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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

POLAND COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Irene Barabasz and Joseph Klapper
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: January 2012


For additional information about Archive of Folk Culture collections, contact the Folklife Reading Room. To request copies, see our webpages regarding audio materials and photographic materials. Please refer to the AFC and/or AFS numbers when requesting information. All indications of time duration listed in this finding aid are estimates.

AFC 1939/007: Alan Lomax Collection of Michigan and Wisconsin Recordings
Two hundred fifty 12-inch discs of instrumentals, songs, and stories recorded in Michigan and Wisconsin by Alan Lomax, August 10-November 1, 1938. The collection includes 1/2 linear inch of cards, correspondence, lists, and notes. [catalog record]

AFS 2249-2252: Four discs containing Polish songs, recorded in Michigan, August 1938. (LWO 4872 reels 143B-144A)

AFS 2337A3, B3: One disc containing two Polish polkas performed on concertina by Charles Ketvertis. Recorded in Newberry, Michigan, September 1938. (LWO 4872 reel 151A)

AFS 2361: One disc containing two Polish polkas performed on concertina by Henry Mahoski. Recorded in Amasa, Michigan, September 1938. (LWO 4872 reel 152B)

AFC 1939/016: Resettlement Administration Recordings Collection
One hundred sixty-five 12-inch discs of instrumentals and songs recorded in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C., by Sidney Robertson Cowell, Charles Seeger, Margaret Valiant, and others for the Special Skills Division, Resettlement Administration, 1936-37. The collection includes 3.5 inches of transcripts, correspondence, graphic images, and a program book from the 1937 National Folk Festival. [catalog record]

AFS 3260A: One disc containing three examples of Polish dance music, including a wedding dance, performed by the Chicago Polish Group. Recorded at the National Folk Festival, Chicago, Illinois, by Sidney Robertson (Cowell), May 27, 1937. (4 minutes; LWO 4872 reel 216A)

AFC 1941/012: Robert F. Draves and Helene Stratman-Thomas Collection of Wisconsin Recordings
Seventy-eight 12-inch discs of conversations, instrumentals, poems, and songs recorded at various locations in Wisconsin by Robert F. Draves and Helene Stratman-Thomas (Blotz), November 15, 1940 August 19, 1941, for the Library of Congress and the University of Wisconsin. The collection includes 3/4 linear inch of descriptions and lists. (LWO 3492) [catalog record]

AFS 4976B2: One disc containing "Matus, Majo Matus" (Mommy, My Mommy) sung by Mrs. Adam Bartosz. Recorded in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, July 23, 1941.

AFS 4976B3: One disc containing "The Hat with Peacock Feathers" sung by Mrs. Adam Bartosz. Recorded in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, July 23, 1941.

AFS 4977B1-4980: One disc containing Polish Highlander music and stories performed by John Ciezczak. Recorded in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, July 23, 1941.

AFS 4981A1: One disc containing "Ja Za Wodo, Ty Za Wodo" (The Love Pat Across the Water) sung by Mrs. Adam Bartosz. Recorded in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, July 23, 1941.

AFS 4981A2: One disc containing "The Death of Matthew" sung by Mrs. Adam Bartosz. Recorded in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, July 23, 1941.

AFS 4981A3: One disc containing "A Rendezvous of Jane with Johnny" sung by Mrs. Adam Bartosz. Recorded in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, July 23, 1941.

AFS 5005A1-2: One disc containing two Polish songs in the "Kasshubian dialect [of the] fishermen along the Baltic shores" sung by Adam Bartosz.

AFS 5007B1: One disc containing "Oj Gorol Ci Ja Gorol" (I Am a Mountaineer) sung by Adam Bartosz. Recorded in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, August 11, 1941.

AFS 5007B2: One disc containing "Wourowanej Piwnicy" (In the Brick Cellar) sung by Adam Bartosz. Recorded in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, August 11, 1941.

AFS 5007B3: One disc containing "Czerwony Pas" (The Red Belt) sung by Adam Bartosz. Recorded in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, August 11, 1941.

AFS 5007B4: One disc containing "Ty Ze Mnie Szyozisz" (A dialogue between boy and girl) performed by Janette Jablonski. Recorded in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, August 11, 1941.

AFS 5007B5: One disc containing "Krakowiaczek" performed by Janette Jablonski. Recorded in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, August 11, 1941.

AFC 1948/022: University of Wisconsin Project
One hundred and twelve 12-inch discs of instrumentals, songs, and stories recorded in Wisconsin by Charles Hofmann, Phyllis Pinkerton, Aubrey Snyder, and Helene Stratman-Thomas (Blotz), July 23-November 17, 1946, for the Library of Congress and the University of Wisconsin. The collection includes 3/4 linear inch of correspondence and descriptions. (LWO 5111) [catalog record]

AFS 8452A1: One disc containing "Ja Z Ty Mie Zapomniales Jasiulenku Moj" performed by Stasie Pokora. Recorded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 29, 1946.

AFS 8452A2: One disc containing "Koraleczki" (My Corals) performed by Stasie Pokora. Recorded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 29, 1946.

AFS 8452A3: One disc containing "Bos Ty Jedny" (You Are the Only One) performed by Stasie Pokora. Recorded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 29, 1946.

AFS 8452B1: One disc containing "Kaczor" (The Drake) performed by Stasie Pokora. Recorded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 29, 1946.

AFS 8452B2: One disc containing "Jabloneczka" (My Apple Tree) performed by Stasie Pokora. Recorded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 29, 1946.

AFS 8453A1: One disc containing "Piesn Wieczorna" (Eveningsong) performed by Stasie Pokora. Recorded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 29, 1946.

AFS 8453A2: One disc containing "Kajtozas" (Oh No, Never) performed by Stasie Pokora. Recorded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 29, 1946.

AFS 8453B1: One disc containing "Swaty (Dana Moja Dana)" (The Matchmakers) performed by Stasie Pokora. Recorded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 29, 1946.

AFS 8453B2: One disc containing "A Witajze" (Hello, I'm Back Again) performed by Stasie Pokora. Recorded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 29, 1946.

AFC 1948/027: Edmund Zawacki and Harriet Pawlowska Collection of Polish Folk Songs and Speech
Fifty-nine discs of the speech, traditions, legends and folksongs of Polish residents of the town of Independence, Wisconsin. Recorded from December 1946 to 1947 by Edmund Zawacki and Harriet Pawlowska for the University of Wisconsin. (AFS 8579-8637) (9 hours and 15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 122B-127A)

AFC 1951/015: Aaron M. Greenberg Recording of Hebrew Chants and Prayers
One 10-inch tape of Hebrew chants and prayers performed by Cantor Aaron M. Greenberg of Jersey City, New Jersey. Chants were learned in Galicia, southern Poland. Recorded at the Library of Congress by Hermond Norwood, December 28, 1950. The collection includes two pages of content lists. (AFS 10,085) (LWO 1748) [catalog record]

AFC 1951/047: Cooperative Acquisitions Project / Music of Poland
Four 10-inch discs of music of Poland transferred to Music Division from Cooperative Acquisitions Project. Recorded ca. 1950. (AFS 10,335-10,338) (LWO 5111)

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

AFS 11,860B: One tape containing five Polish songs performed by Michael Janusz, recorded in Los Angeles by Wayland Hand, January 11, 1957. (8 minutes; tape copy on LWO 3272 reel 2B)

AFS 11,860B3: "Teasing Chant."

AFS 11,860B4: "Baby Bouncing Verse."

AFS 11,860B5: "Cradle Chant."

AFS 11,860B6: "Hand Clapping Game."

AFS 11,860B7: "Counting Out Chant."

AFS 11,862: One tape containing an interview about customs and life in western Ukraine (near Lvov) with Zenobia Janusz. Recorded in Venice, California, by Michael Janusz in Polish and English, May 18, 1957. (tape copy on LWO 3272 reel 4)

AFC 1973/028: Laura Boulton Collection

AFS 16,336-16,653: Laura Boulton Collection Part 11: Music of the Peoples of Canada
Three hundred eighteen discs of songs recorded in British Columbia, Illinois, Manitoba, Minnesota, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec. Includes several Eskimo, Indian, and immigrant groups, especially Afro-American, Anglo-Irish, French-Canadian, Mexican, Polish, Scottish, and Ukrainian. Recorded by Laura Boulton for the National Film Board of Canada, 1941-42. (LWO 7551 reels 36b-55a) [catalog record]

AFS 16,541-16,567: Twenty-seven discs containing 68 instrumentals and Polish songs, recorded in Winnipeg, Canada, and Chicago, Illinois, January 1942.

AFS 16,568: One disc containing three Polish songs, recorded in St. Paul, Minnesota, 1942.

AFS 16,572: One disc containing four Polish songs performed by children, recorded in St. Paul, Minnesota, 1942.

AFS 16,958-16,972: Laura Boulton Collection Part 15: Miscellaneous from U.S.
Fifteen 10-inch discs of instrumentals and songs, including examples from African-American, Mexican, Polish, and Ukrainian traditions. Recorded at various locations in the United States. Recorded by Laura Boulton, 1941-42, for the National Film Board of Canada. The collection includes two linear inches of notes.

AFS 16,970: One disc containing Polish songs, including "Chicago Opera".

AFS 18,102-18,468: Laura Boulton Collection Part 23: Africa, Europe, Far East, Latin America, etc.
Three-hundred and 44 7-inch tapes, 22 5-inch tapes and 1 3-inch tape of instrumentals and songs recorded in Africa, Europe, Far East, Latin America, Middle East, Near East, North America, South America, and Southeast Asia by Laura Boulton, 1949-61. The collection includes 1/3 linear inch of articles, correspondence, and lists.

AFS 18,407-18,408: Two tapes containing Polish recordings made in 1959.Content not identified. (1 hour and 30 minutes)

AFC 1976/011: Pekka Gronow Collection of Ethnic Music
Two 7-inch tapes of dance tunes, humor, and songs, mostly immigrant and non-English language material, compiled from 78 rpm commercial recordings of Armenian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Italian, Irish, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Sicilian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Yugoslavian material. Gift of Pekka Gronow to Richard K. Spottswood, project coordinator for the Archive of Folk Song's "Folk Music in America" bicentennial series of recordings, for consideration for the series. The collection includes correspondence between Gronow and Spottswood (1975) and a list of the source recordings. (AFS 18,000-18,001) (LWO 8858 ) [catalog record]

AFC 1977/010: Ethnic Recordings in America: A Neglected Heritage Conference
Nine 10-inch tapes of proceedings and concerts from the "Ethnic Recordings in America: A Neglected Heritage" conference including talks by Geno Baroni, Daniel Boorstin, Norman Cohen, James S. Griffith, Pekka Gronow, Joseph Hickerson, Alan Jabbour, Robert B. Klymacz, Don Leavitt, Richard K. Spottswood, and Chris Strachwitz, and performances by Zespot Harnasie, Lydia Mendoza, and the Polish Highlander Band. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, January 24-26, 1977. The collection includes 11 pages of logs and a photocopied program from the conference.

AFS 18,939: One tape containing a performance by the Polish Highlander Band, January 24, 1977. (tape copy on LWO 9368 reel 8)

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

AFS 20,260B-20,261: Two tapes containing the Krakowiak Polish Dance Group, January 18, 1977. (20 minutes; tape copy on LWO 16,810 reel 2-6; RWA 110-111)

AFC 1980/018: The Art of Paper Cutting Workshop Collection
Documentation from the paper cutting workshop held at the Library of Congress on December 2, 1980. Demonstrators of national/cultural traditions included Yehudit Shadur (Israeli), Magdalena Gilinsky and Ramona Jablonski (Polish), C.K. Chu (Chinese), and Claudia Hopf (German).

AFC 1981/004: Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection
Ninety-nine 7-inch tapes and 245 audiocassettes, 13 linear inches of contact sheets, eight and 3/4 linear feet of field notes and logs, 3080 slides, 210 photographs, and 2 videos from the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection, a field survey of ethnic artistic expression including dance, foodways, neighborhood gatherings, religious celebrations, and instrumental and vocal music. Recorded in the Chicago, Illinois, area by various collectors under the direction of Elena Bradunas, February-November 1977; under the joint sponsorship of the American Folklife Center and the Illinois Arts Council. The collection includes a 561-page report on the project published by the American Folklife Center in January 1978. Includes documentation of Polish culture from Chicago. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1981/018: Ethnic Broadcasting in America Collection
Eighteen 7-inch tapes, 2 5-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) and 6 linear inches of manuscript materials. [catalog record]

AFS 23,023B-23,024A: Two tapes containing a Polish broadcast recorded in San Francisco, California, April 16, 1978. (RYA 2891-92)

AFS 23,063-23,064: Two tapes containing Polish broadcasts recorded in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, June 13, 1978. (RYA 2923)

AFS 23,084: One tape containing a Polish broadcast recorded in Garden City, Michigan, June 4, 1978. (RYA 2943)

AFS 23,116: One tape containing a Polish broadcast recorded in New York, New York, May 26, 1978. (RYA 2973)

AFS 23,145: One tape containing a Polish broadcast recorded in Medford, Massachusetts, March 12, 1978. (RYA 2993)

AFS 23,148: One tape containing a Polish broadcast recorded in Cleveland, Ohio, May 30, 1978. (RYA 2996)

AFC 1985/027: Marcia Mint Danab Jewish Festivals Project Collection
Eight 10-inch tapes of interviews concerning Jewish festivals and religious customs, family histories, personal narratives, and songs in Ladino and Yiddish. Recorded in Eugene, Pleasant Hill, Portland, and Salem, Oregon, by Marcia Mint Danab, July-October 1981, for the Jewish Festivals Project. Sponsored in part by a grant from the Oregon Committee for the Humanities. The collection includes 137 pages of notes.

AFS 23,261-23,262: Two tapes containing an interview with Preva Swire and Rabbi Philip Kleinman. Recorded in Eugene and Portland, Oregon, August-September 1981. (45 minutes)

AFS 23,263: One tape containing an interview with Joseph Fiszman, a Polish immigrant. Recorded in Eugene, Oregon, August 25, 1981. (1 hour)

AFS 23,265: One tape containing an interview with Carmi Weingrod. Recorded in Eugene, Oregon, August 1981.

AFC 1986/037: 1986 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
Manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and color slides documenting the performance of bluegrass music, blues music, Armenian music, Senegalese music and dance, Irish music, country music, gospel music, Chinese traditional music and modern compositions, Caribbean music, and Polish music and dance celebrating the Harvest Festival from several regions in Poland. Most concerts were recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. The concert of Chinese music was recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress. The May 22 concert was held in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Neptune Plaza Concert Series. Concerts were held from April through September 1986, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council for the Traditional Arts. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following describes materials from a performance by Dawne Tańce and Tom Brzostowski. Recorded September 25, 1986.

AFC 1986/037: Folder 21: One folder containing press releases, fliers, photo credits, and a photocopy of an article in Polish from Nowy Dziennik, a major Polish-American newspaper.

AFS 24,289-24,290: Two tapes containing the concert. (1 hour)

AFC 1986/037: Envelope 28: Two envelopes containing two sheets of black-and-white negatives (65 images) of the concert, photographed by John T. Gibbs, and one one-row sheet of two color 35 mm negatives of the concert, photographer unknown (possibly Reid Baker).

AFC 1986/037: Folders 22-23: Two folders containing 5 black-and-white contact sheets (131 images) and two duplicates of the concert. Photographed by John T. Gibbs and Reid Baker.

AFC 1986/037: Envelopes 29-33: Five folders containing 89 color slides. Photographed by John T. Gibbs and Reid Baker.

AFC 1987/042: Lowell Folklife Project
Field project in Lowell, Massachusetts, examining the city's ethnic history and the history of their occupational lore, done in cooperation with the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities. The field data were used as the basis for the Center's "Report to the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission." The collection contains audio logs, transcripts of sound recordings, black-and-white photograph logs, color slide logs, data from the Lowell Neighborhood Map Project, as well as fieldnotes, reports, publications and ephemera. Includes documentation of Polish American traditions. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 1989/009: 1989 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection
The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of French-Canadian music and dance, Polish-style polka, old-time bluegrass music, Bengali music, bluegrass music, vallenato-style Colombian music, and gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress. [catalog record] [finding aid]

The following describes materials from performance by Eddie Blazonczyk and the Versatones, playing Polish-style polka from Illinois. Recorded May 18, 1989.

AFC 1989/009: Folder 6-8: One folder containing a concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, a concert log, photo logs, press releases, news clippings, and booklets on Polish culture and the polka.

AFC 1989/009: SR3-4: Two 10-inch tapes containing the concert. (1 hour)

AFC 1989/009: Envelope 7: Two envelopes containing 2 sheets of black-and-white 35 mm negatives (35 images). Photographed by John Gibbs and Reid Baker.

AFC 1989/009: Folder 9, Envelopes 8-10: One folder and three envelopes containing 3 black-and-white 35mm contact sheets (66 images), photographed by John Gibbs and Reid Baker); 3 3x5 black-and-white promotional photoprints, photographed by Wm. A. Crooks Photography; and 31 3x5 black-and-white photoprints (photographer unknown).

AFC 1989/009: Envelopes 11-12: Two envelopes containing 34 color slides, photographed by John Gibbs and Reid Baker.

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

AFC 1991/026: "Down Home Dairyland" / Wisconsin Folk Museum Collection
Seven audiocassettes of part II of the radio series "Downhome Dairyland," hosted and produced by Jim Leary and Richard March, presented by the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Wisconsin Folk Museum, and broadcast weekly March 4-May 27, 1990. The collection includes eight pages of a brochure, correspondence, datasheets, and an inventory. The radio series entitled "Down Home Dairyland," a program of traditional and ethnic music of Wisconsin and Michigan, hosted and produced by folklorists Jim Leary and Richard March; presented by Wisconsin Arts Board and the Wisconsin Folk Museum. Includes performances and interviews, as well as older recordings. Also includes Native American, Swiss, Polish, French, German, Puerto Rican, and Asian traditions; also fiddling, polka, instrument building, and library and museum collections. Note two of the programs drew on archive recordings from the 1930s and follow-up work with descendants of the earlier recordings ("Polish Fiddlers of Posen," and "Woodland Indian Fiddlers and Jigs").

AFC 1992/005: Ryl's'ki Institute Ukrainian Cylinder Collection
Thirty-seven U-Matic DATs (copied from ca. 200 wax cylinders), 7 linear inches of manuscripts, 64 graphic materials primarily collected during the early twentieth century (ca. 1908-1930s) by Ukrainian folklorists and musicologists, and include Ukrainian folk music traditions from various regions of Ukraine including the Kharkiv (Kharkov) region in what was then Soviet Ukraine and the Carpathian region of Eastern Galicia in Interwar Poland (1919-1939). These regions are now part of present day Ukraine. The collection is primarily comprised of field recordings on wax cylinders held by the Ryl's'kyi Institute of Art, Folklore Studies and Ethnology (Kiev, Ukraine). There are approximately 400 individual song and instrumental compositions representing several genres and performance styles specific to Ukraine, including bardic traditions (secular and religious songs), seasonal ritual folk songs (winter carols, spring songs), life-cycle rituals (weddings, funerals, etc.), as well as ballads, and instrumental and ensemble compositions. Of significant note are recordings of blind minstrels (e.g., "kobzari," lirnyky) probably made during the late 1920s and early 1930s before Stalinist purges, which destroyed the musicians and their distinct performance practices as well as the lives of many of the ethnographers who collected these song traditions. The collection also includes musical transcriptions of some of the recordings made by folklorists of the period as well as accompanying ethnographic photographs of performers and their instruments dating from the turn of the 20th Century and from 1960. Additional documentation includes photocopies of slips of paper that were in the cylinder containers, many of which identify the contents of the cylinder. Other photographs document Joseph Hickerson's trip to Ukraine and the Ryl's'kyi Institute in March 1994. Two videos, produced in 1994, promoting the institutional collaboration between the Ryl's'kyi Institute and the Library are also included in the collection. [catalog record]

AFC 1996/029: Jozef J. Topolski / Frank Wojnarowski Collection
Interview of Frank Wojnarowski by Frank Topolski on May 28, 1989, five years before Wojnarowski's death. Wojnarowski, a Polish bandleader was 79 at the time of the interview. Includes discussion of eastern and western style polkas.

AFC 1997/006: Antoni Sledziewski / Wycinanki Ludowe Collection
Two monographs and 16 original paper cut-outs. The first monograph, Wycinanki Ludowe (Folk Cut-Outs), was written by Antoni Sledziewski, 1989, in Polish, English, and Russian, 24 pages. The other is Wycinanka Ludowa (Folk Cut-Outs), (Siedlce, 1987), in Polish, 40 pages. The paper cut-outs were created by various Polish artists.

AFC 2000/005: Magdalena Nowacka-Jannotta Wycinanki Polish Papercutting Collection
One videotape documenting wycinanki (Polish papercutting) technique. Includes 127 examples of wycinanki, wrapping paper designed by her for the Library of Congress based on her wycinanki, publicity material.

AFC 2001/003: Illinois Arts Council / Ethnic and Folk Arts Archive
One hundred fifty-five audiocassettes, 36 7-inch tapes, 16 videocassettes, one linear foot of manuscripts, and 1000+ photographic materials documenting Illinois folklife, ca. 1970s-1990s. Donated by the Illinois Arts Council. The collection includes documentation of Tim Cooley with Sunshine Lee, Noel Rice, Amira Davis & Sister Love, George Boyde, Skeets Evans, Carlos Eguil-Aguila, and Will Norman. Apprenticeship documentation includes Lithuanian Skudutis technique (Raminta Pemkus & Darius Lapinskas) and African percussion (Tyrone Fair & Sylvester Lee). VHS tapes document the Original Southern Harmonizers, the Polish Highlanders, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptish Church, Alejandro Areano & Juan Hernandez, David Dee & family. Audiocassettes document Martin Kapugi, Bible Grove Opry, Thornberry, Jimmy Payne, Cairo, Arlin Dretz, Orvil Hale, Archie Smothers, Betty Brinkman, a Polish wedding, Eddie Snow, West Frankfort Dance, Lloyd "Boot" Shaw, Monmouth Sale Barn [Steve Rolander, auctioneer], Liz Carroll, Gideon Alorwoyie, Pompeo Stillo, Foday Musa Suso, Midwest Taiko ensemble, Cambodian folk ensemble, Alberto Sanabria, Arpa Paraguaya, Raeses des Andes Musica Boliviana, Archie Smothers, Jose Morales, Joe Shannon, James McGuire, and Patrick Marks.

AFC 2003/002: Aaron Ziegelman Foundation Collection / Luboml, a Jewish Polish Shtetl
Twenty-five linear feet of manuscripts, more than 2000 photographs, 276 videos, 160 sound recordings, and 20 artifacts from the Luboml Exhibition Project. In 1994, the Aaron Ziegelman Foundation initiated the Luboml Exhibition Project to preserve the history and the memory of his birthplace, Luboml, a shtetl (market town) in Poland, whose Jewish community was destroyed in World War II. (Luboml, Libivne in Yiddish, is now within the national borders of Ukraine.) The Foundation collected photographs, letters, maps, posters, artifacts, and oral histories from more than 100 families and archives around the world. The material was then used in a traveling exhibition, Remembering Luboml: Images of a Jewish Community, that focused on the every day lives of the Luboml Jews.

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. Collection includes three bamboo flutes. [catalog record]

 

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