3 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957.

  1. Society of Woman Geographers records, 1905-2015

    32,000 items. 96 containers. 38.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Society founded to bring together women actively interested in geography, anthropology, world exploration, and allied disciplines. Inactive membership files and oral history transcripts of prominent members of the Society.

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  2. John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax papers, 1907-1969

    approximately 4900 items; 14 boxes; 5.6 linear feet.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Collection of correspondence, research notes, transcripts, sheet music, manuscript music transcriptions, song texts, song books, maps, and administrative documents dating primarily from the tenure of John A. Lomax and his son Alan Lomax at the Archive of American Folk Song, Library of Congress, from 1932-1942, but with a few items dating to the 1960s. Correspondents include various staff at the Library of Congress, in particular, Harold Spivacke; and folklorists, musicians, writers, academics, film directors, and others, including Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter and Woody Guthrie; various government agencies including the Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Project, and War Department; broadcasting and record companies; publishers; and fans of Alan Lomax's radio shows, who sent in contributions of folk songs and folklore from their childhood and communities. Documents include drafts of speeches, lectures, articles, and drafts of their books for publication.

  3. Frances Densmore papers, 1883-1957

    3,786 items. 23 containers. 12 linear feet. 9 scrapbooks. 11 boxes (9,500 pages). 76 lantern slides. 19 glass negatives. 5 photographic prints: black-and-white. 1 photograph: black-and-white, phonodeik; 38 feet. 1 drawing: birchbark. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Field notebooks, correspondence, lecture notes, manuscripts, scrapbooks, as well as visual material in photographic prints, lantern glass slides and glass plate negatives related to Frances Densmore's collection of Native American music and culture. The materials span 1883 to 1957. The papers include inventories of hundreds of recordings Densmore made over fifty years of studying and preserving American Indian music. The collection includes reprints of Densmore's publications, as well as writings by others. Also included in the collection is a "phonodeik" (a photographic visualization of sound) by Dayton C. Miller and a Chippewa birchbark drawing.