9 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Folk songs--Texts.

  1. John Dildine and Ginny Dildine papers, 1957-2014

    1602 items ; 12 containers ; 88 linear inches.. 3 sound cassettes : analog.. 1225 items.. 246 slides : color ; 35 mm.. 27 photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes.. 2 photographic prints : color ; 3 1/2 x 5 in.. 4 posters.. 36 drawings.. 59 artifacts.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The John Dildine and Ginny Dildine papers document their involvement in folk music, crafts, and other folk revival activities from the 1950s-1995. The Dildines played pivotal roles in the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, Fox Hollow Festival, and National Folk Festival Association. Their work with puppetry was important in the revival of that art form and the collection includes Ginny Dildine's sketches and patterns for puppets, photographs of puppet performances at festivals, and the Dildine Family manuscript songbook, with notations about puppet performances. Correspondents include Bob Beers, Evelyne Beers, Gordon Bok, George and Gerry Armstrong, Pete Seeger, Toshi Seeger, Mike Seeger, Michael Cooney, and others. The collection also includes fan mail for John Dildine's folk music radio programs. Photographs include color slides of the Fox Hollow Folk Festival (1966, 1970); Mariposa Folk Festival (1970, 1972); the Newport Folk Festival (1967) including photographs of Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, Hedy West, Joan Baez, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and others; the Dildine puppets (1970s); the Folklore Society of Greater Washington picnic (1965), and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (1967). The collection includes the transcript of an interview with John Dildine conducted by Julie McCullogh in 1993; and correspondence and outlines related to the Kennedy Center Honors video interview with Pete Seeger, conducted by John Dildine in Beacon, New York, June 7, 1995.

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  2. Duncan Emrich manuscript collection, 1933-1977

    (original) 8.75 linear feet (21 boxes) including manuscripts and 23 black-and-white photographic prints. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, research materials, book contracts, and typescripts for several of author and folklorist Duncan Emrich's published and unpublished books and articles on American folklore. There are some personal papers, including Emrich's college transcripts; course materials from classes that Emrich taught at the University of Maryland; and documents pertaining to Emrich's service with the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force during World War II, and the Department of State, United States Information Agency during the 1960s. Book projects include American Folk Poetry; song lyrics prepared for An Anthology of American Folk Songs, with Charles Seeger; the Lucius Beebe Reader, with Charles Clegg; a Child's Book of Folklore, with Marion V. Emrich and George Korson; poetry and articles about the American West; and unpublished works on animal lore, death, and other topics. The collection includes a bibliography of Emrich's writings, and a Bibliography of American Folksong in the English Language compiled by Joseph C. Hickerson, galleys, photographs of Duncan Emrich, fan mail from children, and other materials.

  3. Abraham A. Schwadron "Chad Gadya" collection, 1973-1985

    manuscripts: 28 folders.. sound recordings: 16 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips ; 7 in.. sound recordings: 4 sound tape reels : analog, various speeds ; 7 in.. sound recordings: 2 sound tape reels : analog, various speeds ; 5 in.. sound recording: 1 microcassette : analog.. sound recordings: 6 sound cassettes : analog.. graphic materials: 4 photographic prints : black and white ; 8 x 10 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection consists of Abraham Schwadron's correspondence (1975-1985), manuscript materials, published and unpublished music transcriptions of the songs, field recordings, and other materials from his research on "Chad Gadya" ("One Kid"), a Jewish song associated with Passover. It contains recordings and transcriptions of more than 160 versions of "Chad Gadya" and related songs from around the world. Some notes from and about Schwadron's informants include details about learning and transmission of the song. Four photographic prints document the donation of the collection to the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, in 1988.

  4. Captain Pearl R. Nye collection, 1937-1944

    18 folders total (Folders 1-16 and Folder 18 in 1 box, plus Folder 17, oversize).. 22 sound discs : analog ; 12 in.. 7 photographic prints : black and white, color ; various sizes.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection is comprised of field recordings made in Akron, Ohio, by John A. Lomax (on June 27-28, 1937), and Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax (on November 3, 1937), of songs performed by Pearl R. Nye related to life on the Ohio and Erie Canal, plus photographs of canal life (some hand-decorated by Nye), and correspondence between Nye and Harold Spivacke of the Library of Congress, and manuscript and typed transcriptions of song lyrics sung and collected by Pearl R. Nye.

  5. Robert Sonkin Alabama and New Jersey collection, 1937-1941

    7 manuscript folders in 1 box; 64 12-inch acetate-aluminum discs. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, field notes, reports, recording logs, transcripts of song texts, and sound recordings of African American music traditions and folkways, collected by Robert Sonkin, primarily in Gee's Bend, Alabama, in 1941.

  6. George Korson collection, 1913-1975

    37,117 items ; 106 containers (not including AV) ; 57 linear feet (not including AV).. 112 sound discs : analog ; 12 in., 10 in., and 7 in.. 108 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 6 sound tape reels : analog ; 5 in.. 1 sound cassette : analog. 1 film reel (ca. 8 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm. approximately 623 photographs : photographic prints, negatives, black and white; various sizes.. 4 graphic items : various media.. 2 items.. 36,259 items.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of professional papers, field recordings of interviews and songs, a film, and photographs documenting the career and folklife fieldwork of George Korson. George Korson conducted fieldwork in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania and also in Pennsylvania Dutch Country in eastern counties of Pennsylvania. The film dated October 12, 1964 is George Korson (with Charlie McCarthy) interviewed by Franklin D. Coslett. The collection also includes various papers and interviews created by Angus K. Gillespie, including his interviews with folklorist and labor historian Archie Green. Gillespie is the author of a biography of George Korson, titled Folklorist of the coal fields : George Korson's life and work (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1980).

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  7. Isabel Gordon Carter collection, 1921-1942

    132 leaves.. 2 photographic prints : black and white ; 3 1⁄2 x 5 1⁄2 in.. 1 photographic print : color ; 15 x 18 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of correspondence, notes, and photographs related to Isabel Gordon Carter's research and publications on Appalachian ballads and folktales, and customs from 1921 to 1942.

  8. James Madison Carpenter collection, 1928-1987

    29.5 linear feet. 58 boxes, 21,044 items in collection. 19,417 manuscript items (12 linear feet manuscripts), 397 sound recordings [178 wax cylinders and 221 12-inch acetate discs], 180 cylinder containers, 1233 graphic materials (40 ink-and-pencil drawings, with 10 of these in color; 352 black-and-white film negatives, 17 color slides [positive transparencies], 1 black-and- white contact sheet, 592 black-and-white photographic prints, 4 color photographic prints, 112 black-and-white glass negatives, and 115 glass positives). -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The James Madison Carpenter Collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and graphic materials that document folk songs, ballads, sea songs, folk music, dance, and British folk drama. The materials span the years 1928-1955, with some related material generated by other scholars dated 1972 and 1987. The bulk of the material was collected between 1928-1935 by Carpenter during fieldwork in England, Scotland, and Wales; other material was collected in the United States between 1937 and 1941 by Carpenter and his Duke University students.

  9. Sam Eskin collection, 1939-1969

    56.5 linear feet. 16,568 items (15,795 manuscripts, 716 sound recordings, and 57 graphic materials). -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection consists of manuscripts, field recordings, photographs, and ephemera documenting folk music and folk music revivals in the United States, Canada, and Mexico from 1938 to 1966; plus manuscripts and field recordings of mostly unidentified artists performing folk music in Jamaica, Cuba, England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Morocco, Hong Kong, Philippines, India, and Thailand from 1953 to 1969 collected by Sam Eskin. Manuscript materials include correspondence, transcriptions of songs and lyrics, folk festival programs and flyers, a Japanese song book, Eskin's lecture notes, and his collection of bawdy songs and limericks.

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