3 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Miners--Songs and music.

  1. 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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  2. 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.

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  3. Sam Eskin collection, 1939-1969

    56.5 linear feet. 16,568 items (15,795 manuscripts, 716 sound recordings, and 57 graphic materials). -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection consists of manuscripts, field recordings, photographs, and ephemera documenting folk music and folk music revivals in the United States, Canada, and Mexico from 1938 to 1966; plus manuscripts and field recordings of mostly unidentified artists performing folk music in Jamaica, Cuba, England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Morocco, Hong Kong, Philippines, India, and Thailand from 1953 to 1969 collected by Sam Eskin. Manuscript materials include correspondence, transcriptions of songs and lyrics, folk festival programs and flyers, a Japanese song book, Eskin's lecture notes, and his collection of bawdy songs and limericks.

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