland Plateau, Irish folk music and dance, bluegrass music, Piedmont blues music, Vietnamese music, mariachi music, and gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. Concerts were held from April through October 1988, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council for the Traditional Arts. Includes documentation ofthe September 15 performance by Mariachi San Cristobal, from Mexico. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1988/017: Raices Musicales
One audiocassette of Raices Musicales (Musical Roots) produced from a national tour, produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts," of music from Mexico and the Hispanic Southwest, October-November, 1988.

AFC 1989/007: "'To Keep My Culture': New Immigrant Musicians in Los Angeles"
One-hour radio documentary on the music of recent immigrant groups in Los Angeles. Includes interviews with and performances of Cambodian, Mexican, Chinese, Iranian, Guatemalan, Armenian, Korean, and Belizian musicians at various private and public events. Prod: Helene Rosenbluth and Sara Jacobus; project coord: Susan Auerbach.

AFC 1990/007: "Conversations with Texans" Collection
Panel discussion of folk music and folklore in Texas with Alan Lomax, Bess Lomax Hawes, Shirley Lomax Dugan, and Patricia Jasper at the Smithsonian Discovery Theater, March 16, 1987, as part of a series on Texas. Topics covered include a history of the Lomax family's influence on collecting American folksong with emphasis on John Lomax, presentation of a video and slide show of Mexican-American folk art, and snatches of 9 songs and poems from the Lomax collection. This was part of a lecture series focusing on different states implemented by the Resident Associate Program of the Smithsonian and was the pilot program. Moderated by Raye Virginia Allen; also U.S. Rep. Steve Bartlett.

AFC 1991/032: New Mexico Folklife Project Collection, 1984-1985
Documentation from New Mexico fieldwork conducted by Carl Fleischhauer, consultant, of the American Folklife Center, in the summers of 1984 and 1985, with folklorist Laurie Beth Kalb, for the Museum of International Folk Art (Santa Fe). In 1984, Kalb documented the art of Hispanic carvers in northern New Mexico; in 1985 she contributed to a joint project of the Museum and the New Mexico Historic Preservation Office (HPO), who had contracted with Boyd Pratt to survey historic architecture in the northeastern quadrant of New Mexico. Fleischhauer, Kalb, and Pratt conducted a short folklife survey in Clayton, Mora, and Mosquero, and other locations. Topics documented in field notes and sound recordings include Hispanic art, folk art and culture; Pop Shaffer's folk art environments in Mountainair; and recordings of a livestock auction in Clayton. Collection includes an extended interview with Joe Cordova of Mosquero Canyon conducted by Laurie Kalb and Boyd Pratt; an interview with Enrique Sanchez, a Cuban American living in Mosquero, interviewed by Laurie Kalb in Spanish; and an extended interview with Trinidad and Marguerito Garcia of Mosquero by Laurie Kalb and Carl Fleischhauer. Photographs were taken in La Messilla, Truchas, Velarde, Dixon, and La Cueva, in Rio Arriba County; Las Vegas, San Miguel County; Mountainair, Torrance County; and Vallecitos, N.M. by Carl Fleischhauer. [catalog record]

AFC 1992/001: 1992 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images documenting the performance of Puerto Rican folk music; Tennesse old-time music; folk music from Veracruz, Mexico; dances of the Tewa Indians from the Santa Clara Pueblo; Irish folk dance and music; gospel music; and bluegrass music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April through September 1992, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Some concerts were recorded for broadcast on WAMU-FM, hosted by Dick Spottswood. Manuscripts include some correspondence and program flyers autographed by the performers. Included is documentation from the June 5 performance by Los Pregoneros del Puerto, Veracruz harp music from California. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1992/009: "Musical Conversation with Antonio Zepeda"
Videotape of the October 15 [5?], 1992, concert held in James Madison Memorial Hall, Library of Congress by Antonio Zepeda, an ethnomusicologist born in Mexico City, Mexico. Using a variety of instruments, he demonstrates Meso-American, pre-Columbian musical sounds.

AFC 1995/021: Henrietta Yurchenco Michoacan Transcriptions Collection
Approximately 145 pages of complete musical and some textual transcriptions of Michoacan songs, recorded in Mexico in 1965-66. The transcriptions were made in the 1970s by Philip Namenworth under a grant from the American Philosophical Society. Many pages proved to be poor-quality photocopies, etc.; the transcriptions have been grouped by song title or tape number. Yurchenco subsequently donated her tapes pertaining to this collection (see AFC 2000/028).

AFC 1999/004: Sam Eskin Collection
Collection consists of manuscripts, field recordings, photographs, and ephemera documenting folk music and folk music revivals in the United States, Canada, and Mexico from 1938 to 1966; plus manuscripts and field recordings of mostly unidentified artists performing folk music in Jamaica, Cuba, England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Morocco, Hong Kong, Philippines, India, and Thailand from 1953 to 1969 collected by Sam Eskin. Manuscript materials include correspondence, transcriptions of songs and lyrics, folk festival programs and flyers, a Japanese song book, Eskin's lecture notes, and his collection of bawdy songs and limericks. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 2000/028: Henrietta Yurchenco Collection of Michoacan, Oaxacan, and Mexico City Recordings
Eleven 7-inch and 69 5-inch reels of recordings made between 1965 and 1972 by Henrietta Yurchenco at various locations in Michoacan and Oaxaca as well as in Mexico City.

AFC 2001/012: Laurie Sommers / "Wiregrass Ways" Radio Series
Laurie Sommers, director of the South Georgia Folklife Project, donated a cassette copy of "Wiregrass Ways," her radio series which ran on Georgia Public Radio in fall 1998 and on WFSU (Tallahassee, Florida) in 1999. The 13-part series included hollering recordings from the Archive of Folk Culture's Francis Harper 1944 recordings. The program topics were: fiddle traditions (Thomasville & Valdosta), Sacred Harp singing school and a sing (Hoboken), making cane syrup (Willacoochee), gospel anniversaries (Lowndes County / Valdosta), palmetto brooms (Folkston), Fiestas Guadalupanas (Mexican fiesta in Valdosta), tobacco auctions (Nashville), hymn lining (Folkston, Valdosta), Mt. Zion Music Hall (old-time country and bluegrass music), turpentining (Folkston), mayhaw jelly (Valdosta, Nashville), hollering (Folkston).

AFC 2004/035: Masters of Mexican Music Concert Collection, 2004 April 1
Videorecordings and 29 black-and-white photographs of the "Masters of Mexican Music" concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, April 1, 2004 at 7:30 pm. The concert featured twenty-one musicians and dancers performing musical traditions from four distinct regions of Mexico -- the mariachi of Jalisco, the harp-led son jarocho of southern Vera Cruz, the accordion-based conjunto of the Texas-Mexican border, and the marimba music from the southern state of Chiapas. Concert was produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Included are press releases, a media kit on CD-R with 8 color photographs of the performers and biographies; and an illustrated program book (16 p) in Spanish and English. Concert photos by James Hardin. [catalog record]

AFC 2007/001: David Lewiston Collection
Various field recordings of music and natural sounds made by David Lewiston in Bali; Java; South America; Guatemala; Oaxaca, Mexico; Kashmir; Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India; Sikkim, India; Nepal, and other locations in the Himalayas and Karakorams; and in communities where Tibetan Buddhists live in exile. The collection includes Tibetan songs, dances, and rituals of Tibetan Buddhism. Many of the recordings were initially released on LP on the Explorer Series of Nonesuch Records beginning in 1967. [catalog record]

AFC 2010/007: "And Wheat Completed the Cycle": Flour Mills, Social Memory, and Vernacular Culture in Sonora, Mexico, Lecture by Maribel Alvarez
Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Maribel Alvarez in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on April 21, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Folklorist and anthropologist Maribel Alvarez explores the role of wheat -- a grain introduced by the Spanish to Mexico in the 16th century -- as a central element in the construction of a distinct regional identity that prides itself on a simultaneous, and often contradictory, association with tradition and modernity. Alvarez discusses Sonora's foodways, cookery, food preferences, the symbolism of wheat, indigenous and European influences on local food, the history of industrial agricultural practices in Sonora, the abandonment of flour mills, and nostalgia for the past. [catalog record]

[Microfilm]: Miriam Webb Hiester / Los Paisanos: Folklore of the Texas-Mexicans of the Lower Rio Grande Valley
M.A. Thesis, University of Texas, 1954. Microfilm Number: 97/1115 [catalog record]

 

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