4 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Folk dance--United States.

  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. Center for Traditional Music and Dance collection

    13,551 items.. manuscripts 4,000 items.. 525 photographic prints.. 604 image files : digital ; jpg, tif.. 340 sound tape reels (7 in., 10 in.) : analog.. 277 sound discs (CD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. 212 sound cassettes (DAT) : digital.. 6 sound cassettes (U-matic audio) : digital.. 4,171 audio files : digital ; wav, mp3.. 114 videotape reels (5 in., 7 in.) : analog.. 272 videocassettes (U-matic video) : analog.. 195 videocassettes (Betacam) : analog.. 24 videocassettes (Betacam SP) : analog.. 172 videocassettes (Betamax) : analog.. 43 videocassettes (VHS) : analog.. 373 videocassettes (MiniDV) : digital.. 97 videocassettes (DVCAM) : digital.. 10 video discs (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. 2,116 video files : digital ; mts, m4v, mp4, mov, avi.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Audio and video recordings, photographs, posters, and handouts related to programming by the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) from 1968 to 2015. The CTMD archive is among the largest collections of video, sound recordings, photographs, and ephemera documenting the diversity of New York's immigrant performing arts traditions over the past fifty years. The collection includes hundreds of hours of audio and video recordings, newsletters, fliers, and photographs documenting music and dance of Balkan, Greek, Jewish, Irish American, Puerto Rican, Central Asian, South Asian, Haitian, Chinese, Korean, and other immigrant and ethnic communities including interviews and performances of more than 15 NEA National Heritage Award recipients.

  3. W. Dean Edwards collection, 1946-2002

    2619 items.. 11 boxes.. 71 folders.. 25 sound cassettes : analog.. 4 sound tape reels : analog, 3 3/4 ips ; 7 in.. 19 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.. 1 videocassette (U-Matic).. 1128 photographs (44 folders, photographic prints, negatives) : black-and-white, color +9 folders oversize, 1 painting.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection includes manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings, and videotapes documenting the activities of a traditional American square and contra dance group, the Fun Finders, from Colorado Springs, Colorado from 1946 to 2002. Fun Finders was organized as an exhibition square-dance group by W. Dean Edwards, who directed the group from the 1940s through the 1980s with his wife Peggy Edwards. Sound and videorecordings of square-dance calling and instructional videos for square and contra dancing are included.

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  4. Sidney Robertson Cowell collection, 1901-1992

    5067 items. 28 containers. 13 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Sidney Robertson Cowell (1903-1995) was a folksong and ethnic music collector and recordist, ethnographer, ethnomusicologist, teacher, writer, and wife of composer Henry Cowell. The collection consists of her personal papers which document all aspects of her life and work. The collection includes correspondence relating to personal and professional matters; fieldwork reports, fieldnotes, song lists and other materials from her field recording projects and trips; articles, essays, reviews, and papers written by Sidney Robertson Cowell; articles and narratives by and about Henry Cowell; autobiographical narratives and essays, clippings, family histories and other materials relating to her professional career and personal life; photographs; teaching materials; and song sheets and song books. In addition, the collection contains photocopies of a selection of Henry Cowell holographs, several annotated by Sidney Robertson Cowell, and a selection of folk songs with piano settings by Henry Cowell in his own hand.

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