19 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) rhode island

  1. 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.. -- 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, Michael E. Bell, Thomas A. Burns, Carl Fleischhauer, Henry Horenstein, Geraldine Niva Johnson, and Kenneth S. Goldstein, project director, from July 15 to December 31, 1979. Sound recordings include interviews and documentation of a play, church services, music and dance, and other events. Subjects of photographs include Rhode Island houses, barns, beaches, yards, gardens, orchards, churches, cemeteries, street scenes, landscapes, sea scapes; religious processions; recreation, including baseball, horseshoes, sailing; restaurants and foodways; picnics; textile mills, sawmills; businesses; markets; Jamaican migrant workers; woodworking; boatbuilding; fishing, clamming; gunsmithing; taxidermy; arts and crafts; sand sculptures; musicians and dancing; and other subjects.

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  2. Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools in America Project collection, 1982-1986

    18990 items ; 24 boxes ; 9.6 linear feet.. 25 boxes.. 299 sound cassettes : analog.. 60 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 24 sound tape reels : analog ; 5 in.. 1130 slides : color ; 35 mm.. 9072 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; 35 mm.. 1 videocassette (UCA 30) ; 3/4 in.. 4 reels : black and white.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of field notes, interviews, curriculum materials, sound recordings, photographs, and one videorecording resulting from a survey conducted by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress in 1982 which documented 23 ethnic schools in the United States. Fieldwork was conducted at various locations including: Armenian school in Watertown, Massachusetts; Cambodian school in Houston, Texas; Chinese school in San Antonio, Texas; Czech school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Dutch school in Pella, Iowa; German-Russian school in Strasburg, North Dakota; Greek school in Birmingham, Alabama; Greek school in Buffalo, New York; Hebrew school in Nashville, Tennessee; Hungarian school in New Brunswick, New Jersey; Hupa language school in Hoopa Valley, California; Islamic school in Seattle, Washington; Japanese school in Los Angeles, California; Korean school in Silver Spring, Maryland; Latvian school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Lebanese school in Birmingham, Alabama; Polish school in Chicago, Illinois; Portuguese school in Taunton, Massachusetts; Turkish school in New York, N.Y.; Ukrainian school in Woonsocket, Rhode Island; and the East Harlem Music School in New York, N.Y.

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  3. 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.

    Summary:

    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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  4. Abraham A. Schwadron "Chad Gadya" collection, 1973-1985

    manuscripts: 28 folders.. sound recordings: 16 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in.. sound recordings: 4 sound tape reels : analog, various speeds ; 7 in.. sound recordings: 2 sound tape reels : analog, various speeds ; 5 in.. sound recording: 1 microcassette : analog.. sound recordings: 6 sound cassettes : analog.. graphic materials: 4 photographic prints : black and white ; 8 x 10 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection consists of Abraham Schwadron's correspondence (1975-1985), manuscript materials, published and unpublished music transcriptions of the songs, field recordings, and other materials from his research on "Chad Gadya" ("One Kid"), a Jewish song associated with Passover. It contains recordings and transcriptions of more than 160 versions of "Chad Gadya" and related songs from around the world. Some notes from and about Schwadron's informants include details about learning and transmission of the song. Four photographic prints document the donation of the collection to the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, in 1988.

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  5. 1980 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1980

    7 folders. 11 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips; 10 in.. 249 photographs : negatives, photographic prints, black and white, color ; various sizes.. 97 slides : color.. 2 videocassettes of 2 (U-Matic) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images documenting the performance of Armenian music and dance, bluegrass music, zydeco music, Ghanaian music, Afro-Cuban music, and Southeast Asian music featuring Laotian, Vietnamese, and Hmong performers recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress.

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  6. 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.

    Summary:

    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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  7. American Dialect Society collection, 1931-1937

    28 boxes. 24 linear feet. 2,662 items (includes 893 recordings, 1,766 pages of manuscript materials, 2 graphic images, and 1 zip disk). -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The American Dialect Society Collection contains field recordings of samples of regional American speech recorded between 1931-1937 for the Linguistic Atlas of New England (LANE) and the Dictonary of American Regional English (DARE), as well as related materials.

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  8. 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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  9. John Dildine and Ginny Dildine papers, 1957-2014

    1602 items ; 12 containers ; 88 linear inches.. 3 sound cassettes : analog.. 1225 items.. 246 slides : color ; 35 mm.. 27 photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes.. 2 photographic prints : color ; 3 1/2 x 5 in.. 4 posters.. 36 drawings.. 59 artifacts.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The John Dildine and Ginny Dildine papers document their involvement in folk music, crafts, and other folk revival activities from the 1950s-1995. The Dildines played pivotal roles in the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, Fox Hollow Festival, and National Folk Festival Association. Their work with puppetry was important in the revival of that art form and the collection includes Ginny Dildine's sketches and patterns for puppets, photographs of puppet performances at festivals, and the Dildine Family manuscript songbook, with notations about puppet performances. Correspondents include Bob Beers, Evelyne Beers, Gordon Bok, George and Gerry Armstrong, Pete Seeger, Toshi Seeger, Mike Seeger, Michael Cooney, and others. The collection also includes fan mail for John Dildine's folk music radio programs. Photographs include color slides of the Fox Hollow Folk Festival (1966, 1970); Mariposa Folk Festival (1970, 1972); the Newport Folk Festival (1967) including photographs of Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, Hedy West, Joan Baez, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and others; the Dildine puppets (1970s); the Folklore Society of Greater Washington picnic (1965), and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (1967). The collection includes the transcript of an interview with John Dildine conducted by Julie McCullogh in 1993; and correspondence and outlines related to the Kennedy Center Honors video interview with Pete Seeger, conducted by John Dildine in Beacon, New York, June 7, 1995.

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  10. 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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