286 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Manuscripts.

  1. 1977 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1977

    8 folders. 16 sound tape reels: analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono., 10 in.. ca. 420 photographs. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Documentation of the monthly 1977 Neptune Concert Series, which consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs of performers of bluegrass music, country music, blues music, Andean music, Cajun music, and Missouri fiddling recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, from April through October 1977, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

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  2. 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.

  3. 1980 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1980

    7 folders. 11 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips; 10 in.. 249 photographs : negatives, photographic prints, black and white, color ; various sizes.. 97 slides : color.. 2 videocassettes of 2 (U-Matic) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images documenting the performance of Armenian music and dance, bluegrass music, zydeco music, Ghanaian music, Afro-Cuban music, and Southeast Asian music featuring Laotian, Vietnamese, and Hmong performers recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress.

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  4. Square dance legislation collection, 1975-1995

    0.8 linear feet . (2 boxes) including 405 manuscript items. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Square Dance Legislation Collection consists of manuscript materials (1975-1995) compiled by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, documenting the history of legislative efforts to designate the square dance as a national or state folk dance. The bulk of the materials concerns the public hearing on House Resolution 1706 held June 28,1984 before the Subcommittee on Census and Population of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, House of Representatives, 98th Congress to "designate the square dance as the national folk dance of the United States."

  5. Juan B. Rael collection, 1939-1999

    3 boxes: 21 folders of manuscripts, 36 sound recordings, graphic images, published materials, and computer disks.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Sound recordings and manuscripts that document the musical heritage and cultural traditions of the Hispano residents of the portion of the Northern Rio Grande region of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, collected by Juan B. Rael in 1940.

  6. 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) : digital ; 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 of ballads, blues, bluegrass, contra dance music, country music, cowboy songs, fiddle tunes, folk music, gospel music, hymns, old-time music, singer songwriters, steel band music, storytelling, Western swing, and more; with numerous performers playing music from African, African American, American Indian, Cajun, Canadian, Caribbean, Eastern European, Hawaiian, Irish, Latin American, Mexican, Scottish, Sea Islands, Sicilian, Ukrainian, and many other traditions from throughout the United States and from around the world. Manuscripts include documentation from the containers of the original sound recordings.

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  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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  8. Cooperative Recreation Service collection

    29,950 items ; 107 containers ; 42.5 linear feet. . sound recordings: 2 sound tape reels : analog ; 5 in.. sound recordings: 1 sound disc : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in.. manuscripts: 42 linear ft.. manuscripts: 29,947 items.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of manuscripts and publications comprising the records of the Cooperative Recreation Service (Delaware, Ohio) and additions by subsequent owners, including World Around Songs, a division of Compassion Books, Inc. Includes correspondence with authors and collectors of songs and games; copyright and permission files; most of the original publications of the CRS; folders of individual folk dance and folk song titles pasted-up for publication; and master negatives of songs and games for publication. Genres include American and International folk songs, Contemporary songs, Humorous songs, Work songs, Carols, Rounds, Spirituals, Hymns, and Canons. Popular titles published by the Cooperative Recreation Service include: Handy play party book (1940, 1982); Work and sing: an international songbook (1944, 1948); Look away: 50 Negro folk songs (1960, 1963); Songs of all time (1946, 1957); African songs (1958); Songs of the wigwam (1955); Little book of carols (1960); One tune more: songs of America (1961); and Handy folklore (1955); among many others.

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  9. Henry Sapoznik collection, circa 1920-1960

    10,438 items ; 25 containers (not including audiovisual materials) ; 148 linear inches (not including audiovisual materials).. 1401 sound discs : analog ; 16 in. and various sizes.. 546 sound tape reels : analog ; 10 in.. 4 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 8400 items.. 84 photographs : black and white, color ; various sizes.. 3 items.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of Yiddish radio broadcasts on transcription discs and audio tape; plus sheet music, manuscripts and photographs documenting Yiddish culture, theater, and music, primarily in the New York City area, but also including documentation from other parts of the United States, from the 1920s to circa 1960, collected by Henry Sapoznik. Manuscripts include correspondence, manuscript music, photocopies, and other material.

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  10. Jun-ichi Yamada collection of bluegrass recordings

    290 items. approx. 150 manuscripts. 137 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in. . 1 photographic print : color ; 3.25 in. x 4.75 in.. 2 artifacts. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of audio recordings made at various bluegrass festivals and performances in the United States by Jun-ichi Yamada from 1972 to 1976 in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and a few other unspecified geographic locations. The festivals include Carlton Haney's Bluegrass Festival at Watermelon Park, Berryville, Virginia; Bluegrass Music Festival in Bluegrass Park, Camp Springs, North Carolina; the Newgrass Festival of 1974; the Wise County Shrine Club Bluegrass Festival; the 2nd Carter Stanley Memorial Festival, McClure, Virginia; the 7th Annual Culpeper Bluegrass and Folk Music Festival, Culpeper, Virginia; Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festival, Bean Blossom, Indiana; Old Time Family Bluegrass Festival, Callaway, Maryland; Georgia State Bluegrass Music Festival, Lavonia, Georgia; Bluegrass Bonanza Showcase, Indian Springs, Maryland; and the Indian Springs Bluegrass Festival, Hagerstown, Maryland. Instrumentals and songs are performed with banjo, dobro, double bass, guitar, mandolin, and fiddle accompaniment, among other instruments. Tape containers included partial documentation--lists of performers and titles for some tape reels. Collection also includes copies of festival flyers, one photograph, and other ephemera. A few lists and annotations are in Japanese.