12 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Musical instruments.

  1. Laurence Picken papers, 1900-2001

    approximately 22,400 items. 70 containers. 38.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Laurence Picken was a British zoologist and musicologist who specialized in Asian, particularly Chinese, music. The collection primarily contains research materials, correspondence, writings, publications, and other items related to Picken's career and his study of East Asian musical traditions, especially those of the Tang Court. In addition, there are manuscript and published scores for Picken's musical compositions, transcriptions of traditional East Asian music, and some photographs.

  2. Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo collection on Latin American folklore, 1904-1986

    174 published items. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collected publications pertaining to Latin American folklore and musical traditions from the library of Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo, Brazilian folklorist and musicologist.

  3. Roxane Connick Carlisle collection, 1963-1984

    2882 items.. 190 sound tapes (reels, cassettes) : analog ; various sizes.. 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.. 2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.. 1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.. 1532 photographs : slides, black-and-white, color.. 278 photographic prints : black-and white, color ; various sizes.. 1 film reel.. 1 artifact.. manuscripts: 876 items.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of field recordings, photographs, video recordings, a film, and manuscripts created by Roxane Connick Carlisle primarily in Darfur Province and other locations in the Sudan region, which now includes South Sudan, from 1963-1968. The collection also includes photographs of musicians, musical instruments, markets, gardens, buildings, weddings, and wildlife taken in Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, and Uganda from 1963-1968. Includes field recordings of music of various groups and photographs of musicians including Anuak, Baggara, Beni Halba, Bederiya, Dinka, Fur, Nuer, Ingessana, Shilluk, Ta'isha, Zaghawa, and other people, documenting wedding music, women's song and poetry traditions, and other music and ceremonies. The collection includes eight audio tape reels of oud music, songs, and interviews with noted Sudanese musician Abdel Karim el Kably recorded in 1963. The collection also includes recordings of the radio series, "Listen to the World" from 1971-1973, broadcast on CHEX-FM, Peterborough, Ontario. The shows were produced, written, and narrated by Roxane Connick Carlisle. Sound recordings for radio programs, demonstration, and teaching ethnomusicology include music from Afghanistan, other locations in Africa (Ethiopia, Burundi, and more), Australia and Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, North American Indian, Philippines, Polynesia, Southeast Asia, and Spain, and include recordings for Alan Lomax's Cantometrics project. The collection includes recordings of several speeches and interviews by Roxane Carlisle, including her interview with Ahmed Diraige, governor of Darfur, March 1983.

  4. Discoteca Pública Municipal de São Paulo collection, 1937-1943

    1184 items; 4 containers; 2 linear feet.. 7 folders (1 box).. 215 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in., 12 in., 16 in.. 359 photographic prints : black and white ; 2 3/4 in. x 1 3/4 in.. 259 photographic prints : black and white ; 3 1/2 in. x 4 3/4 in.. 1 film reel (1445 ft.) : silent, black and white ; 16 mm.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    An ethnographic field collection of sound recordings, moving images, photographs, and accompanying materials that document religious and secular music, dance, and ritual in the northeastern Brazilian states of Maranhão, Pará, Paraíba, Pernambuco, and also the state of São Paulo. Fieldwork was conducted in northeastern Brazil in 1937-1938, some audio recordings were accessioned in 1950. The collection includes correspondence between Harold Spivacke, then chief of the Music Division of the Library of Congress and Oneyda Alvarenga, Director of the Discoteca Pública Municipal de São Paulo (1941-1943), now Discoteca Oneyda Alvarenga (Centro Cultural São Paulo). Photographs document field research and include images of musical instruments and costumes in the museum in São Paulo. Silent black-and-white 16 mm film is comprised of 14 film rolls including footage of carnaval in Recife, Pernambuco; footage from Belém do Pará; most was filmed in Paraíba.

  5. Goathland, North Yorkshire, sword dance photograph collection, ca. 1912-1950

    7 photographic prints : black and white; 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    A collection of black-and-white photographic prints, circa 1912 to 1950 of the Plough Stots Long Sword team from Goathland, North Yorkshire, England, in candid shots, formal poses, and in dance performance. Includes images of long swords, costumes, musical instruments, and the characters of Bessy (or Betty), Poss (Toss Pot) and Old Man. The identity of the photographer is unknown.

  6. Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection, 1976-1981

    20.75 linear ft.. 269 folders.. 99 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, mono. and stereo. ; 7 in.. 245 sound cassettes : analog.. 3757 slides : color ; 35 mm.. 10,182 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; 35 mm.. 202 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.. 2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of sound recordings, photographs, manuscript materials, videorecordings, publications, ephemera, administrative files, and field notes produced and collected during the 1977 Chicago Ethnic Arts Project field survey from 1976-1981; but primarily during fieldwork conducted by fourteen folklorists directed by the American Folklife Center in 1977. The final project report presented to the Illinois Arts Council summarized the current conditions and folk arts needs in a number of Chicago's ethnic communities. Materials from post-project activities such as workshops in the ethnic communities and a traveling photographic exhibit by Jonas Dovydenas are also included.

  7. Agnes Bellinger Tlingit collection, 1985

    1 folder.. 1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (30 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. . 1 videocassette of 1 (Beta) (90 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection comprises two videocassettes and a pamphlet on traditional music, dance, and other customs of the Tlingit nation of southeast Alaska.

  8. Jean Ritchie and George Pickow collection, 1923-2015

    manuscripts: circa 860 folders (41,650 pages) in 119 boxes.. 7 wire sound reels : analog.. circa 646 sound tape reels ; various sizes.. circa 35,000 photographs ; various sizes and formats.. circa 766 moving image items : analog, acetate and polyester film.. circa 244 videocassettes ; various sizes.. 1 Appalachian dulcimer.. 1 award.. circa 100 lanyards.. circa 100 buttons.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Papers, sound recordings, film, video, and photographs created by and documenting the careers of folksinger and folklorist, Jean Ritchie and her husband, photographer and filmmaker, George Pickow from the 1940s to 2000. Includes sound recordings of folk music, folk songs, folk tales, beliefs, conversations, and family stories of Jean Ritchie, her siblings, and extended family from Viper, Kentucky; Appalachian storytelling by Richard Chase, Cratis Williams and others; documentation of church services, sermons, and hymns in Kentucky. Includes documentation of Jean Ritchie's recording career at lectures, folklore seminars, festivals, concerts, and on radio broadcasts; Ritchie and Pickow's field recordings made in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Ireland of performers including Jeannie Robertson, Hamish Henderson, Seamus Ennis, Francis McPeake, Michael Cronin, Isla Cameron, A. L. Lloyd, Ewan MacColl, Sarah Makem, and others. Includes photographs taken at various locations in the United States by George Pickow and recordings of many American performers including Dave Sear, Sam Eskin, Oscar Brand, Bessie Jones and others. One of Jean Ritchie's dulcimers, made by J. Edward Thomas of Knott County, Bath, Kentucky, 1923; and materials from her memorial service, June 14, 2015, was donated by her son Peter Pickow in 2015.

  9. 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.

  10. Paul Bowles Moroccan music collection, 1957-1989

    2 boxes (1.25 linear feet). 1 map. 2 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.. 70 sound tape reels (ca. 70 hrs.) : analog, 2 track ; 7 in.. 18 photographic prints : black and white; 3 x 5 in. . -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    An ethnographic field collection of sound recordings, photographs, and accompanying documentation of Moroccan folk, popular, and art music. The collection includes recordings Paul Bowles made in 1959 during a four-month field project sponsored by the Library of Congress with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation as well as additional field recordings that he and Christopher Wanklyn made between 1960 and 1962.