Finding Aids to Individual Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture
THE GHEORGHE AND EUGENIA POPESCU-JUDETZ COLLECTION
Prepared by Michelle Forner
Library of Congress, Washington DC
The Gheorghe and Eugenia Popescu-Judetz Collection consists of manuscript materials,
audio recordings, graphic materials, and moving images that document primarily
Romanian folk dance and music. The materials span the years 1938-1974 and
1995. The bulk of the materials were collected between 1950 and 1972 by Gheorghe
and a fieldwork team that sometimes included Eugenia. Their goal was to gather
traditional folk dance and music to serve as the basis of choreographies
for their government-sponsored performance ensembles. Through this effort,
Gheorghe amassed a collection of at least several thousand notated folk dance
variants, more than 3,200 audio-recorded melodies, and approximately 4,000
notated dance melodies, from all regions of Romania.
The collection focuses on the folk song and dance of the Romanian people.
Materials documenting costume, rituals, and customs are also included.
Music arrangements, choreographic diagrams, photographs, and show programs
document activities of the Ciocîrlia and Perinitza Ensembles. The
collection also provides insight into the lives of the Popescu-Judetzes
through manuscript and photographic documentation of their work as ethnographers,
dancers, choreographers, and teachers.
The initial collection of audio recordings and some manuscript and graphic
materials were donated bto the Library of Congress by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz
in 1990. Subsequent additions of manuscript and graphic materials were
accessioned in 1995 and 1997. Oral history interviews with the donor in
1995 complement the collection.
Access and Reproduction: Listening and viewing access
to the collection is unrestricted. Duplication of the recorded materials
may be governed by copyright and requires prior permission from the donor.
In addition to standard permission requirements, publication of the materials
requires prior permission of the donor.
Key Subjects: clothing and dress; costume; dance notation;
East Indian songs; instruments; melodies; performance ensembles; Romanian
folk dance and music; Romanian songs; social life and customs; Turkish
Primary Languages: Romanian, Turkish
|48 mono 5" reels
(original field recordings)
|14 DT 7" reels
|235 b&w photoprints
1 color photoprint
122 copy negatives
|2 8 mm, 100 ft. and 55 ft., silent, b&w
|1 16 mm, 86 ft., silent, b&w film
AFC 1990/022:SR49-c1 to SR57-c1
|4 b&w photoprints
36 b&w negatives
1 b&w contact sheet
|5 videocassettes, hi8, color
|| AFC 1990/022:V1-5
|5 videocassettes, 1/2" VHS, color
||AFC 1990/922:V1-v1 to V5-v1
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The Gheorghe and Eugenia Popescu-Judetz Collection spans the years 1938-1974
and 1995, with the largest portion dated 1950-1972. It is arranged into
two groups or series. Series I, the bulk of the collection, consists of
the documentary materials donated by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz and includes
manuscripts, audio recordings, graphic materials, and moving images. Series
II consists of material about the collection, primarily generated by the
American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, such as manuscript
material, audio recordings, graphic materials, and moving images. Series
III contains additional manuscripts, photographs, and emphera the were
donated by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz in 1997. It is an open series.
The Popescu-Judetzes were Romanian dancers who worked primarily as choreographers
and teachers. Series I contains the accumulation of decades of Gheorghe's
notes, research, and choreographic work as well as examples of Eugenia's
dance work and research. It includes at least several thousand notated
folk dance variants, more than 3,200 audio-recorded melodies, and approximately
4,000 notated dance melodies. The bulk of the recordings resulted from
fieldwork Gheorghe and his team conducted to collect Romanian folk dance
and music in all regions of the country. Gheorghe and Eugenia used these
materials primarily to create choreographic works for their government-sponsored
performance ensembles, and also to develop curricula for dance workshops,
to publish dance instruction books, to provide methods to teach Romanian
character dance, and to record an endangered dance culture. In addition
to documenting and providing examples of traditional Romanian folk dance
and the work of the Ciocîrlia and Perinitza Ensembles, material in
the collection includes theoretical research, ethnographic descriptions,
and a unique dance notation system that they developed.
The fieldwork materials are interrelated; however, these relationships are
not always readily apparent. That is, for each dance variant notated, there
probably exists a music transcription for the accompanying dance tune. There
also may be an audio recording of the dance tune or descriptive notes in the
field notebooks. Furthermore, the dance is probably described on an index card
or found in a list. Although the majority of the dance tunes and dance variants
are inventoried, no concordance exists that links them together.
The breadth of materials in this collection demonstrates a progression
of scholarly research and performance development, and provides insight
into dance research and performance in communist Romania. The manuscript
materials range from rough field notes describing folk dance variants in
various villages to colored diagrams of choreographic works staged for
professional performance. Since the dance notations included progress from
early field sketches to publication-ready drawings of fully-notated dances,
the development of the dance notation system itself is also documented.
The collection was donated to the Library of Congress in 1990 and 1995
in batches that included parts of each subseries of material, i.e., one
shipment contained some music arrangements and notebooks; another shipment
included the rest of the arrangements and notebooks. The inventories for
the audio recordings and manuscript materials (such as the dance and music
notations) were prepared by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz to accompany each shipment.
Since she was able to spend more time on the initial inventories, the first
parts of these documents are more detailed than later addendums. Furthermore,
introductions to the inventories refer to the items donated at the time
the initial inventory was written but not to later additions.
The field transcriptions of music are contained in notebooks and sheet
sets. The 113 music notebooks are bound, paper volumes that contain holographic
scores and sketches of more than 3,000 Romanian dance tunes and songs transcribed
in the field between 1949 and 1972. The 40 sets of sheet music (referred
to by the donor as "music sheets") are bound and unbound sets
of pages that contain more than 250 melodies transcribed between 1950 and
1970. The notebooks and sheets were used to record songs performed on request
in the villages and during on-going events such as festivals. They document
the work of the fieldwork team's music transcriber, primarily Grigore Suchici,
fiddler, and Constantin Arvinte, the composer/music arranger for the Ciocîrlia
Ensemble. The transcriber notated the melody played with the dance under
study, either on the spot or later by listening to a field recording. Each
book and sheet set contains a number of melodies. Later, under Gheorghe
Popescu-Judetz's direction, Arvinte and others used these materials to
write arrangements and scores for stage performances of the ensemble. In
fact, many pages contain notes and references that were added later by
The 50 music arrangements in the collection represent compositions that
were prepared for performing purposes. They consist of harmonizations,
scores, and compositions created by various composers for dance performances
of the Ciocîrlia and Perinitza Ensembles, primarily based on fieldwork
conducted by the Popescu-Judetzes. Some of the arrangements were used for
rehearsals and to teach Romanian folk dances and suites to other dance
The notation that documents the Romanian folk dance in this collection
is found in the field notebooks and notation files. Gheorghe created this
unique system of notation out of his need to record the dances in the field
accurately and quickly, at villages, festivals, and competitions. From
1949 to 1955, Gheorghe worked on a system that focused on footwork, including
the positions and movements of the passive (non-weight-bearing) foot. The
system could be used to make quick notes in the field or notate complete
dances. Gheorghe refined the system and used it in choreography work for
the ensemble, published books, and teaching. Eugenia also used the notation
for the same purposes and continued to draw on it when teaching and choreographing
Romanian folk dance in the United States. After further developing the
system, she published Judetz Folk Dance Notation in 1979 (see folder 32).
Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz's 45 field notebooks are rich in dance notation
and other information. He used the notebooks, which date between 1950 and
1970, to document his dance research and professional activities. They
serve as the primary source of field documentation and provide an insight
into his life and creative process. Arranged in random order (some volumes
contain multiple years), the notebooks contain a variety of information
such as names and addresses of informants; quick sketches of dance notation
accompanied by written descriptions; notes from his participation on dance
competition juries; notes describing performance groups and dances at folk
festivals; sketches of costumes, textile patterns, and motifs; and descriptions
of informants documented in photographs. The notebooks also contain information
relating to professional ensemble activities, such as dance rehearsal schedules,
casting lists, and production notes.
The 33 dance notation "files" (the donor's groupings) contain
hundreds of leaves primarily of notation and written descriptions of at
least several thousand Romanian folk dance variants, from rough drafts
to final forms. They were made by Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz between 1949
and 1972, either in the field or transcribed later, and include camera-ready
versions prepared by a cartographer for publication. The dances are mainly
grouped by region, and represent field work and choreographies for the
stage. Of special note are seven files of calus dance variants, and the
staging diagrams for choreographic works Gheorghe created for performing
ensembles, predominantly Ciocîrlia.
The dance notation files include materials other than notation. "Nunta
la Beleti," a 26-page, handwritten manuscript, describes a wedding
ritual in Beleti village (Gheorghe's birthplace), Muscel district, as it
was performed between 1900 and 1940. Gheorghe formally researched this
event between 1960 and 1964. The ethnographic document includes descriptions
of the participants, costuming, orations, dance, music lyrics, and explanations
of the rituals involved. "Mic Dictionar al Jocurilor Populare din
Zonele Folclorice Neamt si Bacau" (Small Dictionary of Folk Dances
from Neamt in Bacau District) is a 421-page handwritten manuscript. Gheorghe
wrote it as part of a larger ethnographic work on the folk arts of the
Bicaz-Neamt area, Moldavia, that was never published. Based on research
he conducted for 17 years, it contains an alphabetically-arranged description
of almost 800 dance variants from the area, including type of dance, posture,
place, dance name synonyms, accompanying lyrics or chants, and so forth.
(Elsewhere the collection includes graphs, maps, and indexes intended to
accompany this chapter.) The last nine files in the series are devoted
to Gheorghe's work on the metric and rhythmic analysis of Romanian dance.
He held the theory that the roots of Romanian dance rhythms share a common
origin with classical Greek poetic meters. The files contain classifications
of dance rhythms; taxonomic, rhythmic, and metric diagrams; and specific
One of Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz's goals was to make a general catalog of
all Romanian folk dances and their variants. To that end, with Eugenia's
assistance, he drew on the research described above to compile iterations
of lists of dances on index cards and paper sheets. Dances listed individually
on index cards often include descriptive information. At least 4,000 dances
are listed. Some of this material appeared in the glossaries and indexes
of his published books.
The audio recordings in Series I were made in the field by Gheorghe and
Eugenia Popescu-Judetz between 1950 and 1972. They contain more than 3,200
melodies of Romanian, Turkish, and East Indian folk and traditional music,
with some informant interviews. The bulk of the recordings are Romanian
dance tunes, songs, and ballads performed by folk musicians, singers, and
ensembles from all regions of Romania and Yugoslavian Banat. The collection
also includes recordings made by Eugenia of Turkish folk music in Dobrudja,
Dervish ceremonies in Anatolia, and samples of folk and classical music
The 118 graphic images in this series are primarily black and white photoprints
of various sizes and include some collages made of photoprints, drawings,
postcards, and text. They are arranged in five groups: fieldwork, Gheorghe
Popescu-Judetz and the Ciocîrlia Ensemble, portraits of the Popescu-Judetzes,
series for sketches of the Doiul dance from Banat, and Eugenia Popescu-Judetz.
The images span the years 1938 to 1974, with the bulk dating between 1950
and 1970. The collage pages, created by Gheorghe, were taken from scrapbooks
he kept to document fieldwork projects, dance competitions, and world dance
The moving images in the collection consist of three short, silent, black
and white films (two 8 mm and one 16 mm). They provide a glimpse of several
dance styles and costuming as well as views of the Romanian countryside.
Series II consists of materials about the collection generated by the
Library of Congress. It contains manuscipt material, audio recordings,
graphic materials, and video recordings concerning the March 1995 interviews
with donor Eugenia Popescu-Judetz. The interviews provide background information
on the collection, biographical information about the Popescu-Judetzes,
and further insight into the relationships between the materials in the
collection. This series is open.
Series III consists of additions donated in 1997 to complete the original
collection in Series I. Eugenia Popesu-Judetz submitted the remainder of
the dance notations collected by her and her husband. The series also contains
fieldnotes organized into dance indexes. There are also some materials
such as postcards, photographs, publicity pamphlets, and sheet music organized
by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz into the category of ephemera.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF GHEORGHE AND EUGENIA POPESCU-JUDETZ
Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz (1911-1972) was born in the village
of Beleti-Negresti, Muscel district, in the Muntenia region of Romania.
He became interested in folk dancing as a teenager, and began performing
as principal dancer with amateur ensembles in Bucharest. He obtained degrees
from several universities, and entered the teaching profession. In the
1930s and 1940s he was leader of and dancer with a number of organizations,
including Asociatia Alunelul, the Dance Group of Liga Culturala Association,
and the soldier dancers from the 30th Dorobantzi Army Unit. Gheorghe toured
with some of these groups nationally and abroad. From 1949 to 1966, he
was the choreographer and director of the Ciocîrlia Ensemble dance
group, and made a number of foreign tours with them. Throughout the years,
he also served as guest choreographer for other dance groups, professor
of folk dance at various schools and seminars, and jury member at national
folk arts competitions. In 1948 he married Eugenia Marisescu, who became
his dance partner and research associate. In 1950 they won first prize
in the International Folk Dance Competition in Prague for excellence in
character dance performance.
Early in his career, Gheorghe became fascinated with his country's abundance
of folk dances. Consequently, he dedicated his life to compiling a complete
catalog and ethnographic description of all Romanian dances and variations.
With no formal ethnographic training, he conducted extensive fieldwork
throughout Romania between 1949 and 1972, often accompanied by a music
transcriber, costume designer, ensemble dancers, and Eugenia. He published
some of his research in ten books on folk dance (see "Related Publications")
as well as in many journal and magazine articles. Gheorghe received numerous
artistic awards throughout his life, and was honored in 1957 with the title,
Artist Emeritus of Romania, for his work in the field of folk dance.
Eugenia Popescu-Judetz (1925-) was born in Giurgiu, a
town on the Danube river in the Muntenia region of Romania. Although she
trained in classical ballet as a child, Eugenia always had an interest
in folk dance, which increased after she married. In her early career,
she was a professional dancer and folk dance teacher with the National
Theatre Ballet of Bucharest, performed with the Opera Theater, and taught
dance in the High School of the Arts and in the Folk Ensemble of Bucharest.
For a time she conducted research with the Romanian Folk Lore Institute,
which gave her valuable training for future fieldwork. From 1954 to 1970
she was ballet master and choreographer of the Perinitza Folk Ensemble
and toured internationally with them. Throughout these years, she taught
workshops for folk dance instructors and amateur choreographers, created
many choreographies for film and television, conducted field research,
and lectured in Europe.
As part of a cultural exchange program, Eugenia traveled to the United
States in the late 1960s to teach Romanian folk dance workshops. In 1973,
she returned to the United States on an invitation from the Duquesne University
Tamburitzans in Pittsburgh, PA. She became an adjunct professor at Duquesne
and continued to teach and choreograph for the Tamburitzans. Eugenia received
a master of arts degree in theology from Duquesne University and a doctorate
in theatre criticism from the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author
of numerous articles and books and continues to pursue intellectual interests.
For more detailed biographical information on the Popescu-Judetzes, see
folder 16, "Curriculum vitae," and folder 196, "Oral history
COLLECTION INVENTORY AND DESCRIPTION
Archive of Folk Culture administrative
materials. The collection guide (this document).
Inventory of music notebooks. 200-page
typed inventory prepared by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz. In numerical
order by notebook number. Includes melody title and genre, transcriber,
place of recording, composer (if appropriate), instrument, singer/musician,
and date of recording.
Inventory of music sheets. Sixteen-page
typed inventory prepared by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz. In numerical
order by sheet number. Each multi-leaved "sheet" contains
a number of melodies. Includes transcriber, melody title, place of
recording, musician, instrument, and date of recording.
Inventory of music arrangements. Three-page
typed inventory prepared by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz. In numerical
order by arrangement number. Includes name of arrangement, composer,
and date of recording.
Inventory of field notebooks-dance
notation. Four-page inventory prepared by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz.
In numerical order by notebook number.
Inventory of dance notation files.
Seventeen-page typed inventory prepared by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz.
In numerical order by file number. Includes descriptions of types
of dances by region or dance style, title of dance or choreography,
or general description of contents (i.e., glossary, rhythmic diagrams).
Inventory of audio recordings. 238-page
typed inventory prepared by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz. In numerical
order by original tape number, with reference to the listening copies.
Includes melody title and genre, singers and/or musicians, place
of recording, instruments, and date of recording.
Audiotape concordance. Concordance
of original audiotapes and listening copies. Includes handwritten
concordance prepared by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz without AFC numbers.
||Inventories of audio recordings by tape reel. Originals
and photocopies of typed and handwritten sheets listing the contents
of each audiotape reel. Prepared by Gheorghe and Eugenia Popescu-Judetz.
Originals were housed with the tape reels.
||Miscellaneous inventories. Inventories of dance indexes,
photoprints, films, and published LPs (LPs transferred to Recorded
||Curriculum vitae. Curriculum vitae of Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz
and Eugenia Popescu-Judetz. Prepared by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz. Also
includes miscellaneous biographical information.
||Music notebooks. 113 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 bound, paper music
notebooks. Arranged numerically in the collector's order. Contain holograph
sketches and scores of more than 3,000 melodies transcribed in the
field, 1949-1972. Predominantly dance tunes and songs. Identifying
information includes melody title, transcriber, informant/musician,
instruments, date, and place of recording (in Romanian). See folders
2-4 for inventory.
||Music sheets. Forty sets of 9 1/2 x 14 bound and unbound,
multiple-leaved music sheets. Arranged numerically in the collector's
order. Contain holographic sketches and scores of more than 250 melodies
transcribed in the field, 1950-1970. Predominantly dance tunes and
songs. Identifying information includes melody title, transcriber,
informant/musician, instruments, date and place of recording (in Romanian).
See folder 5 for inventory.
||Music arrangements. Fifty sets of 9 1/2 x 14 bound and
unbound, multiple-leaved music sheets. Arranged numerically in the
collector's order. Contain holographic harmonizations and scores created
for performances by Ciocîrlia and Perinitza Ensembles, 1949-1969.
Each score has a title, composer, and often the date of composition
or transcription (in Romanian). See folder 6 for inventory.
||Field notebooks-dance notation. Forty-five bound (hard-
and soft-covered) paper notebooks, predominantly 5 3/4 x 8. Arranged
numerically in the collector's order. Used by Gheorghe Popescu-Jedetz
in the field, 1950-1970. Contain his handwritten notes, dance notations,
sketches, etc. (in Romanian). Contributions occasionally made by Eugenia
Popescu-Judetz. See folder 7 for inventory.
||Dance notation book. One copy of Judetz Folk Dance
Notation, created by Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz. Edited and revised
by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz and James Rocevic. Pittsburgh PA: Duquesne
University Tamburitzans, Institute of Folk Arts, 1979. Bound, paper-covered
publication that explains the Judetz dance notation system. Includes
||Dance notation files. Thirty-three "files" (original
groupings) of 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 paper sheets of dance notation and description.
Originals and photocopies. Arranged numerically by file number in the
collector's order. Prepared by Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz, 1949-1952.
The bulk of the material is handwritten dance notation, from sketches
and rough drafts through publication-ready final versions. Descriptive
information may include name of dance/variant, place, informant, and
date. Dance notations usually grouped by region or dance type. Files
also contain choreographies for performances, including staging diagrams;
a manuscript of an ethnographic description of a wedding ritual (23
pages); a manuscript of a glossary of dances from Bicaz, Moldavia (421
pages); and classifications, diagrams, and analyses of rhythm and meter
patterns (in Romanian).
|Index cards. Seven "stacks" (groups) of 6
x 4 sheets of paper containing information on individual dances. Arranged
numerically in the collector's order, with several groupings by geographical
region. Created by Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz, with some assistance from
Eugenia and others, 1950-1970. Primarily based on information collected
in the field and documented in sources listed above. For the most part,
each sheet contains handwritten or typed information on a single dance
type, including variants, locations, and other descriptive information
(in Romanian). "Stack eight" consists of two-sided 8 x 11
3/4 sheets of thin paper, each containing handwritten copies of multiple
index cards that since have been destroyed.
||Listing 1. Bound, alphabetically-tabbed 8 1/2 x 11 3/4
volume containing a list of more than 4,000 dance names. Within each
tabbed section, dance names and locations listed in random order (in
Romanian). Handwritten by Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz, 1965-1970. Primarily
based on information collected in the field and documented in other
sources in the collection. Contains notes on informants and so forth
in the back.
||Listing 2. Thirty-four page manuscript listing dances
from Bicaz, Moldavia region. Typewritten with handwritten corrections
(in Romanian). Based on materials collected in the field 1954-1956
and documented in other sources listed above. Dances indexed by name,
place, and variants. Created by Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz to accompany
unpublished volume on folk dances from the Bicaz area (see folders
||Listings 3-4. Two sets of paper sheets (one 8 1/2 x
11 3/4 and one 6 x 8 1/2, respectively) containing drafts and worksheets
of dance listings from all regions. Handwritten by Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz
|Graphs and Maps
||Graphs and maps. Two multi-paged, bound, handwritten
graphs and three hand-drawn maps containing analyses of dances from
the Bicaz area (originals and photocopies). Prepared by Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz
to accompany the manuscript on folk dances from this area (see folders
113-136, 167-168). The graphs depict characteristics of 213 dances
(such as formation, positions, function, location) and the frequency
by location of 90 dances, respectively. The maps portray 1) the "interference
and circulation" of dances (transmission and dissemination), 2)
the transmission of one dance type (ardelesc), and 3) zones of "interpenetration" (influences
from other regions).
||Scenarios. Two handwritten manuscripts describing scenarios
for two stage productions by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz (in Romanian).
The Dobrudja Suite scenario was created in 1960 for the Perinitza Ensemble.
The Moldavian Folk Theater scenario was created in 1964 for the Ciocîrlia
||Dance Notes. Draft of introduction to unpublished volume
on 200 folk dances from Olt, Muntenia region (in Romanian). Handwritten
and typewritten by Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz, based on research conducted
||Show programs. Miscellaneous programs of performances
in Romania and elsewhere of the Perinitza Ensemble and other groups
that feature choreographic works by Gheorghe and Eugenia Popescu-Judetz,
1938-1974. In Romanian, Turkish, French, German, and English.
||Show programs, Tamburitzans. Performance programs of
the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, 35th to 43rd seasons. Arranged
chronologically (1971-1980). Includes choreographic works by Eugenia
||Publicity. Photocopies of newsclippings documenting
the international activities of Eugenia Popescu-Judetz and the Perinitza
Ensemble, 1968-1971. In English, Finnish, French, and Turkish.
||Printed music from the collection. Four printed music
folios of dance music from the collection (n.d.). The music was used
by the Popescu-Judetzes in workshops where they taught folk dances
to teachers from folk art schools and to amateur choreographers.
||Album jackets and sheet music covers. Photocopies of
published album jackets and sheet music covers of Romanian folk dance
music. Original materials transferred to Recorded Sound Division.
||Album notes. Photocopies of portions of the booklets
accompanying "Antologia Muzicii Populare Romanesti" (Anthology
of Romanian Folk Music), volumes one and two. Describes folk instruments,
songs, dances, and customs in English. Original discs and booklets
transferred to Recorded Sound Division.
||Costume collection, Kent State University. Accession
reports and inventory lists from the Kent State University Museum collection
of costumes, artifacts, and photographs donated by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz.
Includes items on long-term loan from the Duquesne University Tamburitzans'
Popescu-Judetz Collection of Romanian Costumes and Artifacts. Also
includes two copies of the brochure, "The Romanian Exhibition," presented
by the Kent State University Museum that contains photographs of costumes
donated by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz.
|Forty-eight mono 5" reels.
AFC 1990/022:SR1-48. Original field recordings made by Gheorghe and
Eugenia Popescu-Judetz between 1950-1972. Arranged numerically in the
collector's order. Listening copies are available in the Folklife Reading
Room. See folders 9-11 for inventory.
|Boxes 30-32, 36-39
||117 original black-and-white photoprints of various
sizes and one color photoprint, AFC 1990/022:P1-P118. Photographed
by Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz and others. Arranged in rough chronological
order in the following groups: fieldwork, Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz and
Ciocîrlia Ensemble, photoprints and portraits of Gheorghe and
Eugenia Popescu-Judetz, series for sketches of the Doiul dance from
Banat, and Eugenia Popescu-Judetz. See folder 15 for inventory. Reference
photoprints and copy negatives are available. NOTE: Photoprints AFC
1990/022:P101-118 sent by donor 7/96.
||Photocopies of photoprints.
||1 reel, 8 mm, 100 ft., silent, black and white film.
Filmed by Marty Koenig, 1966, in Dobrudja, Romania. Koenig later gave
this copy of the film to Eugenia Popescu-Judetz. Documents Gheorghe
Popescu-Judetz, in street clothes, demonstrating a Brîul dance.
1 reel, 16 mm, 55 ft., silent, black and white film.
Filmed by Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz, 1952, in Transylvania.
Informants Liana Tircolea and Gheorghe Covaci, dressed
in costume, demonstrate a couple dance, Suita de pe Somes.
Covaci then demonstrates a men's dance, Barbuncul. AFC1990/022:F2.
1 reel, 8 mm, 86 ft., silent, black and white film.
Filmed by Gheorghe Popescu-Judetz, 1955, in Moldavia,
Muntenia, and Oltenia. Documents various informants in
costume, outdoor scenes, and panoramic views. AFC1990/022:F3.
||Oral history interview. Questions, tape logs, and notes
from interviews with donor Eugenia Popescu-Judetz, March 28-30, 1995.
Conducted by Michelle Forner at the American Folklife Center, Library
of Congress. See audio recordings AFC 1990/022:SR49-57 and video recordings
AFC 1990/022:V1-5. Also includes notes from phone interview on June
||Dance Studies article: "Jienii". Photocopy
of article by Eugenia Popescu-Judetz, "Disemic Features in the
Romanian Folk Musical 'Jienii.'" Appeared in Dance Studies,
Volume 3, 1993. Article focused on material drawn from Popescu-Judetz
Collection. (Forwarded by donor to collection, 7/96.)
||Music notation-Dance Studies article. Copies of hand-written
music notation of songs from the musical "Jienii." Notation
appeared in the Dance Studies article in Folder 201.
(Forwarded by donor to collection, 7/96.)
||Oral history interview: Nine audiocassettes, AFC 1990/022:SR49-57.
Interviews with Eugenia Popescu-Judetz conducted by Michelle Forner
at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, March 28-30,
1995. Recorded concurrently with videotapes. Listening copies available
in the Folklife Reading Room.
|Folder 197, Envelope 1
||Interview session photographs. One sheet of black and
white 35 mm negatives (36 images), one 8 x 10 black and white contact
sheet, and four black and white 8 x 10 photoprints taken of Eugenia
Popescu-Judetz and Michelle Forner during an interview session, March
30, 1995. Photographed by James Hardin.
||Oral history interview: Five videocassettes, hi8, AFC
1990/022:V1-5. Interviews with Eugenia Popescu-Judetz conducted by
Michelle Forner at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress,
March 28-30, 1995. Filmed concurrently with audiotapes. Viewing copies
available in the Folklife Reading Room
||Dance Notation Files. Twenty-four "files" (original
groupings) added to the collection to compliment the files in folders
33-156. The new files contain dance descriptions, dance typologies,
field notes, and costume documentation. There is a folder on chants
and lyrics from Strigaturi and an ethnography on the folk dances of
Oltenia. New Years customs are documented here as well as folk theater
from Moldavia. There are monographic descriptions from the Bicaz, Muntenia,
Moldavia, and Dobrdja region specifically.
||Listing 5. 397 manuscript pages containing a list of
the dance names from Moldavia, Pitra Neamt and Bacau areas and a dance
dictionary/glossary from the Bicaz area.
||Listing 6. 400 manuscript pages containing dance names
and repertoire from Muntenia, Dobrudja, and Oltenia and a dance glossary
||Listing 7. 257 manuscript pages containing dance dictionaries
from Dobrudja and Banat,
repertoire lists from Banat, and dance glossaries from Muntenia and Arges.
||Listing 8. 236 manuscript pages containing a dance dictionary
of Banat dances and repertoire lists from Dobrudja and Muntenia.
||Listing 9. 252 manuscript pages containing a dance repertoire
from Bacau area, Moldavia. This listing also contains indexes of names
from Piatra Neamt, Moldavia and dance lists from North Moldavia.
||Listing 10. 313 manuscript pages containing dance repertoire
lists from Muntenia, Pitesti, Dambovita, Faurei, Olt, Vedea, and Teleajen
regions. This listing also holds an index/glossary of dances from Galati
||Listing 11. 101 manuscript pages containing a dance
dictionary from Dobrudja, dance name lists from South Transylvania,
and dance lists from Oltenia and Olt areas of Muntenia.
||Listing 12. This listing contains index cards and repertoire
lists from all regions. The documents in this listing are of smaller
that usual size.
||Listing 13. This listing contains 98 manuscript pages
of a dance dictionary of the Bicaz area of Moldavia and graphs.
||Publications. Dances, described and notated, published
in the magazine Cultura Poporului and Indrumatorul. Originals and duplications.
||Portfolio. Contains photographs, publicity, programs,
The contents of the following books were drawn from field research conducted
Popescu-Judetz, Eugenia. Sixty Folk Dances of Romania. Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania: Duquesne University Tamburitzans, Institute of Folk Arts, 1979.
Popescu-Judetz, Eugenia and James Roncovic, ed. Judetz Folk Dance
Notation. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Duquesne University Tamburitzans,
Institute of Folk Arts, 1979. GV1587.J82
Popescu-Judetz, Gheorghe. Brîul (Dance on Belt). Bucharest:
Editura de Stat Pentru Literatura si Arta, 1956.
________. Dansul Popular Românesc - StudII (Romanian Folk
Dance Studies). Bucharest: Editura de Stat Didactica si Pedagogica, 1958.
________. Jocuri Din Banat (Dances from Banat). Bucharest: Editura
de Stat Pentru Literatura si Arta, 1956. GV1685.P64
________. Jocuri Populare Din Dobrogea (Folk Dances from Dobrudja).
Dobrudja: Casa Regionala a Creatiei Populare, 1965. GV1679.P66
________. Jocuri Populare Din Oas Si Maramures (Folk Dances
from Oas and Maramures). Maramures: Casa Regionala a Creatiei Populare,
1963. GV1686.M37P66 1963
________. Jocuri Populare Din Regiunea Arges (Folk Dances from
Arges Region). Bucharest: Editura Muzicala, 1963. GV1686.A73P66 1963
________. Jocuri Populare Din Regiunea Bucharesti (Folk Dances
from Bucharest Region). Bucharest: Editura Muzicala, 1961.
________. Jocuri Populare Oltenesti Vol. I. (Folk Dances from
Oltenia). Bucharest: Editura de Stat Didactica si Pedagogica, 1958. GV1686.044P67
________. Jocuri Populare Oltenesti Vol. II. (Folk Dances from
Oltenia). Bucharest: Editura de Stat Didactica si Pedagogica, 1959.
________. Jocuri Populare Românesti (Romanian Folk Dances).
Bucharest: Editura Muzicala, 1959. GV1685.P66