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  1. Joseph C. Mele collection of dialect recordings from the University of South Alabama

    346 items.. sound recordings: 346 sound cassettes (C-60) : analog.. manuscripts: 1 folder (17 pages). -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Collection of audio recordings of American English dialects from the University of South Alabama, Doy Leale McCall Rare Book & Manuscript Library's Dialect Tape Center collection created by Professor Joseph C. Mele, a former faculty member, between 1975-1980. The collection includes 346 audiocassettes of 30-minute dialect samples recorded by Mele and other recordists (agents) of individuals in 31 states, as well as 42 recordings of English spoken by non-Americans from 23 different countries. Samples generally consist of two parts: an impromptu monologue and a 44-sentence sequence highlighting each English phoneme.

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  2. Art Rosenbaum Georgia folklore collection, 1955-1983

    236 audiocassette tapes; 1 box of manuscripts and electronic media. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Copies of audio tape recordings made by Art Rosenbaum in north and coastal Georgia and South Carolina principally in the 1970s and early 1980s. These field recordings encompass many genres of acoustic folk music, including gospel, shout, blues, ballads, and some interviews with the performers, recorded in homes, churches, and festivals.

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  3. Voices of Civil Rights Project collection, 2003-2006

    21,395 items ; 35 containers ; 14 linear feet.. 11,200 manuscript items.. 101 sound cassettes : analog.. 28 microcassettes : analog.. 266 sound discs (minidisc) digital ; 2 1/2 inch.. 4 sound discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 inch.. 90 videocassettes (DVCAM) : digital, sound, color, 6.35 mm.. 193 videocassettes (miniDV) : digital, sound, color, 6.35 mm.. 19 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color, 1/2 inch.. 2 video discs (DVD) : digital, sound, color, 4 3/4 inch.. approximately 8000 film negatives : color.. approximately 1492 digital photographs : color, black and white, .jpg, .gif and .tiff files.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Collection consists of oral history interviews, sound and video recordings, photographs and manuscript materials documenting memories of the 20th century civil rights movements in the United States, collected by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) from 2003 to 2004 in 48 cities in the South, Midwest and western United States.

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  4. Jun-ichi Yamada collection of bluegrass recordings

    290 items. approx. 150 manuscripts. 137 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in. . 1 photographic print : color ; 3.25 in. x 4.75 in.. 2 artifacts. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Collection of audio recordings made at various bluegrass festivals and performances in the United States by Jun-ichi Yamada from 1972 to 1976 in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and a few other unspecified geographic locations. The festivals include Carlton Haney's Bluegrass Festival at Watermelon Park, Berryville, Virginia; Bluegrass Music Festival in Bluegrass Park, Camp Springs, North Carolina; the Newgrass Festival of 1974; the Wise County Shrine Club Bluegrass Festival; the 2nd Carter Stanley Memorial Festival, McClure, Virginia; the 7th Annual Culpeper Bluegrass and Folk Music Festival, Culpeper, Virginia; Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festival, Bean Blossom, Indiana; Old Time Family Bluegrass Festival, Callaway, Maryland; Georgia State Bluegrass Music Festival, Lavonia, Georgia; Bluegrass Bonanza Showcase, Indian Springs, Maryland; and the Indian Springs Bluegrass Festival, Hagerstown, Maryland. Instrumentals and songs are performed with banjo, dobro, double bass, guitar, mandolin, and fiddle accompaniment, among other instruments. Tape containers included partial documentation--lists of performers and titles for some tape reels. Collection also includes copies of festival flyers, one photograph, and other ephemera. A few lists and annotations are in Japanese.

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  5. Nancy Sweezy collection, 1915-2009

    32,992 items.. 97 containers.. 44.6 linear feet.. 16,200 manuscript materials.. 3,307 photographs : prints : b&w., col. ; various sizes.. 5,808 photographs : slides : col. ; 35 mm.. approximately 7,488 photographs : film negatives : b&w., col. ; 35 mm.. 132 sound cassettes : analog.. 27 videocassettes : analog.. 16 optical disks : digital. 14 zip disks : digital. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of papers, photographs, interviews, field recordings and other audiovisual materials comprising the professional archive of folklorist Nancy Sweezy created in the course of her career as a folk arts advocate, author, and administrator of non-profit folk craft and performance organizations. Includes research materials for her books Raised in Clay: The Southern Pottery Tradition, Armenian Folk Arts, Culture, and Identity co-edited with Levon Abrahamian and Sam Sweezy and The Potter's Eye: Art and Tradition in North Carolina Pottery co-authored by Mark Hewitt.

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  6. Civil Rights History Project collection, 2010-2016

    847 items (videocassettes, video files, digital photographs, transcripts). oral histories (102 interviews) : 711 video files (HD, Apple ProRes 4:2:2 HQ) : color, sound.. oral histories (6 interviews) : 15 videocassettes (DVCam) : color, sound ; 1/4 in. . 110 transcripts.. 13 photographs : color, digital files (JPEG). -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    One hundred and eight filmed oral history interviews with 136 participants in the civil rights movement in the United States and related documentation, created by the National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, 2010-2013. The oral histories were conducted by historians Julian Bond, Taylor Branch, David P. Cline, Emilye Crosby, John Dittmer, Will Griffin, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Joseph Mosnier, LaFleur Paysour, Dwandalyn Reece, Patricia Sullivan, and Kieran Walsh Taylor. Most of the interviews were filmed by John Bishop.

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  7. Lands' End all-American quilt collection, 1992-1997

    61.5 linear feet (154 boxes). Total approximately 80,543 items.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    The collection consists of photographs of quilts and quilters, essays, entry forms, and a few fabric and needlework samples submitted in three nationwide contests in 1992, 1994, and 1996 sponsored by Coming Home, a division of Lands’ End, Inc. home shopping service, and Good Housekeeping magazine. Approximately 13,100 entries for the three contests came from all 50 states and the District of Columbia with a few from Canada. Many styles of needlework, quilting, patchwork, appliqué, and embroidery are represented in the visual materials. The collection also includes correspondence and surveys from some contestants and administrative files related to judging the entries, exhibitions, and publicity.

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  8. Anne and Frank Warner collection, 1938-1969

    1 container. 10.5 linear inches of manuscripts and graphic images; 124 sound recordings, 15 graphic images, 1 item of electronic media. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Documentation of American traditional musicians and storytellers collected by Anne Warner and Frank Warner on numerous field recording trips to Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia from 1938 to 1969.

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  9. Inauguration 2009 Sermons and Orations Project collection, 2008-2009

    4489 items.. 412 sound files (mp3, wav, wma on 128 CD-Rs) : digital, sound.. 16 sound cassettes : analog.. 211 photographs (jpg, doc) : digital, color.. 35 photographic prints : black and white, color ; various sizes.. 83 videodiscs (DVD-R) : digital, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.. 9 videocassettes (MiniDV, VHS, Hi-8) : sound, color ; various sizes.. 3600 pages (7 boxes, 3 linear feet). 123 text files (pdf, doc, jpg, rtf, pub, ppt) : digital.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Inauguration 2009 Sermons and Orations Project collection includes manuscripts (letters, sermons, orations, church programs, etc.), audio and video recordings, photographs, and other graphic materials created by the public in response to the 2009 election and inauguration of President Barack Obama and collected by the American Folklife Center. Includes submissions from over 300 individuals, religious and secular organizations, from 39 states and the District of Columbia, and from Nairobi, Kenya and Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, recorded January 16-25, 2009.

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  10. World War II rumor project collection, 1942-1943

    10 boxes (5 linear feet) . -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Manuscript collection created by the Office of War Information in 1942-1943. Field representatives of various federal agencies in 42 states enlisted individuals who collected rumors generated in the United States during World War II. These individuals or "correspondents" included dentists, beauty shop operators, policemen, proprietors, and librarians who had access to rumors in their communities. Reports were submitted to Dr. Eugene Horowitz at the Bureau of Public Inquiries of OWI, who organized the materials. Rumors, jokes, rhymes, and anecdotes about the war were also collected by teachers from African American and white high school and college students; a few drawings and cartoons are included with the submissions from students.

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