15 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Indians--Social life and customs.

  1. Jay I. Kislak Collection, 2000 BCE-2007 CE

    1,350 items. -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Jay I. Kislak Collection encompasses almost fourteen hundred rare books, maps, manuscripts, historical documents, graphic works, and archaeological objects related to the history of the early Americas, including the pre-Columbian cultures of the Caribbean and Mesoamerica.

  2. Henry Rowe Schoolcraft papers, 1788-1941

    25,000 items. 90 containers plus 1 oversize. 28 linear feet. 69 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, author, ethnologist, explorer, geologist, glass manufacturer, and Indian agent; his first wife, Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, the Ojibwe author Bamewawagezhikaquay which translates in English as "Woman of the Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky"; and his second wife Mary Howard Schoolcraft. Correspondence, journals, articles, books, manuscripts of magazines, poetry, speeches, government reports, Indian vocabularies, maps, drawings, and other papers reflecting Schoolcraft's career as a glass manufacturer, mineralogist on an exploring expedition in the Ozark Mountains, geologist on the Cass expedition to the Northwest Territory, leader of expeditions throughout the Great Lakes region, member of Michigan's legislative council, Indian agent, superintendent of Indian affairs for Michigan, ethnologist, and author of works concerning the Iroquois of New York state and other Indians of North America.

  3. John Cohen collection, circa 1939-2019

    approximately 32,630 items. 37 linear feet. 83 containers ; 17,300 sheets. 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. 223 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) : optical ; 4 3/4 in.. 20 sound discs (DVD-R) : optical ; 4 3/4 in.. 11 floppy disks : digital ; 3 1/2 in.. 43 floppy disks : digital ; 5 1/4 in.. 922 text and image files from CD-R, DVD-R, floppy disks : digital. 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. 1 banjo ; 5 string. -- 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. 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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  4. National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) collection

    18,794 items ; 6,025 containers.. 36 containers : 12,600 manuscript materials.. 985 sound tape reels : analog.. 3291 Digital Audio Tapes (DAT) : digital. . 704 sound cassettes : analog.. 205 sound files : digital, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit and 44.1 kHz, 16 bit). 6 videocassettes : analog.. 1003 sound discs (CD-R) : optical ; 4 3/4 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of concert and workshop recordings of events at the National Folk Festivals, Lowell Folk Festivals, and other festivals, tours, and concerts sponsored by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), formerly the National Folk Festival Association founded in 1934. Features performances and traditions from throughout the United States and from around the world.

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  5. Hugh Lenox Scott papers, 1582-1981

    40,000 items. 108 containers. 43.2 linear feet. 5 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Army officer and public official. Correspondence, diaries, memoranda, memoirs, drafts of writings, speeches, reports, notes, biographical and genealogical material, account books, financial papers, lists, printed material, maps, photographs, drawings, prints, and others papers relating to Scott's career in the United States Army from 1876 to his retirement following World War I, his service as a member of the State Highway Commission for New Jersey (1919-1933) and as chairman of the State Highway Commission of New Jersey (1920s), and to his work on Indian languages at the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of Ethnology.

  6. Miguel Covarrubias papers, 1871-1948

    100 items. 3 containers. 1.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Mexican author, artist, and anthropologist. Drafts of his writings and notes on the peoples and cultures of Bali, Indonesia, and Tehuantepec, Mexico.

  7. Henry Albert Monday collection relating to Mexico, 1522-1935

    2,300 items. 45 containers. 17 linear feet. 42 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Physician and collector. Correspondence, legal and financial papers, tax records, contracts, land records, cédulas, reports, official documents, broadsides, circulars, and other papers relating chiefly to various aspects of Mexican political, legal, and ecclesiastical history collected by Monday.

  8. Susan Caperna Lloyd collection, 1961-2020

    approximately 18,210 items. 59 containers. 6.4 linear feet. 1 text file : digital ; txt. 22 sound cassettes : analog. 1 sound disc : analog ; 7 in.. 72 videocassettes (Betacam) : analog. 32 videocassettes (Betacam SP) : analog. 22 videocassettes (VHS) : analog. 6 videocassettes (VHS-C) : analog. 1 videocassette (U-matic video) : analog. 20 videocassettes (Hi 8) : analog. 1 film reel (1 in.) : analog. 1 videocassette (MiniDV) : digital. 7 video discs (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. 23 video files : digital, ifo, vob, mov, mp4. 424 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; 120 mm. 2,185 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; 35 mm. 21 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; 4 x 5 in.. 3,852 photographs : color transparencies ; 35 mm. 24 photographs : prints, black and white ; various sizes. 2 portfolios (36 photographs) : gelatin silver prints on card mounts, black and white ; 13 x 15 in.. 2 portfolios (29 photographs) : gelatin silver prints on card mounts, black and white ; 15 x 18 in.. 5 portfolios (121 photographs) : Ultrachrome archival inkjet prints, color ; 19 x 13 in.. 1 portfolio (14 photographs) : gelatin silver prints on card mounts, sepia ; 16 x 20 in.. 1 portfolio (18 photographs) : prints with original writing above and below with 2 prints on each card mount ; 17 x 12 in.. 1 portfolio (14 photographs) : gelatin silver prints, black and white ; 8 x 10 in.. 4 portfolios (111 photographs) : Ultrachrome archival inkjet prints, black and white ; 19 x 13 in.. 5,559 still image files : digital, jpg. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Photographs, writings, films, and ephemera comprising the professional archive of photographer Susan Caperna Lloyd. Includes documentation, mainly through photography and film, of Catholic Holy Week religious ritual as well as ethnographic documentation of folk traditions from around the world.

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  9. Omaha Powwow Project collection, 1982-1986

    2790 items. 9 containers. 32 sound tape reels : analog ; 10 in.. 30 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 24 sound cassettes (C60 and C90) : analog. 1,146 photographs : film, negatives, black and white ; 35 mm. 1,204 photographs : color transparencies ; 35 mm (slide format). 32 photographs : prints, black and white ; various sizes. 10 photographs : prints, color ; various sizes. 33 photographs : contact sheets, black and white ; 8 x 10 in.. 4 posters and flyers : color ; various sizes. approximately 276 sheets. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection contains documentation from Omaha Tribal Powwows 1983-1986, including sound recordings and photographs created by American Folklife Center staff. Additional documentation from the 1983 powwow includes 35 pages of fieldnotes, 30 pages of handwritten tape recording logs, an 8-page program, and three posters. The collection also includes interviews with Omaha tribal members John Turner and Dennis Hastings.

  10. Omaha Indian interviews collection, 1999

    1.3 linear feet (3 boxes). 17 folders.. 26 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 and 3 3/4 ips ; 7 in.. 1 sound cassette (60 min.) : analog.. 184 photographs : negatives, photographic prints, black and white.. 1 computer disk.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Manuscript, sound recordings, and graphic materials collected by Alan Jabbour and Laurel McIntyre during four visits in 1999 to Macy, Nebraska, in an effort to identify sound recordings and photographic images from the American Folklife Center's Omaha Indian collections. Hethu’shka song translations and contextual information were gathered in recorded interviews with Omaha tribe members Rufus White, Elmer Blackbird, and Morgan Lovejoy.