58 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Personal narratives.

  1. 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.

    Summary:

    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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  2. 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.

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    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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  3. Curtis Cook Zuni Pueblo storytelling collection

    1,272 items. 5 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 1 sound cassette : analog.. 196 slides : color ; 35 mm. 2 photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes.. 18 photographic prints : color.. 53 folders.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of field recordings, photographs, and notes by linguist Curtis Cook, who learned the Zuni language and documented the stories of elderly Zuni speakers while undertaking a translation of the Bible into the Zuni language during the 1960s and 1970s. Sound recordings (1964-1967) include narratives told by Zuni storytellers Longkeena Nash and Tom Ideque and others; recordings of children reading high school reports in English; and Curtis Cook reciting the gospel acccording to St. Mark, and other recordings. Photographs (1964-1972) include pictures of some of the Zuni speakers and storytellers who aided Cook in learning the Zuni language; landscapes at and near Zuni; adobe brick making and daily occupations at Zuni; photographs documenting the Zuni entry of dancers and musicians at the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial in 1965; Zuni children; Zuni artwork, including jewelry and pottery. Manuscripts include Zuni stories and translation exercises in Zuni, and some interlineal translations in English of Zuni recordings from the Doris Duke collection. Cook submitted notes describing his photographs and his work at Zuni in 2004. On February 14, 2005, Curtis Cook met with staff of the American Folklife Center to discuss this collection and his work in Zuni. An audio recording of this meeting is included in the collection.

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  4. Civil Rights History Project collection, 2010-2016

    847 items (videocassettes, video files, digital photographs, transcripts). oral histories (102 interviews) : 711 video files (HD, Apple ProRes 4:2:2 HQ) : color, sound.. oral histories (6 interviews) : 15 videocassettes (DVCam) : color, sound ; 1/4 in. . 110 transcripts.. 13 photographs : color, digital files (JPEG). -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    One hundred and eight filmed oral history interviews with 136 participants in the civil rights movement in the United States and related documentation, created by the National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, 2010-2013. The oral histories were conducted by historians Julian Bond, Taylor Branch, David P. Cline, Emilye Crosby, John Dittmer, Will Griffin, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Joseph Mosnier, LaFleur Paysour, Dwandalyn Reece, Patricia Sullivan, and Kieran Walsh Taylor. Most of the interviews were filmed by John Bishop.

  5. Penne Laingen yellow ribbon collection, 1979-1991

    3 linear feet. 4 boxes (containing 15 folders of manuscript material; 7 sound recordings; 63 unique graphic images; 1 videocassette; 1 computer disk; 6 artifacts). -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection comprises Penne Laingen's yellow ribbon marking the year her husband Bruce Laingen was held hostage in Tehran, Iran, during the Iran hostage crisis from 1979 to 1981; plus a 1991 interview with the Laingens and related documentation.

  6. September 11, 2001 documentary project collection, 2001-2002

    8,980 items.. 47 boxes ; 33 linear feet.. 8,100 pages.. 386 audio cassettes : analog and digital.. 421 photographs : photographic prints, negatives, contact sheets, slides, posters, drawings, digital files, b&w, col. ; various sizes.. 20 moving image items (8 VHS; 9 Compact VHS; 2 mini DV; 1 P6-60) : col., sd.. 15 items : various formats.. 38 items.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Documentation of the reactions of individuals and communities across the United States and elsewhere (Naples, Italy) to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City; the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia; and the crash of the hijacked plane in Shanksville, Pennsylvania; in audio, video, and photographs from 2001-2002.

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  7. Robert Lansing papers, 1831-1935

    6,000 items. 77 containers plus 6 oversize. 17 linear feet. 3 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Lawyer, diplomat, secretary of state during the Wilson administration, and member of the American mission to negotiate a peace treaty following World War I. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, resolutions, desk diaries, book manuscripts, speeches, scrapbooks, clippings, printed material, memorabilia, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Lansing's years (1914-1920) as counsel to the Department of State and as secretary of state and particularly to American foreign relations during World War I, the Paris Peace Conference, and Lansing's relations with President Woodrow Wilson and with various foreign diplomats and statesmen.

  8. Frank Kowalski papers, 1925-1976

    7,500 items. 20 containers plus 1 classified and 1 oversize. 11 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Army officer and United States representative from Connecticut. Correspondence, memoranda, writings, speeches, reports, military orders, patents, newspaper clippings, printed materials, scrapbooks, drawings, and photographs pertaining primarily to Kowalski's career in the United States Army (1925-1958) and in the House of Representatives (1959-1963).

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  9. Edmund Randolph Purves papers, 1916-1964

    2,000 items. 7 containers. 2.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Architect. Correspondence, speeches, articles, appointment calendars, architectural drawings, and printed material relating to Purves's career as director and executive director of the American Institute of Architects.

  10. Ralph Samuel Jaffe collection, 1924-1945 : Veterans History Project (U.S.)

    603 items.. 6 boxes.. graphic images: 22 photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes.. correspondence: 40 folders.. manuscript: 1 diary (29 pages).. -- Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Ralph Jaffe collection consists of personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, a diary, a creative work, photographs, and artifacts. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence by Ralph Jaffe to his wife, Betty, and her letters to him during his time in military service.

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