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

  1. 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.

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  2. Alejandro Paz Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico collection

    131 items. 11 sound recordings : digital, MP3. 120 graphic images : digital, JPG. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This collection documents Puerto Rican textile making, mask making, and cockfighting. The eight interviews explore their practices and how Hurricane Maria and the U.S. response affected their lives. Related photographs of people, hurricane damage, and rooster farms are included as well.

  3. Tlingit songs and texts collected by Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Richard Dauenhauer, 1950-1997

    419 items.. 389 containers.. 388 sound cassettes : analog.. 1 sound tape reel (5 in.) : analog.. 1 folder (30 items).. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Nora Marks Dauenhauer, of Yakutat and Tlingit heritage, along with her husband Richard Dauenhauer, recorded hundreds of personal narratives during the 1960s to the 1980s. Nora was one of a group of Tlingit women who undertook language revitalization during the same period. The collection consists of interviews with Tlingit language speakers in Alaska. The bulk of the recordings were made between the 1960s to the 1980s, some in the 1950s, a few are copies of field recordings made by Frederica de Laguna (1950s) and John Swanton (1904). Through personal narratives, songs, and stories, these tradition bearers impart knowledge about inter-tribal relationships and relationships with outside communities, economic life, medicine, fishing, religious expression, and other aspects of community life.

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  4. Felipe Hinojosa collection of interviews with Latino Mennonites

    44 items.. 2 linear feet.. 44 sound cassettes : analog.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of field recordings of approximately 85 hours of oral history interviews with about 20 Latino Mennonites in South Texas, Puerto Rico, Kansas, and Indiana. Topics of the interviews include religious and ethnic community formation; the politics of cultural, religious, and ethnic identity; civil rights and social justice; and interactions between evangelical and mainstream religious groups.

  5. Benjamin Luft collection of 9-11 first responders' oral histories

    approximately 2067 items . 522 moving images; digital, mov and mp4. 1327 graphic materials; digital, jpg, pdf, tif, and png. 218 manuscripts; digital, pdf and pptx . -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of 328 oral history interviews of individuals impacted by the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center disaster, and interviewee's photographs and manuscript materials documenting their experiences at the site. The collection primarily contains first-person narratives told by World Trade Center site disaster workers: police officers, firefighters, construction workers, demolition specialists, ironworkers, veterinarians, paramedics, and other volunteers at the site.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. Connie Regan-Blake collection, 1974-2014

    11,879 items; 44 containers; 27 linear feet. 1 sound tape reel : analog; 10 in.. 8 sound cassettes : analog.. 12 sound disc (CD): digital; 4 3/4 in. : analog.. 5 videocassettes (U-Matic): sound, color. . 5 videocassettes (Beta) : sound, color. . 53 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color. . 1 videodiscs (DVD): digital. . 942 photographic prints : black-and-white, color ; various sizes.. 3231 film negatives : color.. 597 film negatives : black-and-white.. 111 slides : color.. approximately 6875 items.. 38 items.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Papers and audiovisual materials comprising the professional archive of storyteller Connie Regan-Blake created and produced during her career from the 1960s to 2014. Includes video and audio interviews of Connie Regan-Blake; recordings of her performances and those of other storytellers at folk festivals, storytelling festivals, and media events and television programs. Regan-Blake performed at the National Storytelling Festival beginning in the 1970s and for many years as part of the storytelling duo, Folktellers, with her first cousin Barbara Freeman. The collection includes the Folktellers play, Mountain sweet talk, (Asheville, North Carolina's longest running theatrical production). Correspondents include Frank and Anne Warner, David McClosky, Rosa Hicks, English folklorist Katharine Briggs, Ashley Bryan, Kathryn Windham, Joan Bloss (Newberry Award winner), and Jimmy Neil Smith among many others; with photographs, programs; contracts; diaries; and artifacts.

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  9. Tom Hoskins collection, 1963-1967

    58 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 31 sound tape reels : analog ; 10 in.. 4 videocassettes.. 1 film reel (16mm) : polyester.. approximately 100 photographs : black and white, prints ; various sizes.. 21 35mm color slides.. approximately 730 items.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of field recordings, studio recordings, and dubs and production masters of performances by blues guitarist Mississippi John Hurt, from the time of Hurt's initial meeting with Tom Hoskins, at Hurt's home in Avalon, Mississippi in March 1963 through various sessions and events from 1963-1965. The collection resulted from Tom Hoskins' relationship with Mississippi John Hurt over the next few years and includes Hoskins' interviews and photographs of John Hurt and his home; includes original letters from John Hurt and Jessie Hurt, with Hoskins' collection of various published articles and ephemera about Mississippi John Hurt, dated 1963-1999. John Hurt and his family moved to Washington, D.C. and he became a popular performer in the blues revival, coffeehouse, and folk music circuits. The collection includes an interview and performances by John Hurt recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C. over several days in July, 1963. John Hurt and his family returned to Mississippi in 1966 and Hurt died soon after, on November 2, 1966. A selection from the March 1963 field recordings was issued in 2011 as the album Discovery: The Rebirth of John Hurt, March 3, 1963. Spring Fed Records.

  10. 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.