17 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Ballads, English.

  1. George Korson collection, 1913-1975

    37,117 items ; 106 containers (not including AV) ; 57 linear feet (not including AV).. 112 sound discs : analog ; 12 in., 10 in., and 7 in.. 108 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 6 sound tape reels : analog ; 5 in.. 1 sound cassette : analog. 1 film reel (ca. 8 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm. approximately 623 photographs : photographic prints, negatives, black and white; various sizes.. 4 graphic items : various media.. 2 items.. 36,259 items.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of professional papers, field recordings of interviews and songs, a film, and photographs documenting the career and folklife fieldwork of George Korson. George Korson conducted fieldwork in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania and also in Pennsylvania Dutch Country in eastern counties of Pennsylvania. The film dated October 12, 1964 is George Korson (with Charlie McCarthy)...

  2. John and Ginny Dildine collection

    175 items. 119 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 24 sound tape reels : analog ; 10 in.. 12 sound tape reels : analog ; 5 in.. manuscripts: 1 folder.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of sound recordings of Washington, D.C. area folk music radio programs on WASH and WAMU-FM, hosted by John Dildine, with live interviews, and featuring some previously recorded selections. The collection also includes sound recordings of concerts, folk festivals (including selections from the Fox Hollow Folk Festival, 1968 and 1969) and other folk music events in Maryland; Virginia;...

  3. National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) collection

    18,794 items ; 6,025 containers. . 36 containers : 12,600 manuscript materials.. 985 sound tape reels : analog.. 3291 Digital Audio Tapes (DAT) : digital. . 704 sound cassettes : analog.. 205 sound files : digital, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit and 44.1 kHz, 16 bit). 6 videocassettes : analog.. 1003 sound discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of concert and workshop recordings of events at the National Folk Festivals, Lowell Folk Festivals, and other festivals, tours, and concerts sponsored by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), formerly the National Folk Festival Association founded in 1934. Features performances of ballads, blues, bluegrass, contra dance music, country music, cowboy songs, fiddle tunes,...

  4. Sidney Robertson Cowell collection, 1901-1992

    5067 items ; 28 containers ; 13 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Sidney Robertson Cowell (1903-1995) was a folksong and ethnic music collector and recordist, ethnographer, ethnomusicologist, teacher, writer, and wife of composer Henry Cowell. The collection consists of her personal papers which document all aspects of her life and work. The collection includes correspondence relating to personal and professional matters; fieldwork reports, fieldnotes, song...

  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.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, 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...

  6. Eloise Hubbard Linscott collection, circa 1815, 1929-2002

    34 boxes (18 linear feet); 198 folders.. 11 sound cylinders : analog.. 441 sound discs : analog ; various sizes.. 32 sound tape reels : analog ; various sizes.. 1 sound cassette : analog.. circa 200 photographs : photographic prints, negatives ; various sizes.. 12 drawings.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Eloise Hubbard Linscott’s collection of research materials for her book, Folk Songs of Old New England (1939) and other folk music research through about 1955. The collection includes correspondence; music transcriptions; sound recordings of folk music, lectures, and radio broadcasts; photographs of Linscott's informants; documentation of events and trips within New England; plus some materials...

  7. Don Yoder collection of wire recordings

    2 slips of paper + 26 sound wire reel containers.. sound recordings: 33 sound wire reels : analog ; 3 in.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of field recordings of hymns and spirituals of Pennsylvania Dutch Evangelical United Brethren, United Christian, and Mennonite singers; humorous songs, secular folk songs, jokes, religious beliefs, tales, and conversations in Pennsylvania German; hymns, ballads, folk songs, tales, and ghost stories in English. Several interviews are about holidays, camp meetings, and traditional...

  8. Captain Pearl R. Nye collection, 1937-1944

    18 folders total (Folders 1-16 and Folder 18 in 1 box, plus Folder 17, oversize).. 22 sound discs : analog ; 12 in.. 7 photographic prints : black and white, color ; various sizes.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection is comprised of field recordings made in Akron, Ohio, by John A. Lomax (on June 27-28, 1937), and Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax (on November 3, 1937), of songs performed by Pearl R. Nye related to life on the Ohio and Erie Canal, plus photographs of canal life (some hand-decorated by Nye), and correspondence between Nye and Harold Spivacke of the Library of Congress, and...

  9. 1992 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1992

    8 folders in 2 boxes (1 linear foot).. 7 sound tape reels : analog: 7 1⁄2 ips, 2 track, stereo; 10 in.. 1 sound tape reel : analog: 7 1⁄2 ips, 2 track, stereo; 7 in.. 3 sound cassettes (270 minutes): analog.. 41 negatives; black and white.. 28 photographic prints : black and white, color ; 8x10 in. and smaller.. 49 slides : color. 516 photographs: on 23 contact sheets, black and white.. 7 videocassettes (VHS): sound, color; 1/2 inch.. 1 computer disk; 3 1⁄2 in.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images documenting the performance of Puerto Rican folk music; Tennesse old-time music; folk music from Veracruz, Mexico; dances of the Tewa Indians from the Santa Clara Pueblo; Irish folk dance and music; gospel music; and bluegrass music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of...

  10. W.P.A. California Folk Music Project collection, 1936-1991

    7 boxes 4.5 linear feet.. manuscripts: 115 folders.. 239 sound discs (35 hours) : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in.. 170 photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes.. 24 drawings.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The California Folk Music Project of the California Work Projects Administration (WPA) was conceived and directed by Sidney Robertson Cowell and co-sponsored by the Music Department of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Music Division, Library of Congress from 1938 to 1940. Additional support was provided by the New Music Society of California and the Society of California Pioneers....