3 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Mexican Americans--Music.

  1. 1988 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1988

    13 folders. 16 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 and 15 ips, double track, stereo. ; 10 in.. 203 photographs : black and white, negatives. 3 photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes. 125 slides : color. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of old-time music from the Cumberland Plateau, Irish folk music and dance, bluegrass music, Piedmont blues music, Vietnamese music, mariachi music, and gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. Concerts were sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

  2. 1979 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1979

    7 folders. 10 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, double track, mono. and stereo. ; 10 in.. ca. 470 photographs : black and white, color. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Documentation of the monthly 1979 Neptune Plaza Concert Series, which consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs of performers of country, Irish, Cajun, gospel, and Mexican harp music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Library of Congress, from May through September 1979, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

  3. W.P.A. California Folk Music Project collection, 1936-1991

    7 boxes 4.5 linear feet.. manuscripts: 115 folders.. 239 sound discs (35 hours) : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in.. 170 photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes.. 24 drawings.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The California Folk Music Project of the California Work Projects Administration (WPA) was conceived and directed by Sidney Robertson Cowell and co-sponsored by the Music Department of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Music Division, Library of Congress from 1938 to 1940. Additional support was provided by the New Music Society of California and the Society of California Pioneers. The resulting collection of sound recordings, photographs, correspondence, field notes, and drawings documents the musical culture, including religious music and folk song, of many ethnic and English-language performers in northern California. The collection includes the documentation of the music of Anglo Americans, Armenians, Assyrians, Basques, Croatians, English, Finns, Hungarians, Icelanders, Italians, Norwegians, Russian Molokans, Scots, Portuguese, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Spaniards and Spanish Americans from 1938 to 1940. The sound recordings were deposited in the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress in 1940. The collection also includes a few instantaneous sound discs made by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Missouri and Iowa for the Farm Security Administration in 1936-1937, and includes folk music research, writing, photographs, and technical drawings and sketches of the musical instruments, generated by Cowell and by the WPA staff who worked for her, plus related documents to 1991.