39 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Oral histories.

  1. Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian collection, circa 1961-1988

    approximately 3346 items. 5 containers. 27.5 linear feet. 5 containers; approximately 1400 items. 197 sound cassettes : analog. 1062 sound tape reels (5 in., 7 in., 10 in.) : analog. 10 photographs : film positives, color ; 35 mm. 3 photographs : prints, black and white ; 5 x 6 in. and smaller. approximately 614 film elements. approximately 60 videocassettes. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Documentation of fieldwork conducted by Bruce Jackson in prisons in Indiana, Missouri, and Texas; recordings at concerts and festivals including the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965, 1967-1968; interviews conducted at various events including Resurrection City, 1968; interviews with and performances by various blues artists, folk artists, and others including poets and literary figures, 1961-1980s; production footage for film documentaries on various topics by Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian.

  2. Arthur Hamilton Bridge collection, 1941-2005 : Veterans History Project (U.S.)

    1071 items. camera master.: 1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (90 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.. 190 photographs.. manuscripts: 58 items.. graphic materials: 538 photographs : film negatives, black and white ; 35 mm.. graphic materials: 278 slides : black and white, color ; 35 mm.. artifacts: 5 items.. 1 computer optical disc ; 4 3/4 in.. -- Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Proxy interview with the veteran's wife, Catherine Vail Bridge, was conducted by Athena Chiera for the Veterans History Project in 2005. Collection includes a biography of Arthur Hamilton Bridge by his wife, books, civilian papers, clippings, correspondence, diaries and journals, maps, memoirs, military papers, periodicals, printed matter, unit histories, a transcript, digital prints, negatives, original photographic prints, photocopies of photographic prints, slides and a VHS video recording of the 2005 interview. The collection also includes a transcript of an interview with Arthur Hamilton Bridge conducted January 18, 1980.

  3. Kenje Ogata collection, 1942-2011 : Veterans History Project (U.S.)

    54 items.. 24 folders.. moving images: 1 videodisc (DVD-R) : digital, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.. sound recordings: 2 sound cassettes : analog.. graphic images: 29 photographic prints : black and white, color ; various sizes.. artifacts: 5 items.. manuscripts: 13 items.. -- Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Kenje Ogata collection consists of artifacts, audio recordings, biographical material, civilian papers, clippings, correspondence, a journal, maps, military papers, photographs, and a video recording relating to Ogata's service in the United States Army and Army Air Forces during World War II.

  4. James David Tuczak collection, 1963-2009 : Veterans History Project (U.S.)

    379 items.. 18 folders.. moving images: 1 videodisc (DVD-R) : digital, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.. correspondence: 174 letters. manuscripts: 21 military papers (78 pages). manuscripts: 15 items.. graphic images: 168 photographic prints : black and white, color ; various sizes.. -- Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    A collection of clippings, correspondence, creative works, maps, military papers, periodicals, printed matter, photographic prints, and a video oral history relating to James David Tuczak's service in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

  5. Leonard John Kovar collection, 1922-2003 : Veterans History Project (U.S.)

    384 items.. 14 containers.. sound recordings: 1 sound cassette : analog.. sound recordings: 2 sound discs : analog ; 8 in.. sound recordings: 1 sound disc : analog ; 6 1/2 in.. manuscripts: 44 folders.. graphic images: 59 photographic prints : black and white, color ; various sizes.. manuscripts: 1 transcript.. 1 computer disk : 3 1/2 in.. 1 diary.. -- Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Interview conducted for the Veterans History Project 2003. This collection contains audio recordings, civilian papers, clippings, correspondence, creative works, a diary, military papers, mixed manuscripts, mixed periodicals, unit histories, a transcript, and photographs relating to Leonard John Kovar's service in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. The majority of this collection consists of correspondence between Kovar and his family, some of which was written while Kovar was a prisoner of war.

  6. Joe Smith collection, 1986-1988

    263 sound cassettes. 3.6 linear feet (9 boxes, approximately 3,150 items). -- Recorded Sound Research Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Oral history interviews conducted by recording industry executive Joe Smith with more than two hundred recording artists and executives from 1986 through 1988. Printed transcripts accompany most of the recorded interviews.

  7. Maggie Holtzberg collection, 1972-2002

    approximately 1100 items. sound recordings: 21 sound cassettes : analog.. graphic images: 31 slides : color ; 35 mm.. graphic images: 108 photographic prints and negatives : black and white, color ; various sizes.. manuscripts: 1.2 linear feet.. electronic media: 16 computer files (word perfect and .tif) on 1 floppy disk ; 5.25 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Maggie Holtzberg collection documents, through interviews and photographs, the occupational folklife and craft of hot metal typesetters, compositors, and printers. Holtzberg interviewed skilled craftsmen and women who experienced the disruptive technology and transition in the printing industry from mechanical typesetting, "hot metal," to computer-aided photocomposition or "cold type." She interviewed retired printers residing at the Union Printers Home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and craft printers at Heritage Printers in Charlotte, North Carolina, among others. Interviews were conducted between 1983-1988. The collection includes the production files for Holtzberg's book, The Lost World of the Craft Printer (University of Illinois Press, 1992); correspondence with folklorists Archie Green and Judith McCulloh, and notes from meetings with Holtzberg's dissertation advisors at the University of Pennsylvania -- Henry Glassie, Ray Birdwhistell, and with Ken Goldstein, whom she interviewed about his experience in the printing industry. The collection also includes two journals written while Maggie Holtzberg was a student from 1972-1973 at the Trailside Country School, based in Killington, Vermont. The Trailside Country School was a traveling high school run by Michael Cohen and Diana Cohen that taught cultural documentation. The notebooks include diary entries, song lyrics, music transcription, and ephemera from locations throughout the United States where the students traveled. Photographs include the 46 illustrations for Holtzberg's book, 31 slides, plus snapshots from Holtzberg's fieldwork with printers and a few from the Trailside Country School. One of the interviews with printers was conducted by folklorist Jan Rosenberg.

  8. Brooklyn Rediscovery Folklife Study Project collection, 1980-1983

    5310 items received in ; 21 containers ; 7 linear feet. . sound recordings: 6 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. sound recordings: 3 sound cassettes : analog.. graphic images: 982 photographs : film, negatives, black and white.. graphic images: 39 photographs : film, negatives, color.. graphic images: 169 photographic prints : black-and-white ; various sizes.. graphic images: 23 photographic prints ; color ; various sizes.. graphic images: approximately 3588 slides : color ; 35 mm.. manuscripts: 15 linear in.. manuscripts: 500 items.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Fieldwork for the Brooklyn Rediscovery Folklife Study Project undertaken and coordinated by Sheldon Posen and Maxine Miska, 1980-1983. The project surveyed and recorded traditions in Brooklyn, New York, on behalf of the Brooklyn Educational and Cultural Alliance (BECA) documenting ethnic foodways, neighborhood events, private celebrations, street life and play, store fronts, music, folk theater, religious events, urban sports and pastimes. Ethnic groups include African Americans, diasporic Jews (including Hassidic), Greek Americans, Italian Americans, Polish Americans, Puerto Ricans, West Indian Americans, Irish Americans, Chinese Americans, and Ukrainian Americans. The annual West Indian Carnival in Prospect Park/Eastern Parkway was documented in-depth. Joseph Sciorra and Sheldon Posen documented the Our Lady of Mount Carmel giglio tradition with photographs by Martha Cooper. Sheldon Posen also photographed the dancing of the giglio in New Jersey. The collection includes photographs of Greek Easter celebrations, Sukkot and Etrog Market, and documentation of exhibitions about Brooklyn folklife.

  9. Bess Lomax Hawes collection, 1894-2009

    13,480 items. 45 containers. 394 folders in 31 boxes. 33 sound tape reels : analog ; various sizes.. 68 sound cassettes : analog.. 1 sound disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. circa 2,000 photographic prints : black and white, color ; various sizes.. circa 500 photographs : film negatives.. circa 200 drawings.. 8 videocassettes (VHS) : color, sound ; 1/2 in.. 2 video discs (DVD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. approximately 20 items ; various sizes.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Papers and audiovisual materials relating to the career and personal life of folk arts administrator, folklorist, filmmaker, musician, and teacher Bess Lomax Hawes, most from 1960-2001. Includes work produced by Hawes in her work as a professor at San Fernando Valley State College in Northridge, California, and as head of the National Endowment for the Arts Folk Arts Program in Washington, DC. The collection includes writings, correspondence, business records, musical transcriptions and photographs. Also includes artwork produced by her husband, Baldwin "Butch" Hawes.

  10. 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).