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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture


Compiled by: Pampa Rotolo
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: December 2013

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

AFC 1942/007: Seamus Doyle South American Recordings
Fifty-three 12-inch discs of music recorded in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay, by Seamus Doyle, July-September 1941, while Doyle was on tour with the Kirstein American Ballet Group. The collection includes Doyle's six-page journal entitled "Report on the Collection of Folk Music in South America" and a detailed song list with performers, titles, genres, recording dates, and locations. [catalog record]

AFS 5718-5719: Two discs containing 7 Uruguayan folk and dance songs featuring guitarist Ramon Ayestaran. Recorded in Montevideo, Uruguay, July 1941. (15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 385A)

AFC 1961/008: Lauro Ayestarán collection of folk songs and dances of Uruguay
Two 7-inch tapes of twenty Uruguayan folk songs, children's songs, a Christmas carol, dances, lullabies, and religious songs; a segment of a modern chamber music piece on piano, woodwind, and brass ensemble; and a segment of a traditional piece on piano. Recorded by Lauro Ayestaran at an unknown location on an unknown date. Keywords: canciones y danzas del folklore musical Uruguayo. (AFS 11,881-11,882) (45 minutes; original tape on LWO 3346; tape copy on LWO 12,523) [catalog record]

AFC 2005/008: Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo collection on Latin American folklore
Publications pertaining to Latin American folklore and musical traditions from the library of Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo, Brazilian folklorist and musicologist. The collection includes monographs, articles, bibliographies, conference proceedings, and other publications about folk music, musical instruments, popular music, dance, folklore, food traditions, proverbs, children's folklore, traditional and folk medicine, local religious celebrations (including Christmas, Epiphany, and Easter) and devotions to various saints, Cuban santeria, Afro-Brazilian traditions, and anthropological studies of indigenous people of Brazil, among other topics. Publications are predomiantly about Brazilian culture but include significant works on folk culture in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela. [catalog record]


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