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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

NEW YORK COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Rhona Campbell, Mary Cordaro, Carrie Berard, J. Lester Feder, and Laurel McIntyre
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: January 2011


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 1938/002: Herbert Halpert New York City Collection
Thirty-eight 12-inch discs of 235 various folk songs including spirituals, farming and labor songs, war songs, drinking songs, children’s songs, taunts, lullabies, and love songs, recorded for the Federal Theatre Project in New York City, Ramapo, and Sloatsburg, New York, by Herbert Halpert, January 19, 1938-November 1939. The collection includes three-eighths of a linear inch of correspondence, 13 pages of recording logs and notes, and 25 pages of textual transcriptions. (4 hours and 50 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 234B-238A). See also: AFS 19,359. [catalog record]

AFC 1938/008: Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle Collection
Fifteen 10-inch discs of songs sung by Jim Garland, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gelder, Aunt Molly Jackson, and Sarah Ogan. Recorded in New York City by Alan Lomax, November 13, 1937. (includes AFS 1939-1950A2;1951-1953) (1 hour and 30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 136-137A) [catalog record]

AFC 1938/010: Herbert Halpert New York and Pennsylvania Recordings
Ten discs of recordings from Sloatsburg and Ramapo, New York; New York City; and Camp Winona, Lake Como, Pennsylvania. Copies of original disc recordings at Columbia University. [catalog record]

AFC 1938/011: Alan Lomax 1938 Library of Congress Sessions Collection
Twenty-two 12-inch discs of songs performed by Barbara Bell, Ernest Bourne, W.C. Handy, Alan Lomax, Bess Brown Lomax, the Resettlement Administration Singers, the Rindlisbacher Lumberjack Group, Earl Robinson, the Skyline Farm Singers, and Blaine Stubblefield. Recorded primarily in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, by Alan Lomax, 1937-38. The collection includes 8 pages of notes. [catalog record]

AFS 1626-1628A: Three discs containing five songs sung by Earl Robinson of New York City. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, by Alan Lomax, May 17, 1938. (12 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 118B)

AFC 1939/008: John Hammond and Alan Lomax Recordings of Blues and Jazz Musicians
Eleven 12-inch discs of 24 songs and stories played, sung, and spoken by Albert Ammons, James P. Johnson, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, and Sa[u]nders (Sonny Terry) Terrell. Recorded in New York City by Alan Lomax, December 24, 1938, through the courtesy of John Hammond. (2 hours and 6 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 159B-160) (includes AFS 2490-2500) [catalog record]

AFC 1939/011: Captain Richard Maitland Recordings of Sea Shanties
Nineteen 12-inch discs of thirty-six sea shanties sung by Captain Richard Maitland. Recorded at Sailors Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York City, by Alan Lomax, May 1939. The collection includes 1/8 linear inch of correspondence and notes. (2 hours; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 161B-162) (includes AFS 2515-2533) [catalog record]

AFC 1939/012: Alan Lomax Recordings of Aunt Molly Jackson
Sixty-two 12-inch discs of one hundred songs and stories sung and spoken by Aunt Molly Jackson of Clay County, Kentucky. Recorded in New York City by Alan Lomax, May 1939. (includes AFS 2534-2588; 3335-3341) (7 hours and 40 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 162B-166A; 219) [catalog record]

AFS 4556-4627: William Fenton Iroquois Recordings
Seventy-two 12-inch discs of Iroquoian songs. Recorded in Northern New York and Quebec, Canada, 1941, by William N. Fenton. Portions of this collection have been published by the Library of Congress on recording number AFS L6, Songs from the Iroquois Longhouse and L17, Seneca Songs from the Coldspring Longhouse. (LWO 4872 reels 318A-323A)

AFC 1941/004: "Man-on-the-Street" Interviews Collection
Five 16-inch and twelve 12-inch discs of interviews from Washington, D.C., Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Tennessee; Burlington, North Carolina; New York, New York; and Austin and Dallas, Texas, documenting the reactions of the "man-on-the-street" to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and declaration of war. Recorded by Robert E. Barton Allen, Philip Cohen, Fletcher Collins, John Henry Faulk, Charles T. Harrell, Charles Johnson, Alan Lomax, John A. Lomax, Robert Sonkin, and Charles Todd, December 8-10, 1941. Recorded as part of the Library of Congress Radio Research Project. The collection includes one linear inch of logs and transcripts. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFS 6362-6364: Three discs containing 22 interviews and statements concerning the war, recorded in New York City by Robert Sonkin and Charles Todd, December 8, 1941. (45 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 407A)

AFS 6454: One disc containing 4 interviews, recorded at WBEN, Buffalo, New York, by Charles Harrell, December 10, 1941. (30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 3493 reel 45B)

AFC 1941/013: Charles Todd and Robert Sonkin New York State Recordings
Seven 12-inch discs of fiddle tunes and songs recorded in New Jersey and New York by Robert Sonkin and Charles Todd, June 13-26, 1941. The collection includes 8 pages of fieldnotes and logs. [catalog record]

AFS 5028-5033: Six discs containing five fiddle tunes and thirty songs recorded at various locations in New York, June 13-17, 1941. (36 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 358B)

AFC 1942/003: "Dear Mr. President" Collection
Four 16-inch, 48 12-inch, and 3 8-inch discs of recorded reactions to war-time conditions in the United States. Recorded in various locations throughout the United States, by Robert E. Barton Allen, Harry Behn, Fletcher Collins, Duncan Emrich, John Henry Faulk, Helen Hartness Flanders, Charles Johnson, Lewis Jones, Marguerite Olney, Vance Randolph, William N. Robson, Robert Sonkin, and Charles Todd, January-February 1942. Recorded for the Office of Emergency Management Radio Section program, "Dear Mr. President." The collection includes one linear inch of correspondence, logs, and transcripts. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFS 6407: One disc containing the songs "President Roosevelt" and "We’re Gonna Take Hitler Down" performed by Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter. Recorded in New York City by Robert Sonkin and Charles Todd, January 20, 1942. (10 minutes; tape copy on LWO 3493 reel 42B)

AFS 6408A; B3: One disc containing the songs "Dear Mr. President" and "The Martins and the Coys" sung by Pete Seeger under the pseudonym Pete Bowers. Recorded in New York City by Robert Sonkin and Charles Todd, January 1942. (6 minutes; tape copy on LWO 3493 reel 42B-43A)

AFS 6408B1-2; 6409-6414: Seven discs containing 20 statements by various people concerning the war. Recorded in New York City by Robert Sonkin and Charles Todd, January 1942. (51 minutes; tape copy on LWO 3493 reel 43A)

AFC 1942/013: Alamanac Singers and Cowboy Yodels Recordings
Two 10-inch and four 12-inch discs of songs sung by the Almanac Singers, Alan and John A. Lomax, and Earl Robinson. Recorded in New York City, January 1942. The collection includes a one-page song list.

AFS 6100-6103; 6105: Five discs containing eleven songs sung by the Almanac Singers and Earl Robinson of New York City. (28 minutes; tape copy on LWO 3493 reels 40B-41A)

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 Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mitchell, 1941. The collection includes 1/4 linear inch of correspondence and textual transcripts. (includes AFS 6496-6501) (44 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 414) [catalog record]

AFC 1942/023: William M. Doerflinger Collection of Captain Patrick Tayluer Recordings
Thirty-eight 12-inch discs of 56 sea songs with commentary sung and spoken by Captain Patrick Tayluer. Recorded in New York City by William M. Doerflinger, spring 1942. The collection includes one-fourth linear inch of correspondence, notes, and recording logs. (includes AFS 6566-6603) (5 hours and 10 minutes; tape copy on LWO 3493 reels 47B-50A) [catalog record]

AFC 1944/012: L. G. Van Loon Collection of Old Folk Tales in Albany Dutch
Nine 10-inch discs of tales from the Hudson River and Mohawk Valley areas of New York spoken in Albany Dutch. Recorded by L.G. Van Loon sometime before November 1943. The collection includes a one-page recording log. (includes AFS 7083-7091) (1 hour and 18 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 7) [catalog record]

AFC 1945/004: "Free and Equal Blues" Performed by Earl Robinson and Dooley Wilson
One 12-inch disc of "Free and Equal Blues" sung with piano by Earl Robinson and Dooley Wilson. Recorded by Asch Recordings in New York City and presented to the Archive by the songwriter E.Y. Harburg, February 1945. (includes AFS 6177) (6 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 400B) [catalog record]

AFC 1945/007: Judge Learned Hand Recordings
Two 16-inch discs of five songs sung by Judge Learned Hand of Essex County, New York. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, by John Langenegger and Arthur D. Semmig, October 3, 1942. The collection includes two pages of song lists. Two of the songs in this collection have been published by the Library of Congress on recording number AFS L29, Songs and Ballads of American History and the Assassination of Presidents, and one song has been published on A Treasury of Library of Congress Field Recordings (Rounder CD 1500). (includes AFS 6180-6181) (12 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 400B-401A) [catalog record]

AFS 7317: Helen and Virginia Moshang Recordings
One 16-inch disc of Chinese instrumentals and songs played on the "moon harp" and sung by Helen and Virginia Moshang of New York City. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, by Benjamin A. Botkin, Rae Korson, John Langenegger, and Arthur Semmig, August 26, 1943. The collection includes two pages of correspondence and a song list. (15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 28B)

AFS 7754-7763: Catskills Folk Festival, 1944
Three 10-inch and seven 12-inch discs of songs performed at the Fifth Annual Catskills Folk Festival. Recorded at Camp Woodland, Phoenicia, New York, by Charles Hofmann and Benjamin A. Botkin, August 5, 1944. The collection includes three pages of logs. (1 hour and 30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 63B-64A)

AFC 1948/010: William Fenton Collection of Recordings of Iroquois Indians of Canada and Six Nations Reserve of Western New York
Sixty-four 12-inch discs made by William N. Fenton. Songs of Iroquois of Canada and Six Nations Reserve of Western New York. Recorded on the Allegheny Reservation, New York, and Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, by William N. Fenton, January-February 1941. Portions of this collection have been published by the Library of Congress on recording number AFS L6, Songs from the Iroquois Longhouse and L17, Seneca Songs from the Coldspring Longhouse. (includes AFS 8042-8105) (LWO 5111 reels 82B-87)

AFC 1948/047: Milwaukee Public Museum Duplication Project
Twelve 16-inch discs of Hopi, Iroquois, Menominee, and Winnebago Indian songs and spoken word. Originally recorded on wax cylinders loaned by the Milwaukee Public Museum. The collection includes 1/8 linear inch of correspondence and logs.

AFS 8906A1-3: One disc containing Iroquoian spoken word recorded possibly by Samuel A. Barrett in western New York or Ontario. (7 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 160A)

AFC 1948/049: Sheila Barrett Recording of English Tales
One 16-inch disc of two English stories spoken by Sheila Barrett of New York City. Recorded in Washington, D.C. at the Library of Congress, March 14, 1947. (includes AFS 8929) (15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 166A)

AFS 9076-9098: New York Public Library Duplication Project
Twenty-three 12-inch discs of instrumentals and songs recorded in New York City by Chris Bonet and Charles Hofmann, May 30-October 28, 1947, for the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library. Included are 30 allegedly "Comanche Indian songs," 28 songs in the English language (including 14 from Scotland and eight African American songs and street cries), 5 songs in French, 17 in Spanish, and 30 in Yiddish. Performers include Tom Glazer and Ruth Rubin. The collection includes 1/8 linear inch of correspondence, logs, notes, reports, and song texts. (3 hours and 18 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 180B-182A)

AFS 9168-9169: William M. Doerflinger Cylinder Recordings of Captain Patrick Tayluer
Two 16-inch discs of 10 sea songs sung by Captain Patrick Tayluer. Recorded in New York City by William M. Doerflinger, spring 1942. (40 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 197)

AFS 9174-9186: Louis C. Jones Recordings
Thirteen 16-inch discs of instrumentals, songs, square dance calls, and stories performed by Wardell J. Martin and Frank Warner. Recorded in Cooperstown, New York, by Louis C. Jones, 1948. The collection includes 1/2 linear inch of correspondence, logs, and notes. (4 hours and 32 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 198-200)

AFS 9596-9600: Rochester Museum of Arts / Iroquois Indian Music
Five 16-inch discs of 35 Iroquoian songs duplicated from originals at the Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences, New York, as part of the William N. Fenton Project, 1948. (2 hours; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 244-245A)

AFC 1950/001: American Folklore Society 1950 Annual Meeting Intermission Program Collection
One 16-inch disc of an "intermission program" with Librarian of Congress Luther Evans, Thelma James, and Louis C. Jones of Cooperstown, New York, on the occasion of the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, January 5, 1950. (15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5395 reel 4B)

AFC 1950/002: Anne and Frank Warner Collection, 1938-1969
Thirty-three 6 1/2 -inch discs, 21 8-inch discs, 51 10-inch discs, 2 5-inch tapes, and 7 7-inch tapes of American songs, ballads, instrumentals, interviews, and stories. Recorded in Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia by Anne and Frank M. Warner, 1938-1969. The collection includes 25 black-and-white photographs, 19 black-and-white negatives, and 3/16 linear inch of concordances, correspondence, fieldnotes, and recording logs. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 15,273A1-15,274A2: Two discs containing 4 songs performed by Mae Hicks of Beech Mountain, North Carolina. Recorded in New York City, February 1944. (12 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 1B)

AFS 15,304A1-15,305A2, 15,306A1 and B1: Three discs containing 12 songs sung by Edith Perrin, originally of the Bahamas. Recorded in New York City, 1941. (33 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 3A)

AFS 15,305B1: One disc containing "Mister Rabbit" performed by Burl Ives. Recorded in New York City, July 7, 1941. (4 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 3A)

AFS 15,307: One disc containing 6 songs and an interview sung and spoken by Elda Blackwood, originally of the Bahamas. Recorded in New York City, 1947. (15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 3A)

AFS 15,308-15,316, 15,318-15,320, 15,375: Thirteen discs and one tape containing 49 songs sung by Yankee John Galusha and an interview conducted by Frank M. Warner. Recorded in Minerva and Olmsteadville, New York, July 12, 1940-July 1950. (2 hours and 26 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 3)

AFS 15,317: One disc containing two songs performed by Yankee John Galusha and John C. Heenan. Recorded in Minerva, New York, August 26, 1946. (8 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 3B)

AFS 15,335-15,343: Nine discs containing one interview and 23 songs sung by Louis Solomon (Mohawk). Recorded at the St. Regis Indian Reservation, Hogansburg, New York, 1940 and 1941. (1 hour and 18 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 4B)

AFS 15,359-15,360: Two discs containing 7 songs sung by Pvt. Richard O. Hamilton. Recorded in New York City, 1941. (12 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 5B)

AFS 15,363-15,364: Two discs containing 8 songs sung by Roy Walworth, Ralph Martin, and Pop Adams. Recorded in New York City, 1941. (24 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 5B)

AFS 15,365: One disc containing three songs and conversations sung and spoken by J.E. Paul; three songs sung with guitar by Frank M. Warner; and one song sung by an unknown person. Recorded in Selkirk, New York, January, 1941. (9 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 6A)

AFS 15,373-15,374: Two tapes containing conversations and songs by Douglas Kennedy, Frank Proffitt, Frank Warner, and Anne Warner. Recorded at Pinewoods Camp, New York, August 1961. (1 hour and 30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reels 11A-12A)

AFS 15,376: One tape containing stories and songs from West Virginia by Tom Smith. Recorded in New York City,1952. (20 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 12B)

AFS 15,377-15,378: Two tapes containing 4 songs sung by Mary Chapman, Nelson Chapman, and Ed Young; a story about a whaling barque told by Nelson Chapman; and a conversation with Captain Adams, Mrs. Adams, Nelson Chapman, and Lemuel Rackett about Confederate sympathizers on eastern Long Island, Montauk fishermen, and weather lore. Recorded in Orient, Long Island, New York, August 1952. (2 hours and 10 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 13)

AFS 15,379: One tape containing one song sung by Mrs. Hubert Kernan recorded in Lyons Falls, New York, 1951. (10 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 13B)

AFS 15,380: One tape containing a conversation between Jared Van Wagenen, author of Golden Age of Homespun, of Lawyersville, New York, Deac Martin of Ohio, and Frank Warner. Recorded in New York City, 1950. (10 minutes; tape copy on LWO 7096 reel 13B)

AFS 15,381: One tape containing 39 songs sung by Samuel Hopkins Adams, Axe Campbell, Carl Drepperd, Sigurd Erickson, Thelma Griswold, Dorothy Howard, Delia Merriam, and Sally Trube, and two conversations with Dorothy Howard, Delia Merriam, and Sally Trube. Recorded at the Cooperstown Seminar, Cooperstown, New York, July 12, 1949. (2 hours; LWO 7096 reel 14A-B)

AFS 15,564-15,565: Two tapes containing interviews, reminiscences, and songs spoken and sung by Steve Wadsworth. Recorded in Northville, New York, May 1969. The collection includes two pages of notes. (3 hours; tape copy on LWO 7273)

AFC 1950/017: National Folk Festival, 1938
One 12-inch and thirty-nine 16-inch discs of instrumentals, radio programs, and songs. Recorded primarily at the National Folk Festival in Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Recording Company, May 6-8, 1938. The collection includes three-fourths linear inch of song lists, newspaper articles, and programs. [catalog record]

AFS 9854B4-6; 9857A; 9860B: Three 16-inch discs containing a demonstration, a lecture, and eight instrumentals performed on bamboo pipes by members of the Pipers' Guild of New York City, and a dance performed with piano by a group from Union Settlement of New York City. (1 hour and 15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 269-270B)

AFS 9963-9973: William N. Fenton / Six Nations Reserve of Western New York and Canada Music
Eleven 7-inch tapes of Iroquoian songs recorded in New York and on the Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, by William M. Fenton, 1948. (5 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 1251; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 283-1 through 283-3)

AFS 10,501-10,506: Sam Eskin Duplication Project
Six 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and songs recorded at various locations throughout the United States by Sam Eskin, 1940-53. The collection includes correspondence, song lists, and notes. See also: AFS 11,712-11,719. This collection was compiled from the "best material" of his collection of American folk songs. (LWO 1923)

AFS 10,515-10,744: American Indian Recordings
Two hundred thirty 16-inch discs of mostly North American Indian songs originally recorded on cylinders at various locations primarily by Frances Densmore, 1907-36, for the Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution. Transferred from the National Archives, 1948. The collection includes 2 linear inches of notes.

AFS 10,725A7: One disc containing five Iroquoian songs sung by J.N.B. Hewitt (Tuscarora). Originally recorded on wax cylinders by Frances Densmore in Washington, D.C., 1932. (6 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 347B)

AFS 10,898: Frank Johnson / Mohawk Longhouse Songs
One 10-inch tape of prayers and tribal songs sung by Chiefs Frank Johnson and James Thompson of Mohawk Longhouse, Rooseveltown, New York. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, July 19, 1954. The collection includes three pages of correspondence and notes. (1 hour; LWO 2243)

AFS 11,307-11,309: Sidney Robertson Cowell Collection
Three 10-inch tapes of interviews and music recorded in California, Iran, Ireland (Co. Mayo and Co. Galway), Massachusetts, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, and Wisconsin by Sidney Robertson Cowell, 1952-56. The collection includes 2 1/2 linear inches of correspondence, journals, logs, notes, postcards, and transcriptions, and an article. Includes Anglo-American songs and ballads from New England, Montana, and California; Portuguese songs from Massachusetts; English and Gaelic songs and ballads from Cape Breton Island, Canada; and Spanish-American songs from southern California. Some recorded with Wayland D. Hand. In combination with AFS 11,334-11,444.

AFS 11,308B19-23: One tape containing five songs sung by the congregation of the Shady Methodist Church. Recorded in Shady, New York, August 1952. (20 minutes; LWO 2496 reel 2B)

AFS 11,334-11,344: Sidney Robertson Cowell Duplication Project
Eleven 10-inch tapes of interviews and music recorded in Bangladesh; California; Iran; Ireland; Massachusetts; New York (State); North Carolina; Nova Scotia, Canada; Pakistan; Wisconsin; and Wyoming by Sidney Robertson Cowell, 1952-56. The collection includes 2 1/2 linear inches of correspondence, journals, logs, notes, postcards, and transcriptions, and an article. See also: AFS 11,307-11,309.

AFC 1960/004: Frank A. Hoffmann New York and Pennsylvania Recordings
Three 10-inch tapes of songs recorded in New York and Pennsylvania by Frank A. Hoffmann, August 17-26, 1959. The collection includes 30 pages of correspondence and song lists. [catalog record]

AFS 11,689B13-11,690: Two tapes containing twenty songs sung by Ezra Barhight, originally of northeastern Pennsylvania. Recorded in Niel's Creek, New York, August 17, 1959. (1 hour; LWO 2862 reel 2B)

AFS 11,712-11,719: Sam Eskin Duplication Project
Eight 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and songs recorded at various locations throughout the United States by Sam Eskin in the 1940s.

AFS 11,714A18, B10-17: One tape containing nine Sicilian songs sung with guitar by Remo Farruggio, Jr. and Sr. Recorded in New York City, November 27 and December 10, 1947. (35 minutes; LWO 2995 reel 3B)

AFC 1965/009: Norman Cazden Catskill Recordings
Four 10-inch tapes of 192 instrumentals, songs, and square dance calls performed by George Edwards, Grant Rogers, Ernie Sager, and Mike Todd. Recorded mostly in the Catskill area of New York by Norman Cazden and others from Camp Woodland, Phoenicia, New York, 1945-61. The collection includes 1/8 linear inch of correspondence, logs, and notes. (includes AFS 12,309-12,312) (8 hours; LWO 4600) [catalog record]

AFS 12,365-12,373: Ben Stonehill Duplication Project
Nine 10-inch tapes of songs of European Jewish immigrants. Originally recorded on wire in New York City by Benjamin Stonehill, 1948. The collection includes 1/8 linear inch of song lists and notes. (18 hours; LWO 4746)

AFS 13,052: Shinnecock Indian Lullaby
One 3-inch tape of a Shinnecock Indian lullaby sung by Gladys Cuffey Collins (Princess Wyandanch). Recorded in Sag Harbor, New York, by Dennis Starin, June 1966. The collection includes nine pages of an arrangement with English lyrics, correspondence, a newspaper article, and a transcription. (2 minutes; LWO 5056)

AFC 1968/003: Elizabeth Wilson Recordings
Three 16-inch discs of instrumentals and songs played on plucked dulcimer and sung by Elizabeth Wilson of New York City. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, June 3, 1946. The collection includes two pages of engineer's notes and a one-page list. (includes AFS 13,113-13,115) (40 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 423A)

AFS 13,504-13,553; 14,516-14,555; 14,665-14,695: The Ruth Rubin Collection of Yiddish Folksong and Folklore
One hundred twenty-one 7-inch tapes of primarily Yiddish anecdotes, interviews, prayers, songs, and stories. Recorded in Camp Solomon, New York; London; Montreal; New York City; Tel Aviv; Toronto; and Warsaw by Ruth Rubin, 1947-67; and in Bridgeport, Connecticut, by Norman Cazden, 1954-56. The collection includes 2 1/2 linear inches of correspondence, concordances, recording logs, and notes.

AFS 13,504-13,553: Fifty tapes containing primarily interviews and Yiddish songs, recorded 1947-64. Included are Chassidic songs, children's game songs, love songs, miscellaneous songs, and a conversation with Daniel Lipkovitch about his childhood in Warsaw. Sixty percent of the recordings are from the following locations in New York: Lake Charles, New York City, Patterson (at Camp Solomon), and Shrub Oak. (25 hours; LWO 5679)

AFS 14,516-14,555: Forty tapes containing primarily interviews and Yiddish songs, recorded 1947-67. Included are stories, personal memories of childhoods in Eastern Europe and the former U.S.S.R., Hebrew prayers, and miscellaneous songs. Notable song subjects include dance songs, marriage songs, humorous songs, songs of Slavic origin, and songs for Pesakh. Seventy-five percent of the recordings are from New York City. (20 hours; LWO 6514)

AFS 14,665-14,695: Thirty-one tapes containing primarily interviews and Yiddish songs, recorded 1947-67. Included are group conversations exemplifying Jewish humor, interviews with noted New York artist Mr. Ben-Zion and author Bashevis Singer, Yiddish songs sung by American children, and songs on miscellaneous subjects. Eighty percent of the recordings are from New York City. (16 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 6855)

AFC 1970/006: Anthony F.C. Wallace / Tuscarora wire recordings
Sixteen wires of Tuscarora kinship terms, personal narratives, texts, translations, and vocabularies recorded by Anthony F.C. Wallace, 1948-49. Donated by the American Philosophical Society. (14 hours and 30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 6256 reels 5B-12A)

AFC 1970/007: Fred Lukoff Onondaga wire recordings
Thirteen wires of Onondaga ceremonies, dances, songs, stories, texts, and Oneida hymns and other songs recorded by Fred Lukoff, July-August 1948. Donated by the American Philosophical Society. The collection includes six pages of lists. (8 hours and 30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 6256 reels 12-16A)

AFC 1970/040: Folk Legacy Records Duplication Project
Thirteen 10-inch tapes of children's games and rhymes, instrumentals, recitations, songs, and stories. Recorded in Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, New Brunswick, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Vermont by Henry Felt, Lee B. Haggerty, and Sandy Paton primarily for Folk-Legacy Records, January 1962-May 23, 1969. The collection includes 1/2 linear inch of correspondence and logs. [catalog record]

AFS 14,216A: One tape containing 22 songs sung by girls from Brooklyn, Harlem, and Manhattan, New York City. Recorded at the Community of Performing Arts Youth Project of Vermont camp, Ripton, Vermont, by Sandy Paton, July 1968. (20 minutes; LWO 6042 reel 13A)

AFS 14,270-14,271: Alan Jabbour / Ed McDermott Recordings
Two 7-inch tapes of an interview and 19 instrumentals played on fiddle by Ed McDermott, who immigrated to New York City from County Leitrim, Ireland, in 1915. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Alan Jabbour, October 4, 1970. The collection includes six pages of song lists and notes. (1 hour; LWO 6125)

AFS 14,272: Alan Jabbour / Ed McDermott Recordings
One 10-inch tape of an interview and 23 instrumentals played on fiddle by Ed McDermott, who immigrated to New York City from County Leitrim, Ireland, in 1915. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, by Gary A. Henderson, John E. Howell, and Alan Jabbour, October 5, 1970. The collection includes two pages of song lists and notes. (1 hour; LWO 6126)

AFC 1971/016: Lani Herrmann Collection of Edmund McDermott Irish Fiddle Tunes
Two 7-inch tapes of interviews and instrumentals played on fiddle by Ed McDermott, who immigrated to New York City from County Leitrim, Ireland, in 1915. Recorded in Middletown, New Jersey, by Lani Herrmann, 1968-70. The collection includes 1 1/2 linear inch of correspondence, song lists, transcriptions, and a newspaper article. (includes AFS 14,479-14,480) (2 hours; LWO 6470) [catalog record]

AFC 1971/034: George Edwards, Catskill Folksinger by Marilyn Kimball
M.A. Thesis: New York College at Oneonta, March 1966. 293 pgs. Contains a biography, interviews, maps, photographs, and song texts. [catalog record]

AFC 1972/004: Margaret MacArthur Duplication Project
Five 10-inch tapes of games, poems, rhymes, and songs recorded primarily in southern Vermont by Margaret MacArthur, 1961-68. The collection includes one-half linear inch of content lists, poems or rhymes, notes, recording logs, and textual transcriptions. [catalog record]

AFS 14,633A: One tape containing children's clapping games, rhymes, and songs recorded at the Heldeberg Workshop, Voorheesville, New York, August 1965. (8 minutes; LWO 6595 reel 3A)

AFC 1972/006: Alan Jabbour / Daniel Collins Irish Fiddle Tunes Recordings
One 7-inch tape of Irish instrumentals played on fiddle by Daniel Collins, accompanied on piano by Alan Jabbour. Recorded in The Bronx, New York City, by Alan Jabbour, February 19, 1972. The collection includes a one-page recording log. (includes AFS 14,649) (30 minutes; LWO 6792) [catalog record]

AFC 1972/009: Harold Blau Collection of Onondaga Indian Music and Lore
Nine 10-inch tapes of Onondaga songs and spoken word recorded in New York by Harold Blau, 1956-66. The collection includes ten pages of correspondence, lists, and notes. (includes AFS 14,653-14,661) (18 hours; LWO 6791)

AFC 1972/012: Daniel Collins Irish American Music
One 10-inch tape of Irish music performed by Joe Burke, Jack Cohn [Cohen?], Andy McGann, and others. Recorded in New York City by Daniel Collins, January 1972. The collection includes two pages of notes. (includes AFS 14,697) (1 hour; LWO 6793) [catalog record]

AFC 1972/013: Dorothy Gaus / Seneca Indian Social Dance Songs
Twenty-four 10-inch tapes of Seneca social dance songs recorded at the Allegheny Reservation, New York, by Dorothy Gaus, 1962-63. The collection includes one linear inch of notes. (includes AFS 14,698-14,721) (48 hours; LWO 6801)

AFC 1972/017: Kenneth S. Goldstein Collection of Sara Cleveland Recordings
Seven 10-inch tapes of two hundred and six songs and stories, sung and spoken, primarily by Sara Cleveland of Brant Lake, New York. Recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Kenneth S. Goldstein, March 9-April 7, 1968. The collection includes one-fourth linear inch of a concordance and recording logs. (includes AFS 14,755-14,761) (14 hours; LWO 6898) [catalog record]

AFC 1973/024: May Gadd Recording Project
One 10-inch tape of an interview with May Gadd, Director-Emerita of the Country Dance and Song Society of America of New York City. Recorded at Pinewoods Camp, Buzzard's Bay, Massachusetts, by Joseph C. Hickerson, August 22-23, 1973. (includes AFS 16,980) (2 hours; LWO 7589)

AFC 1974/012: Kenneth S. Goldstein Collection of Folk Tales and Belief Stories
One 10-inch tape of stories spoken by Sara Cleveland and others. Recorded primarily in Brant Lake, New York, by Kenneth S. Goldstein and others, March 1968. The collection includes five pages of story titles. [catalog record]

AFS 17,020A1-14; B1: One tape containing 15 folk tales and belief stories spoken by Sara Cleveland. Recorded in Brant Lake, New York, by Kenneth S. Goldstein, March 1968. (1 hour; LWO 7861)

AFC 1974/018: Gerald E. Parsons, Jr. Recordings of Floyd Salisbury
Nineteen 10-inch tapes of stories and oral histories spoken by Floyd Salisbury. Recorded in and around Deposit, New York, by Gerald E. Parsons, 1969-73. The collection includes 1/8 linear inch of indexes and notes. (includes AFS 17,032-17,050) (76 hours; LWO 7872) [catalog record]

AFC 1974/020: Fox Hollow Folk Festival, 1967
Fifty-two 7-inch tapes of announcements, instrumentals, songs, and stories performed at the Fox Hollow Folk Festival. Recorded in Petersburg, New York, by John R. Dildine and others, August 1967. The collection includes 1/8 linear inch of song lists and notes. (includes AFS 17,053-17,104) (26 hours; LWO 7850) [catalog record]

AFC 1974/025: Fox Hollow Folk Festival, 1969
Forty-four 7-inch tapes of announcements, instrumentals, songs, and stories performed at the Fox Hollow Folk Festival. Recorded in Petersburg, New York, by John R. Dildine and others, August 1969. The collection includes 1/8 linear inch of song lists and notes. (includes AFS 17,404-17,439; 17,487-17,494) (22 hours; LWO 8189) [catalog record]

AFC 1974/028: Louis C. Jones Oral Histories at the Farmers' Museum, Cooperstown, New York
One 16-inch disc of songs and speeches involving Louis C. Jones and former pupils and teachers recorded at the one-room schoolhouse at the Farmers Museum, Cooperstown, New York, September 19, 1948. The collection includes two pages of notes. (includes AFS 17,443) (30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 8206 reel 6A) [catalog record]

AFC 1974/033: Wilbert "Big Chief" Ellis Recordings
One 10-inch tape of one blues song sung with piano by Wilbert "Big Chief" Ellis. Originally recorded on a disc in New York City, 1948. The collection includes seven pages of articles, correspondence, and an essay. (includes AFS 17,471) (4 minutes; LWO 8239)

AFC 1975/015: Merritt F. Malvern Recordings of Ole Smoke Seneca Singers
One 7-inch tape of 13 religious songs sung by the Ole Smoke Seneca Singers. Recorded at the Native American Bible Church, Tonawanda Reservation, Basom, New York, by Merritt F. Malvern, September 22, 1974. The collection includes three pages of correspondence and song lists. (includes AFS 17,484) (43 minutes; LWO 8359)

AFC 1975/026: Art Rosenbaum Duplication Project
Twenty-seven 10-inch tapes of blues, country, fiddle, gospel, and other music recorded in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, and Scotland primarily by Art Rosenbaum, June 4, 1958-September 19, 1971. The collection includes 3/4 linear inch of correspondence and recording logs. [catalog record]

AFS 17,545-17,546: Two tapes containing 51 songs sung by Mary McBride Heekin. Recorded in New York City by Art Rosenbaum, April 14, 1962, and May 26, 1963. (3 hours; LWO 8487 reels 5-6)

AFC 1975/036: First National Intercollegiate Folk Singing Competition Collection
One 10-inch tape of 14 songs sung by Daniel N. Adams, Michael Foley, Gerald E. Parsons, and David Petzal, for the Goya Guitar Company College Folksinging Contest. Recorded at WRCU, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, May 25 and 27, 1961. The collection includes four pages of song lists. (includes AFS 17,600) (1 hour; LWO 7889) [catalog record]

AFC 1975/048: Lionel Kilberg / "World of Folk Music" Collection
One 3-inch tape, 138 7-inch tapes, and 21 10-inch tapes of "World of Folk Music" radio programs hosted and donated by Lionel Kilberg. Recorded primarily at WNCN-FM, New York City, November 16, 1957-January 2, 1965. The collection includes 20 pages of logs. (includes AFS 17,647-17,768; 18,762-18,799) (90 hours and 15 minutes; LWO 8634; 9113)

AFC 1975/049: Margot Mayo Collection
One hundred and ninety 10-inch and 12-inch discs, 1 5-inch tape, and 8 7-inch tapes of radio programs and home recordings from the 1930s and 1950s recorded in New York City by members of the American Square Dance Group; songs and instrumentals played on banjo and fiddle. Recorded in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee by Margot Mayo and others, 1946-47. The collection includes 3/4 linear inch of a concordance, logs, notes, a magazine article, and photographs.

AFS 17,770-17,869: One hundred discs containing primarily radio programs recorded in New York City by members of the American Square Dance Group. (12 hours and 30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 8921-8927A)

AFC 1976/010: Bill Thatcher / Fiddle Music
Three 10-inch tapes of fiddle music by Ralph Aldous, Arley Leonard, and Avery St. Louis. Recorded in the Canton, New York, area by Bill Thatcher, 1975. The collection includes 3/8 linear inch of correspondence, an essay, and transcriptions. (includes AFS 17,996-17,998) (5 hours; LWO 8831)

AFC 1976/013: Fox Hollow Folk Festival, 1968
One 10-inch, 44 7-inch, and 2 5-inch tapes of announcements, instrumentals, songs, and stories performed at the Fox Hollow Folk Festival. Recorded in Petersburg, New York, by John R. Dildine and others, August 1968. The collection includes 18 pages of recording logs. (includes AFS 18,004-18,050) (24 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 8658, 8860)

AFC 1976/014: Jack Manischewitz Duplication Project
Six 10-inch tapes of Yiddish and international songs recorded in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Cincinnati, Ohio; Denver, Colorado; New York, New York; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and West Orange, New Jersey, by Jack Manischewitz, 1957-61. The collection includes twelve pages of recording logs and notes.

AFS 18,056A1-2: One tape containing "Emik Yeesroel" and "Hamavdil" sung by Sara Manischewitz, recorded in New York City, 1960. (5 minutes; LWO 8692 reel 4A)

AFC 1978/019: Kenneth Alan Collins / Samuel Carl Collins Recollections of Jewish Life on the Lower East Side of New York
One audiocassette of Samuel Carl Collins discussing the book, World of Our Fathers by Irving Howe, and his recollections of his Jewish family including immigration and life on the Lower East Side of New York City. Donated by his son, Kenneth Alan Collins, January 1977. The collection includes one page of a concordance and notes. (includes AFS 19,235) (1 hour; LWO 9970)

AFC 1978/024: Norman Cazden / Catskill Folk Festival, 1977
Three 10-inch tapes of recordings from the state of the 1977 Catskill Folk Festival at Andes, New York. Songs, ballads, stories and instrumental music (performed on fiddle, harmonica, Scottish bagpipes, banjo, guitar, and hurdy-gurdy) by Grant Rogers, Pete Seeger, Norman Studer, Sonya Malkine, Joel Shimberg, and others. (includes AFS 19,250-19,252) (LWO 12,001)

AFC 1979/048: Norman Cazden / Catskill Folk Festival, 1978
Five 10-inch tapes of the Catskill Folk Festival 1978, Andes, New York, August 12-13, 1978. Recorded by Norman Cazden. (includes AFS 19,392-19,396) (LWO 12,902)

AFS 19,253-19,256: The Ruth Rubin Collection, Part 4
Four 7-inch tapes of 96 Hebrew and Israeli songs from the United States, Europe, Israel, and Palestine sung by Ruth Rubin and others. Recorded primarily by Ruth Rubin in New York City, 1947-67. The collection includes 13 pages of correspondence, content lists, and notes. (5 hours; LWO 12,459)

AFC 1979/016: If I'd Been Polish, I Guess I'd Be Playing Polkas:…Traditional Irish Music in Rochester, New York / by George Michael Stoner
M.A. thesis. Bowling Green, Kentucky: Western Kentucky University, 1976. 99 pages. Contains analyses and biographies. [catalog record]

AFS 19,268-19,280; 21,988-22,050; 22,051-22,062: Helen Hartness Flanders Collection
Eighty-eight 10-inch tapes of instrumentals, recitations, and songs originally recorded on wax cylinders, discs, and tapes primarily in New England (especially Vermont) by Helen Hartness Flanders and others, 1931-58. Obtained on exchange from the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection of Middlebury College. The collection includes 7 3/4 linear inches of catalogs, concordances, correspondence, indexes, and notes.

AFS 22,006A2-18, 21-22; 22,007B9-10: Two tapes containing 16 songs sung by Lily Delorme of Cadysville, New York. Recorded December 4, 1941. (1 hour and 10 minutes; LWO 12,301 reels 19A, 20B)

AFS 22,013B17-22,014A; 22,015A10-20: Three tapes containing 21 songs sung by Thomas Armstrong of Mooers Forks, New York; 2 songs sung by Thomas Armstrong and Miss Davidson of Mooers Forks, New York; 22 songs sung by Lily Delorme of Cadysville, New York; two songs sung by J.J. Downs of Westboro, New York; and one recitation spoken by Charles Harkness of Harkness, New York. Recorded June 17-24, 1942. (2 hours; LWO 12,301 reels 26B, 27A, 28A)

AFS 22,025B1-19: One tape containing 16 songs and 3 fragments of songs sung by Lily Delorme of Cadysville, New York. Recorded August 16, 1943. (50 minutes; LWO 12,301 reel 38B)

AFS 22,027B5-22,028A5, B1-11, 19-20; 22,030B14: Three tapes containing 9 songs sung by Thomas Armstrong; 2 songs sung by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Armstrong of Mooers Forks, New York; 18 songs and five fragments of songs sung by Lily Delorme of Cadysville, New York; and one song sung by J. J. Downs of West Peru, New York. Recorded August 28-29 and December 1944. (1 hour and 40 minutes; LWO 12,301 reels 40B, 41, 43B)

AFS 22,056B14-29: One tape containing 16 songs sung by Thomas Armstrong of Mooers Forks. Recorded in Northport, New York, February 16, 1935. (34 minutes; LWO 12,254 reel 6B)

AFS: 22,058A4: One tape containing one song sung by Miss Rayner of New York City. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, 1939. (2 minutes; LWO 12,254 reel 8A)

AFC 1979/024: Herbert Halpert Interview
One 10-inch tape of an interview with Herbert Halpert regarding his experiences collecting folklore for the WPA in New York City and elsewhere. Conducted by Peggy Farber, Debora Kodish, and Gerald E. Parsons, and recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, November 17, 1978. The collection includes 6 pages of content lists and notes. (includes AFS 19,359) (1 hour; LWO 12,530). [catalog record]

AFC 1979/026: Tony Kraber / Edmund Seymour Songs
One 10-inch tape of five songs and a story sung and spoken by Edmund Seymour. Originally recorded on discs in New York City by Tony Kraber, March 1941, and loaned by Mr. Seymour's grandson, John S. Patterson. The collection includes 4 pages of a song list and articles. (includes AFS 19,361) (17 minutes; LWO 7886)

AFC 1979/028: Lawrence Older Songs
One audiocassette of 14 songs sung with guitar by Lawrence Older of Middle Grove, New York. Recorded on an unknown date. The collection includes a one-page song list. (includes AFS 19,364) (45 minutes; LWO 12,898)

AFS 19,517-19,525: Dartmouth College / Celebration Northeast 1977
Nine 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and songs from Canada, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont recorded at Celebration Northeast, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 22-23, 1977. The collection includes 4 pages of concordances, correspondence, and two brochures.

AFS 19,521A2: One tape containing 7 fiddle tunes played by Grant Rogers of Walton, New York, July 23, 1977. (30 minutes; LWO 12,892 reel 5A)

AFS 19,524A2: One tape containing 5 songs sung by Sara Cleveland of Brant Lake, New York, July 23, 1977. (30 minutes; LWO 12,982 reel 8A)

AFS 19,799-19,815: Richard Reuss / Israel "Izzy" Young Interview
Sixteen 5-inch and one 7-inch tapes of an oral history interview regarding the urban folksong revival with Israel G. Young, founder of the Folklore Center in New York City. Recorded by Richard A. Reuss, July 8, 1965-March 26, 1969. The collection includes 5 pages of content lists and notes. (18 hours; LWO 15,594)

AFC 1980/001: Barbara Dane Collection
Forty-three 10-inch, 80 7-inch, and 35 5-inch tapes containing events, instrumentals, interviews, and songs. Recorded primarily by and for Barbara Dane and Irwin Silber at various locations in Canada and the United States, 1952-78, including the "Sing Out!" radio program on WBAI-FM, New York City. The collection includes 1.5 linear inches of content lists (from original tape boxes), correspondence, notes, and partial transcripts. Note: the logs are incomplete. (88 hours; RXB 0001-0115; RWC 6401-6441) [catalog record]

AFC 1980/020: "Heritage and Horizons": A New York 4-H Program Collection
Leader's guides and other publications in the "Heritage and Horizons" series of projects and activities based on the history, folklife and folklore of New York State. The materials were developed and coordinated in Rural Sociology Extension through the efforts of extension faculty, county and state 4-H staff. The principal guides are for the eight of the thirteen units identified in brochure for the overall series: "Farm Practices," "Folklore and History," "Foods," "Genealogy," "Home Arts," "Home Crafts," "Play and Recreation," and "Changing the Horizon." In addition, there is a leader's guide and two participant booklets for "A Family History Mystery" and "A Neighborhood History Mystery." [catalog record]

AFS 20,111: Leo H. Berman / A Night With Daddy Grace Collection
One audiocassette copied from a Harlequin LP (HQ 702) entitled A Night With Daddy Grace featuring the Grace Heavenly Band and the Grace Emanuel Singers at a Daddy Grace Movement meeting. Recorded in Harlem, New York City, on an unknown date. Donated by Leo H. Berman, 1980. The collection includes six pages of correspondence, a log, and an article about Bishop Charles Emanuel (Sweet Daddy) Grace. (37 minutes; RYA 4)

AFS 22,104-22,136: Marjorie Lansing Porter Collection
Thirty-three 10-inch tapes of conversations, instrumentals, songs, and stories recorded in the Adirondack region of New York by Marjorie Lansing Porter, 1943-67. Obtained through loan from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. The collection includes one and 1/2 linear inches of recording logs, correspondence, concordances, and notes. (66 hours; RWA 2671-2703)

AFS 22,472: Pat Conte / Larry Johnson Collection
One 7-inch tape of ten blues songs sung with guitar and an interview with Larry Johnson. Recorded by Pat Conte during a radio broadcast entitled "Something Inside O' Me" at WKCR-FM, Columbia University, New York City, July 25, 1981. The collection includes 10 pages of correspondence, recording logs, and notes. (1 hour; RXA 4032)

AFS 22,492: Robert A. Black / Pete Seeger Disc Collection
One 10-inch disc of three songs related to farming sung by Pete Seeger of Beacon, New York. Recorded at Dynamic Recording Studio in New York City, sometime during the 1940s. (5 minutes)

AFC 1981/017: Norman Cazden / Catskill Folk Festival Collection, 1979
Three 10-inch tapes of recordings made at the 1979 Catskill Folk Festival, Andes, New York, August 11-12, 1979. Included are children's songs and stories, Scottish songs and instrumental selections, gospel music, fiddle tunes, and square dance music and calls. Pete Seeger sings several selections, with banjo and guitar. (includes AFS 20,521-20,523) (LWO 16,815)

AFC 1981/018: Ethnic Broadcasting in America Collection
Two 5-inch tapes, 18 7-inch tapes, and 117 audiocassettes 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), 9 1/2 linear inches of correspondence, manuscript materials, and tape logs.

AFS 23,053: One audiocassette containing a Dominican program broadcast on WADO, New York City, May 24, 1978. (1 hour; RYA 2918)

AFS 23,066-23,068: Three audiocassettes containing Italian, Jewish, and Portuguese programs broadcast on WEVD, New York City, March 20 and May 26, 1978. (3 hours; RYA 2925-2927)

AFS 23,070: One audiocassette containing a Hindu program broadcast on WFUV, New York City, May 28, 1978. (30 minutes; RYA 2929)

AFS 23,071-23,080: Ten audiocassettes containing Albanian, Armenian, East Indian, Ecuadoran, Greek, Hungarian, Iranian, Jewish, Korean, Norwegian, Rumanian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish, and Yugoslav programs broadcast on WHBI, New York City, March 7-19, 1978. (9 hours and 30 minutes; RYA 2930-2939)

AFS 23,091-23,092: Two audiocassettes containing Chinese and Haitian programs broadcast on WKCR, New York City, May 27-28, 1978. (2 hours; RYA 2949-2950)

AFS 23,093: One audiocassette containing a West Indian program broadcast on WLIB, New York City, May 29, 1978. (1 hour; RYA 2951)

AFS 23,116-23,117: Two audiocassettes containing Polish and Ukrainian programs broadcast on WPOW, New York City, May 26, 1978. (2 hours; RYA 2973-2974)

AFS 23,183-23,184: William M. Doerflinger Collection of Maritime Songs
Two 10-inch tapes, copied from discs, of 52 maritime songs sung by various singers. Recorded in New Brunswick, Canada, and Sailor's Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York City, by William M. Doerflinger, 1940. The collection includes 1/4 linear inch of a concordance, correspondence, and recording logs.

AFS 23,183A1-3, 12-16, 20-23, 26-28; 23,183B1-3, 5, 10-21, 24; 23,184A1-2: Two tapes containing 34 songs sung by Richard Maitland and others. Recorded at Sailor's Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York City. (1 hour and 26 minutes; RWA 8407-8408A)

AFS 23,183A17-19: One tape containing 3 songs sung by William Laurie. Recorded at Sailor's Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York City. (6 minutes; RWA 8407A)

AFS 23,183A24; 23,183B4, 6, 22-23: Two tapes containing 5 songs sung by John O'Brien and others. Recorded at Sailor's Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York City. (14 minutes; RWA 8407)

AFS 23,183A25: One tape containing a song sung by Harry Steele and others. Recorded at Sailor's Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York City. (2 minutes; RWA 8407A).

AFC 1984/011: American Dialect Society Collection
Approximately nine hundred 12-inch discs of dialect samples recorded principally in New England, South Carolina, and Virginia by E. Marguerite Chapallaz, Miles Hanley, Guy S. Lowman, Lorenzo Turner, and others, 1931-37. Recorded in part for the Linguistic Atlas of New England. Received on exchange from the American Dialect Society. The collection includes 13 3/4 linear feet of correspondence, database printouts, disc jackets, notes, phonetic transcriptions, and 70 pages of performer lists and subject cards. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 24,658; 24,660; 24,662; 24,664; 24,666: Five discs containing interviews with Lyttleton Fox Jr., of New York City. Recorded in Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 10, 1933. (1 hour; tape copy on RWC 5751)

AFS 25,595; 25,628; 25,631; 25,634A; 25,635; 25,638; 25,640: Seven discs of personal history and speech examples spoken by Bernard Bloch of New York City. Recorded in Providence, Rhode Island, by Bernard Bloch, June 26-July 31, 1934. (1 hour; tape copy on RWE 2988; 2990)

AFS 26,004-26,005; 26,011: Three discs containing three readings of "The Rat Story" by unknown informants from New York City. (8 minutes; tape copy on RWE 3458)

AFC 1986/010: Michael O'Malley / Joseph Sears Interview Collection
Two audiocassettes of an interview with Joseph Sears, a program and social director from the Catskill resort area in the 1940s. Recorded by Michael O'Malley in Brooklyn, New York, May 19, 1986. The collection includes one-quarter linear inch of correspondence and a transcript. (1 hour and 30 minutes)

AFC 1986/012: Seward Park High School / "Our Neighborhood" Manuscript Collection
A 279-page manuscript entitled "Our Neighborhood," composed of recipes and stories collected by students of Seward Park High School on New York City's Lower East Side, 1985-86. The collection includes a one-page newspaper article.

AFC 1986/022: Center for Applied Linguistics Collection
Fifty-nine 10-inch tapes of public speeches and other utterances containing dialect samples, recorded at various locations in North America by various collectors, and compiled by the Center for Applied Linguistics for a project entitled "A Survey and Collection of American English Dialect Recordings." The collection includes fourteen linear inches of documentation, including an introduction and preface, a list of contents, content summaries, correspondence, and transcripts. [catalog record] [online presentation]

AFS 24,299A1: One tape containing former Mayor Fiorella LaGuardia discussing politics in New York City. Submitted by Arnold Jacobsen of Arnold's Archives, East Grand Rapids, Michigan. (10 minutes; RWB 3848A)

AFS 24,299B2: One tape containing samples from chapter 7 of Beautiful Swimmers, Watermen, Crabs, and Chesapeake Bay by William W. Warner, read by two young women from Barnard College and Hunter College, New York City. Submitted by Jack Phelan, Alcoa, Tennessee. (12 minutes; RWB 3848B)

AFS 24,305: One tape containing conversations concerning local games, social relations, and television programs, with two African American and six Puerto Rican males age 14 to 18. Recorded in New York City by Walt Wolfram, 1970-71. (2 hours; RWB 3854)

AFS 24,312: One tape containing a speech made by Eleanor Roosevelt three weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and a speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in which he asks Congress to declare war between Japan and the United States, December 1941. Submitted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, New York. (1 hour; RWB 3861)

AFS 24,331A1: One tape containing a public speech by Isaac Asimov of New York City. Submitted by Maurice Crane of the Voice Library at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. (15 minutes; RWB 3880A)

AFC 1987/023: Woodland Sampler Collection
One audiocassette entitled The Woodland Sampler: Songs, Music, and Poetry From Camp Woodland, Phoenicia, New York 1947-1963, compiled by Norman Studer, Eric Levine, and Joan Studer Levine in 1987. The collection includes nine pages of liner notes including historical information about the songs, lyrics, and the story of Camp Woodland. Tunes were recorded at summer camping events, such as Sunday meetings, evening plays, music sessions, and square dances; and annual folk festivals at this Catskill Mountains camp. (38 minutes)

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 7 photographs, a 6-page brochure entitled "Old Believers," and one linear inch of concordances, notes, photocopies of chant notations, recording logs, and early Slavic neumes.

AFS 25,970A1: One tape containing excerpts of a concert performed by Pro Musica Slavica of New York, directed by Nicolas G. Schidlovsky, 1981. (30 minutes; RWB 6115A)

AFS 25,970A2; 25,978A2-B1: Two tapes containing discussion and performances by Fr. Pimen Simon and members of the congregation in Erie, Pennsylvania. Recorded in Jordansville, New York, 1980. (1 hour and 30 minutes; RWB 6115A, 6123)

AFC 1988/026: Abraham A. Schwadron "Chad Gadya" Collection
Sixteen 7-inch tapes of over 160 of the Passover song "Chad Gadya" (One Kid), recorded in various parts of the United States and the world. Compiled by musicologist Abraham Schwadron, between 1973-1985, during his time at University of California Los Angeles. The collection includes one linear foot of background research, correspondence, indexes, informant information, logs, publicity, one box of index cards, four black-and-white photographs, and writings by Schwadron. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1988/026: SR001, item 8: One tape containing one version of "Chad Gadya" sung in Aramaic by Ruth Rubin. Recorded in New York by Ruth Rubin, 1975-1976. (6 minutes)

AFC 1988/026: SR002, items 5-9: One tape containing five versions of "Chad Gadya" sung in Aramaic and Yiddish by R. Bermak, L. Blatt, D. Ellin, Ruth Rubin, and R. Spivak. Recorded in New York by Ruth Rubin, 1948 and 1961. (11 minutes)

AFC 1988/026: SR003, items 2-6: One tape containing five versions of "Chad Gadya" sung in Aramaic and Ladino by Morris Cassorla, Isaac Cassuto, Sophia Emira, O. Estrow (Strong), and Gregory Yaroslow. Recorded in New York by Abraham Schwadron, March 1976. (14 minutes)

AFC 1988/026: SR003, item 7: One tape containing one version of "Chad Gadya" sung in Ladino-Aramaic by Haim HaCohen. Recorded in Israel via the University of New York by Albert Pinto, June 1971. (9 minutes)

AFC 1988/026: SR003, items 8-9: One tape containing two versions of "Chad Gadya" sung in Arabic and Aramaic by Moshe Habib. Recorded in Syracuse, New York, by Moshe Habib on an unknown date. (7 minutes)

AFC 1988/026: SR006, item 14: One tape containing one version of "Chad Gadya" sung in Aramaic by Rabbi Meir Fund. Recorded in Brooklyn, New York, by I. Schwadron, 1979. (2 minutes)

AFC 1988/026: SR009, item 5: One tape containing one version of "Chad Gadya" sung in Aramaic by Raphael Y. Elnadav. Recorded in Brooklyn, New York, by Raphael Y. Elnadav, December 1981. (6 minutes)

AFC 1988/026: SR009, item 6: One tape containing one version of "Chad Gadya" sung in Aramaic by Samuel Yaroslow. Recorded in Rochester, New York, by Samuel Yaroslow, April 1976. (3 minutes)

AFC 1988/026: SR010, item 1: One tape containing one version of "Chad Gadya" sung in Aramaic by Abraham Mizrahi and choir. Recorded in New York by Abraham Mizrahi, 1982. (3 minutes)

AFC 1988/026: SR010, items 9-11: One tape containing three versions of "Chad Gadya" sung in Aramaic, German, and German-Yiddish by members of the Lowenstein family. Recorded in New York by Steven Lowenstein, July 1973. (2 minutes)

AFC 1988/028: Irish Arts Center / Irish Music Festival Collection
One audiocassette of instrumentals performed by various artists from Ireland, Scotland, and the United States, particularly the New York City area. Recorded at the Irish Arts Center's 4th annual Irish Music Festival at Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York City, June 11, 1985, and produced by Rebecca Miller and Michael Schlesinger. The collection includes two copies each of five program books from the Center's annual Irish Music Festivals, 1982-88. (2 hours)

AFC 1990/005: "In Country": A Concert and Symposium on the Folksong Traditions of the Vietnam-Era Soldier, July 13, 1989
Four 10-inch tapes, 22 black-and-white prints and negatives, and 4 videocassettes of "In Country: A Concert and Symposium on the Folksong Traditions of the Vietnam-Era Soldier," presented by the American Folklife Center. Concert performers include Bill Dower and six Marines, Dolf Droge, James "Bull" Durham, Bill Ellis, Tom Price, Chuck Rosenberg (of New York City), and Robin Thomas, with commentary by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, Congressman Lane Edwards, and Alan Jabbour. Symposium participants include Cecil Currey, Dower, Droge, Durham, Ellis, Lydia M. Fish (of Buffalo, New York), Toby Hughes, Jabbour, Harold Langley, and Rosenberg. Recorded in Washington, D.C. at the Library of Congress, July 13, 1989. The collection includes 5 linear inches of articles, correspondence, promotional material, and notes. (6 hours; RWB 8766-8769) See also: AFC 1991/002.

AFC 1990/011: The Jehile Kirkhuff Old-Time Music Fund Collection
Forty-eight 7-inch tapes and three audio cassettes of old-time fiddle music and interviews performed and spoken by Jehile Kirkhuff of Rush, Pennsylvania, and other fiddlers of New York and Pennsylvania. Recorded by Ed and Geraldine Berbaum at various locations in New York and Pennsylvania, 1980-85. The collection includes one-half linear inch of articles, correspondence, logs, and notes.

AFC 1990/011:SR8-10: Three tapes containing 14 instrumentals performed on fiddle by Jehile Kirkhuff of Rush, Pennsylvania, and on guitar by Kathy Shimberg of Oneonta, New York. Recorded May 9-10, 1980. (1 hour and 30 minutes)

AFC 1990/011:SR19-20: Two tapes containing comments and 28 instrumentals performed on fiddle by Henry Castor of Redfield, New York, and Alice Clemons of Osceola, New York. Recorded in Osceola, New York, December 13, 1982. (1 hour)

AFC 1990/011:SR31-35: Five tapes containing 76 instrumentals performed by Earl and Zelma Burrell of Limestone, New York. Recorded December 28-29, 1982. (2 hours and 30 minutes)

AFC 1990/012: 1990 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Twelve 10-inch and three 7-inch tapes, one hundred eighty-two black-and-white prints and negatives, one color print, ninety-two color slides, and two videocassettes of performances from the 1990 Neptune Plaza Concert Series, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and featuring the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, April-September 1990. The following lists the materials from the May 17 concert of Henry Sapoznik and Klezmer Plus from New York City. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1990/012:SR 3-4: Two tapes containing the concert. (1 hour and 30 minutes)

AFC 1990/012:SR 5-7: Three tapes containing an interview of Henry Sapoznik conducted by Alan Jabbour. (1 hour and 34 minutes)

AFC 1990/012: Folder 7: One folder containing 39 pages of an autographed concert flier, unsigned fliers, press releases, newspaper clippings, promotional material, and a concert log.

AFC 1990/012: Folder 8-9: Two folders containing four black-and-white prints photographed by Reid Baker, and one black-and-white promotional photo by an unknown photographer.

AFC 1991/002: In Country II: Soldiers' Songs from Vietnam
Two audiocassettes of a program entitled "In Country II: Soldiers' Songs from Vietnam." Performers include Saul Broudy, Chip Dockery, James "Bull" Durham, Bill Ellis, Lisa Ellis, Larry Heinemann, Sherry Hughes, Toby Hughes, Dick Jonas, Kathy Jonas, Tom Price, Chuck Rosenberg (of New York City), and Robin Thomas. Recorded at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, Illinois, by Lydia M. Fish of Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York, August 4, 1990. The collection includes three pages of datasheets and logs. (3 hours) See also: AFC 1990/005.

AFC 1991/018: Leadbelly Radio Audition
One 16-inch disc of an "audition" by Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, narrated by Woody Guthrie, for NBC Radio, in New York. Recorded June 19, 1940. The collection includes one datasheet. The seven songs on the disc are "I ain't goin' down," "I went up on de mountain," "Whoa back," "Worried blues," "Good morning blues," "You can't leave me, Charlie," and "Boll weevil." (15 minutes)

AFC 1991/019: Ruth Feuer Caulk Settlement Schools
Two hundred sixty-six manuscript pages concerning international folk dance. Donated by Robert Caulk of Silver Spring, Maryland, whose mother, Ruth Feuer Caulk, collected the materials in connection with her work at settlement schools in New York City in the 1930s and 1940s. The collection includes an article and two pamphlets.

AFC 1993/001: Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools in America Project Collection
Twenty-four 5-inch tapes, 60 7-inch tapes, and 288 audiocassettes from the Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools in America Project, a survey of 23 ethnic schools from 22 ethnic groups. Recorded at various locations throughout the United States by Elena Bradunas and 23 fieldworkers, April-July, 1982, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The collection includes fourteen and 2/3 linear feet of correspondence, fieldnotes, final reports, key contributor forms, news clippings, publications, references to curriculum materials, references to donated photographs, slide and photo logs, sound recording logs, and transcripts of audio recordings. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 23,464-23,483: Twenty audiocassettes of class meetings, and Easter celebrations recorded at the Greek School at the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Buffalo, New York, by Lydia Fish. (20 hours; RYA 4469-4488)

ES82-LF-1-4: Sixty-eight color slides of class meetings, the annual Hellenic Festival, and Easter celebrations at the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Buffalo, New York. Photographed by Lydia Fish.

ES82-197823-1-5, ES82-198932-1-4, ES82-4-526391-397: One hundred sixty-seven black-and-white negatives of dance class, Hellenic Festival, class meetings, and associated church members at the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Buffalo, New York, photographed by Lydia Fish.

AFS 23,701-23,705: Five audiocassettes of class meetings and graduation ceremonies recorded at the Atatürk School, a Turkish school in New York City, by Maurie Sacks. (5 hours; RYA 4639-4643)

ES82-MS-196411-2-8: Two hundred sixty black-and-white negatives of a Mother’s Day celebration at the Atatürk School in New York City. Photographed by Lance Tarhan.

ES82-197561-1-5: One hundred eighty-four black-and-white negatives of a graduation ceremony at the Atatürk School in New York City. Photographed by Lance Tarhan.

ES82-MM1-MM4: Sixty-seven color slides of the Johnny Colón School, class meetings, salsa and charanga workshop band rehearsals, and salsa band concert held at the Johnny Colón School in New York City. Photographed by Jefferson Miller.

ES82-002936-2937, ES82-60150: One hundred eight black-and-white negatives of concerts by a salsa band, and rehearsal of salsa and charanga workshop bands held at the Johnny Colon School in New York City. Photographed by Jefferson Miller.

AFC 1993/002: 1993 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Six 10-inch tapes, 8 audiocassettes, 19 black-and-white contact sheets, 28 black-and-white photo prints, 132 color slides, and 6 videocassettes of performances from the 1993 Neptune Plaza Concert Series, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and featuring the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, April-September 1993. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following lists materials from the May 20, 1993, concert of Tom and Maureen Doherty, Mick Moloney, and Regan Wick, a traditional Irish music and dance group from New York City and Pennsylvania.

AFC 1993/002:SR2: One tape containing the concert. (1 hour)

AFC 1993/002:V2: One videocassette containing the concert. (1 hour)

AFC 1993/002: Folder 6: One folder containing 14 pages of concert fliers, press releases, concert log, and news clippings.

AFC 1993/002: Folder 7-9: Three folders containing 2 black-and-white contact sheets (57 images) and 6 prints photographed by Jim Higgins.

AFC 1994/001: 1994 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Four 10-inch tapes, 14 audiocassettes, 3 DAT cassettes, 1 diskette, 202 black-and-white prints and negatives, 10 contact sheets, 124 color slides, 5 color photo prints, and 14 videocassettes of performances from the 1994 Neptune Plaza Concert Series, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, April-September 1994. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following lists materials from the June 2, 1994, concert of Iroquois music performed by the Six Nations Longhouse Women Singers from Canada and New York.

AFC 1994/001:SR 3: One 10-inch tape containing the concert. (1 hour)

AFC 1994/001:V3-4: Two videocassettes containing the concert. (2 hours)

AFC 1994/001:Folder 7: One folder containing twenty-one pages of promotional materials on the band, a concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, a concert log, and newspaper clippings.

AFC 1994/001:Folder 8: One folder containing two black-and-white contact sheets (51 images) photographed by John Gibbs.

AFC 1994/001:Envelope 5: One envelope containing fifty-one black-and-white negatives photographed by John Gibbs.

AFC 1994/001:Envelope 6-8: Three envelopes containing fifty-two color slides photographed by John Gibbs.

The following lists materials from the September 15, 1994, concert of Cuban mambo music performed by Cachao and the Latin All-Stars from New York City, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

AFC 1994/001:SR7: One cassette containing the concert. (1 hour)

AFC 1994/001:V8: One videocassette containing the concert. (1 hour)

AFC 1994/001:Folders 15-16: Two folders containing three-fourths linear inch of concert fliers, a concert log, newspaper clippings, and promotional materials about the band in English and Spanish.

AFC 1994/001:Folder 17: One folder containing one black-and-white contact sheet (37 images) photographed by James Hardin, and one color contact sheet containing 22 images by an unknown photographer.

AFC 1994/001:Envelope 10: One envelope containing thirty-seven black-and-white negatives photographed by James Hardin.

AFC 1994/001:Envelopes 11-12: Two envelopes containing thirty-six color slides photographed by John Gibbs.

AFC 1995/001: 1995 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Five DAT cassettes, 222 black-and-white prints and negatives, 105 color prints and negatives, 6 contact sheets, and 6 videocassettes of performances from the 1995 Neptune Plaza Concert Series, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Recorded at the Library of Congress, April-September 1995. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following lists materials from the May 18, 1995, performance of lindy-hop dancing by Frankie Manning from Harlem, New York City, accompanied by jazz music performed by Brooks Tegler.

AFC 1995/001:SR2: One audiocassette containing the concert. (1 hour and 30 minutes)

AFC 1995/001:V2: One videocassette containing the concert, recorded by Peter Bartis. (1 hour and 30 minutes)

AFC 1995/001:V3: One videocassette of a 1989 20/20 segment on Frankie Manning. (10 minutes)

AFC 1995/001:Folders 4-6: Two folders containing three-fourths of a linear inch of concert fliers, newspaper clippings, promotional materials about the performers, a transcription of a National Public Radio interview with Frankie Manning, one copy of Jet magazine with an article on Frankie Manning, and information on swing-dancing.

AFC 1995/001:Folders 7-11: Two folders containing one black-and-white print photographed by James Hardin, and forty-one color prints photographed by Stephen Spinder.

AFC 1995/001:Envelope 2: One envelope containing three contact sheets (fifty-three color negatives), photographed by Stephen Spinder.

The following lists materials from the September 21, 1995, performance containing Argentine tango dance, instrumentals, and songs performed by Buenos Aires Connection of Argentina and New York City.

AFC 1995/001:SR5: One audiocassette containing the concert. (1 hour)

AFC 1995/001:V8: One videocassette containing the concert, recorded by Peter Bartis. (1 hour)

AFC 1995/001:Folder 19: One folder containing twelve pages of concert fliers and a recording log.

AFC 1995/001:Folder 20: One folder containing one black-and-white contact sheet (thirty-seven images) and four black-and-white prints photographed by Peter Harrington, one black-and-white contact sheet (thirty-five images) and one black-and-white print photographed by James Glover.

AFC 1995/001:Envelope 6: One envelope containing thirty-seven black-and-white negatives, photographed by Peter Harrington, and thirty-five black-and-white negatives photographed by James Glover.

AFC 1995/004: Mike Seeger Collection
Two hundred and 75 10-inch tapes of bluegrass, country, and folk music, recorded in California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia, primarily by Mike Seeger, 1953-67. The collection includes three linear inches of computer disks, correspondence, notes, and photos. The tape numbers indicated in the following annotations correspond with Mike Seeger's "dub numbers."

AFC 1995/004:14A5-9: One tape containing five instrumentals and songs performed by Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and possibly others. Originally recorded on discs in New York City, 1940. (20 minutes)

AFC 1995/004:14B: One tape containing songs sung by Mike and Peggy Seeger of Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Pete Seeger of Beacon, New York. Recorded by Mike Seeger, 1953. (1 hour)

AFC 1995/004:140A-141B: Two tapes containing an interview with A.E. "Tony" Alderman talking about his time recording and performing with the Hillbillies in New York City and Washington, D.C. Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Mike Seeger, April 16, 1961. (3 hours)

AFC 1995/004:141B-143B: Two tapes containing an interview with Ernest V. Stoneman talking about his time collecting and reconstructing songs, performing, and recording. He also talks of his performances and experiences in New York City. Recorded in Carmody Hills, Maryland, by Mike Seeger and John Cohen, April 16, 1961. (4 hours)

AFC 1995/004:157A-158A: Two tapes containing an interview with Frank Walker, artist and repertory person for Columbia Records in the 1920s, for Hank Williams, and others. Recorded in New York City by Mike Seeger, June 19, 1962. (3 hours)

AFC 1995/004:167B-168B: Two tapes containing an interview with Eck Robertson talking about how he got himself recorded and his time in New York City. Recorded in Amarillo, Texas, by Mike Seeger, September 29, 1963. (3 hours)

AFC 1995/004:170A: One tape containing twelve songs played by the Kentucky Colonels (formerly the Country Boys). Recorded at Gerde’s Folk City in New York City by Mike Seeger, November 7, 1963. (1 hour)

AFC 1995/004:170B-172A; 207A-212A; 232A; 256B: Eleven tapes containing sixty-five instrumentals and vocal songs, and interviews with Lesley Riddle. Recorded Rochester, New York, by Mike Seeger, October 27, 1963; March 5, 7, and 8, 1965; and July 11, 1965; February 11, 1966. (14 hours)

AFC 1995/004:174-176A: Three tapes containing thirty-two songs performed by Dock Boggs, Mississippi John Hurt, and Mike Seeger. Recorded in New York City by unknown persons on December 13, 1963. (4 hours)

AFC 1995/004:198: One tape containing seventeen songs and an interview with Sherman Lawson. Talks about his time with Frank Hutchinson, their performances and recording in New York City. Recorded in Switzer, West Virginia, by Mike Seeger, June 8, 1964. (2 hours)

AFC 1995/004:232-233: Two tapes containing an interview with Elizabeth Cotten giving her oral history, and describing where she lived throughout her life including Siler City, North Carolina; New York City; and Washington, D.C. Recorded in Roosevelt, New Jersey, by Mike Seeger, January 8, 1966. (3 hours)

AFC 1995/007: Nick Spitzer / Folk Masters 1992 Season Collection
Thirteen audiocassettes of radio programs derived from live performances and on-stage interviews from the "Folk Masters" series held at The Barns of Wolf Trap, Vienna, Virginia. Originally recorded April 1-May 8, 1992. The collection includes a 32-page "Listener's Guide to Programs."

AFC 1995/007:SR10B: One audiocassette containing Irish instrumentals, interviews, and songs performed and spoken by Seamus Egan and Friends, a group which includes Eileen Ivers and Susan McKeown of New York City. (20 minutes)

AFC 1995/007:SR12A: One audiocassette containing klezmer music and interviews performed and spoken by Klezmer Plus of New York City. (25 minutes)

AFC 1995/009: "From Shore to Shore" Video Collection
Seventy-nine broadcast videocassettes of interviews and performances related to Irish music in New York City for the documentary entitled From Shore to Shore (Truckee, California: Cherry Lane Productions, 1993). Recorded by Patrick Mullen and others. The collection includes 1/2 linear inch of correspondence, ephemera, notes, photos, and a VHS videocassette of the finished documentary. (76 hours)

AFC 1995/033: Stephen Lee Taller Collection of Ben Shahn Recordings
One 4-inch, four 5-inch, and two 7-inch tapes of sounds of New York City, recorded by Tony Schwartz; Pete Seeger singing Bob Dylan's "Who Killed Davey Moore?"; songs sung by Suzanna Shahn; songs sung by John Jacob Niles; and the Schubert Octet II. The tapes were originally owned by Ben Shahn and donated by Stephan Lee Taller in 1993. The collection includes published biographies of Tony Schwartz and Ben Shahn, correspondence, notes, and recording logs.

AFC 1995/033:SR1: One 4-inch tape containing Bob Dylan's "Who Killed Davy Moore?" sung by Pete Seeger of Beacon, New York, with crowd noise and comments, recorded by Tony Schwartz. (5 minutes)

AFC 1995/033:SR2: One 5-inch tape containing "New York, A City of Sound" recorded in New York City by Tony Schwartz. (10 minutes)

AFC 1995/033:SR3-4: Two 5-inch tapes containing "Adventures in Sound" recorded in New York City by Tony Schwartz. (1 hour)

AFC 1996/001: Steve Zeitlin / WPA Radio Program Collection
One audiocassette of commentary on the Works Progress Administration (WPA) spoken by Steve Zeitlin of City Lore, New York City. Recorded from the National Public Radio program "Crossroads," March 17, 1995. The collection includes 2 articles, correspondence, and a data sheet. (4 minutes)

AFC 1996/011: Folk Masters / American Roots Fourth of July 1994 Collection
Two audiocassettes of portions of the second annual American Roots Fourth of July concert hosted by Georges Collinet and Nick Spitzer. Performers include the Akwesasne Mohawk Singers from the North American Traveling College near Hogansburg, New York. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Sylvan Theater (near the Washington Monument), July 4, 1994. Sponsored by Folk Masters, the National Council for the Traditional Arts, National Park Service, National Public Radio, and Radio Smithsonian. The collection includes 29 pages of correspondence and notes. (2 hours)

AFC 1996/035: Cheres Ukrainian Ensemble / Demonstration Tape Collection
One audiocassette of seven instrumentals and three songs performed on the clarinet, drymba (Jew’s harp), fiddle, sopilka (end-blown flute), svyril (panpipes), electronically generated trembita (alpenhorn-like instrument), and tsymbly (hammered dulcimer) by the Cheres Ukrainian Instrumental Ensemble. Recorded in New York City by Andriy Milavsky, 1990 and 1994. (Thirty-two minutes). See also: AFC 2000/015.

AFC 1996/038: Bob Fistick / Woodgate, New York, Oral History Videotape
[no description available]

AFC 1996/081: Leonard Kerpelman / 1995 KlezKamp Videotape Collection
One videocassette entitled KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts Program, an annual klezmer music festival organized by Living Traditions. This program features Peter Sokolow, a well-known klezmer musician and others. Recorded at the Paramount Hotel, Parksville, New York, by Leonard Kerpelman, Dec. 25-30, 1995. The collection includes seventeen pages of a program, logs and notes by Leonard Kerpelman and Jack Manischewitz. (4 hours)

AFC 1997/028: Stanley A. Ransom / Traditional Music of Long Island
Two CDs entitled My Long Island Home and I Love Long Island and one audiocassette (entitled Ice Storm of 1998) of the traditional music of Long Island, New York. Produced by Stanley A. Ransom ("The Connecticut Peddler"), 1997. The collection includes a 54-page songbook entitled Songs of Long Island. (2 hours)

AFC 1998/013: Robin O'Brien Hiteshew Collection of Irish-American Print Materials
Thirty-five monographs, 121 serials (including the newsletter Seanachai: Storyteller and the newspaper Irish Edition), three photos, eighteen posters, and one hundred and eighty-seven pieces of ephemera related to the Philadelphia Ceili Club, Philadelphia chapter of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, and events held in Philadelphia and New York Irish American communities. Collected by Robin Hiteshew, 1952-93.

AFC 1998/014: Henrietta Yurchenco / "Adventures in Folk Music" Radio Program Collection
Nine 5-inch and nine 7-inch tapes of Henrietta Yurchenco’s radio show "Adventures in Folk Music," consisting of a variety of musical genres ranging from religious blues to Yemenite wedding songs, featuring music and interviews with artists such as Robin Conant, Carolyn Hester, Mabel Hillary, Nasser Rastegad Nejad, New York Ramblers, Ralph Rinzler, Ruth Rubin, Victoria Spivey, Artie and Happy Traum, Pearl Primus, and Doc Watson. Broadcasted and recorded on radio station WBAI in New York City by Yurchenco, 1961-1968. (4 hours and 30 minutes)

AFC 1998/015: Adelaide de Menil Men's Lives Project Collection
This collection was produced as part of the "Men's Lives" project, sponsored by Adelaide de Menil and The Rock Foundation, to document the history and occupational culture of a small fishing community of surfmen and baymen on the East End of Long Island, New York. Other products of this project include the book "Men's Lives" by Peter Matthiessen (New York: Random House, 1986; extensive documentary photography of Long Island fishermen and their families by a team of prominent documentary photographers, and a photographic exhibition derived from the documentary coverage. Prints of the documentary images have been donated to the Library of Congress's Prints & Photographs Division. The collection consists of 122 audiocassettes of interviews conducted on Long Island between 1981 and 1985 by folklorist John Eilertsen and unnamed others. 3,025 file cards are enclosed, on which are typed subject indices, interview excerpts, and addresses of informants. In an accompanying file folder are housed the following publications: "Marine Educational Leaflet No. 11," which discusses the Gulf menhaden fish; one copy of the January/February 1988 issue of "Clearwater Navigator" magazine; thirteen issues of the East Hampton Baymen's Association newsletter (which changes its title several times), spanning the period 1974 to 1978; and one copy of "The Suffolk Historian," volume 7, number 1. These are all trade periodicals of no more than sixteen pages in length. The interviews contained on the cassettes range from discussions of home movies, net mending, and swordfishing, to a town council meeting on bass fishing. Three short typescript articles by Rick Rofihe, which report on the Long Island community this project documents, are included in the file containing the correspondence with the donor. 6 manuscript boxes of transcripts of the interviews.

AFC 2000/001: Local Legacies Collection
Four hundred and five linear feet (approximately 90,000 manuscript pages, 475 sound recordings, 13,000 graphic materials, 330 electronic media, and 75 artifacts) of documentation of local festivals, fairs, parades, and other community-based events from each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and trusts. The Local Legacies Collection was donated through the efforts of individuals, organizations, and institutions asked to participate by members of Congress. This project was part of the Library of Congress Bicentennial celebration in the year 2000. [catalog record] [online presentation] [New York Local Legacies]

AFC 2000/015: Andriy Milavsky / Cheres Collection
One videocassette entitled Cheres: A Carpathian Folk Ensemble, featuring the group Cheres performing folk music of the Carpathian region, specifically Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, and Moldova, as well as Gypsy and Jewish tunes. Cheres was founded by Andriy Milavsky in 1990 and performs primarily in the New York City area. Produced in New York City with some clips from the Ukraine. The collection includes two publicity photos and five pages of correspondence, a biography of the group, a log, and a concert flier. (25 minutes). See also: AFC 1996/035.

AFC 2000/016: Dorothy Brennan Doyle Collection
Two audiocassettes of folk music from around the world, sung by Dorothy Brennan Doyle. These songs were learned when she was with the group "The Consort" under the leadership of Prof. Roy Mitchell from 1934-1941 at New York University. "The Consort" performed international songs, drawing on their contacts with recent New York City immigrants. Recorded at an unknown location by Dorothy Brennan Doyle, circa 1993. The collection includes two and a half linear inches of phonetic lyrics to the recorded songs, correspondence, scripts of folk radio music broadcasts, one black-and-white photo print, and other photocopied images. (2 hours and 22 minutes)

AFC 2001/015: September 11, 2001, Documentary Project Collection
The collection documents reactions of ordinary citizens in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States through sound and video recordings of interviews and personal narratives; as well as photographs, children's drawings, two scrapbooks, letters and e-mail, poems, ephemera, and a few artifacts. Some items were submitted as group projects of schools, libraries, and museums from 30 states in the U.S., and from American military service personnel and their families in Naples, Italy. [catalog record] [finding aid] [online presentation]

AFC 2003/003: "Voices of New York Traditions" Collection
One CD of "Voices of New York Traditions," a folklife radio series produced by the New York Folklore Society "as a celebration of the people of New York [State] and the art they create in their everyday lives." Contents include: Edith Cutting (4:24); Sara Cleveland, a rich legacy of folk song (4:44); Bill Smith, traditional storyteller (4:33); Mark Hamilton, old-time fiddler and square dance caller (4:42); Square dancing in western New York state (4:27); Polka in Buffalo (4:44); Quinceanera, a celebration of Latina womanhood (4:28); Akwesasne Iroquois basket making traditions (4:19); African American quilts and their makers (4:48); Chain saw carving (4:31); Shad fishing on the Hudson (4:32). [catalog record]

AFC 2004/008: Herbert Halpert Collection
Sound recordings, correspondence, indexes, manuscripts, research notes, photographs and photographic negatives, newspaper clippings, student papers, ephemera and other materials primarily representing the documentation and analysis of the folklore of regions of New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Alaska by folklorist Herbert Halpert. The collection occupies approx. 50 linear feet.

AFC 2004/016: Larry Downey Fiddlin's Fun
One CD of fiddling tunes and fiddling lessons performed by Larry Downey, originally sent as letters and lessons on tape to his student, Hope Grietzer, who compiled these excerpts from the tapes. Titles for the tunes are announced by Downey on the recordings, sometimes with information about when he learned or composed the tunes. [catalog record]

AFC 2004/022: Edward Bell Collection of Ruth Mae Gasper Bell and Margot Mayo Recordings
Seven discs of home recordings of American soldiers' songs made in New York City after World War II. According to a note on his own cassette copy made years ago from some parts of these 78s, the performer's name was Steven (or Stephen) Lee.

AFC 2005/007: I. Sheldon Posen Interview with Pete Seeger Collection
Interview conducted by Canadian folklorist, I. Sheldon Posen, with Pete Seeger on December 18, 1991, at Seeger's home in Beacon, New York. The main topic of the interview concerned performing for children and singing children's songs. The collection includes a CD copy of the interview, covering letter, work order for copying the cassette, field notes, and a transcription of the interview. The focus of the interview is Pete Seeger's performances for children, learning and teaching children's songs, and the history of singing at children's camps. Pete Seeger also discusses the Seeger family, the folk music revival, Alan Lomax, Burl Ives, Moses Asch, Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, and Marjorie Guthrie, among others. Includes performance of a few children's songs and singing games, some with Seeger accompanying himself on banjo, as Seeger remembered them during the course of the interview. [catalog record]

AFC 2007/018: Don Hill and David Mangurian Collection of Tape Recordings
Original analog tapes and digitized copies of the tapes, representing over 40 hours of original field recordings made between 1958 and 1961 in Baltimore, Maryland; Clarksdale, MS; Chicago, Illinois; Delaney, Arkansas; Los Angeles, California; Nashville, Tennessee; New Orleans, Louisiana; New York, NY; St. Louis, Missouri, and in Northern Georgia. The recordings comprise 724 songs and interviews with 20 of the musicians (including 12 blues and street singers).

AFC 2008/003: Major League Tassa Concert Collection
Homegrown 2007-2008 Concert, Thursday January 31, 2008. Indo-Caribbean drumming and dance from Queens, New York. Introduction by Robert Baron. [catalog record] [event flyer and webcast]

AFC 2008/010: Merita Halili and Raif Hyseni Orchestra Concert Collection
Homegrown 2008 Concert, June 19, 2008. Armenian Music from New York. [catalog record] [event flyer and webcast]

AFC 2008/027: Old Culture, New Contexts: Presenting the Traditional Music and Dance of Urban Immigrant Communities, Lecture by Ethel Raim
Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series, June 20, 2008. Ethel Raim, artistic director of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance in New York City, discusses her five decades of work with community-based traditional artists with Nancy Groce in an informal interview setting in the Whittall Pavilion. [catalog record] [event flyer and webcast]

AFC 2009/012: Built with Faith: Place Making and the Religious Imagination in Italian New York, Lecture by Joseph Sciorra
Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series, September 23, 2009, 12:00 -1:00 pm
Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress [catalog record] [event flyer and webcast]

 

 

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