7 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Folk art.

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Hongyi He Chinese papercuts collection

    approximately 365 items. 4 containers. 0.4 linear feet. manuscripts 350 items. 8 photographs : digital, black and white, color (JPEG, TIF). 2 framed cut-paper works : paper ; various sizes.. 5 videocassettes of 5 (Mini-DV) (3 hours 30 min.) : digital, color, sound.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection documents Hongyi He's method and philosophy behind her papercutting repertory through her biography, publications, and samples of her work. Papercuts created during a lecture/demonstration and interview at the Library of Congress on February 24, 2006, are also contained in this collection, along with several paper-cuts that were later donated to the American Folklife Center.

  4. 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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  5. Magdalena Nowacka-Jannotta wycinanki Polish papercutting collection

    9 containers + 1 oversize item in map case.. 127 cut-paper works : black and white, color ; 45 x 55 cm and smaller.. 19 photographic prints : black and white, color ; various sizes.. 72 slides : color.. 1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.. manuscripts 6 folders.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of 127 wycinanki, Polish paper cuts, created by Magdalena Nowacka-Jannotta (Magdalena Gilinski) and other artists including Krystyna Lis and Malwina Lis, Grazyna Gladka, Maria Brzozowska-Kosinska, Henryka Lus, Stanislawa Kosiorkowa, Czeslawa Kaczynska, Apolonia Nowak, M. Dzik, Janina Strycharska-Wanrykowicz, Bieguszewska, Grzegora Justyna, Staniskawa Bulsin, Stanislawa Nowakoloska, Stanislawa Niespusin, Prusaczek Stanislawa and unidentified artists, from 1964-2005, and undated. The wycinanki in this collection highlight the papercutting styles of the Kurpie and Łowicz regions of Poland. Wycinanki from the Kurpie region feature one color star-shaped designs ranging from eight to sixty-four repeats (gwiazda) or designs created on one fold (leluja). Łowicz-style wycinaki are distinguished by the technique of using a basic design, which is later embellished with overlaid cutouts of multi-colored paper. In addition to gwiazda that feature roosters and flower designs, these include floral designs that are symmetrical across a center vertical line (kodra). Other papercuts in this collection include such Polish folk art motifs as the Tatra mountains, mountain dancers, weddings, and the Madonna. In addition to traditional Polish papercuts, the collection includes Magdalena Nowacka-Jannotta's cut-paper works influenced by Southwest and Native American art with images of stylized lizards, snakes, thunderbirds, desert animals, kachinas, and Navajo motifs.

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  6. Quilt Alliance, Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories interviews collection, 1999-2016

    17,495 items. 33 containers (13 3/4 linear feet). approximately 855 sound cassettes : analog.. approximately 310 sound files : digital, WAV.. 1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.. approximately 425 photographic prints : color ; various sizes.. more than 1840 images : digital, color, jpeg, tiff.. approximately 1200 folders (12,390 items). approximately 665 digital documents (doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf). approximately 950 optical discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. 10 floppy disks ; 3 1/2 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This collection consists of sound recordings, transcripts and photographic images documenting interviews conducted as a part of Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories (QSOS) project. QSOS is one of several projects and partnerships created by the Quilt Alliance in an effort to preserve, document, and share the lives and stories of quilters and quiltmaking. The project began in 1999 and continued though 2016.

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  7. 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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