3 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Ghost stories.

  1. 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.


    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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  2. Don Yoder collection of wire recordings

    2 slips of paper + 26 sound wire reel containers.. sound recordings: 33 sound wire reels : analog ; 3 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Collection of field recordings of hymns and spirituals of Pennsylvania Dutch Evangelical United Brethren, United Christian, and Mennonite singers; humorous songs, secular folk songs, jokes, religious beliefs, tales, and conversations in Pennsylvania German; hymns, ballads, folk songs, tales, and ghost stories in English. Several interviews are about holidays, camp meetings, and traditional healing, including Sophia Bailer's discussion of Pennsylvania Dutch blessings for healing -- "brauche" -- also known as powwowing. Musical accompaniment includes guitar and fiddle for some recordings. One wire spool includes a radio broadcast from station WEEU of a program on "Pennsylvania Dutch folklore" presented by John B. Brendel.

  3. A. James Delahoussaye collection of Atchafalaya River Basin recordings

    785 items ; .2 linear feet.. 96 sound cassettes : analog.. 635 photographs : digital, JPEG files, color, black and white.. 49 transcripts (MS Word files). 4 sound files (WAV). manuscripts: 1 folder.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Collection of field recordings of interviews with Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana, residents about their lives, traditions, and folkways, recorded from 1974-2010, as well as approximately 645 digital images documenting the same traditions. Interviews were conducted by Alphe James (Jim) Delahoussaye. Digital images were created by his colleague, Darlene Soulé, of many of the same informants. Topics include fresh water fishing and shrimping, other animals and animal husbandry, cooking, medicine, weather, logging, community gatherings, religion and churches, boat building, courtship, marriage, and education. These residents of the Atchafalaya River Basin, many of whom were elderly at the time of the interviews, recall traditions and events experienced from the 1880s and through the 20th century. Photographs are digital copies of original family photographs dating from the 1920s to the present.