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Sherburn House, Portsmouth, built in 1695
Sherburn House, Portsmouth, built in 1695. Photo by William Fish. Part of the documentation in "Strawbery Banke," found among New Hampshire's Local Legacies projects.

New Hampshire

The collections of the American Folklife Center include a wide variety of materials from New Hampshire and the New England region. Among its unique recordings are folksongs, fiddle tunes, oral histories, and traditional dance music; ballads and folksongs collected by Phillips Barry in the 1930s; maritime stories and sea shanties collected in the 1960s; and the Helen Hartness Flanders and Eloise Hubbard Linscott collections of the folk music of New England.

Collections

Finding Aid: View a complete list of our New Hampshire collections.

Local Legacies: This project provides a "snapshot" of local culture as it was expressed in the year 2000. View New Hampshire's Local Legacies projects.

Veterans History Project: Browse state collections from the Veterans History Project.

Songs of America: Browse an interactive state map for selected songs from the American Folklife Center’s collections, as well as songs from the Library’s Music Division and Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

Webcast

Brendan Carey Block & Friends: Cape Breton Fiddle Music from New Hampshire. Recorded March 28, 2009. [catalog record] [concert flyer and webcast]

Additional Resources

Folklife Resources: Find state folklife-related agencies, societies, archives, higher education programs, and more, in Folklife Sourcebook: A Directory of Folklife Resources in the United States.

 

 

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