2 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Alaska--Folklore.

  1. Herbert Halpert collection, 1930-2004

    approximately 27,812 items. 80 containers. approximately 34 linear feet. approximately 26,876 sheets . 174 sound discs (aluminum) : analog ; various sizes, 10 in., 12 in., 16 in.. 138 sound discs (acetate) : analog ; 12 in.. 227 photographs : film, negatives, black and white ; various sizes. 396 photographs : prints, black and white ; various sizes. 1 photograph : print, color ; approximately 4 in. x 4 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Multiformat materials primarily representing the documentation and analysis of the folklore of regions of New York, New Jersey (particularly the New Jersey Pinelands region), Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Alaska by folklorist Herbert Halpert from the 1930s to 1950s.

  2. Tlingit songs and texts collected by Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Richard Dauenhauer, 1950-1997

    419 items.. 389 containers.. 388 sound cassettes : analog.. 1 sound tape reel (5 in.) : analog.. 1 folder (30 items).. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Nora Marks Dauenhauer, of Yakutat and Tlingit heritage, along with her husband Richard Dauenhauer, recorded hundreds of personal narratives during the 1960s to the 1980s. Nora was one of a group of Tlingit women who undertook language revitalization during the same period. The collection consists of interviews with Tlingit language speakers in Alaska. The bulk of the recordings were made between the 1960s to the 1980s, some in the 1950s, a few are copies of field recordings made by Frederica de Laguna (1950s) and John Swanton (1904). Through personal narratives, songs, and stories, these tradition bearers impart knowledge about inter-tribal relationships and relationships with outside communities, economic life, medicine, fishing, religious expression, and other aspects of community life.

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