7 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Ethnic arts.

  1. Nancy Sweezy collection, 1915-2009

    32,992 items.. 97 containers.. 44.6 linear feet.. 16,200 manuscript materials.. 3,307 photographs : prints : b&w., col. ; various sizes.. 5,808 photographs : slides : col. ; 35 mm.. approximately 7,488 photographs : film negatives : b&w., col. ; 35 mm.. 132 sound cassettes : analog.. 27 videocassettes : analog.. 16 optical disks : digital. 14 zip disks : digital. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of papers, photographs, interviews, field recordings and other audiovisual materials comprising the professional archive of folklorist Nancy Sweezy created in the course of her career as a folk arts advocate, author, and administrator of non-profit folk craft and performance organizations. Includes research materials for her books Raised in Clay: The Southern Pottery Tradition, Armenian Folk Arts, Culture, and Identity co-edited with Levon Abrahamian and Sam Sweezy and The Potter's Eye: Art and Tradition in North Carolina Pottery co-authored by Mark Hewitt.

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  2. Bess Lomax Hawes collection, 1894-2009

    13,480 items. 45 containers. 394 folders in 31 boxes. 33 sound tape reels : analog ; various sizes.. 68 sound cassettes : analog.. 1 sound disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. circa 2,000 photographic prints : black and white, color ; various sizes.. circa 500 photographs : film negatives.. circa 200 drawings.. 8 videocassettes (VHS) : color, sound ; 1/2 in.. 2 video discs (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. approximately 20 items ; various sizes.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Papers and audiovisual materials relating to the career and personal life of folk arts administrator, folklorist, filmmaker, musician, and teacher Bess Lomax Hawes, most from 1960-2001. Includes work produced by Hawes in her work as a professor at San Fernando Valley State College in Northridge, California, and as head of the National Endowment for the Arts Folk Arts Program in Washington, DC. The collection includes writings, correspondence, business records, musical transcriptions and photographs. Also includes artwork produced by her husband, Baldwin "Butch" Hawes.

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  3. 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.

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  4. Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection, 1976-1981

    approximately 14,756 items.. 20.75 linear feet.. 269 folders in 14 containers. . 99 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, mono. and stereo. ; 7 in. . 245 sound cassettes : analog. . 3,757 slides : color ; 35 mm. . 10,182 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; 35 mm. . 202 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. . 2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in. . -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of sound recordings, photographs, manuscript materials, videorecordings, publications, ephemera, administrative files, and field notes produced and collected during the 1977 Chicago Ethnic Arts Project field survey from 1976-1981; but primarily during fieldwork conducted by fourteen folklorists directed by the American Folklife Center in 1977. The final project report presented to the Illinois Arts Council summarized the current conditions and folk arts needs in a number of Chicago's ethnic communities. Materials from post-project activities such as workshops in the ethnic communities and a traveling photographic exhibit by Jonas Dovydenas are also included.

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  5. Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002

    39 boxes. 21 linear feet. 12,327 items (5,400 manuscript pages, 6,621 graphic materials, 90 original sound recordings, 204 electronic media, and 12 artifacts). -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, artifacts, publications, and ephemera from an ethnographic field project conducted by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, which documented occupational culture in Paterson, New Jersey in 1994. Subjects include the textile industry, industrial architecture, machine shops, labor unions, family owned businesses, dressmaking, and ethnic restaurants. A single manufacturing firm, Watson Machine International, was the focus of an in-depth study. The project focused on the ways in which community life and values are shaped by work and how the theme of work intersects with other themes, namely family, ethnicity, gender, neighborhood, religion, and change over time.

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  6. Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools in America Project collection, 1982-1986

    18990 items ; 24 boxes ; 9.6 linear feet.. 25 boxes.. 299 sound cassettes : analog.. 60 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 24 sound tape reels : analog ; 5 in.. 1130 slides : color ; 35 mm.. 9072 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; 35 mm.. 1 videocassette (UCA 30) ; 3/4 in.. 4 reels : black and white.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of field notes, interviews, curriculum materials, sound recordings, photographs, and one videorecording resulting from a survey conducted by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress in 1982 which documented 23 ethnic schools in the United States. Fieldwork was conducted at various locations including: Armenian school in Watertown, Massachusetts; Cambodian school in Houston, Texas; Chinese school in San Antonio, Texas; Czech school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Dutch school in Pella, Iowa; German-Russian school in Strasburg, North Dakota; Greek school in Birmingham, Alabama; Greek school in Buffalo, New York; Hebrew school in Nashville, Tennessee; Hungarian school in New Brunswick, New Jersey; Hupa language school in Hoopa Valley, California; Islamic school in Seattle, Washington; Japanese school in Los Angeles, California; Korean school in Silver Spring, Maryland; Latvian school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Lebanese school in Birmingham, Alabama; Polish school in Chicago, Illinois; Portuguese school in Taunton, Massachusetts; Turkish school in New York, N.Y.; Ukrainian school in Woonsocket, Rhode Island; and the East Harlem Music School in New York, N.Y.

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  7. 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.

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