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  1. Vance Randolph collection, 1941-1943, 1972

    24 boxes containing manuscripts, graphic materials, published articles, sound recordings, and maps. 12.5 linear feet. 18,216 items. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Field recordings, photographs, and manuscripts documenting Ozark Mountains folksong, folklife, and local history from 1941 to 1972, collected by Vance Randolph.

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  2. 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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  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.

    Summary:

    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. 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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  5. 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.. -- 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 of secular and religious music, sermons, children's games, jokes, folktales, interviews, and dances documenting the expressive culture of an African American community in Coahoma County, Mississippi. Some audio recordings were made by Alan Lomax and John W. Work at Work's home in Nashville, Tennessee; and a few were recorded by Lomax in Arkansas. The collection includes recording logs, reports, and correspondence related to the project. Also included are negative photostats of song transcriptions by John W. Work (1943), including some songs that were recorded on this project.

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  6. Civil Rights History Project collection, 2010-2016

    1,202 items. 1,024 video files (HD, Apple ProRes 4:2:2 HQ) : color, sound. 15 videocassettes (DVCam) : color, sound ; 1/4 in.. 147 transcripts : digital, pdf. 16 photographs : color, digital, jpg. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of 145 filmed oral history interviews of 175 participants in the United States civil rights movement and their family members. Also includes interview transcripts and photographs. Collection materials were created by the National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center. 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. 1983 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1983

    9 folders. 13 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, double track, mono. ; 10 in.. 233 photographs : black and white, negatives. 130 slides : color. 20 photographic prints : black and white, color; various sizes. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of blues music, Cambodian classical dance, bluegrass music, country-western music, Armenian music, cowboy songs, Piedmont country blues music and buck (step) dance, and country blues music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress.

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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.

    Summary:

    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. Fletcher Collins Jr. collection, 1935-1944

    ca. 1000 leaves (22 folders) in 2 boxes. 21 sound discs : analog ; 12 in.. 12 sound discs : analog ; 12 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Fletcher Collins Jr. Collection is the result of the Anglo-American folksong collecting activities of Fletcher Collins Jr. from the mid-1930s to the early 1940s in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, under the auspices of the WPA Joint Committee on Folk Arts and for the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Song.

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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.

    Summary:

    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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