20 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Ethnography.

  1. New Mexico Folklife Project collection, 1984-1985

    approximately 2685 items. 2 containers: 700 manuscript materials. 4 sound cassettes : analog.. 9 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. approximately 700 film transparencies color 35 mm.. 1029 film negatives black and white 35 mm. . 203 film transparencies black and white, color 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.. 40 contact sheets : black and white.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Documentation from New Mexico fieldwork conducted by Carl Fleischhauer, consultant, of the American Folklife Center, in the summers of 1984 and 1985, with folklorist Laurie Beth Kalb, for the Museum of International Folk Art (Santa Fe). In 1984, Kalb documented the art of Hispanic carvers in northern New Mexico; in 1985 she contributed to a joint project of the Museum and the New Mexico Historic Preservation Office (HPO), who had contracted with Boyd Pratt to survey historic architecture in the northeastern quadrant of New Mexico. Fleischhauer, Kalb, and Pratt conducted a short folklife survey in Clayton, Mora, and Mosquero, and other locations in New Mexico. Topics documented in field notes and sound recordings include Hispanic art, folk art and culture; Pop Shaffer's folk art environments in Mountainair; and recordings of a livestock auction in Clayton. Collection includes an extended interview with Joe Cordova of Mosquero Canyon conducted by Laurie Kalb and Boyd Pratt; an interview with Enrique Sanchez, a Cuban American living in Mosquero, interviewed by Laurie Kalb in Spanish; and an extended interview with Trinidad and Marguerito Garcia of Mosquero by Laurie Kalb and Carl Fleischhauer. Photographs were taken in La Messilla, Truchas, Velarde, Dixon, and La Cueva, in Rio Arriba County; Las Vegas, San Miguel County; Mountainair, Torrance County; and Vallecitos, N.M. by Carl Fleischhauer.

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  2. Charlie Seemann collection of photographs of vaqueros and gauchos, 1985-1986

    399 items.. 374 photographs : color slides ; 35mm.. 1 folder.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    From November 2-13, 1985, folklorist Charlie Seemann led a group of six volunteers for the California-based Center for Field Research to document vaqueros in the Concepción area of Paraguay and a horse trading operation near Asunción. Photographs documented vaqueros at work, their dress, horses, cattle, gear, and saddles. Additionally, Seemann documented the estancia haciendas, ranch buildings, corrals and fencing, landscapes, and ranch life (175 color slides from Paraguay). From September 12-25, 1986, Charlie Seemann led a similar trip to document guachos in Uruguay at the Estancia San Pedro de Timote, and near Melo, Uruguay. This group traveled to Bagé, in southern Brazil, to observe and document the Dia Do Gaúcho festival, started in 1848 to commemorate the gaúchos who fought in Guerra Dos Farrapos, or War of the Rags. The festival included a parade of some 3,000 mounted gaúchos, music, food, dance, and an outdoor Catholic mass for mounted gaúchos (60 color slides from Brazil). The group returned to Paysandú, Uruguay, and documented the estancia of Hubert Maness, Los Mortreros, near Mercedes on the Rio Negro (138 total color slides from Uruguay). The collection includes Charlie Seemann's original field notes (25 pages).

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  3. Eleanor Dickinson collection, 1901-2004

    manuscripts: 90 folders.. preservation tapes: 99 sound tape reels (261 hrs. 30 min.) : analog, 2 track, various speeds ; 10 in.. 86 sound cassettes : analog.. 170 video reels ; various sizes.. 11 videocassettes ; various sizes.. 18 photographic prints : black and white ; 3 x 5 in.. 17 color slides.. 222 powerpoint slides : digital prints, grayscale.. 2 artifacts.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This collection of video recordings, sound recordings, manuscripts, photographs, graphic materials, and artifacts documents Protestant religious revival meetings of various denominations in the southern Appalachian region, primarily in Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, and Georgia. The collection includes interviews with church leaders and members of congregations, and documentation of religious services, healing services, revivals, hymn singing, sermons, snake handling, and other religious rites and customs recorded by Eleanor Dickinson from 1968 to 1991. Other topics include beekeeping, church roadside signs, religious quilts, snake hunting, drinking strychnine, decorating graves in cemeteries, church dinners, and more. Included are some religious and secular radio programs recorded by Dickinson, including programs from Nashville, Tennessee, featuring bluegrass music, and a program featuring Paul Simon; and documentation of Protestant revivals in Oakland and San Francisco, California. Dickinson's interviews with visionary artist Rev. Howard Finster on various occasions between August 1, 1981 and July 25, 1991 in Summerville, Georgia, are included in the collection. The collection also includes audio logs and transcripts, video logs, the collector's powerpoint presentations (2004), documentation of Dickinson's exhibition, "Revival!," at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1970; and other manuscripts.

  4. 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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  5. 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.. -- 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. The resulting collection of sound recordings, photographs, correspondence, field notes, and drawings documents the musical culture, including religious music and folk song, of many ethnic and English-language performers in northern California. The collection includes the documentation of the music of Anglo Americans, Armenians, Assyrians, Basques, Croatians, English, Finns, Hungarians, Icelanders, Italians, Norwegians, Russian Molokans, Scots, Portuguese, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Spaniards and Spanish Americans from 1938 to 1940. The sound recordings were deposited in the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress in 1940. The collection also includes a few instantaneous sound discs made by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Missouri and Iowa for the Farm Security Administration in 1936-1937, and includes folk music research, writing, photographs, and technical drawings and sketches of the musical instruments, generated by Cowell and by the WPA staff who worked for her, plus related documents to 1991.

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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. Discoteca Pública Municipal de São Paulo collection, 1937-1943

    1184 items; 4 containers; 2 linear feet.. 7 folders (1 box).. 215 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in., 12 in., 16 in.. 359 photographic prints : black and white ; 2 3/4 in. x 1 3/4 in.. 259 photographic prints : black and white ; 3 1/2 in. x 4 3/4 in.. 1 film reel (1445 ft.) : silent, black and white ; 16 mm.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    An ethnographic field collection of sound recordings, moving images, photographs, and accompanying materials that document religious and secular music, dance, and ritual in the northeastern Brazilian states of Maranhão, Pará, Paraíba, Pernambuco, and also the state of São Paulo. Fieldwork was conducted in northeastern Brazil in 1937-1938, some audio recordings were accessioned in 1950. The collection includes correspondence between Harold Spivacke, then chief of the Music Division of the Library of Congress and Oneyda Alvarenga, Director of the Discoteca Pública Municipal de São Paulo (1941-1943), now Discoteca Oneyda Alvarenga (Centro Cultural São Paulo). Photographs document field research and include images of musical instruments and costumes in the museum in São Paulo. Silent black-and-white 16 mm film is comprised of 14 film rolls including footage of carnaval in Recife, Pernambuco; footage from Belém do Pará; most was filmed in Paraíba.

  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Montana Folklife Survey collection, 1979

    11,800 items; 8 containers; 3 1/2 linear feet. . manuscripts: 102 folders.. 144 sound tape reels (73 hours) : analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in.. 2 sound cassettes : analog.. 1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.. circa 5700 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; various sizes.. circa 3600 photographs : film negatives, transparencies, color ; various sizes.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of field recordings of interviews with Montanans in various occupations including ranching, sheep herding, blacksmithing, stone cutting, saddle making, and mining; various folk and traditional music occasions including fiddle and mandolin music in Forsyth; fiddle and accordion music performed in Broadus; the Montana Old-Time Fiddlers Association in Polson; Irish music, songs, and dance music on concertina and accordion in Butte; a Serbian wedding and reception in Butte; hymn singing of the Turner Colony of Hutterites; the annual Crow Fair in Crow Agency; storytelling on the Milk River Wagon Train, and other documentation of rodeos, trade crafts, vernacular architecture, quilting, and other reminiscences and stories about life in Montana in 1979. One videocassette comprises news coverage of the Montana Folklife Survey, featuring Barre Toelken, KECI-TV, Missoula, Montana, 1979-09-13.

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