Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE
Compiled by: Christopher W. Alberding and Beth A. Sternheimer with assistance from Rhona Campbell
Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: January 2011
For additional information about Archive
of Folk Culture collections, contact the Folklife
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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.
Captain Pearl R. Nye Collection (AFC 1937/002)
Twenty-two 12-inch discs containing songs with commentary, sung and spoken by Captain Pearl R. Nye. Recorded in Akron, Ohio, by John A. Lomax, June 26-28, 1937. The collection includes five linear inches of correspondence, notes, and textual transcriptions; seven photos; and one reel of microfilm (MUSIC-12) containing photos and transcriptions. [catalog record] [online presentation]
1937/002: AFS 1001-1009: Nine discs containing songs with commentary,
sung and spoken by Captain Pearl R. Nye. Recorded in Akron, Ohio, by
John A. Lomax, June 26-28, 1937. The collection shares with AFS 1603-1615
five linear inches of correspondence, notes, and textual transcriptions;
seven photos; and one reel of microfilm (MUSIC-12) containing photos
and transcriptions. Portions of this collection, and of AFS 1603-1615,
have been published by the Library of Congress on recording number AFS
L51, The Ballad Hunter: John A. Lomax: Parts V & VI. (1
hour and 45 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 71B-72A)
1937/002: AFS 1603-1615: Thirteen 12-inch discs of songs sung by Captain
Pearl R. Nye. Recorded in Akron, Ohio, by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax, November
3, 1937. The collection shares with AFS 1001-1009 five linear inches of
correspondence, notes, and textual transcriptions; seven photos; and one
reel of microfilm (MUSIC-12) containing photos and transcriptions. Portions
of this collection, and of AFS 1001-1009, have been published by the Library
of Congress on recording number AFS L51, The Ballad Hunter: John A.
Lomax: Parts V & VI. (1 hour and 50 minutes; preservation tape LWO 4872 reels 117-118A)
Alan Lomax Ohio and Indiana Collection (AFC 1938/004)
Seventy-nine 12-inch discs of instrumentals and
songs recorded in Indiana and Ohio by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax, March 27
April 3, 1938. The collection includes one and one-eighth linear inches
of articles, correspondence, field notes, postcards, reports, and transcriptions. [catalog record]
AFC 1938/004: AFS 1689-1696: Eight discs containing six songs and ten instrumentals
recorded primarily at the Ohio Valley Folk Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio,
March 27 28, 1938. (1 hour; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 119B-120A)
AFC 1938/004: AFS 1701-1718: Eighteen discs containing 32 songs and
25 instrumentals performed by Pete Steele and others, recorded
in Hamilton, Ohio, March 29-31, 1938. (2 hours and 35 minutes;
tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 120-121)
Ivan Walton Collection of Songs from Michigan and Ohio (AFC 1939/014)
Ten 12-inch discs of 35 songs recorded
in Michigan and Ohio by Ivan Walton, September 2-22, 1938. The collection
includes 28 pages of notes. [catalog record]
AFC 1939/014: AFS 3403: One disc containing three songs sung by Captain Pearl
R. Nye. Recorded in Akron, Ohio, September 22, 1938. (13 minutes;
tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 225B)
AFC 1939/014: AFS 3405: One disc containing four songs, one in French, sung
by Harvey Bonnah. Recorded in Cleveland, Ohio, September 22, 1938. (9
minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 225A)
Anne and Frank Warner Collection, 1938-1969 (AFC 1950/002)
One hundred five discs, 17 7-inch tapes, and 2 5-inch tapes of instrumentals, interviews, readings, songs, and stories recorded in the Bahamas, Massachusetts, the Middle West, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia, by Anne and Frank M. Warner, 1940-66. The collection includes 3/16 linear inch of concordances, correspondence, fieldnotes, and lists. Also includes Mohawk and recordings of Carl Sandburg. [catalog record] [finding aid]
National Folk Festival, 1938 (AFC 1950/017)
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 3/4 linear inch of lists, newspaper articles,
and programs. [catalog record]
AFC 1950/017: AFS 9842B5; 9845A7: Two 16-inch discs containing two renditions
of "The Old Skipper," sung by Captain Pearl R. Nye of Akron,
Ohio. (5 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 266)
Wyatt Insko Collection of Folk Music from Eastern Kentucky (AFC 1955/007)
Fourteen 7-inch tapes of banjo, dulcimer, and fiddle tunes and songs by Kentucky musicians recorded in Berea and Lexington, Kentucky, and southern Ohio by Wyatt Insko, July 1954. Includes performances by Jesse Amburgey of Knott County, Jethro Amburgey of Hindman, Floyd Burchett of Brushy Fork, Mrs. Rosie Foley and Swan Ledford of Natural Bridge, Buell Kazee of Lexington, Pleaz Mobley of Manchester, Balus and Kitty Singleton Ritchie of Viper, and Clarence H. and Ann Wyatt of Perry County. Collected and recorded by Wyatt Insko in charge of recordings for the Coordinated Archives of Indiana University. [catalog record]
John Ball, Bruce Buckley, and Harold Apel Collection of Ohio Recordings (AFC 1958/005)
Three 10-inch tapes of instrumentals, songs,
and stories recorded in Darke County and Portsmouth, Ohio, by John Ball
and Bruce Buckley, July 1951 June 1952; and piano playing and singing by
Rufus Perryman (Speckled Red), recorded by John Ball, 1955. The collection
includes one-fourth linear inch of notes. [catalog record]
AFC 1958/005: AFS 11,330B-11,331B12: Two tapes containing a fiddling contest
recorded in Darke County, Ohio, by John Ball, 1952. (1 hour and 30
minutes; LWO 2668 reels 1B-2)
AFC 1958/005: AFS 11,331B13-11,332B: Two tapes containing songs and stories
sung and spoken by Ira Cephas, recorded in Portsmouth, Ohio, by Bruce
Buckley, July 1951 and June 1952. (1 hour and 30 minutes; LWO 2668
William H. Tallmadge Duplication Project (AFC 1969/003)
Nine 10-inch tapes of Baptist lining-out hymns
recorded in Knott County, Kentucky, and Lima, Ohio, by William H. Tallmadge,
May-July, October 1968. The collection includes two linear inches of notes. [catalog record]
AFC 1969/003: AFS 13,680A: One tape containing hymns and a sermon recorded
at the United Baptist Church, Lima, Ohio, October 13, 1968. (45
minutes; LWO 5611 reel 9A)
Francis W. Shield / Mrs. James Wilson Singing "Little Ida" (AFC 1970/041)
One 3-inch tape of "Little Ida," discussed
and sung by Mrs. James Wilson, originally of Ohio. Recorded by Francis
W. Shield in Hampton, Virginia, July 1970. (AFS 14,217) (20 minutes; LWO 6085)
Library Collections of Ohio Folksong / by Rebecca B. Schroeder (AFC 1972/029)
A 60-page M.A. thesis investigating the unpublished collections of Ohio
folksong materials available for study at the Library of Congress and four
Ohio libraries. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University, June 1964.
AFC 1974/011: Carl Fleischhauer Collection of West Virginia and Ohio Folk Music
Two 7-inch and four 5-inch tapes of instrumentals
and interviews recorded in Ohio and West Virginia by Carl Fleischhauer
and others, February 15, 1973 April 6, 1974. The collection includes 1/2
linear inch of concordances, correspondence, and lists. [catalog record]
AFS 17,016: One 5-inch tape containing 20 instrumentals
performed on banjo, fiddle, and guitar by Ward Jarvis, originally of
Braxton County, West Virginia, with Dan (Danlovich) Dagget and John Hutchison.
Recorded in Guysville, Ohio, by Bob Bohl, September 1, 1973. (1 hour
and 7 minutes; LWO 7976 reel 3)
AFC 1975/019: Pete Seeger Oberlin College Concert, 1955
One 10-inch tape of a concert performed by Pete Seeger
of Beacon, New York. Recorded at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, by Stephen
Lee Taller and others, April 16, 1955. The collection includes six pages
of lists and four pages of photocopies of the concert program. (includes AFS 17,502) (2 hours
and 10 minutes; LWO 8394) [catalog record]
AFC 1976/014: Jack Manischewitz Duplication Project
Six 10-inch tapes of primarily Yiddish songs
recorded in Albuquerque; Cincinnati; Denver; New York City; Pittsburgh;
and West Orange, New Jersey by Jack Manischewitz, 1957-61. The collection
includes 32 pages of notes.
AFS 18,053A1-27, A30-B4, B8 18,055A; 18,057B1-8: Four tapes
containing 148 songs recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio,
1957-60. (5 hours and 20 minutes; LWO 8692 reels 1-3A, 5B)
AFC 1977/015: Mike Seeger Collection of Earl Scruggs, Don Reno, and Sam Bowles Recordings
One 5-inch tape of instrumentals recorded in Maryland
and Ohio by Mike Seeger, July 1955 and February March 1971. The collection
includes a one-page list. [catalog record]
AFS 18,962A3-B: One tape containing nine instrumentals played
on steel guitar by Sam Bowles. Recorded in Centerville, Ohio, February
22, March 3, and March 5, 1971. (13 minutes; LWO 9415)
AFC 1977/027: John McCutcheon Duplication Project
Three 10-inch tapes of instrumentals, songs,
and stories recorded in Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, and Tennessee by
John McCutcheon, 1975-76. The collection includes 51 pages of notes. [catalog record]
AFS 19,130: One tape containing instrumentals and stories played
on the melodeon and spoken by Michael J. Kennedy. Recorded in Cincinnati,
Ohio, October 1976. (2 hours; LWO 9566 reel 1)
AFS 19,161-19,178: Jonas Balys / Lithuanian American Recordings
Eighteen 10-inch tapes of Lithuanian songs
with commentary recorded in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Ohio, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington,
D.C., and Wisconsin by Jonas Balys, 1949-59. Portions of this collection
are also contained on AFS 10,751, 10,874, and 18,805.
The collection includes seven linear inches of fieldnotes and two monographs.
AFS 19,165A11-19,166A11: Two tapes containing 68 songs
with commentary recorded in Cleveland, Ohio, August 14-17, 1949. (2
hours and 5 minutes; LWO 9748 reels 5-6A)
AFS 19,177B1-8: One tape containing 21 songs recorded
in Columbus, Ohio, November 23, 1950. (25 minutes; LWO 9748
AFC 1978/025: Cal Kowal / Interview of Joe "Mr. Spoons" Jones
One 7-inch tape of an interview and demonstrations
of spoon playing by Joe "Mr. Spoons" Jones. Recorded by Cal Kowal
in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1975. The collection includes 26 pages of
articles, correspondence, and lists as well as A Book Full of Spoons by
Cal Kowal, which includes a 45-rpm disc of spoon playing by Mr. Jones.
(includes AFS 19,257) (30 minutes; LWO 12,084)
AFC 1979/042: David Brose / Ward Jarvis Recordings
One 10-inch tape of instrumentals and stories performed
on banjo and fiddle and spoken by Ward Jarvis. Recorded in Stewart, Ohio,
by David A. Brose, April 30, 1978. (includes AFS 19,386) (1 hour and 15 minutes; LWO 12,904)
AFS 21,951-21,956: Grey Larsen, Malcolm Dalglish / "Traditional Ethnic Music and the Elderly Project" Collection
Six 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and songs
played and sung by Guy Blakeman (fiddle), Wally Bollinger (banjo), "Pigmeat" Jarrett
(piano), Phil McGing (melodeon), Vince Sawma (oud), and The Liberty Cornet
Band. Recorded in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area by Malcolm Dalglish and Grey Larsen
for the "Traditional Music and the Elderly Project," 1978. Portions
of the collection have been published on June Appal LP 36142 Snow on
the Roof, Fire in the Furnace (1979). The collection includes one linear
inch of articles, logs, and notes. (10 hours; RWA 185-190)
AFS 22,063-22,067: David Brose / Ward Jarvis Project, Part 1
Five 10-inch tapes of instrumentals and interviews
performed on banjo and fiddle and spoken by Ward Jarvis of Braxton County,
West Virginia. Recorded in Stewart, Ohio, by David A. Brose, December 12,
1978 June 26, 1979. The collection includes 24 pages of logs.
(10 hours; LWO 16,744)
AFS 22,562-22,566: Stephen Erdely Recordings of Hungarian American Songs
Five 10-inch tapes of Hungarian American songs
recorded in Cleveland and Shaker Heights, Ohio, by Stephen Erdely, 1961-65.
The collection includes 1/2 linear inch of correspondence, lists,
and logs. (10 hours; RWA 7789-7793)
AFS 22,608: Alan Lomax / Louisa Butler Lullaby Collection
One audiocassette of a lullaby with commentary sung and
spoken by Louisa Butler of Detroit, Michigan. The commentary includes an
explanation of how Butler learned the lullaby from her aunt, Grace Evans
of Waynesville, Ohio. Recorded by Alan Lomax, February 27, 1978. The collection
includes three pages of notes. (7 minutes; RYA 1322)
AFC 1981/018: Ethnic Broadcasting in America Collection
Eighteen 7-inch tapes, 2 5-inch tapes, and
117 cassettes of ethnic radio broadcasts recorded for
the Ethnic Broadcasting in America Project of the American Folklife Center.
Recorded mostly off the air by Elena Bradunas, Theodore Grame, Alan Jabbour,
and others at various locations in the United States, 1977-78. Documentation
includes Theodore Grame's Ethnic Broadcasting in the United States (Washington,
D.C.: American Folklife Center, 1980) and nine linear inches
of manuscript materials.
AFS 23,055: One 7-inch tape containing the program "Old
World Melodies" on WCBE, Columbus, Ohio, May 20, 1978. (30 minutes;
AFS 23,056-23,060: Five 7-inch tapes containing three "Music
of the Balkans" programs on WCBE, Columbus, Ohio, May 20, June 24,
and July 29, 1978. (2 hours and 30 minutes; RXA 4462-4466)
AFS 23,110: One 7-inch tape containing the Spanish program "Puerta
Abierta" on WOSU, Columbus, Ohio, May 20, 1978. (30 minutes;
AFS 23,126-23,134: Nine 7-inch tapes containing an interview
with John Heurich about German radio, and two German radio programs on
WRMZ, Columbus, Ohio, May 21, 1978, and July 17, 1979. (4 hours and
15 minutes; RXA 4469-4477)
AFS 23,147: One cassette containing the Spanish program "La
Voz Hispana" on WZAK, Cleveland, Ohio, May 30, 1978. (1 hour;
AFS 23,148: One cassette containing a Polish program on WZAK,
Cleveland, Ohio, May 30, 1978. (1 hour; RYA 2996)
AFS 23,149: One cassette containing a Greek program and a Hungarian
program on WZAK, Cleveland, Ohio, May 30, 1978. (1 hour; RYA 2997)
AFS 23,150: One cassette containing a Slovak program on WZAK,
Cleveland, Ohio, May 30, 1978. (1 hour; RYA 2998)
AFS 23,151: One cassette containing the Irish program "Echoes
of Erin" on WZAK, Cleveland, Ohio, May 30, 1978. (1 hour; RYA
AFS 23,152: One cassette containing an Arab program on WZAK,
Cleveland, Ohio, May 31, 1978. (1 hour; RYA 3000)
AFS 23,153: One cassette containing a Czech program on WZAK,
Cleveland, Ohio, June 1, 1978. (1 hour; RYA 3001)
AFS 23,154: One cassette containing a Bohemian program on WZAK,
Cleveland, Ohio, June 1, 1978. (30 minutes; RYA 3002)
AFS 23,155: One cassette containing a Slovenian program on WZAK,
Cleveland, Ohio, June 1, 1978. (1 hour; RYA 3003)
AFC 1982/020: "White Oak Basketry: An American Tradition"
A program of the American Folklife Center held at the Library of Congress, April 8, 1982. Demonstrators of the craft included Lucreaty Clark of Lamont, Florida, and Dwight Stump of Hocking Hills, Ohio. A panel discussion followed, including Clark, Stump, Rosemary Joyce, Ormond Loomis, and Peggy Bulger.
AFC 1982/022: The Mountains Stay With Us: Southern Upland Folklife in the Midwest / edited by Deborah K. May
A 65-page monograph with two memorandums documenting
the culture of people who migrated to Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and
Ohio from the southern mountains. Compiled for The Great Lakes Arts Alliance,
Cleveland, Ohio, 1982.
AFC 1983/021: Ohio Valley Folk Research Project Publications
Five linear inches of mansucript materials including tales, stories, folklore, etc. from Ross County, Ohio. Self published materials by the Ohio Valley Folk Research Project Publications of the Ross County Historical Society.
AFC 1984/007: 1984 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Ten 10-inch tapes and two cassettes of instrumentals
and songs performed as part of the 1984 Neptune Plaza Concert Series, sponsored
by the American Folklife Center. Recorded at the Library of Congress, May-September
1984. The collection includes five linear inches of ephemera, notes, and
photos. [catalog record] [finding aid]
The following describes materials from the May 4, 1984, concert by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, bluegrass music from Ohio.
AFC 1984/007: Folder 2: One folder containing identification of people in photographs.
AFC 1984/007: SR1-2: Two tapes containing the concert (1 hour and 30
minutes; RWA 7311-7312)
AFC 1984/007: Envelope 1: One envelope containing one sheet of black-and-white negatives (35 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
AFC 1984/007: Folders 3-4: Two folders containing one black-and-white contact sheet (35 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs); and one 7x9 black-and-white photoprint and duplicate (photographer unknown).
AFC 1984/010: David Brose Collection of Harvey Phelps Interviews
Three videocassettes of commentary, instrumentals,
and songs spoken and performed with banjo by Harvey Phelps. Recorded in
Delaware, Ohio, by David A. Brose, Jack Shortlidge, and Gary L. Walker,
April 23, 1984. (1 hour) [catalog record]
AFC 1985/015: 1985 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Eleven 10-inch tapes of dances, instrumentals, and
songs performed as part of the 1985 Neptune Plaza Concert Series, sponsored
by the American Folklife Center. Recorded at the Library of Congress, April-October
1985. The collection includes 15 linear inches of ephemera, notes,
photos, and slides. [catalog record] [finding aid]
The following describes materials from the June 20, 1985, performance by the Dry Branch Fire Squad, bluegrass music from Springfield, Ohio.
AFC 1985/015: Folder 6: One folder containing concert fliers, press releases, and news clippings.
AFC 1985/015:SR4-5: Two tapes containing the concert. (1
hour and 30 minutes; RWB 0487-0488)
AFC 1985/015: Envelope 6: One envelope containing one sheet of black-and-white negatives (36 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
AFC 1985/015: Folders 7-9: Three folders containing 3 black-and-white contact sheets (73 images); 3 duplicate contact sheets; and 4 8x10 black-and-white photoprints. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
AFC 1985/015: Envelope 7: One envelope containing One holder containing 4 color slides. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
AFC 1985/019: Lithuanian-American Parish Newsletter Manuscript Collection
One hundred and six issues of Musu Zingsniai: Savaitines Lietuviu Zinios (Our Steps: Weekly Lithuanian News) (1981-84), and one issue of Biuletenis: Dievo Motinos Nuolatin s Pagalbos Parapija (Bulletin: Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help) (October 16, 1983), both published by a Lithuanian parish in Cleveland, Ohio. The collection includes one page of correspondence. Contains an incomplete set of the newsletters (1981-1984: vol. 4, no. 26-36, 38-41; vol. 5, no. 1-25, 27-36; vol. 6, no. 1-17, 19-27, 29-35; vol. 7, no. 1-2, 4, 6-22, 24-25, and 28) and a vol. 10, no. 42, October 16, 1983 of Biuletenis: Dievo Motinos Nuolatines Pagalbos Parapija.
AFC 1986/009: Traditional Pork Processing Collection
Collection of research materials about traditional pork processing collected by Barbara C. Fertig and others from several sources including the family of Marsha Holt Jacob and James M. Holt of Surrey, Virginia. Includes ca. 450 black-and-white and color photographs of family hog butchering and food preparation in Virginia and of local butchers in Ohio, taken by several photographers in 1985 to 1986. Also includes correspondence, articles, recipes, and clippings. In addition, there is information about Mennonite traditions, which includes an oral history interview with Helen Reimer Franz, Erwin Nick Hiebert, and Elfrieda Franz Hiebert conducted by Catherine Hiebert Kerst, about Mennonite hog butchering and food customs. [catalog record]
AFC 1987/014: Victoria Larimore & Michael Taylor Amish Collection
Eighty-nine 5-inch tapes of children's songs,
interviews of Amish and formerly Amish people, New Order Amish songs, Old
Order Amish hymns, and various sounds of Amish life. Recorded in Ohio by
Victoria Larimore and Michael Taylor, September 1983 July 1984. The collection
includes 52 pages of correspondence and notes. (includes AFS 24,370-24,458) (30 hours; RXA
AFC 1989/027: Lebanon Correctional Institute / "Expressions from Within"
Video and sound recordings of a program titled "Expressions from Within," created and performed by prisoners at the Lebanon (Ohio) Correctional Institute, June 18, 1989. Produced by Jessie Wensler.
AFC 1995/004: Mike Seeger Collection
Two hundred seventy-five 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."
111B12-112A6: Two tapes containing commentary, instrumentals,
and songs performed by the Stanley Brothers, recorded at Antioch College,
Yellow Springs, Ohio, November 16, 1961. (30 minutes)
114B8-116B4: Three tapes containing commentary, instrumentals,
and songs spoken and performed by the Stanley Brothers, recorded at Antioch
College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, May 14, 1960. (1 hour and 50 minutes)
116B7-117A6: Two tapes containing commentary, instrumentals,
and songs spoken and performed by the Osborne Brothers with Benny Birchfield.
Recorded at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, April 1960. (30
Ten pages of notes containing information about Kennedy Jones of Cincinnati,
Ohio, who is regarded as an innovator of the thumbpick style of guitar
AFC 1996/003: Anne Grimes / Ohio Folk Music Collection
One hundred three 7-inch tapes, 22 5-inch
tapes, 2 4-inch tapes, and 13 3-inch tapes of instrumentals, interviews,
songs, and stories, recorded primarily in Ohio by Anne Grimes, 1953-92.
The collection includes 185 articles, 83
other ephemeral publications, 955 pages of manuscripts,
102 photos, and 3 videocassettes. Portions of the tapes
are included on AFS 11,443-11,458 (LWO 2627). (75 hours) [catalog record]
AFC 1996/061: Dominic Montecalvo / Vincenza Montecalvo Italian Songs Collection
One cassette of Italian songs sung by Vincenza Montecalvo,
recorded in 1959. Donated by her son Dominic Montecalvo of Ravenna, Ohio.
The collection includes 11 pages of notes and a photo of the singer.
AFC 1996/067: The Shantyman's Canon / by Robert Young Walser
M.M. Thesis. This thesis is an examination of sailors' work songs for a core repertoire. Walser explores the "canonical" aspects of shanties, using many as examples, and also lists the frequency of shanties appearing in the American Folklife Center collections.
AFC 1996/079: The Formation of Denny Jones' Personal Fiddle Style /by Sharon Poulson Graf
Master's thesis submitted to the Kent State University College of Fine and Professional Arts, Kent, Ohio, in December 1993. The thesis is a study of Ohio fiddler Denny Jones. The first chapter (pp. 12-24) is a "brief history of fiddling in the United States." Includes transcriptions, selected bibliography and discography.
AFC 1997/011: Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection
Lands' End in cooperation with Good Housekeeping magazine sponsored quilt contests in 1992, 1994, and 1996. The collection,housed in 154 boxes, consists of visual images, entry blanks, and essays written by entrants, as well as Lands End administrative files and correspondence pertinent to the promotion of the contest. Approximately 13,100 entries for the three contests came from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Numerous types and styles of needlework, quilting, patchwork, applique and embroidery are represented among the visual images. [catalog record] [finding aid] [online presentation]
AFC 1997/014: Multi-cultural Programming as a Strategy in Public Diplomacy: Leo Sarkisian, and the Voice of America's "Music Time in Africa" by Bitrus Paul Gwamna.
A copy of Bitrus Paul Gwamna's 1992 Ohio University dissertation, "Multi-Cultural Programming as a Strategy in Public Diplomacy: Leo Sarkisian, and the Voice of America's "Music Time in Africa," given to the Archive by Leo Sarkisian. [catalog record]
AFC 2000/001: Local Legacies Collection
Four hundred and five linear feet (approximately 90,000 manuscript pages, 475 sound recordings, 13,270 graphic materials, 335 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] [Ohio Local Legacies]
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. Includes interviews recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio. [catalog record] [finding aid] [online presentation]
AFC 2001/015: SR229: One tape containing interviews with Jeffrey Rayford and Cheela Fairbanks about their reactions to the events of September 11, 2001. Recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 24, 2001. Interviews conducted by La'Keyta Rayford, student at Alma College, Alma, Michigan.
AFC 2001/030: Art Thieme Documentary Recordings Collection
Five audiocassettes, 3 CDs, and 17 manuscript pages made by Art Thieme of blues singers and hobos in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio in 1960-1962, and 2000.
AFC 2003/027: Pete and Toshi Seeger Film Collection
Approximately 700 film and audio elements relating to Pete and Toshi Seeger's filmmaking from 1955-1965 at various locations in: Angola, Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Somoa, Sweden, Tanzania, Trinidad, Ukraine, and the United States. In the United States, locations include Beacon, New York; Circle Pines, Michigan; Hamilton, Ohio; Huntsville, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Madison, Wisconsin; New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Washington, DC, among others. The collection includes three bamboo flutes.
AFC 2003/055: Tony Ellis Concert Collection
Homegrown 2003 concert featuring bluegrass music performed by Tony Ellis at the Pritchard-Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge, Ohio. Concert was part of a Library of Congress tour of 3 cities in Ohio with Dr. James H. Billington, Ohio Congressman Bob Ney, American Folklife Center and other Library staff to promote the Veterans History Project, and AFC collections and programs. Disc One includes speeches by Cambridge, Ohio, mayor Samual A. Salupo; Congressman Bob Ney; Executive Director of the Ohio Arts Council, Wayne Lawson; and Librarian Dr. James H. Billington. Disc Two is a sound recording of the Tony Ellis concert, introduced by Wayne Lawson. [catalog record]
AFC 2004/023: Jens Lund Collection
Documentation regarding fisher folk culture and folkways in the Ohio River Valley, collected ca. 1977-1979. This collection includes materials resulting from research that led to the publication of his book Flatheads & spooneys: fishing for a living in the Ohio River Valley, published by University Press of Kentucky, 1995.
AFC 2004/025: Jens Lund Folklife Center of the Ohio Valley Collection
Twenty-eight 5-inch tapes of field recordings documenting the traditional culture of Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. Recorded by Jens Lund, ca. 1970s.
Mary Linebaugh / Nora Rush Manuscript
Nine pages of correspondence
and typescript copies of 12 rhymes and song texts written in a notebook
by Nora Rush of Youngstown, Ohio, 1880s. Submitted by her great granddaughter
Mary Linebaugh of Albany, New York, November 7, 1973.
The Influence of the Gospel Song on the Negro Church / by Katharine L. Small
M.A. Thesis, Ohio State University, 1945. Microfilm Number: 97/1102 [catalog record]