7 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Folklorists--United States.

  1. 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research materials, book contracts, and typescripts for several of author and folklorist Duncan Emrich's published and unpublished books and articles on American folklore.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a Child's Book of Folklore, with Marion V. Emrich and George Korson; poetry and articles about the American West; and unpublished works on animal lore, death, and other topics.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.

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Jean Ritchie and George Pickow collection, 1923-2015

    manuscripts: circa 860 folders (41,650 pages) in 119 boxes.. 7 wire sound reels : analog.. circa 646 sound tape reels ; various sizes.. circa 35,000 photographs ; various sizes and formats.. circa 766 moving image items : analog, acetate and polyester film.. circa 244 videocassettes ; various sizes.. 1 Appalachian dulcimer.. 1 award.. circa 100 lanyards.. circa 100 buttons.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Papers, sound recordings, film, video, and photographs created by and documenting the careers of folksinger and folklorist, Jean Ritchie and her husband, photographer and filmmaker, George Pickow from the 1940s to 2000. Includes sound recordings of folk music, folk songs, folk tales, beliefs, conversations, and family stories of Jean Ritchie, her siblings, and extended family from Viper, Kentucky; Appalachian storytelling by Richard Chase, Cratis Williams and others; documentation of church services, sermons, and hymns in Kentucky. Includes documentation of Jean Ritchie's recording career at lectures, folklore seminars, festivals, concerts, and on radio broadcasts; Ritchie and Pickow's field recordings made in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Ireland of performers including Jeannie Robertson, Hamish Henderson, Seamus Ennis, Francis McPeake, Michael Cronin, Isla Cameron, A. L. Lloyd, Ewan MacColl, Sarah Makem, and others. Includes photographs taken at various locations in the United States by George Pickow and recordings of many American performers including Dave Sear, Sam Eskin, Oscar Brand, Bessie Jones and others. One of Jean Ritchie's dulcimers, made by J. Edward Thomas of Knott County, Bath, Kentucky, 1923; and materials from her memorial service, June 14, 2015, was donated by her son Peter Pickow in 2015.

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  5. John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax papers, 1907-1969

    approximately 4900 items; 14 boxes; 5.6 linear feet.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of correspondence, research notes, transcripts, sheet music, manuscript music transcriptions, song texts, song books, maps, and administrative documents dating primarily from the tenure of John A. Lomax and his son Alan Lomax at the Archive of American Folk Song, Library of Congress, from 1932-1942, but with a few items dating to the 1960s. Correspondents include various staff at the Library of Congress, in particular, Harold Spivacke; and folklorists, musicians, writers, academics, film directors, and others, including Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter and Woody Guthrie; various government agencies including the Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Project, and War Department; broadcasting and record companies; publishers; and fans of Alan Lomax's radio shows, who sent in contributions of folk songs and folklore from their childhood and communities. Documents include drafts of speeches, lectures, articles, and drafts of their books for publication.

  6. Vance Randolph collection, 1941-1943, 1972

    24 boxes containing manuscripts, graphic materials, published articles, sound recordings, and maps. 12.5 linear feet. 18,216 items. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Field recordings, photographs, and manuscripts documenting Ozark Mountains folksong, folklife, and local history from 1941 to 1972, collected by Vance Randolph.

  7. 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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