2 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Bell, Michael Edward, 1943-.

  1. Lowell Folklife Project collection, 1987-1988

    17,000 items ; 10 containers; 4 linear feet.. 158 folders.. 90 sound cassettes : analog.. 247 sound tape reels: analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in.. ca. 13,500 photographs : b&w., col.. 15 computer disks ; 5 1/4 and 3 1/2 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This year-long study conducted by the American Folklife Center yielded an ethnographic collection consisting of 196 hours of sound recordings covering a wide range of subjects and activities, including oral history interviews, religious services, musical events, parades and religious processions, ethnic festivals, ethnic restaurants, and neighborhood tours. An additional 23 hours of sound recordings of musical events and oral history interviews were copied from originals lent by Lowell residents. Collection materials also include correspondence; field notes; questionnaires; neighborhood maps; reports; publications; administrative files; interview transcripts; black-and-white photographic prints, contact sheets, and film negatives (ca. 10,000 images); and color slides and prints, (ca. 3,500 images) which documented community life in Lowell, Massachusetts from 1987 to 1988.

  2. 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.