5 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Folk tales.

  1. 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.

  2. Brenda Beck collection from Tamil Nadu, India, 1964-1977

    approximately 13,651 items.. 46 containers.. 15 linear feet.. 8818 manuscripts materials. . 34 sound tape reels (80 hours) : analog ; 5 in. . 43 sound cassettes : analog. . 1457 photographs : film, negatives, black and white.. 90 photographs : film, negatives, color.. 3090 slides : color ; 35 mm. . 5 photographs : black and white; various sizes. . 1 flash drive. . 9 optical discs : digital ; 113 wav files; 4 3/4 in. . -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of field documentation, including photographs and field recordings made by Brenda E. F. Beck during her research in the Kongu area of Tamil Nadu, India from 1964-1966. Includes audio recordings of long epic stories and shorter tales, local legends, myths, proverbs, riddles, and songs, including chants, lullabies, devotional songs, wedding songs, and funeral songs. The collection is rich in documentation of oral narrative, especially tied to temple rituals and rites of passage. Most of the material has been neatly transcribed in Tamil and translated into English. Manuscripts include extensive field notes, diaries, and maps.

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  3. Connie Regan-Blake collection, 1974-2014

    11,879 items; 44 containers; 27 linear feet. 1 sound tape reel : analog; 10 in.. 8 sound cassettes : analog.. 12 sound disc (CD): digital; 4 3/4 in. : analog.. 5 videocassettes (U-Matic): sound, color. . 5 videocassettes (Beta) : sound, color. . 53 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color. . 1 videodiscs (DVD): digital. . 942 photographic prints : black-and-white, color ; various sizes.. 3231 film negatives : color.. 597 film negatives : black-and-white.. 111 slides : color.. approximately 6875 items.. 38 items.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Papers and audiovisual materials comprising the professional archive of storyteller Connie Regan-Blake created and produced during her career from the 1960s to 2014. Includes video and audio interviews of Connie Regan-Blake; recordings of her performances and those of other storytellers at folk festivals, storytelling festivals, and media events and television programs. Regan-Blake performed at the National Storytelling Festival beginning in the 1970s and for many years as part of the storytelling duo, Folktellers, with her first cousin Barbara Freeman. The collection includes the Folktellers play, Mountain sweet talk, (Asheville, North Carolina's longest running theatrical production). Correspondents include Frank and Anne Warner, David McClosky, Rosa Hicks, English folklorist Katharine Briggs, Ashley Bryan, Kathryn Windham, Joan Bloss (Newberry Award winner), and Jimmy Neil Smith among many others; with photographs, programs; contracts; diaries; and artifacts.

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  4. Curtis Cook Zuni Pueblo storytelling collection

    1,272 items. 5 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 1 sound cassette : analog.. 196 slides : color ; 35 mm. 2 photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes.. 18 photographic prints : color.. 53 folders.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of field recordings, photographs, and notes by linguist Curtis Cook, who learned the Zuni language and documented the stories of elderly Zuni speakers while undertaking a translation of the Bible into the Zuni language during the 1960s and 1970s. Sound recordings (1964-1967) include narratives told by Zuni storytellers Longkeena Nash and Tom Ideque and others; recordings of children reading high school reports in English; and Curtis Cook reciting the gospel acccording to St. Mark, and other recordings. Photographs (1964-1972) include pictures of some of the Zuni speakers and storytellers who aided Cook in learning the Zuni language; landscapes at and near Zuni; adobe brick making and daily occupations at Zuni; photographs documenting the Zuni entry of dancers and musicians at the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial in 1965; Zuni children; Zuni artwork, including jewelry and pottery. Manuscripts include Zuni stories and translation exercises in Zuni, and some interlineal translations in English of Zuni recordings from the Doris Duke collection. Cook submitted notes describing his photographs and his work at Zuni in 2004. On February 14, 2005, Curtis Cook met with staff of the American Folklife Center to discuss this collection and his work in Zuni. An audio recording of this meeting is included in the collection.

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  5. Art Rosenbaum Georgia folklore collection, 1955-1983

    236 audiocassette tapes; 1 box of manuscripts and electronic media. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Copies of audio tape recordings made by Art Rosenbaum in north and coastal Georgia and South Carolina principally in the 1970s and early 1980s. These field recordings encompass many genres of acoustic folk music, including gospel, shout, blues, ballads, and some interviews with the performers, recorded in homes, churches, and festivals.