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Brenda Beck collection from Tamil Nadu, India, 1964-1977

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Series 2: Proverbs and riddles, 1969
BOX-FOLDER 9/45 Proverbs, April 24th
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 9/46 Riddles 1
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 9/47 Riddles 2
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 9/48 Riddles 3
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
Series 3: Performances and songs, 1965; 1975
BOX-FOLDER 10/1 - 12/5 "Ponnivala Annanmar" story texts, original
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
Annanmar story
Tape IDs: AFC 2017/050: SR11-SR20, SR24
Extent: 11 sound tape reels ; analog ; 5 in.
Includes the text for Beck's version of the Annanmar tale which she calls the "Ponnivala" story or "Ponnivala Nadu" story (for English speakers). She created a 13 hour animation, along with a two-volume graphic novel telling the same story. Continuation of ballad performed by Ramacamy and Palani from AFC 2017/050: SR20. It also contains the recording of the first night of house 97 exorcism.
BOX-FOLDER 12/6 - 14/5 Annanmar story texts, second copy, part 1
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
Annanmar
Tape IDs: AFC 2017/050: SR11-SR20, SR24
Extent: 11 sound tape reels ; analog ; 5 in.
Transcript of the epic Annanmar story transcribed in Tamil pattu by K. Naresh Kumar. The tale is about the twins, Ponnar and Shankar, the sons of a Kongu Vellalar couple, Nellian Kodan (or Kunru Udaiyaan) and his wife Thamarai. They became rulers of Ponni Valanadu in medieval Tamil Nadu, South India, and is credited with saving their people from an invasion. See AFC 2017/050: SR11-SR20. Includes all of the recordings of the Annanmar tale.
BOX-FOLDER 14/6 Concordance for Anannmar story texts, second copy
Extent: Manuscript.
Annanmar
Tape IDs: AFC 2017/050: SR11-SR20, SR24
Extent: 11 sound tape reels ; analog ; 5 in.
Includes all the recordings of the Annanmar tale.
BOX-FOLDER 15/1-4 Ramacamy and Palani
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript of Ramacamy and Palani performing the epic Annanmar tale. Ramacamy is a master storyteller and his nephew Palani is his apprentice.
Annanmar
Tape IDs: AFC 2017/050: SR11-SR23, SR24
Extent: 14 sound tape reels ; analog ; 5 in.
Tape ID: AFC 2017/050: SR77
Extent: 1 sound cassette : analog
Recorded by Brenda Beck, 1965 over a period of 18 nights.
BOX-FOLDER 15/5 Ramacamy and Palani version-notes
Extent: Manuscript
Beck's notes on the recording of the "Annanmar" story performed by Ramacamy and Palani. Includes all the recordings of the "Annanmar" tale.
Annanmar
Tape IDs: AFC 2017/050: SR11-SR24
Extent: 14 sound tape reels ; analog ; 5 in.
Recorded by Brenda Beck, 1965.
BOX-FOLDER 15/6-7 Ramacamy and Karuppan- unfinished
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript of the recording of Ramacamy and Karuppan performing Annanmar. Kaurppan is an alternate singer who sometimes sang alone but sometimes under the leadership and direction of Ramacamy. He was a potter by caste whereas Ramacamy and Palani were barbers. These two communities have a (roughly) similar status locally, but they are definitely different. Sound recordings on 5-inch reel to reel. Includes all the recordings of the Annanmar tale.
Annanmar
Tape IDs: AFC 2017/050: SR11-SR20, SR24
Extent: 14 sound tape reels ; analog ; 5 in.
Recorded by Brenda Beck, 1965.
BOX-FOLDER 15/8 Annanmar story singers— biographical information
Extent: Manuscript
BOX-FOLDER 15/9 - 16/2 Ramacamy basic dictation
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript of Ramacamy singing the story of Annanmar. Beck uses this version in her book, The three twins: the telling of a South Indian Folk 1982, where she discusses the difference between oral tradition versus when it is written down.
BOX-FOLDER 16/3 Story Opening A
Extent: Manuscript
Includes Annanmar story opening.
BOX-FOLDER 16/4 Story Opening B
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 16/5 Story Opening C
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 16/6 Story Opening D
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 16/7 Story Opening E
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 16/8 H version (The three twins, 1982) book
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 16/9 F version (The three twins, 1982) book
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 16/10 Caktikannal version
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 16/11 Periya KaaNTi version
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 16/12 Kummi songs, Nadar house 22
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
Chettiar and other short stories and songs
Tape ID: AFC 2017/050: SR30
Extent: 1 sound tape reel ; analog ; 5 in.
Recorded by Brenda Beck, 1966.
BOX-FOLDER 16/13 Kummi songs for Valliamman
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
Chettiar and other short stories and songs
Tape ID: AFC 2017/050: SR30
Extent: 1 sound tape reels ; analog ; 5 in.
Recorded by Brenda Beck, 1966.
BOX-FOLDER 16/14 "Cami Padal," lullaby song, August 2, 1966
Extent: Manuscript
BOX-FOLDER 16/15 "Cami Padal," kavadi song, August 2, 1966
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
Kovalan and other short stories
Tape IDs: AFC 2017/050: SR31, SR34
Extent: 2 sound tape reels ; analog ; 5 in.
Recorded by Brenda Beck, 1966.
Series 4: Family histories, 1965-1966
Subseries 1: Caste
Caste stories
BOX-FOLDER 17/1 "Cenkuta Mutaliyar" story
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 17/2 "Maamari Naataar" story
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 17/3 "Mutaliyar" (caste) story
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 17/4 "Mutaliyar sub castes split-up" story
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