6 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Archive of American Folk Song.

  1. Woody Guthrie manuscript collection, 1935-1950

    3 boxes -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Woody Guthrie manuscript collection includes unpublished correspondence, most are letters from Guthrie to Alan Lomax, assistant in charge of the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress, dated 1940-1942; plus drawings; essays; song lyrics; and a songbook, "Songs of Woody Guthrie."

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  2. Captain Pearl R. Nye collection, 1937-1944

    18 folders total (Folders 1-16 and Folder 18 in 1 box, plus Folder 17, oversize). 22 sound discs : analog ; 12 in. 7 photographic prints : black and white, color ; various sizes. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection is comprised of field recordings made in Akron, Ohio, by John A. Lomax (on June 27-28, 1937), and Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax (on November 3, 1937), of songs performed by Pearl R. Nye related to life on the Ohio and Erie Canal, plus photographs of canal life (some hand-decorated by Nye), and correspondence between Nye and Harold Spivacke of the Library of Congress, and...

  3. Eloise Hubbard Linscott collection, circa 1815, 1929-2002

    34 boxes (18 linear feet); 198 folders. 11 sound cylinders : analog. 441 sound discs : analog ; various sizes. 32 sound tape reels : analog ; various sizes. 1 sound cassette : analog. circa 200 photographs : photographic prints, negatives ; various sizes. 12 drawings. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Eloise Hubbard Linscott’s collection of research materials for her book, Folk Songs of Old New England (1939) and other folk music research through about 1955. The collection includes correspondence; music transcriptions; sound recordings of folk music, lectures, and radio broadcasts; photographs of Linscott's informants; documentation of events and trips within New England; plus some materials...

  4. 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...

  5. John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax papers, 1907-1969

    approximately 4900 items; 14 boxes; 5.6 linear feet. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of correspondence, research notes, transcripts, sheet music, manuscript music transcriptions, song texts, song books, maps, and administrative documents dating primarily from the tenure of John A. Lomax and his son Alan Lomax at the Archive of American Folk Song, Library of Congress, from 1932-1942, but with a few items dating to the 1960s. Correspondents include various staff at the...

  6. W.P.A. California Folk Music Project collection, 1936-1991

    7 boxes 4.5 linear feet. manuscripts: 115 folders. 239 sound discs (35 hours) : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in. 170 photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes. 24 drawings. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The California Folk Music Project of the California Work Projects Administration (WPA) was conceived and directed by Sidney Robertson Cowell and co-sponsored by the Music Department of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Music Division, Library of Congress from 1938 to 1940. Additional support was provided by the New Music Society of California and the Society of California Pioneers....

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