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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture


Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: January 2014

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.

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.

AFC 1960/011: Folk music in the Azores islands : a sound anthology on gramophone records
Eighteen 10-inch discs of field recordings of folk music of the Azores on the islands of Terceira and Sã̃o Miguel, Azores. Recorded by Artur Santos (Conservatorio Nacional of Lisbon) and his wife Túlia Santos in 1952-1953 and issued in 1956. Includes an essay about the field project by Artur Santos and a map of the Azores. Issued by Instituto Cultural de Ponta Delgado, Sao Miguel, Azores. (AFS 11,738-11,755) (preservation tape copy LWO 5111 reels 386B-387) [catalog record]

AFC 1987/042: Lowell Folklife Project Collection
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 Portuguese Americans in Lowell. [catalog record] [finding aid]

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] [finding aid]

AFC 2006/049: The National Chorus of the Church of God and Saints of Christ and Judith Cohen Concert
Evening concert as part of the symposium The Lomax Legacy: Folklore in a Globalizing Century. Thursday, January 19, 2006, Coolidge Auditorium. The National Chorus of the Church of God and Saints of Christ,from Virginia, with special guests the Solomon Carey Family performing traditional a capella African American spirituals and secular songs, and Judith R. Cohen singing songs from the Luso-Hispanic tradition from rural Spain and Portugal, and from the Sephardic diaspora. Co-sponsored by AFC, the Association for Cultural Equity, and the Library of Congress Music Division


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