10 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) African Americans--Social life and customs.

  1. Stanley Edgar Hyman papers, 1932-1978

    14,000 items ; 47 containers ; 18.6 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Literary critic and educator. Correspondence, memoranda, journal, manuscripts of articles, book reviews, and books, research material, notes, reports, and other papers relating to Hyman's career as literary critic, book reviewer, and professor of language, literature, and the history of myth and ritual at Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont. Of special interest are files pertaining to his...

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  2. National Visionary Leadership Project interviews and conference collection, 1997-2009

    33 boxes transcripts: 15 v. : col. ill. ; 22 cm. 288 transcripts, unbound manuscripts, 4 folders 1026 videocassettes (Betacam, DVCAM, Mini-DV) : sound, color, various sizes 7 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color. 12 video discs (CD-ROM) : sound, color. artifact : 1 medal 868 photographs prints : color ; 4 x 6. 3351 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The National Visionary Leadership Project Interviews and Conference Collection consists primarily of master recordings of interviews by the National Visionary Leadership Project with significant figures in 20th century African American history. In addition, the collection includes transcripts (both printed and electronic) of a portion of the interviews, edited versions of the interviews and...

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  3. Don Yoder collection of tape recordings

    3 boxes. 152 sound tape reels : analog ; various sizes. 21 sound cassettes : analog. 1 sound disc : analog, 45 rpm. 2 photographs : black and white ; 3 1/2 x 5 in. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of field recordings made by professor Don Yoder to document various religious sects and religious and secular folk traditions primarily in Pennsylvania and in the northeastern United States. Included are recordings of Pennsylvania German conversation, interviews, hymns, prayers, church services including sermons, folk dance music, humorous songs, and folk festivals. Manuscripts...

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  4. Green-Driver collection, 1896-1969

    2,000 items ; 6 containers ; 2.2 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Businesswoman and church worker. Financial papers, correspondence, photographs, printed matter, topical files and miscellaneous material generated mainly by Pattie Gresham and her three husbands, Baptist ministers William M. Driver and John Benjamin Green, and insurance executive William L. Busby.

  5. Robert Sonkin Alabama and New Jersey collection, 1937-1941

    7 manuscript folders in 1 box; 64 12-inch acetate-aluminum discs -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, field notes, reports, recording logs, transcripts of song texts, and sound recordings of African American music traditions and folkways, collected by Robert Sonkin, primarily in Gee's Bend, Alabama, in 1941.

  6. Truman K. Gibson papers, circa 1900-1994

    900 items ; 3 containers ; 1.2 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, business executive, and boxing promoter. Correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, printed matter, photographs, and other papers reflecting the social life of the Gibson family in Chicago, Illinois. Also included in the papers is Gibson's correspondence with his wife, Isabelle Carson Gibson, written while he served as an adviser on African-American affairs to the United States War...

  7. Library of Congress and Fisk University Mississippi Delta collection, 1941-1943

    493 items ; 1 container plus 1 oversize ; 4 linear feet. 350 manuscript items. 10 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in. 87 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 16 in. 46 negative prints : black and white ; 54 x 37 cm and smaller. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of a portion of the materials generated by a joint field project -- the Coahoma County, Mississippi, field project, 1941-1942 -- undertaken by Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge of the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress, and Fisk University faculty members including Charles S. Johnson, John Wesley Work, and Lewis Wade Jones. Field recordings were made...

  8. South-Central Georgia Folklife Project collection, 1977-1982

    24,855 items. 13 containers. 6.5 linear feet. 152 folders. 179 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in. 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 5 in. 196 sound cassettes : analog. 8 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in. circa 14,000 film negatives : black-and-white ; 35 mm and 2 1/4 in. circa 7400 slides and transparencies : color ; 35 mm and 2 1/4 in. 31 drawings : pen-and-ink ; various sizes. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of documentary materials resulting from an ethnographic field research project conducted by the American Folklife Center in eight counties of south central Georgia, and at Mt. Zion, Georgia, in July and August 1977 in cooperation with the Arts Experiment Station of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Topics of research were hymn singing, vernacular architecture, foodways, jokes, and...

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  9. Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection, 1976-1981

    20.75 linear ft. 269 folders. 99 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, mono. and stereo. ; 7 in. 245 sound cassettes : analog. 3757 slides : color ; 35 mm. 10,182 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; 35 mm. 202 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. 2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of sound recordings, photographs, manuscript materials, videorecordings, publications, ephemera, administrative files, and field notes produced and collected during the 1977 Chicago Ethnic Arts Project field survey from 1976-1981; but primarily during fieldwork conducted by fourteen folklorists directed by the American Folklife Center in 1977. The final project report...

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  10. Rhode Island Folklife Project collection, 1979

    17,309 items. manuscripts and photographs: 13 containers, linear feet. color slides: 38 containers. 128 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in. 10 sound tape reels : analog, 3 3/4 ips; 7 in. 60 sound cassettes : analog. approximately 7542 slides : color ; 35 mm approximately 24 transparancies : color ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. approximately 9289 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; 35 mm approximately 256 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    American Folklife Center field project which documented ethnic, regional, and occupational traditions of Rhode Island, especially ethnic arts (African American, French-Canadian, Greek, Irish, Jamaican, Polish, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Italian, Lithuanian, Narragansett, and others), maritime activities, material culture, and local history. Documentation was created by fieldworkers Peter Bartis,...

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