77 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Folk music.

  1. Tony Schwartz collection, 1912-2008

    90.5 linear feet (230 boxes, 1 map case folder, approximately 76,345 items). -- Recorded Sound Research Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Tony Schwartz Collection consists of multiple formats of material documenting Schwartz's work as a media consultant, audio documentarian, author, radio producer, media theorist, and educator.

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  2. John Cohen collection, circa 1939-2019

    approximately 23,425 items.. 37 linear feet.. 83 containers ; 17,300 items.. 121 photographs : film negatives, black-and-white and color ; 35 mm. approximately 1750 photographic prints : black-and-white and color.. 1,271 photographs : digital, TIFF files.. 70 posters : black-and-white and color ; 24 x 33 in. and smaller. 379 paintings and drawings : black-and-white and color ; 22.5 x 28 in. and smaller. 10 oil paintings, watercolor and mixed media pieces : color ; 15 x 18 in. and smaller. 108 sound cassettes : analog.. 107 sound wire reels : analog.. 575 sound tape reels (5 in., 7in., 10 in.) : analog.. 456 sound discs : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in.. 34 sound discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. 20 sound discs (DVD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. 11 floppy disks : digital ; 3 1/2 in.. 43 floppy disks : digital ; 5 1/4 in.. 1 hard drive with 7,520 moving image, audio, still image files : digital.. approximately 1800 film elements in 900 containers from 16 finished films.. 16 films reels : color ; 16 mm.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of manuscripts, sound recordings, graphic images, and moving images created and collected by John Cohen. The materials document Cohen's parallel careers as a musician (member of the New Lost City Ramblers) and writer during the 1960s American folk music revival, and his celebrated work as a documentary photographer and filmmaker, producer, and artist from the 1950s to the present. Includes interviews made by Cohen with John Hartford, Harry Smith, Roger McGuinn, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Gary Davis, John Summers, Cousin Emmy, Roscoe Holcomb, Charlie Higgins, Wade Ward, Friends of Old Time Music, High Atmosphere, and photographs of these and others including E. C. Ball, Clancy Brothers, Elizabeth Cotten, Willie Dixon, Jack Elliott, Woody Guthrie, Mary Frank, Lilly Brothers, Alan Lomax, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Mike Seeger, Stanley Brothers, Belle Stewart, Stony Mountain Boys, Merle Travis, Muddy Waters, Doc Watson and many others. The collection includes documentation of Greenwich Village and Harlem, New York City; Cohen's travels to Paris and Spain in the 1950s; and later to England, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Italy and Japan, and other countries. Notable is his research for his master's thesis on Peruvian textile weaving, and subsequent fieldwork in Peru. Cohen visited Peru eight times between 1956 and 2005. Subsequent projects in Peru incorporated sound recordings of Andean music, and films as well as books about weaving, music, festivals, and dance. The majority of Cohen's Peru photographs were taken during his first three trips there and focus primarily on indigenous Andean people in the Q'ero region.

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  3. Halsey Stevens papers, circa 1920-1987

    approximately 2,500 items. 51 containers. 20.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Halsey Stevens was an American composer, musicologist, and teacher. He is best known for his chamber music works and published monograph, The Life and Music of Béla Bartók. The collection contains music manuscripts, writings, research materials, programs, correspondence, and other materials related to his projects. Only the music materials are available online at this time. These materials consist of scores, parts, and sketches for instrumental works for keyboard, chamber ensemble, and full orchestra, as well as vocal and choral works and arrangements for varying instrumentations.

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  4. Norman Luboff papers, 1940-1988

    approximately 10,000 items. 140 containers. 38 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Norman Luboff was an American arranger, choir director, and publisher. The collection features Luboff's working music library of choral works and songs, spanning from the mid-1950s to the late 1970s, that were performed by the Norman Luboff Choir in concert and on recordings. The collection also contains arrangements of Scandinavian folk music and a variety of materials documenting the performances and tours of the Norman Luboff Choir and the creation of Luboff's Songs of Man: The International Book of Folk Songs. Additional items include awards, clippings, programs, and press releases.

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  5. 1977 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1977

    8 folders. 16 sound tape reels: analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono., 10 in.. ca. 420 photographs. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Documentation of the monthly 1977 Neptune Concert Series, which consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs of performers of bluegrass music, country music, blues music, Andean music, Cajun music, and Missouri fiddling recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, from April through October 1977, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

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  6. Anne and Frank Warner collection, 1938-1969

    1 container. 10.5 linear inches of manuscripts and graphic images; 124 sound recordings, 15 graphic images, 1 item of electronic media. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Documentation of American traditional musicians and storytellers collected by Anne Warner and Frank Warner on numerous field recording trips to Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia from 1938 to 1969.

  7. 1980 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1980

    7 folders. 11 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips; 10 in.. 249 photographs : negatives, photographic prints, black and white, color ; various sizes.. 97 slides : color.. 2 videocassettes of 2 (U-Matic) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images documenting the performance of Armenian music and dance, bluegrass music, zydeco music, Ghanaian music, Afro-Cuban music, and Southeast Asian music featuring Laotian, Vietnamese, and Hmong performers recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress.

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  8. Juan B. Rael collection, 1939-1999

    3 boxes: 21 folders of manuscripts, 36 sound recordings, graphic images, published materials, and computer disks.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Sound recordings and manuscripts that document the musical heritage and cultural traditions of the Hispano residents of the portion of the Northern Rio Grande region of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, collected by Juan B. Rael in 1940.

  9. Barbara Dane collection

    approximately 458 items. 43 sound tape reels : analog, various speeds ; 10 in.. 80 sound tape reels : analog, various speeds ; 7 in.. 35 sound tape reels : analog, various speeds ; 5 in.. 6 folders; 5 linear inches; 1 container. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of sound recordings of interviews, readings by authors, lectures and speeches, and radio broadcasts with songs and music, recorded and compiled by Barbara Dane and Irwin Silber for the Sing Out! radio program on WBAI-FM, New York City; and for other radio shows and documentation of other music and events from 1952-1978. Includes interviews with Vietnam War protesters, draft resisters, and topical songs written about the Vietnam War; many songs about other events of the 1960s and 1970s, including the African American civil rights movement; Native American survival movement; the women's rights and gay rights movements. The collection includes some tapes submitted by performers or listeners of Barbara Dane's shows, some with accompanying letters. Includes interview and songs performed by Catalan poet and composer, Raimon; Philippine songs; Cambodian songs; sound recordings of the Poor People's March on Washington, 1968; folk festivals and other recordings.

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  10. Michael Cooney poster collection, circa 1960s-1982

    95 items.. 6 oversized folders: 1 container (5 folders), 1 oversized folder. . approximately 95 posters : color, black and white ; various sizes.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of folk festival posters and concert advertisements featuring Michael Cooney, Joan Baez, Guy Carawan, David Bromberg, Barbara Dane, Jim Garland, John Hammond, Sam Hinton, Bessie Jones, Norman Kennedy, Jim Kweskin, New Lost City Ramblers, Jean Ritchie, Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Frank Stovall, James Taylor, Dave Von Ronk, among others, for various events across the United States, many undated, circa 1960-1982. Some posters are autographed. Includes a few St. Brigid's Day and St. David's Day broadsides.